Experience Two AIAA Forums in One Place Written 26 April 2021


Registration now open for 2021 AIAA AVIATION Forum and 2021 AIAA Propulsion and Energy Forum


April 26, 2021 – Reston, Va. –The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) announced that registration is open for two upcoming virtual forums: 2021 AIAA AVIATION Forum, 2–6 August, and 2021 AIAA Propulsion and Energy Forum, 9–11 August. When attendees register for one forum, they will receive access to both.

For media interested in covering these events, please use these links to request credentials for 2021 AIAA AVIATION Forum and 2021 AIAA Propulsion and Energy Forum.

“We are excited to offer the aerospace and defense industry two distinctive events during consecutive weeks to meet the unique technical content needs of each forum community. Attendees will gain the added feature of access to both forums, with the same high quality virtual experience,” said Dan Dumbacher, AIAA Executive Director.

For the health and safety of AIAA members, forum attendees, and the AIAA staff, AIAA will be delivering high quality virtual-only experiences for these events.

Attendees can register for the forums now. Anyone who registers by 26 May will gain special access to the AIAA Pre-Forum Book Sale.

Learn more about each upcoming forum below. Speakers and sessions will be announced in the coming weeks, as details are confirmed.

2021 AIAA AVIATION Forum– Aerospace Leadership in a Transitioning World
Hear from high-profile industry leaders and experts on topics more relevant now than ever. Commercial air travel dropped to an unprecedented level in 2020, but innovation in mobility did not. Whether through digital transformation, decarbonization, or autonomous operations, the bold nature of aviation is not slowing. Discover how the aerospace community can maneuver and lead during uncertainty.

The agenda is being designed to actively build a better aviation future. Confirmed speakers include representatives of AeroDynamic Advisory, Dassault Systemes, Lockheed Martin, NASA, Spirit AeroSystems, Siemens, The Boeing Company, and University of Michigan. Speakers and sessions are being finalized for the program focused on daily themes, with several new topics this year:

Monday, 2 August Aviation Recovery, Transition, and New Horizons
Tuesday, 3 August Technologies to Reshape Aerospace
Wednesday, 4 August Digital Thread Lifecycle*
Thursday, 5 August Military Aviation: Delivering Performance at the Speed of Relevance*
Friday, 6 August Pervasive Information Systems*

*New this year

2021 AIAA Propulsion and Energy Forum – Expanding Aerospace Horizons Through Sustainable Propulsion and Energy Innovation
Leaders from industry, government, and academia will discuss advances in spacecraft electric propulsion, gas turbine engines, hybrid rockets, electric aircraft technologies, high-speed air-breathing propulsion, advanced energy technologies, and more. Attend the only conference that covers both aeronautics and space propulsion and energy technologies in a single event.

The agenda is being designed to explore how new paradigms in the propulsion field and operational efficiency are upon us. Confirmed speakers include:

  • Bran Ferren, Futurist; Co-Founder and Co-Chairman, Applied Minds; former President, Research and Development, Walt Disney Imagineering

Additional speakers and sessions are being finalized for a program organized across these daily themes:

Monday, 9 August Air-Breathing Engines
Tuesday, 10 August Space Systems
Wednesday, 11 August Future of Energy

Featuring AIAA/IEEE Electric Aircraft Technologies Symposium (EATS)
In addition, separate registration is open for the 2021 AIAA/IEEE Electric Aircraft Technologies Symposium (EATS), 11–13 August. This unique symposium will bring together aerospace engineers and electrical engineers to look at progress over the past year and continue the discussion about the aerospace industry goals for future aircraft. To accommodate rapid growth in emerging markets and ensure sustainability of air travel, sessions will explore the challenges related to nontraditional aircraft propulsion: electric, turboelectric, or hybrid/electric powertrains. Discounted rates apply for symposium registration with the purchase of full conference or student registration for the 2021 AIAA Propulsion and Energy Forum or 2021 AIAA AVIATION Forum. Separate registration and fees apply. 

AIAA Media Contact: Rebecca B. Gray, RebeccaG@AIAA.org, 804-397-5270.

About AIAA 
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