This year AIAA Propulsion and Energy Forum is expected to draw more than 1000 participants from across all facets of the profession working in aerospace research, development, and technology. Make connections during dedicated networking breaks, sessions, luncheons, and receptions that are woven throughout the forum.


  • Daily Coffee Breaks

    Networking coffee breaks allow even more time for making new contacts, continuing discussions from sessions, visiting the Exposition Hall, or checking emails and voicemails to keep in touch with the office while you are at the forum. Networking coffee breaks will be held at the following locations and times:

    Monday, 19 August
    0900-0930 and 1600-1630 hrs
    Tuesday, 20 August
    0900-0930 hrs and 1600-1630 hrs
    Wednesday, 21 August
    0900-0930 hrs and 1600-1630 hrs
    Thursday, 22 August
    0900-0930 hrs

  • Meet the Employers


    AIAA’s “Meet the Employers” event at the 2019 AIAA Propulsion and Energy Forum offers students and young professional attendees the opportunity to meet AIAA corporate members. This is a fun and dynamic environment where students and professionals interact with organizations regarding employment opportunities. 

    Participating companies/organizations will present a brief organizational overview and opportunities available, then have follow-on discussions with the attendees. Organizations will host a table and attendees will switch every 10 minutes.

    Past participating employers include:

    - Aurora Flight Sciences, A Boeing Company
    - The Boeing Company
    - Gulfstream
    - Lockheed Martin Corporation
    - United Launch Alliance

    There is no charge to participate in either the recruiting event or the reception. No RSVP is required for students. Corporate members and government agencies are invited to present; opportunities are limited so to secure your presentation please contact Tobey Jackson or call 703.264.7570.
  • AIAA Student Welcome Reception


    Mingle with your peers and hear from AIAA Executive Director Daniel L. Dumbacher. This reception provides you with the opportunity to meet your fellow students and learn more about the opportunities available to you as an AIAA student member.

  • Rising Leaders in Aerospace


    This multi-dimensional program provides content and activities geared to those 35 and under who are new entrants to the corporate world. Take this opportunity to engage with new contacts and refresh old ones.

Check back soon for more networking opportunities and special events! 




The forum is a great place for us to make contacts, network with our customers and talk about new, innovative ideas. It's important to find the newest and best ways to make our airplanes and our industry better. This is a great opportunity to network and make that happen.

Rob Fuller, Lockheed Martin



Rolls Royce 
Lockheed Martin 
Aerojet Rocketdyne 
Northrop Grumman Corp 
Bastion Technologies