The Future of Aerospace Technology and Industry in Greater Los Angeles

The Future of Aerospace Technology and Industry in Greater Los Angeles

Online Webinar
Tuesday, December 1, 2020 | 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. PT

Southern California has played a significant role in shaping the nation’s aviation and aerospace industry. Its beginning dates back to the 1920s when the region served as home base to dozens of airframe and aircraft manufacturers and evolved through World War II as this local industry would eventually grow to become the largest in the world. Though final assembly of aircraft has diminished in the region, the evolving aerospace industry continues to be an important part of the region’s economy. Commercial space, drones, defense products, research and development and sophisticated aerospace components now dominate the local industry. With the innovation we’re witnessing across the space exploration and air technology landscape, the question arises—what is next and how can new opportunities in aerospace technology innovation impact the Los Angeles economy?

The UCLA Anderson Forecast and UCLA Samueli Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Department will tackle these questions and provide some perspective on the future of aerospace in Southern California in a no-cost webinar the afternoon of December 1, 2020. This webinar will bring together individuals representing public and private sectors, government and academia to discuss what’s coming ahead for aerospace and the local economy.

1:00 p.m. – 1:02 p.m.
Welcome + Introductions
Jerry Nickelsburg, Ph.D., Director, UCLA Anderson Forecast
Tim Fisher, Professor/Chair, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, UCLA Samueli School of Engineering

1:02 p.m. – 1:05 p.m.
Introduction of Guest Speaker
Emily A. Carter, Executive Vice Chancellor & Provost, UCLA

1:05 p.m. – 1:25 p.m.
Keynote Address
Congressman Ted W. Lieu, CA 33rd District, U.S. House of Representatives

1:25 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Q & A

1:35 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.
Panel: The Future of Aerospace and the L.A. Economy
Moderator: Jerry Nickelsburg, Ph.D., Director, UCLA Anderson Forecast
Reza Ahmadi, Professor of Decisions, Operations & Technology Management, UCLA Anderson School
Norris Tie, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Exosonic
Van Espahbodi, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Starburst

2:20 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Closing Remarks

Date(s) - Dec 01, 2020
1:00 pm PST - 2:30 pm PST


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