September 30th to October 4th, 2019
 

Mode Shift, is back – a thought-provoking and inspiring series of events and a conference about transportation, culture, health, and your ideas. This year, the program focuses on Vision Zero, children’s mobility, and the best in road safety research. …Plus a touch of hockey. Expect the unexpected.

This is transportation and culture, connected. Be part of it. A conference day unlike any other + a week full of movies, masterclasses, parties, public talks and legacy projects. Make a difference. 
You choose:

Our exciting 2019 line-up of invited keynotes includes Amina Yasin (City of New Westminster, BC), Herbert Tiemens (City of Utrecht, Netherlands), Linda Rothman (Toronto, ON), Marie-Soleil Cloutier,  (Montreal, QC), Ian Thomas, (Columbia, Missouri) and Jen Malzer (Calgary, AB).

Get an All Access Pass for the week, register for the main conference on Thursday October 3rd only or join us for masterclasses, dance parties and other special events.
EVERYONE WELCOME. 

Speakers 2019

KEYNOTES/MASTERCLASSES

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Amina Yasin

New Westminster · Canada

Amina Yasin is Co-Chair of the Canadian Institute of Planners Social Equity Committee. She currently lives in New Westminster and works as an Urban Planner in lower mainland, British Columbia. Her interest and research commitments have actively embraced her unique professional and lived-experiences to advocate for an increased emphasis on responsive, equitable and inclusive planning. Amina has given several presentations on inclusive planning and wellness including mental health and neurocognitive health inspired by her passion for inclusive and equitable cities.

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Debbie Patterson

Winnipeg · Canada

Debbie Patterson is a Winnipeg playwright, director and actor. Trained at the National Theatre School of Canada, she is a founder of Shakespeare in the Ruins (SIR), served as Artistic Director for Popular Theatre Alliance of MB, Theatre Ambassador for Winnipeg’s Cultural Capital year and as Artistic Associate at Prairie Theatre Exchange 2012 to 2018. In 2014 she was selected for the United Nations Platform for Action Committee’s Activist Award and was honoured with the Mayor’s Making a Mark Award in 2017. In 2018, she was shortlisted for the Gina Wilkinson Prize. She is a proud advocate for disability arts as the Artistic Director of Sick + Twisted Theatre.

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Ian Thomas

Colombia · USA

Ian Thomas is the State and Local Program Director with America Walks.  In this role, he develops and delivers education programs for advocates, professionals, and elected officials, about the benefits of walkable communities and strategies to create them.

From 2000 until 2013, Ian served as the founding Executive Director of the PedNet Coalition of Columbia, MO.  During this time, he developed one of the largest Walking School Bus programs in the country, coordinated a campaign that led to Columbia adopting the first “complete streets’ policy in Missouri, and was instrumental in reducing neighborhood speed limits.

In 2013 and again in 2016 and 2019, Ian won election to the Columbia City Council, where he continues to advance healthy and walkable community policies.  He is a member of Smart Growth America’s Local Leaders Council and the National League of Cities’ Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.

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Jen Malzer

Calgary · Canada

Jen Malzer is a two-time graduate of the University Manitoba and a transportation engineer in the City of Calgary’s liveable streets division where she is currently reimagining Calgary’s traffic calming program to include new principles around shared decision making and tactical urbanism. In her work, she pioneers ways to involve more voices in transportation planning like youth leaders, health professionals and developers by hosting Calgary’s first themed hackathon. Jen is a proud volunteer with the Institute of Transportation Engineers and is currently serving as Canadian District Director, co-chair of the Women of ITE subcommittee and as a member of ITE’s strategic planning committee and Industry Council.

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Linda Rothman

Toronto · Canada

Linda Rothman is an Assistant Professor at Ryerson University in the School for Occupational and Public Health.  Dr. Linda Rothman trained and worked as a pediatric occupational therapist. She worked for many years as an injury prevention research manager and Senior Research Associate in the Research Insitute at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. She completed a PhD in 2014 at the Institute of Medical Science, U of T, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship in the School of Kinesiology and Health Science at York University in conjunction with CHES at SickKids.   

Her research is on unintentional childhood injury, with a focus on child pedestrian injury prevention related to school travel and the built environment. She strongly believes that children have the right to safe active transportation to school. Her research projects involve many partners including those from academia, hospitals, not-for-profit organizations, the private sector, school boards and all levels of the government. Dr. Rothman’s research has been presented at many local, national and international conferences.

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Marie-Soleil Cloutier

Montreal · Canada

Marie-Soleil Cloutier, PhD, is a health geographer and professor of urban studies at Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS). She is the director of the Pedestrian and Urban Space Laboratory (LAPS), where her research interests include, among others, the impact of the built environment on pedestrian road safety and road risk perception (especially for children and older adults). She has been working for more than 10 years with partners from all disciplines and levels (municipal, provincial and associative) across Canada to improve our practices in the prevention of road injuries. She is also Past-President of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Association of Road Safety Professionals (CARSP) and a member of the Road Safety Expertise group of the Association Québécoise du Transport et des Routes (AQTR). On a personal note, she tends to walk or bike and take pictures of new and different street lay-outs in every city she visits!

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Herbert Tiemens

Utrecht · Netherlands

Herbert Tiemens is a nationally and internationally respected practitioner and thought-leader with over 20 years of experience in cycling policies, city planning and urban design. Based in Utrecht, Netherlands, he works on top-level practices to shape happy cities in the Netherlands and abroad.

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SPEAKERS/PANELISTS

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Brian Pincott

Winnipeg · Canada

Brian Pincott recently moved to Winnipeg from Calgary, where he served as a City Councillor from 2007-2017. During his three terms on City Council he worked toward building a city that offers access and….

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Cadence

a renegade playing with Pete Maws to support a great cause

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Caroline Piotrowski

Winnipeg · Canada

Dr. Caroline Piotrowski is an Associate Professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences at the University of Manitoba. She is also a Scientist at Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba and Director of the Violence and Injury Prevention…

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Councillor Sherri Rollins

Winnipeg · Canada

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Craig Milligan

Winnipeg · Canada

Craig Milligan is an expert road safety engineer applying a proactive and safe systems approach to vision zero. Current chair of TAC Road Safety Standing Committee and Co-Founder and CEO of MicroTraffic, applying the science of …

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Dr. Gillian Booth

UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO

Toronto · Canada

Gillian Booth is a Professor in the Department of Medicine and the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto, and a Scientist in the MAP Centre for Urban Health Solutions at St. Michael’s Hospital and at ICES in Toronto.  Dr. Booth leads an interdisciplinary research program, known as ‘Healthy Cities, Healthier Lives’, to investigate how the built environment can be better designed or modified to …

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Ismaila Alfa

Our Mode Shift MC, Ismaila Alfa is the host of of Up To Speed on CBC Radio One 89.3 FM / 990 AM in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He pursued a civil engineering degree at the University of Manitoba but dropped out to tour Canada and the United States as a hip hop musician…

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Jame Beddome

James Beddome is the Green Party of Canada candidate in Winnipeg South Centre. James Beddome grew up on a mixed livestock farm in…

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Janell Henry

Roseau River Anishinabe First Nation · Canada

Janell Henry is an Ojibwe curator, writer and producer from Roseau River Anishinabe First Nation (MB.)  After moving to Winnipeg permanently ten years ago for education, Henry pursued media production and creative communications. Since, she…

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Karen Laberee

Victoria · Canada

Karen is the Executive Director of BikeMaps.org, a research website and app that gathers and analyzes crowdsourced bike incident data. Karen is responsible for…

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Katharina Nuss

Winnipeg · Canada

Katharina Nuss, parent to three energetic tree-climbers aged 4, 8 and 10, unexpectedly became an advocate for healthy independence for Manitoba children after being reported to Child and Family Services for allowing two of her children to walk down the street to buy bread …

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Kim Kaschor

Kim Kaschor is a journalist living in Winnipeg. With roots in rural Manitoba, she has a passion for hyperlocal community issues, grassroots development and social justice…

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Leah Gazan

Winnipeg · Canada

A member of the Wood Mountain Lakota Nation, Leah Gazan has lived in Winnipeg for over 40 years. Leah has worked to end poverty and advance human rights through…

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Marcus Chambers

Winnipeg City Councillor - St. Norbert - Seine River

Winnipeg · Canada

Markus graduated from River East Collegiate and the University of Manitoba. After university, he obtained employment with the Seven Oaks Youth Centre, which provided daily support to marginalized youth.

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Kilusan

Maribeth Tabanera (Kilusan)

Winnipeg · Canada

Music sounds better with you, she wants to celebrate! Maribeth “Kilusan” Tabanera is a multidisciplinary artist hailing from Treaty One Territory (Winnipeg). With over 20 years of experience as a street style dancer, her musical choices are driven by …

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Nate Currey

Calgary · Canada

Nate Currey joined Lime in June 2018 and is the Senior Operations Manager for Western Canada. He currently oversees the full operations & micromobility expansion efforts in Western Canada. Involved in the active transportation field for well over a decade having been the National Programming Director for Jane’s Walk in the USA Nate…

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Pete Maws

Pete Maws

a renegade playing with Cadence to support a great cause

Rochelle Squires

Rochelle Squires

Winnipeg · Canada

Minister Squires will bring greeting on behalf of the Province of Manitoba to the assemble conference delegates on October 3rd. Rochelle Squires was elected as the MLA for Riel in 2016. She served as minister of sport, culture and heritage until…

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Sean Carlson

Winnipeg · Canada

Sean Carlson is a coordinator with the Active and Safe Routes to School Program at Green Action Centre, which works with Manitoba families, schools, and …

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Shannon Furness

Winnipeg · Canada

Shannon Furness is a fifth year student at the University of Manitoba in the Honours program of the Department of Political Studies. As a fellow runner/pedestrian/cyclist, she is a passionate advocate for pedestrian-friendly urban cities. She currently resides in the Corydon-Village neighbourhood.

Venla Hovi

Winnipeg · Canada

Venla Hovi is a Finnish retired ice hockey forward living in Winnipeg. Venla played with the Finnish national team and . . .

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Janice Lukes

Winnipeg · Canada

Janice Lukes is currently city Councillor for Waverley West and services on a variety of City Committees. She holds the role of Co-Chair of the Partnership of the Manitoba Capital Region and has held the roles of Acting Deputy Mayor and Chair of Public Works. Janice has been advocating to…

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Matthew Robinson

Winnipeg · Canada

Matthew is an Urban Planner in Winnipeg, working primarily in the private sector for the local planning and development firm Richard + Wintrup. He is known for providing holistic project management…

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Leigh Anne Parry

Winnipeg · Canada

Leigh Anne Parry is the Chair of Winnipeg Trails Association and a key organizer of the Mode Shift festival/conference. 
Her commitment to the creative and inter-sectoral modal…

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Chris Baker

Winnipeg · Canada

Chris Baker is an active transportation planner and currently the Acting Active Transportation (AT) Coordinator with the City of Winnipeg. He is…

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KidMODE

Nothing for us without us….  KidMODE is a whole festival stream aimed at youth (and the young at heart), often integrated with adult programming and with a creative or playful focus.

KidMODE Events: This year’s ModeShift festival includes targeted special events and reserved spaces for youth in all events. Young people are encouraged to join us for all daytime events, but especially the outdoor activities, walkabouts and launch of international Walk to School month at IRCOM on Wed, Oct.1. Join others for outdoor activities including outdoor board games, building street furniture, playing street hockey, street painting, street food from around the world and more!

Many of our events delve deep into transportation issues facing youth and are recommended for any keen young person looking to change the world. Good bets include the plenary conference on Thursday October 3rd and Friday’s traffic calming masterclass with Jen Malzer at the Forks.

Teachers, contact us today to make arrangements.

KidMode print materials and contest: Teachers you can download and print the 2019 Transportation Ideas Workbook.  Learn about street hockey, traffic calming and other ways to reimagine streets. Students, share your ideas. And Win!

   
DOWNLOAD 4 PAGE WORKBOOK (PDF)

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Event Sponsors


Sponsor Logo: Number Ten Architecture

Sponsor Logo: Ghost Rider
Sponsor Logo: Manitoba Amalgamated Transit Union
Sponsor Logo: Peg City Co-op
Sponsor Logo: Spence Digital Graphic Design Sponsor
Sponsor Logo: Young Lungs
Sponsor Logo: Natural Cycle
Sponsor Logo: Bike Maps dot org
Sponsor Logo: Councillor Janice Lukes

We would also like to thank the following non-profit organizations for their help:

Sponsor Logo: West Broadway Community Organization
Sponsor Logo: Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization of Manitoba
Sponsor Logo: Green Action Centre
Sponsor Logo: Bike Valet Winnipeg
Sponsor Logo: Orioles Bike Cage
Sponsor Logo: Safe Speeds Winnipeg
Sponsor Logo: The Forks
Sponsor Logo: Bike Winnipeg

and special thanks to Dieter Bruning-Haid, Lights Unlimited, Diffraction Unlimited, Contempra Signs, City of Winnipeg staff, local schools staff, Councillor Sherri Rollins, Councillor Brian Mayes, Councillor Markus Chambers and Tourism Winnipeg for their support.

Sponsorship OpportunitiesIs your organization interested in supporting this initiative too?Help us bring Mode Shift to life! Check out the sponsorship package full of opportunities or contact us to discuss.