AIAA Science and Technology Forum to be Held in Kissimmee, Florida, January 5 - 9 Written 25 November 2014



AIAA Science and Technology Forum to be Held in
Kissimmee, Florida, 5–9 January
World’s Largest Gathering of Aerospace Professionals to Draw More Than 3,000 Attendees

November 25, 2014 – Reston, Va. – The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) will hold its Science and Technology Forum and Exposition, 5–9 January at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center, Kissimmee, Florida.

AIAA SciTech 2015 combines 11 aerospace conferences under one roof and will draw registrants from nearly every field in the aerospace community. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear over 2,500 technical paper presentations – each debuting cutting-edge, world-leading aerospace technical and scientific research. The forum’s exposition will feature the latest in aerospace technology from more than 50 companies.

“AIAA SciTech 2015 will be the largest gathering of aerospace professionals in the world, with more than 3,000 members of the aerospace community coming together to collaborate, innovate, and shape the future of aerospace science and technology,” said AIAA President Jim Albaugh. “From its plenary and forum sessions, to its exposition and networking events – SciTech 2015 will be the catalyst for the changes and ideas that can better all of our lives.”

AIAA SciTech 2015’s speakers include some of the most important thought leaders, technical innovators and policymakers in aerospace today, including: James N. Miller, president of Adaptive Strategies LLC, and former under secretary of defense for policy, U.S. Department of Defense; Alton "Al" Romig, vice president, engineering and advanced systems, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company; Gwynne Shotwell, president and chief operating officer, SpaceX; and David E. Walker, deputy assistant secretary of the Air Force for Science, Technology, and Engineering, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, U.S. Department of Defense. Other featured speakers are: Wesley Harris, Charles Stark Draper Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Robert Pearce, director, strategy, architecture and analysis, Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate, NASA; and Ashok N. Srivastava, chief data scientist, Verizon.

AIAA SciTech 2015’s plenary sessions will tackle some of the most critical questions facing the future of our community: What should our nation’s science and technology policies be? How will emerging actors in the international aerospace community drive competition and technology advancement? What is the future of design in our community—and what are we likely to see in the years ahead as technology and scientific knowledge continue to evolve? How can we assure that the future workforce will be diverse, vibrant, and able to meet the needs of employers?

AIAA SciTech 2015’s Forum 360 program will examine other areas of interest to the aerospace community in depth, including: a look at what’s ahead on the U.S. government’s aerospace technology roadmap; considering how “big data” will impact aerospace; thinking about how aerospace can help ensure “environmental security”; hearing how the “Digital System Model” will transform the future of acquisition; and looking at the emerging concepts in aerospace design.

For more information on the AIAA SciTech 2015 Forum and Exposition, please contact Duane Hyland at or 703.264.7558. Registration is complimentary for credentialed members of the press.



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