2023 Autonomous VTOL Technical Meeting and Electric VTOL Symposium

Autonomous 2023

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Be a part of the 10th Autonomous VTOL Technical Meeting and 10th Annual Electric VTOL Symposium, sponsored by the VFS Arizona Chapter and taking place Jan. 24-26, 2023, in Mesa, Arizona.

The meeting will feature opening keynote addresses by leaders in autonomy and electric VTOL, including:

Confirmed eVTOL speakers include executives from Archer, Autoflight, Beta, Joby, LIFT, Opener, Piasecki, Rotor X, SkyDrive, Talyn Air, Wisk, as well as leaders from NASA and Agility Prime, and many suppliers!

Check out the Preliminary Schedule Overview and register today! This event always sells out, so plan today to be part of this important event. Due to limited seating capacity the meeting will be a hybrid event with a virtual attendance option.

10th Autonomous VTOL Technical Meeting: abstract selection has been completed. Read the Call for Papers for details. Final papers will be due Jan. 16, 2023. A paper template will be provided to authors. No paper will be scheduled for presentation if a written paper has not been received by the deadline and it is the author’s responsibility to obtain all necessary clearances and releases.

Autonomous VTOL sessions will be:
  • Invited Sessions: Titans of Autonomy
  • Paper Session 1: Guidance, Navigation & Control
  • Paper Session 2: Modeling and Simulation
  • Paper Session 3: Configuration Design
  • Paper Session 4: Operations

Technical Chair: Bryan Chu, The Boeing Co.; email meetings@az.vtol.org or bryan.c.chu@boeing.com (Tel: +1-480-823-9768).

10th Annual Electric VTOL Annual Symposium: held in parallel with the Automous VTOL Technical meeting, the eVTOL Symposium will feature invited presentations, panel sessions and discussions by leaders in this exciting field. This event is an excellent opportunity to learn about and discuss the latest advancements in electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, and the challenges that still remain. Invited presentations from all areas of eVTOL will be discussed, from researchers and leaders in academia, industry and government agencies from around the globe, and cover all-electric, hybrid-electric and hydrogen-electric propulsion systems.

This is a unique opportunity for designers, developers, innovators, investors, regulators, infrastructure providers, end users, media and key influencers to share knowledge and work towards realizing the eVTOL revolution. This is also a tremendous networking opportunity for those new to the VTOL industry. 

The Vertical Flight Society has been leading efforts in eVTOL since 2013, with nearly a decade of eVTOL Symposiums, the Electric VTOL News website, featuring the World eVTOL Aircraft Directory, and the fortnightly eVTOL Newsletter

Registration: now open — registration rates listed below. If you are unable to register online, please submit the completed registration form (PDF) to VFS HQ.
VFS Member Regular Attendee $750 (before 12/15/2022) / $850 (after 12/15/2022)
VFS Member Speaker/Gov't./Military/Virtual
$600 (before 12/15/2022) / $700 (after 12/15/2022)
Non-Member Regular Attendee
$950 (includes 1-year VFS membership)
Non-Member Speaker/Gov't./Military/Virtual
$800 (includes 1-year VFS membership)
Student/Retired: must be a VFS Member
$325 (before 12/15/2022) / $375 (after 12/15/2022)


Updated Nov. 23, 2022

Be a part of this signature event!

Sponsorship & Exhibit Opportunities:
  • Platinum Sponsorship: $5,000 SOLD OUT

  • Gold Sponsorship: $3,000 SOLD OUT

  • Exhibitor: $2,000 SOLD OUT

  • Advertiser: $500

Please refer to the meeting sponsorship/exhibit application for details. Note: No more sponsored speaking slots are available. 

Exhibitors: The exhibits consist of 8'x'4' tabletops and are part of the meeting venue and registration — there are no visitor or exhibit passes. Only a limited number of exhibit spaces remain due to the size of the venue.

If you are interested in learning more about the sponsorship or exhibit opportunities, please contact Nicolas Zart, Director of Strategic Development, 1-703-684-6777 x110. 

Hotel & VenueAll events will take place at the Sheraton Hotel at Wrigleyville West in Mesa, Arizona, USA

The hotel meeting rate is $199 book your room today!

Sheraton at Wrigleyville West
860 North Riverview
Mesa, Arizona 85201

The Short Course in eVTOL Design will be held at the hotel on Monday, Jan. 23. Taught by Dr. James Wang, this annual 1-day short course is always a bit hit and fills up quickly!

In addition, a special Air Taxi Showcase is planned for display at the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) on the morning of Friday, Jan. 27, hosted by Honeywell. Space is limited and you must sign up in advance. Details coming soon!