2022 Transformative Vertical Flight

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Be sure to plan early and register early as this event always sells out!


Save the Dates!

The Transformative Vertical Flight 2022 meeting will take place Jan. 25-27, 2022 in San Jose, California, with our eVTOL Short Course planned for Monday, Jan. 24 and a tour of NASA Ames on Friday, Jan. 28. The jam-packed meeting includes the following events:

Aeromechanics for Advanced Vertical Flight provides a forum for technical paper presenations on emerging aeromechanics challenges and solution methods for future vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft, encompassing dynamics, aerodynamics, acoustics and flight mechanics.

Download the TVF2022 Call for Papers (PDF) — abstracts are due July 16, 2021.

9th Annual Electric VTOL Symposium includes invited presentations from leaders in this exciting field. This event is an excellent opportunity to learn about and discuss the latest advancements in eVTOL, 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. The Vertical Flight Society has been leading efforts in electric VTOL since 2014 and has a dedicated website on Electric VTOL News.

Short Course on Electric VTOL will be held all day on Monday, Jan. 24. The cost of the course is US$295 for VFS members (US$325.00 for non-members). Short course attendees will receive an email communication and link to download course materials before the short course begins.

NASA Ames Research Center Tour ($25): The VFS San Francisco Bay Area Chapter is planning to organize a tour of NASA Ames on the morning of Friday, Jan. 28, with buses departing the hotel at 8:00 am and returning at 1:00 pm (subject to change). Space is limited to 60 attendees.

Registration Rates: 

TVF2022: Jan. 25 – Jan. 27 (8:00 am - 5:00 pm)
Rates: Regular Speaker VFS Student/Military/
Fully-Retired Members
VFS Member $700 $600 $350
Non-Member* $800 $700 not available
Short Course on Electric VTOL: Monday, Jan. 24 (8:00 am - 5:00 pm)
Rates: Regular VFS Student Member

VFS Member





not available

*Includes 1-year VFS membership
†Non-members must join first for this rate.

These rates are subject to change in the event that COVID-19 impacts this meeting. 

Note: all registration cancellations will incur $50 processing fee. 


  • TVF2022 General Meeting Chair: Dr. Colin Theodore, NASA Ames Research Center
  • Aeromechanics for Advanced Vertical Flight Technical Chair: Dr. Buvana Jayaraman, US Army TDD-A
  • 9th Annual Electric VTOL Symposium Technical Chair: Mr. Carl Russell, NASA Ames Research Center
  • TVF2022 Administrative Chair: Ms. Meridith Segall

Sponsorship & Exhibit Opportunities:

  • Platinum Sponsorship: $5,000 (5 Available)
  • Gold Sponsorship: $3,000 (5 Available)
  • Exhibitor: $1,500 (15 Available)
  • Advertiser: $500 (10 Available)

Exhibitors: Download the Exhibit Floor Plan (PDF) The exhibits consist of 8'x'4' tabletops and are part of the TVF meeting venue and registration — there are no visitor or exhibit passes.

Download the TVF2022 sponsorship information sheet and application form to find out more or contact Jim Sherman.

Hotel & Venue

All events will take place at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel San Jose

The hotel meeting rate is $249 through Dec. 29 or until the block sells out — book your room early as these rooms typically sell out well in advance!

Doubletree by Hilton Hotel San Jose
2050 Gateway Place
San Jose, CA 95110
Doubletree San Jose Floor Plan (PDF)


Posted 2021-04-05; updated 2021-04-07