AEM’s Infrastructure Vision 2050 is a thought leadership initiative focused on crafting a vision for a long-term, national plan for U.S. infrastructure and how we will move people, freight, and energy in the future.

Infrastructure Vision 2050 Challenge

The initiative is partnering with HeroX to sponsor a crowd-sourced, incentivized competition called the Infrastructure Vision 2050 Challenge seeking breakthrough solutions for how to fix U.S. infrastructure. The Challenge is open to all AEM members and employees, as well as thought leaders from across a range of industries and expertise. For more information and to compete, visit

Infrastructure Vision 2050 - Call for Working Papers

AEM’s Infrastructure Vision 2050 (IV2050) initiative has a mandate to bring the agriculture community into the U.S. infrastructure conversation. This is a call for working papers that showcase infrastructure challenges and infrastructure benefits that can be tied to the agriculture industry either in the realm of agriculture product transportation or agriculture equipment movement and functionality. Learn more about the open call or submit a working paper.

Past Events

AEM and Agri-Pulse Present the Rural Infrastructure Summit

AEM's Rural Infrastructure Summit brought together a diverse group of stakeholders to discuss the needs, challenges and opportunities for U.S. infrastructure as it relates to the future of the agriculture economy and rural communities. Summit participants emphasized that innovation and technology will be key to developing a long-term national plan.

Capitol Hill Roundtable Discussion

AEM’s Infrastructure Vision 2050 initiative convened a high-level discussion on the future of infrastructure featuring U.S. Congressman and Infrastructure Week Co-Chair Garret Graves (R-La.), Kansas City, Missouri Mayor Sly James, AEM Director and Kennametal CEO Ron De Feo and other top representatives from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Siemens Corporation and The Futures Lab on May 17, 2016.

Mobility 2050 Symposium: A Vision for Transportation Infrastructure

Mobility 2050, an in-depth study on future trends and opportunities, was unveiled during a symposium hosted by AEM and Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois on May 23, 2016. The keynote address was delivered by U.S. Department of Transportation Deputy Secretary Victor Mendez. The symposium also featured remarks from several national and state transportation thought leaders and policymakers, including, Kennametal CEO Ron De Feo and HUSCO International President & CEO Austin Ramirez.