Project Description

Mobility Summit – October 5, 2021

Ann Arbor Mobility Summit

Restructuring mobility investment.

Tuesday, October 5 | 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

In-Person Attendance
Sheraton Ann Arbor
3200 Boardwalk Dr.
$150 per ticket

Virtual Attendance
$50 per ticket

Where the automotive industry intersects with era-defining tech innovation, you’ll find Ann Arbor, Michigan.

A global destination for trailblazing OEMs, researchers, and entrepreneurs — the mobility ecosystem flourishes here. The city is also home to the University of Michigan which in 2020 invested more than $1.5 billion in research, making it the top-ranked public research university in the United States.

Emerging from this vibrant collection of mobility leadership is the fourth annual Ann Arbor Mobility Summit, where visionaries from across the globe gather virtually to share, learn, and inspire.

The 2021 theme is Restructuring Mobility Investment. The mobility industry has been rapidly changing. While policy is catching up, we also need to rethink our investment strategies. How should we fund the future of mobility? How could recent policy changes affect private funding in the space? How will evolving safety, equity, and sustainability requirements shape investment strategies? Who will fund and be responsible for our data infrastructure? What investments are automakers prioritizing for the cars of the future?

Join us as we welcome industry leaders, entrepreneurs, public sector officials, transportation leaders, groundbreaking researchers, and curious investors for a day of spirited panels, fireside chats, presentations, and networking. This summit provides a platform for mobility leaders to build connections across sectors and share visions for safeguarding the future of mobility.

Your Mobility Summit ticket purchase includes free admission to the Invest360: Mobility following the summit from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. We hope you’ll join us for this exciting opportunity to hear pitches from the hottest young tech companies in southeast Michigan. In this session, leaders from mobility sector companies will pitch in front of a panel of investor judges for a $50,000 award. This is the second of three Invest360 sessions (Information Technology, Mobility, and Healthcare) happening throughout the week.

These three finalists will then pitch live at the conclusion of Tech Talk on Friday, October 8 when a “People’s Choice” vote will select the foremost Invest360 company who will receive an additional $50,000.

SPARK is offering a limited number of Mobility Summit scholarships to encourage participation from diverse sectors and demographics. Learn more information and apply. Deadline: September 15.

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Keynote Speaker

Sahar Shirazi


Panelists, Guests, and Moderators

Peter Adriaens

University of Michigan

Paul Brown

eLab Ventures

Ryan Buck

Washtenaw Area Transportation Study

Eric Bursch

Toyota Motor North America, Inc.

Royce Channey


Komal Doshi

Ann Arbor SPARK

Mike Flanagan

Ann Arbor SPARK

Emily Frascaroli

Ford Motor Company

Janet Geissler

Michigan Department of Transportation

Patti Glaza

ID Ventures

Asad Hussain


Henry Liu

University of Michigan

Voratima Orawannukul

Mitsubishi Electric

Raj Paul


Trevor Pawl

Michigan Office of Future Mobility and Electrification

Tifani Sadek

University of Michigan Law School

Laura Schewel

StreetLight Data

Luke Schneider

Refraction AI

Maggie Shannon


Chris Stallman

Fontinalis Partners

Brett Steudle


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