10–12 July 2017
Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia

Networking and Special Events

This year AIAA Propulsion and Energy Forum is expected to draw more than 1000 participants from across all facets of the profession working in aerospace research, development, and technology. Dedicated networking breaks, luncheons, and receptions are woven throughout the forum. Make connections at recognition ceremonies and lectureships; or simply talking with the person next to you in a session or in the hallway.

"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

AIAA Student Welcome Reception

Sunday, 9 July, 1800-1930 hrs
Mingle with your peers and hear from AIAA Executive Director Sandy Magnus. 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.

The student welcome reception is sponsored by:
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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, 10 July  (Exposition Hall)
  • 0900-0930 hrs
  • 1500-1530 hrs

Tuesday, 11 July  (Exposition Hall)

  • 0900-0930 hrs
  • 1430-1500 hrs

Wednesday, 12 July  (Exposition Hall)

  • 0900-0930 hrs

Attendee Welcome Reception

Monday, 10 July 2017, 1800–1930 hrs in the Exposition Hall. 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 upon availability.

Special Events

Meet the Author:  Eugene Fleeman, who wrote "Missile Design and System Engineering" at the Luncheon in the Exposition Hall on Tuesday, 11 July between 1200-1300 hrs.

Twitter Contest! - Watch the social media kiosks spaced throughout the Forum for announcements and content shared by attendees using the hashtag #AiaaPropEnergy.

  • Highest Number of Relevant Tweets wins a $100 Amazon Gift Card
  • Second Highest Number of Relevant Tweets wins a $50 Amazon Gift Card
  • Honorable Mention: Exhibit Hall Instagram; Best Video Clip; High Quality Content – Starbucks Gift Cards.

    Follow @AIAA on Twitter for updates about the contest, on site events, and more: https://twitter.com/aiaa

AIAA Foundation Silent Auction in the Exposition Hall

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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