2020 Transformative Vertical Flight

When:  Jan 21, 2020 from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM (ET)

2020 Transformative Vertical Flight
Sponsored by the VFS San Francisco Bay Area Chapter

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Jan. 21–23, 2020
Doubletree by Hilton
San Jose, California

The Transformative Vertical Flight 2020 meeting will take place Jan. 21-23, 2020 in San Jose, California, with our eVTOL Short Course planned for Monday, Jan. 20 and a tour of NASA Ames on Friday, Jan. 24. A record number of abstracts were submitted for this jam-packed three-day meeting, which includes the following concurrent events:
  • Aeromechanics for Advanced Vertical Flight Technical Meeting
  • International Powered Lift Conference (IPLC)
  • 7th Annual Electric VTOL Symposium
Aeromechanics for Advanced Vertical Flight will provide a forum on emerging aeromechanics challenges and solution methods for future vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft. Technical discipline subject matter will encompass advance dynamics, aerodynamics, acoustics and flight mechanics, all of which are strong drivers in the design process.

IPLC 2020 is the only technical meeting focused on the technologies, promise and progress of powered lift systems, with applications ranging from advanced rotorcraft to jet-borne vertical flight and electric VTOL aircraft. IPLC will focus on three primary topics: advanced rotorcraft, jet-lift concepts and technologies, and recent progress in electric propulsion applications.

7th Annual Electric VTOL Symposium is invited presentations only. Our annual eVTOL Symposium has continued to grown in size and scope, and this year promises to be the largest ever. This event will be an excellent opportunity to learn about and discuss the latest advancements in eVTOL, and the challenges that still remain. Invited presentations from all areas of eVTOL will be discussed, from researchers and leaders in academia, industry and government agencies from around the globe. The Vertical Flight Society has been leading efforts in electric VTOL since 2014 and has a dedicated website on Electric VTOL News.

An all-day Short Course on eVTOL Fundamentals, taught by Dr. Anubhav Datta, will be held Monday, Jan. 20 (note: this is also the US federal holiday for Martin Luther King Jr. Day).

In addition, the VFS San Francisco Bay Area Chapter is organizing a tour of NASA Ames Research Center on Friday, Jan. 24. Space is limited and advance reservations will be required. There is a $25 reservation fee for the tour bus.


San Jose, CA