Lindbergh Foundation To Hold Innovation Forum


The Lindbergh Foundation will be holding its first Innovation Forum featuring talks by industry innovators at AirVenture 2018. Topics include artificial intelligence, additive manufacturing, electric flight and autonomous aircraft. Each of the nine presenters will give a 12-minute talk, with question-and-answer sessions and lunch to follow. The talks, along with longer interviews with each presenter, will be posted on the Lindbergh Foundation website after the event.

The forum will take place from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Tuesday, July 24, at the EAA Aviation Gateway Park forums tent. The foundation hopes that this will be the first in a series of similar forums to be held at airshows and events around the world. Lindbergh Foundation Chairman John Petersen shared further details about the development and future plans for the forum with AVweb in an exclusive podcast.

The Lindbergh Foundation was founded by Neil Armstrong, General James Doolittle, Sir Edmund Hillary and other friends of Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh in 1977. The nonprofit organization works to support projects that balance technological innovation, flight and the environment.