25–29 June 2018
Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia

Networking and Special Events

This year AIAA AVIATION Forum is expected to draw about 2,500 participants from across all facets of the aviation enterprise who are shaping the future of flight. Dedicated networking breaks, luncheons, and receptions are woven throughout the forum, providing many opportunities to meet new colleagues and build new relationships.

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The forum is a great place for us to make contacts, network with our customers and talk about new, innovative ideas. It's important to find the newest and best ways to make our airplanes and our industry better. This is a great opportunity to network and make that happen.—Rob Fuller, Lockheed Martin

Whether it's breakfast, lunch, or receptions in the Exposition Hall; recognition ceremonies and lectures; trips to offsite tour locations; or simply talking with the person next to you in a session or in the hallway, you'll find many opportunities to engage with other participants.  

Meet the Employers

Sunday, 24 June, 1600-1800 hrs
Centennial IV

AIAA’s “Meet the Employers” event at the 2018 AVIATION Forum offers students and young professional attendees the opportunity to meet AIAA corporate members. 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 employers include:

  • Aurora Flight Sciences, A Boeing Company
  • Boeing Commercial Airplanes
  • Honda Aircraft Company
  • Georgia Tech Research Institute
  • Gulfstream
  • Lockheed Martin Aeronautics
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Spectral Energies
  • Textron Aviation
  • The MITRE Corporation
  • United States Air Force, Arnold Engineering Development Complex (AEDC)

Immediately following the event, AIAA will hold its Student Welcome Reception in the same venue and company and organization representatives are encouraged to attend. There is no charge to participate in either the recruiting event or the reception. No RSVP is required.

Corporate members and government agencies are invited to present; opportunities are limited so to secure your presentation please contact Tobey Jackson or call 703.264.7570.

AIAA Student Welcome Reception

Sunday, 24 June, 1800–1930 hrs
Regency Ballroom V

Mingle with your peers and hear from AIAA Executive Director Daniel L. 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.

Welcome Reception

Tuesday, 26 June, 1830–2000 hrs in Grand Hall

Take this opportunity to make new contacts and engage with old ones. Local soft rock/acoustic artist Brandon Crocker will perform. A ticket for the reception is required and included in the registration fee where indicated. Additional tickets for guests may be purchased upon registration or on site, as space is available.

Networking Coffee Breaks

Networking coffee breaks allow even more time for making new contacts, continuing discussions from sessions, visiting the Exposition Hall, or checking emails and voicemails to keep in touch with the office while you are at the forum. Networking coffee breaks will be held at the following locations and times:

Monday, 25 June
0900-0930 and 1600-1630 hrs in Meeting Room Foyers

Tuesday, 26 June
0900-0930 hrs in Meeting Room Foyers
1600-1630 hrs in the Exposition Hall

Wednesday, 27 June
0845-0930 hrs in the Exposition Hall
1600-1630 hrs in Meeting Room Foyers

Thursday, 28 June
0845-0930 hrs in Exposition Hall
1600-1630 hrs in Meeting Room Foyers

Friday, 29 June
0900-0930 hrs and 1600-1630 hrs in Meeting Room Foyers

Rising Leaders in Aerospace

This multidimensional program provides content and activities geared to those 35 and under who are new entrants to the corporate world. Take this opportunity to engage with new contacts and refresh old ones. A ticket for the reception is required and included in the registration fee where indicated. Additional tickets for guests may be purchased upon registration or on site.

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