Business Advisory Committee - Fall 2010 Meeting

October 5, 2010



2:30 - 2:35 pm

Shuttle available from the Hotel Orrington to Allen Center

2:30 -5:00 pm

BAC Workshop -- The "Greening" of Transportation 2: Sustainability via Alternative Fuels
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Location: Tribune Auditorium, James L. Allen Center, Northwestern University

4:30 - 5:30 pm

Shuttle available from Hotel Orrington to Allen Center

5:00 pm

Reception and Cocktails

Location: First Floor Lounge

6:00 pm


Location: Johnson Wax Dining Room

7:30 pm

After Dinner Presentation

Dr. Stephen Flynn
President, Center for National Policy

Location: Tribune Auditorium

October 6, 2010



7:15 - 7:45 am

Shuttle available from the Hotel Orrington to Allen Center

7:30 am

Continental Breakfast and Reception

Location: The Transportation Center

8:00 am

Call to order -- BAC Meeting

BAC Chair Justin Zubrod presiding

8:10 am

Welcome by Dean Julio Ottino, McCormick School of Engineering

8:20 am

Transportation Center - Director's Report

Hani Mahmassani

8:35 am

New Member's Forum

8:45 am

Panel: U.S. Freight Policy

Moderator: Joseph Schofer

James C. Labelle, VP, Chicago Metropolis 2020

Paul Nowicki, AVP, Government & Public Policy, BNSF
Presentation slides

Daniel Murray, VP, Research, American Transportation Research Institute
Presentation slides

US Freight Policy Panel Summary

10:00 am


10:35 am

Introduction of University President

Morton O. Schapiro

10:45 am

Economic Update and Implications for Transportation

Robert Gordon

Presentation slides

12:00 pm

Faculty Reports

Dirk Brockmann, Assoc. Professor of Eng. Sciences & Applied Mathematics
"Novel Perspectives on Human Transportation and Mobility Networks"

Wei Chen, Wilson-Cook Prof. of Engineering Design, Mechanical Engineering
"Incorporating Consumer Heterogeneity in Choice Modeling of Advanced Vehicles"

Diego Klabjan, Assoc. Prof. of Industrial Engineering & Management Sci.
"Carbon Footprint Accounting in Logistics"

12:30 pm

Closing Comments - Meeting Adjournment & Introduction of the Transportation Students

Buffet Luncheon