Events

Delegates will experience a variety of Conference events that provide an ideal opportunity to network, learn, celebrate and be part of the transportation community.

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Welcome Reception | Sunday, October 2, 17:00-20:00

Edmonton Convention Centre, Hall A; Business Casual

Meet your fellow attendees by mingling while visiting the dozen booths in the Exhibition and enjoying canapés. Cash bars will be available.

Simulators at the exhibition! While touring the Exhibition, sign up for a turn on Ledcor’s snow plow simulator and a truck virtual reality simulator from the Alberta Motor Transport Association and Serious Labs. See what it takes to clear highways while experiencing the hazards associated with driving a snow plow, or face the complex tasks demanded from drivers of big rigs.

Opening Plenary | Monday, October 3, 9:00-11:00

Edmonton Convention Centre, Hall B & C; Business Casual

This year’s Opening Plenary session will offer perspectives on the Conference theme, Changing Ways for our Changing Climate.

The impacts of climate change – extreme temperatures, major storms, flooding, erosion, wildfires and more – present serious challenges for transportation in Canada. The Opening Plenary will look at approaches to mitigating climate change and creating more resilient transportation infrastructure. Panelists will explore questions about transportation planning and engineering practices to address climate change, the financial implications of building more resilient systems, and strategies for responding effectively to future events.

Panelists will be announced soon!

The Opening Plenary will be livestreamed publicly. Details will be posted shortly before the event.  

 

Monday Lunch | Monday, October 3, 12:00

Edmonton Convention Centre, Hall B & C; Business Casual

Recognizing TAC’s People

TAC honours its difference-makers – members who have contributed their time and effort to help advance the work of the Association and to improve transportation in Canada.

The 2022 recipients recognized during the event include winners of:

  • TAC Distinguished Service Award
  • TAC Leadership Award
  • TAC Individual Contribution Award
  • TAC Committee Excellence Award
  • TAC Young Transportation Professional Award

 

Monday Night Event | Monday, October 3, 18:30-23:00

Stanley A. Milner Library, 7 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton; Casual Attire  

Located in the heart of Edmonton's vibrant downtown, the revitalized Stanley A. Milner Library* reimagines the central branch as an innovative, sustainable and welcoming community center. Attendees will enjoy food, drink, each other's company and some top-notch entertainment in this unique Edmonton space.

Guests at the Monday Night Event can:

  • Grab a drink and enjoy a variety of local food throughout the sleek, modern space
  • Be entertained by the Rapid Fire Theatre group in an energetic, fast-paced show that pits improvisers against each other in a fierce, no-holds-barred battle of wits and laughter in the theater space
  • Visit the library on their own or hear presentations about its unique spaces, including:
  • A multi-story virtual wall invites delegates to discover information in an interactive way
  • The PÎYÊSÎW WÂSKÂHIKAN (Thunderbird House), an indigenous circular gathering space designed in consultation with the local Cree community
  • A multipurpose space for children; community meeting spaces; maker spaces, including 3-D printing and laser cutting, as well as spaces for sewing and cooking and creating texts and music; a fully equipped play space; a theater; book and periodical collections; and more

 

*The Stanley A. Milner Library has been awarded the Green Library Award by the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA). It is the only Canadian library to win this award in 2021 from international candidates from Australia, China, France, Slovenia and Spain.

Tuesday Lunch | Tuesday, October 4, 12:00

Edmonton Convention Centre, Hall B & C; Business Casual

Supporting and Engaging Young Professionals

Today is Student Day at the TAC Conference. The Tuesday Lunch is where the role of students and young professionals as the future of Canada’s transportation industry is highlighted. Individuals who have been role models of excellence and leadership are celebrated.

The lunch program will include: 

  • TAC Student Paper Awards: recognition of the principle authors of the top three student papers presented at the conference
  • Words from the TAC Foundation: learn about the programs and activities that support the education and development of tomorrow’s transportation professionals, and the donors that make it all possible

 

Student & Young Professional Meet & Greet | Tuesday, October 4, 15:45-17:00

Edmonton Convention Centre, Salon 1; Business Casual

Students and young professionals are invited to end Student Day at this casual reception. Network with peers, and have the opportunity to learn more about getting involved with TAC’s councils and committees.  

Canapés and refreshments will be available.

 

Wednesday Lunch | Wednesday, October 5, 12:00

Edmonton Convention Centre, Hall B & C, Business Casual

TAC’s Technical Work and Achievements; Conference Wrap-Up

The Conference’s last event features a presentation outlining the TAC’s key activities and milestones of the past year, delivered by the Association’s President. The recipients of TAC’s 2022 Technical Achievement Awards, which highlight innovations, best practices, and lessons learned in the execution of real-life projects, will also be acknowledged.

Lunch wraps up with some words from the Local Hosts, and attendees get a teaser for the 2023 TAC Conference & Exhibition, September 24–27, in Ottawa.

 

 


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