Aviation Wildlife Management Conference
Bird Strike Committee USA

What Is Due Diligence?

August 20-22, 2024 | Royal Sonesta Minneapolis Downtown | Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN

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About the Conference

We look forward to welcoming you to Minneapolis/St. Paul from August 20-22 for the 2024 Aviation Wildlife Management Conference. This year's theme is What Is Due Diligence?

Attendees will observe informative presentations on strategies and site-specific approaches used to reduce the risk that wildlife pose to safe airport operations. There will be several opportunities throughout the conference to interact with a wide variety of stakeholders, subject matter experts, and partners in the industry. We encourage you to take advantage of this conference to expand your network by engaging with Bird Strike USA Steering Group members, presenters, and other civilian and military attendees. This conference will provide a collaborative atmosphere where proactive, reactive, and adaptive strategies are shared and improved. We look forward to advancing the common objective of providing safe airport environments by properly addressing aviation wildlife management issues.

Who Should Attend?

  • Wildlife and wetland resource managers
  • Land-use planners
  • FAA inspectors - including airports, air traffic, and flight standards
  • Airline and aircraft owners/operators
  • Military and civilian personnel responsible for airfield operations
  • University researchers
  • Engineers
  • Aviation representatives
  • Aerospace manufacturers/industries
  • Waste management operators
  • Anyone interested in mitigating wildlife strikes

Photo and Poster Contests

Photo Contest

We are accepting submissions for our poster contest through Thursday, August 1, 2024.  Review our criteria and be sure to submit your photo(s) before the deadline!

Poster Contest Call for Entries

Aviation professionals are invited to submit artwork on aviation safety, focusing on bird strike reporting, wildlife hazard awareness, and prevention of bird/wildlife strikes at airports. Review the criteria and and be sure to submit your entries by Friday, August 2, 2024.

Conference Agenda

The draft 2024 agenda is available. Agenda is subject to change, please check back for updates.

Registration Fees & Deadlines

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

If you are not seeing the correct pricing appear for your member type, please contact member.services@aaae.org to complete your registration for this event.

2024 REGISTRATION FEES

  On/Before
July 12, 2024
After
July 12, 2024
All Attendees $455 $530
Students* $150 $150

*In order to receive the discounted rate, students must provide a copy of their student ID indicating full-time status and cannot be employed by an aviation industry organization. Email student ID to aaaemeetings@aaae.org with receipt of registration payment.

AAAE accepts registration regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation, sex, physical disability and national or ethnic origin. This includes but is not limited to admissions, employment and educational services. If you require any special assistance to participate or have special dietary requirements, email aaaemeetings@aaae.org.

Cancellation Policy:

Registrations and cancellations must be submitted in writing. Cancellation requests received before Friday, August 2, 2024, are subject to a $125 processing fee and will be processed after the meeting takes place. There will be no refunds after this date. Substitutions will be accepted without penalties and no-shows will be billed. For all inquiries regarding cancellations and refunds, 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.

NOTE: 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 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 letters will be emailed to attendees within two weeks of 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 AAAEmeetings@aaae.org. Please note failure to receive a confirmation letter before an event will not be grounds for a refund.

Media Access Policy

AAAE reserves the right to grant at its sole discretion access to TV, radio and print media organizations or individuals that have registered and received prior authorization from AAAE at least 72 hours prior to an AAAE event they wish to cover. Due to the sensitive nature of some discussions, not all sessions at some AAAE events will be open to media. AAAE retains the sole right to grant or refuse media access for any event or section of an event it operates.

Hotel & Travel

Sonesta

Hotel Accommodations

The main conference sessions will be held at the Royal Sonesta Minneapolis Downtown, located at 35 S 7th Street, Minneapolis, MN. For your convenience, a block of rooms has been made available and all attendees will receive a rate of $148 per night (single/double). The last day to receive this discounted rate is Friday, July 26, 2024. Rooms may sell out before this date, be sure to make your reservation today! Reservations made after this date only can be honored on a space available basis at the hotel’s prevailing rates. To book your room, please use the online reservation link or call the hotel directly at 612.339.4900 and ask for the AAAE meeting rate. Cancellation of guaranteed reservations must be received 48 hours prior to arrival in order to avoid a charge equal to one night’s room and tax.

Transportation

The Royal Sonesta Minneapolis Downtown is located 10 miles from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and the ride takes approximately 15-20 minutes. Alternatively, Transportation Network Companies (TNC) Uber and Lyft do operate at the airport, as well as light rail, and may be less expensive. Get more information on ground transportation at MSP.

Air Travel

United Airlines and Delta Air Lines have been selected as the official air carriers for this meeting.

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United Airlines has been selected as one of the official air carriers for this meeting. You may book online via www.united.com and enter the Offer Code ZNSQ375349 in the Offer Code box or call United Reservations Meetings Desk at 800.426.1122 and provide the Z Code ZNSQ and Agreement Code 375349. For all tickets issued through United Meetings Reservations Desk, there will be a $25 per ticket service fee collected. This fee is subject to change without notice. Such service fee is nonrefundable and applies to all itineraries, one-way or round-trip. Black-out dates apply.

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Delta Air Lines is pleased to offer special discounts for American Association of Airport Executives. Please click here to book your flights. You may also call Delta Meeting Network® at 1.800.328.1111* Monday–Friday, 7 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. (CT) and refer to Meeting Event Code NM36J.

*Please note there is not a service fee for reservations booked and ticketed via our reservation 800 number.

Make a Lasting Impression by Sponsoring & Exhibiting!

Tabletop Exhibit

Tabletop Exhibits

This three-day conference highlights recent developments and ideas in addressing wildlife hazards to aircraft that occur in the airport environment. As an exhibitor, you will connect with more than 300 industry experts ready and eager to learn more about your products and services.

Exhibit Booth Fees (in USD funds drawn on a U.S bank)

On/Before July, 2024

After July 5, 2024

Tabletop Exhibit Space with One Complimentary Registration

$1,800

$2,100

Additional Booth Personnel

$450

$500

     

Packages

Package Price

 

Tabletop Exhibit and Continental Breakfast Co-Sponsorship Package

$3,780

 

Tabletop Exhibit and Co-Sponsorship Package

$4,770

 

 

Exhibitors

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Sponsorship

This three-day conference highlights recent developments and ideas in addressing wildlife hazards to aircraft that occur in the airport environment. As a sponsor, you will connect with more than 300 industry experts ready and eager to learn more about your products and services.

Sponsorships are offered on a first-come, first-served basis, so act now before these opportunities are gone! Gain an advantage over the competition before we sell out; sign up to sponsor today.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Tuesday, August 20 - Continental Breakfast

Exclusive Price: $4,800

Co-Sponsor Price: $2,400

 

Tuesday, August 20 - AM Refreshment Break

Exclusive Price: $4,000

Co-Sponsor Price: $2,000

 

Tuesday, August 20 - Lunch with Exhibitors

Exclusive Price: $7,000

Co-Sponsor Price: $3,500

 

Tuesday, August 20 - PM Refreshment Break

Exclusive Price: $4,600

Co-Sponsor Price: $2,300

 

Tuesday, August 20 - Welcome Reception

Exclusive Price: $12,000

Co-Sponsor Price: $3,500

 

Wednesday, August 21 - Continental Breakfast

Sponsonsored by: Reed-Joseph International Comapny, Margo Supplies

Exclusive Price: $4,600

Co-Sponsor Price: $2,300

 

Wednesday, August 21 - AM Refreshment Break

Exclusive Price: $4,000

Co-Sponsor Price: $2,000

 

Wednesday, August 21 -Quiz Bowl

Sponsored by: SES Environmental Resource Solutions

SOLD

 

Thursday, August 22 - Continental Breakfast

Exclusive Price: $4,800

Co-Sponsor Price: $2,000

 

Thursday, August 22 - AM Refreshment Break

Exclusive Price: $4,000

Co-Sponsor Price: $2,000

 

Thursday, August 22 - Box Lunch with Exhibitors

Exclusive Price: $7,000

Co-Sponsor Price: $3,500

 

Lanyards (sponsor must provide)

Exclusive Price: $3,850

 

Name Badges 

Exclusive Price: $4,400

 

Note Pads and Pens (sponsor must provide)

Exclusive Price: $3,850

 

Please contact Lisa Williams at 703.824.0504 with any questions about exhibiting or sponsoring.

This conference's powerful audience includes:

  • Airport employees who implement wildlife hazard management

  • Military and civilian personnel responsible for airfield operations

  • FAA Certification Inspectors

  • FAA Environmental Protections Specialists

  • FAA and Military Air Traffic Control

  • USDA Wildlife Services personnel

  • Consultants, contractors, and government employees involved in wildlife hazard management

  • Pilots, airlines, and aviation stakeholders

  • Land-use planners

  • University researchers and students

  • Waste management operators

  • Federal, State, and Local wildlife, wetland, or natural resource managers

  • Anyone interested in controlling conflicts between birds and aviation

Contact Information

Questions? Contact Us!

Program
Jim Laughlin
Bird Strike Committee Program Chair

Registration & Hotel
Dan Reilly
703.797.2526

Sponsorship & Exhibits
Lisa Williams
703.824.0504

Press & Media Inquiries
Brian Kalish
703.575.2461