Ottawa to host 28th IAVSD Symposium

The International Association for Vehicle System Dynamics (IAVSD) has chosen Ottawa to host the 28th IAVSD Symposium on Dynamics of Vehicle on Roads and on Tracks from 21 to 25 August, 2023 at the Shaw Centre.

The IAVSD’s biannual conference brings together international researchers, scientists and engineers from government, academia and industry, in the field of ground vehicle dynamics, to exchange the latest ideas and research results. It offers an opportunity to promote the development of the science of vehicle dynamics, a discipline that is based upon the theory of motion of ground-based vehicle systems, and to encourage engineering applications in this field of science.

To develop the event, the Ottawa IAVSD organising committee, including the National Research Council of Canada (NRC), Carleton University and Ottawa Tourism, has been working closely with Invest Ottawa and the Shaw Centre as well as several key local partners. This includes Invest Ottawa’s Area XO, a research and development complex that helps accelerate the commercial adoption of next-generation technology. Specifically, Area XO includes a world leading CAV (connected and autonomous vehicle) test track, which will be built into the delegate experience and conference program.

Theresa Gatto, Senior Manager-Business Events at Ottawa Tourism commented: “Invest Ottawa, The Shaw Centre and Ottawa Tourism launched a combined Think Ottawa programme to inspire key sectors and create ambassadors that would drive leading Association Congresses to the City. This win is a perfect example of the three stakeholders working in partnership to create an inspiring solution for the client. Roll on August 2023, when we will have a chance to see the delegates make the most of our City as they deliver an estimated $850,000 in economic impact to Ottawa.”

The last time the Symposium was hosted in Canada was in 1989 at Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Previously it has taken place in different countries around the world.

Further information on the IAVSD is available here:

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