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October 15-18, 2017

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Join Us October 15-18, 2017

ATCA Annual Conference & Exposition

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The ATCA Annual takes an in-depth look at the future of air traffic control. As ATC/ATM industry thought leaders, ATCA continues to make its annual conference the premier forum for aviation professionals. The Conference is three days of presentations, seminars, networking opportunities and exhibition with the participation of internationally recognized experts in the ATC/ATM industry.

        • Experience the largest ATC conference in the Americas with 3,000+ conference participants from more than 40 countries.
        • Network with key corporate and government decision-makers from throughout the world in attendance.
        • Listen to extensive panel discussions, breakouts, and keynote speakers covering the issues you want to hear about.
        • Participate in numerous networking opportunities and industry connections to be made
        • Visit more than 100 exhibiting companies, government agencies, and NGOs.

How to get there

The ATCA Annual is taking place at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, MD located in the Washington, DC-area, from October 15 through October 18, 2017. There is also a free shuttle that runs a loop between the Gaylord and FAA FOB10A (800 Independence Avenue, SW). The shuttle will pick up at the C Street Entrance (7th and C St, SW – one block from L/'Enfant Metro Plaza).

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Conference Committee


Committee Chair: Patrick Forrey, SAIC

Mark Andrews, CACI 
Mike Ball
Michael Bayliss, CI2 Aviation
Mike Borden, General Dynamics Information Technology
Bill Colligan, ATCorp
Jonathan Fath, Harris
Carleen Genna, FAA
David Grizzle, Dazzle Partners, LLC
Dan Hanlon, Raytheon
Mike Hawthorne, Veracity Engineering
Jessie Hillenbrand, Aireon
Jim Hitt, LS Technologies
Robert Humbertson, Booz Allen Hamilton
Jim Johnson, JVS
Rachel Kinney, Calspan
Ellesse Krall, Evans Inc.
David Lantzy, AT&T
Sheila Lowery, Engility
Frank Matus, Thales
Donna McLean, PlanzerMcLean
John Markey, Digital iBiz
Tony Militello, MITRE
Eric Nixon
Jim Ries, CSRA, Inc.
Mark Rodgers, CSSI, Inc. 
Roger Stern, Leidos
Jeff Williams, Tetra Tech

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Benefits of ATCA Membership

ATCA is an international association of nearly 3,000 professionals representing all aspects of ATC from private corporations, government agencies, educational institutions, NGOs among many others. Our collective aim is to enhance the safety, security, innovativeness, and efficiency within the global airspace. The thoughtful and targeted programming and robust networking opportunities you will experience at ATCA Annual are just two reasons to become a member. Let us introduce you to the other sides of ATCA. Participate on one of our many executive committees. Enjoy exclusive access to our renowned magazine, e-newsletters, and white papers. Help ATCA encourage the next generation of aviation leaders with mentorship and scholarship opportunities. The list goes on.

For over 60 years, ATCA has been the voice of air traffic control professionals. Lend your voice. Become a member today.

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