Conference Schedule

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

Wednesday, March 13
9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.Tour -NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (ticket required,lunch not included) 
3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.Registration Area Open
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.WAI Chapter Reception (ticket required / by invitation only)
Thursday, March 14
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.WAI Chapter Leadership Workshop
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.Registration Open
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.Professional Development Seminar - Using "Currencies" to Influence Outcomes (ticket required)
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.Tour - Southern California Sights (ticket required, lunch not included) 
9: 00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.Tour - Gulfstream Facility (ticket required, includes lunch) 
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.Minute Mentoring (pre-registration required)
9:00 a.m. - noonAerospace Educators Workshop (pre-registration required)
10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.New Members Coffee (ticket required / by invitation only)
11:00 a.m. - noonAnnual WAI Membership Meeting
12:50 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.Exhibits Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
1:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.Exhibit Hall Open
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.Professional Development Seminar - Did I Just Say That Out Loud? (ticket required)
2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Build Chapter Partnerships - Fundraise Like a Pro
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.Networking 101 for Students
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.WAI Connect Reception (ticket required)
Friday, March 15
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.Registration Open (closed during luncheon)
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.Opening General Session
10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.Exhibit Hall Open (closed during luncheon)
10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.How to Start a WAI Chapter
Noon - 1:30 p.m.Luncheon (ticket required)
1:45 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.Education Sessions
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.Young Professionals Reception  (ticket required)
6: 30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.Tour - Harbor Dinner Cruise (ticket required) 
Saturday, March 16
8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.Registration Open
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.General Session
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.Girls in Aviation Day Long Beach Program (pre-registration required)
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.Tap Into the Drone Market (open to the public)
10:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.Exhibit Hall Open
1:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.Education Sessions
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.Pioneer Hall of Fame Ceremony & Celebration Dinner (ticket required)

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