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Event Calendar

Register for and attend events that grow our aerospace community

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she Innovates she leads: Inspiring Change for a sustainable world

Date: May 18th

Location: GVSU Innovation Design center – Grand Rapids, MI

She Innovates, She Leads: Inspiring Change for a Sustainable World is an in-person career exploration workshop for rising 9th-12th grade girls in Michigan. Our program welcomes all marginalized genders including women, women-identifying individuals, and non-binary and gender non-conforming people who are comfortable in a space that centers the experiences of women. We especially encourage students historically underrepresented in STEM to participate, including students who are Black, Latinx, or eligible for free or reduced lunch. 

The program will feature four rotating panels of professional women in leadership and STEM fields, with a GVSU collegiate panel at the end of the event. Our mission is to expose and inspire the participating high school students to the diversity of amazing careers in Michigan, led by their passions, and to learn about pathways that contribute towards sustainability! All student participants will take home a one-of-a-kind event patch. Some of the panel topics will include climate action, equality, general health & wellness, innovation, industry & infrastructure and more! 

Hosted by Women of Aerospace Industry Association of Michigan (WAIAM), Women in Manufacturing Western Michigan Chapter (WiM), Girl Scouts Michigan Shore to Shore (GSMISTS), and MiSTEM Network’s Greater West Michigan Region. Come join us for a day of networking with incredible women and learn how you can take the next steps to your dream career.

AIAM's 7th Annual golf Outing

Date: June 17th, 2024

Location: Hawk Hollow Championship Golf Course – Bath, MI

AIAM’s 7th Annual Golf Outing is being held in Bath, MI at Hawk Hollow’s beautiful 27-hole course. Spend the day golfing with other executives who have a common interest and experience in the aerospace industry. Open to both members and non-members of our association, the Golf Outing is a great, safe way to get outdoors, play some golf, and network with individuals and companies across the Aerospace industry.

Aeroone: building relationships for success

Date: September 4-6, 2024

Location: Royal Park Hotel – Rochester, MI

The Aerospace Industry Association of Michigan is excited to announce the third annual AeroOne conference! Leaders from top aerospace companies in the world will gather for two-and-a-half days to gain critical insights from professionals in the industry.  This year’s agenda includes a keynote address from Lockheed Martin plus other highly acclaimed industry speakers and insightful panel discussions.   

The Aerospace Roundtables at last year’s conference were an overwhelming success and are returning for 2024!  Collaborate directly with OEM’s and Tier 1’s to problem solve on current challenges in their business.

AeroOne will provide suppliers at all tier levels with tools and strategies to build successful relationships in the aerospace industry while networking with internationally renowned companies, speakers and global aerospace executives.

The conference has consistently drawn over 150 companies from 20 other states and multiple countries. Registration can be found at the link below.

Third Annual michigan Girls future flight challenge

Date: Details coming soon!

Location: Virtual 

The Michigan Girls Future Flight Challenge is returning in Fall 2024! 

Save the Date communications are going out now and registration launches in July. Keep an eye out for new updates.

The Michigan Girls Future Flight Challenge is a virtual, state-wide group competition for girls in 4th-8th grade. The goal is to create a unique way of flight to solve a problem. This event has consistently drawn nearly 100 students from around the state for over the last two years! Take a look below to see it’s impact.