49th Joint Propulsion Conference / 11th International Energy Conversion Conference

Energy conversion technology, advanced energy systems, and the future of aerospace propulsion will be among the topics discussed at the San Jose Convention Center, San Jose, California, July 15–17 at the 49th Joint Propulsion Conference & Exhbit (JPC) and the 11th International Energy Conversion Engineering Conference, hosted by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).

Through keynote addresses, panel discussions, and technical sessions, the co-located conferences will explore the future of aerospace propulsion and energy systems. Topics of discussion include the evolution of commercial space, international propulsion collaboration, recent developments with NASA’s Space Launch System, mission requirements and technologies for space transportation, legacy reusable launch systems, next-generation aircraft systems, energy conversion technology, advanced energy and power systems, devices for terrestrial energy systems, aerospace technology’s role in advanced power systems, and the future of the “Smart Grid” in the United States and abroad.

Keynote speakers include: John Olson, assistant director, space and aeronautics, White House Office on Science and Technology Policy; Ric Parker, director, Research & Technology, Rolls–Royce, PLC; and Al Shafer, principal deputy, assistant secretary of defense for research and engineering. Panelists include: Simon “Pete” Worden, director, NASA Ames Research Center; Alton Romig, vice president and general manager, Skunk Works, Lockheed Martin Corp.; Daniel Dumbacher, deputy administrator, Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters; William Gaubatz, former program manager, DC-X program, McDonnell Douglas; and Ed Lu, chairman and CEO, B612 Foundation.

This year’s conferences will also feature various technical sessions addressing topics that are subject to the requirements of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). Attendance at these U.S. only sessions will require proof of U.S. citizenship for entry.

For more information or to register, visit: www.aiaa.org/EventsLanding.aspx?id=79

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