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COB Thought Leadership Series

May 26, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Batteries, electric charging stations, electric grids, electric school Buses, electric delivery vans and trucks, fleet management, drones, workforce training, and more!

In 2021, Governor JB Pritzker and the General Assembly passed the Reimagining Electric Vehicles in Illinois Act (REV Illinois Act) into law. This groundbreaking program is designed to bolster Illinois manufacturing – already a top destination for electric vehicle (EV) manufacturing in the United States – and to grow the ecosystem to create new capacity for EV vehicle and component parts production. Since then, a lot of progresses have been made in moving towards the bold goal, including research conducted by GSU and UIC faculty on EV supply chain.

This event will bring policy makers, private sector leaders, and other stakeholders to share progresses, discuss opportunities and challenges they are still facing in galvanizing towards this bold vision.

Event Schedule

9 – 9:30 a.m.
Check-In and Networking

9:30 – 9:35 a.m.
Opening Remarks by President Green

9:35 – 10:05 a.m.
Building Illinois as the Silicon Valley of EV: Federal, State, and Regional Policies

10:05 – 10:35 a.m.
Manufacturing in the EV Industry: A Panel Discussion

10:35 – 11:05 a.m.
Workforce Development for the EV Industry

11:05 – 11:30 a.m.
Advanced Air Mobility: The Future is Now

11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Closing Remarks and Networking




Contact Name: Camryn Tunney

Contact Email: ctunney@imec.org


May 26, 2023
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Governors State University
1 University Pkwy
University Park, IL 60484 United States
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