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

When:  May 20, 2023 from 08:00 to 17:15 (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
Southern California has had a rich history of leadership and innovation in the aerospace industry.  Many aircraft, spacecraft, missile, and space exploration programs were conceived and executed here within a several mile radius of each other.  The amount of talent, experience, and expertise that resides in the area is immeasurable.  However, the nature, landscape, and focus of the local aerospace industry are rapidly changing.  The AIAA Southern California Aerospace Systems and Technology (SoCal ASAT) Conference brings together seasoned and new engineers, researchers, leaders, managers, academia and students and provide a forum to exchange new ideas, review achievements, and chart a new course for aerospace in the local area.  Come share your expertise and insights with other local professionals and tap this unprecedented resource.  If you are a student, this is an ideal opportunity to showcase your research, sharpen technical presentation skills, and meet professionals in the field.  Members, as well as non-members, are welcome.

Breakfast, Lunch, and Afternoon Snacks Included
During lunch, the AIAA Orange County Section will highlight our activities during the past year and celebrate the achievements of some of our professional and student members.

Two Plenary Sessions
Planned plenary sessions in the morning and afternoon featuring 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*
(Registration opens April 17th, 2023.)
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
March 24th, 2023 – Intent-to-Present Deadline
Friday, March 31st, 2023 – Notification of Acceptance for Presentation
Monday, April 17th, 2023 – Registration Opens
Monday, May 15th, 2023 – Electronic Copy of Presentation Due
Friday, May 19th, 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 - Noon - Morning Breakout Sessions
Noon - 1:30 PM - Lunch and AIAA OC Section Presentation
1:30 - 2:30 PM - Keynote Address by Mr. Hubert Wong
2:30 - 5:00 PM - Afternoon Breakout Sessions
5:00 - 5:15 PM - Wrap-Up/Feedback

Additional Information
Questions should be addressed to: Mr. Dino Roman at or Mr. Colin Helms at  

Section Website


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