2017 Forum Reflection

Posted in Commitment to Community and Industry, on Thursday Jul 06 2017

Author: Scott Hoselton, President

The 2017 Engine and Vehicle Test Facility Forum has come to an end, wrapping up June 9th with a lunch keynote on automated driving and a tour of the ACS Manufacturing Facility. I would like to express my gratitude for those who were able to attend the event, the panelists, keynotes, and the facilitators.

As I reflect on the event, there a few highlights that made this year’s version special: 

  • Record Attendance – Many individuals returned to the event this year, a few recruited their teams to join, and new attendees brought our event to nearly 100 participants.  
  • Diversity – the number of organizations and markets represented included 40+ different organizations from across the marketplace, bringing a broad perspective to our discussions and interactions.
  • Forward Looking Topics – we continue to focus on bringing visionary topics to the sessions including this year’s panels on modularity, energy efficient strategies, and the value of big data. 
  • Attendee Engagement – the networking during the sessions and in the evening provided significant opportunities for engagement…a key focus of our event.


Sessions are made up of interactive panel discussions. 

Networking event at the Madison Mallards Baseball Game.


The 2017 Forum was truly a success, and planning has already begun for the 2019 EVT Forum. If you are interested in further information or would like to be a panelist, keynote speaker, or facilitator for the 2019 event, please fill out the form below and follow us on LinkedIn to get updates on registration and event information.


If you were not able to attend the event but are curious about the topics that were discussed, please contact us and we would be happy to provide you further information. 


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