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COB Thought Leadership Series
May 26 @ 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.
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
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