AAAE Airport Credentialing & Access Control Conference

September 4-5, 2024 | Savannah, GA









About the Conference

The aviation security landscape has been rapidly evolving, specifically with regard to renewed federal priorities on employee vetting and employee access control at airports. The AAAE Airport Credentialing and Access Control Conference brings together airport security and credentialing personnel, TSA leadership, and leading industry technology experts to explore the current challenges we face as well as identify best practices to respond to evolving changes in regulatory requirements and technology advancements.

In addition to reviewing current aviation employee credentialing and access control programs and requirements, this conference will examine, through expert panel discussions, the issues, challenges and opportunities associated with new and proposed initiatives related to aviation credentialing and access control. In particular, conference discussions will focus on new and emerging federal policy which impacts credentialing, advancements in reporting and compliance, and strategies for mitigating the insider threat while simultaneously ensuring efficient and streamlined processes at your airport.

Who should attend:

  • Individuals from airports, airlines, aviation consultant firms and security technology companies involved in identity management, IT integration, access control systems, smart cards and biometrics.

  • Representatives from the Transportation Security Administration, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and recognized leaders in both the aviation and technology industry are being invited to participate on the program.

  • Industry vendors providing credentialing, access control, biometric, smart card and identity management technologies.

Conference Agenda

Click below to view the full agenda. 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's Duty of Care, and AAAE's Code of Conduct and Terms and Conditions.

If you do not see the correct pricing for your member type, please contact to complete your registration for this event.


In U.S. funds drawn on a U.S. bank.

Registration fee includes two continental breakfasts, one luncheon, one welcome reception, all refreshment breaks, and conference materials.

July 19, 2024
July 19, 2024
Airport Member $575 $625
Airport Non-Member $625 $675
Corporate Member $675 $775
Corporate Non-Member $725


Federal Government Employee $390


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.

Cancellation Policy:

Registrations, cancellations and refund requests must be submitted in writing. All cancellation requests for registrations received on or before Friday, August 16, 2024, are subject to a $125 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 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 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.

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 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 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

Please note, failure to receive a confirmation letter before an event will not be grounds for a refund.

AAAE Media Access Policy:

The American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) reserves the right to grant at their 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. Please direct all inquiries to Brian Kalish.

Hotel & Travel

Hyatt SAV

Hotel Accommodations

Rooms are being held at the Hyatt Regency Savannah, located at 2 W. Bay Street, Savannah, GA, phone 912.238.1234. All attendees will receive a special rate of $217/night single/double occupancy, exclusive of applicable room taxes*. The last day to receive this discounted rate is Friday, August 9, 2024. Rooms may sell out before this date so make your reservations today! Reservations made after this date only can be honored on a space and rate available basis. To make your hotel reservations, you can BOOK ONLINE or call the hotel at 912.238.1234, and reference the AAAE room block. Guaranteed reservations must be canceled 72 hours prior to day of arrival to avoid a penalty of one night's room and tax.


Ground Transportation

  • ARRIVING BY AIR: The Hyatt Regency Savannah is located about 11 miles from Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport (SAV), approximately 20-25 minutes via taxi/cab or rideshare. Ground Transportation options can be found on SAV's website.

  • DRIVING/PARKING: Self-parking is available at a nearby city of Savannah garage. Self-parking is based on availability and is located off-site in the Whitaker Street Parking Garage and Bryan Street Parking Garage. In/out privileges do not apply..

Air Travel

United Airlines and Delta Air Lines have been selected as the official air carriers for this meeting. When booking United, refer to the offer code ZNSQ375349. When booking Delta, refer to meeting code NM36J.


United Airlines has been selected as one of the official air carriers for this meeting. United Airlines is pleased to offer discounts of 2% to 10% off published fares. Save an additional 3% by booking your own reservations at Choose your flight times, and access your meeting discounts by inserting ZNSQ375349 in the Promotions and Certificates Offer Code box. Or Call your travel professional or United Meetings at 800.426.1122 for reservations. Refer to Z Code ZNSQ and Agreement Code: 375349.


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, 7:00 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 Exhibiting or Sponsoring!

More than 30 airports of all sizes from across the U.S. and send their staff to this unique conference. Exhibitors will have numerous opportunities to engage with attendees, including the welcome reception, two continental breakfasts, networking breaks and a luncheon.

Tabletop Exhibits

Tabletop Exhibits

This conference is the ideal opportunity for companies interested in reaching representatives from airports, airlines, aviation consultant firms, and security technology companies involved in identity management, IT integration, access control systems, smart cards, and biometrics. Representatives from the Transportation Security Administration, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and recognized leaders in both the aviation and technology industry are being invited to participate on the program. Become an exhibitor today so you can showcase your latest technologies in credentialing, access control, biometric, smart card, and identity management technologies.

Act fast to save! Our best exhibit rates are only available through July 19.



Increase your company's visibility by sponsoring. You will demonstrate your company's dedication to promoting excellence through education with your target audience.

Contact Information

Questions? Contact Us!

Program, Sponsorship, & Exhibits
Sarah Pilli

Registration & Hotel
Dan Reilly

Press & Media Inquiries
Brian Kalish