The future of transportation in wisconsin

 

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Center for Research and Innovation in Smart Cities

Join us for the Future of Transportation in Wisconsin Conference where speakers from government, industry, and academia will come together to discuss the future of transportation in Wisconsin. Some of the points of discussion include electric vehicles, shared mobility, as well as connected and autonomous vehicles.
 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2022
9 AM-5 PM (CST)

UW-Parkside Student Center Ballroom

HOSTED BY UW-PARKSIDE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH
WISCONSIN ACES (Automated Connected Electric Shared Mobility)


CONFERENCE GOALS

To provide a collaborative conference where speakers from government, industry, and academia will come together to discuss the future of transportation in Wisconsin including electric vehicles, shared mobility, and connected vehicles/autonomous vehicles. Specific discussions (panels or presentations) the planning committee would like to take place include: What is the Future of Transportation (review the State Electric Vehicle Plan to be submitted in Aug 2022), Where Are We Today, and Where Are We Going. The committee has determined that the conference format will include an opening keynote speaker, 3-4 panel discussions, a lunch keynote speaker, possibly a couple of individual presentations, and a closing speaker. Sessions will represent the 3 Revolutions ( 3R’s) in urban transportation -Electrification, automation, and shared mobility in the present, near, and not-so-far future.

 

Session details and speakers added as confirmed.

REGISTRATION coming soon!

8:30 AM

REGISTRATION AND CHECK IN

Light continental breakfast will be served.

9 AM

WELCOME

Debbie Ford
Chancellor, University of Wisconsin-Parkside

Peggy James
Interim Director, Center for Research in Innovation and Smart Cities, UW-Parkside

9:15 AM

MORNING KEYNOTE
The Future of Transportation in Wisconsin

WisDOT envisions an integrated multimodal transportation system that maximizes the safe and efficient movement of people and products throughout the state in a way that enhances economic productivity, transportation accessibility, and the quality of Wisconsin's communities while minimizing impacts to the natural environment and socioeconomic, historic, and cultural resources.  Along these lines, State policymakers must develop a plan by August to expand access as the auto industry and utilities rapidly move toward an electrified transportation system.  Our keynote speaker will address the policy challenges for transforming our transportation system

9:50 AM

LOCAL PERSPECTIVES

10:30 AM

BREAK

10:45 AM

DISCUSSION PANEL

Scaling Vehicle to Grid Electric Vehicle Panel EV Charging Stations & Infrastructure; Economic and Political Viability

John Ward
Associate Professor of Geography, UW-Parkside

Moderator 
Arthur Harrington

Godfrey & Kahn, S.C.

11:30 AM

LUNCH & KEYNOTE

12:30 PM

BREAK

12:45 PM

DISCUSSION PANEL

The Near and Far Term Future
Near term  |  Connected and autonomous vehicle possibilities will be explored in a near term perspective ( last-mile package deliveries, which have a conducive drive cycle, telecom/utility trucks where electric is the standard and continuous operation vehicles; municipal uses – where there’s a requirement for noise reduction and lower emissions; rental companies)

Long term: The emergence of a transportation network composed of Connected Vehicles/Autonomous Vehicles.

WI Automated Vehicle External (WAVE) Committee

1:30 PM

DISCUSSION PANEL

Shared Mobility as a Scaled-up Ecosystem
Scaled up ecosystems require talent/knowledge, a market, capital, and supporting industries – all  built on people.  This panel discussion will bring in essential public and private collaboration needed to create a transportation ecosystem

Kenny French
Associate Professor of Geography, UW-Parkside

2:15 PM

DISCUSSION PANEL

Workforce Impact of Transportation Technologies
The workforce impact of the 3 Revolutions in transportation will require forecasting that recognizes the job displacements as well as the job opportunities. Categorized as short and direct v long and distributed, we can get a comprehensive view of the workforce challenges

Scott Manley
Executive Vice President, Government Relations Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce

Ray Mandli
Chair of WI ACES & CEO Mandli Communication

3 PM

WHITE PAPER

Closing the Gaps: Building the Basis for a White Paper

This interactive discussion will provide the basis for a white paper that will represent the conference activities and provide a curated set of recommendations to state and local policy makers.  All participants will receive a copy  of the White Paper

 

4 PM

CLOSING REMARKS AND NETWORKING

 

 

Cash bar and light snacks.

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