Dec. 6th – Dec. 8th, 2023 | Scottsdale, AZ

AUTOVATE 2023 returns to Scottsdale, AZ at the Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia, Wednesday December 6, 2023 through Friday December 8, 2023.

Stay tuned for speaker and agenda updates. We will announce our initial list of speakers Monday July 17, 2023. 

We promise, you won’t be bored with powerpoint after powerpoint presentation. Instead, AUTOVATE features an informal and conversational Q&A format with dealer principals, executives from investment firms and investment banks, manufacturing executives, and startup entrepreneurs armed with new ideas and solutions for automotive retail.

  • Our format is 15-to-20-minute TED Talk styled Q&A sessions with the audience participating via text with the moderator, with two or three featured presentations. NOTE: No exhibitors or sales and marketing pitches. Just conversations.



Geoffrey Pohanka

Chairman of the Pohanka Automotive Group & NADA Chairman

James Taylor

Managing Director, Automotive, Truist Securities

Eric Denlinger

Managing Director, TD Cowen

Chris Walsh

President of Reynolds and Reynolds

Alexi Venneri

Co-founder & CEO at Digital Air Strike

Andrew Koblenz

NADA's Executive Vice President of Legal and Regulatory Affairs

Brian Donnelly

Director of Strategic Partnerships, Autotech Ventures

Kathryn Schifferle

Chief Vision Officer, Work Truck Solutions

Glenn Mercer

Independent Automotive Researcher

John Murphy

Bank of America, Managing Director, Research Analyst

Niel Hiscox

President, Universus Media Group Inc.