Airport Operations & Technology Symposium

August 19-21, 2024 | San Jose, CA









About the Symposium

This gathering of airport industry professionals will examine the latest in airport operations and technologies, covering a wide range of subject matter through four different educational tracks, all in one location! Here is a brief overview of the tracks that we have ready for you:

Airside Operations & Safety

Airside Operations & Safety

The track is geared toward all airport operations and safety professionals who work on a daily basis to ensure a safe operating environment for the traveling public. Sessions will focus on implementation of the new FAA requirements on safety management systems (SMS); lessons learned from recent runway safety, operational disruptions, and high-profile, safety incidents; the use of artificial intelligence (AI) and other technology to enhance safety; airside drivers training and ramp safety; and more.

Emergency Management

Emergency Management

The track is targeted at emergency management personnel who manage the unexpected events at airports across the country. We have a great lineup of sessions that will focus on improving your organization's simulated response drills; understanding emergency reporting protocols for airports and airlines; examining case studies and airport response efforts to major events from the past year; strengthening operational resiliency in the wake of an increasing number of natural disasters; managing an operational response to a cyber attack; and more.

Emerging Aviation Technology

Emerging Aviation Technology

Sponsored by: Woolpert, Inc.

We are living in one of the most unique times in aviation history, with emerging entrants like electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, drones, and other innovative aircraft creating new opportunities and challenges for airports. This track will focus significantly on advanced air mobility (AAM), hydrogen-powered aircraft, drones, and other emerging aviation technologies, including how to safely integrate these new entrants into the airport environment and develop the appropriate infrastructure needed to support these aircraft.

Geospatial Technologies

Geospatial Technologies

Sponsored by: C&S Companies

The track is perfect for airport professionals that regularly work with specialized technologies such as Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Building Information Modeling (BIM), and Computer Aided Design (CAD). Attendees will hear from experts who will discuss case studies and the hottest topics and trends facing the airport geospatial community, including the use of GIS to support airport operations and improve decision-making, different use cases for airport GIS, asset management, the use of AI in airport GIS programs, data collection methods, and much more.

While airport professionals will be able to sharpen their day-to-day expertise in specialized areas like operations, safety, planning, emergency response, or geospatial data management, attendees will also have the opportunity to learn from their airport colleagues involved in other lines of business at airports.

Who Should Attend?

  • Airport Directors

  • Airport Emergency Management Personnel

  • Airport Operations Personnel

  • Airport Planners

  • Airline Safety Professionals and Consultants

  • Airside Technology Manufacturers

  • Federal Regulators and Policymakers

  • GIS Professionals

  • Technology Providers

Keynote Speaker

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 are not seeing the correct pricing appear for your member type, please contact to complete your registration for this event.

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


July 12, 2024
July 12, 2024
AAAE Member $799 $899
Non-Member $899 $999
Federal Government Employee $525 $575

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 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  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 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. Please direct all media inquiries to Brian Kalish.

Hotel & Travel


Hotel Accommodations

Rooms are being held at the Signia by Hilton San Jose, 170 S Market Street, San Jose, CA, 95113. All attendees will receive a special rate of $219.00 single/double standard room. The last day to receive this discounted rate is Sunday, July 28, 2024. Rooms may sell out before this date, so make your reservations today!

To make your hotel reservation, book online or call 844-207-5146 and identify yourself as part of the AAAE group (AAAE 2024 Airport Operations and Technology Symposium). Cancellation of guaranteed reservations must be received 48 hours prior to arrival and a cancellation number received in order to avoid a charge equal to one night's room and tax.


The Signia by Hilton San Jose is located 3.5 miles from San Jose Mineta International Airport and the ride takes approximately 10-15 minutes minutes to arrive. 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 SJC. There are also two other international airports within the San Francisco Bay Area that are within a longer driving distance of the hotel.

Air Travel

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 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!

This exciting event will bring together airport industry leaders to examine a variety of topics surrounding airport operations and technologies. Educational tracks will cover geospatial technologies, emergency management, UAS, Advanced Air Mobility (AAM), airside operations, runway safety, emerging technologies, and more.

Sponsorship Benefits:

  • Thank-you sign prominently displayed in registration area

  • Acknowledgement on conference website

  • Verbal recognition during the conference

  • Additional signage during sponsored event

  • Listing on PowerPoint loop played between sessions

  • Listing on AAAE mobile app during conference

  • Opportunity to purchase banner advertisement to be displayed on mobile app

Sponsorship Levels


Platinum Wings ($6,000 and up)..Event Sponsor; Attendee Roster; 3 Complimentary Registrations; Optional Tabletop Exhibit

Gold Wings ($5,000 - $5,999)……Event Sponsor; Attendee Roster; 2 Complimentary Registrations; Optional Tabletop Exhibit

Silver Wings ($4,000 - $4,999)…..Event Sponsor; Attendee Roster; 1 Complimentary Registration

Bronze Wings ($2,501 - $3,999)…Event Sponsor (Co-Sponsor of Event, such as Breakfast, Networking Break)

Airport Angel ($2,500)…………….Listing as Airport Angel


Available Opportunities

Tuesday, August 20 - Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors

Co-Sponsorship Price: $4,000.00                    

Sponsored by:



Tuesday, August 20 - Plenary Session  

Co-Sponsorship Price: $6,500.00                                                             

Plenary Session I Sponsored by:

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Tuesday, August 20 - Morning Refreshment Break

Co-Sponsorship Price: $3,000.00                                          

Sponsored by:



Tuesday, August 20 - Keynote Luncheon

Co-Sponsorship Price: $5,500.00                                                           

Sponsored by:



Tuesday, August 20 - Afternoon Refreshment Break

Co-Sponsorship Price:  $3,000.00


Wednesday, August 21 - Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors

Co-Sponsorship Price:  $4,000.00


Wednesday, August 21 - Plenary Session

Co-Sponsorship Price:  $6,500.00


Wednesday, August 21 - Morning Refreshment Break

Co-Sponsorship Price:  $3,000.00


Wednesday, August 21 - Networking Luncheon

Co-Sponsorship Price:  $5,500.00


Wednesday, August 21 - Afternoon Refreshment Break 

Co-Sponsorship Price:  $3,000.00


Breakout Session

Co-Sponsorship Price:  $5,500.00                                                                                                        


Educational Track (Exclusive) 

Exclusive Track Price:  $13,000.00                                                                             

Geospatial Technologies Track Sponsored by:

   C&S CompaniesBox

Emerging Aviation Technology Track Sponsored by:



Delegate Name Badges (Exclusive)


 Sponsored by:



Delegate Lanyards (Exclusive, sponsor provides)


 Sponsored by:



Window Clings (Exclusive)

 Exclusive Price: $5,000.00


Escalator Clings (Exclusive)

Exclusive Price: $6,500.00


Escalator Runners (Exclusive)

Exclusive Price: $6,500.00


Hotel Key Cards (Exclusive)

Exclusive Price: $8,000.00                                                                                 

Contact Information

Questions? Contact Us!

Justin Barkowski

Hannah Genovese

Registration & Hotel
Samantha Wittie

Amy Trivette

Press & Media Inquiries
Brian Kalish