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2023 Roadmap Conference

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15 May 2023

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17 May 2023


Oregon Convention Center Portland, Oregon, United States

Forth is a nonprofit trade association accelerating the use of smart transportation to move people and goods in a more efficient, cleaner and equitable way. Learn more at

Now in it’s 16th year, Forth’s Roadmap Conference is the leading electric, shared and smart mobility conference in the United States with a growing international footprint. With over 100 national and international speakers, an exhibit hall, regional smart mobility tours, and interactive breakout sessions, the, Roadmap Conference continues to be the premier forum to explore emerging industry trends and best practices with a diverse mix of industry, utility, community, and government leaders. Take a look at the full 2022 Program and make plans to join us in 2023!

As an impact-based organization, Forth holds racial equity as a pillar of our values. We strive to give visibility and airtime to speakers whose voices have been historically ignored, and who are more reflective of historically underserved communities. This includes ensuring gender and racial diversity in all programming.

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Call for Speakers
Call opens at 12:00 AM

04 Oct 2022

Call closes at 11:59 PM

18 Nov 2022

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The conference program will be divided into four programming tracks: vehicles, charging, impact and cutting-edge. When submitting an abstract, please choose the appropriate track that you feel your submission aligns under.

  • The Vehicles Track will focus on the rapid electrification of cars, trucks, buses and other vehicles, as well as new forms of shared, autonomous and micromobility.
  • The Charging Track will explore how to make charging faster and more accessible while maximizing benefits for the electrical grid.
  • The Impact Track will explore the broader ecosystem needed for the market to expand with an emphasis on equitable programs, policies and demonstration projects.
  • The Cutting Edge Track will feature presentations on the most important topics and emerging technologies in smart transportation.

Program Policies, Guidelines and Expectations

Forth requests that all proposals focus on educational outcomes, including sharing of best practices and tools, exploring ideas, proposing actionable steps, and summarizing projects and lessons learned. Presentations should not be a platform for business promotion. If a presentation relates to a specific business, product, technology, or project, the emphasis should be on the underlying research or innovation, with the objective of providing insight that attendees can apply to their own work. 

Forth seeks diverse representation from different geographic regions and disciplines, as well as race and gender diversity, to ensure the program reflects the diversity of the field. We structure our panels with speakers who represent different sectors and perspectives to foster engaging discussions.

To ensure the diversity of speakers and perspectives, with few exceptions, we will not invite presenters to speak more than once nor will we invite more than two individuals from the same organization to join the program. We will prioritize speakers who have spoken no more than three consecutive years on the Roadmap Conference program.

Selected speakers will be offered a deeply discounted $99 full conference registration rate and are encouraged to attend the full conference. ADD LANGUAGE

The deadline to confirm participation with a biography (maximum 300 words) and a headshot is February 10, 2023.

Review Criteria

Forth will use the following criteria as a means for evaluating proposals: 

  • Represents an innovative, transformative contribution to a timely and important topic of interest in the electric and smart mobility industry. 
  • Expertise, experience, and diversity of presenters, as demonstrated by presenter bios, speaking experience, etc.
  • Originality and demonstrated commitment to enhancing learning of leaders in the advanced mobility ecosystem. Please note the majority of our audience has knowledge of smart mobility and do not need introductory information.
  • If the topic/content is specific to a geographic region, how it could be applied to other regions should be covered.
  • Research findings should reflect data collected within the last 18 months and contribute to on-the-ground solutions.