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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July 11-13, 2021 | Las Vegas, NV

93rd Annual AAAE Conference & Exposition

Airports constantly prove their resilience - reinventing themselves against shifts in regulations, technology and air traffic. Learn from what the industry has faced, prepare for what's coming, and ready your organization to show results by joining us in-person in Las Vegas or virtually.

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June 17, 2021
Virtual
3-4 p.m. ET | Virtual
The AAAE Mentorview online series connects members at different points in their career for inspiring conversations around how they got their start, how AAAE has supported their progression, and to share their perspectives on the issues facing airports and aviation today.
July 11-13, 2021
In Person and Virtual
Las Vegas, NV
Airports constantly prove their resilience - reinventing themselves against shifts in regulations, technology and air traffic. Learn from what the industry has faced, prepare for what's coming, and ready your organization to show results by joining us in-person in Las Vegas or virtually.
July 22, 2021
Virtual
Virtual
Airport management at FAA contract towers, officials form airports interested in getting into the FCT program, ATC-related companies, aviation users and other officials interested in the program should not miss this special opportunity.
July 27-28, 2021
Virtual
Times Vary
Connect, engage and exchange at a safe social distance during this lively gathering of airport communicators and marketers from around the country!
July 29-31, 2021
In Person
Lincoln, NE
Great Lakes Chapter AAAE Annual Conference
August 2-6, 2021
Virtual
Virtual
Increase your chances of passing the C.M. exam by up to 40% with this intensive review of the material you need to know. Take the multiple-choice exam at the conclusion of the course and earn your C.M.!
August 8-10, 2021
Virtual
Times Vary
Participate in panel discussions, case studies and shared experiences to explore the airport and facility issues you need to know about.
August 5, 2021
Virtual
Online
Join airport and aviation executives from Latin America, the Caribbean and the U.S. to discuss important topics affecting international aviation in these regions.
August 8-11, 2021
In Person and Virtual
Reno, NV
Southwest Chapter AAAE Annual Conference
August 15-17, 2021
In Person
Burlington, VT
Northeast Chapter AAAE Annual Conference
August 16, 17 & 19, 2021
Virtual
Virtual
Find innovative techniques for avoiding conflicts with birds at this crucially important conference.
August 18, 19, 23 & 24, 2021
Virtual
Virtual
Learn how to utilize best practices while performing snow and ice control measures on airports during winter operations.
August 25-26, 2021
Virtual
Virtual
It’s never too soon to start preparing for deicing and winter operations! Join your colleagues to discuss the challenges winter brings to airports and take an in-depth look at the issues, regulations and new technologies associated with aviation winter operations.
September 9-10, 2021
Virtual
Virtual
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!
September 14-15, 2021
Virtual
Times Vary
Airport/airfield operations and maintenance personnel will learn more about Part 139 and other safety responsibilities in this two-day course.
September 14-15, 2021
Virtual
Times Vary
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.
September 16-17, 2021
Virtual
Times Vary
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 virtual format.
September 23-24, 2021
Virtual
Times Vary
All A.A.E. candidates are encouraged to participate in this one-day workshop that provides the knowledge needed to successfully prepare for completing the program and final interview.
September 25-26, 2021
In Person
Savannah, GA
Get a comprehensive and thorough introduction to the business of airport management focusing on managing non-airline related business functions at airports of any size.
September 26-28, 2021
In Person
Savannah, GA
The NAC offers incomparable opportunities to engage in meaningful discussions with colleagues on priorities within our industry, and strengthen partnerships to advance operations within our airports.
September 29-October 1, 2021
In Person
Savannah, GA
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.
October 5-8, 2021
Salt Lake City, UT
Northwest Chapter AAAE Annual Conference
Tuesday, October 26, 2021
Virtual
4-5:30 p.m. Central European Time (10-11:30 a.m. US Eastern Time)
Engage in discussion and debate on management and operational challenges facing the airport management profession at this unique virtual event.

Upcoming

June 22, 2021
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).
July 26-27, 2021
Virtual
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. ET Daily
If you oversee the operations of airports and military airfields, then this virtual training is for you! 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.
July 28-29, 2021
Virtual
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.
August 2-5, 2021
Virtual
10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. ET 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. Distinguish yourself in the airport community and earn the uniquely prestigious ACE–LEO certification today!
August 6, 2021
Virtual
1 - 5 p.m. ET
Airport security professionals and law enforcement officers are on the frontlines of the fight to end human trafficking. Recent data suggests that more than 60% of trafficking victims move through airports throughout the course of their exploitation, yet identification of these victims remains remarkably low. 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.
August 26, 2021
Virtual
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. ET
In this short course we will provide participants with hands-on knowledge of how to mitigate the inevitable disruptions, planned and unplanned events can have on your airport operations. We will review past disruptive events and participants will have the opportunity to engage in a tabletop exercise to test their level of understanding and see how other airports work.
September 16-28, 2021
Virtual
1 - 5 p.m. EDT, virtual
The Snow Management course is designed to provide 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.
October 11-14, 2021
Virtual
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. ET Daily
The Airport Certified Employee (ACE) Operations virtual review course is an extensive review of the study materials designed to educate and challenge airport personnel with airfield operations responsibilities or anyone interested in a related career.
On Demand
Virtual
On Demand
Get the most critically important updates on the ACE Security body of knowledge during this dynamic virtual training.
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
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
On Demand
The Airport Master Firefighter (AMF) virtual series is an overview of the study materials designed to educate and challenge airport rescue freighting personnel in preparation to earn the prestigious AMF professional designation.
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
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 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 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
On Demand
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.