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Offsite Sales: Rail~Volution
September 9 @ 8:00 am - September 10 @ 5:00 pm
We’ll be selling books off-site for the 25th Annual Rail~Volution Conference, taking place Sept 9-10:
The 25th annual Rail~Volution transit and community development conference is coming to beautiful,
multimodal Metro Vancouver, British Columbia, September 8-11. The 2019 conference, the first beyond
US borders, showcases Metro Vancouver as a global leader in livability, with abundant development
near transit and growing transit ridership. Metro Vancouver is culturally vibrant and thriving, home to
many diverse First Nations, immigrant, and newcomer communities.
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More than 1,200 attendees from the United States, Canada and beyond will explore not only the City of
Vancouver but also neighboring communities across the region. Through 27 Mobile Workshops,
participants will experience first-hand how focusing growth into compact, walkable communities has
contributed to a prosperous and livable region. Through more than 75 conference sessions as well as
plenaries and networking events, attendees will delve into issues facing cities and regions everywhere,
including climate change, transit-oriented development, housing affordability and designing cities for
multiple and emerging mobility options.
The annual Rail~Volution conference uniquely brings together transportation, new mobility, housing and
community development sectors, with sessions focused on planning, design, finance, communications,
policy, community engagement and innovations in technology. The conference is known for cross-sector
collaboration and for creating opportunities for leaders, professionals and advocates to share challenges
and real-world solutions.
Founded in the late 1990s, when many cities embarked on new rail transit systems, Rail~Volution
focuses on leveraging major transit investments of every type for maximum community benefit.
Conference attendees include elected officials, developers, transit agencies, transit-oriented
development (TOD) managers, new mobility and technology innovators, transit and multimodal
planners, engineers, architects, urban designers, nonprofit and community-based organizations,
transportation and housing advocates, consultants, communications and engagement professionals,
financial institutions and philanthropic foundations.
The Rail~Volution conference will be September 8-11 (with pre-conference events starting Friday,
September 6, and Vancouver Regional Day on Wednesday, September 11), at the Hyatt Regency
Vancouver, 655 Burrard St. The local hosts for the conference are TransLink, IBI Group and City of
Vancouver. Registration opens May 17. For more information, visit www.railvolution.org