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

Networking and Special Events

SciTech Networking

Catch up. Meet someone new. Build relationships. Have fun!

AIAA forums are outstanding opportunities for networking and building your career. The 2019 AIAA SciTech Forum is expected to draw nearly 4,000 participants from across all facets of the profession working in aerospace research, development, and technology. 


Daily Coffee Breaks

Recharge in between sessions at these locations:

  • Monday 
    0900–0930 hrs in the Session Foyers, 1530–1600 hrs in the Session Foyers
  • Tuesday 
    0900–0930 hrs in the Session Foyers, 1530–1600 hrs in the Exposition Hall
  • Wednesday
    0900–0930 hrs in the Exposition Hall, 1530–1600 hrs in the Exposition Hall
  • Thursday
    0900–0930 hrs in the Exposition Hall, 1530–1600 hrs in the Exposition Hall
  • Friday
    0900–0930 hrs in the Session Foyers, 1530–1600 hrs in the Session Foyers

Meet the Employers

Sunday, 6 January, 1600–1800 hrs
Seaport G

This event offers students and young professionals the opportunity to meet AIAA corporate members and government agencies. This is a fun and dynamic environment where students and professionals interact with organizations regarding employment opportunities. Participating companies/organizations will present a brief organizational overview and opportunities available, then have follow-on discussions with the attendees. Organizations will host a table and attendees will switch every 10 minutes.

Participating organizations include:

  • Aurora Flight Sciences, a Boeing Company
  • The Boeing Company
  • HyperSizer - Collier Research
  • Jacobs Technology
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Northrop Grumman Corporation
  • Sandia National Laboratories
  • SSL, A Maxar Technologies Company
  • United Launch Alliance 

Dress is casual. Don’t forget your resume!  

AIAA Student Welcome Reception

Sunday, 6 January, 1800–1930 hrs
Harbor Foyer

Mingle with your peers and hear from AIAA Executive Director Dan Dumbacher. This reception provides you with the opportunity to meet your fellow students and learn more about the opportunities available to you as an AIAA student member.

Rising Leaders in Aerospace Networking Reception

Monday, 7 January, 1730–1900 hrs
Seaport G                                                               

Continue your conversation and networking at the reception, which will immediately follow “Meet the AIAA Technical Committees.” Come socialize with your fellow young professionals who are also attending the conference. Don’t miss this rewarding opportunity.  

2019 AIAA Associate Fellows Recognition Ceremony and Dinner (Ticketed Event)

Monday, 7 January, 1830–2230 hrs
Seaport A-E

Support your colleagues, and join us for the induction of the 2019 Associate Fellows. Tickets to this celebrated event are available on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Opening Reception (Ticketed Event)

Tuesday, 8 January, 1815–2000 hrs, Exposition Hall
Grand Hall

Enjoy delicious food and beverages while networking with your fellow attendees.    

Luncheon in the Exposition Hall

Wednesday, 9 January, 1230–1400 hrs

Rising Leaders in Aerospace Speed Mentoring

Wednesday, 9 January, 1430–1600 hrs
Seaport G                                                                

Leaders in the aerospace industry and AIAA will be taking time to meet with the Rising Leaders participants and share their experiences. This event is a great way to get insight and make some great new contacts. And, maybe, they will end up being a mentor for more than just the 15 minutes at this event. 

Special Events

Diversity in Aerospace Engineering and the Future of the Aerospace Industry

Thursday, 10 January, 1200–1400 hrs
Seaport G                                                               

Hear how diversity in the aerospace industry can help enhance collaborative and creative team environments. Panelists will discuss how diversity in the workplace has increased their excitement about work, and what diversity means to them. Panelists will include representatives from different stages in their career as well as panelists from different parts of the aerospace industry.

Co-sponsored by Women of Aeronautics and Astronautics and AIAA Diversity Working Group 

Moderator:
Emily Kusulas, University of Michigan 

Panelists: 
Laurette Lahey - Boeing
Michelle Ferebee - NASA Langley 
Louise Moores - Lockheed Martin
Melissa Samposon, Ball Aerospace
Mary Snitch - Lockheed Martin 
Mumu Xu - University of Maryland 

    Women at SciTech Social Hour and Keynote

    Thursday, 10 January,  1730–1930 hrs
    Seaport F

    There is no charge to attend this event and all attendees are welcome.

    Dates to Remember

    • Early Mem Reg Deadline: 17 Dec 2018
    • Cancellation Deadline: 17 Dec 2018

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