• 2020 CAAT Conference
  • May 8, 2020
    8:00 AM – 1:00 PM

    Macomb Community College
    Center Campus - University Center
    Assembly Hall

    44575 Garfield Road
    Clinton Twp, MI 48038

  • Conference Overview

    The 2020 CAAT Conference will be held on Friday, May 8 at Macomb Community College in Clinton Township, MI. Save the date now to be sure you don't miss this popular and free automotive conference!

    The theme of this year’s conference is Preparing Technicians for Autonomous Technologies. Opening remarks will be made by Macomb Community College president, Jim Sawyer.

    Listen to Detroit Driven Mobility Moments recent interview of CAAT Director Ben Cruz regarding the growing need for a workforce with the advanced skills in design, development, and manufacturing required for the growing field of autonomous technologies.

    Our tentative speaker lineup includes:

    • Keynote Speaker: Richard Blust, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems North America, Test and Validation Manager, Continental
    • Michele R. Mueller, Senior Project Manager, Michigan Department of Transportation
      - on Connected and Automated Vehicles
    • Jessica Robinson, Executive Director, Michigan Mobility Institute
       - on the State of Mobility
    • National Center for Autonomous Technologies (NCAT)
      • Jonathan Beck, Director, NCAT
         - Autonomous Air Technologies
      • Chris Hadfield, Director, Minnesota State Transportation Center of Excellence
         - Autonomous Land Technologies
      • Jill Zande, President and Executive Director, Marine Advanced Technology Education Center
         - Autonomous Sea Technologies
    • Michele Economou Ureste, Executive Director, Workforce Intelligence Network
       - on the Technician/Technologist Labor Market

    CAAT is also planning to provide an opportunity for attendees to visit with various local STEM-based organizations.

    View the Agenda

    New Location:
    Due to facility renovations at our south campus conference center, the 2020 conference will be held at Macomb’s Center Campus in Clinton Township, in the University Center’s Assembly Hall.

    While the conference is free to attend, registration will be required. Stay tuned for additional information on this free professional development opportunity!


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