This press release from the CAFE Foundation speaks for itself. The fourth symposium of its kind is an international, multidiscipline gathering which will influence the very future of aviation.
Santa Rosa, CA., Mar. 1, 2010 – The Comparative Aircraft Flight Efficiency (CAFE) Foundation’s 4th Annual Electric Aircraft Symposium (EAS IV) will convene a renowned faculty of experts on electric aircraft technologies on April 23-24, 2010, at the Doubletree Inn in Rohnert Park, California. The networking program will consist of presentations and exhibits on bio-fuel hybrids, advanced electric motors, solar panels, sailplane technology, fuel cells, future technology for batteries, battery safety during charging, propeller noise reduction, autonomous flight controls, drag reduction, vertical takeoff designs and NASA’s Green Flight Challenge competition. Each presentation will be followed by a Q&A session with the audience, which will be comprised of government officials, enthusiasts, designers, entrepreneurs, students and media. The debut of some exciting new designs is expected at this year’s meeting.
Among the outstanding faculty will be Dr. Jaephil Cho from Korea, presenting his pioneering work on the nano-honeycomb and nano-tube Lithium battery breakthroughs, Aerovironment’s Tyler MacCready on “Solar Wings” and NASA’s Jonathan Trent on the OMEGA ocean bio-fuel project. Other expert faculty includes speakers from NASA, Boeing, NREL, Stanford, UC Davis, CAFE and two teams from the Green Flight Challenge.
The Symposium is intentionally designed to advance Green Aviation and to provide attendees with an exclusive opportunity to gain the latest, most comprehensive and highest-level understanding available in the rapidly growing field of electric aircraft. The faculty will network with attendees during breaks, lunch and the evening’s Theme Dinners at which attendees are invited to present 4 minute talks.
The CAFE EAS was the first and remains the only electric aircraft symposium for engineers, venture capitalists, designers, aircraft manufacturers, energy policy makers and interested members of the general public. It anticipates the emergence of an enormous new marketplace for Green vehicle and energy technology companies.
The 2010 program will examine the growth projections for electric aircraft and explore their implications for rejuvenating and transforming aviation. Reliability, navigation, training and safety issues will also be addressed.
Attendees must register in advance for the limited seating in the Symposium’s Ballroom. Registration is available at this address.
Immediately following the Symposium, a special insider’s tour of select Sonoma County Wineries has been arranged.
The EAS IV is organized by the non-profit, all-volunteer CAFE Foundation, which has a 29 year history of supporting the advance of aircraft efficiency and technology. CAFE is also the host of the 2011 CAFE Green Flight Challenge, NASA’s $1.5M prize for 200 MPG aircraft.
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