NBAA 20th Annual Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference

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First-Time Attendees Get Oriented

LONG BEACH, CA, January 14, 2009 –Newcomers were welcomed to the Schedulers & Dispatchers (S&D) Conference on Tuesday evening during a meet-and-greet for first-timers in the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center. The event, which was held from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and sponsored by FlightSafety International, drew a large crowd, as some 80 S&D Conference veteran volunteers, officially known as “Ambassadors,” helped brief people who are attending their first S&D Conference.

NBAA’s S&D Committee plans the Conference with support from the NBAA staff, but the hundreds of volunteers help ensure its success.

“The volunteer group continues to increase every year,” said Scott Rapacki, a member of the S&D Committee’s Ambassador Subcommittee. “It seems that word of mouth has increased the popularity of wanting to be a volunteer.” Those who offered to help this year represented a mix of schedulers and vendors, including several people from overseas.

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