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Regional Leadership Conference

AIAA Regional Leadership Conference

Every year AIAA has training for the Section Officers. This training comes in a variety of ways: Webinars, Region Advisory Committee (RAC) meetings, and the annual regional Leadership Conference.


The Regional Leadership Conferences are a great opportunity to meet fellow officers from the many different sections within AIAA. AIAA Regions and Sections vary in size from a few dozen people to many hundreds of people. The Regional Leadership conference provides the opportunity to meet officers from different sized sections as well as learn about the many different types of activities they hold. You may hear about activities that you want to try in your section, or you may be able to provide assistance to a section that is having difficulty in a particular area.


You will also learn how your officer role fits into the overall AIAA hierarchy. Many of the presentations are made made by members of the AIAA Board, National Standing Committees, and the whole conference is presided over by the Vice President, Member Services.


There are also sessions on AIAA tools and resources available to the AIAA Section Officers.


So, if you are an new AIAA officer or a veteran that would like to get a refresher, meet new people, or see what the latest innovations at AIAA are, plan to attend the Regional Leadership Conference. The conference is typically held in July or August every year, and generally coincides with the summer AIAA Board of Directors Meeting.


To see presentations and materials from past conferences, go to the Regional Leadership Conference Library on the Region and Section Activities site.


The 2015 RLC will take place 2-3 September in conjunction with the AIAA SPACE 2015 Forum. To register visit