Ferries Conference 2023 is produced by Colibri Northwest.


October 3, 2023, Seattle Renaissance Hotel.

Accommodating the New Commuter.

Continental Breakfast & Registration

Opening Remarks: Peter Philips, Colibri Northwest

Legislative Overview and Public Sector Funding

  • Federal and State financing programs
  • Legislative update
  • Private sector financing tools

Stacey Crawshaw-Lewis, Pacifica Law Group 


Amanda Wyma-Bradley, US Senator Patty Murray

Ray Bucheger, FBB Federal Relations

Stephanie Bowman, Washington State Dept. of Commerce

Coffee Break & Networking

Electric and Hybrid Ferries: An Overview of Options

How to choose the right power sources for different applications, and how the private sector can participate in public sector investment in alternative fuels for use in marine transit.


To be announced


Mark Keneford, Wärtsilä Canada Inc.

Hosted Lunch

Speaker to be announced

Infrastructure Projects: Terminals and Uplands Projects


To be announced

Coffee Break & Networking

Case Studies

Panelists will discuss existing and proposed service around the country, explaining how they used demand and feasibility studies to quantify demand, implement the right service and integrate the right service into their community.


Divip Trivedi, Moffatt & Nichol


A Discussion of the Treasure Island, California Project

James Jaber, PROPSF

David Mik, Power Engineering

Sea Change Hydrogen Demonstration

Tim Hanners, San Francisco Bay Ferry /WETA


Additional panelists to be announced

Hosted Reception

Details to follow