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The below agenda is tentative and subject to change.

Wednesday, Sept. 4

1-3 p.m

Opening Remarks
  • Mark Kopko, Special Advisor — Transformational Technology, PennDOT
Introductions/Welcomes Plenary Session — “AV Opportunities and Risks: The Safety Imperative”

3-3:30 p.m.

Break

Demonstrations

Exhibitors

3:30-5 p.m.

Breakout Sessions

  • Moderator:
    • Emily Watts, Executive Policy Specialist, PennDOT
  • Speakers:
  • Moderator:
    • Allante Whitmore, Doctoral Candidate and Mobility21 Diversity Fellow, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Speakers:
    • Eric Paul Dennis, Transportation Systems Analyst, The Center for Automotive Research
    • Richard Ezike, Senior Policy Associate, Innovation for Inclusion
    • Corey Harper, Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Carnegie Mellon University
    • Joanne Troutman, President and CEO, Greater Susquehanna Valley United Way
  • Moderator:
    • Roy Gothie, Bicycle Pedestrian Coordinator, PennDOT
  • Speakers:
    • Carrie Sauer, Director of Center for Safe Mobility, University of Pennsylvania School of Design
    • Jeremy Raw, Community Planner, FHWA
    • Aditi Misra, Assistant Research Scientist, University of Michigan
    • Ken McLeod, Policy Director, The League of American Bicyclists
    • Jeannette Brugger, Bike/Ped Coordinator, City of Philadelphia
  • Moderator:
  • Speakers:
    • Vikash Gayah, Associate Professor, Penn State University
    • Laurie Matkowski, Director of Connected and Automated Vehicle Services, Gannett Fleming
    • Glenn McLaughlin, Deputy Director of CHART and ITS Development, Maryland DOT
    • Martha Morecock Eddy, Transportation Operations And Policy Program Manager, Battelle
    • Susan Catlett, Project Manager, NJDOT
  • Moderator:
  • Speakers:
    • Gunnar Rhone, ITS Engineer, HNTB
    • Kara Templeton, Director of Bureau of Driver Licensing, PennDOT
    • Steve Cunningham, Group Leader, Traffic & ITS, Jacobs
    • Domenic D’Andrea, Manager of Operations and Safety Programs, Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission
    • Drew Horgan, Senior Traffic/ITS Engineer, Jacobs
    • Wasif Mirza, Director, NJDOT, Division of Mobility Engineering
    • Gene Donaldson, Operations Manager, DelDOT
    • Megan Rosica, Traffic/ITS Engineer, Jacobs

5-7 p.m.

Break

7-9 p.m.

Dessert Social (Hosted by ITSPA and MASITE) 

THURSDAY, Sept. 5

7-8 a.m.

Networking Breakfast

8-9 a.m.

Plenary Session — “If Safe AVs Were Available for Purchase Today”

  • Robin Chase, Co-Founder and Former CEO, Zipcar, Co-Founder, Veniam & NUMO

9-9:30 a.m.

Break & Student Poster Sessions

Demonstrations

Exhibitors

9:30-10:30 a.m.

Breakout Sessions

  • Moderator:
  • Speakers:
    • Sara Walfoort, Manager, Freight Planning, Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission
    • Cetin Mericli, Co-Founder and CEO, Locomation
    • Jennifer Hall, General Counsel and Executive Vice President of Legal Affairs, American Trucking Association
    • Nicole Katsikides, Research Scientist — Mobility Analysis, TTI
  • Moderator:
    • Nolan Ritchie, Executive Director, PA Senate Transportation Committee
  • Speakers:
  • Moderator:
    • Courtney Ehrlichman, CEO, Ehrlichman Group
  • Speakers:
    • Kelly Coyner, CEO & Founder, Mobilitye3
    • Alisyn Malek, Co-founder & COO, May Mobility
    • Amanda Roraff, Director of Technology Activations, PlanetM, Michigan Economic Development Corporation
    • Lori Duguid, Assistant Program Manager for CAV and Emerging Technologies, Michael Baker International
  • Moderator:
    • Vijay Varadarajan, Senior ITS Project Manager, HNTB
  • Speakers:
    • Mike Pack, Manager of Incident Management and Traffic Operations, PTC
    • Joe Sutor, Planning Manager and Environmental Manager, PTC
    • Jeffrey Arch, Senior Project Manager for Smart Cities, Connected Vehicles, & AVs, HNTB

10:30-11 a.m.

Break & Student Poster Sessions

11 a.m.-Noon

Breakout Sessions

  •  Speakers:
  • Moderator:
  • Speakers:
    • Greg Rodriguez, Attorney at Law, Best Best & Krieger
    • Ben Safran, Consultant, McKinsey & Company
    • Tim Carden, Member of The P5 Group and Managing Director of Public Financial Management
    • Beth Kigel, Vice President of ITS and Emerging Mobility Solutions, HNTB
  • Moderator:
    • Andrea Reede, Senior Transportation Engineer, HNTB
  • Speakers:
    • Justin Robbins, AV/CV Planner, HDR
    • Antonio Genoese, Senior ITS/Traffic Engineer, Jacobs
    • John C. Schulze, Senior Transportation Engineer, McCormick Taylor
    • Matt Clouser, ITS & Incident Management Supervisor, PennDOT District 8-0
  • Moderator:
  • Speakers:
    • Steve Kuciemba, National ITS & CAV Practice Leader, WSP USA
    • Katherine Kortum, Senior Program Officer, Transportation Research Board
  • Moderator:
  • Speakers:

Noon-12:30 p.m.

Break & Student Poster Sessions

12:30-2 p.m.

Lunch Plenary & Keynote

2-2:30 p.m.

Break & Student Poster Sessions

Demonstrations

Exhibitors

2:30-3:30 p.m.

Breakout Sessions

  • Moderator:
    • Anthony Stever, Operating Assistance Manager, PennDOT, BPT
  • Speakers:
    • Laura Wiens, Director, Pittsburghers for Public Transit
    • Ngani Ndimbie, Executive Policy Specialist, PennDOT
    • Behnoush Garshasebi, OCS Engineer, Overhead Electrification – Transit, AECOM
    • Loreana Marciante, Senior Emerging Mobility Solutions Engineer, HNTB
  • Moderator:
  • Speakers:
    • Jodi Dyan Oley, Member, Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellot
    • Bernard Soriano, Deputy Director, California DOT
    • Cathy McGhee, Director of Research, VA DOT
    • Kurt Myers, Deputy Secretary for Driver and Vehicle Services, PennDOT
  • Moderator:
  • Speakers:
    • Fred Bergstresser, Government Account Manager, Royal Truck & Equipment, Inc.
    • Andy Alden, Executive Director, I-85 Corridor Coalition, Virginia Tech Transportation Institute
    • Michelle Mekker, Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering, Utah State University
    • Ariel Gold, Program Manager, Data, ITS-JPO
  • Moderator:
  • Speakers:
    • Cindy McCormick, Deputy Director of Engineering, City of Lancaster
    • Gene Donaldson, TMC Operations Manager, DelDOT
    • Jason Kratsas, Township Engineer, Cranberry Township

3:30-4 p.m.

Break & Student Poster Sessions

4-5 p.m.

ITSPA Plenary Session

  • Amy Ford, Director, Mobility on Demand Alliance

5-9 p.m.

Happy Hour Social Event (Hosted by ITSPA and MASITE)

Friday, Sept. 6

7-8 a.m.

Networking Breakfast

8-9 a.m.

Introductions/Welcome

  • Ashley Putnam, Director of the Economic Growth & Mobility Project (EGMP), Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Plenary Session

  • Dr. Erica Groshen, Senior Scholar, Cornell University School of Industrial & Labor Relations

9-9:15 a.m.

Break & Student Poster Sessions

Demonstrations

Exhibitors

9:15-10:45 a.m.

Breakout Sessions

  • Moderator:
    • Natasha Fackler, Policy Director, PennDOT
  • Speakers:
    • William Gouse, Ground Vehicle Standards, SAE International
    • Jackie Erickson, Senior Director of Communications, Edge Case Research
    • Justine Kasznica, Attorney, Babst Calland
    • Monica Lopez, Chief Science and Art Officer, Le Petite Noiseuse Productions
    • Kelly Funkhouser, Head of CAV/ Program Manager for Vehicle Usability and Automation, Consumer Reports, Auto Test Center
    • Matthew Wood, Safety Engineering Lead, Aptiv
  • Moderator:
    • Eileen Cipriani, Deputy Secretary for Workforce Development, PA Dept. Labor and Industry
  • Speakers:
    • Mike Eisenman, General Manager, Dynamic Manufacturing
    • Carol Kilko, Deputy Secretary for Business Financing and Workforce Development, DCED
    • Yvonne Lopez-Diaz, HR Director and Growth Champion, HNTB
    • Robert Koch, Department Chair for Occupational Trades Program, Community College of Allegheny County
    • Sam Loesche, International Legislative Representative, Teamsters
    • Alexandra Lopez, ITS Engineer, Gannett Fleming
  • Moderator:
  • Speakers:
    • Amy Pritchett, Department Head of Aerospace Engineering, Penn State University
    • Jeff Kupko, Project Manager – Traffic (Smart Columbus), Michael Baker International
    • Helen Loeb, Research Scientist, Children Hospital of Pennsylvania
    • Alison Pascale, Co-Chair (Audi Rep), Partners for Autonomous Vehicle Education (PAVE)
    • Michelle Monje, Adviser, AARP Driver Safety Programs
  • Moderator:
    • Virginia Reeder, Program Associate, Innovations in Transportation, I-95 Corridor Coalition
  • Speakers:
    • Brett Fusco, Manager, Long-Range Planning, DVRPC
    • Kenny Chen, Executive Director, Partnership to Advance Responsible Technology
    • Lorna Parkins, Regional Practice Lead: Planning, Michael Baker International
    • Corey Harper, Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Carnegie Mellon University
    • Jennifer Crobak, Community Planner, FHWA
    • Karyn Vandervoort, Program Management Analyst, FHWA – Pennsylvania
  • Moderator:
  • Speakers:
    • Megan Ryerson, UPS Chair of Transportation, Associate Dean of Research, PennDesign
    • Steve Buckley, Planning & Environment National Director, WSP USA
    • Sean Brennan, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Penn State University
    • Steve Deck, Executive Director, Tri-County Regional Planning Commission
    • Phil Bobitz, Senior Transportation Engineer/Safety Engineer, FHWA – Pennsylvania

10:45-11 a.m.

Break & Student Poster Sessions

11 a.m.-Noon

CAV Testers Panel — Plenary Session

  • Moderator:
    • Malcolm Dougherty, National Practice Executive for Transportation, Michael Baker International, (and former Director of Transportation for Caltrans)
  • Panel:
    • Miriam Chaum, Head of Public Policy, Self-Driving Cars, Uber
    • Carly Wilson, Counsel, Aurora
    • Andrew Woelfling, Director of Public Policy & Government Relations, Argo AI
    • Dr. Raj Rajkumar, Co-Director of the General Motors-Carnegie Mellon Vehicular Information Technology Collaborative Research Lab, Carnegie Mellon University
    • Sam Wempe, Government Relations Manager, Aptiv