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2019 United Airlines AOPA High School Aviation STEM Symposium

Presented by Boeing

November 10-12, 2019
United Airlines Flight Training Center | 7500 E 35th Ave. | Denver, CO
DoubleTree by Hilton Denver | 3203 Quebec St. | Denver, CO

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The 2019 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.

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 leading edge pioneers in aviation, 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.
  • TOURSNumerous networking opportunities to talk with other passionate, mission-minded educators like you.
  • Explore 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?

Learn from the experts in aviation education! Join us for two full days of breakout sessions, keynote speakers, and networking opportunities. This year’s symposium will feature Eric Allison, Head of Elevate, Uber Technologies, Inc. You will not want to miss this exciting session on the future of urban ridesharing in the sky at the end of the day on Tuesday!

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!

  • EXPERT SPEAKERS

    Hear from leaders in the STEM education community and the aviation industry, including keynote speakers Ricky Arnold, Astronaut, NASA (invited); Bryan Quigley, Senior Vice President of Flight Operations, United Airlines; Eric Allison, Head of Elevate, Uber Technologies; and Lt General Jacqueline Van Ovost, United States Air Force.

  • MORE BREAKOUT SESSIONS

    We'll focus on topics such as how to pitch an aviation program to your administration, partnering with a flight school, how to build your aviation understanding, collegiate aviation options, and bringing AOPA's free aviation STEM curriculum to your school.

  • EXPANDED EXHIBIT AREA

    We know our attendees love exhibits so we’re expanding the exhibit area this year to include additional industry experts, collegiate aviation programs, and more. Plus, there will be a dedicated time on Sunday evening and a new dinner reception on Monday evening to explore the exhibits.

  • TIME TO CONNECT

    Are you looking to gain input and inspiration from like-minded and passionate educators? Join us for great networking opportunities with fellow participants, including educators, administrators, university faculty, and industry leaders.

  • TAKE A TOUR

    This year’s symposium features a behind-the-scenes tour of the U.S. Air Force Academy. From the cutting-edge technology in labs and research centers to the stunning midcentury modern architecture on campus, see where aviation and military leaders launch their careers. See firsthand the redesigned athletic and military training facilities that foster competition and leadership development. Experience history through military exhibits at Arnold Hall and monuments in the famed Honor Court. And experience the campus that creates fighter pilot aces and four-star generals during this full-day tour. (Additional cost of $45.)

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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
  • Monday
  • Tuesday

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, 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, 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 DoubleTree by Hilton Denver (3203 Quebec Street, Denver, CO 80207) from November 10 to 13, 2019 at a group rate of $114 per night plus tax. Participants are responsible to book and pay for their own rooms. Make your reservation early to ensure the block rate.

The negotiated room rate will be available until Friday, October 11, 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.

Complimentary wireless Internet access in all guestrooms and meeting spaces. Ensure your special rate by reserving your room today or call reservations at 303-321-3333. Be sure to mention your reservation is for “Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA)” to receive your group 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

    Closed Sept. 13

  • $300

    Beginning September 14

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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.

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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
  • NBAA

Exhibitors

  • American Airlines
  • Aviation Exploring
  • Azimuth Aerospace Solutions
  • Boeing
  • California Aeronautical University
  • Envoy Airlines
  • Gleim Aviation
  • Honeycomb Aeronautical
  • 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
  • United States Army
  • Unmanned Safety Institute
  • Western Michigan University - College of Aviation
  • Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum
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