5/10/18: NEC Happy Hour w/ Eli Dourado

  • 10 May 2018
  • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Chinatown Garden Restaurant 618 H St NW Washington DC


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Join us for Happy Hour and a discussion on "Launching the Supersonic Renaissance" with Boom Technology's Eli Dourado

Thursday 5/10/18 from 5-7pm at the Whisky Penny Bar (above Chinatown Garden Restaurant, second floor)

Cash bar available. Appetizers provided.

Presentation will begin promptly at 5:30pm with Q&A to follow.

This is the first of TWO Happy Hour Talks this month!

Eli Dourado

Head of Global Policy and Communications

Boom Technology

"Launching the Supersonic Renaissance"

The early years of aviation were ones of frantic improvement. Then in the 1970s, something broke—airplanes stopped going faster and even slowed down. Indeed, aviation is one of the poster children for what Tyler Cowen calls “The Great Stagnation.”

Today, Boom is addressing both technical and policy challenges to build the first supersonic airliner in over 40 years. Travel on Boom’s Mach-2.2 airliner would get passengers from New York to London in 3h15m, from San Francisco to Tokyo in 5h30m, and Los Angeles to Sydney in 6h45m. How will this change affect business, leisure, culture, and society?

Join Eli Dourado, Boom’s head of global policy and communications to learn how the company is addressing the many challenges associated with bringing back supersonic flight as a startup. Before joining Boom, Dr. Dourado was a Senior Research Fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, where he directed Mercatus’s Technology Policy Program. While at Mercatus, he served as an advisor to the State Department and published both in academic journals and top newspapers. Dr. Dourado has worked on a wide range of technology policy issues, including aviation, drones, Internet governance, intellectual property, cybersecurity, and cryptocurrency. He has a PhD in economics from George Mason University.

Note:  Registration is open through 3pm Thursday, 5-10-18, but walk-ins are welcome!  

Press:  Please email :manager@national-economists.org with your attendance status and the date of attendance. It will be assumed that lunch is NOT requested.   If lunch is requested, please contact me in advance, prior to the date of the event, for registration and payment instructions.

Credit Card payment is non refundable but you may substitute someone in your place for attendance.