2024 AIAA SciTech Forum to Expand the Boundaries Written 20 November 2023

World’s Largest Aerospace R&D Event Featuring Esteemed Plenary Speakers


Scitech-socialcardNovember 20, 2023 – Reston, Va. – The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) announced its five-day program for the 2024 AIAA SciTech Forum, 8–12 January, Orlando, Florida. This year’s program features nearly 3,000 technical presentations and an extensive lineup of aerospace and defense industry leaders as speakers, panelists, and presenters.

Registration for the 2024 AIAA SciTech Forum is open now for the worldwide aerospace community to attend in person. Journalists who wish to cover this event can request a Press Pass.

“We are excited to welcome the aerospace community to the 2024 AIAA SciTech Forum to examine the paradigm shift in the aerospace industry by encouraging a holistic perspective, embracing interdisciplinary approaches, and encouraging collaboration among diverse organizations. We will hear important perspectives from across the generations working within the aerospace industry today that will redefine what is possible,” said AIAA Executive Director Dan Dumbacher.

The speakers and panelists participating in the 2024 AIAA SciTech Forum are proven leaders and innovators from industry, government, and academia. Attendees will hear their views on the latest breakthrough capabilities, the future of flight, emerging capabilities and challenges in testing, the future of space operations, and the aerospace engineer of tomorrow. The esteemed daily plenary speakers are:

  • Juan Alonso, Founder and Director, Aerospace Design Laboratory, Stanford University
  • Lt. Gen. Larry James, USAF (Ret.), Deputy Director, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • Lauren Knausenberger, Executive Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer, SAIC
  • Mark Maybury, Vice President, Commercialization, Engineering and Technology, Lockheed Martin 
  • Ramy Mourad, Director of Engineering, Urban Air Mobility, The Boeing Company
  • Ken Plaks, Director, Tactical Technology Office, DARPA
  • Erica Rodgers, Science and Technology Partnership Forum Lead, Office of the Chief Technologist, NASA
  • Jennifer Uchida, President, Society of Flight Test Engineers
  • Karen Willcox, Director, Oden Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences, University of Texas at Austin

The 2024 event will cover 60+ research topics, including: applied aerodynamics; fluid dynamics; guidance, navigation, and control; intelligent systems; spaceflight mechanics, and more.

Additional speakers will be announced in the coming weeks, as details are confirmed. For the most up-to-date program and registration information visit www.aiaa.org/SciTech.

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

About AIAA The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) is the world’s largest aerospace technical society. With nearly 30,000 individual members from 91 countries, and 100 corporate members, AIAA brings together industry, academia, and government to advance engineering and science in aviation, space, and defense. For more information, visit www.aiaa.org, and follow AIAA on TwitterFacebookLinkedIn, and Instagram.