This is a post on behalf of our friends at IPENZ

IPENZ confrence 2016

Got an idea that you would like to share with the transport industry?  Working on a really cool project? Got an innovative process underway?

Submit a paper to the 2016 IPENZ Transportation Group conference and get noticed!  The conference, to be held in Auckland 7-9th March next year, is New Zealand’s premier forum for the traffic engineering, road safety and transportation planning community.  The conference is intended to stimulate debate and problem-solving amongst peers, so get your ideas out there! The conference will cover a wide range of topics and papers will come at transport issues from a number of angles.

This is a conference arranged by and for industry professionals, and aims to provide a range of thought-provoking topics by well-respected industry figures.

The call for abstracts is now open and the conference is welcoming two different types of submissions: relatively informal Practice papers and more academically-minded Research papers.  Head to the conference website and download the form. Hurry, submissions are due by 3rd October!

Interested in attending the conference? Registrations will be open soon, so head to the website and register your interest.

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  1. An engineer designed that graphic didn’t they? It’s amazing how well it makes something important and interesting (transport) look very dull.

    1. Generally a graphic designer is commissioned to develop options for the IPENZ Trptn Conf logos; the only “engineer” input is from those on the organising committee who review them.

  2. Forget about the logo (and the flag etc) – is this a chance for a TransportBlog rep to put in an abstract for a paper that will really challenge the way that the assembled Transport Engineers think? Whenever I go to architectural conferences, I get frustrated that there is not enough cross-fertilization going on – it’s mostly architects talking to other architects about architecture (the most recent NZIA conference excepted, which was refreshingly different). We can’t expect Transport Engineers to be doing anything other than bog standard transport engineering, unless they are exposed to new ideas and new ways of thinking.

      1. It’s already been happening; Stu Donovan was a plenary speaker at last year’s conference (Peter Nunns also presented a paper). Most of the keynote presenters last year were non-engineers – see . In fact, probably half of the IPENZ Trptn Group membership don’t have engineering degrees – you’ll note that it’s a “Transportation” conference, not a “Transport Engineering” conf…

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