The International Society of Air Safety Investigators (ISASI) is hosting its 2020 seminar in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, from September 1-3, 2020. This year’s theme is “20/20 Vision for the Future”, and the ISASI 2020 Committee is inviting interested individuals to submit abstracts for papers that address the future of aircraft accident investigation.

Presentation topics that support the theme may include, but are not limited to: recent accident/incident investigations of interest; novel investigation techniques for aircraft, helicopter, and drone accidents; data investigation methods, techniques and future developments; airport investigation methods and techniques; future investigator selection criteria and training needs; future of aircraft data capture and retrieval and protection of safety information; future developments in underwater wreckage recovery; and future evolution of Family Assistance.

ISASI is also interested in papers that address the challenges surrounding the recent 737 Max accidents. While it is not ISASI’s intent to discuss the accidents themselves, it is hoping to generate thought and discussion on the impact the accidents have had on the industry as a whole and how it has affected the traveling public.

Abstracts should include the author’s current CV [1 page only please] and be sent to

Important dates:

March 20th, 2020 – Last date for receipt of abstracts.

May 8th, 2020 – Presenters informed of acceptance and provided with additional instructions.

May 22nd, 2020 – Draft program for the 2019 Seminar Technical Program will be published.

July 10th, 2020 – Last date for receipt of completed paper and PowerPoint presentation. Any papers not received by this date will be removed from the program and replaced by another speaker.

If you have questions related to the paper topics or any other inquiries about the program, please contact the ISASI 2020 Program Chair at