Meetings

AAAE holds approximately 80 domestic and international meetings each year with nearly 10,000 attendees, comprised of airport and aviation executives. AAAE's meetings deliver industry knowledge tailored for airport professionals and offer important training and networking opportunities for career growth and business development.

MEETINGS CALENDAR

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February 20-22, 2019
Denver, CO
Operations, Safety, Planning and Construction
General Aviation
Increase your knowledge of the latest information and developments impacting the industry at the preeminent technical symposium of the year. With more than 80 technical presentations and 25 unique technical workshops, airport professionals of all disciplines and experience levels will benefit from attending. Attendees will also enjoy networking opportunities, “open mic” sessions with FAA and TSA representatives, new technology exhibits, keynote talks and plenary sessions with industry leaders.
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March 4-7, 2019
Chicago, IL
Customer Experience
Learn how to delight your customers by providing an exceptional airport customer experience at this informative and exciting symposium. All airport customer experience representatives, customer service consultants, airport directors, and those interested in airports and the customer experience are encouraged to attend!
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March 4-7, 2019
Seattle, WA
Environmental
Operations, Safety, Planning and Construction
Join top industry experts to discuss ways in which airports have applied GIS, Building Information Modeling (BIM), Computer Aided Design (CAD), aerial imagery, and other geospatial technologies. Learn from the successes and challenges of your peers and get a look at new technologies and trends relevant to airports and the aviation industry as a whole.
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March 7-8, 2019
Washington, DC
Federal Affairs
General Aviation
Make your voice heard on Capitol Hill! Learn about the issues that are high on the legislative agenda for 2019 and connect directly with key congressional and administration leaders on aviation and airport priorities.
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March 10-15, 2019
Dallas, TX
Training & Certification
Increase your chances of passing the CM exam by up to 40%! Participate in this week-long course facilitated by an industry expert which will provide an intensive review of the material you need to know, including a multiple-choice exam at the conclusion of the course.
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March 25-27, 2019
Tucson, AZ
International
Imagine the future of airports and find ways to prepare for what’s ahead as you interact with your peers from the global airport community and gain the insights to look beyond today. Develop solutions as a group that will allow you to achieve better results for your organization, stay current on trends, and prepare for future success.
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March 26-28, 2019
San Antonio, TX
Operations, Safety, Planning and Construction
Training & Certification
As the only training workshop created to discuss the latest regulations, technologies and issues concerning military/civilian airfield operations and the growing area of industrial aviation, this annual meeting cannot be missed. Network with and learn from your peers, including military leaders, federal officials, industry colleagues and other aviation professionals.
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March 31-April 2, 2019
Myrtle Beach, SC
Southeast Chapter AAAE Annual Conference and Exposition
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April 8-10, 2019
Durban, South Africa
International
Network with airport and aviation colleagues from throughout Africa and the U.S. on airport infrastructure development, airfield safety, aviation security, air service development, non-aeronautical revenue development, public/private sector infrastructure initiatives, airport/airline relations, and other global aviation challenges and opportunities.
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April 27-28, 2019
Buffalo, NY
Operations, Safety, Planning and Construction
Training & Certification
This course offers a 14 CFR Part 139 based curriculum that educates and challenges airport operators, military airfield operators, and anyone interested in pursuing a career in Airport Operations. The most recent information available on Part 139 requirements will be addressed, including revised or pending changes for FAA Advisory Circulars impacting airport operations. Apply the new requirements in a practical environment, and test your knowledge of self-inspection techniques and Airport Certification Manual compliance in this interactive format.
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April 27-28, 2019
Buffalo, NY
Operations, Safety, Planning and Construction
Training & Certification
Specifically for airport/airfield operations and maintenance departments, ASOS schools are a regular recurring part of virtually every airport’s training program. Learn more about Part 139 and other safety responsibilities in this two-day course.
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April 27-28, 2019
Buffalo, NY
Operations, Safety, Planning and Construction
Training & Certification
This course educates airport employees, including snowplow and airport equipment operators, on how to utilize best practices while performing snow and ice control measures on airports during winter operations.
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April 27-28, 2019
Buffalo, NY
Operations, Safety, Planning and Construction
Training & Certification
This course provides airport supervisors, managers, and directors with a stronger knowledge of how to operate safe, efficient, and successful winter operations that meet regulatory and fiscal requirements of a FAR Part 139 certificated airport.
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April 28-May 1, 2019
Buffalo, NY
53rd Annual Northeast Chapter International Aviation Snow Symposium
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April 28-May 1, 2019
Tulsa, OK
South Central Chapter AAAE Annual Conference
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May 5-7, 2019
San Francisco, CA
Operations, Safety, Planning and Construction
Training & Certification
AAAE and ACI-NA are bringing together airport board members and commissioners from across the United States to provide training and insightful presentations on how to get involved in order to meet the challenges facing airports today. All commissioners and board members are encouraged to represent their airport's interests at the conference.
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May 6, 2019
Indianapolis, IN
Finance & Legal
General Aviation
Operations, Safety, Planning and Construction
Prior to the start of the National Economic Development Conference, we invite you to participate in the one-day, interactive Airport Land Development Workshop.
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May 6-8, 2019
Indianapolis, IN
Environmental
Finance & Legal
Federal Affairs
Airports play a vital economic role in the community. Increasingly airports are being asked to support a region’s economic development. This happens through a variety of ways – increased air service opportunities to attract and support existing businesses, partnering with local economic development agencies, or developing their own airport property to attract both aeronautical and non-aeronautical development.
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May 7-9, 2019
Alexandria, VA
Security
Training & Certification
Calling all new and experienced security staff in the aviation industry – this training is for you. The material is applicable across all airport sizes, and is a must in this time of unprecedented security requirements. Join the 800+ LEOs, TSA and aviation security personnel who have already completed this course.
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May 14-16, 2019
Washington, DC
Operations, Safety, Planning and Construction
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Contract Tower Program has been in place since 1982 and currently provides for the contract operation of air traffic control services at 253 airports. The program continues to receive high marks from the Department of Transportation Inspector General, Congress and the National Transportation Safety Board.
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June 16-19, 2019
Boston, MA
Operations, Safety, Planning and Construction
Federal Affairs
Security
The 91st Annual AAAE Conference & Exposition is an unparalleled opportunity to interact with industry experts and peers, exchange ideas and best practices, and gather valuable information to help you continually improve your business, expand your airport’s services and enhance the customer experience. Join us in Boston to advance your airport to the next level as you build on your professional success through the achievements of the industry.
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July 10-12, 2019
Chicago, IL
Training & Certification
Customer Experience
Shape the future of airports at this unique annual gathering of the brightest industry movers and shakers. You'll leave inspired and energized about what’s coming.
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July 14-19, 2019
Denver, CO
Training & Certification
Increase your chances of passing the CM exam by up to 40%! Participate in this week-long course facilitated by an industry expert which will provide an intensive review of the material you need to know, including a multiple-choice exam at the conclusion of the course.
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July 15-16, 2019
Memphis, TN
Operations, Safety, Planning and Construction
Training & Certification
Learn how to utilize best practices while performing snow and ice control measures on airports during winter operations.
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July 16-18, 2019
Chicago, IL
Operations, Safety, Planning and Construction
International
Training & Certification
Prepare for the unexpected by attending this conference. Attendees will leave feeling confident in their ability to handle any airport emergency, and will gain an understanding of how to work together to mitigate any type of threatening situation that occurs.
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July 16-18, 2019
Memphis, TN
Operations, Safety, Planning and Construction
Training & Certification
With record breaking snow fall year after year, it’s never too soon to start preparing for deicing and winter operations. Join airport professionals in discussions focused on the challenges winter brings to airports, and take an in-depth look at the issues, regulations and new technologies associated with aviation winter operations overall.
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July 20-21
Portland, OR
Operations, Safety, Planning and Construction
Training & Certification
The Basic ASOS School is designed for individuals who are relatively new to airport operations, or have not attended a Basic ASOS before and are currently working in airport management, planning or operations.
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July 21-23, 2019
Portland, OR
Operations, Safety, Planning and Construction
Join your colleagues and other industry experts at the ONLY airport-specific facilities management conference! Through panel discussions, case studies and shared experiences, explore in-depth the airport and facility issues you need to know about.
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July 23-24, 2019
Washington, DC
Federal Affairs
Join us in Washington this July to emphasize the federal policy priorities of importance to your airport and the industry.
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July 23-24, 2019
Louisville, KY
General Aviation
Customer Experience
Expand your social network and enhance your digital strategy. Connect, chat, engage, exchange and share (no swipe right required) with airport communicators and marketers from around the country
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July 23-26, 2019
Alexandria, VA
Operations, Safety, Planning and Construction
Training & Certification
Prove your expertise on operating and maintaining your airfield’s lighting systems safely and efficiently, by achieving your ACE Lighting designation. The course covers detailed electrical theory and proven maintenance techniques while educating and challenging airport personnel with airfield lighting maintenance responsibilities.
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July 26-28, 2019
Evansville, IN
Great Lakes Chapter AAAE Annual Conference and Exposition
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July 28-31, 2019
Tucson, AZ
Southwest Chapter AAAE Annual Conference and Exposition
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August 4-6, 2019
Cartagena, Colombia
International
Training & Certification
Operations, Safety, Planning and Construction
Join airport and aviation executives from Latin America, the Caribbean and the U.S. to discuss important topics affecting international aviation in these regions. Hear how others are handling current challenges associated with managing an international airport in today's fast-moving environment.
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August 5-9, 2019
Alexandria, VA
Security
Training & Certification
The ACE-Security Training Course is a 4.5 day program and provides a comprehensive review of the ACE-Security modules in preparation for the 100 multiple choice examination on the last day of the course. The content of the body of knowledge contains a blend of U.S. and international regulatory advisory information that is intended to establish a baseline of aviation security knowledge for professionals working in this dynamic environment.
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August 12-14, 2019
Atlanta, GA
Operations, Safety, Planning and Construction
Training & Certification
Get answers to your toughest SMS questions at this joint association workshop. Come ready to share questions, information and best practices with your airport industry colleagues!
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August 12-15, 2019
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Cananda
Environmental
Training & Certification
Operations, Safety, Planning and Construction
Find innovative techniques for avoiding conflicts with birds at this crucially important conference.
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August 18-20, 2019
Portland, Maine
Northeast Chapter AAAE Annual Conference
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August TBD
Minneapolis, MN
General Aviation
Security
Operations, Safety, Planning and Construction
This annual gathering of industry stakeholders focuses on tackling the most challenging issues facing general aviation today and analyzing current trends to help airports better prepare for the road ahead. The interactive format of the sessions will provide an opportunity to exchange ideas and discuss and debate a variety of issues vital to general aviation.
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TBD
Minneapolis, MN
General Aviation
Operations, Safety, Planning and Construction
This dynamic and highly interactive workshop will take a best practices approach to the development, implementation, and enforcement of a number of extremely critical airport management and compliance documents including general aviation leasing policies, minimum standards, and rules & regulations.
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TBD
Los Angeles, CA
Operations, Safety, Planning and Construction
Training & Certification
Specifically for airport/airfield operations and maintenance departments, ASOS schools are a regular recurring part of virtually every airport’s training program. Learn more about Part 139 and other safety responsibilities in this two-day course.
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September 23-27, 2019
Minneapolis, MN
Operations, Safety, Planning and Construction
Training & Certification
Environmental
Enhance the knowledge and skills needed to create a successful wildlife hazard management program in this hands-on, comprehensive, five day course.
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September 23-25, 2019
Fairbanks, AK
Northwest Chapter AAAE Annual Conference and Exposition
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October 16-17, 2019
Dallas, TX
Operations, Safety, Planning and Construction
Training & Certification
Learn from numerous airfield project case studies from airports of all sizes. Each presentation will be designed to encourage dialogue between panel participants and attendees. Bring specific questions concerning your projects and have them answered at this interactive workshop!
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October 17-18, 2019
Dallas, TX
Operations, Safety, Planning and Construction
Training & Certification
Overcome the challenges associated with pavement maintenance and rehabilitation needs related to your airport's operating environment, and learn how to establish an effective airport pavement management and maintenance program at this comprehensive workshop.
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October 5, 2019
San Antonio, TX
Training & Certification
This one-day workshop will assist candidates in completing the accreditation program and teach them how to better prepare for the final interview.
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October 5-6, 2019
San Antonio, TX
Operations, Safety, Planning and Construction
Finance & Legal
This is a comprehensive and thorough introduction to the business of airport management. This workshop will focus on managing non-airline related business functions at airports. The Essentials of Airport Business Management Workshop will provide attendees with an overview of property and business management issues confronting airports of any size.
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October 6-8, 2019
San Antonio, TX
General Aviation
Operations, Safety, Planning and Construction
Join us for timely discussions, important networking events and debates over the future direction of the nation's aviation sector.
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October 7-10, 2019
Alexandria, VA
Operations, Safety, Planning and Construction
Training & Certification
This interactive course is comprised of professionally developed material based on Part 139 requirements, and is designed to educate and challenge airport personnel with airfield operations responsibilities.
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October 13-15, 2019
Denver, CO
Finance & Legal
Security
Operations, Safety, Planning and Construction
Attendees will gain a comprehensive understanding of airport legal issues, earn CLE credits, and network with government officials and lawyers at this important workshop.
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October 15-17, 2019
Phoenix, AZ
Operations, Safety, Planning and Construction
Customer Experience
Learn the public relations and monetary value of an art program, how to begin and maintain a program, and trusted best practices for a successful program as we highlight the art programs at large and small airports across the U.S. and Canada.
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October 22, 2019
Savannah, GA
Finance & Legal
Passenger Facility Charges are a significant funding source for almost every large, medium, small and non-hub airport in the U.S. Workshop attendees will receive an overview of the PFC process, hear the FAA’s perspective on PFCs, and will have the opportunity to network with their peers, members of the financial community, FAA staff and other PFC stakeholders.
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October 23-24, 2019
Savannah, GA
Finance & Legal
Passenger Facility Charges are a significant funding source for almost every large, medium, small and non-hub airport in the U.S. Workshop attendees will receive an overview of the PFC process, hear the FAA’s perspective on PFCs, and will have the opportunity to network with their peers, members of the financial community, FAA staff and other PFC stakeholders.
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October 28-30, 2019
Seattle, WA
Operations, Safety, Planning and Construction
General Aviation
Environmental
Noise remains a stubbornly persistent environmental challenge for airports. As such, attendees of this important conference will address the latest topics in airport noise management with sessions that look forward at what's to come. Take home best practices and exchange ideas with fellow attendees that include industry partners, FAA, airports, consultants and manufacturers.
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TBD
Chicago, IL
Environmental
Operations, Safety, Planning and Construction
Attend the industry's leading sustainability event and you’ll take away an understanding of relevant megatrends to the aviation sector with a focus on the impact to airports.
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November 17-22, 2019
Alexandria, VA
Training & Certification
Increase your chances of passing the CM exam by up to 40%! Participate in this week-long course facilitated by an industry expert which will provide an intensive review of the material you need to know, including a multiple-choice exam at the conclusion of the course.
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December 9, 2019
TBD
Operations, Safety, Planning and Construction
General Aviation
Gain a guide to airport ramp safety operations and management, practical knowledge on developing, planning and executing airport ramp safety strategies and operational procedures, hazard identification, risk assessment of airport ramp safety activities, and safety management of the airport ramp to comply with the upcoming FAA SMS requirements.
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December 9-11, 2019
TBD
Operations, Safety, Planning and Construction
General Aviation
Achieve a better understanding of the FAA's new runway safety initiatives, policies and procedures at this three day summit. Learn best practices from your peers and industry experts, and better understand what is expected of airports, airlines, pilots and other industry professionals in order to contribute to the culture of safety on our nation’s runways.
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December 4-5, 2019
Crystal City, VA
Security
You are invited to one of the top-attended interactive security events in Washington, D.C. for a dialogue with policymakers from TSA, DHS and Congress. Key takeaways include the complex issues surrounding aviation security today, and what challenges are on the horizon.
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December 6, 2019
Alexandria, VA
Security
Training & Certification
Fulfill the requirements outlined in TSR Part 1542 by attending the Airport Security Coordinator Training School. Learn the latest information available from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) in addition to tools that can make an airport function safely and efficiently.
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December 9-10, 2019
Alexandria, VA
Training & Certification
Operations, Safety, Planning and Construction
This course offers a 14 CFR Part 139 based curriculum designed to educate and challenge all airport operators, military airfield operators, and anyone interested in pursuing a career in Airport Operations. The most recent information on Part 139 requirements will be addressed, including revised or pending changes for FAA Advisory Circulars impacting airport operations. Apply the new requirements in a practical environment, and test your knowledge of self-inspection techniques and Airport Certification Manual compliance in this interactive format.
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January 5-9, 2020
Maui, HI
Federal Affairs
Security
Come together with top-level officials from government and all segments of the aviation industry for in-depth discussions of key issues and charting the course for the Washington agenda in the year ahead.
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February 19-21, 2020
Reno, NV
Operations, Safety, Planning and Construction
General Aviation
Increase your knowledge of the latest information and developments impacting the industry at the preeminent technical symposium of the year. With more than 80 technical presentations and 25 unique technical workshops, airport professionals of all disciplines and experience levels will benefit from attending. Attendees will also enjoy networking opportunities, “open mic” sessions with FAA and TSA representatives, new technology exhibits, keynote talks and plenary sessions with industry leaders.
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April 24-29, 2020
Buffalo, NY
54th Annual Northeast Chapter International Aviation Snow Symposium
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May 3-5, 2020
Little Rock, AR
Southeast Chapter AAAE Annual Conference and Exposition
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May 10-13, 2020
Denver, CO
Operations, Safety, Planning and Construction
Federal Affairs
Security
Network, learn and grow at the 92nd Annual AAAE Conference & Exposition.
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August 14-18, 2020
Burlington, VT
Northeast Chapter AAAE Annual Conference
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October 4-6, 2020
Jackson, WY
Northwest Chapter AAAE Annual Conference