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Ohio Urban Air Mobility Symposium

Panels and speakers discuss various elements of the complex Urban Air Mobility (UAM) ecosystem
Thursday, February 27, 2020, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Blackwell Inn and Conference Center
2110 Tuttle Park Pl
Columbus, OH 43210

Urban Air Mobility refers to the aviation transport of passengers and goods in urban, highly populated settings. Groundbreaking developments in autonomous flight, electrical propulsion and energy storage, and connected infrastructure have set the stage for what many are calling the biggest revolution in the skies since the jet engine. Ohio has a storied history in aviation and aerospace, and today remains a dynamic hub for this critical industry.

The Ohio State University, in partnership with the Ohio Unmanned Aircraft Systems Center, will convene stakeholders spanning government, industry, and academia to explore Ohio’s opportunity and role in advancing Urban Air Mobility research, education and economic development. The day-long symposium will feature panels and speakers addressing various elements of the complex Urban Air Mobility (UAM) ecosystem, including: specific use cases; vehicle design, enabling technologies, and certification; operational challenges like airspace integration, cyber-security, and traffic management; infrastructure and public policy; and Ohio as a UAM testbed.

Distinguished Guest Speakers include:

  • Col. Joseph E Zeis Jr., Senior Adviser to the Governor of Ohio on Aerospace and Defense
  • John S. Langford, Founder of Aurora Flight Sciences (now Boeing NeXt), President of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Ken Goodrich, NASA Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) Deputy Project Manager
  • Danielle J Rinsler, AICP, Head of Aviation Policy, Uber Elevate
  • State Rep. Adam Holmes, Chair of the Ohio Aerospace and Aviation Technology Committee
  • Hector Garcia, Honeywell Aerospace Advanced Technologies UAM Engineering Director

Among many others, see full agenda