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The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)

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    Networking Events

    Networking Events

    Sunday, 15 July 2012

    Welcome Reception

    1730-1900 hrs
    A welcome cocktail reception will be held at the Hilton San Diego Resort and Spa. A ticket for the reception is included in the conference registration fee where indicated. Additional tickets for guests may be purchased upon registration or on site. 

    Monday, 16 July 2012

    Opening Plenary Session

    0830 - 0900 hrs

    Keynote Speaker: George Nield, Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Washington, DC

    Accompanying Persons Meet and Greet 

    0900 hrs

    Accompanying persons are invited to meet on Monday at the Hilton San Diego Resort and Spa. Information about San Diego tourist attractions will be available. Coffee and tea will be served. Room location will be announced in the final program. 

    Networking Reception and Student Poster Competition

    1830-2000 hrs

     A networking “happy hour” and student poster competition will be held on Monday at the Hilton San Diego Resort and Spa. All attendees are welcome to attend. The ICES student poster competition session is targeted to stimulate the participation of students, and will provide an excellent forum for students to present their work in an informal and interactive setting. Posters are ideal for presenting speculative or late-breaking results, or for giving an introduction to interesting, innovative work. Posters are intended to provide students and ICES participants with the ability to connect with one another and discuss the work presented. Each poster will be judged and cash prizes will be awarded.

    Wednesday, 18 July 2012 

    Reception and Banquet

    1830-2400 hrs

    Speaker: Christopher J. Ferguson, Director, Crew and Mission Operations, Commercial Crew Program, Boeing Space Exploration, Houston, TX 


    The reception and banquet will be held Wednesday, at the Hilton San Diego Resort and Spa. A reception will be followed by dinner, then the awards presentation and keynote speech. A ticket for the reception and banquet is included in the conference registration fee where indicated. Additional tickets for guests may be purchased upon registration or on site. 

    After-Banquet Dessert Reception

    Sponsored by: Paragon Space Development Corporation

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    Immediately following the banquet, there will be a dessert reception, sponsored by Paragon Space Development Corporation. All banquet attendees are welcome to attend.