8–12 January 2018
Gaylord Palms, Kissimmee, Florida

Exposition

Introducing

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The Exposition Hall is getting an exciting addition at the 2018 AIAA SciTech Forum: the HUB! This new multi-use area built into the heart of AIAA expositions will feature many attendee favorite activities like the AIAA bookstore and author signings, PLUS two presentation areas and innovative programming and features such as design challenges, charging stations, a lounge area, and more.

Need to identify a place to meet up with friends? Make the HUB that place!

The HUB is proudly sponsored by:

  ULA

The below calendar of the HUB and Exposition Hall activities is subject to change.

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Daily Agenda

Tuesday, 9 January, 2018

1300-1400Publications Focus GroupRoom: Hangar in the HUB
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

Come and share your thoughts about the value, relevance, usability, and future of AIAA technical publications, including journals and meeting papers. Participants will receive five (5) free paper downloads from Aerospace Research Central (ARC). Space is limited.

1400-1430AvWeek Check 6 PodcastRoom: Launch Pad in the HUB
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

Reporters from Aviation Week and Space Technology will broadcast their daily podcast from The HUB and discuss all of the cool stuff happening at 2018 SciTech!

1430-1500Design Challenge: Balloon Rocket Car ChallengeRoom: the HUB
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

Contestants of this challenge will build a rocket powered car using a balloon. This will demonstrate how aerospace propulsion systems work by generating a high pressure gas and forcing it out a narrow opening. Join the fun as a contestant or a spectator! Organized by the AIAA University of Central Florida student branch and AIAA Cape Canaveral section.

1500-1530Social Media 101Room: Hangar in The HUB
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

Get the word out! Learn how to leverage social media to spread the word about AIAA activities and the aerospace industry.

Hannah Thorenson -Social Media Content Specialist, AIAAHannah Thorenson Social Media Content Specialist, AIAA
1530-1600Go Fly Announcement: Calling Mentors Room: Hangar in the HUB
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

The GoFly prize aims to catalyze the development of personal flying devices. Check out how you can mentor or provide technical expertise to student teams.

1815-2000Opening ReceptionRoom: Exposition Hall
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

Join AIAA to mix and mingle with fellow forum attendees.
(Ticket Required)

1815-20002017 SciTech Best Paper Authors Meet & Greet Room: Hangar in the HUB
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

Meet the best paper authors from 2017 SciTech and learn about their research.

 

1830-2000Book Signing with Leland Nicolai Room: the HUB
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

Come meet the author of Fundamentals of Aircraft and Airship Design and Lessons Learned: A Guide to Improved Aircraft Design.

Leland Nicolai-Lockheed Martin Corporation (retired)Leland NicolaiLockheed Martin Corporation (retired)
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Wednesday, 10 January, 2018

0900-0930Cyber Presentation and Preview of Cyber-security Symposium Room: Hangar in the HUB
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

Find out what you should know about aerospace cyber-security and how you can participate in the cyber-security symposium on Thursday, 11 January.

 

1000-1100Publications Focus GroupRoom: Hangar in the HUB
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

Come and share your thoughts about the value, relevance, usability, and future of AIAA technical publications, including journals and meeting papers. Participants will receive five (5) free paper downloads from Aerospace Research Central (ARC). Space is limited.

1100-1130AIAA Public Policy 101Room: Hangar in the HUB
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

Find out how to engage with policymakers and make your voice heard through AIAA public policy activities.

 

1130-1200Meet & Greet with New AIAA Executive DirectorRoom: The HUB
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

Welcome Dan Dumbacher as the new AIAA Executive Director and share your thoughts about the future of the Institute.

 

Dan Dumbacher-Incoming Executive Director, AIAADan DumbacherIncoming Executive Director, AIAA
1200-1230Dan Raymer on Aircraft Design and RDSRoom: Hangar in the HUB
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

Meet best-selling author Dan Raymer, who will talk about this book and how it addresses the entire process of aircraft conceptual design-from requirements definition to initial sizing, configuration layout, analysis, sizing, optimization, and trade studies. 

 

Dan Raymer-Conceptual Research Corporation, PresidentDan RaymerConceptual Research Corporation, President
1230-1300Book Signing with Dan RaymerRoom: the HUB
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

Get the chance to talk to Dan Raymer one-on-one and get a signed copy of his seminal work.

 

1230-1300United Launch Alliance PresentationRoom: Hangar in the HUB
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

Hear from the HUB sponsor United Launch Alliance (ULA).

1300-1400NASA Space Technology Mission Directorate's Strategic Framework Room: Hangar in the HUB
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

Associate Administrator of the Space Technology Mission Directorate Stephen Jurczyk will talk about NASA’s strategic thrusts that provide the vision for future space technology investments.

 

Stephen Jurczyk-Associate Administrator of the Space Technology Mission Directorate, NASAStephen JurczykAssociate Administrator of the Space Technology Mission Directorate, NASA
1400-1430Q&A Dude, Where's My Flying Car?Room: Hangar in the HUB
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

Don't miss the opportunity to ask the experts from the Forum 360 panel earlier in the day about how personal air transportation is being transformed.

 

1430-1500Design Challenge: Mars Marshmallow Lander ChallengeRoom: the HUB
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

Contestants will design a shock absorbing method to protect their rover and other hardware from the impact of landing. Come join the fun as a contestant or a spectator! Organized by the AIAA Florida Institute of Technology student branch.

 

1500-1530AvWeek Check 6 PodcastRoom: Launch Pad in the HUB
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

Reporters from Aviation Week and Space Technology will broadcast their daily podcast from The HUB and discuss all of the cool stuff happening at 2018 SciTech!

1500-1600Book Author ReceptionRoom: the HUB
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

Want to learn how to publish with AIAA or talk to an AIAA book author? This is your chance!

 

1530-1600Student Go Fly Announcement: Calling Student ApplicantsRoom: Hangar in the HUB
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

The GoFly prize aims to catalyze the development of personal flying devices. Learn how to enter your ideas to bring on this exciting future!

 

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Thursday, 11 January, 2018

1000-1100Publications Focus GroupRoom: Hangar in the HUB
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

Come and share your thoughts about the value, relevance, usability, and future of AIAA technical publications, including journals and meeting papers. Participants will receive five (5) free paper downloads from Aerospace Research Central (ARC). Space is limited.

 

1100-1130TruSTAR Threat Intelligence ExchangeRoom: Hangar in the HUB
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

TruSTAR allows the good guys to share information; timely, context-rich intelligence exchanged across the AIAA aerospace enclave and to the broader TruSTAR user community. This software-as-a-service platform enables anonymous cyberincident-sharing and provides real-time insight into what other companies are experiencing.

 

1130-1230Aerospace America InterviewRoom: Launch Pad the HUB
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

Aerospace America Editor-in-Chief Ben Iannotta will interview a newsmaker on the record. Come get the scoop in person!

 

1330-1430Overview of AIAA StandardsRoom: the HUB
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

Learn about the AIAA Standards Program including current areas of focus and opportunities for subject matter experts to participate.

 

1400-1430AvWeek Check 6 PodcastRoom: Launch Pad in the HUB
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

Reporters from Aviation Week and Space Technology will broadcast their daily podcast from The HUB and discuss all of the cool stuff happening at 2018 SciTech!

 

1430-1500Design Challenge: Rube Goldberg ChallengeRoom: the HUB
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

Contestants will design, build, and demonstrate a Rube Goldberg invention that incorporates as many different energy transfers as possible, with the minimum requirement is three different transfers. Come join the fun as a contestant or a spectator! Organized by the AIAA Florida A&M University and Florida State University student branches.

 

1500-1530Call for Future SciTech TopicsRoom: Launch Pad in the HUB
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

Share your thoughts on the most interesting and challenging topics we should tackle at SciTech!

 

1500-1530San Diego SciTech 2019 PreviewRoom: Hangar in the HUB
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

Learn how to make the most of your participation at 2019 SciTech by seeing what San Diego has to offer.

 

1530-1600Cross Mark PresentationRoom: Hangar in the HUB
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

Learn how AIAA is using Crossmark to inform readers about author changes to AIAA published content such as journal articles and meeting papers on AIAA’s content platform, Aerospace Research Central. Q&A session to follow.

 

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2018 Exhibitors

A variety of companies will have their newest technologies on display in the Exposition Hall. Please click the links below to see:

List of Exhibitors
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