2025 Transformative Vertical Flight

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Plan to be a part of the 2025 Transformative Vertical Flight (TVF) meeting! TVF2025 comprises three events: the 11th Biennial Autonomous VTOL Technical Meeting, the 12th Annual Electric VTOL Symposium and the Short Course on Electric VTOL. TVF 2025 is supported by the VFS Arizona Chapter and will take place Feb. 3–6, 2025, at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona, USA. This event always sells out, so plan today to be part of this important event. 

11th Autonomous VTOL Technical Meeting

The Call for Papers is now available for download!

Technical papers are invited in the areas of autonomy-enabled VTOL aircraft systems and control station design. This includes civilian and military platforms of all sizes, ranging from micro vehicles (MAVs) and small uncrewed aircraft systems (UAS), through full-scale crewed aircraft, with the full range autonomy and associated enabling technologies, including fully autonomous, ground-controlled and optionally crewed aircraft, with combustion- or electric-powered propulsion. Papers addressing all aspects of operator interface design, including both the air vehicle and operator control stations are also invited.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to the following (refer to the Call for Papers for detailed information):
  • Vehicle Design
  • Enabling Systems Design
  • Enabling Automation / Artificial Intelligence
  • Advanced Electric-Propulsion
  • Improved Human-System Integration (HSI)
  • Simulation and Testing
  • Regulatory Solutions
Abstracts should be:
  • Limited to 1,000 words
  • Present the status of work and background data
  • Include a summary of important conclusions
  • The abstract should be sufficient to enable the reviewer to determine the quality, scope, significance, and current completion status of the information that will be submitted in the final paper
  • Priority will be given to papers in which significant results and conclusions will be provided and in which future research and development are clearly defined.
  •  Technical Chairs: Brett Sjostrom and Ariel Louie, VFS AZ Chapter Technical Directors, The Boeing Co.
  •  Administrative Chair: Colton Marchesseault, VFS AZ Chapter President, The Boeing Co.

Questions? Email meetings@az.vtol.org

12th Annual Electric VTOL Annual Symposium

Held in parallel with the Autonomous VTOL Technical meeting, the eVTOL Symposium will feature invited presentations, panel sessions and discussions by leaders in this exciting field. This event is an excellent opportunity to learn about and discuss the latest advancements in electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, 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, and cover all-electric, hybrid-electric and hydrogen-electric propulsion systems.

This is a unique opportunity for designers, developers, innovators, investors, regulators, infrastructure providers, end users, media and key influencers to share knowledge and work towards realizing the eVTOL revolution. This is also a tremendous networking opportunity for those new to the VTOL industry. 

The Vertical Flight Society has been leading efforts in eVTOL since 2013, with more than a decade of eVTOL Symposiums, the Electric VTOL News website, featuring the comprehensive World eVTOL Aircraft Directory, and the fortnightly eVTOL Newsletter, begun in 2016. 

Short Course on Electric VTOL

The seventh annual delivery of the highly lauded VFS Short Course on Electric VTOL Design will take place in-person on Monday, Feb. 3, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. This 1-day short course is always a big hit! 

Be a part of this signature event!

Sponsor Opportunities (tentative):

  • Platinum Sponsorship — $7,000
  • Gold Sponsorship — $5,000
  • Silver Sponsorship — $2,000
  • Advertiser — $500

Exhibit Opportunities (tentative):

  • $2,200 per 10x10' unit for VFS corporate members
  • 2,500 per 10x10' unit for non-corporate members

Pricing includes a complimentary basic package of carpeting, table, chairs, electricity, etc. (subject to change).

Lunches and refreshment breaks will be held in the exhibit area. Access is part of the meeting venue and registration — there are no visitor or exhibit passes. 

More information coming soon!

Hotel & VenueAll events will take place at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
VFS is negotiating special discounted room rates at nearby hotels to provide maximum value for attendees.

Note: hotel guest room cancellation will require a minimum of 48-hour notice.

More information coming soon!