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The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)

is the world's largest technical society dedicated to the global aerospace profession.

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    What to Know Onsite

    What to Know Onsite 

    AIAA Registration and Information Center Hours

    The AIAA Registration and Information Center will be located in the Exhibit Hall Foyer at the San Jose 

    Convention Center. Hours are as follows:

    Sunday, 14 July 1500-1900 hrs
    Monday, 15 July 0700-1800 hrs
    Tuesday, 16 July 0700-1800 hrs
    Wednesday, 17 July 0700-1700 hrs 


    Registration for ITAR sessions will only be accepted on site, during the following hours:
    Monday, 15 July 0900–1800 hrs
    Tuesday, 16 July 0700–1800 hrs
    Wednesday, 17 July 0700–1700 hrs
    Important session information for all attendees wishing to present at or attend ITAR-restricted sessions (Click Here)

    On-Site Check-in

    Partnering with Expo Logic, we've streamlined the on-site registration check-in process! All advance registrants will receive an e-mail with a registration barcode. In order to pick up your badge and conference materials, make sure to print the e-mail that includes your ExpressPass Barcode, and bring it with you to the conference. Simply scan the ExpressPass barcode at one of the ExpressPass stations in the registration area to print your badge and receive your meeting materials.

    The MyItinerary app is available as both a native iOS (iPhone/iPad) app through the iTunes App Store, or as an HTML5 Web app for all major mobile devices (iPhone/iPad, Android, Blackberry 7 and above). Once either version is downloaded to your device, it can be run without the need for an active Internet connection. In addition, you can sync an itinerary that you created online with the app by entering your unique itinerary name.

    Mobile Conference App: MyItinerary

    For optimal use, we recommend: iPhone 3GS, iPod touch (3rd generation+), iPad iOS 4.0 or later.
    You can download the MyItinerary app by searching for “MyItinerary” in the App Store directly from your mobile device. Alternatively, you can access the link below to access the iTunes page for the app.

    Once the MyItinerary app is downloaded, select the meeting “49thAIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference & Exhibit and 10th International Energy Conversion Engineering Conference”

    MyItinerary Mobile App

    For optimal use, we recommend: iPhone 3GS, iPod touch (3rd generation+), iPad iOS 4.0 or later
    Most mobile devices using Android 2.2 or later with the default browser
    Blackberry Torch or later device using Blackberry OS 7.0 with the default browser
    Download the MyItinerary app by accessing the link below

    Once downloaded, you can bookmark the site to access it later or add a link to your home screen.

    MyItinerary Web App

    Exhibit Hall Hours


    Sunday, 14 July

    1800 – 1930 hrs  (Reception Ticket Required)

    Monday, 15 July 

    0700 – 1100 hrs,  
    1200 – 1330 hrs(Luncheon Ticketrequired)
    1330 – 1600 hrs

    Tuesday, 16 July

    0700 – 1100 hrs,  1200 – 1600 hrs

    Wednesday, 17 July 0700 – 1100 hrs 


    Cyber Café

    Computers with complimentary Internet access for conference attendees will be available at the AIAA Cyber Café, located in the exhibit hall. Hours of operation are as follows:

    Monday, 15 July 0700–1800 hrs
    Tuesday, 16 July 0700–1800 hrs
    Wednesday, 17 August 0700–1300 hrs 

    Networking Coffee Break Hours

    Monday, 15 July 0900–1000 hrs and 1600–1700 hrs
    Tuesday, 16 July 0900–1000 hrs and 1600–1700 hrs
    Wednesday, 17 July 0900–1000 hrs

    Conference Proceedings

    Proceedings for this conference are available in online proceedings format. The cost is included in the registration fee where indicated. Attendees who register in advance for the online proceedings can access them now. Those registering on site will have access to the online proceedings 24 hours after registering.

    How to Access Online Proceedings

    • If you are preregistered and receive access to online proceedings as part of your conference registration, please visit and log in:

    User Name: Email addressthat is registered with AIAA

    Password: AIAA membership number

    • Click “My AIAA” at the top
    • Click “Conference Proceedings” under Access Publications & Materials
    • Scroll to the conference desired

    Committee Meetings

    AIAA committee meetings provide incredible opportunities for networking, building your resume, and professional development. Scores of committees and subcommittees meet at JPC. Stop in to see how you can participate. 
    (Click here to download the committee list -PDF)

    New! Print Your Member ID Card Online

    AIAA now lets you print your membership identification card online! It’s quick, easy, and convenient. Even better, your membership card now includes a QR code to improve your conference check-in experience.

    Printing your new membership card is as easy as 1–2–3:

    1. Log in to using the email address associated with your member account and your self-created password.
    2. Select “My AIAA” at the top right of the screen, or select the “Membership and Communities” tab and scroll down to “My AIAA.”
    3. Under the “My Account Information” section, select “Member Card” and Print.

    Printing your conference badge and tickets:

    1. Upon arrival at the conference, visit our conference registration area.
    2. Scan your QR code through an ExpressPass kiosk at Advanced Registration. 
    3. Your conference badge and event tickets will print out in a flash!


    AIAA Pavilion- Book Signing

    Missile Design and System Engineering Author Signing
    Monday, 15 July 0900 - 0930 hrs
    Location: The Exhibit Hall

    Meet Missile Design and System Engineering author, Eugene L. Fleeman, at the AIAA Pavilion in the Exhibit Hall on Monday, 15 July 0900 - 0930 hrs. Speak with the author and have your copy of Missile Design and System Engineering signed. Missile Design and System Engineering will be on sale for $80.47 (org. $114.95) at the AIAA Pavilion.

    30% Off All AIAA Books at JPC
    AIAA publications is offering a special show discount on all titles featured at JPC 2013. Attendees receive a 30% discount off the list price of all books for sale in the AIAA Pavilion. This show special will only be available during JPC. Also featured will be the entire 2013 AIAA Book of Month collection at their special month prices. Lastly, the title Propulsion Techniques: Action and Reaction; Peter Turchi, has been selected as the conference book of JPC and is on sale for $49.95. Take advantage of these super savings and visit the bookstore in the AIAA Pavilion. Take advantage of these rare savings and visit the bookstore in the AIAA Pavilion.


    NEW Speakers’ Briefing Format

    Authors who are presenting papers, session chairs, and co-chairs will meet for a short briefing 30 minutes prior to your session in your session room. This meeting is important so that authors and chairs can meet to go over how the session will run, exchange bios and upload presentations if needed.


    Session Chair Forms

    Session chairs are asked to complete a Session Chair Report for each session. To assist volunteers in compiling this information, this year we have moved to an electronic session chair form. Download the app on your smartphone or tablet or visit the reporting station and enter your session information. If you do not have a smartphone, simply fill out the form provided at the Speakers’ Briefing during your session and enter your results at the session chair reporting station located at the registration desk.

    Reports are collected and the information is used for planning purposes, including future session topics and room allocations. Please submit your session information electronically before the end of the conference. 

    Certificate of Attendance

    Certificates of Attendance are available for attendees who request documentation at the conference itself. Please request your copy at the on-site registration desk. AIAA offers this service to better serve the needs of the professional community. Claims of hours or applicability toward professional education requirements are the responsibility of the participant. 


    Membership Information

    Professionals registering at the nonmember rate will receive a one-year AIAA membership. Students who are not members may apply their registration fee forward their first year’s student member dues. Membership is not included in registrations at the discounted group rate.

    Young Professional Guide for Gaining Management Support

    Young professionals have the unique opportunity to meet and learn from some of the most important people in the business by attending conferences and participating in AIAA activities. A detailed online guide, published by the AIAA Young Professional Committee, is available to help you gain support and financial backing from your company. The guide explains the benefits of participation, offers recommendations and provides an example letter for seeking management support and funding, and shows you how to get the most out of your participation. The online guide can be found on the AIAA website at



    International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)

    AIAA speakers and attendees are reminded that some topics discussed in the conference could be controlled by the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). U.S. nationals (U.S. citizens and permanent residents) are responsible for ensuring that technical data they display in open sessions to non-U.S. nationals in attendance or in conference proceedings are not export restricted by the ITAR. U.S. nationals are likewise responsible for ensuring that they do not discuss ITAR export-restricted information with non-U.S. nationals in attendance.