The Vertical Flight Society's 76th Annual Forum & Technology Display is the world's leading international technical event on vertical flight technology. The conference, which will be held at the Palais des congres de Montreal, will span 3 days and include 250 technical papers on every discipline from Acoustics to Unmanned Systems, as well as dozens of invited presentations and discussions by leaders in the military, government agencies and industry.

The Technology Display, running concurrent with the Forum, is the most extensive exposition of cutting-edge vertical flight technologies in the world, and also includes other technologies more broadly applicable to aerospace in general. Leading manufacturers, service providers, defense agencies, universities, and research and development organizations will showcase the very latest in vertical flight technology.

Take a look at our preliminary Forum 76 Program Overview to see what we have planned! Also, check out the preliminary Forum 76 Session-At-A-Glance.

Participate at Forum 76!

Forum 76 is the longest-running and most established vertical flight event in the world. It's the best way to interact and share ideas with over 1,200 of the world's leading vertical flight professionals.


  1. The abstract review phase has been completed, with 277 technical papers selected for Forum 76 — congratulations to all the authors who were selected.
  2. Final written papers are due Monday, April 6, 2020 and have to be submitted via Mira.
  3. The following templates should be used for your final written paper - download Word or LaTex.
  4. Download the Forum 76 Author Guide — this guide contains important author information including deadlines, paper and presentation guides and Forum registration/hotel information.

Why Come to Forum 76?

  1. Technical papers: learn from experts in their fields as they discuss the latest theories and breakthroughs in vertical flight technology. Check out the preliminary Forum 76 Session-At-A-Glance.
  2. See the latest technologies from leading manufacturers, service providers, defense agencies, universities, and research and development organizations in our extensive technology display.
  3. Hear from the leaders in industry, government, and academia to gain perspective on the future of vertical flight technology:

    • Straight Talk from the Top with the leaders of major rotorcraft manufacturers and suppliers
    • US Army and US Navy/Marine Corps rotorcraft program managers
    Other civil and defense leaders in government and industry

  4. Recognition of VFS award winners and scholarship recipients at the Vertical Flight Foundation Reception and the Grand Awards Banquet
  5. Short courses, MAV Student Challenge, Friday industry tours, guest excursions, and other special events!

Make Your Presence Known at Forum 76!

Showcase your technology, products, and services! Contact VFS Exhibits for more information or to submit your application.

  1. Become an exhibitor
  2. Become an event sponsor!

Why visit Montreal?

Montreal is the world's second-ranked aerospace industry centre measured in terms of jobs per capita, serving VTOL and aerospace corporations such as Bell, Bombardier Aerospace, CAE, Pratt & Whitney Canada, Safran, Thales Avionics, and many more. Located in the Province of Quebec, the region represents 70% of Canada's aerospace R&D spending. The Quebec aerospace industry produces more than $12 billion in sales annually, 80% from exports. Collectively, Quebec's aerospace community is comprised of 200+ firms employing more than 42,500 engineers, technicians and other skilled aerospace workers. 98% of these workers are concentrated in greater Montreal.