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Meetings and Events

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We look forward to regularly convening and participating in meetings and events related to New Mobility in order to build stronger networks and partnerships between industry, entrepreneurs, academia, and government throughout the region and beyond.


Upcoming Events

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Past Events

On January 14th, 2020 TransLink hosted our third annual New Mobility Forum dedicated to shaping the future of automated, connected, electric, and shared mobility in Metro Vancouver.

This year the event brought together private industry experts, public sector planners and decision makers, and academics to focused on the theme of the ‘Promise and Perils of Automated Transportation’. There were over 230 attendees, 2 Mayors, 3 Board Members, 8 expert panel speakers, 2 moderators, and 9 exhibitors showcasing innovative mobility products.

The agenda for the day included:

  • a keynote presentation by Jeffrey Tumlin, Executive Director of San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA);
  • two panel discussions on the state of development of automated vehicle technology and the potential policy impacts and implications;
  • a jigsaw breakout session to gather feedback from attendees to inform our work on T2050; and
  • an update on the Open Call for Innovation.

The presentation slides can be found in the document library.

On Jan. 7, 2019 we hosted the second annual New Mobility Forum dedicated to shaping the future of automated, connected, electric, and shared mobility in Metro Vancouver.

This year, the forum brought together leaders in government, industry, and academia from Canada and beyond to explore how should we govern our new mobility future and how we should regulate, manage, and deliver transportation in Metro Vancouver and BC to ensure that we're leveraging the potential of automated, connected, electric, and shared mobility while avoiding the pitfalls.

The forum featured:

  • Interactive discussions on governing ride-hailing, automation, and Mobility-as-a-Service in BC.
  • Updates on the Smart Cities Challenge bids.
  • Report out on the outcomes of our inaugural Open Innovation Call and announce the theme for the next call.

On June 28, 2018, TransLink and PIBC South Coast Chapter are hosted a discussion panel on bike sharing in the Metro Vancouver region. Speakers from Mobi, SFU, TransLink, and U-bicycle will talk about progress, challenges, and opportunities for growing bike share.

On June 13, 2018 the Canadian Urban Transit Association (CUTA), in partnership with TransLink as the local host, held the New Mobility Symposium in Richmond, BC. The symposium provided an opportunity for New Mobility leaders and professionals from across North America and internationally to share the latest developments in urban mobility. It also served as a unique educational experience for planners, transit leaders, and municipal leaders who are considering the role of transportation network companies in their cities, and looking for ways to work together to meet their objectives and those of their stakeholders.

For more information and to register, visit the CUTA website.

In Feb. 2018, the City of New Westminster held their annual Innovation Week, in partnership with TransLink around the theme of transportation.

In addition to supporting a transportation-data hackathon, a technology business networking event, and a public lecture, TransLink worked with New Westminster to support a full-day Transportation Forum aimed at professionals, elected-officials, and engaged members of the community.

The Transportation Forum was focused on three key areas: automated vehicles, electric vehicles, and open data.

For more information read the Transportation Forum Report.

On Dec. 4, 2017 TransLink hosted the inaugural New Mobility Forum in Metro Vancouver. This event brought together provincial, regional and municipal government officials, academia, and the businesses and entrepreneurs delivering many of the New Mobility services in the region and beyond. The aim of this ongoing Forum is to build the relationships, consensus and trust necessary to channel the technology-driven disruption happening in the transportation sector today towards building communities that are sustainable, livable, and just.

More information can be found in our New Mobility Forum Report and Forum Slide Deck.

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