Highlights and Session Formats

Build Proficiency Through Education, Keynotes and Sessions

Conference sessions focus on real-world usable knowledge and hands-on practical answers that can help you and your staff be more effective in daily responsibilities. Experts will lead engaging, solution-driven panels, roundtables and lightening sessions that focus on real solutions to real problems. See the 91st Annual AAAE Conference & Exposition sessions and descriptions.

Knowledge is power. Build on what you know.

Practical training for you and your team.

We understand that learning styles vary — that’s why we’re offering four different session formats to fit your unique learning style:

Storytelling Sessions

Immerse yourself in a 360-degree view of the most pertinent areas of airport management. Comprehensive case studies follow common themes throughout practical examples of success. You’ll engage with session leaders and ask questions to maximize your takeaways. Sessions include:

  • Solutions for Security Threats
  • Priming the Pump - Maintaining a Workforce Pipeline
  • In the Aftermath - Helping Employees After a Crisis
  • Lessons Learned in Emergency Management
  • Preparing for Special Event Challenges
  • Enhancing the Audiovisual Passenger Experience
  • Dealing with Drone Disruption
  • Environmental Responsibility
Training Sessions

Maximize the value of your attendance by participating in a training session meant to keep your airport in compliance and running smoothly and efficiently. Sessions include:

  • Insider Threat Training
  • Smart Airport & Digital Information - Cybersecurity Training
  • ACE Finance Training
  • Mental Health in the Airport Environment Training
Campfire Sessions

Engaging campfire sessions start off with town-hall style presentations that then turn toward the audience. For the remainder of each session, the presenter becomes the facilitator, inviting comments, insights and questions from those around the room, helping you learn from the success of your peers. Sessions include:

  • Airport Infrastructure Funding: What's Next After the FAA Bill?
  • Memoirs from 2025 - Messages from Future Passengers
  • Anticipating Tomorrow's Trends
  • The Cost of Convenience
  • Innovation in Airport Revenue Growth
  • Getting Value from Passenger Feedback
One-on-One Sessions

Legislators, regulators and experts address the rules and regulations of today and tomorrow, helping to effectively prepare your organization for the future. Sessions include:

  • One-on-One with the Office of Airports
  • Security & Facilitation Policy Roundtable
  • Accreditation Final Interview Secrets Revealed

Nowhere else do you have such an opportunity to network with fellow industry colleagues and subject matter experts.
Cris Jensen, A.A.E. // Airport Director // Missoula International Airport

Daily Highlights

Dates and events are subject to change.

Saturday // June 15

  • Volunteer Event
  • Board and Policy Review Committee Meeting
  • AAAE Accreditation Final Interviews

Sunday // June 16

  • AAAE Accreditation Final Interviews and Multiple Choice Exam
  • Chapter Meetings
  • AAAE Executive Business Meeting
  • First-Time Conference Attendee On-site Meet and Greet
  • AAAE Committee Meetings
  • Airports and Academic Members Only Lunch
  • Educational Sessions
  • Exhibit Hall Grand Opening and Welcome Reception

Monday // June 17

  • Exhibit Hall Open
  • AAAE Committee Meetings
  • Innovation Theater Presentations
  • General Session: Doris Kearns Goodwin
  • Educational Sessions
  • Airport Host Event
  • Guest Tour

Tuesday // June 18

  • Exhibit Hall Open
  • AAAE Committee Meetings
  • Educational Sessions
  • Innovation Theater Presentations
  • General Session: Platon
  • Airport Tours
  • General Aviation Airports Workshop and Networking Reception

Wednesday // June 19

  • Educational Sessions
  • Executive Business Breakfast
  • AAAE Awards Luncheon
  • General Session
  • Chair’s Reception
  • Final Banquet
  • Dessert Reception—Denver in 2020