CONFERENCE 2008 Program
NEW MOBILITY: The Emerging Transportation EconomyJune 11 and 12, 2008 at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor
PRELIMINARY PROGRAM OUTLINE as of May 21, 2008
*** Assembly Hall
**** If the panel inspires you to keep the conversation going, just head straight down Washington Street to the Café Habana and patronize a local Ann Arbor establishment . We’ll be gathering downstairs but you can also get food upstairs if you’re hungry.
WEDNESDAY JUNE 12
12 – 1 REGISTRATION AND INFORMAL LUNCH
1 – 4:30 OPENING PANEL: AROUND THE WORLD IN 180 MINUTES
This real world session is about connecting the dots. It starts in Ann Arbor, and works its way around the world, exploring some of the inspirations and challenges of implementing integrated, multi-modal, door-to-door, and sustainable urban transportation (New Mobility) in very different contexts. Panel participants are asked to begin with a motivating example of successful integrated urban transportation from around the world. Then they will tell their own stories of transformation underway, and the rich and complex elements and concepts and pioneers involved in charting new courses.
Mayor John Hieftje, City of Ann Abor. Welcome and brief presentation.
3:00 – 3:20 NETWORKING BREAK
3:20 – 4:30
David Breedlove, CEO, The Breedlove Group. Meeting Needs for Affordable, Sustainable, Integrated Transport in Salvador, Brazil.
4:30 – 5:00 BREAK
5:00 – 6:15 RECEPTION AND LIGHT DINNER
6:30 – 8:30 EVENING PANEL: Open to the public and Media
NEW MOBILITY MEANS BUSINESS: EMERGING
By 2020 more than two-thirds of the planet will be living in city regions. This has profound implications for how we think about and implement transportation in a world of accelerating globalization, congestion, climate change, demographic shifts (including aging populations), and economic disparity. “New Mobility Means Business” will take a journey into the near and not so near future, profiling how new services, products, transport modes, energy sources, technologies, and designs are converging to provide urban transportation portfolios that work for people, the planet, and the economy.
Panelists are asked the question: “How does New Mobility / sustainable transportation mean business for you, and how do you envision the future of the New Mobility industry globally?
Speakers and Panelists include:
Mary Sue Coleman, President of the University of Michigan
THURSDAY JUNE 12
7:00 – 8:00 LIGHT BREAKFAST
8:00 – 10:30 THE NEW MOBILITY ECONOMY: CONCEPTUAL FOUNDATIONS
This session will open a dialogue on the academic knowledge base for New Mobility implementation and industry development. Following from Wednesday’s real world stories, leaders from the SMART initiative offer a range of theoretical frameworks and pose questions that will support and inspire the collective interactive work of the working sessions to follow. Panelists include:
Thomas Gladwin, Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise, Max McGraw Professor of Sustainable Enterprise: “The need for new knowledge frameworks in the context of current and emerging global megaforces”.
10:30 – 10:50 BREAK
10:50 – 12:15 WORKING SESSION ONE
Building on evolving dialogue over the course of the meeting, this session will focus on advancing and supporting your work related to New Mobility research, innovation, implementation, and business development.
12:30 – 1:30 WORKING LUNCH
1:30 – 2:45 NOT REINVENTING THE WHEEL GLOBAL NETWORKS IN SUPPORT OF NEW MOBILITY
Our evolving SMART Learning Community stands on the shoulders of pioneers and practitioners world-wide. To set the stage for working session TWO, this panel offers very brief profiles and selected presentations from just some of the global and national networks that have been working to further and foster sustainable, integrated, urban transportation. Panelists include:
Harriet Tregoning, Director, Office of Planning, Washington D.C.
2:45 – 3:00 SHORT BREAK
3:00 – 4:15 WORKING SESSION TWO
This session will focus on identifying key research, resources, partnerships, and business development supports needed to advance New Mobility implementation, and to identify roles for SMART and the University of Michigan in helping to evolve and catalyzing these supports.
4:15 – 5:00 REPORT BACKS
5:00 – 5:30 BREAK
5:30 – 7:00 WORKING DINNER
This working dinner will round up the working sessions, to identify key strategies for the SMART Learning Community moving forward.
7:30 – Midnight CONCLUDING SESSION AT THE BARN
This very important final session includes dessert with concluding remarks, followed by a celebration to launch concrete next steps towards a New Mobility economy.
Location is 4105 West Liberty, Ann Arbor