AOPA Foundation High School Aviation STEM Symposium

November 12-14, 2023
Hyatt Regency Orlando Airport | 9300 Jeff Fuqua Boulevard | Orlando, FL




Each year, the 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.

This is the ONLY high school symposium 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 an excellent opportunity for educators and administrators to discover how they can prepare students for success in these exciting and well-paying careers.

Why Attend?

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 your school.

Attendance Justification Letter Template



Download the 2022 Symposium Program to get an idea of what our symposium is all about!

Hotel Information

The Peabody Memphis

Hyatt Regency Orlando Airport

9300 Jeff Fuqua Boulevard
Orlando, FL, 32827

Details coming soon!


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Symposium Registration 

Registration information coming soon.

COVID-19 Safety

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!



Many Thanks to Our 2022 Sponsors and Exhibitors!


Title Sponsor


Presenting Sponsor


General Sponsors

Blue Sky California Aeronautical University


Military Sponsor

AOPA Foundation Sponsors

Williams International


Our exhibitors include:

  • ARCS Aviation
  • Aviation Supplies & Academics, Inc.
  • Austin Peay State University
  • Boeing
  • Bytespeed
  • California Aeronautical University
  • Civil Air Patrol
  • EAA Aeroeducate/Young Eagles
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Endeavor Air
  • FedEx Express
  • Gleim Publications
  • Honeycomb Aeronautical
  • Jet Access
  • Kansas State University
  • King Schools
  • LIFT Academy
  • Newton America
  • Redbird Flight Simulations
  • SimBird by Montauk Systems
  • SkyWest Airlines Inc.
  • Southwest Airlines
  • Sporty's
  • STEM Flights
  • True Course Simulation
  • University Aviation Association
  • United States Air Force
  • UND Aerospace
  • United Aviate Academy
  • Unmanned Safety Institute
  • Western Michigan University