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October 15-18, 2017

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ANNUAL CONFERENCE AGENDA


At ATCA Annual, we pride ourselves on offering our attendees a cutting-edge, provocative agenda. We're hard at work confirming topics and speakers. Please check back soon for updated speaker and panel information. 
We look forward to seeing you October 15 - 18, 2017!
 

2017 Schedule of Events

Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center
National Harbor, Maryland
October 15 – October 18, 2017

SATURDAY, October 14, 2017
8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Exhibitor Registration (Setup Only)/Badge Pickup
Generic badges for access to Exhibit Hall can be picked up at the Registration Desk.

Location: Prince Georges Exhibit Hall B, Pre-function Registration counter



SUNDAY, October 15, 2017
9 a.m. - 1 p.m. ATCA Board of Directors Meeting

Presidential Board Room

9 a.m. - 7 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 - 7 p.m. General Registration

Convention Center Prefunction Area


MONDAY, October 16, 2017
7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Registration Open

Convention Center Prefunction Area
7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Speaker Ready Room Open

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

Maryland Ballroom Foyer
8:30 - 8:45 a.m. Opening Ceremony and Remarks
Peter F. Dumont, President and CEO, Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA)

Maryland Ballroom B & D
8:45 - 9:15 a.m. Keynote Address
Administrator Michael Huerta, FAA

Maryland Ballroom B & D                            
9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open 

Exhibit Hall A & B
9:15 - 10:30 a.m.
General Session: Collision Course: ATC Reform

Moderator: David Grizzle, Dazzle Partners LLC
Speakers:
Prof. Klaus-Dieter Scheurle, DFS

Maryland Ballroom B & D  
10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Coffee Break with Exhibitors

Exhibit Hall A & B
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Breakout #1: Global Surveillance Challenges
Maryland 1/2/3

Breakout #2: The FAA Tech Center: NextGen in Action
Maryland A

Breakout #3: International UAS Integration
Moderator: Hassan Shahidi, The MITRE Corporation
Maryland C
12:30 - 2:30 p.m. Lunch:  The Iridium Story with author John Bloom

General Session: Eyes in the Sky: Future Surveillance Solutions

Moderator: Vinny Capezzuto, Aireon

Maryland Ballroom B & D

2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Breakout #4: Changing the Approach: Training ATC Disruptors
Maryland 1/2/3

Breakout #5: The Full Spectrum: Multi-Agency PPP for SENSR
Maryland A

Breakout #6: Let's Make a Deal: The Power of Procurement
Maryland C
3:30 - 4:15 p.m.  Break with Exhibitors

Exhibit Hall A & B
4:15 - 5:30 p.m.   General Session: Cultivating the New Workforce

Maryland Ballroom B & D
5:30 p.m.  Exhibit Hall Closes

Exhibit Halls A & B
5:30 - 7 p.m. ATCA Welcome Reception with Exhibitors 

Cherry Blossom Ballroom
7 p.m. Open Evening


TUESDAY, October 17, 2017
7:30 a.m - 4 p.m. Registration Open

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

Maryland Ballroom Foyer
7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Speaker Ready Room Open

Chesapeake J

8:30 - 9:45 a.m.  General Session: Does Big Data Stimulate NextGen Success?

Speakers:
Kevin Worley, Unisys

Maryland Ballroom B & D

9 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open

Exhibit Hall A & B
9:45 - 10:45 a.m.    Morning Break and Snacks with Exhibitors
Sponsored by JMA  Solutions

Exhibit Hall A & B
10:45 - 11:45 a.m.  Breakout #7: Above and Beyond: BVLOS/ High-Altitude Autonomy
Maryland 1/2/3

Breakout #8: ANSP Funding
Maryland A

Breakout #9: Weather or Not: Making Every Day a VFR Day
Maryland C
11:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m. Awards Luncheon


Maryland Ballroom B & D                    Learn more about the awards HERE.
1:45 - 2:45 p.m. Breakout #10: SWIMming in Data at Home and Abroad
Moderator: John Bernard, Harris Corporation
Speakers:
Nadine Alameh, Snowflake Software
Maryland 1/2/3

Breakout #11: Established on RNP
Moderator: Mitchell Bernstein, FAA
Maryland A

Breakout #12: ANSP Training Programs
Maryland C
2:45 - 3:15 p.m. Ice Cream Break with Exhibitors 

Sponsored by Midwest Air Traffic Control Service, Inc.

Exhibit Hall A & B


3 - 4 p.m.

Exhibit Hall Programming

Exhibit Hall A & B              
6 - 7 p.m.  2017 Glen A. Gilbert Memorial Award Reception 

Maryland Ballroom B & D
7 - 9 p.m. 
2017 Glen A. Gilbert Memorial Award Banquet 

Maryland Ballroom B & D
9 - 10 p.m.   2017 Glen A. Gilbert Memorial Award Dessert Reception 

Lower Atrium


WEDNESDAY, October 18, 2017
8:15 - 9:15 a.m.  ATCA Annual Women's Breakfast
Details coming soon! 
9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Registration Open

Convention Center Prefunction Area
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Speaker Ready Room Open

Chesapeake J

9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open

Exhibit Hall A & B
9:30 - 10 a.m.  Keynote Address
David Wajsgras, Raytheon Vice President and President of the Intelligence, Information and Services Business


Maryland Ballroom B & D

 

10 - 11:15 a.m. General Session: Autonomous Operations as a Disruptor

Moderator: Kevin Shum, Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore
Speakers:
Todd Donovan, Thales

Maryland Ballroom B & D


11:15 a.m. - 12 p.m.  Coffee Break with Exhibitors

Exhibit Hall A & B
12 - 1 p.m. Breakout #13: How Will We Transition with New Reform?
Maryland 1/2/3

Breakout #14: Commercial Space Data
Moderator: Jacqueline Jackson, FAA
Speakers:
Kevin Hatton, SpaceX
Dan Murray, FAA
Maryland A

Breakout #15: Accelerated Timing Challenges
Maryland C
1 - 2:30 p.m. State of the ATO Luncheon
Teri Bristol, COO, Air Traffic Organization, FAA

Maryland Ballroom B & D

2:30 p.m.  Closing Remarks
Peter F. Dumont, President and CEO, ATCA

Maryland Ballroom B & D

3 p.m. Exhibit Hall Closes


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