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Lindbergh Innovation Forum Features Aviation Leaders

Linbergh Innovation ForumJune 20, 2018 - Leaders from the aviation industry worldwide will offer inspiring and provocative presentations and discussion regarding leading-edge concepts shaping the future of aviation during the Lindbergh Innovation Forum on Tuesday, July 24, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

The Lindbergh Innovation Forum is an expert-curated forum that will showcase the leading edges of aviation innovation. Using a format of multiple speakers and short, compact presentations, it will feature key breakthroughs and innovations that will shape aviation for decades to come.

"The Lindbergh Innovation Forum is a platform to showcase innovation in aviation, from a name that is synonymous with aviation transformation," said John Petersen, chairman of the Lindbergh Foundation. "We are honored to partner with EAA to feature some truly breakthrough work at this year's AirVenture fly-in."

Those scheduled to participate include representatives from Uber Elevate, Boeing, Ampaire, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and others.

The event will expose attendees to leading edge concepts, including:

  • The transformative capabilities of autonomous commercial aircraft
  • Urban air transport forever changing how we travel within our cities
  • How additive manufacturing is radically changing aircraft development and maintenance
  • Futuristic and ultra-efficient aircraft designs
  • How electric flight can enable a radical transportation future
  • Advanced battery technology and how it will power the aircraft of the future
  • A.I. and Beyond Visual Line-of-Sight UAS in rural Africa

Attendees will be able to interact with the presenters at the conclusion of the event. The Lindbergh Innovation Forum provides a unique opportunity for members of the aviation community to develop valuable, mutually beneficial connections with aviation trailblazers.


Mike Sinnett
Vice President, Product Strategy and Future Airplane Development
The Boeing Company

Adam Warmoth
Vehicle Requirements Lead
Uber Elevate

Roland Gerhards
Managing Director and CEO
ZAL Center of Applied Aeronautical Research

Dr. Donald Hillebrand
Director, Energy Systems Division
Argonne National Laboratory

Dr. Susan Ying
Vice President of Technology Strategy & International Relations, Ampaire
President, International Council of Aeronautical Sciences

Dr. Pat Anderson
Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Director, Eagle Flight Research Center
Embry Riddle Aeronautical University

Robert Hannaford
Co-Founder and Director
Air Shepherd (UAV & Drone Solutions)

Charles Spinelli
Associate Technical Fellow, Boeing Research & Technology
The Boeing Company

Steve Burns
Co-Founder and CEO


John Petersen
Chairman, The Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Foundation

Erik Lindbergh
President, VerdeGo Aero

Steve Smith
Corporate Speaker, Venture Capital Advisor and Former NASA Astronaut

All Lindbergh Innovation Forum events will be at the Aviation Gateway Park Forums Tent on the AirVenture grounds.

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