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2019 AIAA Propulsion and Energy Forum Location:
JW Marriott Indianapolis 
10 S West Street 
Indianapolis, IN 46204  
+1 317.860.5800
Hotel Rooms


AIAA has secured a block of rooms at the JW Marriott Indianapolis at the conference rate of $219 single or double.  The rate will be available until 26 July 2019 or the block is full.

Room Reservation

U.S. Government Employees: AIAA has secured a block of rooms at the current per diem rate.  The rate will be available until 26 July 2019 or the block is full.  You must show a valid government ID at check-in to obtain this rate. A government issued ID such as a driver’s license is not sufficient and will delay your check-in and possibly leave you without a room as rooms at the group rate are limited. Don’t risk it and verify your credentials. 

Government Room Reservation

Area Airports

Indianapolis International Airport – 12.3 Miles

Save 20% on airport parking reservations with CheapAirportParking at over 30 major airports across the U.S. To book, enter promo code AIAA and select your dates and home airport. Complimentary shuttle to and from your selected airport is included with all reservations. 

Train Stations

Indianapolis Train Station – 0.7 Miles


$49 daily 

$45 daily 

Reserved Self-Parking
We recommend booking convenient and affordable parking in advance through SpotHero, the nation’s leading parking reservation app. To reserve your parking spot, visit the Propulsion Energy Forum SpotHero Parking Page and book a spot with rates up to 50% off drive-up. New to SpotHero? Click here to download the SpotHero app.

Things to Do

Indianapolis offers visitors a blend of experiences, from a flourishing culinary and brewing scene, thriving cultural institutions, cool neighborhoods, and so much more.  See what Indianapolis has to offer here.  

  1. Indianapolis Zoo   
    Located in the White River State Park, the Indianapolis Zoo offers visitors a unique experience. Zoo-goers are given the opportunity to engage the animals differently through various animal encounters or in the air with the Skyline Gondola Ride through the zoo
  2. Water River State Park
    White River State Park covers 250 acres in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States, on the western edge of the downtown area at 801 West Washington Street. It is also one of six designated cultural districts in Indianapolis..
  3. Indianapolis Moto Speedway
    Famed speedway home to the Indy 500 & many other races, plus on-site museum, tours & golf course.  
  4. Indiana State Museum
    The museum houses exhibits on the science, art, culture, and history of Indiana from prehistoric times up to the present day. The museum is also the site of the state's largest IMAX screen. 
  5. James A. Allison Exhibition
    The James A. Allison Exhibition is located in downtown Indianapolis. It includes an extensive collection of aircraft engines made by Rolls-Royce and USA predecessor Allison Engine Company.
About Indianapolis

Indianapolis, also known as Indy, is the 14th largest city in the United States and the largest city in Indiana.  This year alone, over 28 million people will have passed through Indianapolis and with a selection of activities to choose from, Indy has plenty to entertain all its visitors.  

In addition to the six thriving Cultural Districts, each offering a distinct mix of shopping, dining and entertainment, Indy is home to the James A. Allison Exhibition in downtown Indianapolis. This exhibit includes an extensive collection of aircraft engines made by Rolls-Royce and USA predecessor Allison Engine Company.

With Purdue Research Park, GE Aviation, and Rolls-Royce all located in Indiana, this has become the right location for aerospace companies to innovate and grow

Be Wary of Hotel Reservation Scams
AIAA conference and forums have recently become the target of wholesaler companies trying to sell rooms for our events. If you receive a phone call offering to make your reservation and take credit card information over the phone or via email, we highly recommend that you do not use their services. You run the risk of arriving at the hotel and not having a reservation, or being unable to modify or cancel your reservation, and possibly compromising your credit card details. AIAA does not contract with any company to serve as our representative, room block representative or housing company. It is recommended that AIAA attendees follow the suggested channels for booking accommodation within the conference block by following the instructions on this page. If you receive solicitations from other companies, please forward them to AIAA. 



Registration Dates

Online registration begins:
4 April 2019

Early member registration ends:
2 August 2019

Standard member registration:
3 August to 22 August 2019

Onsite registration begins:
18 August 2019

Onsite AIAA/IEEE Electric Aircraft Technologies Symposium (EATS) registration begins:
22 August 2019


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Northrop Grumman Corp 
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