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AAS Announces John Glenn Memorial Symposium

By April 29, 2019Uncategorized

The American Astronautical Society (AAS) is pleased to announce the inaugural John H. Glenn Jr. Memorial Symposium will take place July 10-12, 2019 in Cleveland, Ohio.

The theme for the 2019 Glenn Symposium will be “Powering Innovation from the Sky to the Stars.” The event will focus on advancements in both astronautical and aeronautical technology including power and propulsion, communications, hypersonics, and more. Discussion will also include policy and regulation, workforce development, medicine and human factors, and other topics that are relevant to both space flight and aviation.

“AAS is very excited about the launch of this new event,” said AAS Executive Director Jim Way. “The Glenn Symposium will inform and promote discussion about the latest advancements and innovations that drive exploration both in and out of Earth’s atmosphere.”

AAS is working very closely with industry partners as well as Glenn Research Center leadership on the event planning.

The Glenn Symposium will take place in the Huntington Convention Center in downtown Cleveland. The event will begin with an opening reception on Wednesday, July 10. Thursday, July 11 will consist of panel sessions, featured speakers, a lunch keynote speaker, and an evening reception. Additional talks and sessions will take place up to and including lunch on Friday July 12. Planning is also in process for a student and young professional event in the afternoon of Wednesday, July 10. Attendees will also have the optional opportunity of touring one of NASA’s world-class research and testing facilities.

Registration is open, a draft agenda is posted online, and sponsorships are available.

More information is available at astronautical.org/glenn.