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2012 Conference Schedule Overview

Please note: All times, locations and topics are subject to change

Wednesday, March 7

8:00 AM - 3:00 PM American Airlines DFW Operations Facility Tour (ticket required) Offsite Location
8:00 AM - 6:30 PM American Airlines DFW Operations & Flight Academy Tour (ticket required) Offsite Location
12:30 PM - 5:45 PM Southwest Airlines Tours (Flight, Dispatch, Maint, InFlight) (ticket required) Offsite Location
2:00 PM - 6:30 PM American Airlines Flight Academy Tour (ticket required) Offsite Location
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM Registration Area Open Trinity Pre-Function Area
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM First Time Attendee Orientation (every 15 minutes) De Soto B
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM WAI Chapter Reception (ticket required / by invitation only) sponsored by AeroTurbine Wedgwood Ballroom

Thursday, March 8

8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Registration Open (closed during Exhibits Ribbon Cutting, 12:45 - 1:00 pm) Trinity Pre-Function Area
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM WAI Chapter Leadership Workshop Governors Lecture Hall
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM FAA Maintenance Recurrent Training sponsored by AWAM Cortez A
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Aerospace Educators' Workshop (pre-register) sponsored by FAA Sapphire
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM First Time Attendee Orientation (every 15 minutes) De Soto B
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Professional Development Seminar - Go With the Flow, Managing Change in a Changing World sponsored by The Boeing Company Coronado B
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM New Members Social (ticket required/by invitation only) sponsored by AOPA Monet Ballroom
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM WAI Membership Meeting Metropolitan Ballroom
12:50 PM - 1:00 PM Exhibits Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Trinity Pre-Function Area
1:00 PM - 5:45 PM Exhibit Hall Open Trinity Ballroom
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Professional Development Seminar - Leadership and the Generations sponsored by FedEx Express Coronado A
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM First Time Attendee Orientation De Soto B
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM Professional Development Seminar - Women's Safety & Security: Threat Mitigation for the Traveling Woman sponsored by ConocoPhillips Coronado A
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM WAI University Chapter Members Meeting Metropolitan Ballroom
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM College/University Student Seminar and Social sponsored by Signature Flight Support/Hosted by UAA Monet Ballroom
6:00 PM - 7:15 PM Opening Reception (ticket required) sponsored by United Airlines Chantilly Ballroom
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM Aviation Safety Seminar sponsored by AOPA Air Safety Institute Sapphire

Friday, March 9

8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Registration Open (closed during luncheon) Trinity Pre-Function Area
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM General Session sponsored by EAA/HAI/GAMA/NBAA Chantilly Ballroom
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM Exhibit Hall Open (closed during luncheon) Trinity Ballroom
11:00 AM - 11:50 AM Networking for FAA Employees Governors Lecture Hall
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM First Time Attendee Orientation (every 15 minutes) De Soto B
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Luncheon (ticket required)sponsored by Alaska Airlines/Delta Air Lines/Gulfstream/Horizon Airlines/USCG Chantilly Ballroom
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Education Sessions sponsored by Cessna Aircraft Company/Bell Helicopter See specific listings

Saturday, March 10

8:00 AM - 1:00 PM Registration Open Trinity Pre-Function Area
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM General Session sponsored by The Boeing Company/Jeppesen/Aviall Chantilly Ballroom
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM Bring Your Daughter to the Conference Program (pre-registration necessary) sponsored by UPS Foundation Grand Ballroom
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM Exhibitor Coffee Break sponsored by FedEx Express Trinity Ballroom
10:30 AM - 3:00 PM Exhibit Hall Open Trinity Ballroom
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM How to Start a WAI Chapter Governors Lecture Hall
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Education Sessions sponsored by ERAU See specific listings
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Pre-Banquet Reception hosted by Department of Defense Chantilly Foyer
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Awards Banquet/WAI Pioneer Hall of Fame Ceremony (ticket required) sponsored by American Airlines/American Eagle/AA Credit Union/Airbus Chantilly Ballroom