96th Annual
AAAE Conference & Exposition

Taking Flight Towards a New Horizon

April 28 - May 1, 2024 | Nashville, TN









Plan to join us in Nashville, TN, April 28 - May 1, 2024, for the 96th Annual AAAE Conference & Exposition.

Unmatched Education, Cutting-edge Solutions, and Invaluable Connections


Leave the conference fully informed with the connections you need.


See the solutions, firsthand, that will save your airport money and keep travelers happy.


Earn CEUs to keep your certification up-to-date.


The largest mix of airports represented and the opportunity to make invaluable connections during well-known networking events.

Keynote Speakers

Registration Information

You acknowledge that in registering for and attending this AAAE event, you agree to adhere to the cancellation policy noted below, AAAE's Duty of Care, and AAAE's Code of Conduct and Terms and Conditions.

* Single Day Rates and A La Carte Ticket options available. See details.

Attendee Registration

Attendee Registration

Exhibitor/Sponsor Registration

Exhibitor/Sponsor Registration

Speaker Registration

Speaker Registration

CANCELLATION POLICY: Registrations, cancellations and refund requests must be submitted in writing. All cancellation requests for registrations received on or before Friday, April 12, 2024, are subject to a $175 cancellation processing fee; approved refunds will be processed after the meeting takes place. There will be no refunds of any kind after this date. Cancellations with outstanding invoices received within two weeks of the start of the conference, will require full payment on the balance due. Refunds will not be provided, and balance dues will not be forgiven for no-shows. Substitutions within the same conference will be accepted without penalties. The difference between member and non-member price will be charged if a non-member replaces a member. Substitutions will be accepted with a written request to AAAEmeetings@aaae.org. The individual substituting for the original registrant is responsible for all financial obligations (balance due; difference in fees due to membership type) associated with that substitution. For all inquiries regarding cancellations, refunds and substitutions, please contact the AAAE Meetings Department at 703.824.0504 or email AAAEmeetings@aaae.org. By submitting a completed registration form, you acknowledge that you have read and understand the cancellation policy. Please note failure to receive a confirmation letter before an event will not be grounds for a refund or credit.

IMPORTANT: AAAE reserves the right to postpone or cancel an event if the number of registrants is insufficient; due to acts of God; or any other reason beyond AAAE’s control. In this event, we will notify all registrants by email and credit the full registration fee towards another AAAE meeting, product or service. However, any costs incurred by the registrant, such as hotel cancellation or airline penalties, are the responsibility of the registrant. Confirmation emails will be sent to attendees shortly after receipt of registration. However, if you have not received a confirmation email two business days prior to the meeting, and you enrolled at least two weeks prior to the meeting, please contact the AAAE Meetings Department at 703.824.0504 or email AAAEmeetings@aaae.org. Please note failure to receive a confirmation letter before an event will not be grounds for a refund.

Special Events


Exhibit Hall Education

Discover educational opportunities in the exhibit hall - from training sessions to case studies and trend talks. Enhance your airport operations with industry experts and thought leaders.

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Volunteer Event

We have partnered with the Tennessee Environmental Council to host a volunteer event on Saturday, April 27, from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.


Evening Event at Grand Ole Opry

On Monday, April 29, join our host, Nashville International Airport®, for an evening of food, drinks, and networking with colleagues, and experience the Grand Ole Opry as one only can in Nashville!

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Airport Tour

Explore the transformation of Nashville International Airport with a behind-the-scenes tour showcasing expansions, new facilities, art installations, and the upcoming Hilton BNA hotel.

Additional Information

Music City

Local Information

Discover Nashville, the Music City with rich culture and history. From the Parthenon replica to Elvis' recordings, explore the vibrant city and plan your adventure at visitmusiccity.com.

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About the Airport

Experience exponential growth at Nashville International Airport with outstanding customer service, facilities, and air service in a safe environment. Offering 99 nonstop destinations and 600 daily flight operations.


Hotel Accommodations

Discover official hotel accommodations for the 96th Annual AAAE Conference & Exposition in Nashville. Beware of unauthorized solicitations. Book now to secure your room at the group rate!


Transportation Information

Book your flights with United Airlines or Delta Air Lines for the meeting with exclusive discounts. Ground transportation options also available. Save on your travel today!

Exhibits & Sponsorship

The Annual AAAE Conference attracts a diverse audience of industry leaders in search of solutions.

This is the ultimate event for capturing the attention of airport leaders gathered to make quality connections, buying decisions, and plans to invest their funds.

Attendee Demographics

  • Two-thirds of attendees make purchasing decisions at the conference

  • Attendees include upper and mid-level management from 250+ airports, as well as FAA, DHS, and TSA personnel

  • Conference coverage reaches millions, including leaders at more than 900 airports

  • 99% of attendees visit the exhibit hall

  • 97% of attendees have buying power

  • 86% of attendees are influenced by exhibitors and sponsors about purchasing decisions

  • 97% of attendees would recommend the conference to their colleagues

Attendee Job Functions

  • Management

  • Operations

  • Security/Safety

  • Concessions

  • Customer Service

  • Environmental

  • Finance

  • Legal

  • Marketing

  • Facilities/Maintenance

  • Terminal Management

  • Airport Planning & Development

Quick Facts

2,500+ airport and aviation professionals in attendance

250+ airports in attendance

Two (2) complimentary exhibitor personnel registrations per 10'x10' (100 SqFt). Exhibitor personnel registrations includes access to all sessions, meals, and receptions Sunday through Tuesday.



Showcase your innovative products and services while you meet face-to-face with your primary target audience.



Build brand recognition by having your brand front and center at the top events and branded items of the conference.

Questions? Contact Us!

Program Information
Danielle Whalen

Attendee Registration, Conference Logistics, and Meeting Space Information

Hotel Reservations
Samantha Wittie

Sponsorship Opportunities, Registration
Amy Trivette

Exhibit Opportunities, Registration
Lisa Williams

Press/Media Inquiries
Brian Kalish

AAAE Membership Information
Gwen Basaria