ACES Annual Affiliate Meeting

Energy for Our Future
Roundtable, Keynote, and Happy Hour Reception

Cities. Density. Culture. Traffic. Business. Customers. Growth. Congestion. All of these words have taken on new significance in the past three years, particularly in Seattle and Bellevue, where the nature of work and workers has changed forever and the future of vibrant cities lies in the hands of those with a transformative vision. Join T-Mobile, PACCAR, and municipal leaders to discuss the future of cities.

Join us as we welcome City of Bellevue Mayor Lynne Robinson and visionary developer Michael Christ to our first in-person Annual Meeting since 2019! This year, we will meet at the vibrant and accessible Southport on Lake Washington. On December 8, don’t miss this opportunity to be part of a fascinating participatory conversation that looks into the challenges faced by dense cities and the opportunities for those same cities to emerge stronger.

Renton Mayor Armondo Pavone will welcome our attendees with Bruce Agnew and co-chair Byran Mistele. We’ll be introducing our new co-chair at this meeting and welcoming T-Mobile, PACCAR, and the City of Sherwood, Oregon, to our panel.

Welcome Reception from 3 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Join us when you arrive for a relaxing cup of coffee and light refreshments, the perfect start to an evening of conversation.

The Future of Cities Roundtable from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Our Annual Meeting attendees will have the opportunity to gain a glimpse into what propels regions forward and what might be holding our region back. While the ACES technologies hold the key to the promises of a sustainable future, the cooperation of people who value equity in economic opportunity will ultimately bring about the next generation of connected and vibrant regions. We’ll be announcing panel members to all those who subscribe to the Mobility Minute.

This roundtable will conclude with a Keynote Conversation between ACES Networks Director Scott O. Kuznicki and Mayor Lynne Robinson, a glimpse into how Bellevue’s transformational transportation team is making a difference in Washington, DC, and Washington State.

Keynote Speaker from 4:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Following the roundtable discussion, our event features Michael Christ, whose vision of clean energy and a diversity of transportation connections is bringing Southport to the next level.

Happy Hour Reception from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
This year’s happy hour will set the stage for business and leisure dinners with friends at Southport and in the Landing, just a short walk away. You won’t want to miss this unique event and an evening at Southport!

Dinner at Southport or The Landing
Post-event dinners may be scheduled ad-hoc as desired by individual participants. Take your network to the next level with our Network and invite someone you do not know for a leisurely walk in Renton’s finest developments!


Thursday, December 8, 2022
3:00 PM – 7:00 PM


Southport on Lake Washington
The Office
1103 Lake Washington Blvd N
Renton, WA 98056


Scott Kuznicki

Event Hosts

Bruce Agnew

Director, Cascadia Center
Since 2017, Bruce has served as Director of the ACES NW Network based in Seattle and Bellevue, Washington. The Network is dedicated to the acceleration of ACES (Autonomous-Connected-Electric-Shared) technology in Northwest transportation for the movement of people and goods. ACES is co-chaired by Tom Alberg, Co-Founder and managing partner of Madrona Venture Group in Seattle and Bryan Mistele, CEO/Co-Founder of INRIX global technology in Kirkland. In 2022, Bruce became the director of the newly created Pacific Northwest Economic Region (PNWER) Regional Infrastructure Accelerator. Initial funding for the Accelerator has come from the Build America Bureau of the USDOT. PNWER is a statutory public/private nonprofit created in 1991 by the U.S. states of Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Montana, and Washington and the Canadian provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, and Saskatchewan and the territories of the Northwest Territories and the Yukon. PNWER has 16 cross-border working groups for common economic and environmental initiatives.

Scott Kuznicki

Research Fellow, Cascadia Center for Regional Development
Scott O. Kuznicki is the two-time recipient of the Transportation Futures Fellowship with the Discovery Institute's Cascadia Center for Regional Development. Across the six-year program, Scott is conducting research related to transportation policy and operations with an emphasis on human factors and machine learning, technology integration related to automated vehicle operations, and the long-term sustainability of the transportation system overall. His particular research focus is the economic opportunity and sustainability afforded by world-class motorway systems. Scott is the President and Managing Engineer at Modern Traffic Consultants, the Associate Director of the ACES Northwest Network, and the founder of the International Motorway Institute.