San Francisco 2019

23 and 24 september
grand hyatt, san francisco, us

What is Revolution.Aero?

Where the people reshaping, rethinking and revolutionising business and personal aviation meet.

The event brings together new start-ups disrupting the market with companies that have been leading the industry for decades. It will help investors, analysts, journalists and other opinion formers understand this uniquely regulated industry and help regulators plot the future.

To register interest as a speaker, an attendee or as a partner please email for more information.

“The best conference I have ever attended when it comes to technology and innovation in aviation”


 Event Partners

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Lead Sponsor

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Is your startup looking to revolutionise aviation? Have you found a solution to a problem facing aviation companies or customers? is an opportunity to get your startup in front of potential investors, partners and customers. 

As well as receiving unique validation from industry insiders, investors and other market experts, our partners can also provide investment, mentoring and introductions.

A shortlisted selection of five or six companies will be invited to pitch live from the stage. They will then receive comments from the judges and be voted for by the audience.

There is no fee to participate in the - in fact all entrants receive one free pass. 

If you would like to nominate your company for any category or pitch your startup please email 2019 - San Francisco

Awarded to any revolutionary concept from a company that has not raised more than $5 million or has had a product in the market for less than 12 months 





With a mixture of 15 minute (TED-style) presentations and in-depth panels, Revolution.Aero San Francisco will bring you new insights you can use. 

There will also be lots of opportunities for you to shape the debate with live and electronic Q&A at the end of each session - as well interactive polling and the opportunity to post anonymous comments. You do not just sit and listen, you lead the content.

All attendees will also vote for the winners during Pitch@Revolution.Aero 

If you are interested in speaking please email:


Topics being planned for san Francisco 2019 include:

How the inability to raise capital could hold the revolution back

How soon will Fixed Wing Electric become reality?
Will passenger flight happen before freight?

Building a fixed-wing (business) model
What will carriers consider?
What are the challenges?

The bizjet tech arms race
Changing the industry from the inside
Is there enough data for one company

Why electric aircraft are the future of flight training
The pilot challenge
Why training fits electricity

How do you forecast a market that does not exist?
What industries can you compare VTOL to?
Regulation and other black swans?

Aviation Title: from handwritten documents to Blockchain
Aircraft title vs property title issues
How do you get stakeholder buy in?

How hard is building aircraft
Delivering on promises
Building profitably

Why certification is just one hurdle: Operating innovative aircraft
How does flying work today - Part 135 & Part 91 for beginners
How to make sure regulators can keep up with new aircraft and business models
Starting the dialogue early – what worries regulators

Pushing tin – why air traffic control is the key
Will airspace just become as congested as roads?
Keeping the busy skies safe

Keeping leadership in disruptive times
Are airlines and OEMs the right organisations to disrupt aviation?
Can large organisations pivot?
Is aviation biased towards larger organisations?

Working with regulators
Why aviation is different
Managing disruption

Automakers versus planemakers?
Who is better positioned to sell flying cars?
Collaborations versus going solo

The UAV Goldrush
Who will make the money?
How fast can the sector grow?

Rethinking aviation debt
Can commercial aircraft leasing keep growing?
Is ownership outdated?
Can technology change aircraft finance?


Confirmed speakers

Jim Adler

Founding Managing Director
Toyota AI Ventres

George Bye

Bye Aerospace

roei ganzarski


Tom Hsieh

FLOAT Shuttle

Armando Antonini


Dave Chaimson

VP, Marketing & Business Development
Experimental Aircraft Association

Edward Gross

Vedder Price

gwen lighter


Kirsten bartok

Managing Partner

Dean Donovan

Managing Director
DiamondStream Partners

Clay Healey

AIC Title Service

Michele Merkle


Sam Bousfield

Samson Sky

Ronald epstein

Managing Director
Bank of America Merrill Lynch

David Hernandez

Vedder Price

david norton


doug reinart

Porsche Consulting

john stack

Managing Director, Head of US Aerospace & Defense
Canaccord Genuity

dean roberts

Market Analysis Executive
Rolls-Royce North America

Tobias Strobl

Strategy Designer
Business Models Inc.

joseph segura-conn

Hoversurf Inc.

sacha wetzel


angela shi

Ventures Associate
Plug & Play Tech Center

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If you are involved in covering aviation, technology, travel or urban mobility we would love to talk. Revolution.Aero is an opportunity to hear from and meet with people shaping the future of aviation. 

If you would like a media pass please contact: 

Rebecca Hawkins
Head of Marketing
DD: +44 1737 844 383




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