Conference Schedule

2018 Conference Schedule Overview 
Please note: All times, locations and topics are subject to change 
Wednesday, March 21 
8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.Tour - Naval Air Station Fallon "Top Gun" (ticket required, includes lunch) Peppermill Resort Lobby
3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.Registration Area OpenConvention Center Lobby
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.WAI Chapter Reception (ticket required / by invitation only)Peppermill Resort - Tuscany Ballroom
Thursday, March 22 
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m."Wake Up & Work Out with the Marines" (pre-registration required)Peppermill Resort - Tuscany Ballroom
8: 00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.Tour - Lake Tahoe/Virginia City (ticket required, includes lunch) Peppermill Resort Lobby
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.Registration OpenConvention Center Lobby
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.WAI Chapter Leadership WorkshopC3
8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.Professional Development Seminar - "The Foundation of Accomplishment" (ticket required)C4
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.Minute Mentoring (pre-registration required)D1
9:00 a.m. - noonAerospace Educators Workshop (pre-registration required)D3
10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.New Members Coffee (ticket required / by invitation only)C1
11:00 a.m. - noonAnnual WAI Membership MeetingA1
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.Professional Development Seminar - "Leading With a Coach Approach" (ticket required)C4
12:50 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.Exhibits Ribbon Cutting CeremonyConcourse A, Exhibit Hall Doors
1:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.Exhibit Hall OpenHall 2
1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.Meet & Mingle with the WAI BoardD5
2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Build Chapter Partnerships - Fundraise Like a ProC3
2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.Professional Development Seminar - "Resume Writing and Interview Prep" (ticket required)C4
4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.Networking 101 for StudentsC2
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.WAI Connect Reception (ticket required)Hall 4
Friday, March 23 
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.Yoga Class (pre-registration required)Peppermill Resort - Tuscany Ballroom
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.Registration Open (closed during luncheon)Convention Center Lobby
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.Opening General SessionHall 4
10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.Exhibit Hall Open (closed during luncheon)Hall 2
10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.How to Start a WAI ChapterD7
Noon - 1:30 p.m.Luncheon (ticket required)Hall 4
1:45 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.Education SessionsVarious Locations
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.Young Professionals Reception  (ticket required)D8
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.Tap Into the Drone Market (open to the public)C4
Saturday, March 24 
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.Zumba Class (pre-registration required)Peppermill Resort - Tuscany Ballroom
8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.Registration OpenConvention Center Lobby
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.General SessionHall 4
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.Girls in Aviation Day Reno Program (pre-registration required)F1-8
10:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.Exhibit Hall OpenHall 2
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.Navigating Today's Workplace IssuesC4
1:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.Education SessionsVarious Locations
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.Pioneer Hall of Fame Ceremony & Awards C4
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.Celebration Dinner (ticket required)Hall 4

Corporate Members

Benefits of a WAI Membership

WAI members seek to inspire and stand for encouragement, continued education, and a whole lot of fun! If you’re a lover of all things aviation and aerospace, and enjoy sharing your passion with others, we’d love to have you! Membership includes job search opportunities, scholarship opportunities, access to mentors in your industry, and much more.

Become a Member