NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference

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General Information

Business Cards

Remember to bring plenty of business cards for networking, to leave with exhibitors, and for a chance to win during the Grand Prize Luncheon drawings.

Exhibit Hall

Please remember that the exhibit hall is not open on Friday, January 17, 2014. Be certain to visit with vendors during the dedicated exhibit times, to ensure you maximize all opportunities available.


NBAA’s Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference is a business event. Children under 12 are never permitted on the exhibit floor – under any circumstances. Children ages 12 to 17 will be permitted into the exhibit hall during official exhibit hours only provided that they register, pay appropriate fees and are accompanied by an adult at all times. NBAA will not be held responsible by or for any cause whatsoever.

Dress Code

The dress code for all events at the conference is business casual (slacks, skirts, blouses, sweaters and blazers for women, and slacks, polo shirts, button-down shirts, blazers or sweaters for men). NBAA also recommends wearing comfortable shoes for walking. Meeting rooms have a tendency to be cool, so bring a sweater or jacket.

NBAA SDC2014 Training Initiative (CTI)

Attendees at the Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference will, once again, have the opportunity to receive training acknowledgments for participating in certain education sessions as part of the Conference Training Initiative (CTI). Fourteen sessions have been selected during the conference that will focus on scheduling essentials, risk assessment-related subject areas, and tax topics that a scheduler or dispatcher needs for continued professional development. CTI-approved sessions have a star symbol next to their description. Attendees who want to receive training acknowledgment (by both attending one or more of these sessions and then taking a post-attendance session quiz) should pre-register for the CTI program when registering for the conference. Registrants will be contacted by the S&D Committee with further participation details. For more informtion, contact NBAA’s Jo Damato at

Scholarship Opportunities

Apply for one of the many monetary and training awards through NBAA’s Schedulers & Dispatchers Scholarship programs. Scholarships are available to attend the 2014 conference and/or PDP Courses. Learn more and download applications at The deadline to apply is September 27, 2013.

Network with Regional Group Leaders

Are you interested in starting a new regional group or becoming involved with an existing group in your area? Do you currently belong to a regional group, but are curious about what others are doing? Looking for best practices? Stop by the regional group booth during exhibit hall hours to meet with other regional group leaders from around the country. NBAA’s Schedulers & Dispatchers Regional Group Subcommittee also will be on hand to answer your questions, and will provide information packets with ideas on speakers, sponsors and more. Also, plan to attend the Regional Group Leadership Networking Meeting on Thursday from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. First-time attendees – don’t forget to have your passports stamped at the Regional Group Booth to be eligible for the drawing during the Grand Prize Luncheon.

Become an Ambassador Volunteer

Attendees who have participated in past conferences are invited to participate in the Ambassador Volunteer Program. With over 2,000 attendees expected at the 2014 conference, volunteers are even more vital than ever. Take advantage of this opportunity and help give back to the conference by answering “Yes” during registration to be an ambassador volunteer. You’re also invited to attend an ambassador meeting at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 14 in the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.

First-Time Attendees

If this is your first time attending Schedulers & Dispatchers, welcome to one of the best conferences NBAA has to offer! You’re invited to a First-Time Attendee Meeting on Tuesday, January 14 at 5:00 p.m. in the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. The meeting will start with a short mixer, followed by an overview with helpful tips to get the most out of your conference experience. If this is your first Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference, be sure to answer “Yes” when asked during registration process. And don’t forget to pick up your conference passport, which includes information about the conference and the opportunity to win a big prize at the Grand Prize Luncheon on Friday, January 17, 2014.

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Conference Sponsors

  Air BP   Airbus  
  Cutter Aviation   Epic  
  First Energy   Gateway  
  Jetex   Landmark  
  Paragon   Rockwell Collins  
  Ross Aviation   Signature Flight  
  Torn Ranch   Universal Weather  
  World Fuel Svs   Van Nuys Arpt Guides