THE ART CENTER SUMMIT | Designing Sustainable Mobility

2007 Summit Program

Tuesday, February 6, 2007

Art Center's Hillside Campus

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Summit Opening Reception – Hosted by

Colors, Materials and Trends Exploration Lab, Hillside Campus

DAY 1: Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Art Center's South Campus Wind Tunnel

7:30 am – 8:30 am


Continental Breakfast – Hosted by Whole Foods Market - Pasadena

8:30 am – 12:00 pm     

Morning Sessions

Art Center Welcome: Conference Overview – Dave Muyres, Nate Young

Morning Keynote : The Environmental Challenge – Christopher Flavin

Design and the Sustainable Mobility Challenge – Christopher E. Bangle

10:00 am – 10:15 am  

Morning Break

10:15 am – 12:00 am  

Panel Discussion: Been There, Done That: A historical look at how innovators have met the challenge – Paul MacCready, Jay Baldwin, and Budd Steinhilber, with John Paul Kusz, Moderator

Interactive Shareout – Udaya Patnaik and Jump facilitators

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Lunch – Wind Tunnel

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Afternoon Sessions 

Out of Oil: The need for change and a “what next?” – David Goodstein

Entrepreneurial Insight into Meeting the Sustainability Challenge – A conversation with Dean Kamen and Stan Kong

Five-Minute Pitch Sessions: Fast paced presentations of sustainable mobility perspectives and inventions ranging from the feasible to the strategic.

  • Honda Milliken Project: 'Nashville' Student Team
  • Anne Burdick : Acting Chair of the Graduate Media Design Program, Art Center
  • Peter Tredwell: Designer and Entrepreneur, Alumni, Art Center
  • Andy Ogden: Chair, Graduate Industrial Design, Art Center
  • MIT Media Lab:
    Raul-David Pablano, Researcher, MIT, The Media Laboratory
    Eric F. Weber, Visiting Scholar, MIT, The Media Laboratory

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Afternoon Break

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm  

Interactive Shareout – Udaya Patnaik and Jump facilitators

Closing Comments – Dave Muyres, Nate Young

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Shuttle Transportation to Hillside Campus

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Evening Reception – Hosted by Johnson Controls, Inc.

Student Dining Room

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Evening Keynote Program – Ahmanson Theater

Art Center’s Sustainable Mobility Commitment – Richard Koshalek, Nate Young

Summit highlight reel by Art Center Graduate Film students

Opening Remarks – Linda S. Adams, Secretary, California Environmental Protection Agency

Introducing Robert F. Kennedy, Jr – Ed Begley, Jr.

Keynote: Crimes Against Nature: The Need to Move Forward Is Now – Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

DAY 2: Thursday, February 8, 2007

Art Center's South Campus Wind Tunnel

7:30 am – 8:30 am

Continental Breakfast – Hosted by Whole Foods Market - Pasadena

South Campus Wind Tunnel

8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Morning Sessions

Overview and Perspective: Shareout/discussion – Udaya Patnaik

Morning Keynote: The Industry Ahead – Amory Lovins

Industry Panel: Today’s Industry Looks Forward – Bill Breen moderates a panel of transportation industry specialists including Chris Bangle, John Boesel, Larry Erickson, and Ben Knight.

10:30 am – 10:45 am

Morning Break – Wind Tunnel

10:45 am – 12:00 pm

Panel Discussion: Creating new business models and incentives that drive innovation in sustainability – Mark Goodstein, Dan Sturges, Ben Schwegler, with Joel Mackower, Moderator

12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

Lunch and Activity

Preparing the Next Generation – Udaya Patnaik and Jump facilitators

1:15 pm – 2:00 pm

Afternoon Sessions

Final Synthesis – Udaya Patnaik

Closing Comments – Dave Muyres, Nate Young

2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Ride and Drive

Green Car Journal will be conducting a ride and drive session for attendees on the afternoon of February 8th, featuring alternative fuel vehicles from leading global manufacturers.


Schedule subject to change