Agenda

Speaker presentations are available via the hyperlinks in the agenda below.

Monday, August 21  
8 a.m. - 12 p.m.   BSC-USA Steering Committee Meeting
Plum Blossom Room
 
       
8 a.m. - 12 p.m.   BSC-Canada Steering Committee Meeting
Wyeth Room
 
       
12 - 5 p.m.   Registration  
       
1 - 5 p.m.   Early Bird Hands-On Training: B.S.I. (Bird Strike Investigations): Collecting Clues
(Requires separate registration)
(buses depart from the Grand Entrance of the Hilton Anatole at 1 p.m.)
 
       
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.   Joint BSC USA/Canada Committees Meeting
Plum Blossom Room
 
       
5 - 8 p.m.    U.S. Navy Breakout Session
Senators Lecture Hall
 
       
Tuesday, August 22  
 7 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.   Registration  
       
7 - 8 a.m.
  Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors
 
       
 8 a.m.   Welcome to the 2017 North American Bird Strike Conference
Sarah Brammell, Chair, Bird Strike Committee USA
Gary Searing, Chair, Bird Strike Committee  Canada
 
 
 
8:15 a.m.   Housekeeping
John Ostrom, C.M. Chair, Annual Conference Committee
 
       
8:30 a.m.   Welcome to Dallas
Chad Makovsky, C.M., ACE, Executive Vice President of Operations, Dallas Fort Worth International Airport
 
       
8:45 a.m.   Keynote Address  
       
9:30 a.m.   Bird Strike Committee USA and Bird Strike Committee Canada Updates
Sarah Brammell, Chair, Bird Strike Committee USA
Pierre Molina, Airport Representative - Quebec Region, Bird Strike Committee Canada
 
       
10 - 10:30 a.m.
  Refreshment Break with Exhibitors
   Sponsored by: Mead & Hunt, Inc.
 
       
10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  Technical Session I
Moderator: Kimberly Owen, The Boeing Company
 
       
10:30 a.m.   TS1-P1 - FAA and Transport Canada Regulatory Updates
John Weller, U.S. Federal Aviation Administration
Devon Harris, Transport Canada
 
       
11 a.m.   TS1-P2 - Human Fatalities and Destroyed Aircraft Due to Wildlife Strikes, 1912 to Present
Phil Shaw, Avisure
 
       
11:30 a.m.   TSI-P3 - Unusual Wildlife Hazards to Aviation - An Overview
John Weller, U.S. Federal Aviation Administration
 
       
12 - 1 p.m.
  Lunch with Exhibitors
 
       
1 - 2:30 p.m.
  Technical Session II
Moderator: Chris Pollock, John Glenn Columbus International Airport
 
       
1 p.m.   TS2-P4 - Rotorcraft
Michael Smith, Bell Helicopter Textron
 
       
1:30 p.m.   TS2-P5 - Integrating Bird Strike Risk and Avian Survey Data to Prioritize Management Goals
Dr. Brad Blackwell, USDA
 
       
2 p.m.   TS2-P6 - Efficacy of an Acoustic Hailing Device as an Avian Dispersal Tool
Dr. Travis DeVault, USDA
 
       
2:30 - 3 p.m.
  Refreshment Break with Exhibitors
 
       
3 - 5 p.m.
  Technical Session III
Moderator: Johnny Metcalf, Orlando International Airport
 
       
3 p.m.   TS3-P7 - Mandatory vs. Voluntary Reporting: Contribution of Mandatory Occurrence Reports to the National Wildlife Strike Database
Dr. Richard Dolbeer, USDA
 
       
3:30 p.m.   TS3-P8 - My CUP Runneth Over: Mitigating Wildlife Hazards with a CUP
Dr. Nicholas Carter, Birdstrike Control Program
 
       
4 p.m.   Vendor Presentations
Moderator: John Ostrom, C.M., Chair, Annual Conference Committee
 
       
5:15 - 6:30 p.m.
  Exhibitors Social and Poster Session
 
       
Wednesday, August 23
 
7 - 9 a.m.   U.S. Air Force Breakout Session
Grand E
 
       
8 - 9 a.m.    U.S. Navy BASH Working Group Meeting
Plum Blossom  
 
       
8 -9 a.m.   Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors
 
       
 9 - 10 a.m.   Concurrent Session I
Moderator: Seth Nygren, Chicago Rockford International Airport
Grand D
Concurrent Session I
Moderator: Devon Harris, Transport Canada
Grand E
       
 9 a.m.   CS1A-P9 - From Field Data to Management Action: A Workflow for Management Intervention Design to Reduce Raptor Strike Risk at MCAS Iwakuni, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan
Taylor Houston, ManTech International
CS1B-P11 - Collaboration for Triple Win: Feasible, Affordable, and Regionally Significant Off-site Mitigation
Lisa Harmon, Mead & Hunt, Inc.
       
 9:30 a.m.   CS1A-P10 - Tools For Success - A Review of Active Wildlife Management Tools Used at Vancouver International Airport
Tanya Drapeau, Avisure Services
CS1B-P12 - (Air)field of Dreams: Executing a Strategy for Safety and Sustainability at DFW Airport
Cathy Boyles, Dallas Fort Worth Int'l Airport
Amanda K. Neill, Dallas Fort Worth Int'l Airport
       
 10 - 10:30 a.m.   Refreshment Break with Exhibitors
   Sponsored by: Reed-Joseph International Company
 
       
 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.   Concurrent Session I
Moderator: Craig Quick, GE-Aviation
Grand D
Concurrent Session II
Moderator: Dr. Tim Nohara, Accipiter Radar
Grand E
10:30 a.m.   CS2A-P13 - Parasite and Disease Risks for Wildlife Biologists
Dr. Jay Tischendorf, American Ecological Research Institute (AERIE)
CS2B-P15 - Civil Airports from a Landscape Perspective: Implications for Reducing Damaging Bird Strikes
Dr. Morgan Pfeiffer, USDA Wildlife Services
       
11 a.m.   CS2A-P14 - A Small & Portable Air Dancer for Scaring Birds Away from Airport
Bionic Porcupines 2.0
CS2B-P16 - A Concept for Enhanced Bird Threat Information in the ATCT: WiSC Research Update
Mark Hale, CSSI, Inc.
       
11:30 - 11:45 a.m.    Bus Loading for Field Trip to Airport
(buses depart promptly at 11:45 a.m. from the Grand Entrance of the Hilton Anatole Hotel)
 
       
 11:45 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.   Field Trip: Lunch, Airport Tour- Dallas Fort Worth International Airport
and Exhibitor Demonstrations

   Hosted by: Dallas Fort Worth International Airport

 
       
7 - 9 p.m.   Bird Strike Quiz Bowl
Grand E
 
       
Thursday, August 24  
       
8 - 9 a.m.   Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors
 
       
 9 - 10 a.m.   Technical Session IV
Moderator: Rolph Davis, LGL Limited
 
           
 9 a.m.   TS4-P17 - Filling a Critical SMS Information Gap for Bird Strike Risk Management off Airport and at Night
Dr. Tim Nohara, Accipiter Radar
     
           
 9:30 a.m.   TS4-P18 - Effects of Biurnal Bird Use Patterns on Airport Hazard Assessments
Dr. Raymond Iglay, Mississippi State University
     
       
10 - 10:30 a.m.    Refreshment Break with Exhibitors
 
       
10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.   Technical Session V
Moderator: Dr. Tim Nohara, Accipiter Radar 
 
       
 10:30 a.m.   TS5-P19 - Using Radar for Minimizing Aviation Bird Strikes: Don't Overthink It!
Jesse Lewis, DeTect, Inc.
     
           
 11 a.m.   TS5-P20 - Wildlife Hazard Management at Hawaii Airports- Panel Discussion
Martinez Jacobs, Airport Fire Chief & Acting Airports Operations Officer
Craig S. Clark, State Director, USDA
Dr. Trevor D. Lu, USDA Maui District
John Weller, FAA
     
           
12 - 1 p.m.   Lunch with Exhibitors
 
       
1 - 2:30 p.m.   Technical Session VI
Moderator: Hannah Ashbaugh, Dallas Fort Worth Int'l Airport
 
           
 1 p.m.   TS6-P21 - North Central Texas Wildlife Consortium- Panel Discussion      
           
 2 p.m.   TS6-P23 - Employing Lethal Control: Strange Bedfellow Make for Strong Support
Rob Denkhaus, Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge
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2:30 p.m.   Closing Remarks
Sarah Brammell, Chair, Bird Strike Committee USA
Gary Searing, Executive Director, Bird Strike Committee Canada
 
       
2:45 - 3:30 p.m.   BSC-USA Committee Discussion
All Candidates Welcome