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7:30 to 8:15 am- Registration sponsored by Magna / Breakfast / Networking
8:15 to 9:30 am - Breakout Sessions in the Johnson Controls meeting rooms
Panel 1:
The Next-Generation HMI
Big Data, big displays and proximity and gesture recognition systems are transforming the human-machine interface. Panelists will discuss how technology and changing consumer expectations are reshaping the HMI. 
Panel 2:
Creating Wellness and Well-Being in the Interior
World-class interiors are not just comfortable; they massage, entertain and create a pleasurable refuge from the harsh realities of the outside world. Panelists will discuss the latest technologies and concepts that stand out.    
Panel 3:
Performance Car Interiors
Power and performance used to be all that counted in sports cars, but now interiors must communicate a powerful message that supports the brand.  It also must feature superior ergonomics, comfort and connectivity without bogging down the vehicle with extra weight. Three success stories will be highlighted.
9:45 to 10:30 am - Keynote Speaker on the IAC Center Stage
Ed Welburn, Vice President, Global Design, General Motors
10:30 am to 11:00 am - Networking Break
11:00 am to 12:15 pm - Breakout Sessions in the Johnson Controls meeting rooms
Panel 4:
Innovative Materials - PART ONE
An in-depth looked at the latest materials and processes that are advancing automotive interiors.
Panel 5:
Truck Interiors
Trucks are seeing a renaissance in popularity and this year marks the debut of an unprecedented number of ruggedly beautiful, yet highly functional interiors. Panelists discuss the latest design trends and features.
Panel 6:
How Autonomous Driving Will Change Vehicle Interiors 
There is disagreement about how soon self-driving vehicles will arrive in the marketplace, but semi-autonomous features are debuting now and many more are coming. Panelists will discuss how interior design will evolve as autonomous features become more commonplace.
12:30 to 1:15 pm - Luncheon sponsored by Panasonic
1:15 to 1:30 pm - WardsAuto Interiors Student Design Competition, sponsored by IAC and Lear, on the IAC Center Stage
1:30 to 2:15 pm - Ward's 10 Best Interiors Awards on the IAC Center Stage
2:15 to 2:45 pm - Networking Break
2:45 to 3:30 pm - Keynote Speaker on the IAC Center Stage
Klaus Busse, Head of Interior Design, Chrysler Group LLC
3:45 to 5:00 pm - Breakout Sessions in the Johnson Controls meeting rooms
Panel 7:
The Future of Luxury
What is luxury? It is defined far differently by wealthy business people in Beijing, entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley or tycoons in the south of France. This panel discusses luxury concepts that can span all boundaries and those that meet the needs of only specific markets.   
Panel 8:
Innovative Materials - PART TWO
This topic is so popular with attendees and speakers we’ve added a second session to look at it from a different perspective.
5:00 to 6:00 pm - Networking Reception





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