networking

AIAA forums are outstanding opportunities for networking and building your career. The 2019 AIAA AVIATION Forum is expected to bring together nearly 3,000 participants from across all facets of the aviation enterprise. Dedicated networking breaks, luncheons, and receptions are woven throughout the forum, providing many opportunities to meet new colleagues and build new relationships.

 

 

  • Daily Coffee Breaks

    Networking coffee breaks allow even more time for making new contacts, continuing discussions from sessions, visiting the Exposition Hall, or checking emails and voicemails to keep in touch with the office while you are at the forum. Networking coffee breaks will be held at the following locations and times:

    Monday, 17 June
    0900-0930 and 1600-1630 hrs
    Tuesday, 18 June
    0900-0930 hrs and 1600-1630 hrs
    Wednesday, 19 June
    0845-0930 hrs and 1600-1630 hrs
    Thursday, 20 June
    0845-0930 hrs and 1600-1630 hrs
    Friday, 21 June
    0900-0930 hr


  • Ignite the "Meet"ing

    Sunday, 16 June, 1530 – 1700

    Room

    Peacock Terrace

    Description
    Nothing can be more intimidating than being a newcomer or young person at a conference or event where everyone already knows one another! Learn tips and techniques on networking and relationship building that will make your forum experience more enjoyable and productive. The session will focus on creating an introduction, understanding how to engage with others, playing off the unique networking styles of introverts and extroverts, and some "dos and don'ts" of networking. Then participants will take part in an activity designed to foster quick friendships so they never enter a forum session or reception feeling like a stranger.
  • RLA and Aircraft Technology, Integration and Operations Meet & Greet

    Sunday, 16 June, 1700 – 1800

    Room

    Tower Mezzanine Foyer

    Description

    Rising Leaders in Aerospace participants are invited to meet members of the Aircraft Technology, Integration and Operations (ATIO) Group and learn about the exciting work and volunteer opportunities in ATIO technical committees: 

    • Aerodynamic Decelerator Systems 
    • Air Transportation Systems 
    • Aircraft Design 
    • Aircraft Operations 
    • Flight Testing 
    • General Aviation 
    • HyTASP (Hypersonics) 
    • Lighter-Than-Air Systems 
    • Product Support 
    • V/STOL Aircraft Systems   

    Light refreshments will be served. 

  • Meet the Employers Recruiting Event

    Sunday, 16 June, 1700 – 1830

    Room

    Wedgwood Ballroom

    Description
    This fun, dynamic event offers students and young professionals the opportunity to meet AIAA corporate members and government agencies and discuss employment opportunities. In part 1 on Sunday, 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. Part 2 on Wednesday is an opportunity for students and attendees to meet with any of the employers that they didn’t have a chance to talk with on Sunday evening, and for any employers that could not participate in Sunday’s session to meet with prospective employees. Questions? Contact tobeyj@aiaa.org.

    Participating organizations include:

    • Aurora Flight Sciences, a Boeing Company

    • Boeing

    • Calspan

    • Central Intelligence Agency

    • Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab

    • Lawrence Livermore National Lab

    • Lockheed Martin

    • Northrop Grumman

    • Pointwise

    • Sandia National Laboratories

    • Textron Aviation

    Dress is casual. Don't forget your resume! 

  • Student Welcome Mixer

    Sunday, 16 June, 1830 – 1930

    Room

    Peacock Terrace

    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. (Proof of student registration required.)
  • AVIATION 101

    Monday, 17 June, 0900 – 0930

    Room

    Peacock Terrace

    Description
    Discover how you can make the most of your week at AIAA AVIATION Forum while meeting fellow attendees. This orientation is ideal for first time attendees, but all are welcome!
  • Networking Lunch On Own

    Monday, 17 June, 1230 – 1400

  • Speed Mentoring & Networking Reception

    Monday, 17 June, 1630 – 1900

    Room

    Peacock Terrace

    Description

    Accomplished professionals from a variety of backgrounds will take time to meet with the Rising Leaders participants and share their experiences. This event is a great way to get insight from industry leaders and make some great new contacts. And, maybe, they will end up being a mentor for more than just the 15 minutes at this event.

    Continue your conversations and networking at the reception, which will immediately follow. Take time to socialize with your fellow young professionals who are also attending the forum. Having just participated in the speed mentoring, you’ll definitely have at least one thing in common.  Don’t miss this rewarding opportunity.  

  • Opening Reception in the Exposition Hall (Proof of Purchase Required)

    Tuesday, 18 June, 1830 – 2000

    Room

    Chantilly Ballroom

    Description
    Discuss the day's events and talk with exhibitors over drinks and light fare in the Exposition Hall. Enjoy a performance by Jon Christopher Davis, a multi-published singer-songwriter and recording artist. JCD's songs have been covered by major-label artists, such as Dolly Parton, Timothy B. Schmit of the Eagles, Billy Ray Cyrus, and Rodney Atkins. "Little Bird," recorded by Sherrie Austin, peaked at number 4 on Billboard's Top Country Singles Sales Chart.
  • Meet the Employers Recruiting Event

    Wednesday, 19 June, 0900 – 1000

    Room

    the HUB in the Exposition Hall

    Description
    This fun, dynamic event offers students and young professionals the opportunity to meet AIAA corporate members and government agencies and discuss employment opportunities. In part 1 on Sunday, 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. Part 2 on Wednesday is an opportunity for students and attendees to meet with any of the employers that they didn’t have a chance to talk with on Sunday evening, and for any employers that could not participate in Sunday’s session to meet with prospective employees. Questions? Contact tobeyj@aiaa.org.

    Participating organizations include:

    • Aurora Flight Sciences, a Boeing Company

    • Boeing

    • Calspan

    • Central Intelligence Agency

    • Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab

    • Lawrence Livermore National Lab

    • Lockheed Martin

    • Northrop Grumman

    • Pointwise

    • Sandia National Laboratories

    • Textron Aviation

    Dress is casual. Don't forget your resume! 

  • AIAA Backyard BBQ (Proof of Purchase Required)

    Wednesday, 19 June, 1830 – 2000

    Room

    Grand Ballroom (New Location)

    Description
    Relax at the end of the day, play some games, and enjoy a taste of Texas complete with barbecue and cold brews. Enjoy a performance by North Texas singer-songwriter Maurice Davis. Known as "The King of Party Blues," Davis has played in countless clubs and venues all over the country. (Note: Cash bar only. Due to heat the event has been relocated indoors to the Grand Ballroom.)
  • Networking Boxed Luncheon (Proof of Purchase Required)

    Thursday, 20 June, 1230 – 1400

    Room

    Chantilly Ballroom

  • ADS Banquet (Proof of Purchase Required)

    Thursday, 20 June, 1830 – 2100

    Room

    Peacock Terrace

    Description
    Join the Aerodynamic Decelerator Systems Technical Committee in honoring the 2019 Knacke award recipient, and the 2019 student paper finalists & winner.

 

The forum is a great place for us to make contacts, network with our customers and talk about new, innovative ideas. It's important to find the newest and best ways to make our airplanes and our industry better. This is a great opportunity to network and make that happen.

Rob Fuller, Lockheed Martin

 

Sponsors

 
Airbus 
Lockheed Martin 
Boeing 
Bell 
Northrop Grumman 
SmartSky 
DAR Corporation