Educational Sessions

Sunday, May 10

3:15 PM - 4:45 PM

Leveraging Technology for Smart Airport Initiatives

Examples of how airports are working smarter through technology.

Mitigating UAS Risks

How airports and their federal and local partners are working to reduce the risks caused by UAS.

What's Next in Airport Infrastructure Funding & Economic Deregulation

Lawmakers and the administration have unveiled various proposals to improve our nation’s infrastructure. As the infrastructure debate in Washington heats up, learn more about how these proposals could impact airports and discuss other steps that lawmakers could take to help airports pay for a growing list of capital projects.

Monday, May 11

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Airport Concession Trends of the Future

From serving a fundamental need to providing thoughtful experiences, airport concessions have and continue to evolve. Join industry thought-leaders for a close encounter of the concession kind as we explore what their future holds.

Check the Numbers: Airports and Operational Data

An exploration of how airport’s are using data analytics and business intelligence to improve operational performance, stakeholder value and customer satisfaction. Including the positives to be gained and insights into the challenges of implementing metrics into the business.

One-on-One with the Office of Airports

Get answers to your burning questions in this lively session moderated by AAAE’s Melissa Sabatine. Hear from the senior leadership of the FAA Office of Airports on the most current information on funding, compliance, planning and safety issues before the mic gets turned over to you.

Tuesday, May 12

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Airports & the Experience Economy

Travel is increasingly as much about the journey as the destination. Airports are not simply passthroughs, they are gateways to the communities and people they serve. Explore your airport’s role in the experience economy and how your peers are measuring the ROI.

Generation Z: How to Develop & Recruit the Next Generation

Millennials are already working. How can you start to recruit Generation Z into the workforce?

Security & Facilitation Policy Roundtable

Join this open discussion with senior leaders from the Transportation Security Administration and U.S. Customs and Border Protection to discuss aviation security and passenger facilitation issues that have a direct impact on your airport operations. This dynamic session gives you the opportunity to ask top government representatives about the security and facilitation issues most important to you and bring home answers for your organization.

Wednesday, May 13

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Airport Growth Aligned to Community Growth

How the growth of the airport aligns with the growth of a community, and how each can work better together.

The Hidden Challenges of Invisible Disabilities

Discover how airports are recognizing and handling the challenges of invisible disabilities in both employees and passengers.

UAM New Entrants & Their Impact on Airports

What Urban Air Mobility (UAM) means today and how it can impact airports in the future.

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Emergency Management - Planning for the Unexpected

Steps to take in planning for what can’t be planned for, so you are best prepared when responding to and recovering from a completely unexpected event.

Environmental Hot Topics

How airports are managing the top environmental issues today including sustainability, alternative fuels and other hot topics.

The Future of Remote Air Traffic Control Towers

Two airports in the United States are in the process of testing remote air traffic control towers – Leesburg Executive and Northern Colorado Regional Airports. Learn more about how remote towers could provide a cost-effective option and improve aviation safety at airports in the United States and how airports in other countries are using this new technology.