Dear Shane D. why you expected this next ICCF should be so special ?
i can understand on US side especially in California it could exist more opportunities for business for investment.
However for that, according to myself maybe 2 or 3 teams/projects could be relevant no more ?
Weren't you trapped by this delirious optimism specific to the period before each ICCF ?
These always looking as a cake that swells well one or two months before, then quickly collapses once the event has passed ?
Or as you are geographically closer than me, you have information that I do not have ?
For one thing, it is a new venue or location. That is always good for attracting attention from people who have not been exposed to LENR. Then there is the fact that Silicon Valley is probably the innovation capital of the world. Plenty of smart people running around the area, and it will be hard for them not to be aware of the ICCF taking place near by. It may make them take a first, or second look at this "pseudoscience" that refuses to disappear.
It also has a high concentration of top notch universities, and government research labs. The valley is not a very large area, and anything happening involving new tech, money, are hard to miss. Then there is the potential to attract investment money, and there are few, if any places in the world with more available venture capital.
Speaking of money, another thing that has caught our intention is crypto, and the possibility of tapping into it to fund LENR. With LF being the middle-man, connecting those seeking funding with the experts in the crypto world. We already had a very nice presentation from such a person at our weekly staff meeting.
Along those lines, we are trying to get the okay to set up a poster (past the deadline) at the ICCF showing the natural synergies between the two worlds. Some think crypto is the future in finance, we think LENR is the future for energy, and we feel bringing the two together may be a marriage made in heaven. Still at the exploration stage though, so we shall see how things develop.