Regions & Sections


In AIAA, local sections are where the action begins. We have 57 sections throughout the United States and overseas organized into seven AIAA Regions. Each section offers technical programs and activities tailored to local aerospace professionals, students and educators.

Regions & Sections Map 

2023 Section Awards Presentation

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Regions and Sections FAQs

What is a Region and a Section?
AIAA organizes its membership into geographic boundaries called “Regions” and “Sections.” There are seven regions and 57 sections. Every AIAA member is assigned to a region that represents a specific area of the world (see Regions and Sections map). Sections are more local and specific to cities or states that members live in or nearby. Every member is assigned a region, but not necessarily a section.

How do I know which Region and/or Section I’m in?
Your AIAA region and section is determined based on the mailing address you input into your AIAA membership profile. When logging into MyAIAA, you will see a region and section assignment on your profile.

How do I contact or get involved with my Section?
All of the sections are listed on this page and link to their Section Engage Community or Section website. Additionally, the regional and section leadership is listed here and you are welcome to contact them via email if you have a question or would like to get involved. Sections are always seeking volunteers to assist with upcoming events and activities.

Who oversees AIAA’s Regions and Sections?
Regions and sections are managed by AIAA’s Regional Engagement Activities Division (READ), comprising elected directors representing each of the seven regions. Section leadership reports up to their regional director, who then reports to READ. READ, working with an AIAA Staff Liaison, oversees the regions and sections structure, section responsibilities, and section officer duties.

How are Sections created?
A new section can be created if the AIAA members in a specific city or geographic area express interest. New sections must follow a list of requirements to ensure it is sustainable and viable over time. Members interested in creating a new section may reach out to Lindsay Mitchell at for more information.

Upcoming Section Events
  • UCA-Irvine-campus-thumbnail 20th Annual AIAA Southern California Aerospace Systems and Technology (ASAT) Conference

    18 May 2024

    Irvine, California

    For students, this is an ideal opportunity to showcase your research, sharpen technical presentation skills, and meet professionals in the field.
  • RLC-Thumbnail Online Session – 2024 Regional Leadership Conference

    11 July 2024 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Time)

    Can't make the 2024 AIAA Regional Leadership Conference in-person session? Join us virtually to hear the latest updates within AIAA's Regions, Sections and Student Branches.
  • RLC-Thumbnail 2024 Regional Leadership Conference

    28 July 2024 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Time)

    Las Vegas, Nevada

    AIAA’s Annual Regional Leadership Conference is back in person! The purpose of the Regional Leadership Conference (RLC) is to provide best practices, share across the sections, and inform officers about the latest updates from the Institute.
  • Overset-Grid-Symposium-thumbnail 16th Overset Grid Symposium

    7 October - 10 October 2024

    Dayton, Ohio, USA

    This international symposium provides an open forum for communication among mathematicians, scientists, and engineers from academia, industry, and government. The technical organization is informal, and only oral presentations are required.
  • Young-Professionals-generic-thumbnail AIAA Young Professionals, Students, and Educators (YPSE) Conference

    22 November 2024

    Laurel, Maryland, USA

    The AIAA Mid-Atlantic Section is organizing the AIAA Young Professionals, Students, and Educators (YPSE) Conference, to be held 22 November The conference will be held at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory Kossiakoff Center.
  • Swinburne-University-of-Tech-Melbourne-thumbnail 2024 Region VII Student Conference

    25 November - 26 November 2024

    Melbourne, Australia & Online

    AIAA is pleased to announce that the Region VII Student Conference will be held from 25–26 November 2024 at Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia & Online.