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San Francisco


From Wheels to Wings: Our Flying Car Future

This program is generously underwritten by the ClimateWorks Foundation.

Blade RunnerStar 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’ electric flying car and Uber’s helicopter taxi. Tesla is also hinting at a flying Roadster using rocket technology.

Is taking cars off the road and putting them in the sky a realistic solution 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.

August 20, 2019

The Commonwealth Club
Taube Family Auditorium
San Francisco, 94105
United States

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JoeBen Bevirt
Founder and CEO, Joby Aviation
Greg Deeds
Chairman, Silicon Valley Chapter of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International
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Jennifer Richter
Attorney, Akin Gump
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Uma Subramanian
Former CEO, Voom (an Airbus company)
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Charlie Vogelheim
Co-Host, "The Flying Car Show"
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Greg Dalton
Founder and Host, Climate One

6 p.m. check-in
6:30 p.m. program
7:30 p.m. networking reception