Educational Sessions

Sunday, May 10

3:15 PM - 4:45 PM

Leveraging Technology for Smart Airport Initiatives

Smart technology is everywhere, but how are your peers using it to make their airports run more efficiently? Attend this panel for examples of smart tech in action and bring your own examples to share.

Mitigating UAS Risks

As the number of UAS incidents increase, it is now more important than ever that an airport maintain a strategy for managing these risks. Learn how airports and their federal and local partners are working together on this initiative during this can’t-miss session.

What's Next in Airport Infrastructure Funding & Economic Deregulation

The U.S. House of Representatives has extended FAA programs for another five years, and Congress is considering a number of related ideas on infrastructure that are yet to be established. This session focuses on several bills currently under consideration in the House and Senate, and what the impact of each will be on your airport.

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.

Measuring Up - How Metrics Can Help & Harm Your Airport

Data and metrics collected throughout your airport can be a goldmine of insight into trends and anticipated problems, so long as you are using the right information effectively. Participate in this lively discussion on the benefits and pitfalls of using metrics in the airport environment.

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

With millennials already climbing the ladder, it’s time to cultivate generation Z for entry and advancement into the airport workforce. Gain tips and strategies for filling a robust recruitment pipeline in this dynamic session.

Security & Facilitation Policy Roundtable

Ask senior leaders from TSA and CBP about the security and facilitation issues most important to you. This open forum will allow you to bring home answers on the most critically important issues your airport faces today, while preparing for tomorrow.

Wednesday, May 13

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Airport Growth Aligned to Community Growth

The economic footprint an airport can have on its community is vast. Understand this connection and explore ways in which the mutually beneficial relationship between airport and community can thrive during this lively panel discussion.

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

Urban Air Mobility (UAM) is shaping the future of transportation and is therefore bound to make a significant impact on airport operations and airspace. Find out what the new reality of the airport environment will look like and learn about what you can do to prepare.

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Emergency Management - Planning for the Unexpected

Understand the steps to take in planning for the things that “can’t be planned for.” Leave this session better prepared for responding to and recovering from a completely unexpected event.

Environmental Hot Topics

Explore existing concerns and get ahead of what’s developing in the realm of airport environmental issues. Find out what your peers are doing now and bring home fresh ideas.

Remote ATC Towers

Are remote ATC towers the wave of the future? Hear from your airport colleagues on their implementation experiences and better understand the costs and benefits to determine if this could be the right move for your airport.

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