7–11 January 2019
Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego,
San Diego, California

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AIAA President John Langford kicks off the 2019 AIAA SciTech Forum Monday morning, 7 January 2019, in San Diego, CA.

Friday, 11 January 2019

Growing, Complex Systems Changing Industry Workforce Needs

by Lawrence Garrett, AIAA web editor

Panelists in the “Workforce Needs of the 21st Century” session highlighted the need for more innovative, creative and adaptive engineers to meet the dynamic and accelerating challenges of the future.

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Friday, 11 January 2019

Customized Learning Leaving Classrooms

by Michele McDonald, AIAA communications manager

Representatives of academia, industry and government  discussed the difference between learning and training during the “Customized Learning, When and Where You Need It” session.

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Tuesday, 10 January 2019

Intelligent Systems Create Validation Challenges

by Hannah Thoreson, AIAA Social Media Content Specialist

Panelists in the “Verification & Validation in the Age of Autonomy” session discussed the V&V of autonomous systems...

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Thursday, 10 January 2019

Culture of Innovation Key to Being a Disrupter

by Lawrence Garrett, AIAA web editor

The aerospace community must embrace a culture of innovation in order to harness the power of disruptive technologies, Kathy De Paolo, Disney’s vice president of technology...

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Thursday, 10 January 2019

From Rockets to Helicopters, Autonomy Finding Its Fit

by Michele McDonald, AIAA communications manager

Panelists in the “Autonomy Across Domains”  session discussed how autonomy is working behind the scenes in vehicles as disparate as space-bound rockets...

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Wednesday, 9 January 2019

Electrification, Autonomy Focus of Today’s Innovation

by Michele McDonald, AIAA communications manager

The “Lindbergh Innovation Forum” session showcased disruptive technologies from electric to supersonic that promise to transform aviation.

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Wednesday, 9 January 2019

Cost, Cybersecurity Are Among Urban Air Mobility Challenges

by Lawrence Garrett, AIAA web editor

Panelists in the “On-Demand Mobility — Enabling Technologies and Capabilities”  session discussed various barriers to advancing urban air mobility technologies...

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Wednesday, 9 January 2019

Airbus Executive Calls for Patient Tenacity in Rollout of Urban Aircraft

by Ben Iannotta, Aerospace America editor-in-chief

Eduardo Dominguez Puerta, the head of Airbus’ urban air mobility unit, offered in his  keynote address, “Flying Anyone From Here to There — Anytime, Anywhere”...

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Tuesday, 8 January 2019

Engineers, Astronaut Discuss Their Apollo Experiences

by Hannah Thoreson, AIAA Social Media Content Specialist

During the “ Engineering Apollo” panel, several engineers and an astronaut who landed on the moon discussed...

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Tuesday, 8 January 2019

Responsive Space Is at Hand

by Ben Iannotta, Aerospace America editor-in-chief

The U.S. military’s long quest to launch satellites on demand for troops in the field is edging toward reality...

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Tuesday, 8 January 2019

Future Space Economy Could Be for Everyone

by Lawrence Garrett, AIAA web editor

Panelists in the “Exploration for Everyone” session discussed how rapid advancements in aerospace technologies...

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Monday, 7 January 2019

On-Orbit Manufacturing Could Open ‘Final Frontier’

by Lawrence Garrett, AIAA web editor

Experts in the “In-Space Factories”  panel discussed advanced technologies and collaborative efforts between government and private industry that promise...

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Monday, 7 January 2019

Additive Manufacturing Adds Metal to the Mix

by Michele McDonald, AIAA communications manager

Panelists in the “On-Demand Metal Manufacturing” session discussed the current state of metal additive manufacturing, its challenges and where it's headed.

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Monday, 7 January 2019

Progress Seen Toward On-Demand Manufacturing

by Ben Iannotta, Aerospace America editor-in-chief

Members of the “Enabling the Replicator” panel described some of the work underway across sectors of the aerospace industry to make the replicator of “Star Trek” fame a reality....

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