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Participation is Power

Shaping the future of aerospace is no simple task.


Shaping the future of aerospace takes passion, discussion, innovation, collaboration, and most importantly, it takes YOU! And, AIAA forums and expositions are catalysts for inspired idea exchange, progressive problem solving, and industry innovation.


AIAA forums draw almost 8,000 participants from 88 countries around the world, including more than 2,000 students. Engineers and scientists from industry, government, and academia share more than 5,000 of the latest research and development findings that will shape the future of aerospace.


Make plans now to participate as a speaker, presenter, sponsor, exhibitor, or attendee.


  “Your return on investment will be high. The multiple opportunities you have to advance your career personally by learning, to advance your career professionally by worth the price of admission.”
   —Lt. Gen. Larry D. James, USAF (Ret.), NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory


AIAA SciTech Forum
AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition
8–12 January 2018
Kissimmee, Florida

AIAA SciTech Forum—and the 11 technical conferences that comprise the forum—is THE convener of the most original perspectives, curator of the most essential research information, and catalyst for the most stimulating idea exchange in the aerospace field, delivering ingenuity and innovation in aerospace sciences for more than 50 years.

View the 2017 recorded sessions, or check out the 2017 forum notebook to learn more about the discussions that took place 9–13 January 2017 in Grapevine, Texas.


AIAA Defense and Security Forum
8–10 May 2018
Laurel, Maryland
Kossiakoff Center at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

AIAA organizes a classified and unclassified U.S.-only event for technical, programmatic, and policy issues pertaining to aerospace in U.S. national security. The objective of the AIAA DEFENSE Forum is to create a non-biased, non-partisan forum for defense officials to interact with industry partners, aerospace R&D community, and government decision- and policy-makers.


AIAA Aviation and Aeronautics Forum and Exposition
25–29 June 2018
Atlanta, Georgia

AIAA AVIATION Forum is the only aviation event that covers the entire integrated spectrum of aviation business and technology. The DEMAND for UNMANNED symposium and 18 technical conferences in one location make this a must-attend event in 2018! View the  2017 recorded sessions, or check out the 2017 forum notebook to learn more about the discussions that took place 5–9 June 2017 in Denver, Colorado.

AIAA Propulsion and Energy Forum

AIAA Propulsion and Energy Forum and Exposition

9-11 July 2018
Cincinnati, Ohio

Propulsion and energy systems are at the very heart of aerospace and every move forward in our exploration of the world, and the universe, is enabled by new technologies coming from the researchers and engineers who will assemble at the AIAA Propulsion and Energy Forum.


AIAA Space and Astronautics Forum and Exposition  
17-19 September 2018  
Orlando, Florida

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Participation is Power