2020 Ohio Air Mobility Symposium

Thank you for attending the Inaugural Urban Air Mobility Symposium! With over 194 attendees representing academia, government, and industry, the event was a major success and looks to be a catalyst for the future of aerial mobility in the State of Ohio. Please revisit the conversations and keynotes from the event with the YouTube playlist below!


Ohio has a storied history in aviation and aerospace, and today remains a vibrant hub for this critical industry.  Our last event invited stakeholders spanning government, industry, and academia on Thursday February 27th, 2020 at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, to explore Ohio’s opportunity and role in advancing Urban Air Mobility.

The day-long symposium featured panels and speakers, addressing various elements of the complex Urban Air Mobility (UAM) ecosystem, including:

  • Defining UAM and its specific use cases
  • Vehicle design, enabling technologies, and certification
  • Operational challenges: airspace integration, cyber-security, and traffic management
  • Infrastructure: planning, zoning, and financing (with Public-Private Partnerships)
  • Leveraging Ohio’s research, testing, manufacturing, and early use cases for UAM

There will be plenty of opportunities for networking throughout the event, such as our lunch and post-event reception. Guests are also encouraged to reach out to the event organizing entities to schedule follow up discussions and/or site visits to tour Ohio’s capability centers such as university research labs and the Ohio UAS Center.