HARP NYC Event 12/6

​​Co-sponsored by
Hyperloop Advanced Research Partnership (HARP)
Cornell Program in Infrastructure Policy (CPIP)
Cornell Institute for Public Affairs (CIPA)

A video recording of The Hyperloop: Promises and Challenges can be viewed HERE.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 6-8 pm

Reception preceding 5-6 pm

At Cornell Industrial & Labor Relations (ILR) School Conference Center
16 East 34th Street, 6th Floor

New York, NY 10016

A growing number of companies are reinventing transportation with a bold concept called hyperloop. Rapidly emerging interest and technology progress—domestically and internationally—in high-speed tube transportation has captured the imagination of developers, researchers, and investors. This event will answer the toughest technology and policy questions. We will assemble distinguished experts to address the economic impact, the complexity of integrating capabilities with existing transportation infrastructure, as well as the current state of public support and political will for this disruptive technology. While much research remains, there is a compelling business case highlighted by strong government, academic, and commercial interest. Our panelists bring deep experience from a range of disciplines and will present the case for this transportation innovation in the 21stcentury.

By attending this event you will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn the greatest challenges and advances facing the tube transportation industry

  • Explore new ideas, and network with leading futurists and hyperloop developers

  • Understand the contribution of hyperloop to national security and defense imperatives

  • Meet the HARP family of leaders, entrepreneurs, economists, and scientists

HARP is a nonprofit professional association focused on the support, education, and research to advance this transportation technology. HARP has hosted similar events in Denver and Houston this year, convening leading transportation visionaries and policy experts to shape the future of high-speed tube transportation through public, private, and academic partnerships.


5:00 PM - Reception and networking, including hors d'oeuvres and beverages

6:00 PM - Keynote: Rear Admiral Thomas Atkin, USCG (Ret), Former US Department of Defense, Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense and Global Security

“The Hyperloop: National Security Considerations”

6:15 PM - “The Hyperloop: Promise and Challenges” featuring:
Opening remarks
 by Dr. Dane Egli, HARP President, Former White House, National Security Council director; Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory senior advisor

Thierry Boitier, Director of Supply Chain and Procurement of TransPod Hyperloop

Rebecca Leonard, President of Hypernet Holding Corporation (HHC)

Bibop G. Gresta, Chairman & Co-Founder of Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT)

Rick Geddes, Professor of Policy Analysis, Cornell University & Director of the Cornell Program in Infrastructure Policy (CPIP)

7:00 PM - “Five Most Common Questions about Hyperloop” an interactive panel discussion, followed by…

Question and Answer - interactive session with audience members

8:00 PM - Adjourn