Global Hyperloop Conference: Save the Date / Call for Speakers

March 19, 2019

Are you ready to get more hyped about hyperloop?

 

The next industry conference will be on July 8-9, 2019 in Golden, Colorado.

 

 

 

It's only four months away, so mark your calendars and make your plans. Have something to share? We are putting out the call now for Sponsors, Speakers, and Participants. HARP welcomes all interesting and relevant proposals, backed by solid research and expertise.

 

We're calling this summer's event the Global HARP Conference. We will take a broad view of tube-based transportation. Presentations will reflect the latest developments, findings, strategies, and opinions.

 

It goes beyond the tech. An operating and viable hyperloop system depends on global collaboration and ingenuity. We will explore critical aspects such as right-of-way, infrastructure, energy, civil engineering, and mining/tunneling. This whole new mode of transport will also create a strong need for bright engineers, supported by a culture of unconventional thinking. Hyperloop startups could also stand to benefit from good infrastructure policy and public-private partnerships. They will need to traverse vast distances, without any unreasonable impediments.

 

And even though the tech sounds futuristic, it might be wise for it to happen sooner rather than later.

 

As traffic congestion makes our cities inhospitable, and as human-influenced climate change worsens, hyperloop could evolve from a fanciful idea to an eco-friendly infrastructure necessity. The steady rise in atmospheric CO2 is perturbing complex systems, with increasingly dire consequences. For example, one computer model developed at Caltech shows that increasing CO2 will eventually result in the disappearance of stratocumulus clouds. These clouds reflect solar radiation back into space, and without them, Earth would warm even faster. If such scenarios play out, humans will search desperately for eco-friendly modes of transport and industry practices. A feasibility study from NASA previously concluded that hyperloop minimizes operating energy usage.

 

But this new technology cannot be reduced to any one attribute. With this in mind, the HARP conference will aim to address the following stakeholder classes:

 

Academic/scientific

Commercial/corporate

Industrial/military

Engineering

Government

Political campaigns

Advocates

 

Still not sold?

 

The conference's Colorado location will give participants easy access to the Rocky Mountains. Not to mention the finest ski slopes and beer.

 

We hope to see you there!

 

Please direct all conference-related inquiries to: info@harpconf.org

 

Stay tuned for online registration information. Future event updates will appear at harpconf.org.

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