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ANNUAL CONFERENCE AGENDA

Schedule of Events

Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center
National Harbor, Maryland
October 16 – October 19, 2016

SATURDAY, October 15, 2016
12 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Exhibitor Registration Only
Generic badges for access to Exhibit Hall can be picked up at the Registration Desk.

Convention Center Prefunction Area



SUNDAY, October 16, 2016
9 a.m. - 1 p.m. ATCA Board of Directors Meeting

Presidential Board Room

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.  Exhibitor Registration Only
Generic badges for access to Exhibit Hall can be picked up at the Registration Desk.

Convention Center Prefunction Area
3 p.m. - 7 p.m. General Registration

Convention Center Prefunction Area


MONDAY, October 17, 2016
7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Registration Open

Convention Center Prefunction Area
7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Speaker Ready Room Open

Chesapeake J    
7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Welcome Coffee

Maryland Ballroom Foyer
8:30 a.m. - 9 a.m. Opening Ceremony and Remarks
Peter F. Dumont, President and CEO, Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA)

Maryland Ballroom A & C
9 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. An Enterprise Architecture and its Budget: Never the Twain Shall Meet?

Moderator:
Rich Golaszewski, GRA, Incorporated
Speakers:
Margaret Jenny, RTCA

Elizabeth "Lynn" Ray, FAA
Melissa Rudinger, AOPA
Victoria Wassmer, FAA

Maryland Ballroom A & C                    Learn more about the panelists HERE.             
9:30 a.m.  Exhibit Hall Opens 

Prince Georges Exhibit Halls D & E
10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Break with Exhibitors

Sponsored by Red Hat

Prince Georges Exhibit Halls D & E
11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Join the Club: How Many Stakeholders Can We Integrate?

Moderator:
Gary Church, AMA
Speakers:
Lorne Cass, American Airlines
Kevin Hatton, SpaceX
Bob Lamond, NBAA
Paul Rinaldi, NATCA
Dan Smiley, FAA
Andrew Thurling, AeroVironment

Maryland Ballroom A & C                    Learn more about the panelists HERE.
12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Awards Luncheon

Maryland Ballroom B & D

2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Straighten Up and Fly Right: Using Performance Based Oversight for Better Results

Moderator:
Marc Warren, FAA
Speakers:
Peggy Gilligan, FAA
Matthew Hampton, Office of the Inspector General, U.S. Dept. of Transportation
Rob Puentes, ENO

Martin Rolfe, NATS
Brian Wynne, AUVSI

Maryland Ballroom A & C                    Learn more about the panelists HERE.
4 p.m.  Exhibit Hall Closes

Prince Georges Exhibit Halls D & E
4 p.m. - 6 p.m. ATCA Welcome Reception with Exhibitors 

Sponsored by SAIC

Cherry Blossom Ballroom
6 p.m. Open Evening


TUESDAY, October 18, 2016
7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Registration Open

Convention Center Prefunction Area
7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Welcome Coffee

Maryland Ballroom Foyer
7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Speaker Ready Room Open

Chesapeake J

7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.  ATCA Membership Meeting and New Member Welcome Breakfast

Maryland Ballroom B & D
8:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.  Keynote Address
Neil Planzer, The Boeing Company 

Maryland Ballroom A & C
8:45 a.m. - 10 a.m. 2016 FAA PBN Strategy - Now that it's official, what can we expect?

Moderator:
Ken Speir, Delta
Speakers:
Donna Creasap, FAA
Erwin Lassooij, ICAO

Deborah Lawrence, PMO, FAA
Jeff McCoy, FAA Tech Ops
Brian Townsend, American Airlines
Jeff Woods, NATCA


Maryland Ballroom A & C                    Learn more about the panelists HERE.
9 a.m.  Exhibit Hall Opens

Prince Georges Exhibit Halls D & E
10 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.  Break with Exhibitors

Sponsored by Crown Consulting, Inc.

Prince Georges Exhibit Halls D & E
10:45 a.m. - 12 p.m. Flying Through the Air with the Greatest of Ease: How International ANSPs Prioritize Resources

Moderator:
Neil Planzer, The Boeing Company
Speakers:
Micilia Albertus-Verboom, DC-ANSP
Maurice Georges, DSNA
David McMillan, Gatwick Airport BOD
Kevin Shum, CAAS
Ed Sims, Airways New Zealand
Rudy Kellar, NAV CANADA

Maryland Ballroom A & C                    Learn more about the panelists HERE. 
12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. "Working Lunch" 
Keynote: Roger Krone, Chief Executive Officer, Leidos

Maryland Ballroom B & D
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.  Acquisition Programs: Too Big Not to Fail?

Moderator:
Dorothy Robyn
Speakers:
Chris Bertram, B+S Strategies
Jim Eck, FAA
David Grizzle, Dazzle Partners
Dan Hanlon, AIA Air Transportations Systems Committee
Nathan Tash, FAA

Maryland Ballroom A & C                    Learn more about the panelists HERE.
3 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Ice Cream Break with Exhibitors 

Sponsored by Midwest Air Traffic Control Service, Inc.

Prince Georges Exhibit Halls D & E

 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. FAA Surveillance Strategy
 

The FAA will be providing a holistic view of the surveillance strategy which will include information on the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen), Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B), Spectrum Efficient National Surveillance Radar Program (SENSR) and Policy.

Moderator:
Jay Merkle, Director, Systems Integration and Requirements Analysis
Speakers:
Carl Burleson, Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Policy  
Paul Fontaine, Director, Advanced Concepts and Technology Development
Rebecca Guy, Manager, Emerging Solutions
Robert Nichols, Manager, Surveillance Services

Maryland Ballroom A & C                    Learn more about the panelists HERE.

 

5 p.m.  Exhibit Hall Closes, Open Evening

Prince Georges Exhibit Halls D & E


WEDNESDAY, October 19, 2016
7:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Registration Open

Convention Center Prefunction Area
7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Speaker Ready Room Open

Chesapeake J

7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Welcome Coffee

Maryland Ballroom Foyer
8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. UAS in the USA

Moderator:
Craig Marcinkowski, Gryphon Sensors
Speakers:
Dallas Brooks, Mississippi State University
John Cavolowsky, NASA
Travis Mason, Google
Rob Pappas, FAA
Pasha Saleh, AirMap

Maryland Ballroom A & C                    Learn more about the panelists HERE.
8:30 a.m. Exhibit Hall Opens

Prince Georges Exhibit Halls D & E
9:45 a.m. - 11 a.m. Break with Exhibitors

Prince Georges Exhibit Halls D & E
11 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Keynote Address
Hon. Christopher A. Hart, National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)


Maryland Ballroom A & C


11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.  "Working Lunch"
Keynote: Teri Bristol, Chief Operating Officer, FAA Air Traffic Organization (ATO)

Maryland Ballroom B & D
1 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. A Cross-Generational Industry Perspective

Moderator:
Lillian Ryals, MITRE
Speakers:
Paul Engola, Leidos
Andy Hoag, Aireon
Mike Ball, Northrop Grumman
Dave Rhodes, CSRA
Ariel Scheirer, Ascent Consulting Company
Sarah Staab, DTIS

Maryland Ballroom A & C                    Learn more about the panelists HERE. 
2 p.m. Exhibit Hall Closes

Prince Georges Exhibit Halls D & E

2:30 p.m. - 3 p.m. Keynote Address
Hon. Michael Huerta, Administrator, FAA

Maryland Ballroom A & C
3 p.m. Closing Remarks
Peter F. Dumont, President and CEO, ATCA

Maryland Ballroom A & C
6 p.m. - 7 p.m. 2016 Glen A. Gilbert Memorial Award Reception

Sponsored by Boeing

Maryland Ballroom Foyer
7 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 2016 Glen A. Gilbert Memorial Award Banquet
Honoring Paul M. Rinaldi, President, National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA)

Sponsored by Boeing

Maryland Ballroom
 9:00 p.m.  Glen A. Gilbert Dessert Reception 

Sponsored by the National Air Traffic Controllers Association
     

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