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Join the Arizona Technology Council at the 12th annual AADM Conference, co-hosted by Pima Community College Workforce Development and Innovation.

Hear from regional experts as they discuss the aerospace ecosystem and manufacturing innovations and explore cutting-edge intersections with thought leaders on the latest industry trends, challenges, and forecasts.

Network with over 225 industry leaders in person, make new contacts, connect with clients and colleagues, and hear about the future of Arizona’s growing aerospace and defense, aviation, and manufacturing sectors.

Agenda (subject to change):

12:00 PM | Registration/Sponsor Exhibitor Tables
1:00 PM | Opening Remarks/Sponsor Presentations
1:20 PM | Keynote Speaker – TBA
1:50 PM | Panel Presentation | Blast, Soar, Explore: Testing the Future – Explore the cutting-edge intersections of aerospace innovation, government initiatives, and defense in Arizona, where they converge to propel humanity into the cosmos.

Moderator: Chris Jannette – BlackStar Orbital
Karyn MacVean – AZ Spaceport Alliance
Jennifer Welton – Honeywell
Ghonhee Lee – Katalyst Space
Jim Cantrell – Phantom Space
Cade Bradley – Raytheon

2:40 PM | Networking Break
3:10 PM | Panel Presentation | What is Missing in the Aerospace Ecosystem? – Explore the gaps, challenges, and untapped opportunities that shape the future of aerospace innovation. Gain insights from industry leaders as they discuss strategies to bridge these gaps and propel the aerospace ecosystem toward new heights of success.

Moderator: Brent Nichols – NBOUND
Dan Geraci – FreeFall Aerospace
Devin Patterson – ACA
Amber Smith – Pipeline AZ
Angela Aspito – SW MAC

4:00 PM | Panel Presentation | Arizona’s Manufacturing Mavericks: Bold Ideas, Bright Futures – Engage with trailblazing entrepreneurs, industry disruptors, and forward-thinking policymakers as they discuss strategies for driving sustainable growth, fostering talent, and embracing emerging technologies in manufacturing.

Moderator: Autumn Hufault – Lovitt & Touche
Eric Miller – PADT, Inc.
Howard Stewart – AGM Container Controls
Jessica Raile Eckman – Bent River Machine
Virginia Figueroa – Edmund Optics

5:00 PM | Closing Remarks/Networking Reception/Sponsor Exhibitor Tables
6:00 PM | Event Ends

Location: Pima Community College Aviation Tech Center HANGAR 2.

MAP: https://tinyurl.com/2r3b8pa6

Note: Lunch is not provided for this event, and there are no food options available at the venue. Please plan accordingly. Light snacks will be provided at the 3 p.m. networking break and light hors d’oeuvres at the 5 p.m. reception.

Are you interested in sponsoring this event? Click HERE or contact Jamie Neilson at jneilson@aztechcouncil.org for more information.

Thank you to our Event Committee:

  • Chair: Julie Bonner, Director of Communications, FreeFall Aerospace
  • Shelly Glandon, Blue Canoe Marketing
  • Sarah Jayne, Pima Community College
  • Mary Turner, Edmund Optics
  • John Dennis, Optics Valley
  • Casey Carrillo, UACI

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