6–10 January 2020
Hyatt Regency Orlando,
Orlando, Florida

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
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

Continue the discussion from Tuesday's Plenary "Exploration for Everyone" and discover how we can foster collaboration between traditional aerospace giants and new enterprises. 

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
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

What are you doing to prepare for your transition into a career in aerospace? In this session, you will learn best resume practices (will your resume be seen by a person or digested by an algorithm?), tips on how to prepare for a successful interview, and the importance of networking in the age of artificial intelligence recruitment. This session is for all students, both undergraduate and graduate.

1500-1530GEOshare and MILO PresentsRoom: Hangar in the HUB
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

GEOshare will discuss innovative ways the satellite industry, particularly the geostationary satellite industry, is managing in today’s turbulent satellite marketplace. Learn how a condosat approach can help protect and deploy an operator’s CapEx. Lon Levin, CEO of GEOshare, will also discuss a compelling space science model focused on offering universities and space agencies easier access to deep space missions.  

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.

1530-1600Wing, formerly of Google X, Overview and OpportunitiesRoom: Hangar in the HUB
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

Wing, formerly of Google X and now an independent Alphabet company, is building a new commerce system that opens up universal access to the sky.  We’re building the next generation of delivery drones, and working toward the day when these aircraft can deliver everything from consumer goods to emergency medicine. We’re also developing an unmanned airspace traffic management platform that will enable our fleet of drones to safely share the sky with other operators. Our team is pushing boundaries in every aspect of aviation technology, and we’re looking for talented and inspired engineers and entrepreneurs to join us. 

Michael Zyskowski-Director of Program Management, Wing AviationMichael ZyskowskiDirector of Program Management, Wing Aviation
1530-1600Meet the Author Leland M. NicolaiRoom: Open Area in the HUB
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

Leland Nicolai's aircraft design experience includes 23 years in the U.S. Air Force, retiring as a Colonel, and 32 years in industry. He is an AIAA Fellow and recipient of the AIAA Aircraft Design Award, AIAA Summerfield Book Award, the SAE Clarence L. Kelly Johnson Aerospace Vehicle Design and Development Award, The Engineers Council Clarence L. Kelly Johnson Skunk Works Award, and the Lockheed Martin Aero Star Award. He served as a Lockheed Martin Fellow at the Skunk Works and is the author of numerous publications, including Lessons Learned: A Guide to Improved Aircraft Design and Fundamentals of Aircraft and Airship Design, volumes 1 and 2.

1815-2000Opening Reception (Ticket required)
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

Network with your fellow attendees, relax, and enjoy the musical stylings of rock-based acoustic brother duo, Ottopilot.  The talented brothers have shared the stage with impressive acts such as Mat Kearney, Gavin Degraw, Michelle Branch, and Sugar Ray.

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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: Hangar 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! 

1130-1200Join the Boeing-sponsored GoFly Prize and win $2,000,0000 in prizesRoom: Hangar in the HUB
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

We’re calling on all inventors and engineers to make human flight a reality by building the world’s first personal flying device for anyone, anywhere. Over the next two years, teams will compete to win $2,000,000 in prizes, creating revolutionary technology and accessing the top minds in aerospace.

1200-1230STEM Education, Innovation & the Future of Aviation with Erik LindberghRoom: Hangar in the HUB
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

Pilot, adventurer, artist and entrepreneur, Erik Lindbergh's lifelong quest to escape from gravity ranges from extreme sports to electric aircraft, a second chance at life, dreams of spaceflight, and beyond. President, VerdeGo Aero, and Board of Directors, The Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Foundation, Lindbergh will give his thoughts on a life of service to future generations.

1230-1300Q&A with Eduardo Dominguez-Puerta, AirbusRoom: Launch Pad in the HUB
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

Don't miss your opportunity get insights from Eduardo Dominguez-Puerta, Head, Urban Air Mobility, Airbus, and ask follow-up questions from Wednesday's Plenary Session "lying Anyone from Here to There - Anytime, Anywhere."

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 RaymerRoom: Hangar
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

Meet best-selling author Dan Raymer, who will talk about his book Aircraft Design: A Conceptual Approach 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!

1430-1530Book 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! 

1130-1200NASA Flight Opportunities: Maturing New Spacetech Through Commercial Suborbital Flight DemonstrationRoom: Hangar in the HUB
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

This session will introduce NASA's Flight Opportunities program, and provide pointers to how you can join the program and mature your space technology using commercial suborbital flight services from companies such as Blue Origin LLC, Masten Space Systems Inc, Near Space Corporation, Raven Aerostar, UP Aerospace Inc, Virgin Galactic LLC, World View Enterprises Inc, and Zero Gravity Corporation.

Alexander Van Dijk-Aerospace Engineer, NASA Ames Research CenterAlexander Van DijkAerospace Engineer, NASA Ames Research Center
1230-1300Disruptive Persistence Enabled Through Autonomous SystemsRoom: Hangar in the HUB
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

The continued integration of commercial technologies and unmanned systems is creating exciting new opportunities and missions for the Department of Defense.

1300-1400Space for HumanityRoom: Launch Pad in the HUB
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

Space for Humanity (S4H) is working to expand the global perspective. S4H is the first non-profit gateway to space, a philanthropic organization directly enabled by space technology. Their mission is to democratize access to space by providing all expenses paid trips -- where anyone, from any walk of life, can apply for an opportunity to experience the Overview Effect: the cognitive shift in awareness that occurs when a human being looks down on the Earth from space. Upon their return, each citizen astronaut will share that experience through a social impact ambassadorship with their communities and beyond. Through this unique program, S4H believes that we can generate creative solutions to some of the world’s most intractable problems.

You’ll have the opportunity to record a 3-minute video, in the HUB, telling S4H why you want to go to space!

 

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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