Distinguished Lecture and Speaker Reimbursement Program

Having trouble finding a speaker for your monthly program or for your end of year banquet? Hopefully, the Distinguished Lecture Program (DL) or the new Speaker Expense Reimbursement Program can help.

Since 1969, the DL program has been helping section officers meet the needs of their members. The program grew from helping small sections to helping very large sections and student branches with their program and events.

AIAA introduced a new program, the Speaker Expense Reimbursement Program, to complement the current DL Program. Both Programs are available to the Sections and Student Branches. A Section may have up to two speakers per year and a Student Branch may have one speaker per year, as long as funds are available.

The program year runs from 1 October–30 September. The speaker(s) may come from the Distinguished Lecture list or the speaker’s expenses can be reimbursed through the new Speaker Expense Reimbursement Program.

For details about the programs visit our Introduction to the Speaker Expense Reimbursement Program page and the 2019-2020 Distinguished Lecture/Speaker Expense Reimbursement Program Manual.

Upcoming Lectures

9 June 2020: University of Michigan Student Branch

Jim-CaveraJoin Jim Cavera, a senior engineer from Blue Origin (pictured right), 9 June, as he presents a distinguished lecture on "Future Propulsion: Nuclear fission, fusion, and beyond”

Venue: Zoom: https://umich.zoom.us/j/96732755159

Time: 8:00 p.m.–9:15 p.m. EDT

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