About the Aviation Issues Conference

The AAAE Aviation Issues Conference has served as the preeminent gathering of aviation professionals  for over three decades, bringing together 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. The 36th Annual Aviation Issues Conference, being held January 9-13, 2022 in Kauai, HI, will once again offer a unique, multi-day format with unparalleled opportunity for direct engagement and exchange with key decision makers, industry leaders, and Washington officials from Capitol Hill, DOT, and DHS.

Who Should Attend?

The AAAE Aviation Issues Conference is a must-attend event for airport executives, board members and commissioners; trade and member associations/organizations; and companies with an interest in aviation and aerospace policy and technology, security, travel and tourism, and the future of the U.S. and international aviation system. Past conference participants have included U.S. Senators and Representatives, DOT and DHS administrators, other top-level agency officials from DOT, FAA, DHS, TSA, and CBP, and key congressional staff. Leaders from virtually every segment of the U.S. and international aviation industry, including executives representing airports, U.S. and international passenger and cargo airlines, labor unions, major aerospace companies, general aviation, and aviation security companies also regularly attend.

Conference Details & Agenda

The 36th Annual Aviation Issues Conference will begin with a reception at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, January 9 and conclude at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, January 13. Registration fees for delegates and guests include evening receptions on January 9, 10 and 12th, and breakfast daily January 10-13. All sessions will take place at Grand Hyatt Kauai. Appropriate dress for all conference functions is casual. Please view the full agenda for additional information.

Sponsorship Opportunities

A significant way to showcase your company’s involvement with the aviation industry is to be a sponsor of the 2022 Aviation Issues Conference. Sponsorship benefits include acknowledgements in the conference literature, exposure on the conference website sponsor directory and on conference signage, verbal recognition during the program, access to an exhibit display and advance copies of the attendee roster. Depending on the level of sponsorship, sponsors may receive complimentary registrations. For more information, please contact Janet Bennett at 703.797.2533 or janet.bennett@aaae.org

Media Access

Because of the open discussion format of this conference, all sessions are off-therecord for members of the media. No audio recordings, still or video photography will be permitted. Media members wishing to attend the conference must register with AAAE in advance. Media registrations will not be accepted on-site. Interviews with delegates can be arranged through AAAE. For more information, please contact Joel Bacon at 703.575.2478 or joel.bacon@aaae.org

Hotel & Travel

Please visit the Hotel and Travel page to view information on hotel options and travel.   


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Contact Us

Program, Media/Press or Sponsorship Information
Joel Bacon

Sponsorship and Exhibitor Information
Janet Bennett

Conference Planning and Hotel Information
Jacky Sher Raker

Registration and Golf Information 
Jonna Thoma