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    Detailed Program

    Detailed Program

    Make the most out of your event experience by participating in the sessions, networking during breaks, and relaxing with other attendees during the social activities. See below for detailed program information to help you chart your course during the event.


    June 7, 2012
    Aerospace Today... and Tomorrow  


      8:00am        Welcome from General Chair 
    John Anderson, Vice President, Business Development, 
    Triumph Aerospace Systems – Newport News   

      8:00am Welcome by the AIAA Executive Director
    Bob Dickman

      8:15am Welcome by Co-Corporate Host and Chair of the Corporate Member Committee 
    Jim Maser, President, Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne

      8:30am U.S. Aerospace Investment Strategy
    Brig. Gen. Teresa A.H. Djuric, Deputy Director, Space and Intelligence Office, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics

      8:50am U.S. Investment in Aerospace…The Need for Balance in Aeronautics and Space
    Moderator: Alan Epstein, Vice President Technology and Environment, Pratt & Whitney (invited)
    Lesa Roe, Director, NASA's Langley Research Center
    Mark Anderson, Director, Platform Performance Technology, Boeing Research and Technology 
    Robert Lightfoot, Acting Associate Administrator, NASA Headquarters  
    Jim Maser, President, Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne  

      10:00am Break 

      10:20am The Need for a National Aeronautics R&D Agenda
    Jaiwon Shin, Associate Administrator for Aeronautics, NASA (invited)  

      11:00am  Access to Space - Hypersonics
    Dr. Steve Walker, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Science, Technology and Engineering, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition
      11:45pm  Luncheon with Keynote Speaker
    Ron Hinderberger, Vice President, 787 Engineering  
    Boeing Commercial Airplanes   

      1:15pm Welcome by Co-Corporate Host 
    Al Romig, Vice President and General Manager, Advanced Development Programs, 
    Lockheed Martin Aeronautics  

      1:30pm USAF Energy Horizons
    William (Bill) Harrison, Technical Advisor for Fuels and Energy for the Propulsion Directorate, AFRL   

      2:15pm Beyond Afghanistan: The Future of USAF Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) 
    Randy Walden, Director for Information Dominance Programs, 
    Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, USAF   

      3:00pm Break

      3:30pm  The Future of Rotorcraft 
    Ned Chase, Chief, Platform Technologies Division, Army Aviation Applied Technology Directorate (AATD)

      4:00pm Aerospace Market Financial Summary 
    Pierre Chao, Managing Partner and Co-Founder, Renaissance Strategic Advisors

      5:00pm Closing Remarks by Corporate Hosts    

      5:15 pm Reception - Spouses /Guests Welcome