2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Hyperloop at Texas A&M: The Revolution Has Begun

Tuesday, March 15
3:30PM - 4:30PM

Westin Austin Downtown
Continental 3
310 E 5th ST

Like a powerful magnet, the first-ever SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition Design Weekend at Texas A&M University attracted 2,000 students from 20 countries, Tesla/SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, major news and tech media and thousands of livestream viewers in 98 countries.

Those who were there say the excitement was palpable: this was the beginning of a movement.

If you missed it, this is your chance to get highlights of this historic happening, back stories and experience the excitement surrounding the inaugural student design competition for this futuristic transportation.

Hashtags: #sxsw #breakapod


John Barton at SXSW

John Barton

Asst Vice Chancellor - Engineering Strategic Initiatives

Texas A&M University

John A. Barton, P.E. is a Professor of Practice for the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University and Assistant Vice Chancellor for Strategic Initiatives. Barton provides direc...

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Marilyn Martell at SXSW

Marilyn Martell

Sr Assist Vice Chancellor

Texas A&M University

Marilyn Martell was responsible for overall coordination of the first-ever SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition Design Weekend at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. Martell is Senior Assis...

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Rodney Boehm at SXSW

Rodney Boehm

Assoc Professor of Practice

Texas A&M University

Rodney Boehm led development of the technical competition for the SpaceX Hyperloop Design Weekend. With more than 30 years in all aspects of the telecommunications industry, creation of a telecommu...

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