27–29 July 2015
Hilton Orlando, Orlando, Florida

Plenary Program

Get the big picture on propulsion and energy from the thought leaders in the field during these high-level discussions and presentations. From perspectives on the future of propulsion and energy, to advanced manufacturing solutions for propulsion and energy systems—you’ll get the latest from elite leaders in the field. 


³Aviation Innovation²

Monday, 27 July, 0800-0900 hrs

Speaker: Christopher (Chris) Lorence, General Manager, Engineering Technologies, GE Aviation

Global Cooperation & Economic Development

Monday, 27 July, 1330-1500 hrs

The current international environment has introduced significant challenges to global cooperation, particularly in the propulsion community. This panel will examine the implications of the changing geopolitical landscape and the importance of international cooperation in our industry. How do partners cooperate without becoming overly dependent on any one player?

  • Jean-Paul Ebanga, President and CEO CFM International
  • James G. Maser, Vice President , Strategy, Marketing & Business Development, Pratt & Whitney (Moderator)
  • Richard Parker, Director of R&T, Rolls-Royce

Cost & Affordability of Future Systems

Tuesday, 28 July, 0800-0900 hrs

Panelists will discuss the key issues and approaches associated with making future systems less costly and more affordable, and how to manage the balance between customer and seller needs.

  • Frank Culbertson, President Space Systems Group, Orbital ATK
  • Michael D. Griffin, Chairman and CEO, Schafer Corporation (Moderator)
  • Mike Hawes, VP and Orion Program Manager, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company
  • Lee Monson, Vice President Sales – Middle East and Americas, Boeing Commercial Airplanes (ret.)
  • Mark Sirangelo, Corporate Vice President Space Systems, Sierra Nevada Corporation

Technology Development and Trends in Propulsion and Energy

Tuesday, 28 July, 1300-1430 hrs

Panelists will discuss the major technology challenges and opportunities that will shape the future of propulsion and energy, and how those challenges and opportunities should be addressed.

  • Jean Botti, Executive Vice President, Research and Technology, Airbus Group
  • Tom Williams, Director Propulsion Systems Department, Marshall Space Flight Center Engineering Directorate
  • Graham Warwick, Managing Editor, Technology, Aviation Week & Space Technology (Moderator)

Workforce Development

Wednesday, 29 July, 0800-0900 hrs

Discover how the make-up of the workforce will change over the next decade, how we need to adapt, and how to attract the necessary talent.

  • Steve Gorrell, Brigham Young University
  • Mike Hawes, VP and Orion Program Manager, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company
  • Carole Hedden, Editorial Director, Aviation Week and Space Technology
  • Mark Lewis, Director, Science and Technology Policy Institute (Moderator)
  • Yvette Weber, Engineering Manager, USAF

Developing Creative Storytelling Using Model Based Design

Wednesday, 29 July, 1330-1500 hrs

Michael Tschanz, Director of Technology and Analysis, a department within Design and Engineering at Walt Disney World®


Dates to Remember

  • Manuscript Deadline: 01 Jul 2015
  • Early Bird Reg Deadline: 13 Jul 2015

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