Keynote Speakers

Miguel A. Pereira

Director of Engineering, Sierra Space

Mr. Pereira joined Sierra Nevada Corporation (now Sierra Space) in 2013. He currently leads the Flight Software, Guidance, Navigation & Control (GN&C), and Simulations groups. Mr. Pereira holds undergraduate degrees in Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Physics from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida, and a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York.

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Miguel Pereira

John Russell PhD

Chief of the Air Force Research Laboratory, Structures Technology Branch

In his role as the Chief of the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Structures Technology Branchm, he is the senior manager of an 18 person team that develops and transitions new airframe structures technology for safety, reliability, affordability, and efficiency in current and future Air Force weapon systems.

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D Russell

Jackie Dujmovic

Chief Executive Officer, Hover UA

Jackie is a commercial RePL Pilot, experience Chief Remote Pilot and the founder / CEO of Hover UAV. Jackie's strength lies in creating strong dialogue and procedures with regulators on a local, national and international level to ultimately implement drone system integration to everyday life with a focus on safety, compliance and complex operational approvals.

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Jackie Dujmovic

Sarah McSwiney

Senior Manager of Engineering Strategy and Operations, Boeing Defence Australia

Sarah McSwiney is the Senior Manager of Engineering Strategy and Operations for Boeing Defence Australia. Prior to this Sarah held various engineering and management roles for the past 17 years at Boeing, most recently as the Composites Technology Manager at Boeing Research and Technology Australia, leading a team in Resin Infusion material and process development and helping guide the Enterprise Resin Infusion Roadmap.

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Sarah McSwiney


Important Dates and Events

Call for abstracts open

20 May 2022

Call for abstracts close

01 Aug 2022

Notification of abstract acceptance

08 Aug 2022

Early bird registrations open

12 Aug 2022

Paper submission deadline

01 Nov 2022

Early bird registrations close

25 Nov 2022

Standard registrations open

26 Nov 2022

Notification of paper acceptance

20 Jan 2023

AIAC20 Day 1

27 Feb 2023

AIAC20 Day 2

28 Feb 2023

Avalon Airshow

01 Mar 2023