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


Speakers at the 2017 AIAA AVIATION Forum includes experts and leaders from the aviation industry who will address the challenges and opportunities in the aviation enterprise. In addition, paper presentations will be made by experts in a broad range of technical disciplines.

Bevirt, JoeBen
JoeBen Bevirt
Founder, Joby Aviation

Bowles, Gregory
Gregory J. Bowles
Vice President of Global Innovation & Policy, General Aviation Manufacturers Association

Michael Buonanno
Michael Buonanno
Deputy Chief Engineer, QueSST X-Plane, Lockheed Martin Corporation, Biography

Edward Burnett PHOTO
Edward L. Burnett
Senior Fellow, Modeling, Simulation, and Controls, Lockheed Martin Corporation, Biography

Brent Cobleigh PHOTO
Brent Cobleigh
Project Manager, Flight Demonstration and Capabilities Project, Integrated Aviation Systems Program, NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center, Biography

Peter Coen
Project Manager, Commercial Supersonic Technology, NASA Langley Research Center, Biography

Fay Collier 
Associate Director For Flight Strategy, Integrated Aviation Systems Program, NASA, Biography

Cowart, Robbie
Robert A. Cowart
Director, Supersonic Technology Development, Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, Biography

Robert Curry PHOTO
Robert E. Curry
Chief Scientist, Armstrong Flight Research Center, Biography

Mark Drela PHOTO
Mark Drela
Terry J. Kohler Professor, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Biography

Dudley, Michael
Michael Dudley
Director, NASA Aeronautics Research Institute, Biography

Alan Epstein BIO
Alan H. Epstein
Vice President, Technology and Environment, Pratt & Whitney, Biography

Paul Eremenko
Chief Technology Officer, Airbus, Biography

Jonathan Evans PHOTO
Jonathan Evans
President, Skyward, A Verizon Company, Biography

French, Mat
Mat French
Systems Engineer & Architect, Senior Specialist, Rolls-Royce North American Technologies, Inc., Biography

German, Brian
Brian J. German
Associate Professor, Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Tech, Biography

Starr Ginn PHOTO
Starr Ginn
Deputy Aeronautics Research Director, NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center, Biography

Bill Gray PHOTO
Bill Gray
Chief Pilot, U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School, Biography

Mike Hirschberg PHOTO
Mike Hirschberg
Executive Director, AHS International - The Vertical Flight Technical Society, Biography

Amy Jankovsky PHOTP
Amy Jankovsky
Subproject Manager, Hybrid Gas-Electric Propulsion, NASA Glenn Research Center, Biography

Kachoria Photo Preferred
Vik Kachoria
President and CEO, Spike Aerospace, Inc., Biography

Jesse Kallman
President, New Commercial UAS Group, Airbus, Biography

Kinard, Don
Don A. Kinard
Senior Fellow, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, Biography

Matt Knapp PHOTO
Matt Knapp
Founder and AeroChief Technology Officer, Zunum Aero, Biography

Sam Kogan PHOTO
Sam Kogan
CEO, Gen5 Group, LLC, Biography

Kraft, Ed
Edward M. Kraft
Associate Executive Director, Research, University of Tennessee Space Institute, Biography

Andrew Lacher PHOTO
Andrew Lacher
Senior Principal, Unmanned and Autonomous Research Strategist, The MITRE Corporation, Biography

David Nils Larson
David “Nils” Larson
Chief, Flight Crew Branch, NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center, Biography

 Robert Liebeck PHOTO
Robert H. Liebeck
Chief Scientist, Blended-Wing-Body Airplane Program, Boeing Defense, Space, and Security, Boeing Defense, Space, and Security, Biography

David Mindell PHOTO_cropped
David Mindell
Founder and CEO, Humatics Corporation and Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Biography

Mark Moore PHOTO
Mark D. Moore
Director of Aviation, Uber Engineering, Biography

Murri, Daniel
Daniel Murri
NASA Technical Fellow for Flight Mechanics, NASA Langley Research Center, Biography

Joseph Oldham PHOTO
Joseph Oldham
San Joaquin Valley Clean Transportation Center, CALSTART, Biography

Dale Richards PHOTO
Dale Richards
Senior Research Fellow, Human Factors, Coventry University, Biography

Glenn Roberts PHOTO
Glenn Roberts
Chief Engineer, Center for Advanced Aviation System Development, The MITRE Corporation, Biography

Aaron Robinson PHOTO
Aaron Robinson
Senior Manager, Environmental Strategy and Sustainability, United Airlines, Biography

Blake Scholl
Founder and CEO, Boom Supersonic, Biography

Senft, Donna
Donna Senft
Chief Scientist, Air Mobility Command, U.S. Air Force, Biography

Jaiwon Shin PHOTO
Jaiwon Shin
Associate Administrator, Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate, NASA, Biography

Arthur Tomassetti PHOTO
Art Tomassetti
Director, F-35B U.S. Marine Corps Program Manager, Lockheed Martin Corporation, Biography

Tomazic, Tine
Tine Tomažič
Director of R&D, Pipistrel

John Tylko PHOTO
John Tylko
Chief Innovation Officer, Aurora Flight Sciences, Biography

Gurdip-Singh Ubhi
Gurdip-Singh Ubhi
Business Development Executive, Rolls-Royce Corporation, Biography

Ed Waggoner PHOTO
Ed Waggoner
Director, Integrated Aviation Systems Program, NASA, Biography

Wahls Picture
Richard Wahls
Strategic Technical Advisor, Advanced Air Vehicles Program, Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate, NASA Langley Research Center, Biography
Twitter Handle: @aero_rich

Rob Weiss PHOTO
Rob Weiss
Executive Vice President and General Manager, Advanced Development Programs, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, Biography

West, Tim COL
COL Tim West
Senior Materiel Leader, Test Operations Division, Arnold Engineering Development Complex, Biography


Dates to Remember

  • Manuscript Deadline: 16 May 2018
  • Early Mem Reg Deadline: 04 Jun 2018
  • Cancellation Deadline: 11 Jun 2018

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