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Presentation at Dec. 2006 Meetings in China. TRANSED 2007 CANADA. Purpose of Meeting. Promote TRANSED 2007 Exchange developments on accessible transportation Networking. WHAT IS ICAT?. International Centre for Accessible Transportation, headquarters in Montreal NGO-NPO since 1988

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Purpose of Meeting

Promote TRANSED 2007

Exchange developments on accessible transportation

Networking


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WHAT IS ICAT?

International Centre for Accessible Transportation, headquarters in Montreal

NGO-NPO since 1988

Established under Montreal International

Board members from Canada, UK and US

Members drawn from worldwide

Technical Program Organizer for TRANSED 2007


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ICAT’S MISSION

“To promote a universally accessible transportation system for all”


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TRANSED 2007

June 18-21, 2007, Montreal

Pre-conference program June 17

Post-conference tour June 22

Honorary President, Hon. Lise Thibault, Lieutenent-Governor of Québec


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Host City and Venue

  • Montréal is Canada’s second largest city (3.4 million)

  • French & English languages

  • Accessible and convenient for international visitors

  • Montréal Convention Centre is venue

  • Venue and hotels in International District, close to Old Montréal & China Town

Ling Suen, ICAT


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Technical Program

Call for Abstracts and Evaluation

Abstract review completed on August 12, 2006

Notices of Acceptance/Rejection issued on August 15, 2006

Deadline for submission of papers is December 31, 2006


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Technical Program (continued)

Abstracts and Evaluation Process

270 abstracts (257 papers, 13 posters)

from 38 countries

Canada 48, U.S. 38, Japan 35, U.K. 28, India 20, France 16, Sweden 15,

Also from Nigeria, Nepal, Brazil, Columbia, Uruguay, Slovakia, Peru, Laos, etc.

2 from Hong Kong, none from rest of China

Acceptance/rejection rates

187 Accepted for oral presentation

83 Accepted for poster presentation

18 Rejected



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Technical Program: Sessions

Program first draft completed

One Opening Plenary & 5 concurrent tracks

13 panels/round tables on:

Air travel for all

Accessible transportation in rural areas

Ageing and transport

Motorized mobility aids

Driving cessation

Closing Plenary – concluding remarks, Conference highlights, handover to next host


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Technical Program: Tutorials

Monday June 18 2007 8 AM to noon

Open to delegates only

Free of charge

Topics suggested: Adapting Public Transit: Ergonomic Design of Vehicles and Infrastructure, Realities of Creating Products and Services for Older Adults, Paratransit Dispatch and Management System, Practical Accessibility in Developing Countries


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Technical Program: Posters

Poster hall

Grouped by topics

Viewing time starting Wednesday June 20, 10 AM

Exclusive viewing time on Thursday June 21, 10 to 11 AM

Health break in plenary room on Thursday to encourage attendance


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Technical Program: Travel Scholarships

Up to 12 will be provided (sponsor for 3 identified)

Mandatory requirements:

Accepted abstract

2 reference letters on work in accessible transportation

Evaluation criteria:

Quality of the abstract and need

25 requests to date

Travel Scholarship Application form posted on TRANSED 2007 website

Looking for more sponsors for travel funds


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Technical Program: Awards & Prizes

William G. Bell Award by TRB Committee ABE60 during Gala Dinner, Wed. June 20

TRANSED 2007 Awards for:

Best conference poster (determined on-site)

Best conference paper per theme (determined in advance)

Innovative accessible transport product or service exhibitor (determined on-site and awarded Tuesday, June 19 during lunch)

People’s Choice Award (includes exhibitor, poster, panel discussion, presentation, etc.; determined on-site)


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Technical Program: Technical Tours

Tour 1 a) Sponsored by Société de transport de Montréal (STM)

Visit to the Société de transport de Montréal (STM) Paratransit facility  

Monday, June 18, 2007 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Tour 1 b) Sponsored by Société de transport de Montréal (STM) and Agence métropolitaine de transport (AMT)

Visit to new accessible Metro stations in Laval

Monday, June 18, 2007 1p.m. to 4 p.m.


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Technical Tours (continued)

Tour 2 a) Sponsored by Nova Bus, Agence métropolitaine de transport (AMT)

Accessible commuter rail ride to Nova low floor bus factory in St-Eustache

Friday, June 22, 2007 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Capacity for 80 persons (20 persons in wheelchairs)

Tour 2 b) Sponsored by Van-Action

Visit to Van-Action vehicle adaptation factory

Friday, June 22, 2007 10 a.m. to 4 p.m


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Social Program

Included in registration:

Montréal City Highlights Tour – Sunday, June 17, 2007

Welcome Reception – Monday, June 18, 2007

Gala Dinner – Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Also available:

Suggestions for private tours – Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Travel tips and packages – tours before and after TRANSED 2007


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Exhibition “Quest for Universal Mobility in Transport”

Prospectus sent to all Committee Members

Online Registration and Interactive Floor Plan

Two days: Monday and Tuesday, June 18-19, 2007

One day open to the public: Monday, June 18, 2007

Ten out of twenty-eight potential exhibitors confirmed

Canada Pavilion (federal and provincial)

Other countries invited to participate and showcase technical advances


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Sponsorship

Sponsorship prospectus sent to all Committee Members

Information on TRANSED website

Seven sponsors confirmed to date - $101K

Canada and local companies only sponsors to date

Seeking sponsorships from other countries, including assistance for travel for delegates from owncountries or others to attend


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Registration

Call for registration: October 2006

Early-bird registration deadline: April 15, 2007

Delegate - $550 ($650 after April 15)

Committee Member - $550

Senior/student/non-profit organization – $350 ($400 after April 15)

Student – no gala - $275 ($300 after April 15)

Attendant - $175 ($200 after April 15)

One-day registration - $175


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Accommodation

Holiday Inn Select Montréal Centre-Ville

$179 single/double; +$10 for each additional person

2 minutes from convention centre

150 rooms (14 accessible) reserved

Holiday Inn Midtown

$145 single or double; $15 more for each additional person

15 minutes from convention centre

50 rooms (4 accessible) reserved

University Residences

Negotiate to reserve 20 rooms (5 accessible)

Approximately $69

10 minutes from convention centre


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Transportation & Information

Information on ground transfers for airport, train or bus stations provided on website and at points of arrival

Welcome counters to be staffed by TRANSED 2007 volunteers to assist delegates

Accessible transportation provided for Montréal City Highlights Tour and technical tours

Accessible transportation available between hotels and convention centre, on demand

Approximately 40 websites linked to TRANSED 2007


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TRANSED 2010

One proposal received

Evaluate in Jan. 2007

Exhibit kiosk reserved

Handover plan


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Mark Your Calendar!

  • Steering Committee Meeting, Montreal, Oct. 2006

  • Call for Registration, Nov. 2006

  • Deadline for Papers/Posters, Dec. 2006

  • Early Bird Registration, April 2007

  • Tours, Exhibition & Conference June 17-22 2007

Ling Suen, ICAT


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How Can You Help?

  • Share mailing lists & information to publicize TRANSED 2007

  • Act as sponsors, exhibitors, partners and delegates

  • Contribute ideas, comments, expectations

  • Come to TRANSED 2007and visit Montréal!

Ling Suen, ICAT


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Contact Information

TRANSED 2007 Secretariat

Transport CanadaIntergovernmental Affairs and Accessibility, TRANSEDPlace de Ville, Tower C330 Sparks Street, Ottawa ON K1A 0N5 Canada

Email: transed@tc.gc.ca

Phone: Tel: 1-800-665-6478 (Canada only) or

+1 613-941-0980

TTY: 1-800-823-3823 (Canada only) or

+1 613-998-5368

Fax: (613) 991-6422

website: www.tc.gc.ca/transed2007

Ling Suen, ICAT


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The International Centre for Accessible Transportation is pleased to provide assistance in Chinese. Please send e-mail quoting “TRANSED Enquiry” to :

S. Ling SUEN International Centre for Accessible Transportation8 Riverside Drive, Suite 1004, Saint Lambert,

Quebec, Canada J4S 1Y5Mobile: (514) 898-1916Tel/Fax: (450) 466-4305E-mail: access@icat-ciat.org

www.icat-ciat.org