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2019 Annual Conference ♦ September 23-25 ♦ Fairbanks, AK

Conference attendee roster as of September 20th - download here

General Schedule (for full conference program please click here)

The full conference schedule along with detailed information on all events can be found in the conference registration brochure which can be downloaded here

Saturday, September 21st
 No Host Happy Hour and Dinner at the Westmark Fairbanks

Sunday, September 22nd
Board Meeting
Museum of the North Cocktail Reception
Northern Lights Viewing at Aurora Pointe

Monday, September 23rd
Fairbanks Int’l Airport Terminal Tour
Networking Luncheon at Fairbanks Int’l Airport
President’s Opening Reception 
Open Evening – Attendees on their own for dinner

Tuesday, September 24th
Session 1: AAAE Update
Session 2: Autonomous Aviation: Drones, Flying Cars and Optionally Piloted Aircraft
AM Break 
Session 3: Salt Lake City Int'l Airport - Past, Present and Future
Session 4: Invisible Disabilities and Diversity
Session 5: Regional and National Air Service Trends
Session 6: Are Alternative Delivery Methods Right for my Construction Project?
PM Break
Session 7: General Membership Meeting
Annual Banquet and Awards Presentation

Wednesday, September 25th
Session 8: Aviation Education - Findings from ACRP Report 202
Session 9: Winter Operations Medley
AM Break 
Session 10: Roundtable
Session 11: Air Tourism from A TO Z: Air Shows to Zoning Districts
Session 12:  In the Cross Hairs: Addressing the Complexity of an Airport Active Shooter Event
Evening at The Finish Line

Conference Venue and Hotel

The 2019 NWAAAE Annual Conference will be held at the Westmark in downtown Fairbanks and a block of rooms has been reserved at a rate of $89 for a standard 2 Queens/King Standard single/double occupancy.  Individual reservations can be made by visiting their website at  to make reservations using the Group Code NWAAAE2019 or guests can call their reservations desk at 800-544-0970.

Conference Registration

Attendees may register online or by downloading and submitting a registration form.

Sponsorship Opportunities

The Conference Planning Committee has established a sponsorship program that can accommodate any budget and every level comes with great benefits. Download information on the available sponsorship levels here.

Exhibitor Opportunities

The NWAAAE Annual Conference provides an excellent opportunity for companies to showcase their products and services to airports from throughout the northwest.  And our unique format of co-locating space for exhibits within the area used for sessions means that exhibitors maximize their time with attendees during the conference.  Each exhibit space is 8' by 8' and comes with a skirted table, two chairs and one complimentary registration.  Each exhibit spaces are $800 each and are assigned on a first come, first serve basis.  Please click here for the exhibit hall layout and registration form.

Explore Fairbanks!

We hope you're not just coming to Fairbanks for the conference because if you do you're missing out on an opportunity for some once in a lifetime experiences!  Explore Fairbanks has put together a flyer with some useful general information (click here) on the different ways to get to Fairbanks and what to do once you're there.  And if you're interested in taking a cruise or a tour as part of your trip they've put together some great packages (click here).  Or check out their website at for additional information on anything and everything to do with Fairbanks.

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