Meetings

AAAE holds approximately 80 domestic and international meetings each year with more than 11,000 attendees, comprised of airport and aviation executives. AAAE's meetings deliver industry knowledge tailored for airport professionals and offer important training and networking opportunities for career growth and business development.

MEETINGS CALENDAR

Event
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May 18-June 8, 2020
Online | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. ET
Webinars
Training & Certification
Operations, Safety, Planning and Construction
Review the essential elements needed to attain the highly-regarded ACE designation by participating in the ACE Airfield Operations virtual training.
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May 19 - June 18, 2020
Online | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. ET
Webinars
Training & Certification
Prepare to successfully pass the multiple-choice exam and the final interview to earn your C.M. or Accredited Airport Executive (A.A.E.) designation by attending this dynamic virtual training.
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May 26 - June 11, 2020
Online | 2:30-4:30 p.m. ET
Webinars
Training & Certification
Security
Get the most critically important updates on the ACE Security body of knowledge during this dynamic virtual training.
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May 26 & May 28, 2020
Online | 2 p.m. ET
Webinars
Training & Certification
Finance & Legal
In this two part series, hear what airport HR leaders are doing in terms of identifying and implementing safety and preventative measures, drafting new policies and procedures, communicating with employees, and guiding managers on how to deal with employee reactions, workforce shortages, failure to follow protocols and potential legal issues.
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June 1-17, 2020
Online | 2-4 p.m. ET
Webinars
Training & Certification
Operations, Safety, Planning and Construction
The Airport Master Firefighter (AMF) virtual series is an overview of the study materials designed to educate and challenge airport rescue freighting personnel in preparation to earn the prestigious AMF professional designation.
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Postponed
San Francisco, CA
Customer Experience
Operations, Safety, Planning and Construction
Training & Certification
Discuss applied innovation with other decision-makers, budget owners and aviation professionals who need to move the needle on their business through innovation.
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July 19-24, 2020
Denver, CO
Training & Certification
Increase your chances of passing the CM exam by up to 40%! Participate in this week-long course facilitated by an industry expert which will provide an intensive review of the material you need to know, including a multiple-choice exam at the conclusion of the course.
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July 20-21, 2020
Online
Southwest Chapter AAAE Annual Conference and Exposition
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July 28-29, 2020
Online
Customer Experience
General Aviation
Connect, engage and exchange at a safe social distance during this lively gathering of airport communicators and marketers from around the country!
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Postponed
Miami, FL
International
Operations, Safety, Planning and Construction
Training & Certification
Join airport and aviation executives from Latin America, the Caribbean and the U.S. to discuss important topics affecting international aviation in these regions. Hear how others are handling current challenges associated with managing an international airport in today's fast-moving environment.
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August 3-5, 2020
Online
Great Lakes Chapter AAAE Annual Conference
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August 11-13, 2020
Baltimore, MD
Operations, Safety, Planning and Construction
Training & Certification
Get answers to your toughest SMS questions at this joint association workshop. Come ready to share questions, information and best practices with your airport industry colleagues!
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August 16-18, 2020
Burlington, VT
Northeast Chapter AAAE Annual Conference
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Postponed to Fall 2020
Online
Finance & Legal
Training & Certification
Webinars
Your airport needs a plan for how to address the implications and requirements of GASB 87 so you're not left scrambling at the last minute. Find out exactly what’s in store and how to implement a solid plan in the four-part GASB 87 Implementation Virtual Workshop Series.
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September 8 & 10, 2020
Online | 2 p.m.-4 p.m. ET
Webinars
Training & Certification
Learn how to acclimate from managing military airfields to the dynamic and complex commercial-use airport environment during this dynamic two-part web series.
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September 9-11, 2020
Online
Finance & Legal
Operations, Safety, Planning and Construction
Webinars
Workshop attendees will leave armed with the information, tools, and case study history necessary to preserve the financial health of their airports, and their relationships with their airlines and other stakeholders.
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September 14-17, 2020
Alexandria, VA
Operations, Safety, Planning and Construction
Training & Certification
The interactive ACE Airport Operations Review course is comprised of professionally developed material based on Part 139 requirements that cover universally applicable airfield information, as well as operational regulations and procedures specific to your airfield.
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September 21-24, 2020
Alexandria, VA
Finance & Legal
Training & Certification
Gain a better grasp of the airport system, the intricacies of airport management and operations and the relationship to the fiscal environment by earning your ACE in Airport Finance.
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September 26-27, 2020
Savannah, GA
Operations, Safety, Planning and Construction
Finance & Legal
General Aviation
Get a comprehensive and thorough introduction to the business of airport management focusing on managing non-airline related business functions at airports of any size. Topics include assessing the financial impact on tenants of unexpected market conditions and potential tenant lease alternatives during an atypical market environment.
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September 26, 2020
Savannah, GA
Training & Certification
Operations, Safety, Planning and Construction
This is a comprehensive and thorough introduction to the business of airport management. This workshop will focus on managing non-airline related business functions at airports. The Essentials of Airport Business Management Workshop will provide attendees with an overview of property and business management issues confronting airports of any size.
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September 27-29, 2020
Savannah, GA
Operations, Safety, Planning and Construction
General Aviation
Join us for timely discussions, important networking events and debates over the future direction of the nation's aviation sector as related to the conference theme of Navigating The Next Decade; Embracing Our Future.
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September 29-30, 2020
Alexandria, VA
Security
Join us as we continue the tradition of bringing together airport security and credentialing personnel, TSA leadership, and leading industry technology experts to explore the current challenges we face as an industry, as well as to identify best practices and respond to evolving changes in regulatory requirements and technology advancements.
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October 3-4, 2020
Buffalo, NY
Operations, Safety, Planning and Construction
Training & Certification
This course offers a 14 CFR Part 139 based curriculum that educates and challenges airport operators, military airfield operators, and anyone interested in pursuing a career in Airport Operations. The most recent information available on Part 139 requirements will be addressed, including revised or pending changes for FAA Advisory Circulars impacting airport operations. Apply the new requirements in a practical environment, and test your knowledge of self-inspection techniques and Airport Certification Manual compliance in this interactive format.
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October 3-4, 2020
Buffalo, NY
Operations, Safety, Planning and Construction
Training & Certification
Specifically for airport/airfield operations and maintenance departments, ASOS schools are a regular recurring part of virtually every airport’s training program. Learn more about Part 139 and other safety responsibilities in this two-day course.
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October 3-4, 2020
Buffalo, NY
Operations, Safety, Planning and Construction
Training & Certification
This course provides airport supervisors, managers, and directors with a stronger knowledge of how to operate safe, efficient, and successful winter operations that meet regulatory and fiscal requirements of a FAR Part 139 certificated airport.
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October 3-4, 2020
Buffalo, NY
Operations, Safety, Planning and Construction
Training & Certification
This course educates airport employees, including snowplow and airport equipment operators, on how to utilize best practices while performing snow and ice control measures on airports during winter operations.
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October 4-7, 2020
Buffalo, NY
54th Annual Northeast Chapter International Aviation Snow Symposium
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October 4-6, 2020
Jackson, WY
Northwest Chapter AAAE Annual Conference
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October 6-7, 2020
Alexandria, VA
Training & Certification
Learn how to create effective learning objectives aligned with succession plan realities while exploring how to leverage limited training resources at this dynamic forum.
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October 11-13, 2020
Seattle, WA
Finance & Legal
Security
Operations, Safety, Planning and Construction
Attendees will gain a comprehensive understanding of airport legal issues, earn CLE credits, and network with government officials and lawyers at this important workshop.
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October 13-14, 2020
Online
Operations, Safety, Planning and Construction
Training & Certification
Learn from numerous airfield project case studies from airports of all sizes. Each presentation will be designed to encourage dialogue between panel participants and attendees. Bring specific questions concerning your projects and have them answered at this interactive workshop!
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October 13-16, 2020
Alexandria, VA
Operations, Safety, Planning and Construction
Training & Certification
The ACE Airfield Lighting Maintenance Review Course is an extensive curriculum based on FAA, U.S. military and international recommendations. The course provide detailed electrical theory and proven maintenance techniques, suitable for airport personnel with airfield lighting maintenance responsibilities.
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October 15-16, 2020
Online
Operations, Safety, Planning and Construction
Training & Certification
Overcome the challenges associated with pavement maintenance and rehabilitation needs related to your airport's operating environment, and learn how to establish an effective airport pavement management and maintenance program at this comprehensive workshop.
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October 19-21, 2020
Warsaw, Poland
International
Gain direct contacts and make important and valuable networking connections with airport and aviation officials from North America and Central Europe. Engage in discussion and debate management and operational challenges facing the airport management profession at this unique conference.
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October 19-22, 2020
Montreal, Canada
Environmental
General Aviation
Training & Certification
Noise remains a stubbornly persistent environmental challenge for airports. As such, attendees of this important conference will address the latest topics in airport noise management with sessions that look forward at what's to come. Take home best practices and exchange ideas with fellow attendees that include industry partners, FAA, airports, consultants and manufacturers.
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October 26-28, 2020
Tampa, FL
Environmental
Operations, Safety, Planning and Construction
Attend the industry's leading sustainability event and you’ll take away an understanding of relevant megatrends to the aviation sector with a focus on the impact to airports.
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October 26-29, 2020
Alexandria, VA
Security
Training & Certification
Establish a baseline of aviation security knowledge at the ACE Security Review Course. This course meets CFR 49 Part 1542.3 (Airport Security Coordinator) and individuals who attend this review course will also receive the Airport Security Coordinator (ASC) certificate.
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November 6-9, 2020
Houston, TX
South Central Chapter AAAE Annual Conference
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November 8-10, 2020
San Antonio, Texas
Customer Experience
Operations, Safety, Planning and Construction
Come together with airport management, rental car representatives, consultants and designers to discuss issues of common concern and consider potential solutions in a cordial and relaxed environment. Attendees can expect to leave full of ideas to improve their own planning and management programs.
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November 10-13, 2020
Alexandria, VA
Training & Certification
ACE LEO is distinguished by its focuses on response protocols and real-world applications, and provides training in a uniformed and concise manner to law enforcement and security personnel to competently and confidently do their jobs as well as meet the requirements of 49 CFR 1542.217.
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November 16-18, 2020
Dallas/Fort Worth, TX
Operations, Safety, Planning and Construction
Training & Certification
Examine potential strategies for the integration of UAS into the airspace, airport environment, and business operations. Speakers from across the industry with some of the most promising plans and pilot programs will be in attendance helping you gain insight and perspectives as you strategize ways in which UAS can safely and efficiently be integrated into your airspace and airport environment for the purposes of inspections, surveys, safety and more.
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November 15-20, 2020
Alexandria, VA
Training & Certification
Increase your chances of passing the CM exam by up to 40%! Participate in this week-long course facilitated by an industry expert which will provide an intensive review of the material you need to know, including a multiple-choice exam at the conclusion of the course.
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December 7, 2020
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Operations, Safety, Planning and Construction
General Aviation
Gain a guide to airport ramp safety operations and management, practical knowledge on developing, planning and executing airport ramp safety strategies and operational procedures, hazard identification, risk assessment of airport ramp safety activities, and safety management of the airport ramp to comply with the upcoming FAA SMS requirements.
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December 7-8, 2020
Alexandria, VA
Operations, Safety, Planning and Construction
Training & Certification
Specifically for airport/airfield operations and maintenance departments, ASOS schools are a regular recurring part of virtually every airport’s training program. Learn more about Part 139 and other safety responsibilities in this two-day course.
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December 8-10, 2020
Miami, Florida
Finance & Legal
General Aviation
Operations, Safety, Planning and Construction
Cover best practices, discuss strategies and issues, share experiences, and exchange insights with speakers from Unison, the FAA, airports, airlines, rating agencies, and the public finance sector. Also, hear from your peers on how they’ve managed CIPs through the last recession, airline industry consolidation, and all the uncertainties facing airports.
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December 8-9, 2020
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Operations, Safety, Planning and Construction
General Aviation
Achieve a better understanding of the FAA's new runway safety initiatives, policies and procedures at this three day summit. Learn best practices from your peers and industry experts, and better understand what is expected of airports, airlines, pilots and other industry professionals in order to contribute to the culture of safety on our nation’s runways.
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December 8-9, 2020
Crystal City, VA
Security
General Aviation
You are invited to one of the top-attended interactive security events in Washington, D.C. for a dialogue with policymakers from TSA, DHS and Congress. Key takeaways include the complex issues surrounding aviation security today, and what challenges are on the horizon.
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December 10, 2020
Alexandria, VA
Security
Training & Certification
Fulfill the requirements outlined in TSR Part 1542 by attending the Airport Security Coordinator Training School. Learn the latest information available from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) in addition to tools that can make an airport function safely and efficiently.
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December 14-16 (tentative)
Washington, DC
International
The U.S. Trade and Development Agency, in partnership with the Government of India and the U.S.-India Aviation Cooperation Program, is pleased to sponsor the U.S.-India Aviation Partnership Summit.
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January 10-14, 2021
Kona, HI
Federal Affairs
Security
Operations, Safety, Planning and Construction
Come together with top-level officials from government and all segments of the aviation industry for in-depth discussions of key issues and to get an early preview from experts on what’s ahead for the Washington agenda.
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March 3-5, 2021
Salt Lake City, UT
Training & Certification
Environmental
Operations, Safety, Planning and Construction
Increase your knowledge of the latest information and developments impacting the industry at the preeminent technical symposium of the year.
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March 18-19, 2021
Washington, DC
Federal Affairs
General Aviation
Make your voice heard on Capitol Hill! Learn about the issues that are high on the legislative agenda and connect directly with key congressional and administration leaders on aviation and airport priorities.
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April 12, 2021
Minneapolis, MN
Operations, Safety, Planning and Construction
General Aviation
Prior to the start of the National Economic Development Conference, we invite you to participate in the one-day, interactive Airport Land & Retail Development Workshop.
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April 12-14, 2021
Minneapolis, MN
Environmental
Finance & Legal
Federal Affairs
Airports play a vital economic role in the community and are increasingly being asked to support its economic development. Explore ways to maximize the airports impact and learn how to position it as a leader by attending this conference.
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April 18-21, 2021
Buffalo, NY
55th Annual Northeast Chapter International Aviation Snow Symposium
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May 23-26, 2021
Las Vegas, NV
Operations, Safety, Planning and Construction
Federal Affairs
Security
Come together with 2,200+ airport industry attendees to connect, collaborate, and propel airports forward.
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July 11-14, 2021
Sonoma, CA
Southwest Chapter AAAE Annual Conference
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July 24-25, 2021
Chicago, IL
Operations, Safety, Planning and Construction
Training & Certification
Learn how to utilize best practices while performing snow and ice control measures on airports during winter operations.
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July 25-27, 2021
Chicago, IL
Operations, Safety, Planning and Construction
Training & Certification
It’s never too soon to start preparing for deicing and winter operations! Join your colleagues to discuss the challenges winter brings to airports and take an in-depth look at the issues, regulations and new technologies associated with aviation winter operations.
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July 29-31, 2021
Lincoln, NE
Great Lakes Chapter AAAE Annual Conference
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August 17-19, 2021
Minneapolis, MN
Environmental
Operations, Safety, Planning and Construction
Training & Certification
Find innovative techniques for avoiding conflicts with birds at this crucially important conference.
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August 22-24, 2021
San Francisco Bay Area, CA
General Aviation
Security
Operations, Safety, Planning and Construction
This annual gathering of industry stakeholders focuses on tackling the most challenging issues facing general aviation today and analyzing current trends to help airports better prepare for the road ahead. The interactive format of the sessions will provide an opportunity to exchange ideas and discuss and debate a variety of issues vital to general aviation.
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August 24-25, 2021
San Francisco Bay Area, CA
General Aviation
Operations, Safety, Planning and Construction
This dynamic and highly interactive workshop will take a best practices approach to the development, implementation, and enforcement of a number of extremely critical airport management and compliance documents including general aviation leasing policies, minimum standards, and rules & regulations.
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September 25, 2021
Spokane, WA
Training & Certification
This one-day workshop will assist candidates in completing the accreditation program and teach them how to better prepare for the final interview.
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September 25-26, 2021
Spokane, WA
Operations, Safety, Planning and Construction
Finance & Legal
General Aviation
Get a comprehensive and thorough introduction to the business of airport management focusing on managing non-airline related business functions at airports of any size.
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September 26-28, 2021
Spokane, WA
General Aviation
Operations, Safety, Planning and Construction
Save the date for NAC 2021!
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October 5-8, 2021
Salt Lake City, UT
Northwest Chapter AAAE Annual Conference