Ferries Conference 2023 is produced by Colibri Northwest.

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Accommodating the New Commuter.


The last several years have seen the biggest change in commuting patterns since the development of the train.

As commute patterns change, passenger ferry service provides the flexibility for communities to adapt to these changes quickly, affordably and sustainably.

And passenger vessels provide communities with an attractive alternative to traditional mass transit that adds to the quality of life enjoyed by residents and employers alike.

Ferries 2023 is intended to help transit agencies, community leaders and elected officials determine whether marine transit is right for their community. The program has been developed to help civic leaders determine what type of marine transit might best suit that community’s particular applications.

This event is part of our continuing advocacy effort to promote marine transit as part of a viable alternative to single occupant vehicle commuting.

We hope you can join us in Seattle on October 3rd, 2023!



Public transit agencies, community leaders and elected officials seeking information on developing a system.


Ferry operators, shipyards, designers and engineers who can design and operate a ferry system on behalf of a community.

Public Funding Sources & the Regulatory Community

Government agencies charged with helping communities fund and operate transportation solutions.


“I’m impressed! The Ferries Conference was a great opportunity to network with the marine transit community, and the quality of the program, the food and the venue were all top notch. I’m looking forward to next year!”

Morgan Brown
Green City Ferries
Stockholm, SWEDEN

“A very comprehensive, well-organized conference with strong attendance. I’m looking forward to attending next year.”

John Dwyer
Salish Sea Maritime Expertise LLC

“Thank you for putting on the Ferries Conference. I learned a ton, and I’m already looking forward to participating in next year’s event.”

David Sowers, P.E.
Director, Terminal Engineering & Construction
Washington State Ferries

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