AIAA To Offer ITAR-Compliant Sessions at Select Conferences

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) will begin to offer conference sessions compliant with the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) at select AIAA conferences. The new ITAR-compliant sessions will begin at the 49th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference and 11th International Energy Conversion Engineering Conference, being held July 15–17, 2013, in San Jose, California.

AIAA’s Vice President for Technical Activities, Dr. Basil Hassan, stated: “As a part of its transition to a new event model for its conferences, the AIAA Board of Directors has approved inclusion of ITAR-compliant sessions at some AIAA conferences. While the bulk of the technical sessions will continue to be fully open to all attendees, a subset of sessions will allow U.S. persons to share information that historically has not been approved for presentation at open conferences. By including such topics, AIAA will serve a wider cross section of its membership and allow conference attendees to exchange information on topics of national interest. Before fully integrating these sessions into AIAA’s new events that debut in 2014, we will beta test the inclusion and organization of these sessions at the 49th Joint Propulsion Conference in July 2013.”

The ITAR-compliant sessions will present unclassified information with distribution limited by the ITAR regulations to only those conference attendees who are employees of the U.S. federal government, citizens of the United States, or resident aliens. Attendees will need to show identification confirming their eligibility to participate in the sessions, and to fill out a separate registration form specifically for the ITAR sessions.

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