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2016 Electric Aircraft Symposium
Emerging Technologies – The Path to Early Market Opportunities

CAFE Foundation invites you to join your industry peers at our tenth Electric Aircraft Symposium on May 19th and 20th at the San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront.

What’s new in Green Flight? EAS is your opportunity to explore the latest in low-emission aviation. Experts from around the world will talk about the newest technologies in propulsion, airframe design and batteries, and explore the intersection of information integration, deep learning and aviation. This year’s conference will focus on early entry practical market opportunities in all-electric, hybrid, and autonomous flight, and will look at the technology, regulatory and market challenges that these efforts face.

Networking Opportunities. CAFE Foundation believes that collaborative efforts are key in order to push forward electric flight. EAS 2016 will bring together the people who are vital to this effort. Over the last ten years, EAS has become the conference for electric flight, drawing speakers and attendees from industry, government and academia worldwide. For two days, this is your chance to network and share information with your peers in this industry.

Displays and Reception at Maker Faire. This year CAFE will have an EAS exhibit and display area at Maker Faire Bay Area, which occurs on the weekend immediately after EAS. Maker Faire embodies the entrepreneurial spirit of Silicon Valley, and draws 150,000 people annually. EAS attendees are invited to join us for a private reception with Maker Faire VIPs and sponsors at the CAFE EAS exhibit area on Friday afternoon after the close of our conference.

EAS 2016 Speakers and Exhibitors


For information or assistance, please contact the EAS 2016 Coordinator, Yolanka Wulff, at or +1.707.656.2233.



The 2014 CAFE Electric Aircraft Symposium was an incredible meeting of experts and thought-leaders in the areas of electric- and sustainable-aviation. Dr. Qichao Hu of MIT presented a multi-fold advance in energy storage density, Dr. Ajay Misra of NASA presented super-magnets made by nano-technology and Dr. Gecheng Zha of Univ. of Miami presented high-efficiency forward swept ePropellers.

EAS VIII Program

CAFE 2012 Electric Aircraft Symposium VI

The 6th Annual CAFE Electric Aircraft Symposium was held April 27, 28, 2012 at the Flamingo Resort & Spa in Santa Rosa, California. 2012 EAS VI again confirmed an outstanding faculty that included the winner of the Green Flight Challenge, debut of the first electric LSAs, breakthroughs from leading battery makers, the world electric speed record and the latest on prop and wheel motors, controllers, UAV flight and ultra-quiet lift-off. This meeting’s focused on the best hardware. CAFE debuted the Green Flight Challenge Program at 2012 EAS VI.

Please check out the outstanding program from 2012 EAS VI

Electric Aircraft Research & Advocacy

In 2007 CAFE organized the First-Ever Electric Aircraft Symposium (EAS) in San Francisco. Burgeoning interest and technologic advances in electric propulsion, along with energy and climate issues, have spurred the EAS to double in size each year. Each year, its outstanding faculty from industry, NASA and academia have presented a comprehensive program for advancing electric flight. EAS IV is scheduled for April 23, 2010 in Sonoma County, and is already slated to include the latest in e-Flight breakthroughs.

The 2011 CAFE Green Flight Challenge will bring forth the actual implementation of EAS ideas into real personal aircraft. Several sophisticated teams are now preparing to compete with electric powered and hybrid aircraft.




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