The 2020 in-person Symposium is now a virtual webinar series kicking off on June 17, 2020:

Aviation Technology Connect
Convene. Inspire. Evolve.

The webinar series will release new content each month throughout 2020. We hope you can join us to watch live or on demand.

The 2020 Symposium Virtual Series features the following content:

    Interviews with prominent government leaders from FAA and NTSB

    Short Tech Talks on AI, Advanced Air Mobility, Commercial Space & More

    Panel discussions on UAS, Modernizing the NAS, Spectrum & More

    Industry updates from subject matter experts with Q&A sessions

    Recognition of our award winners and committee members for their achievements

Current Schedule

(As of June 9)

Webinar #1: Wednesday June 17, 2020, 1:00 - 2:15 PM ET


Moderator: Terry McVenes
Guest Speaker: Mr. Wayne Monteith, FAA, Associate Administrator, Commercial Space Transportation
Session Details: Beyond Tomorrow - The Future of Commercial Space Transportation

FAA's Wayne Monteith shares the mission of FAA's Office of Commercial Space Transportation, upcoming milestones and challenges and the role of industry standards in future success. Following Mr. Monteith's talk will be a discussion between Mr. Monteith and Terry McVenes followed by an audience Q&A session.

Tech Talk: Gregg Leone, The MITRE Corporation, VP Director Center for Advanced Aviation System Development
Session Details: Accelerating Innovation to Realize the Future: From Surface to Space

Award Presentation: Jackson Award

Webinar #2: Wednesday July 15, 2020, 1:00 - 2:15 PM ET

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Moderator: Terry McVenes
Guest Speaker: The Honorable Robert L. Sumwalt, National Transportation Safety Board Chairman
Session Details: Opening comments, interview with moderator, audience Q&A session

Tech Talk: Mr. Pete Bunce, GAMA,President and CEO
Session Details: The Future of Advanced Air Mobility

Examining the strategies and challenges of autonomy and airspace integration for the next generation of aircraft.

Webinar #3: Wednesday August 19, 2020, 1:00 - 2:15 PM ET

Planned Topic: Spectrum. More details posted soon.

Webinar #4: Wednesday September 16, 2020, 1:00 - 2:15 PM ET

Planned topic: UAS Detection. More details posted soon.

Webinar #5: Wednesday October 21, 2020, 1:00 - 2:15 PM ET

Moderator: Gene Hayman, Collins Aerospace, Director of FAA & Government Programs
Panel Discussion: Modernizing the NAS Beyond NextGen.

Webinar #6: Wednesday November 18, 2020, 1:00 - 2:15 PM

Planned topic: Human Factors in the Certification Process. More details posted soon.

Webinar #7: Wednesday December 16, 2020, 1:00 - 2:15 PM ET

Moderator: Di Reimold, FAA, Deputy Director for Strategic Initiatives, AIR-600 Policy & Innovation Division
Panel Discussion: Standards Development for New Entrants into the NAS