2020 Annual Conference Details - Happening NOW!


"OAA 2020: A Flight Plan for Tomorrow!"


The 2020 Ohio Aviation Association Annual Conference will be bringing you news, know-how, and connections to aide Ohio airports in building a "Flight Plan for Tomorrow!"  From funding updates, legislative news, and topics to help manage today's airports, you won't want to miss the virtual 2020 conference!  Read below for all the details. Check back frequently as we add more speakers!

Dates: August 31-September 3, 2020


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Conference Program



A Huge Thanks to our 2020 Sponsors!
      ITA     Woolpert



Program Summary

Confirmed Speakers and Topics

Federal Aviation Administration, Airports: Rebecca MacPherson (Great Lakes Region Regional Administrator), Susan Mowery-Schalk (Director, Airports Division, Great Lakes Region), and John Mayfield (Detroit ADO Manager)
Ohio Department of Transportation, Office of Aviation: Jim Bryant, Aviation Administrator, and staff.
*New* Kirk Shaffer, FAA's Associate Administrator for Airports!!
*New* Terry Slaybaugh, JobsOhio!!
Topics being presented:
  • Airport Emergency Planning for Small 139 and General Aviation Airports Panel
  • Ohio Aviation Association’s Legislative Update
  • Business Planning & Positioning your Airport for Growth
  • Tactical Excellence as a Strategy
  • Obstacle Identification and Management
  • I have Airport Obstructions! Now What Do I Do?! (Land Acquisition 101)
  • Piloting Your Way Through the Environmental Process
  • PFAS: Developing A Strategy for Your Airport’s Future
  • Wildlife Hazards at Airports: Tomorrow’s Problems Today
  • Airport Pavement Maintenance: How and Why?
  • Developing Comprehensive Construction Safety and Phasing Plans
  • Unmanned Systems Coming to An Airport Near You (including how to use UAV to meet GIS requirements)
  • General Aviation Roundtable
  • Commercial Airport Roundtable


Want to learn how to use Remo, our virtual exhibit hall?  Watch this short tutorial!  I bet you didn't realize how much you missed seeing our smiling faces!  Join us during any of the virtual exhibit hall hours and "meet-up" with us all again!



For full agenda click below:

2020 Full Agenda
(with bios and topic descriptions)
 2020 Short Version
(no bios)



This virtual conference will use a combination of platforms to provide the conference homepage, virtual exhibit, and live presentation sessions.  To fully access the sessions, you will have to pre-register by August 30th with these various platforms. Additional details will be provided after your registration.

Registration is per person. 

  • Members: $100*
  • Non-Members: $150*
  • Students are free and must contact Office of Executive Director to register at [email protected]

*If you elect to pay by credit card, an additional 3% will be added to your registration fee.

Registration closed on August 28th at 3 pm.  



 Updated 8/27/2020