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Classroom to the Sky 2024

June 10 @ 8:00 am 5:00 pm

“Igniting the love for Aerospace”

Classroom to the Sky provides a full day of professional learning geared towards aerospace and STEM education at all levels. Qualified educators and experts, both local and national, in aerospace and STEM education will present and discuss best practices, new ideas, teaching techniques, and research-based strategies centered on students’ engagement in STEM and aerospace. There will be featured speakers, concurrent sessions, panels, flight opportunities, and more. This conference is not only for science and aerospace teachers. This conference is for all! Aerospace and STEM can be infused into any classroom at any grade level. Attendees will engage and network with colleagues and speakers to share ideas and strategies.

Concurrent sessions are 50-minute sessions that run concurrently, beginning at 8:30 am and ending at 5:00 pm. There will be something for every interest and grade level.

The majority of these sessions are presented by Florida teachers and aerospace leaders.

Abbreviations for targeted audiences are E (Elementary), M (Middle), H (High), C (College), and A (All). Scheduled times and room assignments will be available on-site in the program book.

You do NOT need to pre-register for concurrent sessions. However, be sure to pre-register for the Keynote Lunch and flights (additional cost associated).

Keynote Speaker Luncheon

Date: Monday, June 10, 2024
Time: 12:15 pm – 1:30 pm
Cost: FREE with registration
Location: Florida Air Museum
Open to ALL attendees
Enjoy a buffet lunch while you are inspired by our keynote speaker.

Conference Registration Information

Conference Registration Fees
Early Bird Registration is open until March 1, 2024

General Conference Fee
Early Bird $35.00
Regular $50.00

Registration closes on June 1, 2024

Hotel Reservation Information
Hotels near the Aerospace Center for Excellence:

Exhibitor/Vendor Information
Connect with passionate and driven educators and students in the exhibit hall during our annual Classroom to the Sky.

The Aerospace Center for Excellence provides a number of marketing and advertising opportunities in addition to your space in the exhibit hall to share the best of what your company has to offer. This event isn’t all business, though! Learning opportunities abound with a diverse schedule of education sessions and workshops, plus evening social activities offer even more ways to connect with attendees, presenters, and other exhibitors/vendors. We hope you’ll be there with us too!

For Vendor information about the Exhibit Hall at Classroom to the Sky, please contact educate@flysnf.org

Sponsorship Information
Each year we are humbled by and thankful for the support of Classroom to the Sky from companies and organizations. To show our gratitude, the Aerospace Center for Excellence offers a wide range of benefits to each sponsor. All sponsors gain exposure to our specific aviation and STEM education market and interact with potential future employees. Other benefits, depending on the level of sponsorship, include but are not limited to complimentary booth space, complimentary conference registrations, signage at the conference, listings in the conference program, ACE website, and social media.

For Sponsorship information, please contact educate@flysnf.org

Presenter Information – A Call for Presenters

Share your expertise and your passion! The Aerospace Center for Excellence is looking for dynamic presenters for our 10th annual Classroom to the Sky, June 10-12, 2024, in Lakeland, Florida. We invite you to attend #CTS24 and share your knowledge and expertise with our attendees, including aviation and aerospace educators/professionals and students aspiring to a variety of aerospace careers. Your audience will include educators and students from all aviation, aerospace, and STEM fields, including elementary, middle, high, and college educators. Presentations should be 50-minutes with 5 minutes for questions and answers.

Proposed topics with a 100-word abstract as well as an outline of the presentation, your name, title, affiliation, and a brief biography of the speaker(s) are due by February 1 , 2024.

Submit your proposal for review here.

Participation is on a volunteer basis; however, speakers are provided a discounted conference registration rate. Each presenter is responsible for his or her own transportation, lodging, meals, and registration. This is not a venue for promoting commercial products or services or presenting “infomercials.”

** If you are inquiring about being a Keynote Speaker, please email educate@flysnf.org for more information. 

Schedule at a Glance (Tentative)

Important: All events are held within the SkyLab Innovation Center, Florida Air Museum, and Geico Atrium unless otherwise indicated.

Monday, June 10, 2024

8:00 am – 9:00 amClassroom to the Sky Registration and Breakfast
Check-in, receive your lanyard and swag bag, and check for last-minute workshop openings.
**Bring your email confirmation
Aerospace Center for Excellence
(GEICO Atrium)
8:30 am – 5:00 pmVendor Exhibits
Vendor Exhibits are closed for lunch from 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Aerospace Center for Excellence
(Buehler Restoration and Skills Center)
8:30 am – 5:00 pmConcurrent Sessions
**All concurrent sessions will take place within the Skylab Innovation Center unless otherwise indicated
Aerospace Center for Excellence
(Skylab Innovation Center)
8:30 am – 12:00 pmFlights
**Pre-registration is required and additional fees may apply
12:15 pm – 1:30 pmKeynote Speaker Luncheon
**Join us for a catered lunch and be inspired by our Keynote Speaker
Aerospace Center for Excellence
(Florida Air Museum)
4:45 pm – 5:00 pmRaffle
**Win tickets to the annual SUN ‘n FUN Aerospace Expo, Hot Air Balloon ride, Educators’ Flight Scholarship, and other exciting raffle prices.
Aerospace Center for Excellence
(Florida Air Museum)

This is a tentative schedule for Classroom to the Sky. Please check back often for changes. A finalized schedule will be shared with all attendees before your arrival and again upon your arrival when you check-in.

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