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2018 Annual Conference ♦ September 24 - 26 ♦ Seattle, WA

WiFi password for Hilton Emerald Ballroom:  NWAAAE18

Attendee list as of September 24th can be downloaded here.  A display copy is also available for viewing at the registration desk.

Tuesday, September 25th

7:00am – 8:00am       Breakfast with Exhibitors

 8:00am – 8:15am       Welcome

Casey Sixkiller / Chief Operating Officer / King County

Michael Colmant / Interim Director / King County Int'l-Boeing Field

Greg Phillips, AAE / Director of Aviation / Colorado Springs Airport

8:15am – 9:00am

Session 1: AAAE Update

Moderator:      Greg Phillips, AAE / Director of Aviation / Colorado Springs Airport

Speaker:          Jeanne Olivier, AAE / Chair / AAAE

Speaker:          Todd Hauptli / President & CEO / AAAE    

 9:00am – 10:00am

 Session 2: Managing Your Airport’s Future Toward Financial Sustainability

Moderator:      Mark Witsoe, AAE / Mktg. & Bus. Development Mgr. / King County Int’l–Boeing Field

Speaker:          Tom Green, CM / Sr. Manager, Air Cargo Operations & Development / Sea-Tac Airport

[presentation]

Speaker:          Bryan Johnson, AAE / Consultant / Aviation Management Consulting Group

[presentation]

 10:00am – 10:30am   Break with Exhibitors

10:30am – 11:30am

Session 3: What Airports Need to Know about AFFF and PFAS Contamination

Moderator:      Melissa Osborn, AAE / Airport Operations Superintendent / Fairbanks Int'l Airport          

Speaker:          Andrew Thalheimer / Partner, Nat’l Remediation Leader / Dillon Consulting

 [presentation]         

Speaker:          Angie Spear / Division Operations Manager / Fairbanks Int'l Airport

Speaker:          Don Robbins / Sr. Environmental Program Mgr. / Port of Seattle

Speaker:          Jeffrey Longsworth / Partner / Barnes & Thornburg LLP (via videoconference)

Speaker:          Brian Rushforth / Manager Airport Safety & Operations / FAA (via videoconference)

 11:30am – 12:15pm

Session 4: Is There an Airbnb for Rental Cars in Your Airport's Future?

Moderator:      Casey Boatman, CM / Business Coordinator / Renton Municipal Airport

Speaker:          Andrew Barrington, CM / Asst. Mgr., Parking & Ground Trans. / Spokane Int'l Airport

[presentation]

Speaker:          Michael Huggins / Sr. Mgr of Landside Operations / Port of Portland

[presentation]

 12:15pm – 1:45pm     Lunch with Exhibitors

 1:45pm – 2:30pm

Session 5: Case Studies in Public-Private Partnerships

Moderator:      Pete Higgins, AAE / Director of Airport Operations / Salt Lake City Dept. of Airports

Speaker:          Brett Smith / CEO / Propeller Airports LLC

Speaker:          Bruce Fisher / Airport Dep. Dir., Operations / Paine Field-Snohomish County Airport

[combined presentation]

 2:30pm – 3:15pm

Session 6: Handling Marijuana - How Each Airport Deals with the Issue

Moderator:      Ryan Sheehan, AAE / Director of Ops. & Maint. / Spokane Airports

Speaker:          Greg Phillips, AAE / Director of Aviation / Colorado Springs Airport

[presentation]

Speaker:          Dan Reimer / Assistant General Counsel / Denver Int'l Airport

[presentation]

 3:15pm – 4:00pm       Break with Exhibitors

 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Session 7: NWAAAE General Membership Meeting

 

6:00pm – 8:00pm       Annual Banquet & Awards Ceremony

6:00pm            Reception

6:30pm            Dinner

7:00pm            Keynote Speaker:  Ronald Limes

7:15pm            Northwest Chapter Annual Awards Presentation

 

Wednesday, September 26th

7:30am – 8:30am       Breakfast with Exhibitors

 8:30am – 9:15am

Session 8: Not Just for Emergencies: Giving PIOs/Communications a Seat at the Table

Moderator:      Deborah Grigsby Smith / PIO & Media Comm. Mgr. / Centennial Airport

Speaker:          Casey Boatman, CM / Business Coordinator / Renton Municipal Airport

Speaker:          Charla Skaggs / Principal Comm. and Outreach Specialist / Maul Foster & Alongi, Inc.

[combined presentation]

9:15am – 10:00am

Session 9: The Impact of Social Media on the Workplace

Moderator:      Chris Pomeroy / Airport Manager / Friedman Memorial Airport      

Speaker:          Catie Freeman / Attorney / Ada County Prosecutor's Office

[presentation]

 

10:00am – 10:45am   Break with Exhibitors

 10:45am – 11:30am

Session 10: Fostering Diversity

Moderator:      Melissa Osborn, AAE / Airport Operations Superintendent / Fairbanks Int'l Airport          

Moderator:      Cathryn Stephens, AAE / Asst. Airport Director / Eugene Airport

Speaker:         Tricia Diamond / Programs Manager / King County Int'l Airport - Boeing Field

[presentation - Diamond]

[presentation - general]

 11:30am – 12:15pm

Session 11: Unmanned Aircraft Use at Airports, for Airports

Moderator:      Jeremy Worrall, AAE / Statewide Airport Ops. Superintendent / State of Alaska DOT

Speaker:          Brian Clarkson / Geospatial Manager / T-O Engineers

[presentation]

Speaker:          Con Sweeney / GIS and Remote Sensing Manager / Michael Baker 

[presentation]

12:15pm – 1:00pm     Lunch with Exhibitors

 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Session 12: Roundtable

Moderator:      Al Stuart, AAE / Superintendent Airport Operations / Salt Lake City Dept. of Airports

 2:30pm – 5:00pm       Boeing Factory Tour

            


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