Events

November 18, 2015
 

AIAA space, technology forum coming to San Diego

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics will hold its Science and Technology Forum and Exposition 2016 (AIAA SciTech 2016), Jan. 4–8 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, California.
AIAA SciTech 2016 will bring together 12 aerospace science and technology conferences, drawing thousands of participants from around the world who will hear from thought leaders across the aerospace community.
There also will be more than 2,500 paper presentations on cutting-edge, world-leading aerospace technical and scientific research and an exposition that will feature the latest in aerospace technology from 50 companies.
“The future of aerospace requires government, industry, and academia to not only share their vision for the future but also to reflect on the lessons learned from our collective past,” said AIAA President Jim Albaugh. “Only through these discussions will we continue the remarkable advancement of science and technology in our community. I can think of no better place for these timely and relevant conversations to happen than at AIAA SciTech 2016.”
Speakers at the weeklong forum will include: Mark Albrecht, chairman of the board, U.S. Space; Jason Dunn, chief technology officer and co-founder, Made in Space; Jeff Holland, director of research and development and chief scientist, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; Hans Mark, professor emeritus, University of Texas at Austin; Dana “Keoki” Jackson, chief technology officer, Lockheed Martin Corporation; Timothy Persons, chief scientist, U.S. Government Accountability Office; Jaiwon Shin, associate administrator, Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate, NASA; John Tracy, chief technologist, The Boeing Company: and Steve Walker, deputy director, Defense Advanced Projects Research Agency.
AIAA SciTech 2016’s plenary sessions will tackle some of the most critical questions facing the future of aeronautics and astronautics: How can we craft sensible policies that advance aerospace science and technology? How will aerospace continue to advance in an era when the retirement of current workers may hamper future success? How do we design resilient aerospace systems? What is the future of unmanned aerial systems and how can we best integrate them into our nation’s airspace in a safe and efficient manner?
The Forum 360 program will offer attendees a chance to dive deeper into the topics offered in the plenary sessions, as they consider how scientists and engineers can communicate better with the public about their achievements and work; how the International Space Station can be used to further research and development; how lessons from other industries can improve cybersecurity in aviation; how additive manufacturing can be used for space applications; what educators can do to put the “E” in STEM; and what design and imagination lessons can be captured from Hollywood for use in aerospace.
The premier sponsor of AIAA SciTech 2016 is Lockheed Martin Corporation, its other sponsors are: Aerion Technologies, Airbus, Bastion Technologies, The Boeing Company, DARcorporation, Honda Aircraft Company, SmartUQ, XFlow CFD, Inc., and our media sponsor Aerospace America.
For more information, visit http://www.aiaa-scitech.org/.




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