Conference Schedule

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

Wednesday, March 13 
9a.m. - 5:30 p.m.TOUR: NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (ticket required, lunch not included) Promenade Grand Stair Case, Pine Avenue 
3- 6 p.m.Registration Open (sponsored by FedEx Express)Convention Center Lobby
6:30- 7:30 p.m.WAI Chapter Reception sponsored by U.S. Air Force (ticket required/ by invitation only) Grand Ballroom
Thursday, March 14 
8 -11 a.m.WAI Chapter Leadership Workshop sponsored by Endeavor Air201A
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.Registration Open  (sponsored by FedEx Express)Convention Center Lobby
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.TOUR: Southern California Sights (ticket required, lunch not included) Promenade Grand Stair Case, Pine Avenue 
9 -11 a.m.Professional Development Seminar sponsored by XOJET "Using 'Currencies' to Influence Outcomes" (ticket required)Grand Ballroom
9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.TOUR: Gulfstream Facility (ticket required, includes lunch) Promenade Grand Stair Case, Pine Avenue 
9-10:30 a.m.Minute Mentoring® sponsored by Endeavor Air (pre-registration required) 102A
9 - noonAerospace Educators Workshop sponsored by Airbus (pre-registration required) 202A
10 - 10:45 a.m.New Members Connect  sponsored by Republic Airways (ticket required/by invitation only)101A
11 a.m. - noonAnnual WAI Membership Meeting104A
12:50 - 1 p.m.Exhibits Ribbon Cutting CeremonyConvention Center Lobby
1- 5:30 p.m.Exhibit Hall OpenHall B
2- 4 p.m.Professional Development Seminar sponsored by XOJET "Did I Just Say That Out Loud?" (ticket required)Grand Ballroom
2:30- 4 p.m. Build Chapter Partnerships - Fundraise Like a Pro201A
4 - 6 p.m.Networking 101 for Students  sponsored by American Airlines, American Airlines Credit Union, Envoy Air, Piedmont Airlines, PSA Airlines202
6- 7 p.m.WAI Connect Reception sponsored by Delta Air Lines, Air Wisconson,  ExpressJet Airlines, Spirit Airlines  (ticket required)Hall A
8-10 p.m.Jazz Band Hangar Dance sponsored by Wings Financial101
Friday, March 15 
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.Registration Open (sponsored by FedEx Express) (closed during luncheon) Convention Center Lobby
9 - 10:30 a.m.Opening General Session sponsored by American Airlines, American Airlines Credit Union, Envoy Air, Piedmont Airlines, PSA AirlinesHall A
10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.Exhibit Hall Open (closed during luncheon)Hall B
10:45 -11:45 a.m.Meet and Mingle With the WAI Board103A
10:45 - 11:45 a.m.How to Start a WAI Chapter201
10:45 - 11:45 a.m.Plan and Host an Outstanding GIAD Event202
Noon - 1:30 p.m.Luncheon sponsored by ConocoPhillips, Gulfstream, Jeppesen, NBAA, NATCA(ticket required)Hall A
1:45 - 5:15 p.m.Education Sessions sponsored by Alaska Airlines/Horizon AirVarious Locations
5:30 - 7 p.m.Young Professionals Reception sponsored by American Airlines, American Airlines Credit Union, Envoy Air, Piedmont Airlines, PSA Airlines  (ticket required)103A
6: 15 - 9:30 p.m.TOUR: Harbor Dinner Cruise (ticket required) Promenade Grand Stair Case, Pine Avenue, walk to Dock #7
Saturday, March 16 
8 a.m. - 1 p.m.Registration Open  (sponsored by FedEx Express)Convention Center Lobby
9- 10:30 a.m.General Session sponsored by The Boeing CompanyHall A
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.Girls in Aviation Day Long Beach  sponsored by American Airlines, American Airlines Credit Union, Envoy Air, Piedmont Airlines, PSA Airlines, United Airlines (pre-registration required)Grand Ballroom
10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.Tap Into the Drone Market (open to the public)201
10:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.Exhibit Hall OpenHall B
11 a.m. - noonHow Play Leads to Success Presented by John and Martha King102B
1:45 p.m. - 4 p.m.Education Sessions sponsored by Signature Flight SupportVarious Locations
6 - 8 p.m.Pioneer Hall of Fame Ceremony Sponsored by Southwest Airlines (ticket required)  Celebration Dinner sponsored by Uber, UPS (ticket required)Hall A

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