8–12 January 2018
Gaylord Palms, Kissimmee, Florida

Exposition

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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 Publications Pavilion 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:

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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.

1400-14302018 Transformational Electric Flight Workshop PreviewRoom: Hangar in the HUB
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

Hear the plans for the Transformational Electric Flight Workshop being held in June at the 2018 AIAA AVIATION Forum. This workshop will provide an opportunity for the AIAA community to come together and learn about the exciting developments in electric propulsion.

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
1530-1600GoFly 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 included in Full Conference registration.)

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.

 

1830-2000Meet the Author: Leland Nicolai Room: AIAA Publications Pavilion in 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

0900-0930Meet the Author: Eugene FleemanRoom: AIAA Publications Pavilion in the HUB
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

Get the chance to talk to Eugene Fleeman one-on-one about his book Missile Design and System Engineering.

Eugene Fleeman-Eugene Fleeman
0930-1130Seeking Input on AIAA Website and Event AppRoom: the HUB
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

AIAA is constantly evolving the systems it uses to serve its members and the larger aerospace community. Come share your feedback with staff about the following systems and receive an AIAA Participation is Power cell phone booster:
- AIAA.org will be redesigned to modernize its look, content, and features. Share your suggestions for the new site in this open discussion.
- We will be changing the mobile event app we use for AIAA forums and we want your input. This is your chance to rate the features you value and use most.

     

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
1130-1200SmartUQ Presentation: How Realistic is Your Simulation?Room: Hangar in the HUB
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

What happens when your simulation results don’t match reality? This presentation will discuss ways to calibrate simulation using test results and how to spot simulation anomalies and inaccurate results. Please join us to learn how SmartUQ software can bridge the gap between your simulation and testing.

Dr. Mark Andrews-UQ Technology Steward, SmartUQDr. Mark AndrewsUQ Technology Steward, SmartUQ
1200-1230Dan Raymer on Aircraft Design and RDSWin StudentRoom: 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
1230-1300Meet the Author: Dan RaymerRoom: AIAA Publications Pavilion in the HUB
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

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

 

1230-1300Transportation Enabling a Robust Space EconomyRoom: Hangar in the HUB
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

Learn how ULA is developing transportation to enable access to space resources. Powered by ULA’s next-gen rocket with an Advanced Cryogenic Evolved Stage (ACES), long duration in-space missions will be possible for the first time in history; enabling utilization of space resources and habitation for the benefit of all humankind. 

Bernard Kutter-Chief Scientist, Manager Advanced Programs, United Launch AllianceBernard KutterChief Scientist, Manager Advanced Programs, United Launch Alliance
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: Launch Pad 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.

 

1400-1430San 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.

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.

 

1500-1530Space for Humanity PresentationRoom: Hangar in the HUB
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

Space for Humanity’s mission is to democratize space and to increase human awareness to help the world solve its most intractable problems. Come hear how Space for Humanity plans to send 10,000 humans to space within the next ten years.

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!

1500-1600Appreciation Reception for Book AuthorsRoom: the HUB
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

The Publications community will celebrate AIAA book authors. If you are interested in publishing with AIAA, this is a great opportunity to learn about the process.

 

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

0900-0930NASA SBIR Solicitation AnnouncementRoom: Hangar in the HUB
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

NASA is releasing is Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)/ Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Program Solicitation on 11 January. The SBIR/STTR program makes more than $160M annually available for small businesses to fund research, development, and demonstration of innovative technologies that fulfill NASA needs as described in the annual solicitations and have significant potential for successful commercialization. In response to input NASA received directly from program participants and industry, NASA is streamlining complex processes where possible, enhancing the solicitation, and upgrading the system so that proposers can focus on submitting a quality proposal to get innovations into NASA’s missions and into the commercial market. At this session, the NASA SBIR/STTR Program Executive will discuss how to get involved in this program and the changes you will see in 2018.

Jenn Gustetic-Program Executive, Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR/STTR), Space Technology Mission Directorate, National Aeronautics and Space Administration Jenn GusteticProgram Executive, Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR/STTR), Space Technology Mission Directorate, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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 Interview: Dr. David BowlesRoom: Launch Pad in the HUB
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

Aerospace America Editor-in-Chief Ben Iannotta will interview Dr. David Bowles, Director, NASA Langley Research Center.

 

1330-1430AIAA Standards 101Room: 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!

 

1530-1600Crossmark 101Room: 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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