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AOPA High School Aviation STEM Symposium

November 15-17, 2020
Hyatt Regency Orlando Airport | 9300 Jeff Fuqua Boulevard | Orlando, FL

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The 2020 AOPA High School Aviation STEM Symposium brings dedicated educators from around the nation to share insights, ideas, and best practices for starting, building, and extending aviation STEM programs.

The AOPA High School Aviation STEM Symposium is the ONLY high school event in the nation that specifically targets aviation and aerospace content.

The need for pilots, aerospace engineers, scientists, technologists, and technicians continues to grow. Industry forecasts project shortfalls in many of these fields.

The AOPA 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.

THIS YEAR’S EVENT INCLUDES:

  • Speakers EXPERT SPEAKERSLearn from experienced leaders in the aviation, aerospace, STEM, and career and technical education communities.
  • Sessions MORE BREAKOUT SESSIONSWith more than 15 sessions, customize your symposium experience for lasting impact.
  • Time TIME FOR YOUNumerous networking opportunities to talk with other passionate, mission-minded educators like you.
  • TOURSThis year's symposium features a behind-the-scenes tour of the Orlando International Airport on Sunday, Nov. 15 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
  • Explore EXPLOREIn addition to Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando, Magic Kingdom, and Epcot, you'll want to check out ICON Orlando, the Kennedy Space Center, the Orlando Museum of Art, Discovery Cove, and more.

Why Attend?

Learn from the experts in aviation education! Join us for exclusive behind-the-scenes tours, breakout sessions, keynote speakers, and networking opportunities.

The AOPA 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. We've provided breakout sessions designed to help you at various stages in building your aviation program, whether you're interested in starting an aviation program, adding aviation content to STEM classes, or enhancing an existing aviation initiative at your school.

The excitement about aviation education from participants at this symposium creates an energized atmosphere you'll find nowhere else!

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Agenda

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IMPORTANT NOTICE: The United Airlines’ security team requires everyone to check-in and depart from the DoubleTree by Hilton Denver Hotel on the shuttles provided by AOPA. There will be no parking available at the United Airlines Flight Training Center; however, there will be a shuttle running throughout the day (schedule provided below).

Sunday

Sunday, November 10, 2019

  • 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.U.S. Air Force Academy Tour
    Departing from DoubleTree by Hilton Denver
    (advance registration required)
  • 2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.Registration Open
    DoubleTree by Hilton Denver
  • 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.Exhibit Area Open
    DoubleTree by Hilton Denver

*Agenda subject to change.

Monday

Monday, November 11, 2019

*Agenda subject to change.

**Additional shuttles will depart from the DoubleTree by Hilton Denver every 20 minutes to go to the United Airlines Flight Training Center from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm on Monday, November 11.

Tuesday

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

*Agenda subject to change.

**Additional shuttles will depart from the DoubleTree by Hilton Denver every 20 minutes to go to the United Airlines Center from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 12.

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Hotel Information

REGISTER EARLY – ROOMS SELL QUICKLY!

AOPA has reserved a block of rooms at the Hyatt Regency Orlando Airport (9300 Jeff Fuqua Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32827) from November 14 through 18, 2020 at the group rate of $189 per night, per person.

The negotiated room rate will be available through Friday, October 16, or until the group block is sold out, whichever comes first.

We strongly recommend booking your room early as the block of rooms usually sells out quickly. Participants are responsible to book and pay for their own rooms.

To reserve your room today, please call the hotel at 877-803-7534 or 407-825-1234 and be sure to mention that your reservation is for G-AOPA in order to receive the special symposium rate.

Transportation Arrangements

Travel to the DoubleTree Denver by Hilton from Denver Airport

The University of Colorado A Line commuter train provides easy, affordable and reliable connections between Denver International Airport, the DoubleTree by Hilton Denver, and downtown Denver.

The DoubleTree Denver by Hilton provides complimentary shuttle service for those staying in its hotel to and from the Central Park Station from 4:30 a.m. - 12:30 a.m. daily. You can also contact the hotel at 303-321-3333 to request the shuttle when you arrive at the platform.

Click here for more information about the RTD rail system. Other modes of transportation are also available such as taxis, ride sharing, etc.

Travel to the United Airlines Flight Training Center

The symposium will be held at the United Airlines Flight Training Center on Monday, November 11, and Tuesday, November 12. Symposium registration will take place at the DoubleTree by Hilton Denver on Sunday, November 10, from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and on Monday, November 11 and Tuesday, November 12, from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.

Parking is NOT available at the United Airlines Flight Training Center for symposium attendees, speakers, sponsors, and exhibitors.

All participants are required to check in at the symposium registration area at the DoubleTree by Hilton Denver and ride the shuttle to and from the United Airlines Flight Training Center. Shuttles will run every 30 minutes between the two locations.

If you are not staying at the DoubleTree by Hilton Denver, you must still ride the shuttle departing from the DoubleTree.

Shuttle Schedule to and from the United Airlines Flight Training Center

Monday, November 11, 2019

7:45 – 8:45 a.m.
Shuttles will be running from the DoubleTree by Hilton Denver to the United Airlines Flight Training Center starting at 7:45 a.m. and ending at 8:45 a.m.

Arrive at the DoubleTree by Hilton Denver registration area no later than 8:30 a.m. to catch a shuttle to the symposium.

If you did not check-in or register for the symposium on Sunday, November 12, plan to arrive between 7:00 and 8:00 a.m. on Monday morning to do so.

9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Shuttles will depart from the DoubleTree by Hilton Denver every 30 minutes to go to the United Airlines Flight Training Center throughout the day.

4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Shuttles will make runs to the DoubleTree by Hilton Denver starting at 4:30 p.m. and ending at 5:30 p.m. Be in the departure area at the United Airlines Flight Training Center no later than 5:15 p.m. to go back to the hotel.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

7:45 – 8:45 a.m.
Shuttles will be running from the United Airlines Flight Training Center starting at 7:45 a.m. and ending at 8:45 a.m. Plan to arrive at the DoubleTree by Hilton Denver symposium registration area no later than 8:30 a.m. to catch a shuttle.

Do NOT bring luggage or large bags with you to the United Airlines Flight Training Center. Leave your large items either at your hotel or in your rental car.

9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Shuttles will depart from the DoubleTree by Hilton Denver every 30 minutes to go to the United Airlines Flight Training Center.

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Shuttles will make runs to the DoubleTree by Hilton Denver starting at 2:00 p.m. and ending at 3:00 p.m. Be in the departure area to go back to the hotel no later than 2:45 p.m.

Download the shuttle schedule here.

Symposium Registration

Registration Includes

  • Admission Three Days of Activities and SessionsAdmission to the entire symposium and attendance to all education sessions, exhibit area, and networking opportunities. The AFA tour is an additional cost.
  • Networking NetworkingThere are many opportunities to network with your peers from Sunday through Tuesday. Mingle with colleagues at our new Monday evening dinner reception, including cocktails and dinner stations.
  • MealsBreakfast and lunch are included on Monday and Tuesday of the symposium and a dinner reception is included on Monday evening!
  • EARLY BIRD PRICE
     
     
     
     
     
     

    $250

    Through Sept. 13

    Register Now
  • $300

    Beginning September 14

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 Monday, October 21, 2019.

Keynote Speakers

Eric Allison

Head of Elevate Uber
Technologies, Inc.
Tuesday, Nov. 12
12:45 - 1:45 p.m.
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Ricky Arnold

Astronaut, NASA
Tuesday, Nov. 12
9:00 - 10:15 a.m.
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Lt. Gen. Jacqueline D. Van Ovost

United States Air Force
Director of Staff, Headquarters
Monday, Nov. 11
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
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Bryan Quigley

United Airlines, Senior Vice President of Flight Operations
Monday, Nov. 11
9:00 - 10:15 a.m
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Speakers

Michael Goulian Headshot

Pilot Longname

Speaker of Fine Repute
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Some Otherfellow

Another Fine Speaker
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Sponsors / Exhibitors

Interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at this year’s symposium? We have many options for you! Check out our 2019 AOPA Symposium Prospectus and determine what might be a good fit for your organization.

To become a sponsor, please email us at [email protected]. To register as an exhibitor, click here. Space is limited, so register early to ensure your space.

Sponsors

Title Sponsor

United Airlines

Presenting Sponsor

Boeing

Major Sponsors

  • United States Airforce
  • American Airlines

Sponsors

  • Envoy Airlines
  • Kansas State University
  • Piedmont Airlines, Inc.
  • California Aeronautical University
  • LIFT Academy
  • Redbird Flight
  • Blue Sky

Exhibitors

  • American Airlines
  • Aviation Exploring
  • Azimuth Aerospace Solutions
  • Boeing
  • California Aeronautical University
  • Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus
  • LIFT Academy
  • Piedmont Airlines, Inc.
  • PSA Airlines
  • Redbird Flight Simulations
  • Southwest Airlines
  • Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology
  • United Airlines
  • United States Air Force
  • Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum