2024 Transformative Vertical Flight

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Online Registration Now Open! Early-bird rates end Dec. 15!
Preliminary Agenda Available for Download

The Transformative Vertical Flight (TVF) 2024 meeting will take place Feb. 6–8, 2024 in Santa Clara, California, in the heart of Silicon Valley and will feature more than 100 speakers on important progress on vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft and technology. 

TVF 2024 includes three main activities:

The 6th Decennial VFS Aeromechanics Specialists' Conference will mark the 50th Anniversary of the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter’s first decennial forum on emerging aeromechanics challenges and solution methods for future VTOL aircraft. Aeromechanics encompasses the technical disciplines of dynamics, aero-dynamics, acoustics, and flight mechanics, all of which are strong drivers in the vehicle design process. Papers will be presented in areas related to rotorcraft/VTOL aeromechanics, including both crewed and uncrewed aircraft, using either conventional and/or electrified propulsion systems.

Confirmed plenary speakers for TVF2024 are:

  • Mr. Arnaud Le Pape, Rotorcraft Program Director, ONERA
  • Dr. Buvana Jayaraman, Branch Chief, Computational Aeromechanics, U.S. Army DEVCOM AvMC
  • Dr. Geoffrey Bower, Chief Engineer, Archer Aviation
  • Dr. Gregor Veble Mikić, Flight Research & Flight Physics Lead, Joby Aviation
  • Dr. Håvard Grip, Chief Engineer of Mars Sample Recovery Helicopters, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • Prof. James Wang, Professor of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Nanyang Technological University Singapore
  • Prof. Marilena Pavel, Associate Professor of Aerospace Engineering, Technical University of Delft
  • Mr. Mark Scott, Consulting Engineer, Science & Technology Corporation
  • Dr. Monica Syal, Head of Aerodynamics, Maviate
  • Dr. Noah Schiller, Project Manager, Revolutionary Vertical Lift Technology, NASA
  • Dr. Yasutada Tanabe, Senior Researcher, JAXA Aeronautical Technology Directorate

The 11th 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.

The eVTOL Symposium includes insights from executives at the leading eVTOL aircraft and subsystem developers, as well as key leaders from NASA, FAA, Air Force Agility Prime and other important government and industry stakeholders. 

The Short Course on Electric VTOL Design will take place in-person on Monday, Feb. 5. Taught by Dr. James Wang, this annual 1-day short course is always a big hit! 

TVF 2024 Program Overview (click to enlarge):

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Registration Rates: register online or download the registration form (PDF).
Transformative Vertical Flight: Tues. Feb. 6 – Thurs. Feb. 8 
Rates: Member by 12/15/2023 Member after 12/15/2023


(Includes 1-year VFS Membership)

Regular Attendee $850 $950 $1,200


[Any national gov't./ miliatry personnel]

$800 $850 $950


[Full-time student / fully retired: non members must join first]

$350 $425 N/A
Short Course on Electric VTOL Design: Mon., Feb. 5
Rates Regular/Non Member


Aeromechanics Technical Authors  
  • The abstract submission phase has now closed and authors have been notified. Download the Call for Papers

  • Final papers are due January 16, 2024. Authors are responsible for any necessary clearances and approvals.
  • Download the final paper template: Word or LaTeX format.
  • Authors will be notified of how/where to upload their final papers.
  • Final papers will be digitially published in the meeting proceedings. Download the meeting copyright information.
  • The meeting is an open forum therefore all presentations and papers should be unclassified and unrestricted.
  • Questions contact meetings@sfbac.vtol.org.


Check out our list of exhibitors — only a few exhibit spaces remain!


  • TVF2024 General Meeting Chairs: Dr. Robert Ormiston and Dr. Wayne Johnson, NASA Ames Research Center
  • 6th Decennial VFS Aeromechanics Specialists’ Conference Technical Chair: Mr. Carl Russell, NASA Ames Research Center
  • 11th Annual Electric VTOL Symposium Technical Chair: Mr. Chris Silva, NASA Ames Research Center
  • TVF2024 Administrative Chair: Ms. Meridith Segall, NASA Ames Research Center

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  • Platinum Sponsorships: $7,000
  • Gold Sponsorships: $5,000
  • Silver Sponsorships: $2,000
  • Advertisers: $500

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Exhibit Opportunities
  • Exhibitor: $2,000 per 10x10' unit ($2,100 for non-corporate member)

The exhibits consist of 10'x10' units available in Exhibit Hall A. Pricing includes a complimentary basic package of carpeting, table, chairs, electricity, etc.

Note: Lunches and refreshment breaks will be held in the exhibit hall.

Hotel & Venue

Book your hotel room:

Hyatt Regency Santa Clara
5101 Great America Parkway 
Santa Clara, California 95054 USA

VFS has negotiated a discounted rate, but limited rooms are available for a limited time. Book your room today!

All events will take place at the:

Santa Clara Convention Center

5001 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara, California 95054 USA

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paper uploads will be accepted from Oct 11, 2023 9:00:00 AM until Jan 16, 2024 11:59:00 PM.

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