Program

April 15, 2018

Session Reminder
A Warm Winnipeg Musical Welcome Jam (Meet Downtown or at the Airport)
15/04/2018
12:00 pm

What: Spring is here! Come help us provide our out of town guest from New York with a trip to Winnipeg she won’t soon forget. Come for a meandering ride with us this Sunday to pick-up ModeShift keynote speaker Janette Sadik-Khan from the airport, then give her a tour by bicycle of some of our city as we take her back towards her downtown hotel. We’ll be bring the music, and a trailer with extra bicycles for our guest. Bring your bike and lets ride! 

When : Meet at the airport at noon OR at the Forks at 10:45am to ride with us to the airport first. 

Where: The bicycle tour will take us, and Janette and her guest Nick, from the airport to Assiniboine Park (which was designed by the same landscape architect as Central Park – get it?), through Wellington Cres., Wolseley, and the West End, into downtown, the Forks, before terminating in the Exchange and then if we’re lucky, a Jets playoff party.



April 16, 2018

Session Reminder
Dutch Design MasterClass with Herbert Tiemens Day One
16/04/2018
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

**SOLD OUT. The room is at capacity. Thanks everyone!**

LOCATED ON THE SECOND FLOOR OF THE FORKS MARKET BUILDING – NORTH WEST CORNER. LOOK FOR MODESHIFT SIGNAGE. LIMITED SEATING. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

The purpose of the Master Class is to learn from the international leaders in cycling provision… the Dutch, and to understand how their cycling planning and design practices may be applied to specific case studies in Winnipeg.

This 1.5 day Master Class is perfect for practicing and emerging engineers, planners, advocates, policy experts, students and more.

The first day begins with a kick-off presentation about Winnipeg to provide the local context for participants and, most importantly, for the expert Mr. Herbert Tiemens. We then hear from Herbert about cycling in the Netherlands, followed by a more informal discussion of specific design solutions and questions, before introducing the more interactive component which will take place for the rest of the afternoon and over the next day.

The second day is spent working in groups to apply Dutch design concepts to carefully chosen case studies in Winnipeg. The intent of the exercise is to provide innovative ideas for future projects similar to the case studies.

This event is made possible by Scatliff+Miller+Murray and MORR Transportation Consulting.  Special thanks to Erik Dickson and Rob Poapst.

Space in this workshop is limited due to the size of the room and structure of the workshop. Be sure to register separately (passholders by using the FREE with all-access pass). Contact us before booking if you are unsure.

SOLD OUT!



Streetfight - An Evening with Janette Sadik-Khan
16/04/2018
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

“If you can change the street, you can change the world.”

One of the leading voices on urban transportation policy, Janette Sadik-Khan is internationally respected for her transformative redesigns of New York City streets and rapid-implementation strategies that are being replicated today in cities around the world. ​Her experience leading the charge on world-famous projects such as the pedestrianization of Times Square and nearly 400 miles of new bike lanes and protected cycle paths in New York City will shed light on local initiatives like the opening of Portage and Main and Winnipeg’s drive to build a connected bike path network.

Come listen to Ms.Sadik-Khan explain how streets can be reimagined. A FREE copy of her AWESOME* book “Streetfight : Handbook for an Urban Revolution” is included in the ticket price. Like all ModeShift events, this event is included in the All Access Pass.

>> There is also an afterparty and exciting panel discussion called “Portage and Main, Yes And?” that follows this event. We will walk over to The Good Will Social Club. Admission to after party is included in ticket price. More info below.

*According to program director who is devouring it in every spare moment in anticipation. If you have your ticket already, and want to start reading Janette’s book now, stop by Natural Cycle (91 Albert Street) during opening hours to pick one up. Just show your Eventbrite ticket you will have received in your email!

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Portage and Main. Yes, And?
16/04/2018
9:00 pm - 11:30 pm

An in-depth panel discussion with Janette Sadik-Khan featuring distinguished guests (Angela Mathieson, Janice Lukes, Jeannette Montufar, Michelle Meade).  Discussion led by Jane Testar. Followed by DJ Lady LP.

Note this the afterparty to event at the WAG.
ModeShift pass or single event ticket are required to enter.

 



April 17, 2018

Session Reminder
Dutch Design MasterClass with Herbert Tiemens Day Two
17/04/2018
8:30 am - 5:00 pm

**SOLD OUT. The room is at capacity. Thanks everyone!**

LOCATED ON THE SECOND FLOOR OF THE FORKS MARKET BUILDING – NORTH WEST CORNER. LOOK FOR MODESHIFT SIGNAGE. LIMITED SEATING. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

The purpose of the Master Class is to learn from the international leaders in cycling provision… the Dutch, and to understand how their cycling planning and design practices may be applied to specific case studies in Winnipeg. This 1.5 day Master Class is perfect for practicing and emerging engineers, planners, advocates, policy experts, students and more.

The second day of a two day workshop. This day is spent working in groups to apply Dutch design concepts to carefully-chosen case studies in Winnipeg. The intent of the exercise is to provide innovative ideas for future and existing projects similar to the case studies. Get ready to look at places like Polo Park, Osborne Village, Kenaston and Main street from a Dutch lens. Don’t miss out.

This event is made possible by Scatliff+Miller+Murray and MORR Transportation Consulting.  Special thanks to Erik Dickson and Rob Poapst.

SOLD OUT!



Quick, Tactical and Inspired: A hands-on city building workshop for youth and professionals
17/04/2018
9:30 am - 2:30 pm

How do we make good things happen fast? This is a workshop aimed at a unique audience of enthusiastic junior high school-aged youth and professional adults acting as mentors.

Robin will take students through some of his own tactical urbanism projects and will orient them to design thinking and lean startup methodologies that  they will use to develop their own tactical urbanism interventions that address issues in their own communities. He will be focusing on two interesting concepts: “Tactical Urbanism” and “Lean Startup Methodologies”. Both have the power to radically alter how citizens of all ages see and shape their city.

Workshop led by Robin Mazumder with assistance from Matt Robinson.

Youth participant spots are completely booked. We are still looking for a few mentors. If you are an adult, interested in learning about tactical urbanism/lean start up methodology and interested in participating in this workshop, please contact us for more info  or register!

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VIP Reception at the Forks
17/04/2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Event open to speakers, facilitators, sponsors, organizers and volunteers.
Come meet fellow presenters and the people who made this happen.
Have a drink, figure out the last little details.
Look for a curtained area south of The Common in the main market building.



April 18, 2018

Session Reminder
ModeShift Conference Day One
18/04/2018
All Day

 

Welcome to the ModeShift core conference. All sessions below take place on the main stage, meaning there are no breakout sessions and you will not miss anything! Each panel discussion is carefully curated to bring a diverse set of views to the topic.

DRAFT PROGRAM DAY ONE

8:00 – Registration

8:30 – Welcome Remarks and Context
Anders Swanson, Winnipeg Trails Association
Jon McGavock, 
Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba (CHRIM)
Andrea Kwasnicki, Diabetes Canada
Dale Alderson
Moneca Sinclair 

10:00 – BREAK

10:20 – KEYNOTE: Robin Mazumder
Building Healthy and Happy Cities: Perspectives from healthcare, placemaking and psychology
Robin will share his perspectives on urban design from his front-line work as a mental health occupational therapist, his experience organizing and implementing placemaking projects, and his current neuroscience research where he examines the psychological impacts of urban design. The talk will explore how these experiences contribute to his notion of human-centred design and how we can go about putting these ideas into action in our cities.

Reaction Panel
Robin Mazumder
Libby Zdriluk
Chris Baker
Eddie Ayoub

12:00 – LUNCH

13:00 KEYNOTE:  Kay Teschke
Bicycling, helmets, and ethics in injury prevention
This talk was inspired by UBC masters students who asked me to participate in a workshop on ethics in public health. Their request made me think about how certain interventions become so entrenched as “no brainers” that they no longer are subject to scrutiny and critical thinking. This talk considers whether that happened in cycling injury prevention.
Q&A

14:30 – BREAK

15:00 – CultureShift Panel
Facilitated by Leigh Anne Parry
Akoulina Connell
David Pensato
Michelle Meade

17:00 – END

18:00 – Randomized Dinner (Conference participants will be asked to pick a type of food, and asked to join a group to eat together at a local restaurant. No topic. Just food (and a group of people with similar interests. See what happens.)

20:00 – Nano Bar and Pop-up Party
See below.



Bar Nano: urban shift
18/04/2018
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

In support of micro establishments everywhere, and their value to the grain of the city, Storefront Manitoba presents Bar Nano, Canada’s smallest bar.  Bar Nano is an outdoor micro shot bar installation, transported to and from site by bicycle.

 



April 19, 2018

Session Reminder
Mode Shift Conference Day Two
19/04/2018
All Day

DRAFT PROGRAM DAY 2

8:00 – Winter Paradise backdrop

8:30 – Timo Peråla and Pekka Takhola (appearing via live feed direct from Finland) will speak about 4 topics:
– The Good4Hood grassroots program – aimed at getting changes in traffic behaviour by bringing sports and hobbies nearer to where people live.
– As smart mobility coordinators for Oulu Region Multidisciplinary working with both politicians and end users to make Oulu Region a better place to live.
– Bikenomics report on best practices for the Finnish Ministry of Traffic and Communications he pepared about cycling economic impacts and implementing them into 3 Finnish cities to boost cycling development projects and raise awareness among decision makers
– Best practices in winter maintenance from the world’s most bike, wheelchair, kicksled and stroller-friendly winter city.

10:00 BREAK

10:20 KEYNOTE – Herbert Tiemens
How Not to Get Lost in Translation: Transferring Dutch Cycling to Winnipeg
Herbert not only works on bicycle policy at home, but, through his work with the Dutch cycling embassy, shares the story around the world. Catch a glimpse of a cycling nirvana, listen to some thoughts on strategies and approaches that may help bring it here. 

11:30 – BuildShift Panel
Kerry Leblanc
Glen Manning
Lisa Richards
Stephanie Whitehouse
Kyle Wiebe

12:00 – LUNCH

13:00 – BusinessShift panel
Alex Morrison
Brent Bellamy
Zephyra Vun
William Belford
Kristin Pauls

14:30 BREAK

15:00 – KEYNOTE & Q&A: Mayor Bowman

15:30 Tactical Urbanism and Dutch Design Report Back

16:00 Wrap up

 

 



April 20, 2018

Session Reminder
Study designs in traffic injury prevention: Pitfalls in design and interpretation and ways to help overcome them
20/04/2018
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

This interactive workshop will use three safety topics to examine three study design issues. The three topics are bike route designs, helmets, and traffic circles. The study design issues are how to control for “exposure” and “risk taking behaviour” when studying which route designs are safest, whether studying injury odds given a crash will give you the same results as studying injury risk given cycling, and the potential for confounding in studying interventions in after vs. before “quasi-experiments”.

Workshop led by Kay Teschke, Professor Emeritus at UBC and on of Canada’s leading thinkers on the interaction between humans, their behaviour, the laws they create, their need for transportation and the infrastructure they build.

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April 21, 2018

Session Reminder
POST CONFERENCE EVENT - 2018 Trails Manitoba AGM & Spring Workshop
21/04/2018
All Day

 

NOTE: This event has a separate registration and is not included in ModeShift all-access pass. Please contact Trails Manitoba for more info. 

8:30 am Trail Group Check In
9:00 am Welcome & Introductions, Executive Director Steve Demmings President’s Welcome & Overview, Ian Hughes
9:30 am Annual General Meeting
10:45 am Break (Coffee & Snacks) SPRING WORKSHOP REGISTRATION & CHECK IN
11:00 am Strategic Planning Update, Andrew Jennissen Elicitation & Facilitation Consultant
11:15 am “The Great Tail…Going Forward”, Kristen Gabora, BPAS Trail Development Manager, Trans Canada Trail
11:45 am Lunch
12:15 pm Keynote Speaker, “Inspiring Active Lifestyles” David Read, Boston Chair, East Coast Greenway Alliance; Chief Administrator, Dept. of Medical Oncology
1:15 pm Trail Walk and/or Trail Talk along TCT Assiniboine Park
2:15 pm “Realities of Trail Maintenance” Wayne Arseny Trail Boss,Crow Wing Trail
2:45 pm “Trail Counters Use & Application” Danielle Dhiab Client Consultant Eco Counter, Montreal
3:30 pm Closing Remarks



April 29, 2018

Session Reminder
POST CONFERENCE - Lace Up!
29/04/2018
9:00 am

If ModeShift inspired to move, here is a great reason to. We are glad to help promote this event which sees proceeds do towards people living with Diabetes. Note that this is a separate event not covered by an all access pass. Please visit the race website via Diabetes Canada to learn more.