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Life-Cycle Analysis for Transportation Symposium

Nov 16, 2023 to Nov 17, 2023
San Antonio, TX, United States
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About the Symposium

The second Life-Cycle Analysis for Transportation Symposium (LCATS) will take place Nov. 16-17, 2023 in San Antonio, Texas. The event showcases various academic, industry and institutional research efforts on LCATS topics. Life-cycle analysis is a vital tool to understand total emissions produced during the manufacture, use and recycling/disposal of automotive vehicles. A “zero” definition at the tailpipe does not fully capture total cradle-to-grave emissions. With a focus on policy, this symposium is ideally placed to help guide future rulemaking efforts.

Holiday Inn Riverwalk
217 North St. Mary’s Street
San Antonio, TX 78205

Virtual and In-Person Attendance!

This year’s event will be in-person for the first time, and we are also offering a virtual option. Learn more below or visit Registration for details. LCATS will also be part of the week-long Global Decarbonized Mobility Summit, also at SwRI. Summit participants will have the opportunity to speak about topics and learn and engage with technical and policy experts by participating in discussions, tours and mixers.

Collage of speakers for 2023 LCATS

Speakers and Topics

SwRI is proud to host a speaker lineup from leaders across the automotive, transportation and mobility industries.



Past Symposium Materials

Learn about the 2021 Symposium at the link below.

Organization Committee

The Symposium organization committee is represented by a variety of technical perspectives from LCATS, alternative fuels, battery technologies and internal combustion engines. Our committee members are:

  • Graham Conway, Ph.D., Southwest Research Institute, Staff Engineer Automotive Propulsion Systems Group Division


A block rate of $139 per night is available at the Holiday Inn Riverwalk. The group rate ends October 27, 2023. Book online or call the hotel’s 24-hour reservation phone number at 210-224-2500, option 2. If calling, please remember to reference your group's block code: SGD. Last day to make reservations under the group rate is October 12, 2023. Contact Michelle Valero for hotel information.


Registration is $399 USD per registrant and includes two days of interactive presentations and discussions along with breakfast, lunch, snacks, and refreshments. Visit the registration link for more information or contact Graham Conway, Ph.D., Symposium Chair, or call +1 210 522 5134. For questions about hotel accommodations and block rates, please contact Michelle Valero at +1 210 522 2260.