Agenda subject to change. All sessions will take place at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel.

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2018 Technical Tracks:
   •Track A: Planning
   •Track B: Engineering / Airside
   •Track C: Terminal / Landside
   •Track D: Project / Construction Management
   •Track E: Mini-Tracks

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Thursday, March 1

7:15 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Registration
7:15-8:15 a.m. Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors
Sponsored by: JBTVRH Construction
8:15-9:45 a.m. Plenary Session - The Autonomous Airport

As we move toward a more automated culture, most travelers will adapt to a Jetsonian, automated lifestyle, and every industry we know will be disrupted. For those of us in aviation, this signals the shift from aviation as a service industry to a more transactional activity devoid of the personal touches which made the romance of flight an event. This panel of thought leaders will explore how the passenger remains at the center of the assembly line.

Ty Osbaugh, AIA LEED AP, Gensler
Liliana Petrova, CCXP, JetBlue
Gaylloyd Dadyala, Vanderlande
Ben Pierce, PMP, HDR
9:45-10:15 a.m. Refreshment Break with Exhibitors
Sponsored by: Gensler
10:15-11:45 a.m. Workshop 3
Track A (Planning): High Impact, Low Cost

Making the business case for centralized goods distribution and waste management.
Moderator: Scott Tumolo, C&S Companies

Erin Anderson, Portland International Airport
Jim DeCock, San Diego International Airport
Cory Hazlewood, C&S Companies
Irene Pierpont,  Tampa International Airport
Track B (Engineering / Airside): The Bid Came In At What?

Airport staff and design consultant perspectives centered around chasing construction costs and budgeting through the chaos.

Moderator: David Hunley, Connico

Colette Edminsten, GDOT Aviation Programs
Perfecto Solis, Parsons
James Hay, Memphis International Airport
Thomas Haag, Walsh Group
Track C (Terminal / Landside): Creating Space

Technologies, operational adjustments, remote facilities, and design modifications required to relocate or repurpose traditional airport operations.

Moderator: Jane Ahrens, AIA, Burns & McDonnell

Jack Christine, Charlotte Douglas International Airport
Grant Clifford, Gresham, Smith & Partners
Paul Puckli, CHA Consulting, Inc.
Marc Gambrill, FLL
Track D (PM/CM): Project Development: Beyond the Facilities & Systems

The value of Airport Operational Readiness in focusing and shaping the operational capability of airport projects.
Moderator: Andrew Kirchhoff, Landrum & Brown

Suzanne Phelps, Chrysalis Aviation
Mike McElvaney, Jacobs
David Gruber, WSP
Phil May, Systra
Track E (Mini-Tracks): Breaking Down BIM: Bgeinning With The End In Mind

What airports and airlines want from their BIM, how BIM is used to operate and maintain facilities, how the baton is passed and the importance of early engagement.

Moderator: Mark Baker, Southwest Airlines

Brian Cobb, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport
Angela Newland, CCI Engineering
Kara Bowman, San Francisco International Airport
Michael Santos, Denver International Airport
12-1:30 p.m. Awards Luncheon
Sponsored by: Burns Engineering, Inc.

The AIAA/AAAE/ACC Jay Hollingsworth Speas Airport Award was established in 1983
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Presentation of 2017 ACC Young Professionals Innovation Award

1:30-2 p.m. Dessert with Exhibitors
Sponsored by: C&S Companies, CHA Consulting, Inc.
2-3:30 p.m. Workshop 4
Track A (Planning): Fresh Perspectives, Lessons Learned

Lessons learned and planning tips from outside the U.S. and our aviation bubble.

Moderator: Melissa Solberg, Tampa International Airport

Kiran Merchant, Merchant Aviation
Chad Hartley, Woolpert
Kari Hewitt, VHB
Scott Morrissey, Denver International Airport
Track B (Engineering / Airside): Bigger, Larger, Safer

Airfield, aircraft and circulars - discuss diverse perspectives on runway incursion modeling, hotspot elimination, larger aircraft, folded wing technology, and more.

Moderator: Kevin Bleach, AECOM

Cedrick Johnson, ADCI
Michael Becker, RS&H
Christopher Teem, The Boeing Company
Steve Debban, U.S. Federal Aviation Administration
Track C (Terminal / Landside): Let's Start From Scratch

Using a blank canvas to discuss and display how a greenfield airport would be designed based upon current and future trends in the industry.

Moderator: Pat Askew, HKS

Ross Payton, Corgan
Mark Husser, Grimshaw
Laura Ettelman, AIA, SOM Architects
Track D (PM/CM): Project Partnering: Methods, Myths, and Mastering the Mayhem

Four unique stakeholder perspectives on the Do’s and Don’ts of formal construction partnering, and what you need to know before jumping on the bandwagon.

Moderator: Jennifer Maples, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

Steven Rule, Turner Construction
Eileen Sien, Maryland Airport Authority
Brent Kelley, Corgan 
Cinda Bond, OrgMetrics
Track E (Mini-Tracks): Breaking Down BIM: Getting Beyond 3D

Collaboration methods and the tools used in the development of projects through their full cycles to ultimately address the needs of the end user.

Moderator: AJ Guerrero, VTC

Andrew Bell, Corgan
Mark Ricketson, Woolpert
Kimon Onuma, Onuma, Inc. & Giuliani
Jose Mesa, DBS
3:30-4 p.m. Refreshment Break with Exhibitors
Sponsored by: L3 Security & Detection Systems
4-7 p.m.   Exhibitor Teardown
4-5:30 p.m. Workshop 5
Track A & B (Planning & Engineering / Airside): Perfecting The Baton Pass: Planning To Engineering (Joint Session)

How to seamlessly integrate planning efforts with design and construction, as well as develop plans that can be embraced.

Moderators: Ted Kitchens, George Bush Intercontinental Airport and Shannetta Griffin, John Glenn Columbus International Airport

Jamie McCluskie, Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport
Kathy Masters, Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport
Diego Rincon, Philadelphia International Airport
Robert Ramsey, Nashville International Airport
Track C (Terminal/ Landside): We've Got 5 Years

Trends and buzzwords from recent history and their impacts to airport operations and design.

Moderator: Mary Anne Perkowski, Moye Consulting

Eric Miller, BNP Associates, Inc.
Kevin Shertz, Burns Engineering
Ian McDonald, Bridge Technology, Inc.
Larry Bauman, JMT, Inc.
Track D (PM/CM): Project Construction: Lessons Learned the Hard Way

"Caught in the Crosswind: The 4 Signs That You're Project Is In Trouble, and How to COurse-Correcct"

At their conception, airport construction projects aren’t good or bad…they just are. But once a project begins to take on a life of its own, the outcomes can range from total success to abject failure. This panel of distinguished (and opinionated) aviation design and construction experts have experienced all degrees of project outcomes. Together, they’ve identified the four early-warning indicators that a good project is going bad. Join the interactive discussion as they share lessons learned and ways to keep your project on the centerline.

Moderator: Matt Frankel, JE Dunn Construction

Chris Spann, Burns & McDonnell
Tim Hudson, Gensler
TG Mason, Suffolk Construction
Dwight Pullen, Skanska
Track E (Mini-Tracks): Roadways: The Other Pavements

Intelligent Technology Systems and implication for airports.

Moderator: Forrest Swonsen, Transcore

Allan Dye, Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport
Jill Capelli, Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc.
Michael Mauritz, Transcore
Louis Wolinetz, WSP

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