The 19th Annual AIAA Southern California Aerospace Systems & Technology (ASAT) Conference

When:  May 20, 2023 from 08:00 to 17:45 (PT)
Associated with  Orange County Section

The 19th Annual AIAA Southern California Aerospace Systems & Technology (ASAT) Conference

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

Saturday, May 20th, 2023
Live and In-Person Again!

Hosted by: University of California, Irvine (UCI), Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Building, Irvine, CA 

Conference Co-Chairs

Mr. Colin Helms, OC Section Technical Chair
Mr. Dino Roman, AIAA Associate Fellow, OC Section Chair
Mr. Jason Hebison, UCI AIAA Student Chapter President

Event Theme
The objective of the AIAA Southern California Aerospace Systems and Technology (SoCal ASAT) Conference is to bring together seasoned and new engineers, researchers, leaders, managers, academics, and students, and provide a forum to exchange new ideas, review achievements, and chart a new course for aerospace in the local area.  The AIAA Orange County Section will highlight their activities of the past year during the included luncheon.  Members as well as non-members are welcome.

Breakfast, Lunch, and Afternoon Snacks Included

Two Plenary Sessions
Planned plenary sessions in the morning and afternoon feature a renowned speaker in each.  
Morning Keynote: Dr. John Vassberg, Chief Design Officer, JetZero
Afternoon Keynote: Mr. Hubert Wong, Associate Technical Fellow, Aircraft Design and Sustainability, Boeing

Conference Registration*
Includes Breakfast, Lunch, and Afternoon Snacks
AIAA Member: $70.00
Non-Member: $80.00
Student: $35.00
Student (with poster presentation): $25.00
Continental breakfast, lunch, and snacks will be served.

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

Dates to Remember
Wednesday, May 17th, 2023 – Registration Deadline
Saturday, May 20th, 2023 – ASAT Conference

8:00 - 8:30 AM - Check-in and Continental Breakfast
8:30 - 9:00 AM - Welcome and Introduction
9:00 - 10:00 AM - Keynote Address by Dr. John Vassberg
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM - Morning Breakout Sessions
12:30 - 2:00 PM - Lunch and AIAA OC Section Presentation
2:00 - 3:00 PM - Keynote Address by Mr. Hubert Wong
3:00 - 5:30 PM - Afternoon Breakout Sessions
5:30 - 5:45 PM - Wrap-Up/Feedback

Additional Information
Questions should be addressed to: Mr. Dino Roman at or Mr. Jason Hebison at  

Section Website


Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Building
419 Physical Sciences Quad
University of California, Irvine (UCI)
Irvine, CA 92697