Joint Service Air Traffic Control Symposium

2022 Joint Service
Air Traffic Control Symposium 
August 16 - 18, 2022

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina,
at the Sheraton Myrtle Beach Convention Center Hotel 

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The Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA) will host the Joint Service Air Traffic Control Symposium in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, at the Sheraton Myrtle Beach Convention Center Hotel in August 16 - 18, 2022. The Symposium last took place from April 30 – May 3, 2018 in San Diego, California.

The Symposium is an ideal forum to showcase air traffic control to the US Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and Army. The Symposium helps reinforce the Joints Service professional excellence in the ATC community. It allows senior military and civilian professionals to enlighten, inspire, and educate junior and senior military air traffic controllers on ATC’s latest technological advances, operational enhancements, and policy changes. The Symposium provides the perfect opportunity to get beyond the classroom and traditional training methods.

Download the Joint Service ATC Sympoisum and AF Leadership Day Program Agenda.

Military interested in participating should contact:
USAF - Ashley Margeson, MSgt USAF at
U.S. Navy
Deandre Byrd, MCPO USN at

USMCJustin Hackworth, MGySgt USMC at



**** South Carolina is on COVID High Alert Level****
Mask will be required for the event at the Hotel and Convention Center

Statement on Coronavirus

ATCA and the Joint Service Symposium Committee are devoted to maintaining the health and safety of our service members, exhibitors, sponsors, guest speakers, and staff.  Our goal is to provide a safe environment where businesses and service members can connect, learn, and grow.  Our team will continue to monitor state, local, and DOD protocols on the Coronavirus and its Variants and adopt safety practices as mandated.

Continue to check this website for updates on the Symposium policies on the Coronavirus and Corona Variants. Please note Health and Safety Protocols are subject to change and will be updated when they occur.

Thank you.

 Symposium Attire

- Business

USAF - Blues Uniform (short or long-sleeves, tie/tie tab optional for short-sleeves)

Navy - Service Khakis for E7 and senior & Navy Service Uniform (NSU) for E6 and junior.

Marines - Service Charlies

Thank you.











Registration Message
2022 Joint Service ATC Symposium participants – We have SECNAV approval for the Symposium. 


All hotel blocks are closed, you may still be able to book at a property by calling them directly.  We do not guarantee prior Group Rates.

Sheraton Myrtle Beach Convention Center Hotel (Marriott) HQ 
• 2101 N Oak St, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

View Hotel Meeting Rooms and Convention Center Map

Check-in: 4:00 pm / Check-out: 11:00 am
Parking: On-Site Parking - Daily: $8


Dayton House Resort - • 2400North Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
View Resort Map
Check-in: 4:00 pm / Check-out: 11:00 am
First night's stay with taxes and fees deposit to guarantee room at booking.
Parking: Parking is provided at the Dayton House.


Courtyard By Marriott Myrtle Beach Broadway - 1351 21st Avenue North, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Check-in: 3:00 pm / Check-out: 11:00 am
First night's stay with taxes and fees deposit to guarantee room at booking.
Parking: Complimentary self -parking


Homewood Suites by Hilton Myrtle Beach Coastal Grand Mall, 302 Seaboard Street,
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Check-in:4:00 pm / Check-out: 11:00 am
First night's stay with taxes and fees deposit to guarantee room at booking.

Parking: Free parking

 JOINT SERVICE GOLF (currently there is a waitlist for this event)
The Joint Service ATC Symposium offers the opportunity to golf at one of Myrtle Beach, SC's finest golf courses on Monday, 15 August 2022. Golf is open to both military and civilians. You can sign up for golf through the Registration Form. There is a $58.00 fee for civilian golfers and military golf for free.

Need Clubs? Golf clubs can be ordered in advance as well through the registration process.

Pine Lakes Country Club
5603 Granddaddy Dr.
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Start time - 13:30 pm
Format - Shotgun
Beverages (regular and adult) and snacks will be provided at the course.

If you have a preferred foursome, please email Rick DeForest at

To discuss sponsorship opportunities, or booth placement, please contact:
Richard DeForest at, or Ed Wright at, or Tony Corpus at

NOTE: Exhibit Hall Floor Plan is subject to change.

Download Exhibit/Sponsorship Brochure Exhibit Hall Floor Plan (Final 8/10/2022)  Exhibit Space and Sponsorship Request Form


All Forms should be submitted no later than August 10 to guarantee prompt service. For forms submitted after August 10, services may be delayed. *** Download Exhibition Instructions, click here.
Exhibitor Welcome Letter   Electronics Order Form
Labor Service Form

Frequently Asked Questions Freight Services Form Shipping Label for Joint Service

Convention Center Policies Equipment Order Form FORKLIFT REQUEST FORM
Myrtle Beach Convention Center
Convention Services
Vehicles In Exhibit Hall

To learn more about all of the services offered at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center, click here

NOTE: High Lifts - the City of Myrtle Beach’s Risk Management Department has decided that they  will no longer be able to provide a high lift for rental. if you had signs or anything of that nature to hang from the Hall's ceiling you will need to rent. They strongly suggest contacting a local rental company as far out from your event as possible to ensure availability. Below are a few contacts for local rental companies.  

Sunbelt Rentals (843)445-9960
United Rentals (843)448-7189
Herc Rentals (843)236-2369
Comeback Rentals (843)293-7368

The 2022 Symposium Schedule:
 Monday, 15 August Exhibit set-up - Noon, Registration- 14:00
Golf Outing - 13:30 Shotgun start
 Tuesday, 16 August  Registration, Symposium opening and training session, Exhibits, Evening social
 Wednesday, 17August Symposium training session, and Exhibits
 Thursday, 18 August    Symposium training session, Exhibits, Evening Social
 Friday, 19 August  USAF Training Sessions

Getting Around Myrtle Beach

The Entertainment Shuttle serves destinations from 3rd Avenue South along Ocean Boulevard to 29th Avenue North and to attractions across from US 17 Bypass between 10th Avenue North/Mr. Joe White Blvd Ext and 21st Avenue North. Points of interests along the Entertainment Shuttle include Broadway at the Beach; Broadway Grand Prix; Family Kingdom Amusement Park; Helicopter Adventures; Hollywood Wax Museum; Myrtle Beach Pelicans; Myrtle Waves; Plyler Park; Ripken Experience; Rockin’ Jump; SkyWheel; Splashes Water Park; Zipline at the Pavilion; as well as select dining, shopping and hotels.

Coast RTA operates a FREE Entertainment Shuttle each summer through Labor Day. The Shuttle runs every 30-35 minutes from 11 AM until 11 PM (daily)

Visit to track the shuttles in real time. Or, call Coast RTA’s Customer Service at 843.488.0865 with specific questions.

Click here to download this summer’s map.

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    Hon. Linda Hall Daschle Named 2018 Glen A. Gilbert Memorial Award Winner

    The Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA) is pleased to announce that former FAA Acting Administrator Linda Hall Daschle has been selected as the 2018 recipient of the prestigious Glen A. Gilbert Memorial Award, one of the most prominent awards in aviation and ATCA’s highest honor.

    A pioneer for women in air traffic management, Daschle was the first female to hold the post of Acting Administrator for the FAA. She began her aviation career in Kansas nearly 45 years ago as a licensed weather observer for the agency. In 1993, she was nominated by President Clinton and confirmed by the US Senate for the position of FAA Deputy Administrator. One of her first tasks involved an assessment of the agency’s key air traffic modernization program called the Advanced Automation System which was eventually overhauled, saving the agency an estimated $1.6 billion. She also oversaw the advancement of new regional airline safety regulations and conducted a review of the agency’s safety and surveillance program, which resulted in one of the single largest hires of new safety inspectors in FAA history. 

    Ms. Daschle has held numerous government and private-sector leadership positions, including with the American Association of Airport Executives, the Air Transport Association, the former Civil Aeronautics Board, and with the law firm of Baker Donelson. She is currently President of LHD & Associates, Inc, and serves on the board of Aireon, LLC.

    In accepting the Glen A. Gilbert Memorial Award, Ms. Daschle joins aviation greats, including Delta’s Richard Anderson, NATCA President Paul Rinaldi, the Hon. Jane Garvey, Boeing’s Neil Planzer, former Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta, and pilot A. Scott Crossfield. (View press release HERE.)

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