UCLA and XPrize
FuturizeX, by UCLA and XPrize, a new "initative" aiming at driving future innovation. Launch event was on "The Future of Humanity in Space", featuring Anoushesh Ansari, Chris Lewicki, Jean-Luc Margot, Firouz Naderi, and George T. Whitesides. XPrize trustee, President of Planetary Resources, UCLA ESS/PAB professor, NASA JPL Solar System Exploration director, and Virgin Galactic CEO respectively.
A packed house in the newly fashionable light industrial/office area of Playa Vista, some legit tacos catered by Juan's Tacos eaten in the dim light and darkness, and a very high-level directed talk on the future of space and humanity in space. Hopefully future talks will offer more technical options, but for a launch event full of Hollywood types and casual enthusiasts this was pretty okay.
Some cheesy mockups of a Hyperloop transport car and lots of smaller space project bits, too.