Connect at AIAA SPACE Forum
What makes being here in person so valuable? The exchange of information, the interaction with people in real time…all sorts of things go on in the hallways, in side meetings; and you really need to be here in person to experience that.—Jeffrey J. Puschell, Raytheon Company
Dozens of planned and spontaneous networking activities ensure that you'll catch up with colleagues, make new contacts, and discover opportunities.
More than 80% of participants who responded to our satisfaction survey said that they'd met someone new, and almost 20% said that they established a personal contact with prospective employers.
Meet the Employers
Sunday, 16 September 1600–1800 hrs
AIAA’s “Meet the Employers” event at the 2018 SPACE Forum offers students and young professional attendees the opportunity to meet AIAA corporate members. This is a fun and dynamic environment where students and professionals interact with organizations regarding employment opportunities.
Participating companies/organizations will present a brief organizational overview and opportunities available, then have follow-on discussions with the attendees. Organizations will host a table and attendees will switch every 10 minutes.
Past participants have included:
- Aurora Flight Sciences
- The Boeing Company
- Lockheed Martin Corporation
- Northrop Grumman
- United Launch Alliance
Immediately following the event, AIAA will hold its Student Welcome Reception in the same venue and company and organization representatives are encouraged to attend. There is no charge to participate in either the recruiting event or the reception. No RSVP is required.
Corporate members and government agencies are invited to present; opportunities are limited so to secure your presentation please contact
Tobey Jackson or call 703.264.7570.
Astronauts who participated in past programs: Sandy
Magnus, Garrett Reisman, Kent Rominger, Steve
Lindsey, and Robert Curbeam
Wednesday, 19 September 2018, 1800–1930 hrs
Meet and greet with astronauts and hear their stories. There will be opportunities to ask questions and interact with all astronauts.
Confirmed Astronauts include:
Antonelli, served as pilot on STS-119 and STS-132
- Chris Ferguson, served as pilot on
STS-115, commander of
…Others to be determined
Check back soon for more networking opportunities and special events!