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April 30, 2024 | Tom Ballard

CO.MOBILITY Summit is less than three weeks away

Nearly three-dozen sessions, including two keynotes, are planned for the event that begins on May 20.

It’s less than three weeks away.

What is it? We’re talking about the second annual CO.MOBILITY Summit scheduled for May 20 through 22 in Chattanooga, and it promises to be bigger and better than the inaugural one in 2023, if that is possible.

After an opening reception from 5 to 8 p.m. EDT on May 20 at the Chattanooga Marriott Downtown, programming runs the next two days with 35 sessions on the agenda, including two keynote presentations. They are:

  • Peter Chapman, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of IonQ, a quantum computing hardware and software company based in College Park, MD, speaks at 9:15 a.m. EDT on May 21; and
  • Eric Ries, Author of The Lean Startup about the movement that is transforming how new products are built and launched, delivers his keynote at 11 a.m. EDT on May 21.

The other 33 sessions include 22 on May 21, divided into four categories – people, goods, energy, and data. Those focus on the areas that The Company Lab (CO.LAB), which is organizing the three-day event, has identified as encompassing the sustainable mobility space. There are an additional 11 sessions on May 22 – six in the morning and five in the afternoon.

Tasia Malakasis

The full agenda can be found here.

“Chattanooga’s reputation for having so many globally recognized companies and resources in the sustainable mobility space isn’t a secret anymore,” said Tasia Malakasis, CO.LAB’s CEO. “People know Chattanooga is the place to be for this kind of innovation. We’re thrilled to not just showcase this but also create an opportunity for hundreds of innovators, corporate leaders, policymakers, investors and researchers to connect, collaborate and lead the charge in electrification, quantum, autonomous technology, smart city development, supply chain and more.”

Here’s a snapshot of the May 21 session topics in each of the four categories:

  • People – “Making Public Transportation Cleaner,” “The Future of Electric Vehicles in the Southeast,” “Mobility in the Southeast,” and “The Future of Clean Aviation.”
  • Goods – “A Look at Autonomous Supply Chain,” “Creating Smarter Cities,” “Making the Future a Reality: Some Lessons Learned,” and “The Importance of Investing in Locals.”
  • Energy – A mini-pitch from the participants in the “Techstars Industries of the Future Accelerator,” “Rural Entrepreneurship in the Southeast,” and “Debating Electrification.”
  • Data – “Changing How Chattanooga Moves,” “Maximizing Quantum for Economic Development,” and “How Quantum Networks Accelerate Technology.”

On the final day of the conference, the sessions include:

  • Morning – Four different presentations on quantum industry verticals in healthcare, logistics, advanced manufacturing, and energy.
  • Afternoon – A sustainable mobility reverse pitch hosted by CO.LAB and TennSMART and a Smart Corridor open house.

Tickets are available at this link.

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