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Aerospace Futures 2018

Coming to Canberra

Aerospace Futures 2018

A student-led event run to inspire Australian youth
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Aerospace Futures is the best conference of its kind in Australia. It is a highlight of my year and provides an excellent opportunity for potential employers to meet some of the best and brightest graduates Australia has to offer.

Brett Biddington

Aerospace Futures is the go-to event for anyone interested in a career in the aerospace industry regardless of discipline. The AYAA team has worked hard to share our passion to Australian youth through an inclusive event.

Ed Muthiah

The Conference

Competitions

452

Unique Activities

97

Speakers

300

Delegates

7985

An event to engage and inspire Australian students interested in Aerospace – Occurring across state capitals annually, the Aerospace Futures conference is an important event in the Australian aerospace industry calendar run by youth for youth. The event covers civil aviation, defence, astronomy, geospatial intelligence, space science and engineering. To this date, the event has been an immense success with a total of 1000 student delegates, 80 organisations involved. 2018 will be the very first year that the Aerospace Futures conference will be coming to Canberra in its decade long history.

For students and young professionals, the timing and location Aerospace Futures 2018 is impeccable with the upcoming mobilisation of a national space agency. The event will attract a wide variety of prestigious industry speakers to the ACT. Targeting a record 250 student delegates and 400 invited professionals, the event is focused towards undergraduates, postgraduates and young professionals from across Australia and New Zealand. With strong support from government, industry and academia, we warmly invite you to our celebration of Australia’s aerospace industry and to inspire the next generation into various aerospace sectors responsible for the development of Australia as a nation.

The timing and location Aerospace Futures 2018 is impeccable with the upcoming mobilisation of a national space agency. The event will attract a wide variety of prestigious industry speakers to the ACT. Targeting a record 250 youth delegates and 400 invited professionals, the event is focused towards undergraduates, postgraduates and young professionals from across Australia and New Zealand. With strong support from government, industry and academia, we warmly invite you to our celebration of Australia’s aerospace industry.

The Venue

ADFA Adams Auditorium

Canberra, Australia

Date of Event

8am - 9pm

Mon 16th - Thurs 19th July 2018

canberra

Events

An immersive delegate experience

Conference Day Events

Conference days focusing on developing youth understanding of the aerospace industry and technologies

Main Conference

Main Conference

  • Tuesday, 17. July 2018 - 8:00
  • ADFA Adams Auditorium
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Keynote Presentations

Keynote Presentations

  • Tuesday, 17. July 2018 - 8:00
  • ADFA Adams Auditorium
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Aerial and Ground Exhibitions

Aerial and Ground Exhibitions

  • Tuesday, 17. July 2018 - 12:30
  • ADFA Parade Ground
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Space Systems Showcase

Space Systems Showcase

  • Wednesday, 18. July 2018 - 8:00
  • UNSW Canberra Space
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Unmanned Systems Panel

Unmanned Systems Panel

  • Wednesday, 18. July 2018 - 13:00
  • ADFA Adams Auditorium
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Real Quick Researchers

Real Quick Researchers

  • Thursday, 19. July 2018 - 9:00
  • ADFA Adams Auditorium
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Conference Evening Events

Conference evenings facilitating connections with industry, government and academia

ANU Launch Night

ANU Launch Night

  • Monday, 16. July 2018 - 19:00
  • Australian Parliament House
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Australian Aerospace Assembly

Australian Aerospace Assembly

  • Tuesday, 17. July 2018 - 18:00
  • National Gallery of Australia
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Future Workforce Panel

Future Workforce Panel

  • Wednesday, 18. July 2018 - 19:00
  • National Press Club
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NSW Government Finale Dinner

NSW Government Finale Dinner

  • Thursday, 19. July 2018 - 19:00
  • National Arboretum
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Partners

Organisations
Industry
Engineers Australia Fleet Space BAE Systems
Australian Association for Unmanned Systems Gilmour Space Rocket Lab
Boeing Defence Australia King&Wood Mallesons Shoal
Canberra Airport Lockheed Martin Space Industry Association of Australia
Clearbox Satellite Systems Melbourne Space Program Thales Australia
Cobham Myriota Viasat
Delta-V Accelerator Royal Aeronautical Society
Government
ACT State Government DefenceSA Royal Australian Army
Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group Australian Space Agency Royal Australian Navy
Civil Aviation Safety Authority Fleet Air Arm Museum VIC State Government
CSIRO NSW State Government Victorian Space Science Education Centre
Defence Force Recruiting NT Government
Defence Science and Technology Group Royal Australian Air Force
Academia
Advanced Instrumentation and Technology Centre Australian National University UNSW Canberra
Australian Defence Force Academy International Space University Swinburne University

Delegates

We understand the financial and logistic difficulties of flying to Canberra from interstate. Given, flights to Sydney are considerably cheaper and more frequent, the organising committee will provide free transportation from the Sydney Domestic Airport and Central to the Canberra city centre - a 2.5 hr ride, at no extra cost. All travel to and from the various national venues are also covered by the team!

As part of our effort to host an inclusive and affordable event the team has joined forces with YHA Canberra. Having booked out an entire floor, well maintained (trust us we’ve checked them out) multishare, twin and single ensuite rooms are available from $39-120 per night respectively (a 20% discount). This offer will last from the 13th to 22nd of July, so you are welcome to stay in Canberra after the event has ended. If you wish to book this please select the correct registration option and make clear who (if any) you wish to share with. We hope you enjoy the swimming pool, sauna, free WiFi and nearby hipster cafes (and did we mention? Free breakfast on us).

The entire conference, including evening events, will be catered as part of your ticket price! Breakfast, lunch, and morning/afternoon teas will be available each day - besides our provided catering, the ADFA cafe will be open at all times too. Evening event catering will be a mix of formal dinners, buffet stations and substantial canapes. Please don’t forget to specify any dietary requirements when you apply.

Aerospace Futures 2018 is aiming to be the most inclusive conference yet, so we would be ecstatic to see undergraduates, postgraduates and young professionals all attend. We are particularly keen to see more non-engineering students, so if you’re in science, business, law, politics, etc. -- don’t be shy!

We would love to have everyone attend, but due to venue capacities we need to limit our numbers to 150 undergraduates, 50 postgraduates and 50 young professionals. Realistically we do not expect 30 years of experience and your own Wikipedia page to be selected, passion is what we look for. However, the application process will be highly competitive so put your best foot forward.

50 Early bird tickets will be available for a limited time following registration opening, but remaining 200 general tickets will be open for purchase until late June. The ticket price you pay will be based on when you submit your application. Please note that this does not include optional facilitated accommodation costs.

Registration

All applicants will be added to a waitlist on eventbrite. Successful delegates will be asked to purchase tickets at a later stage.

Early Bird

Early Bird Ticket

Early Bird Tickets Sold Out!
  • $150/delegate
  • $150 + accommodation*/delegate
Standard

Standard Ticket

120 Standard Tickets Available
  • $180/delegate
  • $180 + accommodation*/delegate
Contact Information
AYAA

Australian Youth Aerospace Association

www.ayaa.com.au

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