A 2017 INRIX Autonomous Vehicle study rated New Orleans as the number one most suitable city in the United States for autonomous technologies.
Whether it's self-driving buses in New Orleans, Port NOLA operations and truck platooning along the I10 corridor, or autonomous transit vehicles in Baton Rouge, southern Louisiana has the potential to become one of the nation's leading innovation centers for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAV)s.
Join your municipal colleagues and national and local experts at a full-day "Connected and Autonomous Vehicle 101" National Roadshow to explore the key aspects of the Autonomous Vehicle Economy and the infrastructure and policy changes that satellite cities, small towns and rural communities in southern Louisiana and the New Orleans - Baton Rouge - Lafayette I10 corridor will need to consider in order to take advantage of coming electrification and self-driving technologies.
Seminar Speakers
Akhil Chauhan, National Director, Smart Mobility and CAV, for Arcadis North America.
Dale Neef, author, strategic technology advisor and founder of DNA Data Solutions LLC *
Bethany Stich, Department Chair of Planning and Urban Studies and the Director of the Transportation Institute (UNOTI) at the University of New Orleans
Chester Wilmot, Professor of Civil Engineering, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Louisiana State University.
August 22, 2019     
8:30 am - 4:30 pm 
Clarion Inn Conference Center
1500 W Highway 30
Gonzales, LA 70737
Lunch Provided
Space is Limited so Early Booking is Recommended
Approved for 5.0 hours of Certification Maintenance (CM) credit for the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) *
Private Sector: $125
State and Municipal Employees and Non-Profits: $100
APA and ICMA Members: $95  
Learn and Discuss
  • Transformational Economic and Technology Trends
  • The Changing Nature of Transportation - Shared, Electric, Connected and Autonomous 
  • Smart City and Autonomous Vehicle Technologies
  • The Implications of the AV Economy for Louisiana Towns and Counties
  • What to do Next: Strategic Planning, Stakeholder Inclusion and Public Outreach
Who Should Attend?  
The Connected and Autonomous 101 education seminar is specifically designed for: 
  • City Managers and Administrators
  • Planners
  • Economic Development Officers
  • Community Development Directors and City Engineers
  • Communications/Public Affairs Directors
  • Information Technology Directors
  • Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) members
 …from Louisiana's counties and "Micropolitan" satellite cities, towns and rural communities along the New Orleans - Baton Rouge - Lafayette corridor.
* DNA Data Solutions is an approved AICP CM education provider 
Questions? Email info@dnadatasolutions.com or telephone (860) 574-5432