the future of the Automobile Conference


The Future of the Automobile Conference, held at the Petersen Automotive Museum, brings together immersive and inspirational talks, demos, test drives and exhibitions to give a glimpse into the future of our mobility. The conference explores the brave new world of the personal transportation revolution that is set to transform every city in the world.


2018 COnference


2018 Conference Schedule


8:30 - 9:30 am

9:30 - 10:30 am

10:40 - 11:30 am

11:40 - 12:30 pm

12:30 - 1:30 pm

1:30 - 2:30 pm

2:40 - 3:30 pm

3:40 - 4:30 pm

4:30 pm

Opening Panel: Perspectives on Future of the Automobile

Moderated Conversation: Designing the Future with Franz Von Holzhausen, Tesla

Breakout Sessions: Cutting-Edge Technologies // Future of Racing

Breakout Sessions: Future of Trucking // LA Planners Design for AVs

Lunch on the Promenade

Plenary Panel: Detroit Versus Silicon Valley: Who and When?

Breakout Sessions: AV Tech and Design // Ethics and Regulations

Breakout Sessions: Future of Cars Around the World // AV's Economic Future

Conference Wrap-up and Rooftop Cocktail Reception