Airport Planning, Design, and Construction Symposium

March 5-7, 2024 | | Salt Lake City, UT









Together with the Airport Consultants Council (ACC), we are proud to present the Airport Planning, Design, and Construction Symposium at the Calvin L. Rampton Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, UT, March 5-7, 2024. 

Widely known as the preeminent technical event of the year where attendees learn about the latest information and developments affecting the industry.

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Why Attend?

Increase your knowledge about the latest airport technical issues and trends by attending the American Association of Airport Executives/Airport Consultants Council Airport Planning, Design and Construction Symposium. The symposium is considered the preeminent technical event where attendees learn about the latest information and developments affecting the industry.

The symposium offers highly technical content for airport professionals of all disciplines and experience levels. Workshops include a balanced mix of presentations and interactive discussions between subject matter experts and participants on a broad range of topics. Technical tracks cover planning, terminal/landside, engineering/airside, and program management/construction management, as well as two mini-tracks featuring interactive workshops on the airport terminal of the future, with workshops focused on enhancing diversity at the workplace and in airport projects. Sustainability, IT, security, and the latest in airport research will be incorporated into the program and designated through icons to help inform your session selections. Plenary sessions and a keynote luncheon will cover new trends and innovations that will impact airport professionals today and into the future. The symposium also features a robust program for aviation young professionals, including technical training and opportunities for professional development.

Who Should Attend?

The symposium is geared for airport professionals involved in planning, environmental issues, architecture, engineering, program and construction management, security, IT and airport operations. Additionally, the symposium is a fantastic event for young airport professionals to gain awareness of key challenges and solutions through the dedicated YP track.

In 2023, more than 1,600 representatives from airports, consulting firms, construction companies, industry suppliers, airlines, and government agencies were in attendance. Along with providing comprehensive technical content, the symposium offers ample time to network and connect with other industry professionals.

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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.


In U.S. funds drawn on a U.S. bank. Includes the Wednesday afternoon tour of the Hunter Army Airfield, Thursday welcome reception, two continental breakfasts, one buffet lunch, one grab and go lunch, refreshment breaks, the SAV airport on-site tour and all handouts.

January 19, 2024
January 19, 2024
AAAE or ACC Member Full Conference $775 $825
AAAE or ACC Non-Member Full Conference $975 $1,025
Federal Government* $650 $650
Students $375 $375
Speakers $775 $775
One Day $525 $525
Sponsor or Exhibitor- Additional Personnel $575 $650
Spouse/Guest (must be outside industry) $360 $360
Welcome Party Ticket Only $100 $100

Paying by Check? If you need to pay by check, please download the paper registration form and send it to

Need to Register Someone Else? If you are registering yourself and would like add additional people, just click the "Add Additional Attendees" button right before checkout. If you need to register someone else, but are not attending yourself, please complete the paper registration form and return it to

Exhibitors and Sponsors should register through the Exhibitor/Sponsor Service Center. Please contact your exhibit or sponsor coordinator to have them register you through your company's portal.

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

Cancellation Policy:

Registrations, cancellations and refund requests must be submitted in writing. All cancellation requests for registrations received on or before Friday, February 16, 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 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 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 Please note failure to receive a confirmation letter before an event will not be grounds for a refund.

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As a registered/approved continuing education provider through RCEP, APA, and AIA, ACC will report Symposium attendance for eligible attendees to earn 11 PDH, CM, or LU/HSW credits/hoursLearn more.

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Hotel & Travel


Hotel Accommodations

This year's event will take place at the Calvin L. Rampton Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, UT, March 5-7, 2024.

We have two hotel room blocks reserved for the 2024 AAAE/ACC Airport Planning, Design, & Construction Symposium:

Hyatt Regency Salt Lake City

170 South West Temple 
Salt Lake City, UT 84101

7.1 miles from SLC
Connected to Salt Palace CC

From $269/night

Hilton Salt Lake City Center

255 South West Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84101

7 miles from SLC
2 minute walk from Salt Palace CC

From $249/night


Air Travel

Closest Airport: Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC).

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

United Airlines has been selected as one of the official air carriers for this meeting. You may book online via 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.

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 the reservation 800 number.

Ground Transportation

Hotels and the Calvin L. Rampton Salt Palace Convention Center are located only seven (7) miles from the Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC). SLC offers ground transportation options for all types of passengers. See all transportation options here. Average rate from the airport is $15. Allow about 20 minutes of travel time from the airport to host hotels and/or the Salt Palace Convention Center.

Exhibit & Sponsors

2024 Show Details:

Dates: March 5-7, 2024
Location: The Calvin L. Rampton Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, UT,

Reach more than 1,700 airport industry leaders at the AAAE/ACC Airport Planning, Design & Construction Symposium—the preeminent technical event for airports and those who consult and provide services to airports.


Who Should Exhibit/Sponsor?

Airport professionals and industry consultants involved in these chief areas, to name few:

  • Architecture
  • Airport Operations
  • Planning
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Issues
  • Security
  • IT Services
  • Program and Construction Management


With a variety of sponsored events, sponsorship items like lanyards and carpet decals, and a vast exhibit hall to demonstrate your services, the symposium provides the perfect opportunity for you to get in front of these key decision-makers.

Exhibitor/Sponsor Service Center Login

If you are an existing exhibitor or sponsor, please use the link below to log into the Exhibitor/Sponsor Service Center. This is where you can update your directory listing, upload your logo and description, pay any balances, access the Service Kit, important documents, and more.

Contact Us

Questions? Contact Us!

Program Information: 
Sylvia Palmer, ACC

Sponsorship & Exhibits Sales: 
Amy Trivette, AAAE

Lisa Williams, AAAE

Sponsorship/Exhibit Customer Service:
Kathryn Moore, AAAE

Dan Reilly, AAAE

Hotels & Meeting Logistics: 
Allison Wachter, AAAE

Continuing Education Credits:
Lisa Deyo, ACC

Press/Media Inquiries: 
Brian Kalish, AAAE