SEMA Virtual Education provides SEMA members with an ongoing schedule of live events, as well as a comprehensive library of recorded sessions – all focused on topics such as business strategies, best practices and career development. Available at www.sema.org/virtual-education, the live sessions allow participants to maximize the opportunity to tap into the knowledge of proven experts, and simu-live sessions consist of pre-recorded presentations combined with live text chats from the presenters. In addition, the SEMA Virtual Education Program includes a library of recordings available on demand for participants to view from anywhere, at anytime.
Upcoming live and debut sessions that may be of interest to TORA members are listed below, with new sessions announced throughout the year. Stay tuned to SEMA eNews for details on new offerings weekly.
Friday, February 26, 2021 – New Policy on Tampering and Defeat Devices Explained
Track: Legislative & Regulatory
Released in December, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s new Tampering Policy replaces Mobile Source Enforcement Memo 1A (1974) and addresses civil enforcement of the Clean Air Act’s prohibitions on tampering and aftermarket defeat devices. Hear from industry experts and an EPA representative as they provide an overview of the new policy, and cover key issues on testing and policy benefits.
Wednesday, March 3 – Facebook Live Chat with Laurel Dasher
Having worked in the industry her entire career, SEMA volunteer and vice president of sales and marketing at PDM Automotive Laurel Dasher has had to reinvent herself many times both professionally and personally. During this live Q&A, you will have the opportunity to ask questions as Dasher shares personal stories about overcoming change, both for personal growth and in response to the ever-changing environment in the industry.
Thursday, March 4 – Electric, Autonomous, Flying Cars and Other Unicorns
Passenger vehicles are increasingly becoming computers on wheels. Join SEMA Market Research as they look at current trends and forecasts for electric and alt fuel vehicles, how consumers view these vehicles and the impact they may have on our industry. You’ll hear how advanced driver assistance systems are leading the way to self-driving vehicles, the projection for autonomous vehicles, and a look at the state of shared mobility.