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2024 AIAA Rocky Mountain Section Awards Banquet
2024 AIAA Rocky Mountain Section Awards Banquet

Thu, Apr 25



2024 AIAA Rocky Mountain Section Awards Banquet

Recognizing outstanding individuals contributing to the Rocky Mountain Aerospace Community - Featuring Dr. Alberto Conti, BAE Systems, VP & GM Civil Space & former James Webb Space Telescope Innovation Scientist.

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Time & Location

Apr 25, 2024, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM MDT

Denver, 1190 Auraria Pkwy, Denver, CO 80204, USA


About The Event

Join us for an evening of AIAA RMS awards presentation for outstanding contributions to aerospace engineering, public service, and education!

When: April 25, 5:30-8:00 pm MDT

Where: Metropolitan State University SpringHill Suites (

1190 Auraria Parkway | Denver, CO 80204

Keynote speaker: Dr. Alberto Conti

Dr. Alberto Conti is vice president and general manager of the Civil Space strategic business unit within the Space Systems organization for BAE Systems, Inc. Space & Mission Systems sector. Conti is responsible for the portfolio of civil space systems that span across all science fields, operational weather and Earth observation, as well as advanced technologies development objectives.

Most recently, Conti was the director of new business and innovative solutions for Civil Space at Ball Aerospace, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ball Corporation that was acquired by BAE Systems, Inc. In this role, he was responsible for managing new business activities for NASA, NOAA, and other civilian U.S. government agencies as well as for academia and other science organizations.

Previously, Conti served as the innovation manager for Civil Space at Northrop Grumman. He also served as the James Webb Space Telescope (Webb) innovation scientist at the Space Telescope Science Institute, which is the current science operations center for the Hubble Space Telescope and the current science and mission operations center for Webb. He served as the Hubble Space Telescope chief engineer for data management, the development manager for the Community Missions Office, and the project manager for the data archive of the Galaxy Evolution Explorer space mission.

Parking Options

Springhill Suites Denver Downtown at MSU Denver provides valet parking for all vehicles managed by ProPark. Selfparking is not available. There is a parking charge of $45.00 for overnight parking, and $25 for 0-8 hours.

Other Auraria Campus Parking Lots and Garages: A $15 Nights and Weekends rate is charged for Auraria Campus parking lots and garages for vehicles that are not registered. *Please note: The Tivoli Garage Nights and Weekend Rate is $20. 

Nights and Weekends rates are in effect: Monday– Thursday: when parking after 5 p.m.

You can pay for parking with the free ParkMobile App.

SpringHill Lodging Group Rate:

AIAA Dinner

Last Day to Book: Thursday, April 11, 2024

Hotel(s) offering your special group rate:

  • SpringHill Suites Denver Downtown for $199 USD per night

To access the rate, please click this link: Book your group rate for AIAA Dinner


  • 5:30-6:15: Cash bar
  • 6:15-7:00: Dinner
  • 7:00-7:30: Keynote speaker
  • 7:30-800: Awards presentation

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