Classroom To The Sky

Classroom to the Sky 2023
“Igniting the love for Aerospace”

September 8th – September 10th

Classroom to the Sky provides targeted days 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, workshops, 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 on Saturday and noon on Sunday. 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 workshops, social events, the Keynote Lunch, and flights.

Social Events and Workshops available for 2023 Classroom to the Sky

Meet and Greet
Date: Friday, September 8, 2023
Time: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Location: TBD
Cost: FREE
Important: Though this social event is free, you must pre-register by August 25, 2023, to attend. Your early registration allows us to order enough food and drink so all attendees will have an enjoyable experience. You must be registered for the conference to attend.
Dress Code: Casual, come as you are and, enjoy snacks, beverages, and meet our staff, mingle with influential aviation professionals and special guest speakers.

Keynote Speaker Luncheon
Date: Saturday, September 8, 2023
Time: 12:15 pm – 1:30 pm
Lunch is included
Cost: $15.00
Location: Florida Air Museum
Open to ALL attendees
You MUST pre-register by August 25, 2023
Enjoy a buffet lunch while you are inspired by our keynote speaker.
Maximum: 100

Conference Registration Information

Conference Registration Fees
Early Bird Registration is open until July 28, 2023

General Conference Fee
Early Bird $65
Regular $100

Presenters
$55 This registration is for presenters and co-presenter’s registration only.

Hotel Reservation Information
You can reserve your hotel room at a discounted rate ($) by clicking the link below (Coming soon!). The discounted rate is valid for reservations made before 5:00 pm, September 1, 2023, or until the room block is full.

  •             Hilton Garden Inn
  •             Staybridge Suites

Exhibitor/Vendor Information
Connect with passionate and driven educators and students in the exhibit hall during our 10th 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

1 Exhibit Space 10’ X 10’ (100 sq. feet) – $200
2 Exhibit Spaces 10’ X 20’ (200 sq. feet) – $400
3+ Exhibit Spaces 10’ X 30’ (300 sq. feet) or more – $500+

2023 Rules and Regulations (Coming Soon)
Exhibit Hall Floorplan (Coming Soon)

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.

Classroom to the Sky 2023 Sponsorship Opportunities (Coming Soon)

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, September 8-10, 2023, in Lakeland, Florida. We invite you to attend #CTS23 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. For details on how to submit your proposed topic, email educate@flysnf.org

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 July 14, 2023.

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. 

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Schedule at a Glance

Classroom to the Sky
“Igniting the Love for Aerospace”

September 8 – 10, 2023

Aerospace Center for Excellence
4075 James C Ray Dr., Lakeland, FL 33811

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

Friday, September 8, 2023

TimeEventLocation
11:00 am – 4:00 pmEarly Registration
Check-in, receive your lanyard and swag bag, updated conference schedule, and check for any last-minute openings for workshops.
**Bring your email confirmation
Hilton Garden Inn
(Lobby)
2:00 pm – 4:00 pmSpecial Event
**Pre-Registration is required
TBD
5:00 pm – 8:00 pmMeet & Greet
Join ACE staff, ACE education consortium members, and other attendees while you enjoy mesmerizing views of the Lakeland Linder International Airport at dusk while sipping on refreshing beverages and delicious appetizers
**FREE event. Pre-registration is required.
Hilton Garden Inn (Rooftop)

Saturday, September 9, 2023

TimeEventLocation
7:30 am – 2:00 pmClassroom to the Sky Registration
Check-in, receive your lanyard and swag bag, and check for last-minute workshop openings.
**Bring your email confirmation
Geico Atrium at the Aerospace Center for Excellence
4075 James C. Ray Dr.
Lakeland, FL 33830
8:30 am – 5:00 pmVendor Exhibits
Vendor Exhibits are closed for lunch from 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
**Concurrent Sessions will still take place during this time
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 – 5:00 pmFlights
**Pre-registration is required and additional fees may apply
TBD
12:15 pm – 1:30 pmKeynote Speaker Luncheon
**Join us for a catered lunch by Terrie Lobb and be inspired by our Keynote Speaker
Aerospace Center for Excellence
(Florida Air Museum)

Sunday, September 10, 2023

TimeEventLocation
7:30 am – 8:30 amClassroom to the Sky Registration
Check-in, receive your lanyard and swag bag, and check for last-minute workshop openings.
**Bring your email confirmation
Geico Atrium at the Aerospace Center for Excellence
4075 James C. Ray Dr.
Lakeland, FL 33830
8:30 am – 12:00 pmVendor Exhibits
Vendor Exhibits are closed for lunch from 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
**Concurrent Sessions will still take place during this time
Aerospace Center for Excellence
(Buehler Restoration and Skills Center)
8:30 am – 12:00 pmConcurrent Sessions
**All concurrent sessions will take place within the Skylab Innovation Center unless otherwise indicated
Aerospace Center for Excellence
(Skylab Innovation Center)
12:15 pm – 1:15 pmRaffle
**When tickets to the annual SUN ‘n FUN Aerospace Expo, Hot Air Balloon ride, Flight Scholarship, and other exciting raffle prizes.
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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