9–13 January 2017
Gaylord Texan, Grapevine, Texas

Forum 360

Forum 360 logo This feature of AIAA’s forums offer engaging conversations with experts covering a spectrum of timely topics including programs, systems, policy, operations, applications, platforms and more.

CREATE Modeling & Simulation Environment

Monday, 9 January 2017, 0930-1130 hrs

Panelists:

  • Maj. Gen. Paul Nielsen, USAF (ret.), Director and Chief Executive Officer, Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University (Moderator)
  • Edward M. "Ed" Kraft, Technical Advisor, Arnold Engineering Development Center
  • Robert Meakin, CREATE-AV Project Manager, U.S. Air Force
  • Scott Morton, Krestrel Principal Software Developer, CREATE Program, U.S. Air Force
  • Bob Narducci, Technical Fellow, The Boeing Company
  • Douglass Post, Associate Director, HPCMP CREATE Program, DOD
  • Brian Smith, Lockheed Martin Fellow, ADP Program and Technology Integration, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics

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NASA Langley Research Center, Storied Past, Soaring Future—100 Year Anniversary Historical Look at NASA Langley

Monday, 9 January 2017, 1400-1600 hrs

Panelists:

  • Jeremiah Creedon, Langley Director 1996-2002
  • Delma Freeman, Langley Director 2002-2003
  • Roy Bridges, Langley Director 2003-2005
  • Lesa Roe, Langley Director 2005-2014
  • Steve Jurczyk, Langley Director 2014-2015
  • Dave Bowles, Langley Director 2015-Present

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Future of the Aerospace Industry and Workforce Needs

Tuesday, 10 January 2017, 0930-1130 hrs

Panelists:

  • Michael D. Griffin, Chairman and CEO, Schafer Corporation (Moderator)
  • C. Douglas Ebersole, Executive Director, Air Force Research Laboratory
  • Rob Meyerson, President, Blue Origin
  • Robie Samanta-Roy, Vice President, Technology Strategy & Innovation, Lockheed Martin Corporation
  • Kenneth Sanger, Vice President and General Manager, 787 Airplane Development, The Boeing Company
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    Green Engineering to Mitigate Climate Change – Is there a Role for Aerospace?

    Tuesday, 10 January 2017, 1400-1600 hrs

    Panelists:

    • Marty Bradley, Technical Fellow, Boeing Commercial Airplanes Advanced Concepts Group, The Boeing Company
    • Martin Bunzl, Professor, Department of Philosophy, Rutgers University
    • William Burns, Co-Director, Forum for Climate Engineering Assessment
    • Douglas MacMartin, Research Professor, Mechanical or Industrial Engineering, Caltech
    • Andy Miller, Associate Director for Climate, United States Environmental Protection Administration

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    Space Traffic Management

    Wednesday, 11 January 2017, 0930-1130 hrs

    Panelists:

    • Moriba Jah, Director, Space Object Behavioral Sciences, University of Arizona (Moderator)
    • Travis Blake, Senior Manager, Advanced Technology Center, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company
    • P.J. Blount, P.J. Blount, Adjunct Professor, Montclair State University
    • Mike Gazarik, Vice President, Engineering, Ball Aerospace
    • Michael Griffin, Chairman and CEO, Schafer Corporation
    • Lt. Gen. Susan Jane Helms, USAF (ret)
    • George Nield, Associate Administrator, Commercial Space Transportation, FAA

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    Transitioning Your Idea from the Lab to Flight Test

    Wednesday, 11 January 2017, 1400-1600 hrs

    Panelists:

    • Chris Cotting, Flight Sciences Technical Expert, USAF Test Pilot School (Moderator)
    • Al Bowers, Chief Scientist, Armstrong Flight Research Center
    • Buddy Denham, Senior Engineer AIR-432 Aeromechanics Division, Naval Air Systems Command
    • Bill Gray, Chief Pilot, USAF Test Pilot School
    • Shawn Whitcomb, Systems Engineer, Lockheed Martin Advance Development Programs (Skunk Works)
    • Craig Woolsey, Professor of Aerospace and Ocean Engineering, Virginia Tech

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    Managing Change During the Development of Disruptive Technologies

    Thursday, 12 January 2017, 0930-1130 hrs

    Panelists:

    • Donald Cornwell, Director of Advanced Communications and Navigation Technology, SCaN Program, NASA
    • Steven Huybrechts, Chief of Staff, Applied Minds

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    NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC): Enabling Missions from Venus to Alpha Centauri

    Thursday, 12 January 2017, 1400-1600 hrs

    Space is an imposing and harsh environment, but missions are designed to accommodate. Even so, some hurdles may seem insurmountable, if not impossible. The NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts program within NASA's Space Technology Mission Directorate invests in concepts that could change aerospace paradigms and break down exploration barriers. This panel will draw on leading innovators to discuss some of exploration's most challenging endeavors -- for example: rovers on Venus, ChipSats around Alpha Centauri, and large habitats for human exploration.

    Panelists:

    • Alvin Yew, Program Manager, NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts, Space Technology Mission Directorate, NASA (Moderator)
    • Geoffrey A. Landis, Scientist, NASA Glenn Research Center
    • Mason Alan Peck, Associate Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Cornell University
    • Jonathon Sauder, Technologist, Technology Infusion Group, NASA JPL
    • Robert Skelton, TEES Distinguished Research Professor, Aerospace Technology Research & Operations Center, Texas A&M University 

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Dates to Remember

  • Manuscript Deadline: 06 Dec 2016
  • Early Bird Reg Deadline: 19 Dec 2016
  • Cancellation Deadline: 26 Dec 2016

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