The 2021 AOPA Foundation High School Aviation STEM Symposium brings dedicated educators from around the nation for two full days of sharing insights, ideas, and best practices for starting and building aviation STEM programs.
The AOPA Foundation High School Aviation STEM Symposium is the ONLY high school event in the nation that specifically targets aviation and aerospace content.
Pilots, drone operators, aerospace engineers, scientists, technologists, and technicians will always be in demand. Despite the impact of the pandemic, forecasts continue to project shortfalls over the next twenty years as a result of an aging workforce. The AOPA Foundation High School Aviation STEM Symposium is a great opportunity for educators and administrators to discover how they can prepare students for success in these exciting and well-paying careers.
Come learn from the experts in aviation education. Join us for two full days of breakout sessions, industry tours, and networking opportunities you will not want to miss.
The AOPA Foundation High School Aviation STEM Symposium is your chance to get to know the leaders in the field. Our speakers come with a wealth of experience in education, aviation, aerospace, and more. They will share lessons learned and provide fresh ideas to take back to your classrooms. Breakout sessions are designed to help you get the most out of your experience, whether you’re interested in starting an aviation program, adding aviation content to STEM classes, or enhancing an existing aviation initiative at you school.
The excitement about aviation education from participants at this symposium creates an energized atmosphere you won’t find anywhere else!
*Agenda subject to change.
*Agenda subject to change.
*Agenda subject to change.
Hotel Registration Now Open
AOPA has reserved a block of rooms at the Hyatt Regency Orlando Airport (9300 Jeff Fuqua Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32827) from November 13 through 17, 2021 at a special group rate. Make your reservations now to guarantee your room rate.
Please note: The Hyatt Regency Orlando Airport is conveniently located within the Orlando International Airport (MCO). Ground transportation will not be required if you choose to stay at the symposium hotel and fly into MCO.Hotel Registration
To purchase specially priced Disney Meeting/Convention Theme Park tickets, please call 407-566-5600 or CLICK HERE. Tickets are valid 7 days pre, during, and 7 days post meeting dates. Please note the cut-off date for advanced purchase savings is November 14, 2021.
Information about pre-conference tours will be available soon.
Through Sept. 15
Beginning September 15
CANCELLATION POLICY: All cancellations are required to be made in writing for any applicable refund to be processed. No refund will be provided for cancellations received after Friday, October 15, 2021.
Do you have a great idea for a Symposium breakout session or a compelling story to share with Symposium attendees?
Contact us at [email protected].
Speaker information will be updated as details become available - check back periodically.
The AOPA Foundation is actively monitoring the incidence of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). We have been asked how COVID-19 may impact the upcoming AOPA Foundation High School STEM Symposium. The AOPA Foundation will meet or exceed all local, state, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) requirements regarding large gatherings and preventing the spread of COVID-19.
At this time, our upcoming AOPA Foundation High School STEM Symposium will take place as planned, in person and virtually. If you are sick or feel you are getting sick, we ask that you please stay home. The CDC recommends that people in high-risk groups consult with their healthcare provider about attending any large gathering. If you decide not to attend in person, we encourage you to attend virtually!
Interested in sponsoring this year's symposium? You'll find many opportunities in the 2021 AOPA H.S. Aviation STEM Symposium Prospectus. Exhibitor registration now open.
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