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MIT GEN Presents: The History and Future of the Flying Car



Have you ever wished you had a flying car like George Jetson? Thanks to visionary aviation pioneer Carl Dietrich ’99, you will be able to buy one next year. He will give a talk titled "The History and Future of the Flying Car" which is open to the public on August 28th @ 6pm in Mountain View. This event is brought to you by the MIT Global Entrepreneurship Network, an active and growing LinkedIn community of 500+ MIT alumni who are focused on entrepreneurship. To join, click here.

Carl recently dazzled a crowd of thousands with a demonstration of his plane at the AirVenture show. Skeptical? You won't be after watching this video of his flying car in action below.

This is a unique opportunity to hear from a true innovator and will be an event to remember. Carl’s company Terrafugia has been covered by The Wall Street Journal, Engadget, Fox News, and USA Today, among others.

If you would like to attend the event for free and you are an MIT alumnus, contact event organizer Michael S. Cann Jr. at michael.cann@mitcnc.org to inquire about volunteering at the event. We need volunteers to greet registrants before the event, direct attendees to the back entrance (main entrance is closed) and answer questions during the reception.

Registration will begin at 6pm and Carl will begin his talk at 7pm sharp. Light refreshments will be served after the Q&A session. There is ample parking available at the Microsoft campus in Mountain View.

Carl is the co-founder, CEO & CTO of Terrafugia. He received his BS, MS and Ph.D. from the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at MIT. In 2000, after winning four design competitions and founding a student group to develop advanced aerospace technologies, he was formally recognized by the Aero/Astro Department at MIT as the youngest of sixteen exceptional graduates under the age of 35. In 2006, Carl was the winner of the prestigious Lemelson-MIT Student Prize for Invention. In 2009 he was named as one of the Boston Business Journal's "40 Under 40" and in 2012 Aviation Week & Space Technology magazine gave him the same honor. Carl is a member of ASTM committees F37 and F44 that develop the certification standards for light aircraft. He has been a private pilot since the age of seventeen. Carl's professional mission is to lower the barriers to the more widespread use of personal aviation.

Contact Information
Primary Contact
Michael S Cann Jr.
(617) 453-2032
 Secondary Contact
Anna Luo
(650) 224-7949
Date & Location
Date: 8/28/2013
Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: Microsoft
1065 La Avenida St. Mountain View, CA
See Google Map for directions.