Looking back on a great event

It's hard to imagine that 2 weeks have passed since the 5th ISHGD. For many of us at Transoft, members of the organizing team are still feeling the effects of 'withdrawal' after hosting such a successful event. Yet here we are unwilling to let fade some great memories... let's take a look back at what went on during the Symposium.


Some of you may have chosen to attend a Workshop or two and if so, you likely weren't disappointed. With a variety of topics to choose from there were enough to appease most anyone's interests.

Podium Sessions

Of course the heart of the Symposium lies with the podium and poster sessions where delegates were treated to outstanding research papers.

Poster Session

Tuesday morning attracted many delegates into Ballroom C to learn from the many excellent technical posters.

Plenary Sessions

Transoft Solutions' CEO, Milton Carrasco, and Co-Chair of the Hosting Committee kicked things off with a warm welcome. Next up were Jerry Dobrovolny from the City of Vancouver and Geoff Freer from the BC Ministry of Transportation & Infrastructure.

Jerry Dobrovolny, City of Vancouver

Delegates were then treated to a lively and entertaining presentation by Julie and Colin Angus who shared their experiences circumnavigating the globe via foot, bike and boat!

Angus Adventures featuring Julie and Colin Angus "Rowboat in a Hurricane"

Evening Social Events

Monday night featured the rhythmic tunes of KOKOSOUL as delegates enjoyed cold beverages and a variety of canapes during the Reception on the Terrace, sponsored by McElhanney Consulting Services. 

Reception on the Terrace

Frank Denton from McElhanney

Tuesday's event "Our Vancouver: A Multicultural Experience" sponsored by CH2M featured a host of outstanding performances from local artists. 



The ISHGD featured a select group of exhibitors showcasing a range of technologies and services.

Technical Tours

If you were fortunate enough to attend to one of the 3 tours then you likely received an equal amount of information and entertainment. Whether you toured the Sea-to-Sky, Gateway Project or biked the streets of Vancouver, we're sure you walked away with more knowledge about the fine city of Vancouver.

Vancouver Bike Tour

We'll continue to post up more on this blog so be sure to stay tuned!