National Colloquium on Sustainable Aviation

The National Colloquium on Sustainable Aviation features 16 experts from across Canada converging at the UTIAS Centre for Research in Sustainable Aviation (CRSA) to discuss the future of environmentally friendly aircraft.

Since developing environmentally sustainable airplanes requires a very wide spectrum of expertise, a broad array of academics and industrial practitioners is invited to speak on their subjects of specialisation. It is important to note that many experts work on fields related to sustainable aviation, though it may not be their primary focus. For example, many engineers work in the area of composite materials. While they may not view themselves as working on sustainable aviation, their expertise is necessary for making airplanes lighter: this is essential for improving the environmental performance of aircraft.

The diversity of expertise relevant to sustainable aviation exhibited at the colloquium compliments the in-depth and themed focus of the annual Summer School on Sustainable Aviation, which is held the two days preceding the National Colloquium on Sustainable Aviation. On even numbered years, the National Colloquium has an international equivalent, the International Workshop on Aviation and Climate Change.

The previous National Colloquium was highly successful, attracting academics and engineers from across Canada. While most speakers are invited by the Director of the CRSA, there are several speaking slots available to other external guests with relevant expertise.

2013 National Colloquium on Sustainable Aviation
2015 National Colloquium on Sustainable Aviation
2017 Registration

Date: June 21 – 23, 2017 

The Speaker line-up will be provided shortly.

Please contact the CRSA administrator for more information on attending or speaking.


All sessions will take place in the main lecture hall at the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies.

Lecture Hall
Institute for Aerospace Studies
University of Toronto
4925 Dufferin Street
Toronto, ON
M3H 5T6

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