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Future of the Automobile Conference

  • Petersen Automotive Museum 6060 Wilshire Boulevard Los Angeles, CA, 90036 United States (map)
A panel speaking to a crowd during the Future of the Automobile Conference.

The Future of the Automobile Conference, held at the Petersen Automotive Museum, brings together immersive and inspirational talks, demos, test drives, and exhibitions to give a glimpse into the future of our mobility. The conference explores the brave new world of the personal transportation revolution that is set to transform every city in the world.

Panel Topics:

  • Introduction: Visions of Tomorrow

  • When Cars Talk: Connectivity and Security

  • Who is in the Driver’s Seat? Artificial Intelligence and Autonomy

  • Human Computer Interfaces, Design, and the Driving Experience

  • The Industry Future: manufacturing Transition

  • Powering the Future

  • Where the Sidewalk Ends: The Future of Infrastructure and City Planning

  • The Future of Ownership and Ridesharing

  • Rising China: Competition or Cooperation in Future Automotive Technology

  • Designing the Future


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Conference + Reception Bundle | $200 - Discover how the automotive industry is evolving, then the following day, experience Hollywood's vision of the automobile. By purchasing the bundle, you get to experience both the Future of the Automobile Conference on May 3rd and the Hollywood Dream Machines Opening Reception on May 4th. 

Learn more about the Reception here!

Purchase Tickets here!

More information to come.


Parking is included in the price of the ticket.

Lunch is not included.

Panels throughout the day will be located outdoors. Guests are advised to dress accordingly.

Photography and filming will be taking place during the event. The photographs and films may be published and used in official publicity materials for the Petersen Automotive Museum, including but not limited to and social media. Signage will be posted throughout the museum where filming will occur.

Earlier Event: April 28
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Later Event: May 4
Star Wars Day