Warp speed if you please Mr Sulu

According to the Guardian, there is a conference next week in which scientists will be discussing how best to achieve warp speed.

Captain Kirk and his crew may someday be followed on their travels across the universe at warp speed by the rest of us. If scientists meeting for a one-day international conference next week have their way, the starship Enterprise’s warp drive will no longer be the stuff of science fiction but a viable means of travelling vast distances at faster than the speed of light.