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Conference Program Trajectories

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ANNUAL CONFERENCE AGENDA


2017 Schedule of Events

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

View Session & Breakout Abstracts Here

 

SATURDAY, October 14, 2017
8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Exhibitor Registration (Setup Only)/Badge Pickup

 

Generic badges for access to Exhibit Hall can be picked up outside of the exhibit hall

Location: Prince George's 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

8 a.m. - 3 p.m.  Exhibitor Registration Only
Exhibit badges for access to Exhibit Hall can be picked up outside of the exhibit hall.

Location: Prince George's Exhibit Hall B, Pre-Function Registration counter
3 - 7 p.m. General Registration Open

Convention Center Pre-Function Area


MONDAY, October 16, 2017
7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Registration Open

Convention Center Pre-Function Area

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, ATCA

Charles Keegan, Chairman, ATCA

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

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

Exhibit Halls A & B
9:15 - 10:30 a.m.

  ATC: Be All That You Can Be
Moderator: David Grizzle, Dazzle Partners LLC
Speakers:
Steve Brown, NBAA
Margaret Jenny, RTCA
Sharon Pinkerton, A4A
Melissa Rudinger, AOPA
Prof. Klaus-Dieter Scheurle, DFS

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

Exhibit Halls A & B, AT&T Conference Attendee Lounge
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Breakout Sessions

  Global Surveillance Challenges
Moderator: Ann Tedford, AMA
Speakers:
Mark Carmouche, FAA
Dan Hicok, FAA
Frederick "Oz" Soechting, DoD

Maryland 1/2/3

  FAA Tech Center Comes to D.C.
Moderator: Mike Greco, FAA
Speakers:
Kenneth Allendoefer, FAA
Mike Konyak, FAA
Starr McGettigan, FAA
Joan Somogy, FAA
Isidore Venetos, FAA

Maryland A

  International UAS Integration
Moderator: Hassan Shahidi, The MITRE Corporation
Speakers:
Andrew Charlton, Aviation Advocacy
Dr. Daisuke Kubo, JAXA
Trevor Woods, North Dakota Test Site
Randy Willis, FAA

Maryland C

 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. Lunch
 12:45 - 1:15 p.m. The Iridium Story, with author John Bloom
 1:15 - 2:30 p.m.

  Eyes in the Sky: Future Surveillance Solutions
Moderator: Vinny Capezzuto, Aireon
Speakers:
Joe Bertapelle, JetBlue
Bobby Nichols, FAA
Al Storm, DoD
Jeff Woods, NATCA

Maryland Ballroom B & D

 2:30 - 2:45 p.m. ATCA Membership Meeting

Maryland Ballroom B & D
 2:45 - 3:30 p.m. Break with Exhibitors
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Exhibit Halls A & B, AT&T Conference Attendee Lounge
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Breakout Sessions

  ATC Platinum Rule: Train Others as They Would Like to Be Trained
Moderator:
Dr. David Delaine, Ohio State University
Speakers:
Andrew Brigida, FAA
Lindsey Deutsch, FAA
Markus Klopf, Frequentis
Ashley Spencer, Veracity Engineering

Maryland A


  The Full Spectrum: Multi-Agency PPP
Moderator: Chris Metts, Harris Corporation
Speakers:
Aaron Bielenberg, McKinsey & Company
Michael Dyment, NEXA Capital Partners, LLC
Pat McNall, FAA

Jennifer Richter, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Maryland C

4:30 - 5:45 p.m.     Cultivating the New Workforce
Moderator: Steve McMahon, FAA
Speakers:
Thad Allen, Booz Allen Hamilton
Mark Cooper, Deloitte
Karen Illg, FAA

Yogesh Khanna, CSRA
Sid McGuirk, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Jeff Raver, SAIC
Maryland Ballroom B & D

5:30 p.m.  Exhibit Hall Closes

Exhibit Halls A & B
5:45 - 7:15 p.m. Welcome Reception

Pose Rooftop Lounge
7:15 p.m. Open Evening


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

Convention Center Pre-Function Area
7:30  - 8 a.m.

Welcome Coffee
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Maryland Ballroom Foyer

 8  - 8:45 a.m.

Fireside Chat
Dan Elwell, Deputy Administrator, FAA

Maryland Ballroom B & D

8:45 - 10:00 a.m.    Solve for X: Big Data + X = NextGen Success
Moderator: Natesh Manikoth, FAA
Speakers:
Mark DeNicuolo, FAA
Melynda Eden, Unisys
Robert Goldman, Delta
Josh Gustin, FAA
Scott James, Noblis
Henry Sowell, Hortonworks

Maryland Ballroom B & D

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

Exhibit Halls A & B
10:00 - 10:45 a.m.   

Break with Exhibitors
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Exhibit Halls A & B, AT&T Conference Attendee Lounge

10:45 - 11:45 a.m. 

Breakout Sessions

  Weather or Not, Make Every Day a VFR Day
Moderator: Mark Andrews, CACI
Speakers:
Tim Campbell, PASSUR
Rick Day, Rick Day Aviation
Mark DePlasco, FAAMA
Steve Hansen, NATCA

Maryland 1/2/3

  Above and Beyond: BVLOS/ High-Altitude Autonomy
Moderator: Craig Marcinkowski, Gryphon Sensors
Speakers:
Charlton Evans, Insitu
Jesse Kallman, Airbus
Maureen Keegan, FAA
Tom Prevot, Uber

Maryland A

  Established on RNP
Moderator: Mitchell Bernstein, FAA
Speakers:
Phil Hargarten, NATCA
Ron Renk, United Airlines
Chris Simmonds, FAA
Mark Steinbicker, FAA
Nick Tallman, FAA

Maryland C

11:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m. ATCA Awards Luncheon

Maryland Ballroom B & D                    Learn more about the awards HERE.
1:45 - 2:45 p.m.

Breakout Sessions

  SWIMming in Data at Home and Abroad
Moderator: John Bernard, Harris Corporation
Speakers:
Nadine Alameh, Snowflake Software
Jeri Groce, FAA
Bill Murphy, IATA

Maryland  A

  How Will We Transition with New Reform?
Moderator: Dorothy Robyn, Boston University Institute for Sustainable Energy
Speakers:
Sid Koslow
William Miracky, Deloitte Consulting LLP
Steve Welman, MITRE Corporation

Maryland C

2:45 - 3:30 p.m. Ice Cream Break with Exhibitors 

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Exhibit Halls A & B, AT&T Conference Attendee Lounge

3 - 4 p.m.

YAP Tower Talks
Speakers:

Aubrey Farrar, DCA controller
Jonathan Fath, Harris Corporation
Rocio FrejVitalle, CSSI, Inc.
Ashley Spencer, Veracity
Ian Wallace, LS Technologies, LLC

 
Exhibit Halls A & B, Aireon Arena               
4 p.m.  Exhibit Hall Closes

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

Maryland Ballroom Foyer
7 - 9 p.m. 

2017 Glen A. Gilbert Memorial Award Banquet Honoring Richard Anderson
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Maryland Ballroom B & D

9 - 10 p.m.   2017 Glen A. Gilbert Memorial Award Dessert Reception 

Lower Atrium


WEDNESDAY, October 18, 2017
7:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Registration Open

Convention Center Pre-Function Area
8 - 9:15 a.m.

Women in Aviation Breakfast

(Pre-Registration Required)
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Chesapeake D

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

Exhibit Halls A & B
 9 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Welcome Coffee

Maryland Ballroom Foyer
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.   Look Ma, No Hands: Moving to Autonomous Operations
Moderator: Kevin Shum, Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore
Speakers:
Todd Donovan, Thales
Thomas Edwards, Crown Consulting
Nancy Graham, Google
Chip Meserole, The Boeing Company
Lillian Ryals, MITRE Corporation


Maryland Ballroom B & D


11:15 a.m. - 12 p.m. 

Break with Exhibitors
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Exhibit Halls A & B, AT&T Conference Attendee Lounge

12 - 1 p.m.

Breakout Sessions

  Accelerated Acquisition Challenges
Moderator: Dan Hanlon, Raytheon
Speakers:
Justin Barratt, Thales
Mike Cirillo, Airlines for America (A4A)
Dan Hicock, FAA


Maryland 1/2/3


  Adventures in Commercial Space Data
Moderator: Phil Bassett, FAA
Speakers:
Harry Bergmann, FAA
Mark DeNicuolo, FAA
Dan Murray, FAA
Audrey Powers, Blue Origin
Caryn Schenewerk, SpaceX

Maryland A

  Let's Make a Deal: The Power of Procurement
Moderator: Reggie Govan, Former FAA Chief Counsel
Speakers:
Chris Bertram, B + S Strategies
Matt Hampton, US DOT OIG
John Kefaliotis, Metron Aviation, Inc.
Tony Lo Brutto, Thales
Naveen Rao, U.S. House of Representatives, Subcommittee on Aviation

Maryland C

1 - 2:30 p.m. State of the ATO Luncheon
Teri Bristol, COO, ATO, FAA

Maryland Ballroom B & D

2:30 - 3:00 p.m.  Closing Remarks
Peter F. Dumont, President and CEO, ATCA

Maryland Ballroom B & D

3 p.m. Exhibit Hall Closes

Exhibit Halls A & B



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