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AOPA High School Aviation STEM Symposium

Hosted by UPS

November 5-6, 2018
Louisville Marriott Downtown
Louisville, KY

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About

The AOPA 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.

Now in its fourth year, the AOPA High School Aviation STEM Symposium is the ONLY high school event in the nation that specifically targets aviation and aerospace content.

The world will continue to need pilots, aerospace engineers, scientists, technologists, and technicians as we progress into the 21st century. Let’s work together to prepare students for success with 21st-century skills!

THIS YEAR’S EVENT INCLUDES

  • EXPERT SPEAKERSLearn from leading edge pioneers in aviation, STEM, and career and technical education communities.
  • MORE BREAKOUT SESSIONSWith more than 15 sessions, customize your symposium experience for lasting impact.
  • TIME FOR YOUNumerous networking opportunities to talk with other passionate, mission-minded educators like you.
  • TOURSNumerous networking opportunities to talk with other passionate, mission-minded educators like you.
  • EXPLOREThere’s lots to see and do, including Churchill Downs, the Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory, the Muhammad Ali Center, the Kentucky Science Center, and more!

Why Attend?

Come learn from experts in aerospace and aviation education, including industry-leading keynotes Gwynne Shotwell, President and Chief Operating Officer of SpaceX and Captain Houston Mills, UPS Global Aviation Strategy and Public Policy Director. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear the latest news from one of the most exciting aerospace companies!

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 multiple areas including education and the aviation industry. They will share lessons learned and provide fresh ideas to take back to your classrooms. We’ve added more time for breakout sessions that extend from starting an aviation program all the way to building a flight training program.

The excitement about aviation education from participants at this symposium creates an energized atmosphere you’ll find nowhere else! Join us for two days of breakout sessions, tours of the UPS pilot training facility, Worldport® hub, and UPS Maintenance Hangar – plus, networking opportunities you won’t want to miss.

  • EXPERT SPEAKERS

    This year’s event features an excellent opportunity to learn from Gwynne Shotwell, President and COO of SpaceX and Captain Houston Mills, UPS Global Aviation Strategy and Public Policy Director.

  • MORE BREAKOUT SESSIONS

    We’ll focus on topics such as integrating aviation into STEM classes, fostering partnerships, learning how to start an aviation program, and integrating AOPA’s free aviation STEM curriculum into your school.

    Learn more

  • EXPANDED EXHIBIT AREA

    Last year’s exhibits were a big success, so we’re adding more exhibitors this year including collegiate aviation programs, industry, and vendors who have materials and supplies to equip your school’s aviation.

  • TIME TO CONNECT

    Great networking opportunities with fellow participants, including educators, administrators, university faculty, and industry leaders.

  • TAKE A TOUR

    Choose one of three exciting tours to learn more about the inner workings of UPS. Get a unique tour of UPS’s Worldport® hub, its largest air facility, processing 5 million packages a day. The tour of UPS’s pilot training center will include an opportunity to fly an Airbus or Boeing simulator. And, the UPS Maintenance Hangar tour will offer a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to maintain UPS’s fleet of over 240 aircraft and keep the airline running smoothly. These experiences are not available to the general public.

    Some tours have already sold out, so register soon to secure your spot.

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Agenda

  • Monday
  • Tuesday

Monday, November 5, 2018

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

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*Agenda subject to change.

 

Tours

  • Sunday
  • Monday

Sunday, November 4, 2018

  • 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.UPS Pilot Training Center Tour   (SOLD OUT)
  • 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.UPS Pilot Training Center Tour   (SOLD OUT)
  • 3:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.UPS Pilot Training Center Tour   (SOLD OUT)
  • 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.UPS Pilot Training Center Tour   (SOLD OUT)

Monday, November 5, 2018

  • 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.UPS Maintenance Hangar Tour   (SOLD OUT)
  • 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.UPS Maintenance Hangar Tour   (SOLD OUT)
  • 11:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.UPS Worldport® Tour   (SOLD OUT)

SPACE IS LIMITED!

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Where to Stay

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Louisville Marriott Downtown

280 W Jefferson St
Louisville, KY 40202

SOLD OUT

ADDITIONAL HOTELS IN THE AREA

Aloft Louisville Downtown
102 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202
Rate $179/night

Fairfield Inn & Suites
100 E Jefferson St, Louisville, KY 40202
Rate $133/night

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Louisville
800 W Market St, Louisville, KY 40202
Rate $125/night

Symposium Registration

Registration Includes

  • Two-Days Packed with SessionsAdmission to the entire symposium and attendance to all education sessions, networking opportunities, an exclusive tour of the UPS pilot training facility, UPS Worldport ® hub, or the UPS Maintenance Hangar. Tours are limited, so be sure to register early.
  • Evening ReceptionMingle and network with colleagues and meet new people at our Monday evening reception, including cocktails and light hors d’oeuvres. Sponsored by American Airlines.
  • MealsBreakfast and lunch are included on both days of the symposium!
 
  • EARLY BIRD PRICE
     
     
     
     
     
     

    $240

    Through Sept. 21

  • $280

    After Sept. 21

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SPACE IS LIMITED!

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Many Thanks to Our Sponsors

Host Sponsor

UPS
American Airlines
  • United
  • USAF
  • KAIC
  • ERAU
  • Redbird

  • California Aeronautical University
  • BlueSky

Exhibitors

CANCELLATION POLICY: All cancellations are required to be made in writing to [email protected] prior to October 15, 2018 for refunds to be processed. Refunds will not be provided for cancellations received after October 15, 2018.