You have ideas. We have the venue.
Our virtual roundtables provide an opportunity to connect, ideate, and collaborate!
In today’s virtual setting, taking time to connect to bring together ideas from a diverse set of viewpoints is critical to continue successfully modernizing our National Aerospace System (NAS). Join us for a new virtual program prior to this year’s ATCA Annual and together we will move our industry forward!
Participants will join for a 1.5-hour session. Each session pertains to one of FAA Administrator Steve Dickson's five strategic focus areas. The sessions are very small, about 20 attendees each, to allow for in-depth conversations and to build meaningful connections. Each session will include opening remarks from our invited guests and three small roundtable sessions to discuss key topics and questions on the session's theme.
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When: November 10 - 19, 2020 (10 sessions over two weeks). Each session is 1.5 hours long, plus 30 minutes on the front end to log in, troubleshoot, and network.
Who: Invited guests will lead individual table discussions and include leaders from the FAA and federal government, industry, and academia. In order to attend, you must be a full access ATCA Annual registrant. Sessions are first-come, first-served, so register for Annual and reserve your seat today!
What: Our Networking Roundtable Sessions provide an unparalleled opportunity to connect, ideate, and collaborate with industry leaders! Participants will join virtually for a 1.5-hour session. During the session, participants will have the opportunity to hear remarks from our invited guests/table leaders. After we set the stage and explore the challenge, attendees with proceed into breakout sessions with the four invited speakers/table leaders to discuss key topics and three pre-crafted questions around the session theme. Each session pertains to one of FAA Administrator Steve Dickson's five strategic focus areas. The sessions are very small, 20 attendees each, to allow for in-depth conversations and to build meaningful connections.
Where: Our roundtable networking discussions will take place on Remo.co, our virtual networking platform. Log-in credentials will be provide via email.
How to Participate: Anyone who registers as a full-access attendee for ATCA Annual prior to the roundtables will have the opportunity to select a session. The sessions are limited in size (~20 people each) and are available on a first-come first-served basis. If necessary, a short waitlist will be kept, with priority given to ATCA members. The sessions are free with full conference registration. The sessions will be held on a platform called Remo.co. We will send instructions on how to access and navigate the platform before each session.
11 - 11:30 AM ET: Attendees enter room, ATCA provides an intro to how session works and how to navigate the platform. Attendees receive their three table assignments.
(Those who don't need help troubleshooting can network with other attendees.)
11:30 - 11:40 AM ET: Introductions and short overview of problem set or topic by invited speakers/table leads.
11:40 - 11:45 AM ET: Brief introductions of attendees through a poll or chat.
11:45 AM- 12 PM ET: Question 1 roundtable discussion.
12 - 12:05 PM ET: Table leads from each group provide quick summary of discussion to all participants. Attendees will then be scrambled and assigned to another table.
12:05 - 12:20 PM ET: Question 2 roundtable discussion.
12:20 - 12:25 PM ET: Table lead from each group provide quick summary of discussion to all participants. Attendees will then be scrambled and assigned to another table.
12:25 - 12:40 PM ET: Question 3 roundtable discussion.
12:40 - 12:50 PM ET: Return to larger group and table leads recap session and key takeaways.
12:50 - 1 PM ET: Open networking and contact exchange.
Check out the topics and sessions below and register today!
Tuesday, Nov. 17
9:30 - 11:30 AM ET:
Embrace New Surveillance
From the ground to the edge of space, the airspace over our nation is one of our most valuable and versatile resources. Future aviation operations must accommodate the increasing demand for airspace access by traditional civil aviation users as well as new entrants to include low/mid/high-level UAS and ultra-high hyper/supersonic and commercial space vehicles. Natural and man-made barriers challenge our traditional surveillance methods. There exists a growing body of research into the potential use dense networks of small, low power, collaborative short range X-band radars as a supplement–or perhaps as an alternative–to today’s long range radars. Active electronically steered phased array technology, made cost effective by the advancement of telecommunication markets, provides key enabling technologies. The National Aerospace System (NAS) is changing, and so too must surveillance. Let's talk about how to make it sooner rather than later!
Dan Hicok, FAA
John Moore, Collins Aerospace
Sarah Staab, DTIS
Thursday, Nov. 19
9:30 - 11:30 AM ET:
Engaging the Workforce - Our New Normal
Given the ongoing pandemic, nearly everyone made a very rapid shift to a work from home (WFH) environment or a hybrid of in-person and remote work. it required us to break the preferences of our old ways of interacting with one another to achieve the goals of our missions. This experience, while challenging, has also provided an immense opportunity to rethink the way we work, which in turn provides the FAA, or any organization for that matter, new opportunities to internalize in their culture going forward. Join us in exploring how we can access, develop, and retain new and existing employees with WFH opportunities that harness and take advantage of new technologies and shifting ideas on what it really means to be a productive employee.
Catherine Lang, FAA
Chris Sharp, FAA
Lisbeth Mack, FAA
Jan Smith, FAA
1:30 - 3:30 PM ET:
Harnessing Technology - Adapting with the Workforce
Technology changes quickly, but humans don't. New technologies only become valuable when people adopt and then adapt. With careful planning up front, short-term effort can have long-term benefits for everyone involved. Join leaders in FAA and industry to discuss the challenges of new technology affecting workplace culture. Share your experiences on how the aviation community can address the culture shift as new entrants and platforms impact our daily work.
Kim Coplen, FAA
Jim Linney, FAA
Stephanie Perlick, Evans Consulting