2024 Electric Aircraft Symposium

EAS 2024

18th Annual Electric Aircraft Symposium

July 20-21, 2024

Culver Family Welcome Center

University of Wisconsin Oshkosh

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Check out the Detailed Agenda (pdf) and make your travel arrangements ASAP!

Nearly 40 of the world’s leading electric aircraft developers and technology experts will be speaking at the 18th Annual Electric Aircraft Symposium (EAS), hosted by the Vertical Flight Society (VFS).

The event will once again be held online and in person in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, on July 20–21, 2024 — the weekend prior to the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) AirVenture 2024.

EAS provides an excellent opportunity to network with leaders of AAM at a small intimate conference organized by the technical leaders of the industry.

The annual Electric Aircraft Symposium is the premier electric VTOL / STOL / CTOL and advanced air mobility (AAM) event held immediately prior to EAA's AirVenture. Plan to come early to Oshkosh to learn an out the latest in electric aviation!

Speakers this year include:

  • Darryn La Zar, Senior Director of Business Development, ACS
  • Dr. Ed Lovelace, CTO, Ampaire
  • Drew McEwen, Chief Commercial Officer, AURA AERO
  • Ken Swartz, President, Aeromedia Consultants
  • Chris Baczynski, CEO, BAC Aerospace Inc.
  • Peter Blume, CEO, Bloomy Controls
  • Rod Zastrow, CEO & President, Bye Aerospace
  • Marshall Gusman, CTO, Cosmic Aerospace
  • Johannes Durschang, Head of Sales, CustomCells
  • Marc Ausman, Chief Product Officer, Electra.aero
  • Joshua Portlock, Co-Founder, Electro.aero
  • Dr. Kyle Collins, Director of Eagle Flight Research Center, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Matt Farides, VP Business Development, Evolito
  • Rex Alexander, President, Five Alpha
  • Willi Tacke, CEO, Flying Pages
  • Erika Holtz, Lead Engineer & Project Manager Electrification, Harbour Air
  • Clint Harper, CEO, Harper4D Solutions
  • Dr. Carl Dietrich, CEO, Jump Aero
  • Ryan Naru, Govt Affairs, Joby Aviation
  • Riona Armesmith, CTO, magniX
  • Devin Boyle, Research Aerospace Engineer, NASA Glenn Research Center
  • Ken Karklin, CEO, Pivotal
  • Olaf Otto, CEO, Rolls-Royce Electrical
  • Noelle Goodeaux, Program Manager, US Air Force Agility Prime
  • TBD, US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
  • Jim Viola, CEO, Vertical Aviation International
  • Dr. Sebastian Seemann, CTO, Væridion
  • Riccardo Roiati, R&D Engineer, VerdeGo Aero
  • Charlie Nelson, Chief Executive, VertiLink Infrastructure Group (NZ) Ltd.
  • Laura Morejón Ramírez, Product Engineer, Whisper Aero
  • Tom Gunnarson, Regulatory Affairs Lead, Wisk Aero
  • and more speakers!

About EAS

Originally established in 2007 by the CAFE Foundation, the VFS Electric Aircraft Symposium is the world's longest running annual conference on electric aviation! Check out the previous VFS/CAFE Electric Aircraft Symposium programs and presentations: 

2023: 17th Annual EAS — Program | Speakers & Agenda | Article | 13+ Hours of Videos

EAS2023 was a huge success with nearly 200 in-person attendees plus 38 virtual, our biggest ever event! Attendees received the links to the presentations and videos through the Hover community. Members can watch the videos for free by logging into the EAS 2023 video page. Members and the public can purchase and download the PDF slides of the presentations from the VFS Vertical Flight Library. The video recordings are available for purchase on Vimeo by members of the public.

2022: 16th Annual EAS — Program | Speakers & Agenda | Article | 12.5 Hours of Videos

2021: 15th Annual EAS — Program | Speakers & Agenda | Article | 16.5 Hours of Videos

2020: 14th Annual EAS — Program | Speakers & Agenda | Summary | 12.5 Hours of Videos

2019: 13th Annual EAS — Program | Speakers & Agenda | Synopsis | 26 Presentation Videos

2018: 12th Annual EAS — Program | Speakers & Agenda | Summary | 19 Presentation Videos

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Updated May 21, 2024
Registration Details
  • $450: Regular (non-VFS members)
  • $250: Speakers/VFS members
  • $75: VFS student members (only $25 for students to join VFS!)

Questions? Ask the EAS 2024 registrar, Valerie Sheehan.


Platinum Sponsor

Gold Sponsor

Silver Sponsors
Joby Aviation

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InceptraM4 Engineering logo

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Sponsorship & Exhibit Opportunities
  • Platinum Sponsorships (x1):$5,000
    Includes top-billing logos/signage, flyer, five complimentary registrations and a 20-minute speaking slot (subject to approval and availability; must be requested by July 1, 2024).
    SOLD to Bloomy Controls
  • Gold Sponsorships: $2,500
    Includes logos/signage, flyer, three complimentary registrations and a 20-minute speaking slot (subject to approval and availability; must be requested by July 1, 2024)
  • Silver Sponsorships: $1,000 
    Includes logos/signage, flyer, two complimentary registrations
  • Exhibitor: $1,000 
    Exhibitor pricing includes logos/signage, 6' display table and one complimentary registration.

Download the EAS 2024 Sponsorship & Exhibitor Form (pdf) and contact the registrar Valerie Sheehan if you have any questions.