AAAE Events

Build relationships, enhance your career and advance your airport at a meeting, workshop, conference, or webinar. Get ahead of the curve—and even impending regulations—with cutting-edge industry knowledge delivered in accordance with best practices for adult learners.

Upcoming

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February 6-8, 2023 | Fort Lauderdale, FL

34th Annual AAAE/Southeast Chapter AAAE Finance and Administration Conference

Looking for the latest trends shaping airport finance? Seeking insight on key administrative issues? The AAAE/Southeast Chapter AAAE Airport Finance & Administration Conference will provide that information and more.

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Meetings

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February 2, 2023
Virtual
2-3 p.m. (ET)
As demand steadily increases for travel around the world, it is becoming more apparent that it is time to rethink how airport spaces are managed. If we can’t grow to accommodate more travelers, what technology makes us more efficient in serving them and growing our business? In this webinar, we will discuss some ways airports have improved their passenger experience and operational processes.
February 6-8, 2023
In Person
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Looking for the latest trends shaping airport finance? Seeking insight on key administrative issues? The AAAE/Southeast Chapter AAAE Airport Finance & Administration Conference will provide that information and more.
February 26 - March 1, 2023
In Person
Daytona Beach, FL
Prepare for all the duties of your crucial role at this annual conference presented by the ARFF Training Alliance. Content is relevant to the important work of Airport Public Safety Officers, ARFF Shift Commanders, Airport Operations Managers, Deputy Chiefs, and Fire Chiefs.
March 1-3, 2023
In Person
Anaheim, CA
The Airport Consultants Council (ACC) and the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) are proud to present the Airport Planning, Design and Construction Symposium - widely known as the preeminent technical event of the year where attendees learn about the latest information and developments affecting the industry.
March 15-17, 2023
In Person
Salt Lake City, UT
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.
March 19-24, 2023
In Person
Dallas, TX
The AAAE/SC Chapter AAAE Loretta Scott, A.A.E. Accreditation/Certification Academy provides an intensive review of the new Body of Knowledge modules, and an opportunity to complete the multiple-choice exam at the end of the course.
March 21-22, 2023
In Person
Washington, DC
Make your voice heard on Capitol Hill! Learn about the issues that are high on the legislative agenda for 2023 and connect directly with key congressional and administration leaders on aviation and airport priorities.
April 3-5, 2023
In Person
Louisville, Kentucky
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!
April 18-20, 2023
In Person
Cincinnati, OH
Discuss issues of common concern with relevant stakeholders and consider potential solutions in a cordial and relaxed environment. You'll leave full of ideas to improve your planning and management programs.
April 22-23, 2023
In Person
Buffalo, NY
Specifically for airport/airfield operations and maintenance departments, ASOS schools are a regular recurring part of virtually every airport’s training program. In this advanced class, participate in group Part 139 problem-solving exercises and discuss best management practices.
April 22-23, 2023
In Person
Buffalo, NY
Specifically for airport/airfield operations and maintenance departments, ASOS schools are a regular recurring part of virtually every airport’s training program.
April 22-23, 2023
In Person
Buffalo, NY
This course educates airport staff and contractors, including snowplow and airport equipment operators, on how to utilize best practices when performing snow and ice control measures on airports during winter operations.
April 22-23, 2023
In Person
Buffalo, NY
This course provides airport supervisors, managers, and directors with a deeper understanding of how to operate safe, efficient, and successful winter operations that meet regulatory and fiscal requirements of a FAR Part 139 certificated airport.
April 29-May 2, 2023
Richmond, VA
Southeast Chapter AAAE Annual Conference
June 3-5, 2023
In Person
Denver, CO
Save the date and plan to join us in the Mile High City!
July 23-26, 2023
In Person
Phoenix, AZ
Southwest Chapter AAAE Annual Conference
July 28-30, 2023
In Person
Dubuque, IA
Great Lakes Chapter AAAE Annual Conference
August 13-15, 2023
In Person
Erie, PA
Northeast Chapter AAAE Annual Conference
September 10-12, 2023
In Person
Spokane, WA
Delegates to our 2023 National Airports Conference (NAC) will gather in Spokane, Washington, September 10-12, to discuss timely topics, engage in important networking events, participate in debates over the future direction of the nation’s aviation industry, and more!
September 20-22, 2023
In Person
Kelowna, BC, Canada
Northwest Chapter AAAE Annual Conference
January 7-11, 2024
In Person
The Big Island, HI
Participate in-depth discussions of key issues and get an early preview on what’s ahead for the Washington agenda.
March 5-7, 2024
In Person
Salt Lake City, UT
Increase your knowledge of the latest information and developments impacting the industry at the preeminent technical symposium of the year.
April 28-May 1, 2024
In Person
Nashville, TN
Save the date for the 96th Annual AAAE Conference & Exposition in Nashville, Tennessee!

Upcoming

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February 1-2, 2023
Virtual
1 - 4 p.m. ET
Airport 101 is tailored to new airport professionals and incoming public officials to enhance the individual’s understanding of the aviation story, industry leaders, airport management issues, current challenges faced by industry leaders and strategies for implementing sensible strategic plans or goals. It is designed to present new airport board members or commissioners, senior and mid-level airport executives, and entry level with a substantive and thoughtful review of the airport industry. This course also gives a capstone summary of the airport management environment from A-Z.
February 6-9, 2023
In Person
Las Vegas, NV
The Airport Certified Employee (ACE) Operations series is an overview of the study materials designed to educate and challenge airport personnel with airfield operations responsibilities or anyone interested in a related career.
February 15-16, 2023
Virtual
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. ET Daily
Get a solid overview of 14 CFR Part 139 requirements and better understand the federal guidelines that affect the way your airport complies with regulations. The Basic ASOS Training 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.
February 22-23, 2023
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. ET Daily
Advanced Schools are tailored for individuals who have either attended an earlier ASOS school, experienced one or more annual FAA Certification Inspections or have at least two years of experience in airport operations. The school has fewer prepared presentations, and more group Part 139 problem-solving exercises so that all attendees can actively participate in the proceedings. Participants are encouraged to discuss best management practices and lessons learned at their airports or from other experiences.
March 8-9, 2023
Virtual
10:00 am to 5:00 pm ET
Designed to establish a general knowledge base for airport professionals working in the airport Credentialing Office. The curriculum provides important history that helps a Trusted Agent better understand the security platform from which they now are required to work. The course focuses on understanding the complexities that have been continuously added to the requirements for vetting, issuing, tracking and auditing airport credentials and is based on Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations– 1542 series, and TSA Security Directives.
April 19, 2023
Virtual
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm ET
Human Trafficking for Airport Professionals educates those working in the airport environment on how to identify, respond, and intervene in suspected instances of human trafficking. In this training you will learn how to define human trafficking and how it presents itself domestically in the United States, specifically in an airport environment, identify red flags, manage immediate needs for potential victims, understand what resources are available to you, and most importantly - Understand the importance of reporting and address concerns regarding liability (“what if I am wrong” mentality).
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On Demand
Virtual
On Demand
The purpose of the Accreditation Program writing requirement is to demonstrate to the Board of Examiners (BOE) that executive candidates can write effectively on a topic relevant and significant to airport management. Two options for completing the Accreditation program writing requirement are the Management Paper and Case Study. This workshop was developed to assist candidates with the paper writing process and help them understand what the BOE defines as a successful paper.
On Demand
Virtual
On Demand
Learn ways in which you can build the mental strength needed to handle psychologically taxing events such as global pandemics like COVID-19, threats, accidents or emergencies that can take place in the airport.
On Demand
Virtual
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Cover a variety of techniques and recommendations that address the unique operational challenges and responsibilities of the airport communication center dispatcher.
On Demand
Virtual
On Demand
This course provides both operations and security personnel the necessary information and perspectives on the basics of securing a public-use airport.
On Demand
Virtual
On Demand
COVID-19 vaccines have started distribution, and normalcy is on the horizon. With that, however, comes a return to the risks of normal passenger traffic. Be prepared with this 2-day overview of emergency response, disaster preparedness and crisis management.
On Demand
Virtual
On Demand
This workshop provides an introduction to the commercial airport world giving attendees a grasp of the different missions and complexities of civilian airport operations. Another component is a discussion on how to approach the job market, including translating military experience into civilian language on a resume, so HR reps will recognize that candidates have the requisite skills for the job.
On Demand
Virtual
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Better understand how airports are financed and how the finance function of the airport performs the services that they provide. We'll cover the sources of revenue, how the budgeting process works and what to you need to know about audits.
On Demand
Virtual
On Demand
This two-part series provides an overview of the performance requirements for airport lighting fixtures and the function they perform.
On Demand
Virtual
On Demand
This course provides a basic understanding of the principles and techniques of escort operations with a primary focus on the impact to airport operations. Attendees will gain an understanding of basic escort operation principles and methodologies, how to integrate escorts into the airport security environment based on threat level, and best practices for how to mitigate the impact to airport operations.