2019 Annual Conference Agenda


"Building Something Better!"

The 2019 Ohio Aviation Association Annual Conference will be bringing you news, insights, and knowledge to aide Ohio airports in "Building Something Better!"  From funding updates, legislative news, and topics to help manage today's airports, you won't want to miss the 2019 conference!  Read below for more details. Check back frequently as we add more speakers and events!

Dates: April 9-10th, 2019

Hilton Columbus/Polaris
8700 Lyra Drive
Columbus, OH 43240


Confirmed Speakers/Sessions

Although exact times for speakers are still being identified, the following speakers/topics have been confirmed:

April 9th Luncheon Speaker Announced! Pro Football Hall of Fame President, David Baker!
April 9th President's Banquet Speaker: President and CEO of the National Association of State Aviation Officials, Shelly Simi!
Aprril 10th Luncheon Speaker: Vintage Aircraft Rides and Airshows, Airboss Tom Spielmann!
  • Susan Mowery-Schalk - Director Airports Division, Great Lakes Region
  • Rebecca MacPherson, Great Lakes Region, Regional Administrator
  • FAA and ODOT Aviation Panel: Jim Bryant (ODOT) and John Mayfield (FAA DET ADO)
  • Digital Tower: An Alternative to Conventional ATC Towers Presented by Saab Sensis
  • Notam Manager Presented by Leidos
  • Fly-ins and Events Presented by AOPA
  • Airports, Drones and Other Automated Things! Panel Presentation with Industry Experts and FlyOhio/DriveOhio
  • Best Practices for Obstruction Management Presented by Hanson Professional Services
  • Airport Revenue Guarantees Presented by BGSU Center for Regional Development
  • Strategic Business Planning for Your General Aviation Airport Presented by CM&T and Delaware Airport
  • Twists and Turns of FAA Planning, Navigating for Success Presented by Woolpert
  • The How and WHY of Pavement Maintenance Presented by CM&T
  • Current Trends in Aviation Hangars Presented by Branstetter Caroll
  • Integration of sUAS into Airfield Operations Presented by OSU Airport
  • Keeping Ohio's Public Airports Out of Trouble! Presented by the Ohio Ethics Commission
  • Rental Cars: A Business Partner for Your General Aviation Airport Presented by Enterprise Rental Car
  • Cuyahoga Airport RSA Program: A Construction Story Presented by Cuyahoga County and CHA Consultants
  • Status of FAA's Airports GIS Program Presented by Woolpert
  • Legislative How-Tos for Your Airports 
  • Non Destructive Testing Presented by RDM International
  • Terminal Apron and Taxiway Rehabilitation at CMH Presented by CRAA and RS&H
  • Ohio Aviation Association's Annual Business Meeting
  • Ohio Aviation Association President's Banquet, with invited guest Representative Rick Perales
  • Round Table Discussions
  • and more...
Check back for more as we get closer to the conference!


April 10th at 2:15 pmAirport Certification Manual Workshop for Part 139 Airports (addt'l fee).  
Moderated by the FAA's Great Lakes Region Airports Division

How many airport certification manuals have you seen? Do you know what you don't know? Join us (with a copy of your airport's manual to share) to discuss do's & don'ts, common pitfalls, and recommendations.  This workshop will allow you to share and learn from one another. This is open to any Part 139 airport, in or out of Ohio.  If you plan to attend the entire OAA Conference, the additional fee for this workshop is $50. If you plan to attend the ACM Workshop Only, the fee is $100.  The workshop will run from approximately 2:15 - 5 pm on April 10th and will include a refreshment break in the later afternoon.

Conference Schedule (subject to change)

Below is a highlight of the activities scheduled.  We will have breaks between sessions to allow more time to get to know your fellow industry members. Like last year, breaks and buffets will be served in the Exhibitor's area to allow maximum mingling time!
*Times are approximate and may be adjusted* Check back frequently as the agenda is updated!
 April 8th
6:00 pm:  Exhibitor Set-Up
7:30 pm: OAA Hospitality Event (Refreshments and dessert selection)

 April 9th
7:30 am:
Registration and Breakfast with Exhibitors

8:15 am: 
Presentation of the Colors 

Welcome Address by OAA President

Morning Sessions

12:00 pm: 
Annual Business Meeting and Luncheon with Speaker

Afternoon Sessions

4:45 pm:
President's Reception with Exhibitors/Poster Gallery

President's Banquet with Speaker and Awards Presentations

7:30 pm:
Evening Entertainment (Funny-money casino night and other games!)

April 10th
7:30 am:
Registration and Breakfast with Exhibitors

8:15 am
Morning Sessions

12:30 pm:
Lunch with Speaker

1:00 pm:
Round Table Sessions 
-General Aviation Roundtable
-Primary Airport Roundtable

2 pm:
Closing Remarks and Last Prize Drawing

 AAE Continuing Education Credits:  If an accredited member attends the full conference, you can receive CEUs. Once the full agenda is developed, the CEUs will be determined and posted here. Please note that the member is responsible for entering the request for credit on AAAE's website.


Updated: 2/19/2019