Hear from aviation visionaries and discuss the future of electric flight at the second annual World Symposium on Electric Aircraft, which will be held Friday, July 29, and Saturday, July 30.
Open and free to AirVenture attendees, the two-day event will feature several influential industry leaders discussing electric propulsion aircraft in an open forum, offering what they envision is the future for this rapidly growing flight segment that is attracting the attention of scientists, engineers, manufacturers, and investors.
Forums on Friday, July 29, will feature visionaries of electric flight, while applications of technology will be discussed on Saturday, July 30. See the full schedule at www.AirVenture.org/electric.
Among the confirmed participants for the symposium are keynote speaker Sergei Sikorsky, son of aerospace pioneer and Sikorsky Aircraft founder Igor Sikorsky; Rep. Sam Graves (R-Missouri); Dorenda Baker, FAA director of Aircraft Certification Service; Dr. Mark T. Maybury, chief scientist of the U.S. Air Force; Dr. Don Hillebrand, director of Center for Transportation Research at Argonne National Laboratory; Calin Gologan, PC-Aero president; Dr. Dale Carlson, executive for Advanced Engine Systems at GE Aviation; Dennis Bushnell, chief scientist at NASA Langley Research Center; Dr. Abas Goodarzi, U.S. Hybrid president; as well as commercial pilot and flight instructor Erik Lindbergh, grandson of aviation pioneer Charles Lindbergh.
Friday forums will be held at the museum’s Eagle Hangar in the EAA AirVenture Museum, while Saturday presentations will be at the Nature Center Pavilion.