Congress Theme and Program

The overall theme for the Congress is

Adapting to a Changing World.

This theme brings together the elements of climate change, technological change, regulatory change, and societal change, particularly as nations adapt to COVID-19 and the changed world in which we live. 

The Congress program will begin with the official opening ceremony on February 8, followed by a senior officials’ session and the opening of the technical exhibition. Technical sessions, poster sessions, foresight sessions, keynote speakers, the international snowplow championship, closing ceremony and western-style Stampede dinner round out the official program.

There will be over 50 technical sessions under two themes: Winter Service and, new for 2022, Road Resilience. This second theme was added to respond to an emerging priority for the road community.

Program At A Glance

Tuesday, February 8
Opening Ceremony
Senior Officials’ Session
Official Exhibit Opening
Technical Sessions
Welcome Cocktail Reception
Wednesday, February 9
Technical Visits – Calgary
International Snowplow Championship
Technical Sessions
Keynote Speaker
Poster Sessions
Thursday, February 10
Technical Visits – Calgary
Technical Sessions
Poster Sessions
Closing Ceremony
Western-style Stampede dinner
Friday, February 11
Technical Visits – Banff and Calgary
More details can be found in Congress Bulletin Number 1