International Symposium
on Urban Air Mobility

Date: Monday, November 30 - Tuesday, December 01

Venue : Live through Zoom and Youtube

Welcome Message

It is a great pleasure to invite you to the International Symposium on Urban Air Mobility at KAIST. In the recent years, the definition of air travel has been reinvented and is on the brink of starting a new era for extending the current ground-based transportation in the metropolitan area to AIR. Adding this third dimension to the transportation system is comparable to a “quantum leap” in the way we will travel in the urban area.

In June 2020, the Korean government announced a road map to embark a commercial service between Incheon airport and Yeoui island by 2025. However, there are various challenges related to the engineering aspects of the UAM designs and service, as well as enabling the policies to facilitate the infrastructure development. As such, we are gathering the community to share your vision and challenges.

As a leading technology hub of Korea, the department of Aerospace Engineering and the graduate school of Green Transportation of KAIST have invited government officials, industrial experts, and researchers to participate the International Symposium on Urban Air Mobility. We hope that the symposium will help to accelerate a successful launch of the commercial service, and highlight the ongoing UAM developments within and outside of Korea.

Organizing chair Sang Bong Lee & organizing co-chair Jinwoo Lee

Sang Bong Lee

Jinwoo Lee

Korean Government

Na, Jinhang (나진항)

Korean Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport

Park, Yujoon (박유준)

Korean Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport

Domestic Agencies

Hwang, Chang-Jeon (황창전)

Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI)

Kim, Myeong-Hyeon (김명현)

Korea Transport Institute (KOTI)

Choi, Seong-Wook (최성욱)

Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI)

Global Agencies

Starr Ginn


Christian Eschmann


Domestic Industry

Lee, Jung-Hyeon (이중현)

Hyundai Motors

Lee, Kwang-Byeong (이광병)

Hanwha Systems

Global Industry

Derek Cheng


Ian Villa


Jia Xu


Conrad Tann


* The official language of this symposium is English. For talks which are delivered in Korean, English translation will be provided.

(이번 심포지엄의 공용어는 영어입니다. 한국말로 발표되는 내용에 대해서는 실시간 통역이 제공될 예정입니다.)