Ferries Conference is produced by Colibri Northwest

WEB Agenda

October 8, 2024, Seattle Renaissance Hotel.

As of June 11, 2024.

2024 Ferries Conference Agenda

Continental Breakfast & Registration

Welcoming Remarks: Peter Philips, Colibri Northwest

Legislative Overview and Public Sector Funding

  • State and federal legislative updates
  • State and federal financing programs
  • Private sector financing tools
Moderator:

Stacey Crawshaw-Lewis, Pacifica Law Group

Panelists:

TO BE ANNOUNCED

Stephanie Bowman, Washington State Dept. of Commerce

Ray Bucheger, FBB Federal Relations

Justin LeBlanc, Justin LeBlanc Government Relations, LLC

Amanda Wyma-Bradley, US Senator Patty Murray

Coffee Break & Networking

Issues Facing the Private Operator

  • Grants and funding for the public and private operator
  • The on-call model: retainer as an operating subsidy
Moderator:

Ray Bucheger, FBB Federal Relations

Panelists:

Joe Burgard, Red and White Fleet

OTHER PANELISTS TO BE ANNOUNCED

Michael Eaglen, EV Maritime

Mark Keneford, Wärtsilä Canada Inc.

Hosted Lunch

Planning & Partnerships

  • Demand studies
  • The operator/client relationship
  • Regulatory compliance: working with the US Coast Guard
Moderator:
Panelists:

Graham Balch, Green Yachts

Liz Diedrich, Diedrich RPM: Feasibility Studies

CDR Kira Moody, USCG: Regulatory Compliance

Panelists:

Brent Baker, WSP

Mark Bandy, Kimley-Horn

David Sowers, PE., Washington State Ferries

Marsha Tolon PLA, ENV-SP, Washington State Ferries

Coffee Break & Networking

Case Studies: Successful Public and Private Operations

  • Engaging the community
  • Route management
  • The Regulatory Interface: state, county and local collaboration
  • The Economics of Electrification
Moderator:

MODERATOR TO BE ANNOUNCED

Panelists:

David Tyler, Artemis Technologies: the Artemis Belfast to Bangor pilot project

John Hildreth, PhD, PE, West Carolina University

OTHER PANELISTS TO BE ANNOUNCED

Neil Bowles, Artemis Technologies

Tim Hanners, San Francisco Bay Ferry/WETA

David Mik, Power Engineering

Dr. Dilip Trivedi, PhD, PE, Moffatt & Nichol

Hosted Reception