67th Annual Symposium & Banquet

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67th Annual Symposium & Banquet - Hotel Reservation Info

THE SOCIETY OF EXPERIMENTAL TEST PILOTS - 67th SYMPOSIUM & BANQUET

The Grand Californian Hotel - Anaheim, California
27-30 September 2023

 

Hotel reservations are now being accepted for SETP's Annual Symposium & Banquet!  We recommend that you book a room early to ensure you receive the group rate, even if you are uncertain of your attendance.  You can always cancel the room if necessary (please review the hotel cancellation policy).  The last day to book a room at the group rate is 5 September 2023 unless the block sells out prior to this date, then prevailing rates may apply.  Rooms are subject to availability.  You can book your room using the reservation links below or by calling 714-520-5005 Monday-Friday from 8am-5pmPDT.

To book a room at the group rate for the main block at either The Grand Californian Hotel or The Disneyland Hotel, please click HERE.  This year, the Society does not have a group rate at The Paradise Pier Hotel due to contstruction that will take place at this hotel.  However, we do have a block arranged at the Disneyland Hotel at a reduced rate.

This year's government rate block will be located at the Disneyland Hotel.  This is the only hotel where you can receive the government rate.  Please use this link HERE to book your room at this rate if you are active duty military, DoD personnel or a U.S. Federal Gov't employee.  The appropriate I.D. for government rate rooms will be required at the time of check-in.  

PLEASE NOTE: The government rooms are limited and need to be available to those who qualify.  You are not eligible for this room rate because you are retired military or because your company has a federal contract. The SETP Staff will review the rooming list at the gov't rate and you will be contacted for verification if we see that you booked a room at this rate and we believe you do not qualify.  Many of our active-duty attendees end up not being able to book at the gov't rate due to others booking rooms incorrectly.

More information on the events and the registration site will be available towards the end of June.  An email will be sent to the membership once the site is open to register.

See the Call for Papers article to the right for the latest updates and information on submitting an abstract.  The deadline to submit an abstract is 5 July 2023.

If you have any questions, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  We hope to see you in Anaheim to share our lessons learned within the flight test industry!

 

Symposium Registration will open at the end of June.

 

Preliminary Schedule

Wednesday, 27 September:

Time TBD – Technical Tour – Location TBD

6:30pm – 8pm – Welcome Reception in the Sequoia Foyer of the Grand Californian Hotel

Thursday, 28 September:

8am – Technical Sessions Begin in Sequoia Ballroom of the Grand Californian Hotel

9am – Spouse’s Event

7pm – Networking Dinner – Adventure Lawn at Disneyland Hotel

Friday, 29 September:

8am – Technical Sessions Begin in Sequoia Ballroom of the Grand Californian Hotel

12:30pm – Luncheon with Guest Speaker in Sequoia Ballroom of the Grand Californian Hotel

6:30pm – President’s Dinner for SETP Corporate CEOs

8pm – Networking Event in Sequoia Foyer/Ballroom of the Grand Californian Hotel

Saturday, 30 September:

8am – Technical Sessions Begin in Sequoia Ballroom of the Grand Californian Hotel

12pm – SETP Annual Business Meeting for SETP Members in Sequoia Ballroom of the Grand Californian Hotel

5:30pm – Awards Banquet in Sequoia Ballroom of the Grand Californian Hotel

10pm – New President’s Networking Reception in the Sequoia Foyer of the Grand Californian Hotel

67th Annual Symposium & Banquet - Call for Papers

THE SOCIETY OF EXPERIMENTAL TEST PILOTS - 67th SYMPOSIUM & BANQUET

The Grand Californian Hotel - Anaheim, California
27-30 September 2023

CALL FOR PAPERS

Since 1957, professionals in the international flight test community have gathered with friends and colleagues at the annual “S&B” to discuss new and emerging concepts and share lessons learned in the pursuit of enhanced flight test safety, effectiveness, and efficiency. The foundation for this interchange is built on technical presentations from SETP members and the flight test community at large.

Regardless of how long you have been involved in flight test, you have the potential to enlighten this symposium and our community. Whether you have accomplished something great, or perhaps feel as though you ought to have done better, you surely have some lessons that can educate your fellow flight test professionals.

Your lessons-learned give Symposium attendees the benefit of your experiences and ensure that future testers in your organization—and beyond—will not have to re-learn your lessons. The importance of being agents of change for the better in our organizations cannot be understated. Don’t neglect reporting how you turned your lessons into lasting change.

Presentations for the 2023 Symposium will be selected based on their technical strength and potential to educate and enlighten attendees. Tailor your submission to provide value to a diverse international audience. Each technical presentation selected is given a 30-minute slot, including 25 minutes for the technical presentation and 5 minutes for questions from the audience.  

Presenters are eligible for one of three different awards.

  • The η "Eta" Award recognizes the best presentation that demonstrates how new or refined test techniques, imaginative data collection and processing, or novel approaches resulted in better test execution.
  • The Javier Arango Memorial Award recognizes presenters who share Javier’s passion for aviation history and the connection between pilot and aircraft. The award is given to the best presentation that focuses on aviation history or the human-machine interface.
  • The Ray E. Tenhoff Award, one of only three awards established in the SETP Constitution, was enacted in 1962 to recognize the best all-around presentation of a paper at the Annual Symposium. Submission of a written manuscript will be required to be eligible for the Tenhoff Award.

Although only required for Tenhoff Award eligibility, manuscripts will be gratefully accepted. A written paper is the most effective method for documenting and disseminating original and important information; written lessons are much more likely to be passed along within our organizations and community. For Tenhoff eligibility a completed manuscript, releasable to the SETP membership, must be submitted no less than 24 hours prior to the opening of the Symposium. Manuscripts received after this deadline will still be published online; however, these will not be considered for Tenhoff Award eligibility.

PLEASE NOTE:  PRESENTATIONS MUST BE TECHNICALLY ORIENTED, NOT SALES ORIENTED.  AVOID DIRECT REFERENCE TO COMPETING SYSTEMS. PRESENTATIONS THAT VIOLATE THIS GUIDANCE WILL NOT BE PUBLISHED OR DISSEMINATED.

Presentation abstracts for the 67th S&B may be submitted by following the instructions at the link HERE. Abstracts should be approximately 150 words with titles ten words or less. Your abstract should focus on the key points of your presentation and the most important lessons learned. The deadline for abstract submission is 5 July 2023.

 

Symposium Registration will open at the end of June.