“Augmented Reality & Virtual Reality for Aerospace”

“Augmented Reality & Virtual Reality for Aerospace”
A Presentation & Tour at Inhance Digital

Los Angeles Chapter meeting on April 21

Join us in Los Angeles on Friday, April 21, 7:30–9:00am when Penn Arthur, renowned multimedia developer and founder of Inhance Digital, will reveal trends in interactive technology, like virtual and mixed reality, used by leading aerospace and defense companies to drive audience engagement and communicate often complex messages. You’ll learn the latest uses of cutting-edge technology, what’s around the bend and get hands-on demonstration of the most immersive tools available.

The meeting is free for members & $40 for non-members ($30 Early Bird until April 14). For more information and to register to attend the meeting go to http://adflaapr17.eventbrite.com.

Information about joining The A&D Forum is at http://aerospacedefenseforum.org.

The Los Angeles chapter of The Aerospace & Defense Forum is sponsored by Moss Adams, CohnReznick, Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Mitchell, InVista Associates, and the 62 Mile Club

“Defense Industry Outlook and Trends”

“Defense Industry Outlook and Trends”

Los Angeles Chapter meeting on March 17

With decades of service to our country in the armed forces, government, and in industry, General Bob Edmonds will share his insights on a range of defense topics, including:
• Overview of the state of global security / threats
• Outlook for the defense budget and spending
• Perspective on the early days of the new administration and impact on defense
• Perspectives on key programs, including the F-35
• Future trends in defense technology

Join us in Los Angeles on Friday, March 17, 7:30–9:00am, when we will have an insightful and informative discussion on key topics facing the defense industry.

The meeting is free for members & $40 for non-members ($30 Early Bird until March 10). For more information and to register to attend the meeting go to http://adflamar17.eventbrite.com.

Information about joining The A&D Forum is at http://aerospacedefenseforum.org.

The Los Angeles chapter of The Aerospace & Defense Forum is sponsored by Moss Adams, CohnReznick, Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Mitchell, InVista Associates, and the 62 Mile Club

“How to Defend Against Economic Espionage”

“How to Defend Against Economic Espionage”

Los Angeles Chapter meeting on February 17

You’ve taken all the recommended cybesecurity actions. You have secured ITAR areas. And you welcome tours by potential global customers and suppliers to show off your unique capabilities. Did you know that you could be losing valuable IP just by granting permission to “may I touch”?

Join us in Los Angeles on Friday, Feb 17, 7:30–9:00am PDT, when we will screen a film produced by the FBI followed by comments by FBI Special Agent Cheny Mak.

Economic espionage is real and securing the information that makes your corporation relevant is essential for its survival.

The meeting is free for members & $40 for non-members ($30 Early Bird until February 10). For more information and to register to attend the meeting go to http://adflafeb17.eventbrite.com.

Information about joining The A&D Forum is at http://aerospacedefenseforum.org.

The Los Angeles chapter of The Aerospace & Defense Forum is sponsored by Moss Adams, CohnReznick, Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Mitchell, InVista Associates, and the 62 Mile Club

“Exploring the Back of Your Business Card”

“Exploring the Back of Your Business Card”

Los Angeles Chapter meeting on January 20

Carl Terzian, who was one of if not the leading networker in Los Angeles, distinguished between the mental concepts of the front and the back of your business card, both being important. The front of the card is your professional information – your organization, your role, your products and services, and contact information. The back of the card is about you personally, your family, your interests, your community involvement, what you have accomplished about which you are proud, etc. In summary, the back of the card expresses your personal uniqueness. Given that people do business with those whom they know, like, and trust, the back of the card is critical to successful business development, whether you are a sole practitioner or a salesperson for a large A&D company.

The main part of the meeting will be exploring the back-of-your-card and integrating it into your business development. Among other questions, you will have an opportunity to explore the following:
• What is the back of your card and how do you effectively share it?
• What is the event/ experience that spurred your interest in A&D and how you were able to match that interest with your professional career choice(s)?
• How might you incorporate the back of your card to improve your business development?

Please join us in Los Angeles on Friday, January 20, 2017, 7:30am – 9:00am PDT (networking at 7:00am), when Anne will then review the main points of her May 2016 presentation, and then will discuss how to more effectively engage our Lizard Brain when we share our elevator speech. She will give tips on how to prepare the best introduction. There will also be short break out groups to practice what Anne shares.

Anne is one of the leading consultants on how to improve your marketing and selling communications. This meeting, as with Anne’s presentation at the May 2016 LA Chapter meeting, can make a profound difference in your business development results.

The meeting is free for members & $40 for non-members ($30 Early Bird until January 13). For more information and to register to attend the meeting go to http://adflajan17.eventbrite.com.

Information about joining The A&D Forum is at http://aerospacedefenseforum.org.

The Los Angeles chapter of The Aerospace & Defense Forum is sponsored by Moss Adams, CohnReznick, Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Mitchell, InVista Associates, and the 62 Mile Club

“Where Science Gets Down to Business”

“Where Science Gets Down to Business”cnc-training

Los Angeles Chapter meeting on November 18

Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) industries are critical drivers of economic growth. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that seven of the ten fastest growing occupations are in STEM fields, and California is expected to have over 1 million STEM jobs within five years, far more than any other state. Our State’s and indeed our Nation’s future economic success is closely tied to innovation, invention, intellectual property development, entrepreneurialism and preparing a workforce with the talent, creativity, skills and knowledge to innovate in STEM fields.

Kelly Space & Technology, Inc. (KST) is a privately-held company established in 1993 serving the aerospace, defense and technology industry sectors, based in San Bernardino, California at the former Norton Air Force Base. KST operates the Aerospace Research & Development Center (ARDC) as a center of technical excellence to develop, test and deploy critical technologies that provide advancements in defense, aviation and space. KST’s business approach is to identify and deploy revenue-generating, commercial applications of space-related technology while creating financially-viable and sustainable lines of business.

Please join us in Los Angeles on Friday, November 18, 2016, 7:30am – 9:00am PDT (networking at 7:00am), when Michael J. Gallo, President & CEO, Kelly Space & Technology, will describe how, concurrent with KST’s project development and testing activities, KST and its 501(c)(3) non-profit, Technical Employment Training, Inc., has implemented business-education partnerships to provide our youth and adult students with relevant, exciting, hands-on instruction and training that captures student interest, motivates life-long learning and produces a technologically literate workforce. KST believe this investment in building the capacity of our residents to effectively compete for demand occupations within the various STEM related industries will not only help build our business, but transform our region through educational attainment, workforce investment and economic development.

The meeting is free for members & $40 for non-members ($30 Early Bird until November 11). For more information and to register to attend the meeting go to http://adfsdnov16.eventbrite.com.

Information about joining The A&D Forum is at http://aerospacedefenseforum.org.

The Los Angeles chapter of The Aerospace & Defense Forum is sponsored by Moss Adams, CohnReznick, Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Mitchell, and the 62 Mile Club

“The Air Force Space Command’s Space Enterprise Vision (SEV)”

“The Air Force Space Command’s Space Enterprise Vision (SEV)”sev

Los Angeles Chapter meeting on October 21

There is a concern that the current space enterprise is not resilient enough to be successful in a conflict that extends to space, that current stove piped PoR are unable to survive a war in space with near peer adversaries. It was recognized that we need a future enterprise that can deter, and if necessary prevail, in a war that extends into space.

In August 2015 the Air Force Space Command Commander, Gen Hyten, commissioned a study aimed at charting a new vision for the Air Force space enterprise. Among other findings, the study concluded that “Most US military space systems are not designed with threats in mind and instead are built for long-term functionality and efficiency with systems operating for decades”

Please join us in Los Angeles on Friday, October 21, 2016, 7:30am – 9:00am PDT (networking at 7:00am), when Thomas A. Fitzgerald, Director of Engineering, Space and Missile Systems Center, Air Force Space Command, Los Angeles Air Force Base will talk about SEV Key new focus areas:
• Pursuit of better forecasting, detection and attribution of attacks in a more timely manner
• Movement from just Space Situational Awareness and tracking objects in space to having appropriate defensive and offensive responses and converting many current blue suite tasks to commercial providers, freeing them to “warfight”

The meeting is free for A&D Forum members and $40 for non-members ($30 Early Bird until October 14). For more information and to register to attend the meeting in person or for free via the web, go to https://adflaoct16.eventbrite.com.

Information about joining The A&D Forum is at http://aerospacedefenseforum.org.

The Los Angeles chapter of The Aerospace & Defense Forum is sponsored by Moss Adams, CohnReznick, Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Mitchell, the 62 Mile Club, and UK Department for International Trade.

“Enabling a New Way of Doing Space”

“Enabling a New Way of Doing Space”Brane-Craft--space-debris.

Los Angeles Chapter meeting on August 19

The current momentum of the space industry is being led by the NewSpace startups, and the impact of this growing segment reaches all aspects of the space industry. As a non-profit company, The Aerospace Corporation has a unique role between the government and industry, and is supporting government agencies as they learn of the implications of NewSpace while also enabling these new companies to grow and achieve success. Aerospace also has its own research laboratories, and demonstrates technologies through its AeroCube satellite program.

Please join us in Los Angeles on Friday, August 19, 2016, 7:30am – 9:00am PDT (networking at 7:00am), when Dr. Jenny Gautier, Director of Commercial Programs, The Aerospace Corporation, will talk about the commercial space industry as seen from the perspective of a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC).

The meeting is free for A&D Forum members and $40 for non-members ($30 Early Bird until August 12). For more information and to register to attend the meeting in person or for free via the web, go to https://adflaaug16.eventbrite.com.

Information about joining The A&D Forum is at http://aerospacedefenseforum.org.

The Los Angeles chapter of The Aerospace & Defense Forum is sponsored by Moss Adams, CohnReznick, Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Mitchell, the 62 Mile Club, and UK Trade & Investment.

Tour of Virgin Galactic Long Beach

Tour of Virgin Galactic Long Beachlauncherone

Aerospace & Defense Forum Los Angeles Chapter Meeting on July 15

Virgin Galactic, the privately-funded space company, leases a 150,000 square foot facility in Long Beach that houses design and manufacturing of the company’s small satellite launch vehicle, LauncherOne.

LauncherOne is a new two-stage orbital launch vehicle being designed by Virgin Galactic specifically to launch commercial or governmental satellites that weigh 500 pounds (225 kilograms) or less. Much like SpaceShipTwo, the company’s reusable vehicle for space tourism, LauncherOne is designed to be launched from the WhiteKnightTwo carrier aircraft, giving customers the ability to avoid crowded and expensive launch ranges while also picking the launch location best suited for their mission.

Please join us in Long Beach on Friday, July 15, 2016, 8:00am – 10:00am for a tour of this exciting facility.

The meeting is free for A&D Forum members and $40 for non-members ($30 Early Bird until June 24). Non-US citizens are welcome. Registration is required and closes 8am July 1. For more information and to register to attend the tour go to https://adflajul16.eventbrite.com.

Information about joining The A&D Forum is at http://aerospacedefenseforum.org.

The Los Angeles chapter of The Aerospace & Defense Forum is sponsored by Moss Adams, CohnReznick, Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Mitchell, the 62 Mile Club, and UK Trade & Investment.

“An Emerging Business Model for Commercial Space”

commercial spacecraft“An Emerging Business Model for Commercial Space”

Los Angeles Chapter meeting on June 17

During the past ten years, the barriers constraining commercial space projects and investments have been reduced through key factors such as the emergence of a robust international commercial space transportation system and non-government management of the International Space Station.

However, the existing portfolio of space ventures nevertheless remains very limited. The conclusion we’re left to draw is that significant barriers remain to full exploitation of the potential that space science offers.

Please join us in Los Angeles on Friday, June 17, 2016, 7:30am – 9:00am PDT (networking at 7:00am), when Dr. Michael Wiskerchen, Founder of SpaceTech Holdings will discuss the future of space, the changes happening in the industry and the impact on the Southern California economy, and new opportunities created through commercial space initiatives. Join us to gain a better understanding of the potential for commercial space development, investment opportunities, current activity in the greater Los Angeles area, what’s real and what’s not, and why commercial space is or isn’t a good investment opportunity. Whether you are an entrepreneur or established manufacturer, investor, or space enthusiast; Dr. Wiskerchen’s presentation will provide interesting insights into the rapidly changing landscape of commercial space.

The meeting is free for A&D Forum members and $40 for non-members ($30 Early Bird until June 10). For more information and to register to attend the meeting in person or for free via the web, go to https://adflajun16.eventbrite.com.

Information about joining The A&D Forum is at http://aerospacedefenseforum.org.

The Los Angeles chapter of The Aerospace & Defense Forum is sponsored by Moss Adams, CohnReznick, Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Mitchell, the 62 Mile Club, and UK Trade & Investment.

“It’s Not What You Say, It’s What They Hear.”

“It’s Not What You Say, It’s What They Hear.”Listening

Los Angeles Chapter meeting on May 20

Service providers as well as those in the corporate world share the same challenge. How do we clearly articulate our “unique selling proposition” in a way that brings us more prospects and clients.

Please join us in Los Angeles on Friday, May 20, 2016, 7:30am – 9:00am PDT (networking at 7:00am), when Anne Convery, a “messaging” expert, can show us how to make that happen.

The meeting is free for A&D Forum members and $40 for non-members ($30 Early Bird until May 13). For more information and to register to attend the meeting in person or for free via the web, go to https://adflamay16.eventbrite.com.

Information about joining The A&D Forum is at http://aerospacedefenseforum.org.

The Los Angeles chapter of The Aerospace & Defense Forum is sponsored by Moss Adams, CohnReznick, Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Mitchell, the 62 Mile Club, and UK Trade & Investment.