Become a Speaker

Conference programmes are now being developed for four conference streams at APATS 2024:
  • Pilot Training
  • Cabin Crew Training
  • Maintenance Training
  • Ground Ops Training

To propose a presentation for any of the APATS conference streams, please complete the online form below by Wednesday 28th February 2024, and provide the following:

  • 250-300 word abstract
  • A recorded short 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).
APATS 2023 Conference

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.
  • Training the next generation, including ATOs, diversity, funding, EBT/CBTA/AQP/KSA100/ABLE/MPL, and instructor standardisation.
  • Technology enablers, including:
    • FSTD’s
    • AR/MR/VR/XR
    • Big Data/AI/Cloud/Metaverse
    • Adaptive/precision learning
  • Human factors and personnel readiness, including cognitive processes, mental health, biometrics/tracking sensors, situational awareness and UPRT.
  • Environmental sustainability regarding training.
  • Cabin crew training challenges and solutions, including unruly pax.
  • Maintenance technician training challenges and solutions.
  • Regulatory challenges and developments.
  • OEMs and Industry Association roles.
  • Air side ground operations personnel training challenges and solutions.

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 15-18 minutes as ‘delivered’, followed by a Q&A period.

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Personal Information

Name of Speaker(Required)
Name of Speaker 2 (if 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 2024 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