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The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)

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    ITAR Frequently Asked Questions


    Why is AIAA now organizing ITAR sessions/permitting ITAR restricted information to be presented?
    By adding ITAR sessions to AIAA events , we are expecting to improve the quality of AIAA events as we move toward our New Event Model. This will allow us the ability to cater to many of those in our profession who are not able to present their work in completely open forums, while at the same time, sponsoring our usual set of open sessions. We will prototype the process for including these types of sessions in our events at the Joint Propulsion Conference in 2013.

    How do I submit an abstract for an ITAR paper?
    Go to (Submit a Paper) and follow the instructions as you would to submit an abstract for any AIAA event. Under Presentation type, please choose ITAR Paper, and include the words (consider for ITAR session) in the abstract title. Follow all other steps as if you were submitting any abstract.

    Should my abstract be ITAR restricted?
    No, all abstracts should be unrestricted and cleared for public release.

    What is form dd2345, where can I get it and why is it necessary?
    http://www.defensecastingtoolkit.com/tutorials/jcp-tutorial.pdf

    Why do I have to register twice, can’t I just do one registration?
    Registering for ITAR restricted sessions requires additional steps than event registration, and must be completed in person at show site.

    Why do I have to show proof of citizenship?
    You must be able to show that you are a U.S. Federal Government Employee, a Citizen or a U.S. Resident Alien in order to attend ITAR restricted sessions.

    Why do I have to show photo identification?
    We must be able to verify your identity.

    Do I need to show my photo id to get into a session?
    Yes, you will be required to show your photo id and your ITAR badge each time you enter an ITAR restricted session room.

    I’m presenting a paper in an ITAR session. Do I need to register?
    Yes, you must be registered for the event AND you must register for ITAR attendance. Failure to meet all requirements will mean you will not be able to present your paper and it will be withdrawn.

    I’m a session chair in an ITAR session. Do I need to register?
    Yes, you must be registered for the event AND you must register for ITAR attendance. Failure to meet all requirements will mean you will not be able to enter ITAR restricted session rooms.

    What happens if I don’t have proof of citizenship when I arrive on-site?
    You will not be permitted to register for or attend ITAR sessions without meeting all registration requirements, including proof of citizenship. You are welcome to participate in all non-restricted aspects of the event.

    My friend/colleague can confirm that I am a U.S. Citizen, but I don’t have my proof of citizenship with me, can I attend the ITAR sessions?
    No, you must present your proof of citizenship at the ITAR registration desk as part of your complete ITAR registration package, incomplete packages will result in the inability to participate or attend ITAR sessions. You are welcome to participate in all non-restricted aspects of the event.

    How do I get a copy of the papers presented in an ITAR session?
    A DVD of papers presented in ITAR sessions is available for purchase on-site at the event at the On-site Registration Desk. You must show your ITAR registration and photo ID in order to purchase these papers. Papers will not be available for sale following the event.

    Can I purchase the ITAR papers after the event?
    No, there is no distribution of ITAR papers after 1600 hrs on Wednesday.

    Can I use electronic devices during an ITAR session?
    Please refer to the ITAR Session Electronics Policy at (insert link)

    Is note-taking permitted during ITAR sessions?
    Yes you may take notes during an ITAR paper or session, however, we remind you to treat those notes as you would any other restricted materials, as they may contain information that is not cleared for public release.

    My spouse/guest is with me, can they attend my ITAR paper presentation?
    No, unless they are registered for the conference and also registered for the ITAR sessions.