2019 National Academy of Engineering Annual Meeting

Registration Opened
August 28, 2019 AT 02:35 PM
2101 Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, DC
Sunday, Oct 06, 2019
  • 10:00 AM To 04:00 PM
  • 10:30 AM To 11:45 AM
    Planned Giving in the Current Tax Environment (with Brunch)
  • 10:30 AM To 11:45 AM
  • 12:00 PM To 01:45 PM
    Induction Ceremony for the Class of 2019
  • 12:00 PM To 05:00 PM
    Public Program
  • 01:45 PM To 02:30 PM
  • 02:30 PM To 03:30 PM
    Awards Program
  • 03:30 PM To 04:45 PM
    Plenary Speakers
  • 05:00 PM To 06:00 PM
  • 06:30 PM To 07:30 PM
    Golden Bridge Society Reception (by invitation)
  • 07:30 PM To 09:30 PM
    Golden Bridge Society Dinner (by invitation)
Monday, Oct 07, 2019
  • 07:00 AM To 08:30 AM
    Home Secretary's Breakfast
  • 07:30 AM To 08:30 AM
    Continental Breakfast
  • 07:30 AM To 08:30 AM
    Foreign Secretary Breakfast
  • 08:45 AM To 09:30 AM
    Business Session (members only)
  • 09:30 AM To 09:45 AM
  • 09:45 AM To 11:45 AM
  • 11:45 AM To 12:30 PM
    Testifying before Congress (buffet lunch will be provided)
  • 11:45 AM To 01:30 PM
  • 02:00 PM To 05:00 PM
    Section Meetings held at National Academy of Sciences Building and Keck Center
  • 06:30 PM To 07:30 PM
    Reception at the JW Marriott Hotel
  • 07:30 PM To 12:00 AM
    Dinner and Dancing at the JW Marriott Hotel
  • Charles Bolden Jr. was NASA administrator from 2009 to 2017, overseeing the transition from the Space Shuttle system to a new era of exploration focused on the International Space Station (ISS) and aeronautics technology development. He is now president and CEO of the Bolden Consulting Group LLC.

    During his 34-year career with the Marine Corps, ...

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  • As vice president of the Build and Flight Reliability Team at SpaceX, Hans Koenigsmann leads the company’s quality engineering and process development teams; oversees the launch readiness process during launch campaigns; and assesses launch risks, identifying and resolving anomalies during integration and launch.

    He has more than 25 years ...

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  • As Boeing’s first commercial test pilot astronaut, Christopher Ferguson will be among the first to fly to space aboard the CST-100 Starliner. He has led the development of the spacecraft’s mission systems and crew interfaces.

    Since 2011 he has worked with NASA’s Human Exploration and Operations Directorate; Johnson Space ...

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  • Bob Crippen was the pilot of the first Space Shuttle flight in April 1981 and went on to command three other Space Shuttle missions. He has logged more than 565 hours in space and orbited the earth 374 times.

    During his 30 years in the United States Navy, he was an attack pilot aboard the USS Independence and then a test pilot instructor at ...

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  • Thomas Stafford has logged nearly 521 hours in space, flying six rendezvous on four types of spacecraft. In 1965 he piloted Gemini VI, the first rendezvous in space, and in 1966, commanding Gemini IX, he demonstrated a rendezvous used in the Apollo lunar missions. He headed the mission planning analysis and software development for Project Apollo, ...

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“No single space project,” President Kennedy said in May 1961, “will be more exciting,
or more impressive to mankind, or more important…
and none will be so difficult or expensive to accomplish.”

It was indeed accomplished! Apollo 8 lifted off for a lunar mission in December 1968 and, just months later, in July 1969, the first human steps on the moon dramatically changed the trajectory of thought on engineering achievements. New sciences, technological applications, and business practices emerged from this rigorous systems engineering effort that, 50 years later, continues to fuel the imagination and ambition of countless engineers. Engineering has enabled the International Space Station and the investigation of once far-fetched ideas such as permanent colonies on the moon and human missions to Mars and beyond.

At this year’s NAE annual meeting, we will reflect on this inspiring trajectory of ingenuity, achievements, and lessons, starting from the Apollo mission—why it still resonates and remains relevant and meaningful for current exploration and discovery. In addition to reviewing technical achievements and social implications, the speakers will discuss the nature of modern global collaboration and competition as well as implications for future exploration, workforce development, and public engagement.

***Watch the webcast from October 6th, 2019***


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Saturday, October 5: NAE orientation for the Class of 2019

Sunday October 6: Brunch, Remarks by NAE Chair, followed by the NAE President's Address, Induction Ceremony, Awards Program, Plenary Speakers and a Reception

Monday October 7: NAE Business Session followed by The Forum. Sections meetings will take place in the afternoon. Dinner and Dancing.

Member Registration

Public Registration