Sustainable Aviation Symposium
SAS 2018
May 11-12 2018 in San Francisco
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Outstanding Global Faculty
Aerodynamics, Motors, Batteries, and more...
Meet The Speakers

How can aviation make human life better?

As practitioners from industry, research and startups, how can we broadly apply the mandate of sustainability to aviation, in terms of climate, energy, inclusion, and global access? 

SA Symposium 2018 will convene experts and visionaries in

    • eFlight & Aeronautics
    • Sky Transit Initiatives
    • Batteries and Motors
    • Breakthroughs in Polite, Autonomous Aircraft
    • Urban Planning for On-demand Aviation
    • Ultra-quiet Propeller Science

To discuss our shared contribution to the future of aviation. Please join us at the meeting place for visionaries and practitioners committed to meeting this challenge.

“SA Symposium is a unique opportunity for visionaries, innovators, enthusiasts and authorities to connect, share ideas backed by experience, and discover new technological frontiers of flight.”

Dr. Tine Tomazic, Aircraft Designer, Pipistrel

“Why is Siemens working on an electric aircraft platform? Because we see the future and it is electric. Not just on the ground but in the air!” (SA Symposium 2016 Presenter)

Dr. Frank Anton, Siemens eAircraft

SAS is a great way to keep my finger on the pulse on the latest aerospace innovation and an opportunity to connect with and meet the big dreamers and doers in person.

Beth Stanton, EAA Sport Aviation

2018 Presenters

Neil Cloughley

Managing Director - Faradair Aerospace Limited

Kurt Papathakis

Electrical Engineer - NASA

Todd Litman

Founder and Executive Director, Victoria Transport Policy Institute

Dr. Kenneth Brentner

Professor of Aerospace Engineering, Penn State University

Alissa Walker

Urbanism Editor -

Richard Wang

CEO/Co-Founder, Cuberg

David Calley

Motor Designer, Planet Rider

Dr. Aarohi Vijh

Staff Engineer - Alta Devices

Boris Popov †

Founder - BRS Aviation

Dr. Josef Kallo

Professor, DLR Germany

Dean Sigler


J. Philip Barnes

Technical Fellow, Pelican Aero Group

Dr. Brien Seeley

President, SA Foundation

† denotes a PADA Trophy Winner

Registration for SAS 2018

Registration for SAS 2018 is open now

San Francisco, CA

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223 Twin Dolphin Drive, Redwood City, CA 94065
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Recent News

Thank You! SAS 2017 Was a Huge Success!

SA Symposium 2017 was a huge success! Thank you to speakers and attendees for a fantastic event! This year marked record attendance and we are actively planning SAS 2018 Please join our mailing list to hear about SAS 2018 and Sustainable Aviation projects (we’re also on Twitter and LinkedIn) Check out these great photos from SAS 2017

Friday Theme Dinners

SAS will again feature Friday evening Theme Dinners with three engaging topics to choose from. Please join us on Friday 4/21 for lively discussion. These dinners are a great opportunity to connect with speakers and leaders in the field.

Theme Dinner Topics:

  • Aeronautics – Airframe, Performance, Autonomous Systems
  • Energy – Batteries, Fuel Cells & Hydrogen, Lightweight Solar for Aviation
  • Motors – Wheel Motors, Prop Motors, Fast Actuators

Theme Dinner Speakers

Images from Past SA Symposium Presenters

Past SA Symposium Programs