When the AIAA Distinguished Lecturer Manual is published for 2018, my name and a list of my presentations will appear. This means that AIAA Sections or Student Branches across the USA can request me as a guest speaker, and have all my travel costs reimbursed by the general fund.
Often, local AIAA Sections will not go it alone, but will team with other local organizations to provide guest speakers. So, if you’d like me as a guest speaker and are not AIAA, I can help you find your local AIAA group.
The AIAA has 58 local Sections across the US, for example, the Cape Canaveral AIAA Section. They also have over 200 Student Branches, for example, Cleveland State University. Besides US local sections, about one fifth of AIAA members from 86 countries are associated with international sections.
Bookings have already started. The Tucson AIAA is currently working with the Pima Air and Space Museum to schedule me in for a talk there. If you are local to Northern Utah, you can see this same presentation Thanksgiving Weekend at 1 pm at the Hill Aerospace Museum. The Hill Aerospace Museum is located just outside the Hill Air Force Base Roy Gate. Or look for the video of that event on my YouTube Channel in December.
The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) is the professional society for aerospace engineers with a mission to:
“…address the professional needs and interests of the past, current, and future aerospace workforce and to advance the state of aerospace science, engineering, technology, operations, and policy to benefit our global society.”
When the Distinguished Lecturer Manual is published, it will contain the words below, or something very similar: