2022 DART Symposium Agenda

CSU Monterey Bay | NOV 30-DEC 1

INNOVATION WORKFORCE: READY TO FLY!

Day 1 (Nov 30): Innovation Economy

This year’s Symposium, the 3rd of our “annual” convenings – will draw a sharper focus on the aviation and aerospace domain within our DART ecosystem. This is not to diminish the importance of these other domains, but rather the recognize the unique and opportunity rich moment we are in with the convergence of a number of key drivers in the Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) and broader aerospace sector. Our hope is that over the course of the 2-day symposium, the uniqueness of this moment in AAM evolution will be evident, so that we can take strategic steps to realize the potential, then leverage those gains to drive continued development across a range of DART domains.

  • What is the economic opportunity in the AAM revolution?
  • How are other parts of country organizing to meet this opportunity?
  • What is the role of government in supporting progress in the dart domain?
  • What is the unique value proposition and opportunity for the Monterey Bay/Central Coast region?

Day 2 (Dec 1): Innovation Workforce

Deeper dive into the opportunities and challenges of meeting the moment and realizing the DART/AAM economic and community benefits by developing an innovative, adaptive, nimble, and relevant workforce. Day 2 will feature industry leaders working in the DART/AAM space talking about their workforce development experiences, needs and plans.

We will also hear from workforce representatives and community-based organizations, working to ensure inclusive and equitable economic growth. Our hope is that this conversation will inspire engagement and action to realize our unique opportunities and further establish the Monterey Bay region as a leading example and actor in advanced technology and inclusive economic development.

 

  • What skills are in demand by local employers?
  • What skills and other factors are limiting the growth of local companies?
  • How can workforce training ecosystems improve alignment with needs?How can employers better attract and retain talent?

Agenda

Time

Day 1. Innovation Economy

8:30-9:00AM

Continental Breakfast, Welcome & Context

9:00-9:30AM

Dean Donovan, Managing Director, Diamond Stream Partners

How advanced air mobility will change the economy

9:30-10:20AM

Panel: Air taxis to logistics: what’s new in Advanced Air Mobility

Moderator: Amy Gross, L3Harris

Panelists:

10:20-10:30AM

Coffee Break

10:30-10:50AM

Legislative Message: Senator John Laird

11:50-12:30PM

Lunch

12:40-1:20PM

Tony Tavares, Director California Department of Transportation

Transportation system safety, management & innovation

2:30-3:00PM

Afternoon Coffee & Networking

3:50-4:00PM

Wrap-up & Motivation

Time

Day 2. Innovation Workforce

8:30-9:00AM

Breakfast & Registration

9:00-9:30AM

Welcome & Context

9:30-10:00AM

Bonny Simi, Head of Air Operation and People

Joby Aviation: Building an advanced aviation workforce

10:00-10:50AM

10:50-11:00AM

Coffee Break

12:00-12:50PM

Lunch

12:50-1:30PM

Don Howard, CEO, James Irvine Foundation

Irvine Foundation Priority Communities Investment Goals

1:30-2:00PM

Panel: Advanced Manufacturing Apprenticeship Pilot

Moderator: Josh Metz, Monterey Bay DART

Panelists: 

2:50-3:10PM

Afternoon Coffee Break

Attendees include business leaders, entrepreneurs, agency representatives, community-based organizations, professors, teachers and students. The event will also feature a vendor showcase for relevant businesses, agencies and community-based organizations to share their message, products and services.

Sponsors & Partners