August 20th, 2019

Speakers

Founder and CEO, Joby Aviation

Partner, Akin Gump

CEO, Aero Technologies

Principal, Vogelheim Ventures

Description 

Blade Runner, Star Wars, and “The Jetsons” envisioned futuristic worlds of flying cars and mile-high commutes. Now, dozens of companies are moving forward with airborne vehicles, including Airbus’s electric flying car, Uber’s helicopter taxi, and Tesla’s hint at a flying Roadster using rocket technology. 

Is taking cars off the road and putting them in the sky a realistic solution to congestion, or just a techno-fantasy? What are the human, technological and regulatory barriers to this high-flying future? Are drones the first step in advancing battery and jet technologies that could reduce the growing carbon impact of aviation? 

Join us for a conversation with Joby Aviation founder and CEO JoeBen Bevirt, Akin Gump attorney Jennifer Richter, former Voom CEO Uma Subramanian, and “The Flying Car Radio Show” co-host Charlie Vogelheim on the future of personal flight in a changing climate.

This program is generously underwritten by the ClimateWorks Foundation.