Outstanding Lineup of Speakers Slated for WAI 2016 Annual Conference

Monday, December 21, 2015

Speakers at the 27th annual International Women in Aviation Conference, which will be held March 10-12, 2016, at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee, are sure to fulfill the conference's mission: to connect, engage and inspire WAI members and attendees.

"With conference attendees from all segments of the aviation industry, and phases of life and career, we are challenged each year to develop a lineup of speakers whose stories and messages will resonate with all," says WAI President Dr. Peggy Chabrian. "This year, we have a great combination of speakers that I know will be both entertaining and memorable."

Speakers at the 2016 conference include:

  • Michael Huerta, Federal Aviation Administrator
  • Jessica Cox, world's first armless pilot and motivational speaker
  • The Honorable Deborah Lee James, the 23rd Secretary of the U.S. Air Force
  • Tracey Curtis-Taylor, adventurer who is currently retracing Amy Johnson's 1930 flight from the UK to Australia
  • Rod Machado, pilot and author
  • Doreen Welsh, flight attendant on US Airways "Miracle on the Hudson" flight

"As a group, this is an all-star combination," adds Dr. Chabrian. "We know our attendees will come away feeling energized, inspired, and informed."

As always, the International Women in Aviation Conference includes seminars, workshops, networking events, social events, off-site tours, a commercial exhibit area, and the largest Girls in Aviation Day event yet. The conference concludes on Saturday evening, March 12, 2016, with WAI's annual banquet where dozens of scholarships will be awarded with a value of over one half million dollars, marking a cumulative $10 million in scholarships awarded over 20 years.

Secure online registration is available at www.wai.org/16conference. Discounted registration is available for military personnel and full-time students.

Women in Aviation International is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to providing networking, mentoring and scholarship opportunities for women and men who are striving for challenging and fulfilling careers in the aviation and aerospace industries. For more information, contact WAI at 1864 Dayton Germantown Pike, Unit 4, Germantown, OH 45327-1100  Email: waihq@wai.org Phone: 937-839-4647 Visit www.WAI.org

Kelly Murphy, Director of Communications
Women in Aviation International
Phone: 703-967-8113
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