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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January 26-January 29, 2020
Monterey, CA
60th Annual Southwest Chapter AAAE Airport Management Shortcourse
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January 28
Online
Webinars
Customer Experience
Ever wondered what it takes to get an airport podcast off the ground? Get a behind the mic peek into how the McGhee Tyson Airport started and continue to grow their podcast, From the Runway Up!
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February 9-11, 2020
Jacksonville, FL
Finance & Legal
Operations, Safety, Planning and Construction
Looking for the latest trends shaping airport finance? Seeking insight on key administrative issues? The AAAE/Southeast Chapter AAAE Airport Finance and Administration Conference will provide that information and more.
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February 11-14, 2020
Las Vegas, NV
Training & Certification
Prepare for all the duties of your crucial role at this annual conference. Topics cover areas of interest for Airport Public Safety Officers, ARFF Shift Commanders, Airport Operations Managers, Deputy Chiefs and Fire Chiefs.
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February 19-21, 2020
Reno, NV
Environmental
Operations, Safety, Planning and Construction
Training & Certification
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 3-5, 2020
Colorado Springs, CO
Operations, Safety, Planning and Construction
Training & Certification
General Aviation
As the only training workshop created to discuss the latest regulations, technologies and issues concerning military/civilian airfield operations and the growing area of industrial aviation, this annual meeting cannot be missed. Network with and learn from your peers, including military leaders, federal officials, industry colleagues and other aviation professionals.
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March 5-6, 2020
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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March 8-13, 2020
Dallas, TX
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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March 9-12, 2020
New Orleans, LA
Customer Experience
Learn how to delight your customers by providing an exceptional airport customer experience at this informative and exciting symposium. All airport customer experience representatives, customer service consultants, airport directors, and those interested in airports and the customer experience are encouraged to attend!
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March 9-12, 2020
Fort Myers, FL
Environmental
Operations, Safety, Planning and Construction
Join top industry experts to discuss ways in which airports have applied GIS, Building Information Modeling (BIM), Computer Aided Design (CAD), aerial imagery, and other geospatial technologies. Learn from the successes and challenges of your peers and get a look at new technologies and trends relevant to airports and the aviation industry as a whole.
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March 29-31, 2020
Little Rock, AR
Southeast Chapter AAAE Annual Conference and Exposition
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April 6, 2020
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 6-8, 2020
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 6-9, 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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April 17-22, 2020
Houston
South Central Chapter AAAE Annual Conference
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April 26-29, 2020
Buffalo, NY
54th Annual Northeast Chapter International Aviation Snow Symposium
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April 25-26, 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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April 25-26, 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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April 25-26, 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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April 25-26, 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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May 10-13, 2020
Denver, CO
Operations, Safety, Planning and Construction
Federal Affairs
Security
Airports have to prepare for rapid shifts in regulations, technology and air traffic at a faster pace than ever before. Decoding the next challenge has become more of an art than a science. Are you prepared to meet the sharp twists and turns head on? Join us for an unparalleled opportunity to find solutions, sharpen your skills and build relationships that will help you decode the future and advance both your airport and your career.
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June 8-12
Minneapolis, MN
Environmental
Operations, Safety, Planning and Construction
Training & Certification
Enhance the knowledge and skills needed to create a successful wildlife hazard management program in this hands-on, comprehensive, five day course.
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June 23-25, 2020
Austin, TX
International
Operations, Safety, Planning and Construction
Training & Certification
Gain confidence in your ability to handle airport emergencies and better understand how to work together to mitigate threatening situations as you prepare for the unexpected.
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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 18-20, 2020
Reno, NV
Southwest Chapter AAAE Annual Conference and Exposition
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July 28-31, 2020
Alexandria, VA
International
Training & Certification
Prove your expertise on operating and maintaining your airfield’s lighting systems safely and efficiently. The course covers detailed electrical theory and proven maintenance techniques while educating and challenging airport personnel with airfield lighting maintenance responsibilities.
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July 28-29, 2020
Tampa, FL
Customer Experience
General Aviation
Expand your social network and enhance your digital strategy. Connect, chat, engage, exchange and share (no swipe right required) with airport communicators and marketers from around the country.
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August 6-9, 2020
Dubuque, IA
Great Lakes Chapter AAAE Annual Conference
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August 10-13, 2020
Alexandria, VA
Security
Training & Certification
Certify your understanding of aviation security knowledge by completing the ACE Security Review Course, including a 100 question test on the final day.
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August 14-18, 2020
Burlington, VT
Northeast Chapter AAAE Annual Conference
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August 23-25, 2020
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 25-26, 2020
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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August 25-27, 2020
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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September 14-17, 2020
Alexandria, VA
Operations, Safety, Planning and Construction
Training & Certification
This interactive course is comprised of professionally developed material based on Part 139 requirements, and is designed to educate and challenge airport personnel with airfield operations responsibilities.
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September 26, 2020
Savannah, GA
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 26-27, 2020
Savannah, GA
Finance & Legal
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
Save the date for the 2020 National Airports Conference (NAC)!
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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
AAAE Airport Trainers’ 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
Alexandria, VA
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 15-16, 2020
Alexandria, VA
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 19-22, 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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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 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
TBD
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 8-9, 2020
TBD
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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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 27-30, 2021
Savannah, GA
Southeast Chapter AAAE Annual 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+ industry attendees to build relationships, get cutting edge education, hear inspirational keynotes and see the most solutions per square foot.
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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