51st AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, New Horizon Forum & Aerospace Exposition

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) is pleased to announce that leaders from academia, government, and industry will gather in January in the Dallas–Fort Worth area at the 51st AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition, January 7–10, at the Gaylord Texan Hotel and Convention Center, in Grapevine, Texas.

In addition to a wide range of technical sessions on aerospace science and engineering, the event will feature a series of keynote addresses and panel discussions, with the New Horizons Forum putting special emphasis on the theme “Aerospace Science – We Push the Envelope, We Solve Hard Problems, We Build the Future.”

The keynote speakers for the New Horizons Forum include:

Monday, January 7, 1:30 p.m. – Lt. Gen. Larry D. James, deputy chief of staff, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, Headquarters, United States Air Force

Tuesday, January 8, 8:00 a.m. – Maj. Gen. William Neil McCasland, commander, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, U. S. Air Force

Thursday, January 10, 8:00 a.m. – Joy L. Bryant, vice president and general manager, International Space Station, Space Exploration, Boeing Integrated Defense Systems

Panel discussions for the New Horizon Forum will include:

Wednesday, January 9, 9:30–11:30 a.m.: Spin-on Technology for Aeronautics and Space, featuring: Paul Giangarra, IBM distinguished engineer, IBM; Rich Friedrich, director, Cognition Based Analytics, Hewlett-Packard Laboratories; Kent Cunningham, chief technology officer, Microsoft Corporation and Wyatt Kash, editorial director, AOL Government. The panel will be moderated by Rupak Biswas, division chief, Advanced Supercomputing Division, NASA Ames Research Center

Over 1,300 technical papers are expected to be presented at the conference.

The 51st AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting will also offer a new program for young professionals, who will one day assume leadership roles in the aerospace community. AIAA’s inaugural “Rising Leaders in Aerospace Forum” will allow young aerospace professionals, age 35 and under, to engage with other aerospace professionals to learn best practices and gain valuable advice and guidance. The forum will feature a speed mentoring leadership exchange, panel and keynote sessions, Q&A sessions with top industry leaders, and multiple networking opportunities.

Other career-oriented sessions being offered to attendees at the Aerospace Sciences Meeting include:

Tuesday, January 8, 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., and 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.: "Tactical Maneuvering – Charting Your Own Career: A Career Workforce Development Workshop"

Tuesday, January 8, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: "Get Your Green Card – Immigration Options for Scientists and R&D Engineers"

Wednesday, January 9, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: "Intellectual Property Law Workshop"

Also featured are a series of distinguished lectures, which are free and open to the public:

Monday, January 7, 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – The AIAA Durand Lectureship in Public Servicewill be presented by Gen. John R. Dailey, United States Marine Corps (retired), director, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Washington, D.C. The Durand Lectureship, named in honor of William F. Durand, was approved by the Board of Directors in 1983. It is presented for notable achievements by a scientific or technical leader whose contributions have led directly to the understanding and application of the science and technology of aeronautics and astronautics for the betterment of mankind.

Monday, January 7, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. – The AIAA Dryden Lectureship in Research will be presented by Alan H. Epstein, vice president, technology and environment, Pratt & Whitney Corporation, East Hartford, Conn. The title of the lecture will be “Mechanics and Dynamics Research for Advanced Airbreathing Propulsion.” The Dryden Lectureship in Research emphasizes the great importance of basic research to the advancement in aeronautics and astronautics, and salutes research scientists and engineers.

Tuesday, January 8, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. – The AIAA Wright Brothers Lecture in Aeronautics will be presented by Thomas J. Cogan, director, airplane product development, Boeing Commercial Airlines (retired), Seattle, Wash. The title of the lecture will be:“Creating the Dream: Development of the 787 Dreamliner.”

Wednesday, January 9, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. – The AIAA von Kármán Lectureship in Astronautics will be presented by James H. Crocker, vice president and general manager, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company, Littleton, Colo. The title of the lecture will be: “From Galileo to Hubble: Mankind’s Extraordinary Journey.” The von Kármán Lectureship in Astronautics honors an individual who has performed notably and with distinction technically in the field of astronautics.

The 51st AIAA ASM Executive Chair is Ray O. Johnson, senior vice president and chief technology officer, Lockheed Martin Corporation. The New Horizons Forum is chaired by Lt. Gen. John T. “Tom” Sheridan, U.S. Air Force (retired), vice president, National Security Space, The SI Organization, Inc. The Aerospace Sciences Meeting chair is Rob Vermeland, manager, aerodynamics and acoustics, Advanced Development Programs, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company.

Registration for the 51st AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exhibition is free for credentialed members of the media.

For more information or to register, visit: www.aiaa.org/ASM2013

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