OCTOBER 26, 2021
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM ET


Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium
1301 Constitution Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20240


Event Overview

On October 26, U.S. Travel Association will host “The Future of Travel Mobility,” which will gather global leaders in travel, transportation, and technology, elected and appointed officials as well as policy influencers to engage on central issues impacting the future of travel mobility and the traveler experience, including:

Sustainable Travel

A future vision for more sustainable travel including the electrification of the automotive sector. What are the implications for travelers, travel businesses, and travel infrastructure? How will we achieve equitable access for all travelers?

Seamless and Secure Travel

Biometrics and touchless digital technology will revolutionize how travelers move to and within destinations. How are technologies eliminating “pain points” in the travel experience? How will trusted traveler programs evolve? How do we overcome concerns over consumer privacy and equity to enable more seamless, inclusive, secure travel?

Innovative and Emerging Travel

From air taxis to hyperloops, supersonic airliners to high-tech tunnels that speed access to attractions, entrepreneurs are looking to radically reinvent how we get to and around destinations. What are the latest innovations in development? What are the business, social and policy implications of such visionary travel transportation innovations?


9:00 AM

Welcome and Keynote Introduction
     Roger Dow, President & CEO, U.S. Travel Association
     Tori Emerson Barnes
, Executive Vice President, Public Affairs and                Policy, U.S. Travel Association

Seamless and Secure Keynote and Q&A: “Toward a more Seamless, Secure Travel Experience”  
        Alejandro Mayorkas, U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security

Policymaker Spotlight
        Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV)

Sustainable Travel Fireside Chat: “The Green American Roadtrip”  
        Mark Reuss, President, GM
       Moderated by: Nathan Bomey, Business Reporter, USA Today

Seamless and Secure Travel: Business, Policy Leader Panel  
        Rep. John Katko (R-NY)
        Kevin McAleenan, Former Acting U.S. Secretary of Homeland                       Security, Chairman and CEO, Pangiam
       Moderated by:  Jessica Wehrman, Transportation and Infrastructure           Reporter, CQ Roll Call

Sustainable Travel: Business Leader Panel  
       Todd Davidson, CEO, Travel Oregon
       Denise Naguib, Vice President, Sustainability & Supplier Diversity at
      Marriott International
      Anne Smart, Vice President of Public Policy, ChargePoint
     Austin Brown, Senior Director for Transportation Emissions, White               House Office of Domestic Climate Policy
     Moderated by: Julia Cosgrove, Vice President, Editor in Chief, AFAR

12:30 PM



















 5:00 PM

Luncheon Fireside Chat: “From Curbside to Cruising Altitude”
       Ed Bastian, CEO, Delta Air Lines
      Moderated by: Roger Dow, President and CEO, U.S. Travel Association

Policymaker Spotlight
      Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-MI)

Policy, Politics and The Future of Travel Mobility: Business Panel
      Kate Mills, Partner, Monument Policy
     Kevin Yoder, Partner, HHQ Ventures
     Moderated by: Erik Hansen, 
Vice President, Government Relations,             U.S. Travel Association 

Innovative and Emerging Travel Keynote: “Connecting Cities in Minutes with Hyperloop” 
        Josh Giegel, CEO and Co-Founder, Virgin Hyperloop
      Audience Q&A moderated by: James Fallows, Contributing Writer, The        Atlantic

Innovative and Emerging Travel: Business Panel 
        JoeBen Bevirt, Founder and CEO, Joby Aviation     
       Blake Scholl, Founder and CEO, Boom Supersonic
      Phil Washington, CEO, Denver International Airport 
      Moderated by: James Fallows, Contributing Writer, The Atlantic

A Path Towards Greener and Cleaner Skies: Business and Research Panel  
      Vik Krishnan, Partner, McKinsey & Company
      Lauren Riley, Managing Director, Global Environmental Affairs and           Sustainability at United Airlines
     Moderated by: Julia Cosgrove, Vice President, Editor in Chief, AFAR

Capstone Remarks
      Tori Emerson Barnes, Executive Vice President, Public Affairs and               Policy, U.S. Travel Association

Closing Keynote
      Pete Buttigieg, U.S. Secretary of Transportation

Event Concludes

Featured Speakers

Ed Bastian

CEO, Delta Air Lines

Mark Reuss

President, General Motors

Denise Naguib

Vice President, Sustainability & Supplier Diversity at Marriott International

Pete Buttigieg

U.S. Secretary of Transportation

Alejandro Mayorkas

U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security

U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito


U.S. Representative Debbie Dingell


U.S. Representative John Katko


Anne Smart

Vice President of Public Policy, ChargePoint

Vik Krishnan

Partner, McKinsey & Company

Todd Davidson

CEO, Travel Oregon

Kevin McAleenan

Former Acting U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security, Chairman and CEO, Pangiam

Josh Giegel

CEO and Co-Founder, Virgin Hyperloop

Blake Scholl

Founder and CEO, Boom Supersonic

JoeBen Bevirt

Founder and CEO, Joby Aviation

* More speakers to be announced.

OCTOBER 26, 2021
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM ET

Streaming LIVE from:

Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium
1301 Constitution Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20240

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