Safe and Efficient Design for the 21st Century

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

Fairmont Waterfront Hotel | 900 Canada Place Way


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.    


News

Newsletters

Stay up to date - look for Newsletter Issue 3 in your inbox on 17 June. Stay tuned for information on the planned social events, transit passes and our lunch program. In case you missed it, here's Issue 1 and Issue 2

Workshops

The workshops have proven to be quite popular. Workshop 1 is sold out, and there are two seats left in Workshop 5! If you haven't already registered to attend one or two, now the time. Avoid disappointment and register now! 

Program Overview - Update available

The Symposium promises to be engaging and educational with rich technical content. There will be papers and country reports presented from around the world on a wide range of highway geometric design topics. Along with educational workshops and interactive technical tours, there will be 150 presentations from some of the top transportation researchers and engineers from around the world.

The latest Symposium program has been published on 12 June. You can find it on the Technical Program page.  

Registration

Save 20% by registering now before the cost increases after June 15th. 
   > By June 15th - $975
   > After June 15th - $1170 (late/on-site)
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technical tours

Haven't registered for a technical tour yet? Tour 2 has sold out - but there are still a few spots left on Tours 1 and 3. Be sure to register now before those spaces are gone.

STAY IN THE KNOW... CHECK OUT OUR BLOG

Rowboat in a Hurricane
"Symposium attendees are going to be in for a real treat when Colin and Julie Angus share their story of adversity and uncertainty.  The story began when they both set off on a quest to become the first to row across the Atlantic from mainland Europe to mainland North America. Their story is one adventure and courage. ...." Read more...

Instructions for Presenters

Upcoming deadlines:
> 15 June 2015: Lectern Presenters: Deadline for PowerPoint/PDF upload/submission and presenter bios.

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.

Call for Abstracts: A Complete Success! 


Learn

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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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