I am on this mobs mailing list too and think this would be very interesting if a person had the qualifications and money to go.
The MAGLEV 2018 Conference
Russia, St. Petersburg
September 5 - 8, 2018
Dear Mr. Edward Barnett,
The 24th International Scientific Conference on Magnetically Levitated Systems and Linear Drives, MAGLEV 2018, will be held in St. Petersburg, Russia, at the famous Emperor Alexander I St. Petersburg State Transport University (PGUPS).
The Maglev 2018 conference events (lectures, presentations) will take place from September 5 – 7, 2018.
All Participants and their partners will also have the opportunity to join a sophisticated cultural program in St. Petersburg. Technical excursions will be held on September 8.
Magnetic Levitation and Guidance in Transport
Energy Storage and Supply
Superconductors, application of superconductivity
Guideway and Infrastructure Technologies
Reliability, Safety and Operational Control
Maglev Elevators and Escalators; Magnetic Bearings, Maglev Wind Turbines
New Ideas on Levitating Device Applications.
Economical aspects of Maglev
Health and environmental issues (electromagnetic fields, noise, vibrations)
Influence on regional and urban development, architecture
Transport policy issues, maglev marketing, aspects of transport psychology
History of development of maglev transport
Project status reports