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. 


Opening Plenary

Monday, 27 July, 0800-0900 hrs

Speaker: To be Announced

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?

  • James G. Maser, James G Advisors, LLC (Moderator)

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.

  • Mike Griffin, Chairman and CEO, Schafer Corporation (Moderator)

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.

  • 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.

  • Mark Lewis, Director, Science and Technology Policy Institute (Moderator)

Closing Plenary

Wednesday, 29 July, 1330-1500 hrs


Dates to Remember

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

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