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AIAA Statement on Senate Confirmation of Pam Melroy as NASA Deputy Administrator
18 June 2021
ASCEND Announces Initial Program for November Event
10 June 2021
AIAA Announces Four Recipients of First Roger W. Kahn Scholarship
26 May 2021
AIAA and the Space Information Sharing and Analysis Center (Space ISAC) Enter Cooperative Agreement
20 May 2021
ASCENDxSummit: National Security Space
17 September 2020 1000 - 1400 (Eastern Daylight Time)
VirtualMeet with leaders from across industry, academia, and government to discuss the future of National Security Space priorities and policies.
ASCEND – Accelerating Space Commerce, Exploration, and New Discovery
16 November - 18 November 2020
OnlineAs we embark on a bold new era of space exploration, AIAA’s ASCEND provides you with something few space events can: a seat at the table.
2021 AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition (AIAA SciTech Forum)
11 January - 21 January 2021
VirtualThe AIAA SciTech Forum is the world’s largest event for aerospace research, development, and technology. The 2021 forum will bring together experts to share ideas on Fluid Dynamics; Applied Aerodynamics; Guidance, Navigation, and Control; Structures; and much more.
AVIATIONxWebinar: General Aviation Post Pandemic – An Opportunity to Provide Alternative Air Transportation
30 June 2021 1200 - 1330 (Eastern Daylight Time)
VirtualDue to COVID-19, general aviation has the potential to emerge as a more frequently utilized transportation option, offering the ability to avoid traveling in high-capacity commercial aircraft and providing frequency of service or routes that are no longer available commercially. This gives general aviation an opportunity to leverage interest in technology developments for urban and regional air mobility. Join us as we explore what needs to be addressed to make this happen.
AIAA Aerospace Perspectives Series: Space Sustainability – Advancing the Benefits to Earth and Orbit
20 July 2021 1100 - 1200 (Eastern Daylight Time)
Virtual EventAIAA and Lockheed Martin have assembled a stellar panel to bring you up to speed on space sustainability. This rapidly evolving topic encompasses sustainability efforts on Earth facilitated from space, actions to mitigate orbital debris, and continued safe human access to space.
News From Aerospace America
India team takes prize in AIAA’s student aircraft competition
May 14, 2021
California startup aims to give satellites minds of their own
May 07, 2021
SpaceX just launched astronauts on recycled hardware
April 23, 2021
Podcast: Biomedical research – the case for doing it in space
April 20, 2021
First company steps forward to compete for ISS seed dollars
April 01, 2021
From food to jet fuel
March 26, 2021
Cancellations & Postponements
The Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair
16 May - 21 May 2021
VirtualThe Next Generation of STEM Leaders are excited to welcome finalists from around the world to compete in virtual Regeneron ISEF 2021. Judging will take place from May 3-6, 2021 via video conferencing.
2020 Aerospace Spotlight Awards Gala (Cancelled)
17 July 2020
Washington, D.C.Join us in celebration of recognizing the contributions of aerospace professionals and/or become a sponsor of the Aerospace Spotlight Awards Gala’s Welcome and Congratulatory Receptions.
Cancelled - Fellows Dinner
16 July 2020 1830 - 2130 (Eastern Daylight Time)
Crystal City, Virginia
Postponed: ICNPAA 2020: Mathematical Problems in Engineering, Aerospace and Sciences
23 June - 26 June 2020
Prague, Czech RepublicMathematical Problems in Engineering, Aerospace.
Cancelled - 2020 AIAA Defense and Security Forum (AIAA DEFENSE Forum)
5 May - 7 May 2020The AIAA Defense and Security Forum (AIAA DEFENSE Forum) is a Secret/NOFORN event providing a venue for leaders from government, military, industry, and academia to advance and accelerate modernization, informed by Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering’s priorities.
Cancelled - 2020 Region I Student Conference
24 April - 25 April 2020
State College, PAThe student and volunteer organizers of the AIAA Region I Student Conference have cancelled their conference due to concerns about the coronavirus.
Cancelled - AIAA SOSTC Improving Space Operations Workshop 2020
21 April - 22 April 2020
Suitland, MarylandThe organizers of the 2020 Improving Space Operations Workshop have regretfully decided to cancel this year’s workshop because of the growing uncertainty associated with the ongoing and increasing spread of the novel coronavirus.
Cancelled - AIAA Design/Build/Fly
16 April - 19 April 2020
Wichita, Kansas, USADue to concern for the health and safety of everyone involved in Design/Build/Fly (DBF), the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) has made the difficult decision to the cancel the event, which was scheduled to be held 16–19 April in Wichita, Kansas.
Cancelled-AIAA Policy Breakfast (6 April 2020)
6 April 2020 0800 - 0930 (Eastern Daylight Time)
Washington, D.C., USAThis new initiative is designed to connect AIAA members and perspective members with government stakeholders and other thought leaders. The educational series will cover topical issues of relevance to the aerospace community and offers a great opportunity to network with key representatives from government, industry, and academia. All events will take place in the Washington, D.C., area, have limited access, and be considered “off the record.”
Cancelled - 2020 Region II Student Conference
6 April - 7 April 2020
Tuscaloosa, AlabamaThe student and volunteer organizers of the AIAA Region II Student Conference have cancelled their conference due to concerns about the coronavirus.
Cancelled - 2020 Region V Student Conference
2 April - 3 April 2020
Wichita, KansasThe student and volunteer organizers of the AIAA Region V Student Conference have cancelled their conference due to concerns about the coronavirus.
Cancelled - 2020 Region VI Student Conference
28 March - 29 March 2020
Portland, OregonThe student and volunteer organizers of the AIAA Region VI Student Conference have postponed their conference due to concerns about the coronavirus.
Cancelled - 2020 Region III Student Conference
27 March - 28 March 2020
Columbus, OhioThe student and volunteer organizers of the AIAA Region III Student Conference have cancelled their conference due to concerns about the coronavirus.
Cancelled - 2020 Region IV Student Conference
27 March - 28 March 2020
Stillwater, OklahomaThe student and volunteer organizers of the AIAA Region IV Student Conference have cancelled their conference due to concerns about the coronavirus.
Postponed–55th 3AF International Conference on Applied Aerodynamics, “Turbulent flows in Aerodynamic Applications”
23 March - 25 March 2020
Poitiers, France (ISAE-ENSMA)
Cancelled - Congressional Visits Day 2020
18 March 2020
Washington, DCCongressional Visits Day (CVD) is an annual event that brings AIAA members—engineers, scientists, researchers, and students—to meet with national decision makers to discuss critical community issues in civil aeronautics, civil astronautics, and defense.