Saturday, May 2, 2015 from 8:00 AM to 8:30 PM PDT
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Doubletree Club Hotel, Orange County Airport 
7 Hutton Centre Drive
Santa Ana, CA 92707

Doubletree Club Hotel, Santa Ana 

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AIAA Orange County Section 

OC AIAA 2015 SoCal ASAT Conference


The Twelfth Annual AIAA Southern California Aerospace Systems and Technology (ASAT) Conference and Banquet

Sponsored by the Orange County Section of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics 

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Doubletree Club Hotel
7 Hutton Centre Drive
Santa Ana, CA   92707
(714) 751-2400

Conference Chair: Mr. John Rose, AIAA Associate Fellow

2015 will be the 12th consecutive year that the OC Section has put on its ASAT conference.  This local conference provides students and professional members alike an opportunity to present original work across a wide variety of tracts over the morning and afternoon sessions.  It also offers quite a few opportunities for networking, since the sessions, meals, and speakers aren't spread all over a vast resort.  The amazing caliber of aerospace work going on in So Cal enables us to bring in some very exciting speakers for the morning and lunch keynote presentations.  Our evening banquet that follows the conference is dedicated to recognizing the accomplishments of some of our well-deserving members.  It also includes the awarding of a cash prize for the best break-out session presentation, and culminates with our banquet speaker.  Conferences play an important part in sharing ideas and information amongst our peers.  But not everyone can afford the time and cost associated with many of the large venue conferences.  Locally hosted technical symposiums, like ASAT, that offer the networking and sharing of ideas, are a great way for AIAA sections to address our members' desire to participate.


Conference Keynote Speakers

  • Tom Croslin, Vice President, BCA SoCal Design Center Engineering, The Boeing Company – "The New Boeing in California"
  • Darin Russell, Aerial Photographer and Videographer, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co. – "Aerial Photography - Capturing the Beauty of Aerospace"

Banquet Speaker

  • Joseph T. Vogel, Director of Hypersonics, Phantom Works, Boeing Defense, Security, and Space – "Engineering Advancements from the X-51 Scramjet Engine Demonstrator (SED) Program"


The Gohardani Presentation Award in Aeronautics and Aerospace, which includes a cash prize and certificate, will be presented, at the banquet, to the speaker having the best presentation in any of the break-out sessions.


8:00 -     8:45 AM          Check-in and continental breakfast

8:45 -     9:00 AM          Welcome/Introductions

9:00 -   10:00 AM          Tom Croslin

10:00 - 12:30 PM          Breakout sessions

12:30 -   1:30 PM          Luncheon / Networking

1:30 -     2:30 PM          Darin Russell

2:30 -     5:30 PM          Breakout sessions

5:00 -     6:00 PM          Banquet Check-in / Networking

6:00 -     7:00 PM          Banquet and Awards

7:00 -     8:30 PM          Joseph T. Vogel


Link to List of Presentations and Presenters

Link to Event Program


There are a few presentation slots left…please contact John Rose (john.c.rose@boeing.com) to discuss your paper topic for possible inclusion.

Additional Information

Questions should be addressed to:

Mr. John Rose at john.c.rose@boeing.com


Conference Registration*

High School Student (with poster presentation): $20.00

Student: $50.00

AIAA Member: $65.00

Non-Member: $75.00**

Continental breakfast, lunch and snacks are included with conference registration.


Evening Banquet

AIAA Member: $35.00

Non-member: $45.00**

Student: $30.00


*In the past employers have covered the cost of conference registration.  Ask your manager!

**Free admission to both the conference and banquet for non-members with paid AIAA membership receipt from www.aiaa.org dated after March 1, 2015.


Pre-registration is a financial commitment unless canceled 48 hours prior to the event.