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 airport industry knowledge delivered in accordance with best practices for adult learners.

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March 1-3, 2022 | Nashville, TN

28th Annual AAAE/ACC Airport Planning, Design and Construction Symposium

Increase your knowledge of the latest information and developments impacting the industry at the preeminent technical symposium of the year.

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Meetings

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January 31-February 3, 2022
Frisco, TX
Prepare for all the duties of your crucial role at this annual conference. Topics cover areas of interest for Airport Public Safety Officers, ARFF Shift Commanders, Airport Operations Managers, Deputy Chiefs and Fire Chiefs.
February 23-25, 2022
Daytona Beach, FL
Looking for the latest trends shaping airport finance? Seeking insight on key administrative issues? The AAAE/Southeast Chapter AAAE Airport Finance and Administration Conference will provide that information and more.
March 1-3, 2022
In Person
Nashville, TN
Increase your knowledge of the latest information and developments impacting the industry at the preeminent technical symposium of the year.
March 3-4, 2022
Washington, DC
Make your voice heard on Capitol Hill! Learn about the issues that are high on the legislative agenda for 2022 and connect directly with key congressional and administration leaders on aviation and airport priorities.
March 7-10, 2022
Nashville, TN
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!
March 20-25, 2022
In Person
Dallas, TX
The AAAE/SC Chapter AAAE Loretta Scott, A.A.E. Accreditation/Certification Academy provides an intensive review of the Body of Knowledge modules, and an opportunity to complete the multiple-choice exam at the end of the course.
April 9-12, 2022
Memphis, TN
Southeast Chapter AAAE Annual Conference and Exposition
April 24-26, 2022
In Person
Louisville, KY
ACI-NA and AAAE are bringing together airport board members and commissioners from across the United States to provide training and insightful presentations. All commissioners and board members are encouraged to represent their airport’s interests in Louisville.
April 26-28, 2022
In Person
Minneapolis, MN
Airports play a vital economic role in the community and are increasingly being asked to support its economic development. Explore ways to maximize the airports impact and learn how to position it as a leader by attending this conference.
April 26, 2022
In Person
Minneapolis, MN
Prior to the start of the National Economic Development Conference, we invite you to participate in the one-day, interactive Airport Land Development Workshop.
April 30 - May 1, 2022
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 30 - May 1, 2022
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 30 - May 1, 2022
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 30 - May 1, 2022
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.
May 1-3, 2022
Buffalo, NY
55th Annual Northeast Chapter International Aviation Snow Symposium
May 13-17, 2022
Corpus Christi, TX
South Central Chapter AAAE Annual Conference
June 5-8, 2022
In Person
Seattle, WA
Save the date and make your plans to join us in Seattle!
July 11-14, 2022
In Person
Sonoma, CA
Southwest Chapter AAAE Annual Conference and Exposition
July 19-21, 2022
In Person
Salt Lake City, UT
The Bird Strike Conference will provide insights and solutions for Qualified Airport Wildlife Biologists who need to maintain their FAA qualifications as per AC 150/5200-36B, Qualifications for Wildlife Biologist Conducting Wildlife Hazard Assessments and Training Curriculums for Airport Personnel Involved in Controlling Wildlife Hazards on Airports section 7.3.4.
July 28-31, 2022
In Person
Springfield, MO
Great Lakes Chapter AAAE Annual Conference
August 7-9, 2022
Miami, Florida, USA
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.
August 7-9, 2022
Philadelphia, PA
Northeast Chapter AAAE Annual Conference and Exposition
August 21-23, 2022
In Person
San Francisco, CA
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.
August 22-24, 2022
In Person
Seattle, WA
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.

Upcoming

January 27, 2022
Virtual
1 - 5 p.m. 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).
February 16-17, 2022
Virtual
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Daily
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.
February 24, 2022
Virtual
2 - 3:30 p.m. ET
As robust as air transportation is, the airport is also a fragile ecosystem that can be halted at a moment's notice due to a variety of events including a global pandemic like COVID-19, threats, accidents or emergencies. As such, aviation workers at all levels must prepare mentally in advance of a situation that may have a traumatic and long-term adverse effect on them and others.
March 7-10, 2022
Virtual
10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Daily
ACE Law Enforcement Officer (LEO) is distinguished by its focuses on response protocols and real-world applications, and not just regulatory authority. Response is the key driver for the curriculum. ACE LEO provides training in a uniformed and concise manner to law enforcement and security personnel to competently and confidently do their jobs as well as meet the requirements of 49 CFR 1542.217.
March 11, 2022
Virtual
1 - 5 p.m. ET
Human Trafficking for Airport Law Enforcement Officers and Security Professionals educates those professionals working in the airport environment on how to identify, respond, and intervene in suspected instances of human trafficking. This course will equip LEO and security personnel with tools and resources they need to better understand human trafficking and be responsive to suspected cases, specific to their function at the airport.
May 9-12, 2022
Virtual
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Daily
This interactive course is an extensive review of the ACE Operations study materials, based on Part 139 requirements that cover universally applicable airfield information, as well as operational regulations and procedures specific to the airfield. The course is designed to educate and challenge airport personnel with airfield operations responsibilities, or anyone interested in a related career.
June 27-30, 2022
Virtual
10 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET Daily
This course is designed to provide detailed electrical theory and proven maintenance techniques while educating and challenging airport personnel with airfield lighting maintenance responsibilities. Distinguish yourself within your field by earning this prestigious, unique certification. Receive the best possible education on safety and efficiently operating and maintaining your airfield's lighting systems by becoming an ACE today!
July 17-22, 2022
In Person
Denver, CO
The AAAE/SC Chapter AAAE Loretta Scott, A.A.E. Accreditation/Certification Academy provides an intensive review of the Body of Knowledge modules, and an opportunity to complete the multiple-choice exam at the end of the course.
July 19-20, 2022
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.
October 8, 2022
In Person
Orlando, FL
All A.A.E. candidates are encouraged to participate in this workshop that provides the knowledge needed to successfully prepare for completing the program and final interview.
On Demand
Virtual
On Demand
Prepare to successfully pass the multiple-choice exam and the final interview to earn your C.M. or Accredited Airport Executive (A.A.E.) designation by attending this dynamic virtual training.
On Demand
Virtual
On Demand
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
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
On Demand
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.