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 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 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 your technical presentation skills, and meet professionals in the field.