New Beginnings and New Opportunities: Decarbonizing Transportation

October 5-7, 2021 in Pacific Grove, California

* Please note conference activities end on the evening of October 7th and breakfast will be served on October 8th. Side meetings can be accomodated on the morning of October 8th. Please contact Natalie Ruiz at natruiz@ucdavis.edu for inquiries.

Conference Description

The 18th biennial conference will address the challenge of climate change in the context of environmental and mobility justice, how they influence transportation investments and choices, and the policies for accomplishing these changes in a sustainable manner. We are at a pivotal point, with new technologies and business models sweeping through transportation, and major governmental investments being considered. The focus in this conference will be on national policy, but with links to international and state/local policymaking. Key topics include energy (electrification, hydrogen, and biofuels); new mobility and transit; freight; and cities (as it relates to national policy toward land use, climate, and social justice).

Registration

Registration is now available for participants to call Asilomar Conference Grounds (831) 642-4268 or (888) 635-5310 between 2-8pm PST to register and reference Group #52821B. Participants lodging off-site, will also need to call Asilomar to pay for registration and meals. (If you call and do not speak to someone directly, please leave a voicemail, and Rosalie Sanchez should return your call within 24 hours)

Registration fees as of July 2nd are $500 for participants from government, academia, or NGOs, and $700 for participants from Industry. Participants lodging off-site will pay for meals ($140) and their registration. Please contact Conference and Outreach Manager Natalie Ruiz at natruiz@ucdavis.edu for further information or questions about registration.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available for participants from local governments and non-governmental organizations. Please contact Conference and Outreach Assistant Cristina Etcheverry at cfetcheverry@ucdavis.edu for more information.

Pacific Grove Weather

Agenda

For more details please view the conference program.

Wednesday

7:00 am - 9:00 am Breakfast
Crocker Hall and MeadowView Outdoor area
Please be sure to have your breakfast meal ticket
9:00 am - 12:00 pm Session 1 - "Setting the Stage"
Merrill Hall
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch
Crocker Hall and MeadowView Outdoor area
Please be sure to have your lunch meal ticket
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm Session 2 - "Light Duty ZEVs"
Merrill Hall
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm Break
Light refreshments
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Session 3 - "Heavy Duty ZEVs"
Merrill Hall
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm

BBQ dinner at Asilomar followed by bonfire and drinks

Thursday

7:00 am - 9:00 am Breakfast
Crocker Hall and MeadowView Outdoor area
Please be sure to have your breakfast meal ticket
9:00 am - 10:30 am Session 4 - "Liquid Fuels for Shipping, Aviation, and Long Haul Trucking"
Merrill Hall
11:00 am - 12:00 pm Session 5 - "Charging, Battery Swapping, or Hydrogen for Light Duty Vehicles... A Debate"
Merrill Hall
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch
Crocker Hall and MeadowView Outdoor area
Please be sure to have your lunch meal ticket
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm Session 6 - "Future of Travel"
Merrill Hall
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm Break
Light refreshments
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Session 7 - "Action Plan"
Merrill Hall
6:00 - 10:00 pm BBQ & bonfire

Asilomar 2021 Steering Committee

  • Dan Sperling (Chair), University of California, Davis
  • Debbie Bakker, Hyundai America Technical Center
  • Anthony EggertClimateWorks Foundation
  • Dawn FentonVolvo Group North America
  • Lew FultonUniversity of California, Davis
  • David GreeneUniversity of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Marianne KahColumbia University (ConocoPhillips, ret.)
  • Barbara KissGeneral Motors
  • Karen LaughlinHeising Simons Foundation
  • Michael LordToyota Motor Corporation
  • Patty MonahanCalifornia Energy Commission
  • Lisa SnappU.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Terry TravisEVNoire
  • Sean WatersDaimler Trucks
  • Michael Wang, Argonne National Laboratory


2021 Sponsors

If your organization would like to become a sponsor of Asilomar 2021, contact Tom Mackey at tcmackey@ucdavis.edu.

Asilomar Sponsors 2021