NEXT GEN Technical Symposium

An annual event to discover, energize, and support the YPs in our aerospace community

2020 Symposium

This two-day local aerospace conference in October 2020 brings together the important innovators, researchers, and engineers – such as yourself – from all across the Southeastern United States, and shines a light on the technical challenges we all work to surmount each day. All professionals are invited to submit an abstract.

Presentations are anticipated to range from general engineering activities to ground-breaking research. We also welcome presentations about career-experiences, such as a new alternate technique, an improved process flow, or an important project milestone.

Learn more about our conference here!

Tech Talks

Sept 4 at 11:45 AM - Free Tech Talk on Mars Ascent Vehicle with Darius Yaghoubi, Lunch. Register by Clicking Here

Von Braun Symposium

This symposium is coordinated to precede Von Braun Symposium.

Learn more about VBS here!

Event Dates

Abstracts - Sept 25, 2020

Selections - Oct 1, 2020

Presentations Due Date - Oct 8, 2020

Short Courses - October 24, 2020

Event - October 22-23, 2020


Virtual Symposium, hosted on Big Marker.

Short Courses

Rocket and Space Propulsion: Now and the Future 8 am - 12 pm Saturday, October 24, 2020

How to Design an Interplanetary Mission 1 pm - 5 pm Saturday, October 24, 2020

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Keynote Speakers

Mr. Jim Bridenstine

NASA Administrator
12 PM CDT, October 22nd

Mr. Jim Green

NASA Chief Scientist
8 AM CDT, October 22nd

Mr. Jeff Babione

Head of Lockheed Martin Skunk Works
8 AM CDT, October 23rd

Ms. Lauren Lyons

System Lead, Human Landing System (HLS), Blue Origin
12 PM CDT, October 23rd


The Symposium is a great success each year because of its generous sponsorships. Please consider the following options.

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Presenting Sponsor- $3,000

Session Sponsor - $2,000

Silver Sponsor - $1,000

Corporate Sponsor - $500


Session Sponsor - Code It

Blend Dynamics, LLC