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Generous support from members and partners enables the ACES Northwest Network to create events and carry the story of transformative mobility to other organizations as well.  The Seminar Series events, Community Cooperation Series forums, and Signature Events are all made possible by our members, partners, and friends.

Upcoming Events

The Future of Logistics
ACES Seminar Series
October 19, 2021

The Washington State Transportation Commission welcomes Network members and affiliates to the second Commission session this year focused on the cleaner and more efficient future offered by ACES technologies in this session covering advancements in trucking, rail freight, agriculture, and aerial mobility.  Offered in conjunction with PNWER and hosted by the Transportation Commission.  Register with the Commission before October 18, 2021.

Bellevue and Eastside Technology Roundtable
Special Event
November 12, 2021

Business, civic, political, and technology leaders from across the Eastside follow the stunning COSM Technology Summit with an in-depth look at what’s in store for Bellevue and the Eastside’s leading cities in the coming decade. 

Annual Membership Meeting
December 9, 2021

Last year’s record-breaking fully-virtual Annual Membership Meeting will be hard to beat but we think you’ll be pleasantly surprised at what’s in store for 2022 and beyond. Consider sponsoring our event and securing your spot on the podium in December!  Contact Scott Kuznicki or Bruce Agnew for more details.

January 2022

While we don’t yet know the format of these major industry events, rest assured that we are going to give you insights that are laser-focused on the Pacific Northwest with a global perspective.  We’ll be discussing this in a special Members and Partners call in November.  Join the Network now and be a part of the change you want to see.

Transforming Transportation
ACES Signature Event
June 2022

The strength of our Network is connections and the success of our Network is collaboration.  Next year’s Signature Event will feature an informative look at how the new U.S. administration is fundamentally transforming the landscape of mobility and energy.  ACES Northwest Network members and active non-profit partners will be offered access to an exclusive private reception featuring elected officials from regional municipalities, the Washington State Legislature, and the United States Congress.

Autonomous Vehicles Live!
October 2022

Continuing effects from the COVID-19 global crisis, including supply chain issues and travel restrictions, have led us to postpone this event until October 2022.  In its place, we plan to offer a special Seminar Series event on logistics and automation, as a precursor to the COSM Summit, which focuses on the convergence of technologies and applications that continue to transform our world.

Every day on roads throughout our region, thousands of vehicles operate with seamless driver assistance technologies.  Now we are ready to help bring these advancements to the new line of all-electric fleets being deployed to serve ports, warehouses, deliveries, passengers, and you.  Don’t miss this incredible event in beautiful downtown Bellevue and see our Pacific Northwest companies demonstrating autonomous vehicles, live and in-person!  Keep an eye on the Mobility Minute for more information.

Recent Events

Shared Rides, Shared Opportunities
August 2021

The future of mobility is supercharged by ACES technologies and it’s already here.  For more than a decade, on-demand shared ride services have been providing reliable and comfortable trips to people around the globe.  Now, in the midst of a global crisis that has changed how people work and commute forever, we see a huge opportunity for shared ride services to dramatically expand access to suburban communities and bring riders to rail and bus transit.  You won’t want to miss this blockbuster event featuring ACES member companies and new additions to our long list of affiliates!  Look for more information in July!

Going Vertical: Opportunities for Advanced/Urban Air Mobility
ACES Seminar Series Workshop
May 18-19, 2021

Advanced/Urban Air Mobility systems are already transporting freight and people using safe, quiet, and reliable all-electric multi-rotor aircraft.   The Pacific Northwest’s largest cities provide for use cases that could dramatically improve disaster response and access to medical care while providing mobility options that advance equity and sustainability.  Contribute your ideas and share your experiences in this special ACES Seminar Series workshop event!  This event is being delivered in collaboration with Cascade AUVSI.

Charge Up Your Fleet
ACES Seminar Series
March 23, 2021

Battery technologies have advanced dramatically even as prices continue to fall.  The immediate and long-term economics of fleet electrification justify capital investments in fleets.  We’ll hear from ACES members, partners, and friends regarding the growing opportunities for capital investments in new EVs, EV charging infrastructure, local solar power generation with battery storage, and shared fleet charging capabilities.

2020 Annual Membership Meeting
Annual Membership Event
December 9, 2020

Our first fully-virtual membership meeting is open to ACES members, partners, and friends.  Social media integration will be a part of this year’s event so you can be a part of telling the story.  This year’s theme is “Big Trends in the New Normal”.

The Future of Commuting
ACES Seminar Series
October 27, 2020

Gain a deeper understanding of the trends driving the new ways people will connect and remain connected in a world where safe rideshare services leverage digital connectivity like never before.  Sponsored by Verizon.

Electrify Sea-Tac
ACES Seminar Series
August 25, 2020

The Port of Seattle’s leadership in sustainable development of economic assets has laid the foundation for a clean fuels oasis in an ocean of trees, opening new opportunities highlighted in an ACES Research Report by Scott O. Kuznicki.  Offered in conjunction with publicity partners PNWER and AUVSI Cascade.

Past Events

Urban Air Mobility Conference
Partnering with AUVSI Cascade and the Community Air Mobility Initiative
April 2020

ACES Executive Director Bruce Agnew and Discovery Fellow Scott O. Kuznicki presented to a diverse audience of more than 200, addressing emerging capabilities of urban air mobility systems and partnerships with energy providers.

Tech+Mobility Conference
ACES Seminar Series

Explore the ridership trends and market forces that point to a strong future for vanpools with insights on new service models from an ACES Research Report prepared by Discovery Fellow Scott O. Kuznicki.

2019 Annual Membership Meeting
Annual Membership Event
November 2019

Hosted by Amazon in Bellevue, this meeting featured a roundtable with the City of Bellevue’s Transportation Director and the perennially popular post-meeting social hour.

Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting Reception
January 2020

ACES members and friends collaborated during TRB in Washington, DC, supporting meetings with major mobility exhibitors and Congressional leaders.

Pacific Northwest Economic Region Forum:  Transportation of Tomorrow
In partnership with PNWER
November 2019

Executive Director Bruce Agnew delivered a panel conversation focused on Pacific Northwest companies and their work in mobility, featuring Bryan Mistele, Tom Alberg, Fran Doherty, and Discovery Fellow Scott O. Kuznicki.

ACES for All Community Listening Session
ACES Community Cooperation Series
October 2019

Co-sponsored by the Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce, and moderated by Andrea Reay, this first event of our new series focused on community-level opportunities and challenges, was focused on understanding how local needs can inform the deployment of ACES technologies.  This event funded by all 2019 Sustaining Members.

Signature Event featuring Lawrence Burns
ACES Signature Series
April 2019

Automotive executive and author Lawrence Burns joined ACES members and friends for an inspiring and informative presentation followed with more than 30 minutes of direct audience interaction.  Hosted by The Bellevue Collection.

European Road Conference
October 2018

Discovery Fellow Scott O. Kuznicki was featured in Dubrovnik, where he presented and served as a panelist in a special workshop session regarding the new ACES technologies and their impacts on infrastructure and operations.  Sponsored by Transpo Group.

3 Revolutions Conference
February 2018

Network members and friends joined Executive Director Bruce Agnew of the Cascadia Center for Regional Development and the City of Bellevue’s Steve Marshall at the 3 Revolutions Conference hosted by UC Davis.

ACES Northwest Network Forum (Membership Meeting)
March 15, 2018

This third meeting of the entire membership was a turning point for membership growth and new collaboration in support of legislative testimony by ACES experts.  Hosted by the Madrona Venture Group.

PSE Ride-and-Drive Electric Day
May 2018

The ACES Northwest Network partnered with Forth and with PSE in support of this community event open to anyone willing to learn more about electric vehicles.

Pacific Northwest Economic Region Forum
November 2017

ACES Northwest Network Executive Director Bruce Agnew and Discovery Fellow and newly-selected ACES Programs Director Scott O. Kuznicki presented the economic benefits of ACES technologies to PNWER delegates, providing legislative members the tools to support improved adoption of critical safety and efficiency technologies.

Autonomous Shuttles for Local Mobility
ACES Seminar Series
October 20, 2017

Safe demonstrations of electric autonomous shuttles have created investments in these local mobility tools, which will be used to connect people to public transit without the need for valuable parking space.  Sponsored by ACES member Transpo Group at the Mercer Island Community and Event Center.