• Speaker

  • Moderator

Wednesday, July 30


  • Gordon Feller, Meeting of the Minds

The Sustainable Mobility Policy Imperative

  • Gail Achterman, Program Host & Chair, Oregon Transportation Commission
  • Irv Miller, Group Vice President, Toyota Motor Sales USA (principal sponsor, Meeting of the Minds)

Segment 1: The Road Ahead

Overview: More of the Same or a Different Game?

  • Presentation by Michael Meyer, Georgia Institute of Technology
9:00Audience Polling Exercise

Ed Warnock, Cumulus Resources LLC.


Panel Discussion

  • Moderator: Michael Meyer
  • Sue Keil, Director, City of Portland Department of Transportation
  • Lynn Peterson, Clackamas County Commissioner
  • Pat Reiten—President, Pacific Power
  • Bill Wyatt, Director, Executive Director, Port of Portland
  • Susan Zielinski, Sustainable Mobility & Accessibility Research and Transformation (SMART), a project of CARRS, the Center for Advancing Research and Solutions for Society at the University of Michigan

Keynote: Transportation at the Crossroads

  • The Honorable Theodore Kulongoski, Governor of Oregon
10:30Panel Reconvene (continues)
11:00Question and Answer Session
11:15Audience Polling Exercise
11:30Breakout Time/Personal Networking

Lunch Address: The Impacts of Climate Change on the Pacific Northwest

  • Tim Barnett, Ph.D., Scripps Institute

Segment 2: Vehicles, Propulsion Systems and Fuel Options

Overview: Silver Bullets … or Silver Buckshot?

  • Panel Moderator: Steve Marshall, Senior Fellow, Cascadia Center
    1:45Audience Polling Exercise

    Panel Discussion

    • Brian Silverstein, Vice President, Operation & Planning, Bonneville Power Administration
    • Jim Francfort, Idaho National Labs
    • Steven Hawke, SVP Customer Service and Delivery, Portland General Electric.
    • Curtis Robinhold, BP Alternative Energy
    • Maja Vekjkovic— Director General of the National Research Center (Canada) Institute for Fuel Cell Innovation (NRC-IFCI), formerly the Innovation Centre and of the National Fuel Cell Program.
    2:40Audience Q&A

    Segment 3: What Others are Doing?

    Learning Cities as a Strategy for Leading Change and Shaping the Future

    • Tim Campbell, Chairman, Urban Age Institute

    Flexible Carpooling, A Case in Point — What Can Portland, Seattle, Vancouver (or Your City) Learn from San Francisco and Washington D.C.?

    • Paul Minett, Managing Director, Trip Convergence LTD
    4:15Audience Q&A
    4:30Audience Polling Exercise
    4:45Wrap Up

    Reception at Portland Art Museum’s Mark Building

    Thursday, July 31st


    • Gordon Feller

    Yesterday in Review; Today in Preview

    • Gail Achterman, Program Host & Chair, Oregon Transportation Commission

    Segment 4: Urban Design & Development

    Overview: Can we live in a different way so we don’t have to drive so much?

    • Panel Moderator: Meg Nealon, Partner, LandDesign
    8:30Audience Polling Exercise

    Panel Discussion

    • Eric Clifton, VP, Sustainable Business Development, Newland Communities
    • Paul Farmer, Executive Director and CEO, American Planning Association
    • Scott Griffith, CEO, Zipcar
    • Charles Kelly, Chairman of The Canadian Public Affairs Consulting Group
    • Paul Moore, Transportation Planner, Glatting Jackson Kercher Anglin Inc.
    9:15Audience Q&A

    Segment 5: Tolls, Taxes, Technology and Takes on the New Carbon Economy

    Overview: Turbo Charging the Installed Base (Transportation Systems Management and Pricing Strategies to Improve Capacity)

    • Moderator: Arthur J. O’Donnell, Executive Director, Center for Resource Solutions
    10:15Audience Polling Exercise

    Panel Discussion

    • Rob Bertini, Associate Professor, PSU and Director of the Oregon Transportation Research and Education Consortium (OTREC)
    • Naveen Lamba, IBM Global Services
    • Randy Pozdena, Managing Director, EcoNorthwest
    • Geoff Wardle, Director, Advanced Mobility Research, Art Center College of Design (Pasadena)
    11:10Audience Q&A
    11:30Breakout Time/Personal Networking

    Lunch Address: Tales From My Travels With Toyota: Transportation Anecdotes and Observations from Clients, Conference, and Countries Worldwide

    • Bill Reinert, National Manager of Advanced Technology for Toyota Motor Sales, USA

    Plenary Address: As We End, Let Us Begin

    • Alan Webber
    2:00Audience Q&A

    Strategic Choices For The Road Ahead: Next Steps, Closing Thoughts

    Also: Final Audience Polling Exercise

    • Gail Achterman
    2:45End of Program
    Meeting of the Minds is made possible by the generous support of these organizations: