Shaping the future of aerospace is no simple task.

Shaping the future of aerospace takes passion, discussion, innovation, collaboration, and most importantly, it takes YOU! And, AIAA forums and expositions are catalysts for inspired idea exchange, progressive problem solving, and industry innovation.

AIAA forums draw almost 8,000 participants from 88 countries around the world, including more than 2,000 students. Engineers and scientists from industry, government, and academia share more than 5,000 technical papers that present the latest research and development findings that will shape the future of aerospace.

Make plans now to participate as a speaker, presenter, sponsor, exhibitor, or attendee.

“Your return on investment will be high. The multiple opportunities you have to advance your career personally by learning, to advance your career professionally by worth the price of admission.”

Lt. Gen. Larry D. James, USAF (Ret.), NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory



    2–6 AUGUST 2021

    AIAA Aviation and Aeronautics Forum and Exposition
    Virtual Event

    The AIAA Aviation and Aeronautics Forum and Exposition (AIAA AVIATION Forum) is the only event that covers the entire integrated spectrum of aviation business, research, development, and technology. The program features discussions with respected aviation leaders—providing a single, structured gathering to help delegates navigate the key challenges and opportunities affecting the direction of global aviation policy, research and development, technological proliferation, cybersecurity, environmental issues, and emerging markets.

  • AIAA PROPULSION & ENERGY ForumPropulsion & Energy Forum logo

    9–11 August 2021

    AIAA Propulsion and Energy Forum and Exposition
    Virtual Event

    The AIAA Propulsion and Energy Forum and Exposition (AIAA Propulsion and Energy Forum) explores emerging technologies, research, and innovations affecting propulsion and energy systems in the aerospace industry. Every move forward in our exploration of the world relies on advancements from aerospace researchers, engineers, and technologists who attend this forum. Delegates dive into over 30 different specialized technical disciplines, from electric aircraft propulsion and fossil-fuel power technologies to gas turbine engines and space nuclear power systems.

  • AIAA DEFENSE ForumDEFENSE Forum logo

    14–16 September 2021

    AIAA Defense and Security Forum
    Kossiakoff Center at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
    Laurel, Maryland

    The AIAA Defense and Security Forum (AIAA DEFENSE Forum) is a classified SECRET/NoFORN meeting for technical, programmatic, and policy issues pertaining to aerospace defense within U.S. national security. The forum is an unbiased, nonpartisan environment for defense officials to interact with industry allies, the aerospace research and development community, and government decision makers and policymakers to address critical topics from a policy, program, and technology perspective.


    15–17 November 2021

    ASCEND (“Accelerating Space Commerce, Exploration, and New Discovery”)

    ASCEND is a new event designed to accelerate space commerce, exploration, and new discovery. ASCEND has limitless opportunity to connect you with the right people including propulsion and energy, launch services, engineering, private enterprise, startups, investors, civil space, national, security, academia, research, space sciences, media, emerging technology, and policy.

  • AIAA SciTech ForumSciTech Forum logo

    3–7 January 2022

    AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition
    Manchester Grand Hyatt
    San Diego, CA

    The AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition (AIAA SciTech Forum) program covers the science, technologies, and policies that are shaping the future of aerospace. The forum is the largest event for aerospace research, development, and technology in the world—bringing together 11 individual technical disciplines. AIAA SciTech Forum delegates include over 1,500 undergraduate and graduate students, and aerospace professionals from nearly 1,000 corporate, academic, and government institutions in 43 countries.

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