2023 Electric Aircraft Symposium

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.

Save the date for EAS2024: July 20-21, 2024!

17th Annual Electric Aircraft Symposium 
Sat, July 22 and Sun, July 23, 2023 
at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh's Culver Family Welcome Center!

This is the premier electric VTOL / STOL / CTOL and advanced air mobility (AAM) event at EAA's AirVenture. Plan ahead to come early and learn the latest on electric aviation!

Final Agenda!

Speakers this year include:

  • AAM Interagency Working Group
    • Annie Petsonk, Assistant Secretary for Aviation and International Affairs, US Department of Transportation (DOT)
    • Peter Irvine, Deputy Director, Office of Aviation Analysis, and Executive Lead for Aviation Policy, DOT
    • Ryan Steinbach, Office of Aviation Analysis, DOT
    • Parimal "PK" Kopardekar, NASA (to be confirmed)
    • Darshan "Dash" Divakaran, US Air Force AFWERX Agility Prime
  • Ken Swartz, Aeromedia
  • Jen Uchida, AeroTEC
  • Dr. Mike Romanowski, Archer Aviation
  • Chris Caputo, Beta Technologies
  • Yolanka Wulff, Executive Director, Community Air Mobility Initiative (CAMI)
  • Kevin Bruce, Diamond Aircraft Industries, Inc.
  • Dr. Michael Armstrong, CTO, Electric Power Systems
  • Ajay Lukha, CCO, Evolito
  • Rex Alexander, President, Five Alpha, LLC
  • Willi Tacke, CEO, Flying Pages
  • Dr. Anita Sengupta, CEO, Hydroplane
  • Starr Ginn, AAM Lead Strategist, NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center
  • Stéphan D'haene, CEO, Jetson Aero
  • Ryan Naru, Joby Aviation
  • Dr. Hamid Hamidi, CEO, Limosa
  • Santh Sathya, CEO, LuftCar
  • Ken Karklin, CEO, Opener
  • John Criezis, Head of Mobility Operations, Overair
  • Olaf Otto, President, Rolls-Royce Electrical
  • Don Shaw, CEO, Rotor X
  • Tomohiro Fukuzawa, CEO, SkyDrive
  • Dr. Sergio Cecutta, Partner, SMG Consulting
  • Rob Scholl, CEO, Textron eAviation
  • Angelo Collins, Executive Director, Vertical Flight Society
  • Mark Moore, CEO, Whisper Aero
  • Tom Gunnarson, Wisk Aero
  • Steve Tibbitts, CEO, ZEVA
  • and many more speakers. Check out the final agenda!

Register to join us in Oshkosh at the Culver Family Welcome Center!

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: 

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

The VFS 16th Annual Electric Aircraft Symposium was a great success!! More than 40 of the world's leading electric aircraft developers and technology experts spoke, and more than 200 people attended! Read our Vertiflite summary article, Engaging Electric Aircraft.

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 July 19, 2023

Thank You to Our 2023 Sponsors!

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  • $245: In-person attendance (Non-Members)
  • $200: Speakers and VFS Members
  • $150: Virtual attendance
  • $75: In-person attendance for VFS student members *
  • $25: Virtual attendance for VFS student members *

* Only $25 for students to join VFS!

NOTE: Virtual attendees and will receive an email communication prior to the meeting with link and instructions to access the live virtual sessions.

Sponsorships & Exhibits available:

  • Platinum Sponsorship: $5,000 — includes top-billing logos/signage, flyer, five complimentary registrations and a 20-minute speaking slot. (Subject to approval and availability) SOLD OUT
  • Gold Sponsorship: $2,500 — includes logos/signage, flyer, three complimentary registrations and a 20-minute speaking slot. (Subject to approval and availability) SOLD OUT
  • Silver Sponsorship: $1,500 — includes logos/signage, flyer, two complimentary registrations.
  • Exhibitor: $1,000 — includes logos/signage, 6' display table and one complimentary registration.

More details can be found in the EAS 2023 sponsorship form (pdf). Questions? Please contact Valerie Sheehan for more information.