October 31, 2014
8:00am-5:00pm

Cowles Auditorium
Hubert H. Humphrey Center
301 19th Ave. So., Minneapolis, MN 
University of Minnesota


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**We are currently seeking abstracts for publication in a special symposium issue of the Minnesota Journal of Law, Science & Technology**

The conference will convene a multidisciplinary group of leaders from academia, government, industry, and civil society to explore the legal, ethical, technical, and policy dimensions of automated and autonomous vehicles at the local, state, and national levels.

RAND Corporation senior research Karlyn Stanley will discuss opportunities and challenges that lay ahead for autonomous and automated vehicles and the legal, regulatory, and policy frameworks responsible for their oversight and governance. Richard Bishop, Automation Expert from the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) will speak on the state-of-the-art in autonomous vehicle technology. University of South Carolina law professor Bryant Walker Smith will address legal, ethical, and policy issues surrounding automated driving. Senator Scott Dibble (DFL-61), MN Department of Health Commissioner Edward Ehlinger, Santa Clara University law professor Dorothy Glancy, and University of Minnesota professor David Levinson will head a panel discussion on the impacts and implications of autonomous vehicles for society.

Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie will close the conference by addressing opportunities and visions for Minnesota.

Breakout sessions will feature high-level expert panelists from government, industry, academia, civil society, and the legal community addressing such topics as: industry and design perspectives; civil liability and insurance; criminal liability; regional and city planning perspectives, and ethics, equity, and access.

A symposium collecting articles based on this conference will be published in the Spring 2015 issue of the highly ranked Minnesota Journal of Law, Science & Technology (MJLST), a multidisciplinary journal edited by University of Minnesota faculty and law students. We invite you to submit an abstract to be considered for publication in this symposium issue.

Intended Audience: This conference is intended for lawyers, policymakers, industry members, urban and regional planners, transportation specialists, insurance professionals, STEM educators, media, faculty, students, and members of the public.

Registration fees: $150 before Oct. 17. $180 after Oct. 17. Registration is $50 for students and University of Minnesota faculty and staff (free registration for students is now full). Registration fees include breakfast, lunch, and continuing legal education credits. To register, click here.

Directions/Maps: Directions and a map for Cowles Auditorium in the Hubert H. Humphrey Center can be found at http://www1.umn.edu/twincities/maps/HHHSPA/.

Parking: The closest parking ramp is the 19th Avenue Ramp. For more information on parking options, including directions and a map to the 19th Avenue Ramp, please visit http://www1.umn.edu/pts/park/facilities/19thaveramp.html.

Continuing Legal Education (CLE): This event has approved for 6.25 Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits in Minnesota (event code 197175). Applications for CLE have been filed and are pending in Wisconsin and Iowa.

Sponsors: The event is made possible through funding and support from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, Transportation Policy and Economic Competitiveness Program, the Center for Transportation Studies, and the Minnesota Journal of Law, Science, and Technology.