Larry Burns

Larry Burns

Professor, Vice President

The Larry Burns keynotes focus on the future design and research for automobiles. In particular, he highlights automobile designs that are both efficient and eco-conscious for a sustainable future. As the Vice President for Research and Development at General Motors, Burns knows the topic of his topic well.

Currently, Burns is a visiting research professor at the University of Michigan. Prior to this position, he joined the VantagePoint Advisory Council and held various leadership positions within General Motors. In terms of his education, Burns earned his Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkley and his MS and MPP from the University of Michigan. In combination, he also earned his Bachelor of Science from Kettering University and was elected as a member of the 'National Academy of Engineering.'

As an author, Burns is most recognized for his book 'Reinventing the Automobile: Personal Urban Mobility for the 21st Century.'

By highlighting the possible technological advancements for the automobile industry, the Larry Burns keynotes demonstrate designs not currently in existence.

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