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ASCEND — Online, for everyone


ASCEND's Full Virtual Experience

Full access to all ASCEND programming

All Macro-level presentations

90 Micro-level technical sessions

Virtual networking breakfasts with intentional topics to facilitate a dynamic conversation

Subscription to the ASCEND online platform, including on-demand video archives

Access to the ASCENDxSeries, including ASCENDxWebinars and ASCENDxSummits

30 interactive co-lab workshops

5 Hours of virtual business exchange meetings

Live forum for Q&A with the speakers

Access to scheduled live chat sessions with speakers for on-demand sessions

ASCEND 2020 final report

Early access to discounted registration for 2021

Program subject to change. AIAA reserves the right to modify the program.


ASCEND's Free Public Access Pass

Are you part of the science interested public? Get a taste of ASCEND with public access registration. View limited sessions from our unique program and access to the Engagement Zone. Full session details to come.

In order to get the full benefits of ASCEND like access to the technical sessions, you’ll need to register for the full event.

All Macro-level presentations

6 STEAM Education Sessions (View here)


5 Hours of virtual business exchange meetings

Stay in orbit

Like all launches, we’re moving fast, and we want to take you along for the ride. Be the first to know about program updates, new speakers, promotions, and more.

  • Registration Support
  • Cancellation Policy
  • Press Pass
  • AIAA Membership and Rate Details

Due to the closing of all nonessential businesses in the State of Maryland, AIAA/Experient is unable to access the company building to receive and process registrations being faxed or mailed to our facility. To complete your ASCEND registration, please register online.

All credit card and wire transfer transactions must be completed on the ASCEND website. Select “Register Now” on the event website to access the secure online registration form. AIAA/Experient regrettably is not able to accept any check payments until further notice. Our customer service representatives cannot process credit card information over the telephone.

For registration questions please contact our Customer Service Representatives at 800.310.7554 during office hours from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday through Friday.

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) is closely monitoring recommendations and guidance from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) about the coronavirus, now known as COVID-19. The World Health Organization declared a global health emergency on 30 January 2020.

AIAA is committed to the health and safety of all attendees at AIAA forums and events and the public at large. On 10 June, AIAA announced that, All Scheduled 2020 AIAA Events Will Be Fully Virtual.”

We encourage everyone to follow the coronavirus safety guidelines set out by the WHO and CDC.

Cancellations must be in writing and received no later than the following dates in order to receive a refund:

  • For cancellations received by 15 September, registrants will be charged a $25 processing fee.
  • For cancellations received between 16 September and 31 October 2020, registrants will be charged a $50 processing fee.

Registrants who cancel after 1 November 2020 or fail to attend the events will forfeit the entire fee(s).

AIAA has reserved a limited quantity of passes for credentialed members of the media whose primary responsibility is the coverage of the aerospace industry. Learn more here.

Limited Time Offer


Offer expires 7 August 2020.

AIAA e-Members and Non-Members


Become an e-Member (free)

AIAA Professional Members


Become a Professional Member to qualify ($125/year)

AIAA Young Professionals


Must be under 35 with fewer than 10 yrs experience to qualify

AIAA K-12 Educator Members


Become an Educator Member to qualify (free)

AIAA Student Members


Become a Student Member to qualify ($15/year)

AIAA Retired Professional Members


Become a Retired Professional Member to qualify ($62.50/year)

AIAA and ASCEND are 899 Compliant