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2013 Conference Schedule Overview

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

Wednesday, March 13

7:30 AM - 4:00 PM AEDC/Beechcraft Heritage Museum Tour (Group A) (ticket required) Presidential Portico
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM AEDC/Beechcraft Heritage Museum Tour (Group B) (ticket required) Presidential Portico
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM Beechcraft Heritage Museum only Tour (Group C) (ticket required) Presidential Portico
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Aircraft Dispatcher Recurrent Training (pre-register) Ryman Studio F
1:00 PM - 4:30 PM Smyrna Airport Tour Presidential Portico
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM Registration Area Open Presidential Lobby
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM WAI Chapter Reception (ticket required / by invitation only) Ryman Ballroom A

Thursday, March 14

8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Registration Open Presidential Lobby
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM WAI Chapter Leadership Workshop Washington B
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM FAA Maintenance Recurrent Training sponsored by AWAM Ryman Ballroom A
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Aircraft Dispatcher Recurrent Training (pre-register) Ryman Studio F
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Aerospace Educators' Workshop (pre-register) sponsored by FAA Lincoln E
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM Professional Development Seminar - The iPad Revolutionized Cockpit (ticket required, $25) Tennessee Ballroom C
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM New Members Social (ticket required / by invitation only) Tennessee Ballroom D
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Annual WAI Membership Meeting Tennessee Ballroom A
12:50 PM - 1:00 PM Exhibits Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Ryman Exhibit Hall Foyer
1:00 PM - 5:45 PM Exhibit Hall Open Ryman Exhibit Hall
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM Professional Development Seminar - Defying Gravity (ticket required, $25) Tennessee Ballroom C
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Professional Development Seminar - Aviation’s Past & Future (ticket required, $25) Tennessee Ballroom C
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM WAI University Chapter Members Meeting Ryman Ballroom C
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM College/University Student Meeting Tennessee Ballroom D
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Opening Reception (ticket required) Presidential Ballroom

Friday, March 15

8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Registration Open (closed during luncheon) Presidential Lobby
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM General Session Presidential Ballroom
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM Exhibit Hall Open (closed during luncheon) Ryman Exhibit Hall
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Luncheon (ticket required) Presidential Ballroom
1:45 PM - 5:15 PM Education Sessions Various LocationsSee specific listings
6:15 PM - 10:45 PM General Jackson Showboat Dinner Cruise Complimentary buses departs Gaylord Opryland Cascades Canopy and Magnolia Canopy every 10-15 minutes starting at 6:00pm with last bus at 6:30pm. Complimentary return buses leave when cruise docks to Gaylord Opryland. (ticket required) Presidential Portico
8:30 PM – 11:00 PM Hangar Dance with WAI Jazz With Wings Tennessee Ballroom C

Saturday, March 16

8:00 AM - 1:00 PM Registration Open Presidential Lobby
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM General Session Presidential Ballroom
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM Bring Your Daughter to the Conference Program (pre-registration necessary) Presidential Ballroom B
10:30 AM - 3:00 PM Exhibit Hall Open Ryman Exhibit Hall
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM How to Start a WAI Chapter Washington B
1:45 PM - 5:15 PM Education Sessions Various LocationsSee specific listings
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Pre-Banquet Reception Presidential Lobby
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Awards Banquet/WAI Pioneer Hall of Fame Ceremony (ticket required) Presidential Ballroom