University of Georgia Electric Mobility Summit

University of Georgia Electric Mobility Summit

Driving Georgia's Future

Georgia is fast becoming a hub of investment and activity in electric mobility.  With a vibrant multi-modal transportation network that includes Atlanta-Hartsfield Jackson International Airport, the Port of Savannah, and an extensive road and rail network, the state is poised to be a leader in the adoption of electric mobility technologies for the benefit of the health and resilience of our communities. This inaugural meeting will focus on how the integration of electric mobility in our communities will change our state, the educational programs that we will need to support the growth, and the future of electric mobility in Georgia and beyond its borders.  

Thursday, April 28

Delta Innovation Hub - 210 Spring Street, Athens, Georgia

E-Mobility Showcase and Reception
6:00 - 7:30 p.m. 
Opening Remarks: 
Kyle Tschepikow, Executive Director for Business Engagement and Innovation, University of Georgia
Commissioner Tim Echols, Georgia Public Service Commission

Several student organizations will be on-site showcasing their work in e-mobility.

Light refreshments will be served.

Friday, April 29

Georgia Center - 1197 S Lumpkin Street, Athens, Georgia

Arrive / Continental Breakfast
Outside of Mahler Hall
7:30 a.m.           

Welcome and Opening Remarks
Mahler Hall
8:10 a.m.
Jack Hu, Provost, University of Georgia                    

Opportunities for E-Mobility Technologies
8:30 a.m.
Moderator: Kelley Saussy, Director of Corporate Engagement, College of Engineering, University of Georgia
Stephanie Gossman, Electric Transportation, Georgia Power Company
Russell McMurry, Commissioner, Georgia Department of Transportation

Roundtable 1: Perspectives from the E-Mobility Industry
9:30 a.m.
Moderator: Matthew Auer, Dean, School of International and Public Affairs, University of Georgia
Stuart Countess, President & CEO, Kia Georgia, Inc.
Joe George, President, Cox Automotive Mobility Solutions
Steven Jahng, Director of External Affairs and Social Value, SK Battery America
Keith Wilson, Head of Southeast Partnerships, Rivian Automotive, Inc.
Lincoln Wood, Electrification Policy Manager, Southern Company

Outside Mahler Hall
10:45 a.m.

Roundtable 2: Education Pathways for E-Mobility:  Existing Programs and Future Needs
11:00 a.m.
Moderator: David Tanner, Associate Director, Carl Vinson Institute of Government, University of Georgia
Steven Ferguson, Chief Information Officer, Technical College System of Georgia
Julie Post, President, West Georgia Technical College
Art Recesso, Chief Innovation Officer, University System of Georgia

Lunch / Networking
Magnolia Ballroom

Roundtable 3: A New Mobility Era
Mahler Hall
1:30 p.m.
​Moderator: Mike Pfarrer, Associate Dean for Research and Executive Programs, Terry College of Business, University of Georgia
Anne Blair, Director of EV Policy, Electrification Coalition

Elyse Hart, Assistant Manager, EV Training and Integration, EV Ecosystem, GM
Roger Lin, Vice President of Marketing & Government Relations, Ascend Elements, Inc.
Andrew Sunderman, Senior Manager, Product Management, Global Farming Solutions, AGCO Corporation
Terry Travis, Managing Partner and Co-Founder, EVNoire

Closing Remarks
2:45 p.m.


Cost of Registration: $50

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Room block information

Georgia Center Hotel
1197 South Lumpkin Street
Athens, GA 30602-3603

Reservations: (706) 542-2134

Rate for the Classic Queen or King room is $89.

Must book by March 29, 2022. Reference the conference when booking room for special rate.