Stantec's Urban Places conferences and speaking engagements

Join our Urban Places experts as they share knowledge on city building at industry events around the world


Bringing together global experts in smart mobility, resilience, real estate feasibility, planning and urban design, mixed-use architecture, smart cities, and brownfield redevelopment, our Urban Places team is uniquely positioned to provide our clients innovative and creative plans and designs from a cohesive, focused team. 

Our Urban Places experts regularly share their expertise at conferences around the world. Here is a list of upcoming speaking engagements. Check back regularly for updates! 




Apr 1: Consulting Engineers of Alberta, Transportation Conference (Red Deer, AB)

  • Rod Schebesch will lead a plenary session on "The Past, Present and Future of TransportationHorseless buggies, connected vehicles, driverless shuttles, and everything in between"

Apr 4: International Downtown Association, University & College Town Summit (Raleigh, NC

  • In a master talk, David Dixon will explore how cities can leverage their university's to attract and retain talent in a talk on "Management Matters". Following his talk, David will participate in a panel to discuss how to design for overall success of a town/gown community in “The Importance of Campus Edges to Community”. Lastly, to round out the day, he will join another panel, "Innovation District Partnerships - Which Model Works Best for You?" where he will discuss the key elements of a successful innovation district.
  • Tom Yardley will join a panel to discuss "Tackling Parking & Transportation Challenges Around College Campuses."

Apr 10: 2019 MassDOT Transportation Innovation Conference (Worcester, MA

  • Ralph DeNisco and Jason Schrieber will join a panel discussion to discuss "Advancements in Curb Management and Bus Rapid Transit in Massachusetts."

Apr 11: BEAT MIX with Interface (Toronto, ON

  • Brenda Webster Tweel will be one of five invited Featured Guests at the BEAT MIX networking event, a platform developed to help build relationships across Toronto's Architecture and Design communities. 

Apr 13-16: American Planning Association, National Planning Conference (San Francisco, CA

  • Beth Elliott and David Dixon will participate in a panel on “Measuring downtown’s value–to everybody!”.

Apr 16-18: Urban Land Institute, Spring Meeting (Nashville, TN) 



May 1-2: International Downtown Association, Economic Development Summit (Oklahoma City, OK)

  • Beth Elliott, Craig Sklenar, and David Dixon will lead a panel, "Inclusive Urban Design as an Economic Development Tool." They will focus on how using urban design can make downtowns places that celebrate diversity and promote economic development. 

May 22-26: The Environmental Design Research Association, EDRA50Brooklyn Conference: Sustainable Urban Environments (Brooklyn, NY)

  • Andrew Irvine and Douglas King will discuss "The Hospital in the Urban Habitat: Achieving Livable Cities Leveraging Non Traditional Healthcare Partners and Population Health Management" which will explore the concepts and trends in achieving healthy, livable cities.


Jun 12-15: Congress for New Urbanism, 27th Annual Congress (Louisville, KY) 



Jul 3-6: Canadian Institute of Planners, CIP GENERATION 2019 Conferences (Ottawa, ON) 

  • Brenda Webster Tweel, Craig Sklenar, and Molly Smith will join a panel to discuss "Booth District: How Canada's federal heritage evolution will impact today's urban environments". The discussion will focus on the development of the Booth District and how heritage sites can be developed to have a second life. 
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