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*Registration and Information desk open from 7:00-17:00 in the lobby of The Blackwell Ballroom

7:00-09:00   Registration open outside of The Blackwell Ballroom (2nd floor)
Coffee / tea and continental breakfast available

09:00           Opening Ceremony, featuring Giorgio Rizzoni, PhD,
IFAC AAC Conference Host
Director, The Ohio State University Center for Automotive Research
Professor, The Ohio State University Departments of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering

09:30            Plenary: Lars Nielsen, Linköping University, Sweden
“Force-Centric Perspectives on Autonomous Safety Maneuvers”, introduced by Giorgio Rizzoni

10:30             Coffee break
SPONSORED BY Honda North America

11:00             Technical Sessions – MoAT3 and MoAT4

13:00              Lunch and Keynote: Chen-Fang Chang, LGM, General Motors, USA 
“Vehicle Electrification at GM”, introduced by Marcello Canova
SPONSORED BY: General Motors

14:30              "A conversation about Future Area of Research Findings for our community" 
Led by Giorgio Rizzoni, PhD

15:30              Technical Sessions – MoBt3, MoBT4, and MoBT5

17:30-20:30 Transportation to the evening’s social event at The Ohio State University Center for Automotive Research

  • Meet the charter busses outside of the main entrance to The Blackwell

17:30-20:00 Social and Student Networking Event
The Ohio State University Center for Automotive Research
930 Kinnear Road, Columbus, OH  43212

Join us at our own Center for Automotive Research for a fun and lively heavy hors d’oeuvres reception, complete with live music, as well as a space for Student Networking and Recruitment with some of our symposium sponsors!

Non-alcoholic beverages will be available at will, including bottled water, and Coca-Cola soda products.

Reception will take place in three of our spaces: our High Bay (beverages), the Heavy-Duty Chassis Dyno (hors d’oeuvres and band), and our Motorsport Team Garage (desserts and coffee/tea) to encourage mingling.

Student networking and recruitment event will take place in the CAR Classroom, Room 198.

Entertainment will be provided by local band, The Neal Show!

"The Neal Show! is a six-piece band featuring the brilliant songwriting of Neal Havener. Neal has been performing original music since the 80s -- his songs range from folksy, jazzy and sentimental to quirky, silly and contemplative.

The band features Neal on guitar/harmonica/vocals; Jack Burgess on bass/vocals; Pete Vogel on keys; Dave Schuiteman on percussion/vocals; Aaron Minnick on horns; and Rebecca Sutton on woodwinds/vocals.

They've been performing in town since 2018.

Logistics: Two busses will begin continuous loops between The Blackwell main entrance and CAR, beginning at 17:15 p.m., with last trip taking place at 20:15 p.m.

  • For those driving themselves, free parking in the CAR parking lots will be available and more information parking will be forthcoming in communications.

Dress code: business, with high likelihood of warm and humid weather, so comfort is key! Note while our classroom is air-conditioned (room for the student/industry networking event), our social spaces are not air-conditioned.