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!


Sunday, November 12, 2023

  • 1:00 p.m.Symposium Registration Opens
  • 2:00 p.m.Exhibit Hall Opens
  • 4:00 p.m.Breakout Sessions
  • 5:00 p.m.Informal Networking Hour

*Agenda subject to change.


Monday, November 13, 2023

  • 7:30 a.m.
    Symposium Registration and Exhibit Hall Open, Breakfast
  • 9:00 a.m.
    Opening General Session and Keynote
  • 10:45 a.m.
    Networking Break
  • 11:15 p.m.
    Breakout Session
  • 12:15 p.m.
  • 1:45 p.m.
    Breakout Session
  • 2:45 p.m.
    Networking Break
  • 3:00 p.m.
    General Session and Keynote
  • 4:00 p.m.

*Agenda subject to change.


Tuesday, November 14, 2023

  • 7:30 a.m.
    Symposium Registration and Exhibit Hall Open, Breakfast
  • 9:00 a.m.
    Breakout Session
  • 10:00 a.m.
    Networking Break
  • 10:15 a.m.
    Breakout Session
  • 11:15 a.m.
    Networking Break
  • 11:30 a.m.
    Breakout Session
  • 12:30 p.m.
    Lunch, Closing General Session, and Keynote
  • 3:30 p.m.
    Symposium Ends

*Agenda subject to change.

Hotel Information

Hyatt Regency Orlando Airport

Hyatt Regency Orlando Airport

9300 Jeff Fuqua Boulevard
Orlando, FL, 32827

Don't Miss Out. Book Your Room Today.

Hotel Registration is Open

AOPA has reserved a block of rooms at the Hyatt Regency Orlando Airport from November 11 through 15, 2023, at a special group rate. Make your reservations now to guarantee your room rate and before rooms sell out.

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



Special Disney Ticket Offer for Symposium Attendees!

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 advance purchase savings is 11/11/2023.

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Symposium Registration 

  • Admission Three Days of Activities and SessionsAdmission to the entire symposium and attendance to all education sessions, expanded exhibit hall, and networking opportunities.
  • Networking NetworkingThere are many opportunities to network with your peers from Sunday through Tuesday. Mingle with colleagues at our Monday evening reception in the exhibit hall.
  • MealsBreakfast and lunch are included on Monday and Tuesday of the symposium, and a happy hour is included on Monday evening!

CANCELLATION POLICY: All cancellations are required to be made in writing to [email protected] for any applicable refund to be processed. No refunds will be provided for cancellations received after October 11, 2023.

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!



Interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at this year's symposium?

You’ll find many opportunities in the 2023 You Can Fly High School Aviation STEM Symposium Prospectus.

Exhibitor Registration Now Open!

Reserve Your Booth
Contact Exhibit/Sponsorship Team


Presenting Sponsor


General Sponsors

California Aeronautical University Red Bird Flight

Military Sponsor

AOPA Foundation Sponsors

Williams International