The Fluid Dynamics and Co-located Conferences and Exhibit provides a unique opportunity to participate in seven AIAA conferences in one! Joint sessions between many of these events are planned to encourage synergism and collaboration among communities. Attending the event will also provide ample opportunities for networking and discussion as you participate in the many planned activities including networking breaks, luncheons, receptions, and off-site events.
San Diego Padres Off-Site Event
Bus Transportation will be provided to Petco Park home of the San Diego Padres for a 7pm game against the Philadelphia Phillies. Tickets include all you can eat burgers, hot dogs, ballpark snacks, beer, water and soda. AIAA will have the use of two private areas, the Western Metal Rooftop and Kona Cove, both with great views of the park. All attendees will also have a stadium seat from which to view the game. Cost of the event is $85 and includes transportation. Additional tickets may be purchased via the registration form or at the AIAA on-site registration desk.
San Diego Low Speed Wind Tunnel Tour
For over 60 years, the San Diego Low Speed Wind Tunnel (LSWT) has served the testing needs of the aerospace community. The facility is fully staffed and equipped to provide all testing and data processing services. The tunnel circuit provides low turbulence, clean airflow, and uniform velocity distribution in the test section with controllable flow as low as 10 mph. A new variable frequency fan drive system is one of several recent tunnel upgrades. Tickets for the tour may be purchased upon registration. Visit www.lswt.com for more information.
The opening plenary session will cover “Aeronautics in the Virtual Age” by Dr. Dennis M. Bushnell, Chief Scientist, NASA Langley Research Center.
Come and have lunch with the exhibitors in the Harbor Ballroom. Admission is included in the registration fee where indicated. Additional tickets may be purchased for $60 at the AIAA on-site registration desk while supplies last.
Protecting Intellectual Property Workshop
Investing in innovation is one of the keys to maintaining a competitive edge and for expanding business opportunities. Protecting this investment through intellectual property rights such as patents, copyrights, and trademarks is essential in today’s global economy, particularly when contracting with government entities. The United States recently implemented extensive changes to the patent system with far reaching effects for companies who wish to obtain and enforce their intellectual property rights. This workshop will explore various methods of protecting intellectual property, contracting with government agencies, and how the new patent laws will impact your vital business IP assets.
The Tuesday Awards Luncheon will host a lecture on “Revolutionary Aerospace Technologies” by Charles Chase, Lockheed Martin Skunk Works. Admission is included in the registration fee where indicated. Additional tickets may be purchased for $60 via the registration form or at the AIAA on-site registration desk. The Fluid Dynamics Award, the Aerodynamics Award, the Thermophysics Award, the Ground Testing Award and the Plasmadynamics and Lasers Award will be presented at the luncheon.
“Aeronautics in the Virtual Age”
Dennis M. Bushnell, Chief Scientist, NASA Langley Research Center
“Revolutionary Aerospace Technologies”
Charles Chase, Lockheed Martin Skunk Works