The QUAD Conference is an annual transportation conference held in the Pacific Northwest that provides a forum for transportation professionals to network, exchange ideas, discuss best practices, share research and showcase recent projects. The general focus is on land-based transportation, such as walking, cycling, transit, goods movement and vehicles. A wide variety of topics are covered, including planning, analysis, design, construction, maintenance, operations, safety, technology and financing, among others.

The theme for the 2015 QUAD Conference is "Investing in our Transportation Evolution". Many trends are reshaping the transportation industry‘s landscape, such as social media, autonomous vehicles, and the shift towards active transportation. Discover the innovative ways that transportation professionals are leading this evolution, and how the public and private sectors are investing in this change.

This year, the QUAD Conference is pleased to welcome Pro Walk Pro Bike Pro Place as our partners. The Pro Walk Pro Bike Pro Place Conference will be held in Vancouver in 2016 with the theme of “Better Health through Active Transportation.” To provide a hint of what is to come in 2016, a few sessions, tours and workshops will be added to the QUAD Conference to highlight the link between transportation and health.


May 11, 2021 : Thank You!

Thank you for attending the 2015 QUAD Conference and making it such a success!  In total, we had 214? attendees, 54 presentations, 10 sponsors, 8 vendor booths and 1 fantastic dinner boat cruise!  In addition to the conference, we hope you enjoyed the tours and the workshops as well.


If you have any comments about the conference, please share them with us at!  We would love to hear your thoughts about the food, venue, schedule, sessions, website, registration, and anything else that comes to mind.


PDF versions of most presentations are now available for download at the program page.  Click on the link for the desired session to see and download the presentations for that session.  The last few presentations will be uploaded as they are made available.


April 28, 2021 : Download the QUAD 2015 Final Program!

The final program for the QUAD 2015 Conference can be downloaded here. You can also visit our Program Page to view the online schedule. See you all at the conference!

April 07, 2021 : Spaces Available for Tours and Workshops!

Spaces are still available for tours and workshops happening before and after the conference. Register ASAP to reserve your spot for these exciting opportunities! Note that you can still register for tours and workshops even if you’ve already registered for the conference.  You can also attend even if you’re not attending the conference.  


The 2015 QUAD Conference will be held at the Pan Pacific Hotel, located on the waterfront in beautiful downtown Vancouver, and only a short stroll to entertainment, shopping, and dining along Robson Street and Granville Street. The hotel is also conveniently located next to the Waterfront SkyTrain and Canada Line Stations, and the West Coast Express and Seabus terminals. The Pan Pacific has arranged special room rates for QUAD 2015 attendees at just $199/night. Call (604) 662-8111 and request the QUAD 2015 special rate, or book online through this web link.

Transportation Options

By Air:
The Canada Line connects Vancouver International Airport (YVR) to downtown Vancouver in under 30 minutes. For more transportation options to and from the airport, please visit YVR’s Website.

By VIA Rail or Amtrak:
Have you considered travelling to Vancouver by train? The Pacific Central Train Station is located adjacent to the Main Street – Science World Station, just another 6 minute SkyTrain ride to downtown Vancouver. To access information on routes, schedules, and fares, visit Via Rail’s Website and Amtrak’s Website.

Pan Pacific Vancouver Hotel
Suite 300 - 999 Canada Place
Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 3B5


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