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.


SDC2018 is a business event, therefore 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 if they register, pay appropriate fees and are accompanied by an adult at all times. NBAA will not be held responsible for any cause whatsoever.

Conference App

Stay tuned for information on the SDC2018 mobile app for iPad, iPhone, and Android smartphones. The free mobile app allows attendees to prepare for the conference, enhances the event experience in Long Beach and serves as a useful reference all year long. In addition to an activity feed that allows you to see what attendees and exhibitors are saying in Long Beach, you can also share your own posts and photos with other attendees, view the full conference agenda with education sessions and other key events, see the full list of conference speakers, access an exhibitor directory with booth locations, company descriptions and product and service categories, and an interactive exhibit floor plan to the Long Beach Convention Center.

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.

Exhibit Hall

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


In addition to an opening reception in the exhibit hall on Tuesday night, your registration includes continental breakfasts and lunches daily as well as an afternoon snack. Registration also includes access to the evening offsite event.

Photo Use Permission

Any person who attends an NBAA convention, conference, seminar or other program grants permission to NBAA, its employees and agents (collectively “NBAA”) to record his or her visual/audio images, including, but not limited to, photographs, digital images, voices, sound or video recordings, audio clips, or accompanying written descriptions and, without notifying such person, to use his or her name and such images for any purpose of NBAA, including advertisements for NBAA and its programs.


Water bubblers can be found in meeting rooms and on the exhibit hall floor. Reusable water bottles will be provided while supplies last.

CAM Credits

All sessions have been approved by the NBAA Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) Governing Board for attendees to earn a ¼ point per session and ½ point per 3-hour workshop towards the CAM initial application or recertification. Learn more about the CAM program at

NBAA SDC Training Initiative (CTI)

NBAA and the Schedulers & Dispatchers Committee will again offer opportunities for attendees at this conference to receive training acknowledgements. This year all sessions have been selected, with the exception of the Business Aviation Hot Topics session. Attendees who want to receive training acknowledgements for attending one or more of these sessions will be checked into each individual session electronically and then sent a post-attendance session quick to return. Successful completion of these tasks per session will result in the attendee being sent a training acknowledgement for those sessions.

Pay It Forward

The Schedulers & Dispatchers Advisory Council will continue their 8th Annual Pay It Forward Clothing Drive where attendees and exhibitors can donate suites, dresses, shirts and other business attire for local organizations. All attendees and exhibitors are invited to bring pieces of clean, ready-to-wear clothing and sample personal items to the conference. For more information, contact Debbi Laux at or Mi Kosasa at

Conference Sponsors

  Atlantic   Avfuel  
  CUTTER   Epic  
  Jetex   Phillips 66  
  Shell Aviation (Eastern Aviation)   Signature Flight  
  Tac Air (Keystone)   Universal-Weathe  

World Fuel

Additional sponsorship opportunities are available. Please contact NBAA via to learn how you can become an important sponsor of the 2018 Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference.