Coronavirus Updates: AIAA Information About Forums and Events
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AIAA Hosts Two Free Space-Related Webinars
26 May 2020
AIAA Elects New Trustees to Board of Trustees
22 May 2020
AIAA Welcomes New AIAA President Basil Hassan
19 May 2020
AIAA Statement on Passage of $484 Billion Coronavirus Relief Package
23 April 2020
2020 AIAA AVIATION Forum Becomes A Virtual Event
16 April 2020
2020 AIAA Aviation and Aeronautics Forum and Exposition (2020 AIAA AVIATION Forum)
15 June - 19 June 2020
VirtualThe AIAA AVIATION Forum is the only aviation event that covers the entire integrated spectrum of aviation business, research, development, and technology.
2020 Aerospace Spotlight Awards Gala (Rescheduled)
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
Briefing: NASA's Steve Jurczyk (Free Webinar)
1 June 2020 1300 - 1400 (Eastern Daylight Time)AIAA is hosting a webinar on 1 June featuring Steve Jurczyk, NASA Associate Administrator.
Aerospace Career Pathways – Academia (Member Exclusive Webinar)
24 June 2020 1000 - 1100 (Eastern Daylight Time)Ingo Jahn, deputy director for the Centre for Hypersonics at the University of Queensland, discusses career pathways to research, academia, publishing and teaching.
Aerospace Career Pathways – Professional Engineering (Member Exclusive Webinar)
24 July 2020 1330 - 1430 (Eastern Daylight Time)Allison Tsay, Associate RF Engineer at Lockheed Martin Skunk Works, discusses career pathways to becoming a professional engineer.
News From Aerospace America
Countdown begins for first launch of astronauts from U.S. soil in nine years
May 27, 2020
PANDEMIC NEWS UPDATE: NASA to update public on science mission status; air passengers prioritize social distancing; UK to mandate quarantine for travelers
May 27, 2020
NASA spaceflight chief cites unspecified “personal actions” and “mistake” in internal farewell email
May 20, 2020
PANDEMIC NEWS UPDATE: Quarantined astronauts to arrive in Florida; F-35 production slows; air travel guidelines issued; NASA awards contracts
May 20, 2020
FAA’s approval of this technology could be a turning point in the march toward automation
May 20, 2020
Cancellations & Postponements
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 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 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 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 - 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 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.
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 - 23rd AIAA International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference
10 March - 12 March 2020
Montréal, Québec, CanadaThe 23rd AIAA International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference has been canceled.
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.
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 - The International Science and Engineering Fair
10 May - 15 May 2020
Anaheim, CaliforniaAIAA is proud to sponsor the “Look Up! Awards” for the winning aerospace categories as well as one year of AIAA student membership with access to all AIAA student programs.
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.
Postponed–55th 3AF International Conference on Applied Aerodynamics, “Turbulent flows in Aerodynamic Applications”
23 March - 25 March 2020
Poitiers, France (ISAE-ENSMA)
Postponed: ICNPAA 2020: Mathematical Problems in Engineering, Aerospace and Sciences
23 June - 26 June 2020
Prague, Czech RepublicMathematical Problems in Engineering, Aerospace.