2020 Annual Conference Details


"OAA 2020: A Flight Plan for Tomorrow!"


The 2020 Ohio Aviation Association Annual Conference will be bringing you news, know-how, and connections to aide Ohio airports in building a "Flight Plan for Tomorrow!"  From funding updates, legislative news, and topics to help manage today's airports, you won't want to miss the rescheduled 2020 conference!  Read below for all the details. Check back frequently as we add more speakers!

Dates: August 31-September 3, 2020


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Sponsorship & Exhibiting Opportunities


Conference Program


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A Huge Thanks to our 2020 Sponsors!

    ITA   Woolpert  



Program Summary

Confirmed Speakers and Topics

Federal Aviation Administration, Airports: Rebecca MacPherson (Great Lakes Region Regional Administrator), Susan Mowery-Schalk (Director, Airports Division, Great Lakes Region), and John Mayfield (Detroit ADO Manager)

Ohio Department of Transportation, Office of Aviation: Jim Bryant, Aviation Administrator
Topics being presented:
  • Airport Emergency Planning for Small 139 and General Aviation Airports Panel
  • Ohio Aviation Association’s Legislative Update
  • Business Planning & Positioning your Airport for Growth
  • Tactical Excellence as a Strategy
  • Obstacle Identification and Management
  • I have Airport Obstructions! Now What Do I Do?! (Land Acquisition 101)
  • Piloting Your Way Through the Environmental Process
  • PFAS: Developing A Strategy for Your Airport’s Future
  • Wildlife Hazards at Airports: Tomorrow’s Problems Today
  • Airport Pavement Maintenance: How and Why?
  • Developing Comprehensive Construction Safety and Phasing Plans
  • Unmanned Systems Coming to An Airport Near You (including how to use UAV to meet GIS requirements)
  • General Aviation Roundtable
  • Commercial Airport Roundtable




This virtual conference will use a combination of platforms to provide the conference homepage, virtual exhibit, and live presentation sessions.  To fully access the sessions, you will have to pre-register by August 30th with these various platforms. Additional details will be provided after your registration.

Registration is per person. 

  • Members: $100*
  • Non-Members: $150*

*If you elect to pay by credit card, an additional 3% will be added to your registration fee.

Registration closes on August 28th at 5 pm.  Click the button below to complete the online registration form.

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 Updated 8/4/2020