AHS International‘s 72nd Annual Forum and Technology Display Leveraging emerging technologies for future capabilities May 17-19, 2016 West Palm Beach, Florida USA

AHS International's 72nd Annual Forum & Technology Display is the world's leading international technical event on vertical flight technology. The three-day meeting will include more than 250 technical papers on every discipline from Acoustics to Unmanned Systems, as well as workshops, invited presentations and discussions by leaders in industry and government.

The Technology Display, running concurrent with the Forum, is the most extensive exposition of cutting-edge vertical flight technologies in the world, and also includes other technologies more broadly applicable to aerospace in general. Leading manufacturers, service providers, defense agencies, universities, and research and development organizations will showcase the very latest in vertical flight technology.

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What will you learn at Forum 72?

Forum 72 is the longest running and most established rotorcraft event in the industry. It's the best way to interact and share ideas with 1,200 of the world's leading vertical flight professionals. Why should you attend Forum 72?

  1. Technical papers! Learn from experts in their fields as they discuss the latest theories and breakthroughs in vertical flight technology. (Are you presenting a paper? Be sure to download the Author's Guide for directions on presentation format.)
  2. See the latest technologies from leading manufacturers, service providers, defense agencies, universities, and research and development organizations in our extensive technology display.
  3. Recognition of AHS award winners and scholarship recipients at the Vertical Flight Foundation Reception and the Grand Awards Banquet.
  4. Special pre-Forum activities on Monday, May 16, including the MAV Student Challenge and two short courses.
  5. And much more!


What do you need to know about Forum 72?

There's a lot to see and do at Forum 72! Check out the following resources for everything you need to know about what's going on and where it's happening:

Final Program
Complete event information

Schedule Overview
An overview of the entire event

Technical Paper Schedule
Listing of all papers and sessions

Exhibits and Sponsorships
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Why Palm Beach?

Share ideas with vertical flight professionals from around the world at the state-of-the-art Palm Beach County Convention Center, just minutes from the Palm Beach International Airport in Florida. Palm Beach County boasts a strong aerospace presence with over 600 aviation and aerospace companies, including Pratt & Whitney, Lockheed Martin and FlightSafety International, among others.

This is our first new location to be added to the Forum rotation in more than a decade, and a very exciting venue. The AHS South Florida Chapter, one of our most energetic and enthusiastic chapters, has worked hard to create a lively and memorable Forum.

There's plenty to see and do in West Palm Beach. Plan your visit to Forum 72 by visiting our travel page. Be sure to book your room at one of the excellent official Forum 72 hotels — not only are they the best mix of value and convenience, but you can help AHS defray some of the expense of hosting the Forum.

Thank you, and see you in West Palm Beach!


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