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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program presentations

Upcoming deadlines:
> 15 April 2015: Final Response to Authors informing them whether their paper will presented in a poster or lectern session. Instructions and guidelines provided.
> 1 June 2015: 
Author or representative MUST be registered for the conference.
> 15 June 2015: Lectern Presenters: Deadline for PowerPoint/PDF upload/submission.

Notifications went out to Authors on 15 April regarding poster or lectern style presentations. For further deadlines and important information regarding presentations be sure to reference the presentation information page.

Technical Tour Highlight - The Gateway Project

Highway 1 is the Trans-Canada Highway which crosses the country from coast to coast. It starts at one end of the country in Victoria, British Columbia and ends at the other end in St. John's, Newfoundland. At 8,030 km (4,990 miles), it is the world's longest national highway, connecting all of Canada together, and is one of Canada's greatest engineering feats. It is the only entry point to Metro Vancouver when travelling from the east.  If you haven't signed up for a tour yet, you should check out the Gateway Project Tour and learn more about this award-winning project. The tour will take you along Highway 1 and across the Port Mann Bridge showcasing the complicated interchanges along the route. There will be stops to discuss the complications and view the solutions the team provided. For further information, visit the Project Website. Be sure to register!

List of Accepted Papers for the TECHNICAL PROGRAM Just announced

The technical program of the Symposium promises to be engaging and educational. There will be papers and posters presented from around the world on several topics and country reports. Be sure to visit the technical program page to download the list of accepted papers for technical presentations at the 5th International Symposium on Highway Geometric Design.

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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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