19–22 August 2019
JW Marriott, Indianapolis, Indiana

Plan Your Trip

Duke Energy Center


Duke Energy Center
525 Elm St. 
Cincinnati, OH 45202 
Tel: 1.513.419.7300

Over 5,000 parking spaces are located immediately surrounding the Center in metered street spaces, private flat lots and privately managed garages. The garages offer direct entry to the convention center via Cincinnati's Skywalk System. 


AIAA is holding a block of rooms at the:

Westin Cincinnati
21 E. 5th Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

  • To reserve a single or double room at the conference rate of $175 + tax, please click here . Price is available until the block is full or before the cut off date of 18 June 2018.
  • U. S. Government Employees:  TU.S. Government Employees: The block of rooms at the government of $141 + tax for single and an additional $25 for an extra person. This rate is for federal government employees carrying a current government employee ID only. A government issued ID such as a driver’s license is not sufficient and will delay your check-in and possibly leave you without a room as rooms at the group rate are limited. To book a room click here .
  • You may also make reservations at 1-800-WESTIN1. Be sure to identify yourself as part of the AIAA Propulsion and Energy Forum.

Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza 
35 West Fifth Street 
Cincinnati, OH 45202-2899

  • The block of rooms secured at the regular conference rate at the Hilton is now full for single and/or double rooms at the conference rate of $175 + tax. 
  • U. S. Government Employees: The block of rooms secured at the government rate at the Hilton is now full.  Please see link below to make reservations at the government rate at the Westin Cincinnati. 
  • You may also make reservations at 1-800-HILTONS. Be sure to identify yourself as part of the AIAA Propulsion and Energy Forum.

Area Airports

Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) is a 12 mile drive to the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza.   

Ground Transportation From Airport

Rental car shuttles are available at Bag Claim. 
Taxicab service is available at Bag Claim Door 5. $34 fares from airport to downtown Cincinnati.
Rideshare services such as Lyft and Uber are authorized to operate at CVG.
Self parking is available at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza in the Mabley Garage for $23 (In/Out).
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Things To Do


Cincinnati skyline at night.

While you are in Cincinnati, we encourage you to take advantage of everything the charming city has to offer. Here are some popular things to do in and around Cincinnati:

  1. National Museum of the United States Air Force (Wright-Patterson AFB, OH – 60 minutes from downtown Cincinnati)
    The museum boasts more than 360 aerospace vehicles and missiles on display -- many rare and one-of-a-kind -- along with thousands of historical items and powerful sensory exhibits that bring history to life and connect the Wright brothers' legacy with today's stealth and precision technology. It is the oldest and largest military aviation museum in the world.

  2. Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden (3400 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45220)
    The second oldest zoo in the U.S., considered one of the best in the country, is most renowned for its endangered species and birthing programs, particularly for gorillas and white tigers, and has a wonderful collection of felines and a delightful manatees exhibit.

  3. Roebling Suspension Bridge (Ohio River, Cincinnati, OH)
    Cincinnati's Suspension Bridge, named after designer John A. Roebling, has been a symbol of the city since its completion in December of 1866.  It was the first bridge to utilize both vertical suspenders and diagonal stays fanning from either tower.

  4. American Sign Museum (1330 Monmouth St, Cincinnati, OH 45225)
    Home to a visual history of American Signage from 1870 through 1970. Hand carved wooden signs, gold leaf, electric light bulbs, and neon all grace the museum walls and tell stories of the past.

  5. Kings Island (Mason, OH – 30 minutes from downtown Cincinnati)
    The largest theme and water park in the Midwest offers more than 40 thrill rides including riding a tornado on "Delirium" and taking a white-knuckle ride on a runaway train.

About Cincinnati

Ohio is “ The Birthplace of Aviation” and has produced more astronauts than any other state. It is a formidable leader in the aerospace industry with an annual economic impact of more than $8 billion. The state is a leader in aerospace research and development and home to GENASA GlennWright-Patterson Air Force Base, and more.

Be wary of hotel reservation scams:

AIAA conference and forums have recently become the target of wholesaler companies trying to sell rooms for our events. If you receive a phone call offering to make your reservation and take credit card information over the phone or via email, we highly recommend that you do not use their services. You run the risk of arriving at the hotel and not having a reservation, or being unable to modify or cancel your reservation, and possibly compromising your credit card details.  AIAA does not contract with any company to serve as our representative, room block representative or housing company. It is recommended that AIAA attendees follow the suggested channels for booking accommodation within the conference block by following the instructions on this page. If you receive solicitations from other companies, please forward them to AIAA

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