9–11 July 2018
Duke Energy Convention Center, Cincinnati, Ohio

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. Make connections during dedicated networking breaks, sessions, luncheons, and receptions that are woven throughout the forum.

"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

Meet the Employers

Sunday, 8 July
1600–1800 hrs
Junior Ballroom C

AIAA’s “Meet the Employers” event at the 2018 AIAA Propulsion and Energy Forum offers students and young professional attendees the opportunity to meet AIAA corporate members. This is a fun and dynamic environment where students and professionals interact with organizations regarding employment opportunities. 

Participating companies/organizations will present a brief organizational overview and opportunities available, then have follow-on discussions with the attendees. Organizations will host a table and attendees will switch every 10 minutes.

 Past participants have included:

  • Aurora Flight Sciences
  • The Boeing Company
  • Gulfstream 
  • Lockheed Martin Corporation 
  • Northrop Grumman
  • United Launch Alliance

Immediately following the event, AIAA will hold its Student Welcome Reception in the same venue and company and organization representatives are encouraged to attend. There is no charge to participate in either the recruiting event or the reception. No RSVP is required. 

Corporate members and government agencies are invited to present; opportunities are limited so to secure your presentation please contact Tobey Jackson or call 703.264.7570.


AIAA Student Welcome Reception

Sunday, 8 July
1800–1930 hrs
West Foyer

Mingle with your peers and hear from AIAA Executive Director Daniel L. Dumbacher. 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.


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, 09 July
0900-0930 and 1500-1530 hrs

Tuesday, 10 July
0900-0930 and 1500-1530 hrs

Wednesday, 11 July
0900-0930 and 1500-1530 hrs


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.


Check back soon for more networking opportunities and special events! 

Dates to Remember

  • Cancellation Deadline: 25 Jun 2018

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