24th Annual AAAE
Aviation Security Summit

December 3-4, 2024 | Hilton Washington DC National Mall - The Wharf | Washington, DC









About the Summit

We are pleased to present the 24th Annual AAAE Aviation Security Summit, scheduled to occur December 3-4, 2024, in Washington, DC, at the Hilton Washington DC National Mall - The Wharf.

The 24th Annual AAAE Aviation Security Summit will continue the tradition of AAAE and federal aviation security policymakers coming together at a joint summit to review the complex issues surrounding aviation security today. The issues and challenges facing airport operators, airlines and aviation security professionals, and the leadership at TSA, DHS, and CBP are many, including new cyber threat vectors, surging return travel volumes, and an already strained workforce.

As one of the top-attended security events, this important annual summit brings together senior leadership from TSA, DHS, and CBP with airport operators and other key players in security policy and operations for an intensive exchange. The summit enables the open exchange of ideas and information on the most important security issues facing the aviation industry. This conference provides the perfect opportunity to join in a dialogue with policymakers from TSA, DHS, and CBP, learn about the latest developments regarding security policy and technology, and connect with key aviation security decision-makers.

Who Attends?

Policymakers, including representatives from:

  • TSA

  • CBP

  • DHS

  • Congress

Aviation professionals, including:

  • Airport Directors

  • Airport Security Managers

  • Airport Security Coordinators

  • Access Control Managers

Conference Agenda

Click below for full agenda. Subject to change. Please check back for updates.

Registration Fees and Deadlines

You acknowledge that in registering for and attending this AAAE event, you agree to adhere to the cancellation policy noted below, AAAE 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 member.services@aaae.org to complete your registration for this event.


October 18, 2024
October 18, 2024
AAAE Member $700 $750
Non-Member $800 $850
U.S. Federal Government* $400 $400
One-Day Rate (Tues or Wed)** $550 $550
Additional Exhibit Personnel $425 $475

*Must be a current U.S. Federal Government employee; Rate does not apply to state or city government employees. 

**Must email aaaemeetings@aaae.org to register for the one-day rate.

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, November 15, 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

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Hotel Accommodations

All conference sessions will be held at the Hilton Washington DC National Mall The Wharf, located at480 L'Enfant Plaza SW, Washington DC, 20024. For your convenience, a block of rooms has been made available and all attendees will receive a rate of $265 per night (single/double). The last day to receive this discounted rate is Sunday, November 10, 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 1-800-HILTONS and use CODE: AASS24 to make a reservation.


The Hilton Washington DC National Mall The Wharf is located 3.5 miles from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and the ride takes approximately 10-20 minutes, depending heavily on traffic. Alternatively, Transportation Network Companies (TNC) Uber and Lyft do operate at the airport, as well as Metro, and may be less expensive. Get more information on ground transportation at DCA. Washington Dulles International Airport and Baltimore Washington International Airport are also within driving distance of the hotel, just further distances than DCA.

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 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.


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.

Secure Valuable Leads by Sponsoring & Exhibiting!

Tabletop Exhibits

Tabletop Exhibits

Meet face-to-face with some of the most influential decisionmakers in the aviation security arena while you showcase your innovative products and services.

Act fast to save! Our best rates are only available through Friday, October 18.



Show potential clients that your company is a major player in aviation security by becoming a sponsor.

Please contact Lisa C. Williams, CMP, CEM at 703.824.0504 with any questions about exhibiting or sponsoring.

Contact Information

Questions? Contact Us!

Colleen Chamberlain

Registration & Hotel
Samantha Wittie

Sponsorship & Exhibits
Lisa C. Williams, CMP, CEM

Press & Media Inquiries
Brian Kalish