2024 Transformative Vertical Flight

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TVF 2024 was a fantastic event with more than 600 attendees!
Proceedings papers (eVTOL presentations and videos) will be available later this month. Plan now for TVF 2025!
  • If you attended TVF 2024, information on how to download the technical papers and the invited presentations were posted in the TVF 2024 Community on Hover. 
  • If you did not attend TVF 2024, you can purchase and download the individual technical papers and invited presentations in the VFS Vertical Flight Library & Online Store. For full proceedings downloads, please contact staff@vtol.org. 
  • Video recordings are now available to all attendees and current VFS members at no charge! 

TVF 2024 Schedule Overview
TVF 2024 Final Program
Short Course on Electric VTOL Design

The Transformative Vertical Flight (TVF) 2024 meeting will take place Feb. 6–8 in Santa Clara, California, in the heart of Silicon Valley and features more than 140 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 marks 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.

TVF 2024 plenary speakers:

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

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 eVTOL Symposium includes insights from executives at the leading eVTOL aircraft and subsystem developers, as well as key leaders from US Air Force AFWERX, FAA, DARPA, NASA and other important government and industry stakeholders, including leaders from leading eVTOL companies like AIR, Alaka'i, Archer, Boeing, Jaunt, Joby, Overair, Piasecki, Pivotal and Wisk!

The Short Course on Electric VTOL Design will take place in-person on Monday, Feb. 5, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Taught by Dr. James Wang, this annual 1-day short course is always a big hit! See more details on the eVTOL Design Short Course

TVF 2024 Program Overview (click to enlarge):

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

(Includes a 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: Monday, Feb. 5
Rates VFS Member/
VFS Student Member  


TVF 2024 Silver Sponsors and Advertisers
Aeromechanics Technical Paper Authors  
  • The final Aeromechanics paper upload is now closed.
  • Authors who have planned to submt a late paper with the Aeromechanics Chair are required to email a PDF copy of the paper and signed copy of the copyright agreement (see below) to meetings@sfbac.vtol.org ASAP and NLT Jan. 22.
    • Papers emailed by Jan. 21 (11:59 pm PST) will be considered for the Aeromechanics best paper.
    • Papers received by Jan. 22 (11:59 pm PST) will not be considered for the Aeromechanics best paper.
  • Final papers will be digitially published in the meeting proceedings.
  • Download the meeting copyright information.
  • Presentations: Techncial authors will be notified of how/where to upload their presentations which will be due NLT Feb. 5, 2024. Download the summary of presentation information.
  • Questions contact meetings@sfbac.vtol.org.


  • TVF 2024 General Meeting Chairs: Dr. Robert Ormiston, US Army Emeritus, DEVCOM AvMC; 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
  • TVF 2024 Administrative Chair: Ms. Meridith Segall, NASA Ames Research Center

Updated 2024-02-01

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

Venue Virtual Tour

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

Download the 2024 TVF Sponsorship Form for more details.

Exhibit Opportunities: SOLD OUT
  • 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.