Become a Speaker

Speaker applications for WATS 2022 are now open until 14th January 2022.

Conference programmes are being developed for three streams:

  • International & Regional Pilot Training
  • Cabin Crew Training
  • Maintenance Training

PLUS a new Special Bonus day on Emerging Technologies to include:

  • Virtual, augmented and mixed realities and their applications to aviation training.
  • New challenges of training for eVTOL and regional electric aircraft.

All successful speakers will be notified by 11th February 2022.

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

  • Airline recovery and 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:
    – FSTDs/FFSs/FTDs/FNPTs
    – XR/VR/AR
    – Big data/AI/cloud
  • Human factors and personnel readiness, including cognitive processes, biometrics/tracking sensors, situational awareness and UPRT.
  • Emergent aviation modes, including advanced air mobility (AAM/eVTOL/UAM) and supersonic.
  • Environmental sustainability, including electric aircraft and green ATO.
  • Business aviation training challenges and solutions.
  • Civil helicopter training challenges and solutions.
  • Cabin crew training challenges and solutions, including Covid and unruly pax.
  • Maintenance technician training challenges and solutions.
  • Air traffic management training challenges and solutions.
  • Regulatory challenges and developments.
  • OEMs and industry associations roles.

To propose a presentation for any of the WATS conference streams, you must complete the form below and provide the following:

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

WATS is an ‘applied’ conference and while full academic papers are not appropriate, we welcome summaries of relevant aviation training and education research. Also, our highly knowledgeable audience expects presentations which are not overt product/company sales pitches. (There will be commercial opportunities throughout the conference). Presentations must fit into a format which is 15-18 minutes ‘delivered’, followed by a Q&A period.

Non-standard presentations such as panels, breakout sessions, demonstrations etc. will also be considered.

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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 WATS 2022 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)