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Key Speeches 2013

Key Speeches, Reports, and Presentations


AIAA Members and Executives Make a Difference in the Aerospace Community. See What They Have to Say.

AIAA Infotech@Aerospace 2013 Conference

19-22 August 2013
Boston, Massachusetts


Dr. Mark T. Maybury, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Former (33rd) Air Force Chief Scientist, "Plenary Session and Networking Luncheon," remarks given on 21 August 2013 at the AIAA Infotech@Aerospace 2013 Conference, Marriott Boston Copley Place, Boston, Massachusetts (PDF)

54th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference

8–11 April 2013
Boston, Massachusetts


David Furrer, Senior Fellow Discipline Lead, Pratt & Whitney, East Hartford, CT, and Rollie Dutton, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH - “Computational Models in the Materials World: We are Nearly There…” (PDF)

Stephen W. Gaddis, Program Manager, Org A3 Game Changing Development Program Office, NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA - “Game Changing Activities in the Area of Lightweight Materials and Structures” (PDF)

Daniel J. Inman, Clarence “Kelly” Johnson Professor and Chair, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI - “Genomics of Multifunctional Structures and Materials of Flight” (PDF)

Alvar M. Kabe, Associate Principal Director, Structural Mechanics Subdivision, The Aerospace Corporation, El Segundo, CA - “Launch Vehicle and Spacecraft Structural Dynamics: State of the Art and Challenges for the Future” (PDF)

Christina L. Bloebaum, Dennis and Rebecca Muilenburg, Professors for Aerospace Engineering, Iowa State University, Ames, IA - “The Role of MDO in the Design for Complex Engineered Systems (DCES)” (PDF)

Future In-Space Operations (FISO) Working Group Teleconference

3 April 2013

AIAA is pleased to host this presentation on behalf of the FISO Working Group. A complete presentation and audio archive of past FISO teleconferences is available here.

More information on the FISO Working Group is accessible here.

Taber MacCallum, Paragon Space Development Corporation, and John Carrico, Applied Defense Solutions, “Inspiration Mars” (PDF Presentation; and Audio Recording - to download the audio file for off-line listening, right click and "save as")

AIAA Policy Symposium: Civilian Applications of UAVs - A California Perspective

26-28 March 2013
Westlake Hyatt, Westlake Village, California

Tuesday, 26 March

Opening Session Dinner

Keith Ballenger, Assistant Manager, Flight Standards Division, FAA – FAA progress update on unmanned systems integration (PDF)


Wednesday, 27 March

Janis Pamiljans, Vice-President and General Manager Unmanned Air Systems Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems (PDF)


Panel on Public Safety – Future of UAVs for Law Enforcement, Fire, Emergency Management, Border Patrol, First Responders.

Bob Roper, Fire Chief, Ventura County Fire Department (Retired) (PDF)

Scott Brewer, Deputy Director of Operations, Center for Asymmetric Warfare (PDF)
David D. McBride, Center Director, NASA Dryden Flight Research Center – NASA role in integration of UAVs (PDF


Panel on Current and Future Innovative Use of UAVs in Commercial Applications (Communications, Agriculture, Filmmaking, etc.)

Mike Francis, United Technologies Research Center (PDF)

Michael Toscano, President and CEO, AUVSI (PDF)

David Kennedy, Project Manager, Aircraft Crash Safety Test (BBC/National Geographic) (PDF)

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California Aerospace Week

12 March 2013
Sacramento, California

California Dreamin': Innovation and Advancements from the California Aerospace Industry

Gen. Eugene Tattini, Deputy Director, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (PDF)

Dary Pelc, Vice President, Engineering & Technology, Phantom Works, The Boeing Company (PDF)

John Daegele, Vice President, Advanced Mission Programs, Northrop Grumman Corporation (PDF)

Earthquake, Fire, and Water: NASA's Earth Observaztion at Wrok in California

Pete Worden, Director of NASA Ames (PDF)

Vincent Ambrosia, Senior Research Scientist, NASA Ames (PDF)

Edwin Sheffner, Deputy Division Chief, Earth Science Division, NASA Ames (PDF)

Duane Waliser, Chief Scientist, Earth Science & Technology Division, NASA JPL (PDF)

Andrea Donnellan, Geophysicist, NASA JPL (PDF)

Solar Impulse Presentation (PDF)


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