Past Events

February 11 - 16

2020 Singapore Airshow

The Singapore Airshow is one of Asia’s largest and most influential international aerospace and defense exhibitions, with 1,062 exhibitors and 54,000 trade visitors in 2018. In 2020, those numbers are expected to grow. In addition to its role supporting the participating U.S. military equipment and air crew and organizing the U.S. DOD Corral, AIA brings together the visiting U.S. Government Distinguished Visitors and executives from U.S. industry for our Signature Series Roundtables at th...

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March 13 - 21

AIA at South by Southwest

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, SXSW has been cancelled and AIA is no longer moving forward with our SXSW programming. We were especially excited to see the 100+ aerospace and defense panels in the 2020 schedule, and look forward to attending and partnering for SXSW 2021. For sponsorship and partnership opportunities, please contact: Jed Shein Director, Outreach & Partnerships T: 703-358-1044 ...

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March 25 - 27

2020 Spring Cost Principles Committee Meeting

COVID-19 UPDATE: Spring CPC Meeting Postponed to December 8-10, 2020.   After recent reports from public health officials and extensive consultation with our partners, the Cost Principles Committee meeting originally scheduled for March 25-27 will now occur on December 8-10, 2020. The event will be held in the same location, the Westin La Paloma Resort in Tucson, AZ. Registration opens in October 2020. We appreciate the patience and understanding of our members during this difficult tim...

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April 15 - 17

2020 Spring Supplier Management Council Meeting - Postponed

COVID-19 UPDATE: The Spring SMC Meeting hosted by BAE Systems, Inc. is postponed to April 2021. We appreciate the patience and understanding of our members during this difficult time. Please check back on this website for further updates on AIA events. If you have any additional questions, please contact: Note: All attendees that registered for the April 15-17 SMC event were issued a full refund. Please contact if you have any questions o...

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May 6 - 6

After the Shock: COVID-19 Implications for Recovery in the Aerospace & Defense Industry

On Wednesday, May 6 at 3:00PM ET, AIA is co-hosting a webinar with KPMG, which will focus on the next steps of not just overcoming the crisis, but also planning for the recovery. The webinar will set the current health crisis into context based on perspectives and lessons from past major disruptive events, such as the September 11th terrorist attack and the 2008 recession. We encourage you to join After the Shock: COVID-19 Implications for Recovery in the Aerospace & Defense Industry to h...

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May 14 - 14

Ask an Engineer Webinar Series

Featuring a retired NASA astronaut and some of the most brilliant engineers on the planet, our “Ask an Engineer” webinar series is your chance to ask some of the most fascinating people in the aerospace industry how your work in the American Rocketry Challenge will come in handy while building rockets that will carry the next astronauts to the Moon, Mars, and beyond!  This is an exclusive event for registered TARC 2020 teams. ...

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May 15 - 16

The American Rocketry Challenge, AIA Membership House

Important COVID-19 Update: The 2020 American Rocketry Challenge has been postponed. As the COVID-19 situation evolves, the safety of our students, teachers, mentors, and their families remains our top priority. Click here to read our press release regarding the postponement. For more information, and to contact the American Rocketry Challenge team, go to our website at For more information, contact: Jeremy DavisManager, The American Rocketry ChallengeJeremy.davis@...

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May 20 - 20

2020 Virtual Spring Board of Governors Business Meeting

Important COVID-19 Update: AIA’s Spring Board of Governors Business Meeting will be held virtually on Wednesday, May 20. This event is only open to Board of Governors members. To see a list of BoG members, click HERE. You may contact for specific questions regarding this meeting. ...

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June 1 - 1

American Rocketry Challenge Awards Ceremony

Join us in celebrating the amazing achievements of our students during this year’s American Rocketry Challenge awards ceremony. Top placing teams and winners will be recognized for our Presentation Competition, Engineering Notebook Competition, and Marketing Competition.

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June 3 - 3

All Member Update Webinar – AIA Response to the COVID-19 Crisis

With the continued COVID-19 pandemic, these are uncertain times for our industry, country, and world. Join the Aerospace Industries Association on Wednesday, June 3 at 11:00 AM, for an update on AIA’s advocacy and outreach efforts during this unprecedented crisis and how we, as an industry, can help lead the nation’s recovery. This webinar is open to all AIA members.

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June 4 - 4

Webinar with Air Force Assistant Secretary Dr. Roper

Hear from Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Dr. Will Roper on the economic and national security impact of Covid-19 on the U.S. innovation ecosystem and how the DoD and AFVentures can engage the emerging technology market during crises. Hosted by Dcode and the Aerospace Industries Association. Thursday June 4 at 12pm ET.

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June 10 - 10

COVID-19 Aviation Impact: Characterizing the Industry’s Future and Viable Recovery Initiatives

Webinar Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT Join AIA and Avascent as we review the current impact of COVID-19 on aviation and discuss potential initiatives that can help sustain U.S. suppliers’ competitive edge. The COVID-19 pandemic is the greatest crisis that the air transport ecosystem has ever faced. The industry will inevitably recover, but also help ensure that commercial aerospace companies emerge prepared to drive future industry training and innovation. Creative action will be required t...

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June 16 - 16

Reshaping Your Supply Chain During a Crisis

The aerospace and defense industry needs proactive action as it continues to deal with the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic. Join the Aerospace Industries Association and AlixPartners on Tuesday, June 16 at 3 pm ET for a discussion on concrete and actionable steps to take as reverberations are felt up and down the supply chain. This webinar features experts who will leverage insights from recent client work, as well as deep industry knowledge.

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June 23 - 25

2020 FAA-EASA International Aviation Safety Conference

Information & Event Registration:  IMPORANT COVID-19 UPDATE: Due to the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, AIA, along with the FAA, EASA and our industry co-sponsor GAMA have decided to cancel the 2020 FAA-EASA International Aviation Safety Conference. If you have any questions at this time, please email us at ...

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July 9 - 9

Industry Perspectives: FCC's Ligado Decision

Join the Aerospace Industries Association and a panel of industry experts on Thursday, July 9 at 11:00AM ET to discuss the Federal Communications Commission’s decision on Ligado Networks’ spectrum and its implications for GPS systems and transportation equipment.

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July 27 - 27

Joint Supply Chain Webinar featuring Assistant Secretary of the Navy James F. Geurts

Join the Aerospace Industries Association on Monday, July 27 at 11AM EDT for remarks and Q&A with Assistant Secretary of the Navy James F. Geurts, and a discussion with Honeywell Aerospace President and CEO Mike Madsen and Boston Consulting Group’s Greg Mallory on COVID-19 impacts to the joint aerospace and defense supply chain. The webinar will feature their insights from the government and industry perspective, as well as suggestions on next steps to ensure a resilient supp...

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September 22 - 24

2020 Fall Supplier Management Council Meeting - Postponed

COVID-19 UPDATE: Fall SMC Meeting Hosted by Lockheed Martin Corporation is postponed to October 2021 We appreciate the patience and understanding of our members during this difficult time. Please check back on this website for further updates on AIA events. If you have any additional questions, please contact: ...

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October 1 - 1

All Member Update Webinar

Thursday, October 1 11:00AM - 12:00PM ET Please join us for a special briefing featuring the latest updates to the Executive Committee, the results of this year’s National Aerospace Week, a overview of AIA’s Roadmap to Recovery, and our advocacy strategy and priorities moving forward.  If you did not receive an invite via email, please email: to register. **This webinar is for AIA members only and is clo...

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October 5 - 5

Webinar: 2020 Election Forecast with Charlie Cook

Monday, October 5, 20201:00PM - 2:00PM EDT Widely considered to be one of the nation’s most respected and impartial analysts of American politics, Mr. Cook will provide his current forecast for the presidential and congressional elections, sharing his expert analysis regarding potential outcomes and the ramifications of those results. This event is open to all members of AIA. If you did not receive an invite, please contact: ...

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October 13 - 13

Coronavirus: Implications for Commercial Aerospace

On Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at 12:00 pm ET, AIA is partnering with McKinsey & Company to share insights into COVID-19’s impact on commercial aerospace. We will provide an updated look at current indicators on demand recovery and an updated view of scenarios on traffic, capacity, installed base, retirements and parking, and the impact on deliveries and aftermarket over the next five years. In addition, we will discuss the major trends and implications for the different segments and per...

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October 14 - 14

Reimagining A&D for the Digital Age

AIA and McKinsey have partnered in a research effort to understand the digital maturity of the aerospace and defense (A&D) industry, define the value at stake from digital maturity, identify company- and sector-level barriers to digital innovation and operations, and build a roadmap for how AIA, its members, and the government can accelerate digital transformation Speakers:Reed Doucette, McKinsey Partner, A&D practiceRob Wavra, Associate Partner, Digital Practice Register Now ...

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October 27 - 27

BOG Signature Webinar Series: U.S. Export-Import Bank - Supporting the A&D Supply Chain

On Tuesday, October 27th at 10:00AM EDT, the Aerospace Industries Association will host officials from the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) for a discussion on  the role the bank plays in supporting the aerospace industry’s supply chain. At a time when access to liquidity is especially critical for the A&D supply chain, this webinar  will include an overview of EXIM programs designed to provide suppliers, particularly small businesses, with access to capital and financing ...

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October 28 - 28

BOG Signature Webinar Series: China and the Aerospace Industry: U.S. and the European Reactions

China looms large on the world stage economically, politically, and militarily. Their policy pronouncements (e.g. the Belt and Road Initiative and the Digital “Silk Road”) place them in competition with the U.S. and European nations on a variety of issues as Chinese competitors enter the aerospace markets traditionally served by U.S. and European firms. However, government responses are not uniform and the remedies to address this competition have been varied.On Wednesday, October 28, the A...

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October 29 - 29

BOG Signature Webinar Series: A Conversation with FAA Administrator Dickson

Thursday, Oct 2910:00am - 10:40am EDT The financial and operational impacts of COVID-19, compounded by pre-pandemic aircraft groundings, have been devastating to the commercial aviation industry and the shared aerospace and defense supply chain. While government and industry work together to highlight prevention, protection, and safety solutions to help mitigate further impacts and restore confidence in air travel, critical regulations and new technology programs must also move forward.On Th...

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November 17 - 17

BOG SIGNATURE WEBINAR SERIES: India: Market of Challenges and Opportunities

As a nation of more than one billion people aspiring to regional leadership in South Asia and global leadership, India seeks capable armed forces with world-class equipment. Its rising middle class is fueling economic growth and industrial self-reliance. With a strong technology sector, India must still rely on non-Indian industry for some of their equipment while seeking to maintain sovereignty and independence. Regional rivals (e.g. Pakistan and China) seek to frustrate the Indian government...

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November 19 - 19

BOG SIGNATURE WEBINAR SERIES: NASA's Exploration Roadmap with Administrator Bridenstine

Administrator Bridenstine is leading NASA's ambitious effort to return humans to the Moon while also undertaking groundbreaking scientific missions and aeronautics research on next generation aviation technologies. During this webinar, he will discuss NASA's next steps to return Americans to the Moon and venture onto Mars. Join AIA and Administrator Bridenstine on November 19 at 3:00 pm EST for this discussion and Q&A as part of the Board of Governors Signature Webinar Series.  Pro...

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December 3 - 4

Virtual 2020 Fall Board of Governors & Membership Meeting

Join us for the virtual 2020 Fall Board of Governors & Membership Meeting, on December 3 – 4.   To complement the December virtual BOG meeting, AIA is offering a webinar series Oct 5 - Nov 30 for all members. This series features key government officials and industry experts speaking on the current state and future of the industry. The webinars offer an opportunity to hear directly from these leaders, and a chance to ask your own questions during Q&A sessions. For more in...

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December 9 - 9

BOG SIGNATURE WEBINAR SERIES: Space Force Discussion with General David 'DT' Thompson

As the first-ever Space Force Vice Chief of Space Operations, General David 'DT' Thompson is building our nation’s newest military service dedicated solely to space. General Thompson will share progress on Space Force’s standup efforts, to include organizational changes, strategy, and industry partnerships. Join AIA and General Thompson on Wednesday, December 9 at 11:00 am EST for this discussion and Q&A as part of the Board of Governors Signature Webinar Series.  ...

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December 10 - 10

BOG SIGNATURE WEBINAR SERIES: Post-Election View from Washington

Date: Thursday, December 10Time: 2:00-3:00pm EST Panelists will discuss Congressional and Executive Branch leadership changes stemming from the recent elections, changes in key Congressional committees, the prospects for additional Covid-19 stimulus funding, and the outlook for finishing fiscal year 2021 appropriations bills before the current continuing resolution expires on December 11th. This webinar features senior industry government relations executives providing a post-election...

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December 15 - 15

BOG SIGNATURE WEBINAR SERIES: Transitions and Tensions: The U.S. and China Compete for Influence and Opportunity in the Asia-Pacific

The next few months may bring dramatic changes of perspective as nations and economies continue to be pummeled by the COVID-19 pandemic, vaccines become available, a new U.S. Administration takes up its mandate, and the Chinese government continues to pursue its ambitions across the Asia-Pacific region. On December 15 at 4:30pm EST, the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) and the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) will hold a webinar discussion examining tensions in the ...

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December 16 - 16

BOG SIGNATURE WEBINAR SERIES: What New Harvard Research Reveals About the Safety of Air Travel

On Wednesday, December 16 at 2:30PM EST, Join AIA and Airlines for America Senior Vice President of Communications Rebecca Spicer for a discussion about how the Harvard Aviation Public Health Initiative is researching the inflight experience and examining the layers of protection the industry has implemented during the COVID-19 pandemic. She will also discuss how airlines, manufacturers, airports, and others are working to educate the traveling public and rebuild confidence in air travel. Learn...

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Monika Nielsen, CMP

Vice President, Corporate Events

Lisa Levine, CMP

Director, Corporate Events

Kristyn Walecka

Coordinator, Corporate Events