Program and Events

Big conference day Thursday, October 3rd. 

Mode Shift Festival runs September 30 to October 4, 2019

Check out the program at-a-glance:

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. See all events listed below. EVERYONE WELCOME. 


WEDNESDAY, October 2
[email protected] on Ellen
Free all day event


StreetLab – Street furniture building and community streetscaping, deluxe street hockey installation pilot, drawing painting and KIDMODE activitiesl Walktober (International Walk to School Month) hosted by GreenActionCentre, bike blender, games and a bike repair station courtesy Orioles Bike Lab.

Up to (Don’t?) Speed
CBC’s Up to Speed with host Ismaila Alfa will be broadcasting live from IRCOM all day!! Exploring lessons from international experts and stories about transportation in the eyes of a newcomer to Canada.  Tune in!

5:30ish til your mom says you have to come in
Pickup street hockey tournament with very special guest multiple Olympic medalist and multiple World Championship medalist, Venla Hovi, Councillor Sherri Rollins and more  (sign up to play here) Made possible thanks to NumberTEN Architectural Group.

Evening: locally made street food, traditional tea and coffee, chess and other outdoor games, and live music. 

ALSO that day:
Building Dementia-Friendly Cities – MasterClass
W/ Amina Yasin
@IRCOM Multi-purpose room
Registration required, limited space

Built for Walking: Safe School Environments – MasterClass
W/ Dr. Linda Rothman and Dr. Marie-Soleil Cloutier
@ David Livingstone School, 270 Flora 
Registration required, limited space

THURSDAY, October 3
The ModeShift Conference
Conference featuring keynotes, panels and interactive workshops with invited speakers from Europe, Canada, USA 
Venue: Manitoba Children’s Museum. For speaker names and order see the program-at-a-glance above. Details like talk titles will be posted the week of the event.
Registration required, limited space

MovieMODE – “Why We Cycle” 

See the international hit movie about cycling in the Netherlands, followed by a panel discussion about the future of Canada
Bike-delivered craft beer.
$10 or by donation (free with pass)

Move your body.
Local beer and spirits. 
Be merry.
DJs Pete Moss, Cadence, Incrementalist, Kilusan + special guests.
@90 Annabella
$5 cover charge (free with pass)

FRIDAY, October 4
Tactical Traffic Calming – MasterClass
W/ Jen Malzer
Friday October 4th
The Forks
Registration required, limited space

City Hall Seminar
Hosted by the office Councillor Allard, Chair of Public Works, this is a chance for busy officials to hear from invited speakers.
By invitation

Reception and Awards
Meet and greet at the old Grace Cafe (City Hall)
Conference attendees, sponsors and award winners

Outside in the Exchange for First Friday. Street hockey with dance battle intermissions and panel discussions. Made possible by Maribeth Tabanera, Leigh Anne Parry and Young Lungs Dance Exchange
Free event

*Student/concession/donation pricing available. Join us.  Don’t hesitate.
Watch for new events to be added as registration opens for each of them. 

Please register for all events you plan to attend, even if you have the “All Access Pass” as it helps us plan . Simply choose the “free with all access pass option for those you wish to attend. Thank you!


MONDAY, September 30
The Dutch Way: Road and Bicycle Path Design – MasterClass Day ONE

W/ Herbert Tiemens, City of Utrecht Senior Policy Advisor
A rare opportunity to learn from the world’s most respected urban planners and designers from a city with the world’s largest bike parking garage and multliple bike paths that will see 50K people on bikes a day! Learn what it takes to make cycling the norm. We’ll be exploring Winnipeg’s North End and Centennial/West Alexander neighbourhoods and typical Dutch solutions to the railways. bridges and other barriers between them. Do not miss it. 
@Ralph Brown CC 520 Machray St

SPACEMODE (Made possible thanks to ATU1505)
Help recreate this classic transportation advocacy image, Winnipeg-style in front of the Human Rights Museum. 
Postponed due to heavy rains affecting camera equioment. Will be rescheduled in the winter. Sign up if willing to help.

Sponsor Logo: Number Ten Architecture
Sponsor Logo: Manitoba Amalgamated Transit Union
Sponsor Logo: Ghost Rider
Sponsor Logo: Councillor Janice Lukes
Sponsor Logo: Young Lungs
Sponsor Logo: Peg City Co-op
Sponsor Logo: Bike Maps dot org
Sponsor Logo: Natural Cycle
Sponsor Logo: Spence Digital Graphic Design Sponsor
We would also like to thank the following non-profit organizations for their help:
Sponsor Logo: Bike Valet Winnipeg
Sponsor Logo: The Forks
Sponsor Logo: West Broadway Community Organization
Sponsor Logo: Green Action Centre
Sponsor Logo: Safe Speeds Winnipeg
Sponsor Logo: Orioles Bike Cage
Sponsor Logo: Bike Winnipeg
Sponsor Logo: Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization of Manitoba

Program directed by Anders Swanson and Leigh Anne Parry.  Event coordination and additional program direction by Denae Penner. Special thanks to Emmanuel Allieu, Dan Reihl, Jenny Sawatzky, Matthew Joseph, Dieter Bruning-Haid, Contempra Signs, Torrin Swanson multiple, staff at the City of Winnipeg and Dr.Jon McGavock’s team at the Children’s Health Research Institutes of Manitoba, multiple local schools, Councillor Sherri Rollins, Councillor Brian Mayes, Councillor Matt Allard, 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.