The inaugural event will feature panel discussions, exhibitions and more covering the upcoming evolution of the automotive industry
Los Angeles (March 27, 2018) – The Petersen Automotive Museum, in partnership with the Los Angeles World Affairs Council, will host “The Future of the Automobile Conference” on Thursday, May 3 from 8:30 AM to 6 PM. The day-long series of talks and panel sessions at the museum will bring together leaders in the auto, tech and city-planning fields. They will discuss autonomous vehicles, the impact of AVs on city landscapes, the future of auto racing and the competition between auto manufacturers and tech companies to design the next generation of transportation.
“As one of the nation’s preeminent automotive museums, it is our duty to share both the history and the future of the automobile,” said Petersen Executive Director Terry L. Karges. “Situated in the heart of Los Angeles, the Petersen is immersed in the transportation revolution. We want to be at the forefront of this conversation.”
“The world of the automobile is changing before our eyes, and Los Angeles is at the epicenter of this change,” said Los Angeles World Affairs Council President and CEO Terry McCarthy. “Our conference will discuss the paradigm shifts in the car industry that will soon impact every country in the world.”
Notable speakers will include Alex Roy, Founder of Human Driving Association, Jill Sciarappo, Strategic Marketing Director for Automated Driving at Intel, and Ted Schilowitz, Futurist at Paramount Pictures, as well as experts from Caltech, Microsoft and the Art Center College of Design.
To learn more about the conference or to purchase tickets to the event, please visit www.futureoftheautomobile.org. For more information about the Los Angeles World Affairs Council visit www.lawac.org. For more information about the Petersen Automotive Museum, visit www.petersen.org.
ABOUT THE PETERSEN
The Petersen Automotive Museum Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charity. The Museum is located at 6060 Wilshire Boulevard (at Fairfax) in Los Angeles, California, 90036. Admission prices are $16 for general admission adults, $13 for seniors and students with ID, $8 for children ages 3 to 12. Active military with ID, personal care attendants and children under three are admitted free. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For general information, call 323-930-CARS or visit www.Petersen.org.
The Los Angeles World Affairs Council (LAWAC) is the premier public affairs forum in Southern California, focused on the future of California and the world. Founded in 1953, LAWAC is non-partisan and non-profit. For more information visit www.lawac.org or call (424) 258-6160.