Transportation Innovation and Policy in a Fragmenting World

August 22-25, 2017

Organized under the auspices of the Energy and Alternative Fuels Committees of the U.S. Transportation Research Board

Hosted by the UC Davis Institute of Transportation Studies

This year’s Asilomar conference will respond to an acknowledgment highlighted at the Paris climate conference (COP21) in December 2015 that transportation, beyond vehicles and fuels, has not received enough attention. Sessions will address emerging issues, including “global peak oil demand,” vehicle electrification, sustainable freight, and the energy impact of shared mobility and automated vehicles. The conference will also address the growing skepticism of globalization and shifting climate policies—the emerging trends, tensions and uncertainties. What are the opportunities, challenges and limitations? What new international and public-private strategies and partnerships might be pursued?


The agenda is available here. Please continue to check this page as the agenda is updated.

Asilomar 2017 Steering Committee

  • Dan Sperling (Chair), University of California, Davis
  • Alberto Ayala, Sacramento Air Quality Management District
  • Steve Cliff, California Air Resources Board
  • Anthony Eggert, ClimateWorks Foundation
  • Dawn Fenton, Volvo Group North America
  • Genevieve Giuliano, University of Southern California
  • Niel Golightly, Shell Oil Company
  • David Greene, University of Tennessee
  • Roland Hwang, Natural Resources Defense Council
  • Amy Myers Jaffe, University of California, Davis
  • Paul Leiby, Oak Ridge National Laboratory; TRB Chair of Energy Committee
  • Tim Lipman, UC Berkeley; TRB Chair of Alternative Fuel Committee
  • Robert Noland, Rutgers University; TRB Chair of Climate Change Task Force
  • Lisa Snapp, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Tom Turrentine, University of California, Davis
  • John Viera, Ford Motor Company
  • John Wall, Cummins Inc.(ret.)
  • Michael Q. Wang, Argonne National Laboratory
  • Jacob Ward, U.S. Department of Energy

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