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Ann Arbor Spark

2020 Future of Mobility Conference

Friday, November 13 2020 at 9:00am - 4:00pm

The Auto and Mobility Club at Michigan’s Ross School of Business is hosting their 5th annual Future of Mobility Conference on Friday, November 13 themed Mobility as a Driver of Equity: Understanding Equality of Access Based on Income, Gender, and Race.

We’ll be using our remote format to explore the history of mobility on diversity, equity, and inclusion, how mobility can impact users based on income, gender, and race, and how mobility solutions can improve equity and outcomes for all.

The conference includes three separate components:

Socioeconomic Status and Access to Transportation – Case Competition
Come watch teams address the impact of COVID-19 on affordable and safe public transit through the lens of current and future mobility solutions.

Gender and Role-Based Inequality – Expert Panel
Panelists from academia, government, large OEMs, and micromobility segments will discuss topics of trip-chaining, safety, gender bias, and others in mobility solutions.

Racial Inequalities – Keynote Speaker: Dr. Richard Ezike
As an engineer, community servant, and researcher, Richard Ezike employs his expertise to engage the community on issues related to environmental protection, transportation equity, and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) advocacy.

He is currently at the Urban Institute as a senior policy associate in the Research to Action Lab, where he manages a directive to ensure innovative technologies are accessible and inclusive of all communities. He was previously at the Union of Concerned Scientists, where he conducted research and engaged community groups on the potential social and economic impacts of autonomous vehicles, and at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) in the Center for Policy Analysis and Research, where he researched the impacts of transportation on African American communities.

Ann Arbor SPARK is a proud partner of the 2020 Future of Mobility Conference.