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

Exposition

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The HUB is returning to the Exposition Hall at the 2019 AIAA SciTech Forum. This 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 a presentation area, design challenges, charging stations, meeting space, and more. 

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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, 8 January, 2019

1300-1630Exposition Hall Open
1330-1400Manufacturing - Empowering Ideas and Designs To FlyRoom: Hangar in the HUB
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

You have a great concept, a technology advancement, an innovative design! The next steps are to build, fly, test, refine and validate for product development and introduction. Manufacturing can either be a constraint or can provide strategic leverage to how quickly and affordably you can go through this product realization cycle. Employing digital tools enable product designers to optimize engineering and manufacturing variables for the most effective conversion of ideas to reality!

1400-1430Exploration for Everyone Plenary Session Follow-UpRoom: Launch Pad in the HUB
Frank Morring Jr. -(Ret.) Senior Editor, Space, Aviation Week & Space TechnologyFrank Morring Jr. (Ret.) Senior Editor, Space, Aviation Week & Space Technology
1430-1500Career Tips for StudentsRoom: Hangar in the HUB
1500-1530GEOshare and MILO PresentsRoom: Hangar in the HUB
1500-1600Paper Airplane ContestRoom: Launch Pad in the HUB
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

The paper airplane is a hybrid of whimsical fun and aerospace engineering. How strong are your paper airplane building skills? Find out at the Paper Airplane Contest in the HUB. The attendees who fly their paper airplanes closest to the center of the bullseye target will win complimentary tickets to the Opening Reception in the Exposition Hall on Tuesday, 8 January, at 1800 hrs. Already have a ticket to the reception? Win an extra drink ticket instead! All are encouraged to participate.

1530-1600Meet the Author SessionRoom: Open Area in the HUB
1815-2000Opening Reception (Ticket required)
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Wednesday, 9 January, 2019

0845-1600Exposition Hall Open
0900-0930Rocket ContestRoom: Open Area in the HUB
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

How accurate are your rocket launching skills? Find out at the Rocket Contest in the HUB when you try to launch your rubber band rocket through the center of the target. All participants will be entered to win a complimentary full-conference registration to the 2020 AIAA SciTech Forum in Orlando, Florida. All are encouraged to participate. 

0900-1000Meet the AIAA President-Elect CandidatesRoom: Launch Pad in the HUB
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

The AIAA elections will open in February 2019. Your participation in this year’s election will help determine the direction of AIAA. Critical decisions await our leadership in almost every area of the Institute. Our Board of Trustees is planning AIAA’s way forward, and working closely with staff and members to fulfill these plans. The Executive Nominating Committee has assembled an outstanding slate of can­didates that are highly qualified and anxious to serve.  It is a great privilege to present your 2019 candidates. Come meet the candidates for President-Elect!

Basil Hassan-Sandia National LaboratoriesBasil HassanSandia National Laboratories
George Nield-Commercial Space Technologies, LLCGeorge NieldCommercial Space Technologies, LLC
Wanda Sigur-Lockheed Martin Corporation (Retired)Wanda SigurLockheed Martin Corporation (Retired)
1000-1030Helping High School Students to Launch their DreamsRoom: Hangar in the HUB
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

Michelle Lucas will showcase how Higher Orbits helps high school students launch their dreams into space by thinking outside the box while fitting an idea into an actual box.

1030-1130Design Challenge: Mars Marshmallow LanderRoom: Open Area in 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! 

1200-1230STEM Education, Innovation & the Future of Aviation with Erik LindberghRoom: Hangar in the HUB
1230-1300Q&A with Keynote Speaker of Flying Anyone from Here to There - Anytime, AnywhereRoom: Launch Pad in the HUB
Eduardo Dominguez-Puerta-Head, Urban Air Mobility, AirbusEduardo Dominguez-PuertaHead, Urban Air Mobility, Airbus
1300-1400Interactive Panel Session: Start-Up Companies on Development and Application of Novel MaterialsRoom: Hangar in the HUB
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

Start-up company representatives will present their current novel products and progress on materials, and provide their vision of future research and technology implementation. The audience are encouraged to ask questions and give inputs, and to continue discussion on potential future collaboration after the panel.

1400-1430Meet the Author: Daniel P Raymer
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

Meet best-selling author Dan Raymer, who will talk about his book, RDS-Student, 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. 

1430-1500Manufacturing - Empowering Ideas and Designs To FlyRoom: Hangar in the HUB
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

You have a great concept, a technology advancement, an innovative design! The next steps are to build, fly, test, refine and validate for product development and introduction. Manufacturing can either be a constraint or can provide strategic leverage to how quickly and affordably you can go through this product realization cycle. Employing digital tools enable product designers to optimize engineering and manufacturing variables for the most effective conversion of ideas to reality!

1430-1630Book Author ReceptionRoom: Open Area in the HUB
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

Meet, and enjoy refreshments with, AIAA book series Editors-in-Chief, Editorial Advisory Board members, authors, prospective authors, and AIAA books staff. If you have a colleague or acquaintance who may be interested in publishing a book with AIAA, please invite them to join us.

1530-1600Rocket ContestRoom: Open Area in the HUB
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

How accurate are your rocket launching skills? Find out at the Rocket Contest in the HUB when you try to launch your rubber band rocket through the center of the target. All participants will be entered to win a complimentary full-conference registration to the 2020 AIAA SciTech Forum in Orlando, Florida. All are encouraged to participate. 

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Thursday, 10 January, 2019

0845-1600Exposition Hall Open
0900-0930Rocket ContestRoom: Open Area in the HUB
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

How accurate are your rocket launching skills? Find out at the Rocket Contest in the HUB when you try to launch your rubber band rocket through the center of the target. All participants will be entered to win a complimentary full-conference registration to the 2020 AIAA SciTech Forum in Orlando, Florida. All are encouraged to participate. 

1000-1030A Guide to Successful Grassroots AdvocacyRoom: Hangar in the HUB
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

An overview about how our sections and individual members can promote the Institute's key issues and be "everyday advocates." Will provide a menu of suggested activities for sections to engage their elected officials at the state and federal levels. Will also provide information about the Congressional Visits Day program and the August is for Aerospace program.

1030-1130Bridging the Technology Readiness Valley of DeathRoom: Hangar in the HUB
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

Widely used across aerospace and government agencies, Technology Readiness Levels (TRLs) are the most common measure for systematically conveying readiness and maturity of new technologies or new applications of existing technologies, to be incorporated into a product.

From paper concepts to successfully proven product integration, lies a pathway fraught with unforeseen elements that can derail a great idea.

Please join us for audience participation in a LEGOTM demonstration and active input to uncover unanticipated elements on the development pathway to support successful technology transitions

 

1100-1200Design Challenge: Balloon Rocket CarRoom: Open Area in 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! 

1300-1400Space for HumanityRoom: Launch Pad in the HUB
1400-1430Manufacturing - Empowering Ideas and Designs To FlyRoom: Hangar in the HUB
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

You have a great concept, a technology advancement, an innovative design! The next steps are to build, fly, test, refine and validate for product development and introduction. Manufacturing can either be a constraint or can provide strategic leverage to how quickly and affordably you can go through this product realization cycle. Employing digital tools enable product designers to optimize engineering and manufacturing variables for the most effective conversion of ideas to reality!

1500-1530EIS's Girls Take Flight PresentationRoom: Hangar in the HUB
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

Girls Take Flight is an innovative program for high school girls to learn to build, repair, program, and fly drones, and to become FAA certified drone pilots. Offered through the San Diego based Elementary Institute of Science, this session will feature some of the girls who participated in that program as they describe what they learned and how experience has influenced them. 

1530-1600EIS's Girls Take Flight DemonstrationRoom: Launch Pad in the HUB
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

Participants from Girls Take Flight will demonstrate how they programmed an autonomous flight plan using a CoDrone, one of four drones they learned to fly during the 32-week program.

1530-1600Rocket ContestRoom: Open Area in the HUB
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

How accurate are your rocket launching skills? Find out at the Rocket Contest in the HUB when you try to launch your rubber band rocket through the center of the target. All participants will be entered to win a complimentary full-conference registration to the 2020 AIAA SciTech Forum in Orlando, Florida. All are encouraged to participate. 

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2019 Exhibitors

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

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