Networking Activities and Special Events
NEW! Networking Breakfasts
A great way to start the day and interact with conference participants! Networking continental breakfasts will be offered on Monday–Thursday, 0700–0800 hrs, in the Ballroom Foyer at the Marriott Boston Copley Place. This event is open to all attendees (no tickets required).
NEW! Networking Happy Hours
Join us Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday evenings for a networking “happy hour” in Salon G at the Marriott Boston Copley Place. Have a drink and catch up with other participants before heading outside to explore the city of Boston. All attendees are welcome to attend. A drink ticket for each happy hour is included in the conference registration fee where indicated and there will also be a cash bar. Additional drinks can be purchased at the event.
A reception on Wednesday, 21 August 2013, 1830–2000 hrs, in Salon G is sponsored by Draper Laboratory, a world leader in innovative guidance, navigation, and control solutions. Draper Laboratory proudly invites all attendees to a reception celebrating its 40th anniversary as an independent laboratory and 80 years of national service. For more information on Draper Laboratory, stop by their display table near the AIAA Registration and Information Center.
Networking Coffee Breaks
Stand-alone networking coffee breaks are included in the program to allow even more time for making new contacts, continuing discussions from technical sessions, or checking emails and voicemails to keep in touch with the office while you are at the conference. Networking coffee breaks will be located in the Ballroom Foyer at the Marriott Boston Copley Place at the following times:
|Monday, 19 August 2013
||0900–0930 hrs and 1600–1630 hrs
|Tuesday, 20 August 2013
||0900–0930 hrs and 1630–1700 hrs
|Wednesday, 21 August 2013
||0900–0930 hrs and 1600–1630 hrs
Women in Engineering Luncheon
The Women in Engineering Luncheon, hosted by the AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Technical Committee, will be held Monday, 19 August 2013, 1200–1330 hrs, in the Boylston Room at the Marriott Boston Copley Place. The speaker will be Christyl Johnson, Deputy Director for Technology and Research Investments, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD. Women participating in any of the co-located conferences are invited to attend at no charge. Women are underrepresented in the engineering sciences and industry, and this luncheon provides an opportunity for women to meet informally, network, discuss experiences, and identify women who are leaders in their fields for possible special recognition by AIAA.
AIAA Awards Luncheon
Join fellow conference participants to recognize the achievements of your peers at the AIAA Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, 20 August 2013, 1200–1400 hrs, in Salon F&G at the Marriott Boston Copley Place. Several awards will be presented, as well as a keynote speech by George T. Schmidt, Editor-in-Chief, AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Lexington, MA. A ticket for the luncheon is required, and is included in the conference registration fee where indicated. Additional tickets for guests may be purchased upon registration or on site.
The following awards will be presented at this year’s conference:
- Mechanics and Control of Flight Award
- DeFlorez Award for Modeling and Simulation
- AIAA Foundation Guidance, Navigation, and Control Graduate Award
- Best Papers Certificate of Merit
- AFM Student Paper Competition Certificate of Merit: Overall Winner
- GNC Graduate Student Paper Competition Certificate of Merit: Overall Winner
- Infotech@Aerospace Student Paper Competition Certificate of Merit: Overall Winner
A networking luncheon will be held Wednesday, 21 August 2013, 1200–1330 hrs, in Salon F&G at the Marriott Boston Copley Place. Join your colleagues to catch up on the technical discussions of the week and solidify new contacts, and listen to AIAA Infotech@Aerospace keynote speaker Mark T. Maybury, Chief Scientist, U.S. Air Force, Washington, DC. A ticket for the luncheon is required, and is included in the conference registration fee where indicated. Additional tickets for guests may be purchased upon registration or on site.
Product displays and demonstrations by Draper Laboratory and Mathworks will be located in the Ballroom Foyer at the Marriott Boston Copley Place.