Become a Speaker

Conference programmes are now being developed for three live conference streams at APATS 2023:
  • Pilot Training
  • Cabin Crew Training
  • Maintenance Training

To propose a presentation for any of the APATS conference streams, please complete the online form below by Friday 17th March 2023, and provide the following:

  • 250-300 word abstract
  • A recorded 3 minute video, either of the speaker presenting the abstract or of a previous industry conference presentation.
  • A short biography of the speaker(s), which should include title, position, employer and conference presenatation experience.
  • A photo of (each of) the speaker(s).

For all the conference tracks, presentation proposals should address an aspect of aviation training and education in one or more of the following broad categories:

  • Airline stability & growth, including pilot hiring, recurrent/retraining, overcoming skills decay and staffing shortages (pilot, cabin and maintenance).
  • Training the next generation, including ATOs, diversity, funding, EBT/CBT/CBTA, MPL, and instructor standardisation.
  • Technology enablers, including FSTDs, AR/MR/VR/XR, Big Data/AI/Cloud/Metaverse.
  • Human factors and personnel readiness, including cognitive processes, mental health, biometrics/tracking sensors, situational awareness and UPRT.
  • Emergent aviation modes, including advanced air mobility (AAM/eVTOL/UAM).
  • Environmental sustainability, including electric aircraft and green ATO.
  • Business aviation training challenges and solutions.
  • Cabin crew training challenges and solutions, including unruly pax.
  • Maintenance technician training: The next evolution of engineering training.
  • Regulatory challenges and developments.
  • OEMs and Industry Association roles.

APATS is an ‘applied’ conference and while full academic papers are not appropriate, we will consider summaries of appropriate aviation training and education research projects, particularly if there is international application.

Preference will be given to air carriers and training organizations with real-world training insights, ‘Lessons Learned’ and training ‘solutions and outcomes’ information. In no case will sales presentations be accepted. Presentations must fit into the APATS format, which is 18-20 minutes maximum, followed by a Q&A period.

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Personal Information

Name of Speaker(Required)
Business Address(Required)
I confirm that I understand that it is my responsibility to obtain the relevant permissions to travel to the conference on the event dates.(Required)
If my presentation is selected for the APATS 2023 conference, I agree for my abstract, biography, and photograph to be published on the event website and via any other means deemed appropriate by the organisers.(Required)
We sincerely thank all who propose presentations and will respond to all proposed entries.

Contact: Fiona Greenyer, Conference Coordinator