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The 2020 program is continuously being developed. Continue to check back for more updates and additions.

 

Courses at SciTech
  • 1500 – 1630
    Student Career Workshop
    Room

    Regency Ballroom O & P

    Description
    Learn tips and techniques on networking and relationship building that will make your forum experience more enjoyable and productive.
  • 1645 – 1830
    Meet the Employers Recruiting Event
    Room

    Orlando Ballroom M & N

    Description

    This event offers students and young professionals the opportunity to meet AIAA corporate members and government agencies. This is a fun and dynamic environment where students and professionals interact with organizations regarding employment opportunities. Participating companies/organizations will present a brief organizational overview and opportunities available, then have follow-on discussions with the attendees. Organizations will host a table and attendees will switch every 10 minutes. Questions? Contact pauld@aiaa.org

    Past participating employers include:

    • Aurora Flight Sciences, a Boeing Company
    • The Boeing Company
    • Calspan
    • Draper
    • General Atomics
    • HyperSizer - Collier Research
    • Jacobs Technology
    • Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
    • Lockheed Martin
    • Northrop Grumman Corporation
    • Pratt & Whitney
    • Raytheon
    • Sandia National Laboratories
    • SSL, A Maxar Technologies Company
    • Systems Technology
    • Textron Aviation
    • United Launch Alliance 
    • United Technologies Research Center

    Dress is casual. Don't forget your resume!

  • 1830 – 1930
    Student Welcome Mixer
    Room

    Regency Ballrom O & P

    Description
    Mingle with your peers and hear from AIAA leadership. This reception provides you with the opportunity to meet your fellow students and learn more about the opportunities available to you as an AIAA student member. Games, entertainment, and light fare will be provided! A cash bar will be available to students age 21 and over with a valid ID. (Proof of student registration required.)
  • 1930 – 2000
    SciTech 101
    Room

    Regency Ballroom Q

    Description

    Discover how you can make the most of your week at AIAA SciTech Forum while meeting fellow attendees. This orientation is ideal for first time attendees, but all are welcome!

  • 0730 – 0800
    Speaker Briefing
    Room

    Technical Session Rooms

  • 0800 – 0900
    Using Space to Support a Sustainable Society
    Room

    Windermere Ballroom

    Description

    Six areas of space activity are supporting societal needs, as defined by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, including earth observation, communication, positioning, microgravity research, technology transfer, and fundamental research. While progress has been made, barriers still remain that limit the application of space technology as a tool for advancing sustainable development. Hear how the Space Enabled Research Group works to increase the opportunities to design and apply space technology in support of the Sustainable Development Goals with societal leaders from around the world.

    Keynote
    • Danielle Wood Danielle Wood
      Director of the Space Enabled Research Group, MIT Media Lab; Assistant Professor of Media Arts & Sciences and Aeronautics and Astronautics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • 0900 – 0930
    Networking Coffee Break
    Room

    Windermere and Regency Foyers

  • 0930 – 1230
    AIAA International Student Conference
    Room

    Columbia 35-37

    Description
    The first-place winners of the 2019 AIAA Regional Student Conferences will present their research in the Undergraduate, Masters, and Team categories to a team of judges comprising industry professionals. The winners will be recognized at the AIAA Foundation International Student Conference Awards Breakfast, on Tuesday, 7 January. Sponsored by Lockheed Martin Corporation.
  • 0930 – 1130
    Forum 360 Session
    Room

    Regency Ballroom Q

    Moderator
    Panelists
    To Be Confirmed
    • Brian-German-Photo Brian German
      National Institute of Aerospace Langley Associate Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • 0930 – 1200
    Technical Sessions
  • 1230 – 1400
    Durand Lecture for Public Service and Luncheon
    Room

    Windermere Ballroom

    Description

    Robert D. Braun, University of Colorado Boulder
    Lecture: “Space Technology: An investment in our future.” 

    Following the lecture, network with fellow attendees during a lunch reception and have the opportunity to speak with Braun. Sponsored by Lockheed Martin Corporation.
  • 1230 – 1400
    Networking Lunch on Own
  • 1400 – 1600
    Forum 360: Aerospace Innovation Enables Resilient Communities
    Room

    Regency Ballroom Q

    Moderator
    Panelists
    To Be Confirmed
  • 1400 – 1630
    Technical Sessions
  • 1530 – 1600
    Networking Coffee Break
    Room

    Windermere and Regency Foyers

  • 1730 – 1900
    RLA Reception
    Room

    Regency Ballroom O & P

    Description

    Network with fellow young professionals and plan for the week ahead. You’ll come away with at least a handful of new contacts, connections, and support.

  • 1800 – 2030
    AIAA Associate Fellows Induction Ceremony and Reception (Proof of Purchase Required)
    Room

    Windermere Ballroom

  • 1830 – 2200
    2020 AIAA Associate Fellows Induction Ceremony and Reception (Proof of Purchase Required)
    Room

    Windermere Ballroom

    Description

    Support your colleagues, and join us for the induction of the 2020 Associate Fellows. Tickets to this celebrated event are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • 0730 – 0800
    Speaker Briefing
    Room

    Technical Session Rooms

  • 0800 – 0900
    The Next Big Thing
    Room

    Windermere Ballroom

    Description
     
    Keynote
  • 0900 – 0930
    Networking Coffee Break
    Room

    Windermere and Regency Foyers

  • 0930 – 1130
    Forum 360: AI in Emerging Aerospace Manufacturing
    Room

    Regency Ballroom Q

    To Be Confirmed
  • 0930 – 1200
    International Student Conference Awards Breakfast
    Room

    Orchid

    Description

    The top three winners of Monday’s AIAA Foundation International Student Conference will be announced during a breakfast with remarks from Jane Hansen, chair, Student Conference Committee, and a guest speaker. Best overall prizes in the amount of $1,000 will be awarded across the Undergraduate, Masters and Team categories. This is an invite-only event. Sponsored by Lockheed Martin Corporation.

  • 0930 – 1200
    Technical Sessions
  • 1230 – 1400
    Taco Tuesday Networking Lunch
    Room

    Garden Terrace

  • 1300 – 1600
    Exposition Hall Open featuring the HUB
    Room

    Regency Ballroom R-V

  • 1430 – 1600
    RLA Speed Mentoring
    Room

    Regency Ballroom O & P

    Description

    Leaders in the aerospace industry will take time to meet with the Rising Leaders participants and share their experiences. This event is a great way to get insight and make new contacts.

  • 1430 – 1630
    Forum 360: Is Hypersonic Flight The Next Big Thing?
    Room

    Regency Ballroom Q

    Description
     
    Moderator
    Panelists
  • 1430 – 1700
    Technical Sessions
  • 1530 – 1600
    Networking Coffee Break in Exposition Hall
    Room

    Regency Ballroom R-V

  • 1730 – 1900
    Welcome Happy Hour in the Exposition hall (Proof of Purchase Required)
    Room

    Regency Ballroom R-V

    Description

    Enjoy delicious food and beverages while networking with your fellow attendees. Continue your conversations over dinner at a local restaurant.

  • 0730 – 0800
    Speaker Briefing
    Room

    Technical Session Rooms

  • 0800 – 0900
    Bringing the World Closer Together
    Room

    Windermere Ballroom

    Keynote
    • Ellen_Stofan_Photo Ellen R. Stofan
      John and Adrienne Mars Director, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution
  • 0845 – 1600
    Exposition Hall Open featuring the HUB
    Room

    Regency Ballrom R-V

  • 0900 – 0930
    Networking Coffee Break in Exposition Hall
    Room

    Regency Ballrom R-V

  • 0930 – 1130
    Forum 360: Connecting Faster
    Room

    Regency Ballroom Q

    Moderator
    Panelists
    To Be Confirmed
    • Eric Kaduce
      Director, Boeing/Aerion Supersonic Business Jet Joint Venture, The Boeing Company
    • Stephen Frick
      Director of Operations, Company Advanced Technology Center, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company
    • Kevin Bowcutt
      Senior Technical Fellow, Chief Scientist of Hypersonics, The Boeing Company
  • 0930 – 1200
    Technical Sessions
  • 1230 – 1400
    Networking Boxed Luncheon (Proof of Purchase Required)
    Room

    Regency Ballroom R-V

  • 1430 – 1630
    Forum 360 Session
    Room

    Regency Ballroom Q

  • 1430 – 1700
    Technical Sessions
  • 1530 – 1600
    Networking Coffee Break in Exposition Hall
    Room

    Regency Ballroom R-V

  • 1800 – 1900
    Dryden Lecture in Research
    Room

    Regency Ballroom Q

    Description

    University of Florida
    Lecture: “Evolution of optimization, experiments, and uncertainty quantification with increasing computing power.”

  • 1800 – 1900
    SDM Lecture
    Room

    Plaza Ballroom H

  • 0730 – 0800
    Speaker Briefing
    Room

    Technical Session Rooms

  • 0800 – 0900
    Engineers Build the World
    To Be Confirmed
  • 0845 – 1400
    Exposition Hall Open featuring the HUB
    Room

    Regency Ballroom R-V

  • 0900 – 0930
    Networking Coffee Break in Exposition Hall
    Room

    Regency Ballroom R-V

  • 0930 – 1130
    Forum 360 Session
    Room

    Regency Ballroom Q

    Description

    Discussion on Global Climate Change as the next challenge for Aerospace.
    3 major historical contributions of aerospace:

    • Safe and reliable air transport
    • Cold war
    • Apollo 8 and the image of earth that sparked the environmental movement.
    To Be Confirmed
  • 0930 – 1200
    Technical Sessions
  • 1200 – 1400
    RLA Lunch Panel: Dawning the Age of Intelligent Machines and Future Workforce
    Room

    Regency Ballroom O & P

    Description
    Humankind progressed from the industrial age to the information age and now to the dawning of the age of intelligent machines.  What is the anatomy of this new world? What are the architectural, design, engineering, and operational issues?  What are the strategic technical and nontechnical challenges and constraints?  How do we prepare our current and future workforce for this exciting new age?
  • 1230 – 1400
    Networking Lunch on Own
  • 1230 – 1400
    SciTech Forum Awards Luncheon (Proof of Purchase Required)
    Room

    Windermere Ballroom

    Description
    Join us as we celebrate the excellence of the aspiring, innovating, and inspiring members of our aerospace community. Click here for a list of award recipients.
  • 1400 – 1600
    Forum 360: High Performance Computing's Impact on Aerospace Prediction
    Room

    Regency Ballroom Q

    Moderator
    Panelists
    • Roy-Campbell-Photo Roy Campbell
      Chief Scientist, High Performance Computing Modernization Program, Department of Defense
    • Scott-Morton-Photo Scott Morton
      DoD HPCMP CREATE-AV Project Manager, U.S. Army Engineering Research and Development Center
    • Douglas Kothe
      Director, Exascale Computing Project, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
    • Eric-Nielsen-Photo Eric Nielsen
      Research Scientist, Computational Aerosciences Branch, NASA Langley Research Center
  • 1400 – 1630
    Technical Sessions
  • 1530 – 1600
    Networking Coffee Break
    Room

    Windermere and Regency Foyers

  • 1700 – 1900
    Women at SciTech Social Hour and Keynote (open to all attendees)
    Room

    Regency Ballroom Q

    Description
    This event will provide an opportunity for conference attendees to meet informally, network, discuss experiences, and create advocates. Support the efforts and celebrate the success of women in aerospace. There is no charge to attend.
    Keynote
  • 0730 – 0800
    Speaker Briefing
    Room

    Technical Session Rooms

  • 0800 – 0900
    Multi-Use Technology
    Room

    Windermere Ballroom

    Keynote
    • Wesley Harris Wesley Harris
      C.S. Draper Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Moderator
  • 0900 – 0930
    Networking Coffee Break
    Room

    Windermere and Regency Foyers

  • 0930 – 1130
    Forum 360 Session
    Room

    Regency Ballroom Q

    Description
    Focused on the transferability of aerospace technology to other fields – whether intentional or unintentional. The goal is to show that the value of aerospace technology can be far broader than its original design.

    This session will highlight technology that was developed for aerospace applications that has been successfully transitioned to other business sectors for societal benefit.

    Speakers from academia, government and industry will describe how past, current and future research and development efforts that have or can benefit business sectors
    outside of aerospace (aviation and space) including but not limited: automotive, biotechnology/medical, communications, construction, energy, manufacturing, etc.
    Panelists
    • Mike-Penland-Photo Michael "Pappy" Penland
      Principal Director, Operational Energy Policy and Chief of Staff, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force, Operational Energy
    To Be Confirmed
  • 0930 – 1200
    Technical Sessions
  • 1230 – 1330
    Networking Lunch on Own
  • 1330 – 1600
    Technical Sessions
  • 1530 – 1600
    Networking Break
    Room

    Windermere and Regency Foyers

Sponsors

Lockheed Martin
Boeing
DARcorporation
Bastion Technologies
Millennium Engineering and Integration Company