Safe and Efficient Design for the 21st Century

June 22 - 24, 2015 |  Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


Held every five years, the Symposium aims to encourage the continuous improvement of highway geometric design.  This event focuses on the latest breakthrough practices relating to highway engineering in their different life phases, including daily operational effects and safe highway designs.

The Symposium consists of informative podium sessions on geometric design issues throughout the world, together with country reports featuring recent developments in road design, policy and practices,  technical software demos, design and research products and technical tours of local highway design and construction practices.

The host city, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada with a total population of 2.5 million people is one of the most beautiful and liveable cities in the world.  With its numerous beaches, towering coastal mountains, extensive coastline, a multicultural population and world class cuisine, Vancouver is a wonderful city to experience both as a tourist and symposium participant.    


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PAPER SCHEDULE

Upcoming deadlines:
> 28 February 2015: Final Feedback to Authors
> 20 March 2015:  Submit Final Papers via OpenConf (instructions on where to email or upload your file will be provided at that time)
> 15 April 2015: Final Response to Authors informing them whether their paper will presented as a poster or podium presentation

For further deadlines and important information regarding papers, be sure to reference the paper page.

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Technical Program shaping up

The technical program of the Symposium promises to be engaging and educational. There will be papers and posters presented from around the world in several categories. Although the Symposium's Technical Program won't be finalized until this Spring, we thought we'd give you a taste of the potential topics. A list of submitted abstracts follows and the best will be included in the 5th International Symposium on Highway Geometric Design. Be sure to stay tuned - updates will be posted when the final program is put together!

Need a visa?

If you will require a visa to enter Canada to attend the Symposium, begin planning now!  Find out more about visa requirements.

Registration Open

Registration for the Symposium is now open and we strongly encourage you to register before seats sell out as they will be limited in number - you definitely don't want to miss out! Early bird rates are completely sold out! 

Call for Abstracts: A Complete Success! 


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The Symposium consists of informative podium sessions on geometric design issues throughout the world, together with country reports featuring recent developments in road design, policy and practices,  technical software demos, design and research products and technical tours of local highway design and construction practices.

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Participate

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The ISHGD Symposium is an opportunity for engineering professionals to meet to advance the collective knowledge around geometric highway design. Every five years, the latest research and the newest innovations are brought forward in an engaging environment. This is your opportunity to contribute to the engineering profession and meet your peers in an educational setting.

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Register

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Registration for the Symposium will be available in September featuring options for full and partial participation, tours, workshops and more.

Stay tuned to take advantage of early bird rates!

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