51st Annual West Coast Symposium - Call for Papers & Hotel Info

                 The Society of Experimental Test Pilots

                 51st Annual West Coast Symposium
San Diego, California



We are moving forward with plans to hold the 51st Annual West Coast Symposium in person,  19-20 March 2021 at The Catamaran Resort Hotel & Spa, 3999 Mission Boulevard, San Diego, California.  In the coming few months, if the situation dictates, we may very well convert to a virtual symposium much like the 2020 Annual Symposium (and of course will notify all of the change) but in either case, we need the excellent technical presentations which are the core of every SETP symposium.  This year's Symposium Chairman is William Koyama (AF), Lockheed Martin.

This is an official call for papers.  Each technical presentation selected is given a 30-minute slot, which includes time for any questions/discussion from the audience.  No proceedings are published for this Symposium, therefore formal written papers are not required.  We would like to encourage all of you, from Provisional Associate Members/TPS Students to Fellows, to consider a submission. We look forward to having a strong and diverse crowd involved amongst the presentations.

Those interested in presenting should submit an abstract by 5 February 2021 to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


The registration site will be available soon. 

The Symposium Technical Session will begin on Friday, 19 March at 1pm.  On 20 March there will be a half day Technical Session ending with a Luncheon followed by the Banquet that evening.



Click HERE to make your room reservations or call the toll-free reservations line at 1-800-422-8386.  The special group rate has been reserved for a limited time until 15 February 2021 or until the block is sold out, whichever comes first.