The World's Forum for Aerospace Leadership

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American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

    Why Attend?

    Why Attend?

    • Meet other professionals from government, academia, and industry, including U.S. and international constituencies
    • Present recent advances before a knowledgeable international audience 
    • Learn from experts about the latest advancements and research in the field
    • Educate industry customers and providers on their latest research and product developments 
    • Draw lessons learned from past system applications and programs to result in increased technical success, cost savings, and schedule savings for current or ensuing projects or programs 
    • Recognize significant achievements from within the community 
    • Network, discuss challenges, and share ideas during sessions, coffee breaks, and receptions

    Who Should Attend?

    • All levels of engineers, researchers, and scientists from government, academia, and industry
    • Engineering managers and executives
    • Business development personnel
    • Young aerospace professionals
    • Educators and students
    • Press/media

    What to Expect?


    • Access to more than 800 technical papers and presentations
    • Keynote speeches by renowned experts and decision makers during the plenary sessions
    • Continuing Education courses to keep aerospace professionals at their technical best
    • Student paper competitions to encourage and engage young minds as they enter the aerospace field

    Confirmed Speakers


    Keynote speakers engage in timely topical discussions about the issues, solutions, and opportunities that are likely to impact your professional lives. 

    AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference Plenary 
                 Werner J.A. Dahm
    Director, Security and Defense Systems Initiative (SDSI), and ASU Foundation Professor of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
    Arizona State University
    Tempe, AZ
    Duane McRuer Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference Plenary
      Andy Thurling
    Chief Pilot and Program Manager, AeroVironment, Inc.
    Simi Valley, CA
     AIAA Awards Luncheon 
      George T. Schmidt
    Editor-in-Chief, AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics
    Lexington, MA
     AIAA Modeling and Simulation Technologies Conference Plenary 
      Paul Barnard
    Design Automation Marketing Director, MathWorks
    Natick, MA
    AIAA Infotech@Aerospace Conference Plenary and Networking Luncheon 
      Mark Maybury
    Chief Scientist, U.S. Air Force
    Washington, DC



    • NEW FOR 2013! Networking breakfasts and happy hour receptions to allow even more time for making new contacts
    • Networking coffee breaks to continue the discussions from technical sessions or give time to check emails and voicemails throughout the day
    • Networking luncheon and awards luncheon to recognize outstanding members of the technical community and celebrate their contributions to the industry