AOPA Australia Seeks Outstanding Individuals for AIR Talks

AOPA Australia Seeks Outstanding Individuals for AIR Talks

AOPA Australia Seeks Outstanding Individuals for AIR Talks

March 12, 2019 By Kreisha Ballantyne
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12th March 2019 AOPA Australia is seeking standout industry speakers and influencers to participate in our new AIR Talks program – aviation’s equivalent of TED Talks – taking-off at AUSFLY...

12th March 2019

AOPA Australia is seeking standout industry speakers and influencers to participate in our new AIR Talks program – aviation’s equivalent of TED Talks – taking-off at AUSFLY ‘All Aviators Under One Sky’ Fly-in, 17-20 October this year.

AOPA Australia AIR Talks are short but powerful (20 minute) presentations where innovation, creativity and thought provoking ideas converge, spanning a broad horizon of aviation topics.  AIR Talks are live-broadcast via social media and are available for on-demand playback via the AOPA Australia website service.

“AOPA Australia passionately believes in the power of ideas to drive change and development.” says Executive Director Benjamin Morgan.  “As a powerful advocate for the future of general aviation, we are excited to be inviting industry influencers, disruptors, entrepreneurs and bold-thinkers to share their ideas and views through our new AIR Talks initiative.”

“Our goal will be to cultivate the AIR Talks platform moving forward, building on a successful launch at AUSFLY 2019 in Narromine, to enable a structured annual calendar of AIR Talk events that can be hosted in each state of Australia.”

If you know someone who belongs on the AOPA Australia AIR Talks stage, or if you belong there yourself, we want to hear from you!  Please take a moment to complete our Speaker Nomination Form below and our team will be in contact with you.

AOPA Australia | AIR TALKS - Speaker Nomination Form

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

AOPA Australia AIR Talks aren’t your typical presentations:  The AIR Talk audience has high expectations of the speakers.  Our AIR Talks team work with speakers well in advance of the presentation to help speakers succeed on the AIR Talk stage.  AIR Talks is the place to give the talk of your life.

How do I suggest a speaker?
Use our AIR Talk Speaker Nomination form above and fill in as much information as possible.  This form goes directly to the AIR Talks team for review.

Can I suggest someone I don’t know personally?
Absolutely!  The AIR Talks team will follow up and do our best to provide an invitation.

Can I suggest someone I work for?
Yes.

Can I suggest myself as a speaker?
Yes.

Will it help if I submit multiple nominations?
No.  It only takes one submission.

Is there a deadline for suggesting a speaker?
The AIR Talks team accept nominations all year round.  It’s best to get your suggestions to us as early as possible, so we can research them carefully and make the best decisions on the speaker roster.

I want to speak at AIR Talks, but my presentation runs 50 mins, can I get a longer slot?
No.  We strictly enforce the clock for all speakers.  AIR Talks is the place to condense your ideas into compelling 20 minute talks that communicate your best ideas.  A carefully prepared presentation of this length can have an incredible impact.

Do you allow PowerPoint or Keynote slide presentations?
Yes.



 

 

 

Kreisha Ballantyne

Kreisha’s experience across various sectors of the aviation industry reflect her passion for general aviation. In previous editorial roles at AOPA Australian Pilot, Sport Pilot and AirSport, Kreisha has had the privilege of flying in – and writing about -a multitude of aircraft types, from a powered parachute to a PC12. Kreisha is currently a feature writer for Australian Flying magazine, as well as CASA’s Flight Safety Australia. As a private pilot, Kreisha has experienced an incredible array of aviation adventures, including flying solo across Australia in heels and lipstick to influence young female pilots; wing-walking on a vintage Stearman; flying in New Zealand, the UK, the USA and Austria; and interviewing a diverse and incredible cross-section of aviators. Now in her tenth year in the industry, she is delighted to continue her passion for writing about aviation as one of AOPA’s new digital editors.

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