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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 // May 9

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

Sunday // May 10

  • 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
  • Concurrent Sessions
  • Exhibit Hall Grand Opening and Welcome Reception

Monday // May 11

  • Exhibit Hall Open
  • AAAE Committee Meetings
  • Innovation Theater Presentations
  • General Session I
  • Concurrent Sessions
  • Host Airport Event
  • Guest Tour

Tuesday // May 12

  • Exhibit Hall Open
  • AAAE Committee Meetings
  • Concurrent Sessions
  • Innovation Theater Presentations
  • General Session II
  • Airport Tour
  • General Aviation Airports Workshop and Networking Reception

Wednesday // May 13

  • Concurrent Sessions
  • Executive Business Breakfast
  • AAAE Awards Luncheon
  • Chair’s Reception
  • Final Banquet
  • Dessert Reception
  • Thank you to our host:

    Recipient of Trade Show Executive’s Next FASTEST 50 Awards