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

Conference Agenda

The agenda of the Chapter’s Annual Conference as of September 17th can be downloaded by clicking here

Conference Registration

The conference registration brochure (download here) provides detailed information about the conference plus a registration form. Online registration is also available (click here for link) but individuals are still encouraged to download the conference registration brochure and familiarize themselves with the conference events before registering for the conference.  

The Northwest Chapter has partnered with the FAA to hold a ½ day workshop prior to the start of the Chapter’s Annual Conference.  Expect the same great topics and presenters from the FAA’s usual annual conference, just condensed.  This workshop is included with registration to the Chapter's Annual Conference - there is no need to register for it separately unless you only want to attend the workshop.  Online registration for the FAA Workshop is available here.

For a current list of registered attendees as of September 13th please click here.

General Schedule

Sunday, September 23rd

  • 12:30pm NWAAAE Board meeting
  • Explore Seattle
  • 4pm - 6pm / Randy Berg Appreciation Mixer / Ivar's on the Waterfront

 Monday, September 24th

  • 8am - Noon / NW Regional FAA Workshop
  • Noon - 1pm / Museum of Flight Luncheon
  • Noon - 3:30pm / Explore Museum of Flight and Airport Tours
  • 5pm - 6pm Opening Reception at Hilton

 Tuesday, September 25th

  • Session 1: AAAE Update
  • Session 2: Managing Your Airports Future Towards Financial Sustainability
  • Session 3:What Airports Need to Know About AFFF and PFAS Contamination
  • Session 4: Is There An Airbnb For Rental Cars In Your Airport’s Future?
  • Lunch
  • Session 5:Case Studies in Public-Private Partnership
  • Session 6: Handling Marijuana – How Each Airport Deals with the Issue
  • PM Break
  • Session 7: General Membership Meeting
  • 6pm - 8pm / Annual Banquet

 Wednesday, September 26th

  • Session 8:Not Just for Emergencies: Giving PIOs/Communications a Seat at the Table
  • Session 9: The Impact of Social Media on the Workplace
  • AM Break
  • Session 10: Fostering Diversity
  • Session 11: Unmanned Aircraft Use at Airports, for Airports
  • Lunch
  • Session 12:  Roundtable
  • 2:30pm - 5:00pm / Boeing/Renton Airport Tour

Conference Venue and Hotel

The 2018 NWAAAE Annual Conference will be held at the Hilton Seattle Airport & Conference Center at 17620 International Blvd.   The hotel is just a half mile from the Seattle-Tacoma Int'l Airport and adjacent to the Link Light Rail station to downtown Seattle.  A block of rooms has been reserved at a rate of $199 for the period of Saturday, Sept. 22nd through Wednesday. Sept. 26th.  To make reservations you may utilize the conference's online reservation site at or call the hotel directly at 206-244-4800 and reference the 'NW Chapter of American Association of Airport Executives' event.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Our new and improved sponsorship program for our 2018 Annual Conference has something for everyone.  We've added additional sponsorship levels and enhanced sponsor recognition during the conference.  Download the sponsorship program brochure for complete information by clicking here.

Exhibitor Opportunities

The 2018 NWAAAE Annual Conference is expected to draw over 200 attendees from airports throughout the Northwest region which provides an excellent opportunity for companies to showcase their products and services. Each exhibit space is 8' wide by 8' deep and comes with a skirted table, two chairs and a complimentary conference registration.  Exhibit spaces are $800 each with exhibit space selection based on a first come - first serve basis.  For the exhibit hall layout and exhibit registration form click here.  Download vendor services form (i.e. electricity) here and shipping instructions for exhibits and materials here.

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