March 17-20 in Washington DC
The 2018 ATEC Annual Conference will take place on March 17-20 at the Falls Church Marriott Fairview Park.
Rooms are available at the group rate of $116/night from March 16-21, 2018.
Book your room for the ATEC Annual Conference online here.
Or call 1-800-228-9290 and ask for the "ATEC Annual Conference room block"
Deadline to book at the group rate is Feb. 23, 2018.
Register to attend here.
Registration fees include all meals and activities.
Member rate: $495 per person
Non-Member rate: $895 per person
Details subject to change. Check back for updates and additions as speakers are confirmed. Download Print Version.
Saturday March 17 2018
12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Exhibitor Setup
1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. ATEC Board Meeting
1:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Registration
Sunday March 18, 2018
7:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Registration
7:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open
8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m. Keynote Address
The Honorable Earl F. Weener, Member, National Transportation Safety Board
9:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m. General Session I: What We Have Done for You Lately
Hear what the council is doing through and for its members, and what’s coming up on the horizon.
Ryan Goertzen, Vice President of International Business Development, Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology & ATEC Past President
Gary Hoyle, Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics, Director of Campus Operations & ATEC President
Crystal Maguire, Executive Director, ATEC
10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. General Session II: Aviation Policy Briefing
The Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Future of Flight Standards Initiative seeks to transform the culture of Flight Standards into an organization that facilitates critical thinking, interdependence, and consistency to better serve aviation safety. Hear how the reorganization will allow for faster response times, single points of accountability and greater agility and consistency.
John Duncan, Executive Director, Flight Standards Service
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. General Session III: Education Policy Briefing
Heightened interest in STEM education, apprenticeship programs, and community partnerships is spurring federal support for career and technical education. Hear about policy initiatives in furtherance of a qualified, technical workforce.
James Brown, Executive Director, STEM Education Coalition
1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.: General Session IV: Industry Ally Briefing
Workforce development is regularly cited as a top priority for all sectors of the aviation industry. Hear what other trade groups are doing to address the needs of their constituencies.
Robert Ireland, Managing Director, Engineering and Maintenance, Airlines for America
Brett Levanto, Vice President Communications, Aeronautical Repair Station Association
Allison McKay, Vice President, Helicopter Foundation International
2:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m.: Networking Break
3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.: General Session V: Defining the Problem: Workforce Data
While there is no question that the aviation industry is facing a technician shortage, getting a handle on the issue’s scope is the first step in solving the problem. Get the latest industry forecasts and government projections.
John F. Smiley III, Senior Manager, Aviation Competitive & Market Intelligence, CAVOK
Michael Wolf, Division Chief – Occupational Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Monday March 19, 2018
7:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.: Registration
7:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.: Exhibitor Hall Open
7:00 a.m.-8:00 a.m.: Continental Breakfast & Committee Meetings
8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.: Morning Address
Betsy DeVos, Secretary, Department of Education (invited)
9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.: Concurrent Breakouts (see descriptions)
3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.: Closing Remarks & Exhibitor Door Prizes
4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.: Reception & Employer Expo
A networking event for educators and industry to discuss workforce needs and career pipeline programs and opportunities.
Tuesday March 20, 2018
7:00 a.m.: Continental Breakfast
7:30 a.m.-8:00 a.m.: Congressional Welcome
8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.: The Big Picture: An Overview of Congressional Happenings
Get an overview of recent congressional activities that impact aviation technical training.
9:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m.: Final Instructions
Get prepped on industry’s top legislative priorities and marching orders for the day.
Jared Britt, Director of Maintenance, Southern Utah University & ATEC Legislative Committee Chair
Crystal Maguire, Executive Director, ATEC
9:45 a.m.: Bus Departs for Capitol Hill
10:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.: Congressional Meetings
Attendees attend pre-scheduled meetings with representatives and senators. Registered attendees will receive further instruction on coordinating individual meetings in advance of the event.
10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.: Tour of University of the District of Columbia Community College—Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Hangar #2
Get a tour of the college’s aviation maintenance technician school offering maintenance certificate and associate’s degree programs. Space is limited, advanced registration is required.
1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.: United States Capitol Tour
Get a guided tour of the historical landmark. Space is limited, advanced registration is required. Individuals may coordinate individual tours through their congressional offices or online.
2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.: National Transportation Safety Board Laboratory Tour—490 L'Enfant Plaza East, SW, 6th Floor
The maximum capacity for this tour is 20 people, so space is extremely limited. Advanced registration is required.
4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.: Congressional Reception
Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK), Chairman, Committee on Environment and Public Works, Subcommittee on Transportation & Infrastructure (invited)
5:30 p.m.: Bus Departs for Hotel