Register for FORWARD

Join us for FORWARD the 2021 OBAP Virtual Conference, August 11-13, the most important virtual event for our global community of aerospace professionals.

The new all-digital Annual Conference will feature the most diverse and comprehensive content, carefully curated to reflect the reality of today’s landscape as we celebrate 45 years of OBAP and look toward the future!

You will have an unmatched opportunity to learn from experts, collaborate with colleagues, and discover the solutions you need to innovate, adapt, and focus on moving forward from wherever you are.

Enjoy enriching content in the following categories:

  • Aviation/Aerospace Innovation
  • Career Development
  • Industry Professional
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Pandemic Impact
  • Personal Development

An essential event that will shape your year

Included with your conference registration:

  • 10 hours of live content and dozens of on-demand sessions. Create an experience to meet your unique professional and personal needs.
  • A virtual Expo experience. Meet and connect with OBAP partners, vendors, and program providers presenting innovations and solutions to power your success.
  • An expanded OBAP Career Center. Enjoy live and on-demand access to Aerospace Professional Career Development (APDP) programs or meet with APDP advisors.
  • Inspirational opportunities to engage with world-class leaders. Meet visionary plenary speakers, spotlight presenters, and more.
  • Endless networking opportunities. Connect and schedule one-on-one meetings with fellow attendees from around the world with spectacular communications technology.
  • Entertaining Experiences. Enjoy curated experiences to help you relax, unwind, learn something new, or connect with colleagues during each day of the event.
  • 12-month access. Enjoy FORWARD content year-round with annual access to the information you need to succeed.

Gain transformational knowledge and build strong relationships that will inspire you as we move FORWARD together!

Registration Fees

FORWARD, the 2021 OBAP Virtual Conference will provide you with three unforgettable days of the most diverse and comprehensive professional learning, global networking, and interactive engagement designed to meet your needs. Plus, you will be able to access program content for up to 12 months following the event.

OBAP is pleased to be able to bring you this unparalleled conference experience at substantially reduced rates. Plus, you will be able to participate in the comfort of your home or office without additional travel expenses.

OBAP Member $75
(price includes 1-year OBAP membership)
Student Member $25

Entertaining experiences to enjoy with friends near and far

Enhance your conference experience with special add-on experiences you can enjoy with friends and colleagues in-person or virtually!

The Living Color Paint Party Experience | $45 per person | Tuesday, August 11 at 7 PM EST
Paint your pride and enjoy live entertainment with the Living Color Paint Party. You’ll receive one "Black Pride" pre-drawn canvas with numbers and number-coded paint, step-by-step instructions, and all of the materials you’ll need to create art worthy of your home gallery.

The Happy Cork Tasting Experience | $70 per person (available for registrants 21 and older) | Wednesday, August 12 at 7 PM EST
Enjoy black-owned spirits, a little alcohol education, and a hilarious live podcast with the Happy Cork Tasting Experience. You’ll receive one tasting box including McBride Sisters She Can Dry Rose Wine,  Hh Bespoke Vodka, and Hh Bespoke Rum.

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Call for Presentations

OBAP is seeking ideas for educational sessions at the 2021 Virtual Conference, which will take place August 11-13. We are looking for world-class presentations that will evoke excitement and are focused on aviation and aerospace, and personal and professional development as we gather to connect and grow. All presentations will be shared virtually, however, there are opportunities to present live or prerecorded content.

Session proposals should:

  • Be highly interactive
  • Provide relevant content for at least one segment of our attendees (collegiate; early-career; aerospace professionals; retirees)

Consideration will be given to proposals on the following topical categories:

  • Aviation/Aerospace Innovation
  • Career Development
  • Industry Professional
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Pandemic Impact
  • Mental Health/Mindfulness
  • Personal Development
  • Military

Presentations must be educational in nature and may not solely market a company's product or service.

Session proposals are due by June 15, 2021. OBAP will make selections by June 28, 2021.

Submission Process and Guidelines

We will accommodate proposals for both live and pre-recorded sessions. Please thoroughly read the step-by-step guidelines below before you login to begin the Call for Papers submission process.

We recommend that you draft and edit your proposal in a Word/text document first. Afterwards, copy and paste the text into the submission system to ensure accuracy in word count, spelling, and grammar.

Sponsors and Exhibitors

The aerospace industry is getting back to business, and OBAP is ready to welcome thousands of aerospace and aviation professionals as we connect and grow during our 2021 Virtual Conference.

At the 2021 Virtual Conference, there is a full range of sponsorship and branding opportunities for both sponsors and exhibitors. A variety of price points are available to meet your promotional marketing needs and ensure optimal brand alignment, visibility, and recognition during the event and beyond.

Contact Us to Learn More

The OBAP sponsorship team is ready to connect and help you build your brand, highlight a new product, reinforce your awareness among your target market and maximize your ROI at 2021 OBAP Virtual Conference.

Download our Sponsor & Exhibitor Guide or contact the sales team today to learn more!