2022 Electric Aircraft Symposium

EAS 2022

The VFS 16th Annual EAS was a great success!! More than 40 of the world's leading electric aircraft developers and technology experts spoke, and more than 100 people registered in person and nearly 100 attended virtually! Read our Vertiflite summary article, Engaging Electric Aircraft.

Video recordings and presentation slides are now available!

You can also check out some of the photos and insights from the event, as live tweeted during the event.


The 17th Annual Electric Aircraft Symposium
is planned for
Sat, July 22 and Sun, July 23, 2023 at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh!

The Vertical Flight Society is again hosting the annual Electric Aircraft Symposium (EAS). This year's 16th Annual EAS returns to an in-person format at Oshkosh, Wisconsin on July 23-24, 2022, the weekend before EAA AirVenture. EAS 2022 will be a hybrid event at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh (at the Culver Family Welcome Center) and online.

EAS 2022 presenters will discuss the latest in electric aircraft, propulsion systems, energy sources, certification, regional and urban use cases, and the current market opportunities — for electric vertical / short / conventional takeoff and landing (eVTOL / eSTOL / eCTOL) aircraft. Each moderated panel session will include a Q&A discussion with presenters and attendees — a hallmark of the Electric Aircraft Symposium.

Read our press release: 16th Annual Aircraft Symposium Returns to Oshkosh

16th Annual Electric Aircraft Symposium — Preliminary Schedule
July 23-24, 2022 | Oshkosh, WI, USA
All times are in CDT (UTC-5)
  Saturday Sunday
0900 - 0915 Welcome and Introductions
Yolanka Wulff, CAMI
Jim Sherman, Vertical Flight Society
Luigi Ricci-Moretti, Lilium
Community Integration
Adam Cohen, University of California, Berkeley
Adrienne Lindgren, Supernal
Moderator: Yolanka Wulff, CAMI
0915 - 1000 Global Overview
Electric Aviation Development in Europe and China
Willi Tacke, Flying Pages
1000 - 1100 Demand Forecasting
Ruben Del Rosario, Crown Consulting
Michael Dyment, NEXA Advisors
Darrell Swanson, Swanson Aviation Consultancy
Moderator: Ken Swartz, Aeromedia Communications
Anita Sengupta, Hydroplane
Christian Bailey, ZeroAvia
Bud Skriba, Hydrogen VTOL
Moderator: Jim Sherman, VFS
1100 - 1115 Break Break
1115 - 1230 Autonomy
Del Christman, Autonodyne
Maxime Gariel, Xwing
Mark Robert Henning, AutoFlight
Moderator: Yolanka Wulff, CAMI
Dave Merrill, Elroy Air
Chris Caputo, BETA Technologies
Manal Habib, MightyFly
Marc Ausman, Electra Aero
Moderator: Willi Tacke, Flying Pages
1230 - 1330 Lunch Lunch
1330 - 1430 Vertiports
Clint Harper, Urban Movement Labs
Addison Ferrell, Skyports
Paul Stith, Black & Veatch
Moderator: Rex Alexander, 5-Alpha
Susan Ying, Ampaire
Jannes Neumann, EASA
Jen Uchida, AeroTEC
Kevin Bruce, Diamond Aircraft
Moderator: Ryan Naru, Joby
1430 - 1530 Noise
Devon Jedamski, Whisper Aero
Ryan Biziorek, ARUP
NASA (invited)
Moderator: Jim Sherman, VFS
Propulsion Systems
Mitch Heaton, Hartzell Propellers
Taylor Alberstadt, Honeywell
Olaf Otto, Rolls-Royce
Moderator: Luigi Ricci-Moretti, Lilium
1530 - 1600 Break Break
1600 - 1700 Urban Operations
tba, Vertical Aerospace
Oliver Reinhardt, Volocopter
Matthew Walters, Eve Air Mobility
Moderator: Johnny Doo, International Vehicle Research, Inc.
Regional Operations
Amanda Nelson, Bristow Group
JP Stewart, Electra
Luigi Ricci-Moretti, Lilium
Moderator: Ken Swartz, Aeromedia Communications
1700 - 1800 Reception Defense / Public Services
Col. Nathan Diller, AFWERX
Johnny Doo, International Vehicle Research, Inc.
1800 - 1900 Reception  
Updated Aug 15, 2022
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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: 

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

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

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

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

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