Washington, D.C.

View a webcast recording of our panel discussion:

Is Hyperloop the Future of Transportation?

Co-sponsored by:

American Enterprise Institute


Hyperloop Advanced Research Partnership (HARP)

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 4:00-6:00 pm


American Enterprise Institute
1789 Massachusetts Ave NW

Washington, DC 20036

The hyperloop is a new form of high-speed, tube transportation, which has captured the imagination of futurists, researchers, and investors. Its speed and resilience have the potential to help address some of the world’s most pressing transportation challenges. This event will address challenging technology, security, and policy questions associated with the hyperloop. Our speakers will assess the economic impact, the integration of hyperloop with existing intermodal networks, and the current state of hyperloop technology. Although much research work remains, there is a compelling business case and value proposition reflected by growing government, academic, and commercial interest. This event will answer many stimulating questions about this innovative—and disruptive—technology. Our panelists bring deep experience from a range of disciplines to illuminate the future of transportation in the 21st Century.

By attending this event you will have the opportunity to:

  • Network with transportation innovators, policymakers, and developers

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

  • Understand the nexus of this unique capability to national security imperatives

  • Engage with leaders regarding the current state of hyperloop science and technology


3:45 pm          Event Registration


4:00 pm          Introduction: Dr. R. Richard Geddes, AEI; HARP; Cornell University


4:05 pm          Keynote: “The Hyperloop: Promises and Challenges” featuring:

Mr. Pete Rahn, Secretary
Maryland Department of Transportation

“Transportation Infrastructure Needs of the Future”

4:20 pm         Discussion and Audience Q&A

Dr. R. Richard Geddes, AEI; HARP; Cornell University
Pete Rahn, Maryland Department of Transportation

4:45 pm         Panel Discussion: “Is Hyperloop the Future of Transportation?”

Moderator, Dr. Dane Egli
HARP President and Co-Founder


Sebastien Gendron, CEO of TransPod Hyperloop

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

The Honorable Paul Stockton, Managing Director, SONECON LLC

6:00 pm          Reception and networking, including food and beverages