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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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    For Attendees

    The AIAA SPACE 2012 Exposition Hall, located in the exhibition building at the Pasadena Convention Center, is the center of all networking and business activities at the conference. The 2012 exposition includes exhibits from industry, government, and academic organizations across the space community. Networking coffee breaks, luncheons, poster sessions, exhibitor presentations, and the opening reception are all held in the exposition hall to give attendees and exhibitors the most opportunities to meet and do business.

    Awards Luncheon

    Recognize and honor exemplary achievement in the space profession at the Awards Luncheon as you interact with colleagues. Award presentations include:

    • Gardner-Lasser Aerospace Literature Award
    • George M. Low Space Transportation Award
    • Haley Space Flight Award
    • Space Science Award
    • Space Systems Award
    • Sustained Service Award
    • von Braun Award for Excellence in Space Program Management

    Keynote Luncheons

    This is a networking opportunity for you to attend two luncheons with keynote speakers from our industry. More than one business partnership was struck while breaking bread together. Desserts and coffee will be served in the exposition hall following each luncheon.

    Networking Coffee Breaks

    Networking coffee breaks for all attendees will take place in the exposition hall. Coffee and other beverages will be served.

    Presentation Stage

    Announcements and presentations by exhibitors on their latest products and services, as well as special announcements by other conference participants, will be made on the presentation stage located in the exposition hall during the networking coffee breaks.  Exhibitors who are interested in taking advantage of this opportunity should contact Carmela Brittingham at for time availability.

    Cyber Café

    Computers with complimentary Internet access for conference attendees will be available at the AIAA Cyber Café, located in the exposition hall.

    Opening Reception and Poster Session

    The opening reception and kick-off of the conference poster session will be held Tuesday, 11 September 2012, 1830–2000 hrs, in the exposition hall. Meet and greet your current and future colleagues, business partners, and employers while enjoying cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.

    The conference technical program committee has organized special poster sessions to highlight high-quality technical information. All poster sessions will be held in the exposition hall during the opening reception on Tuesday evening and during the networking coffee breaks on Wednesday and Thursday. All poster session papers are included in the conference proceedings.

    AIAA Bookstore: Your First Source for Aerospace Publications

    Stop by the AIAA Bookstore, located in the exposition hall, to browse new releases and best-selling titles. AIAA is dedicated to publishing the very best resources available for the aerospace community. A full selection of publications will be available for purchase at the book store throughout the event. Special discounts are offered to AIAA members.More than 50 companies present their latest products and services in the Aerospace Exposition on Tuesday and Wednesday. Discover new business partners, future employers, and groundbreaking technologies. Check out the presentation stage, enjoy refreshments, and network with your peers. 

    Daily exhibition activities will attract the 2,000+ participants into the hall. For more information about the exposition, please contact:


    Chris Grady
    AIAA Exhibits Business Manager
            Grant Belden
    AIAA Exhibit Operations