Annual Conference

The 2019 NEC/AAAE Annual Conference will be held in Portland, ME from Sunday, August 18 - Tuesday, August 20, 2019.  Stay tuned for more details on hotel information, attendee registration, exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities.  

Thank you to our host airport!

The primary purpose of the NEC/AAAE Annual Conference is to provide airport professionals that attend the event with the latest information and the newest developments in the industry so they have the knowledge they need to make airports safer, more efficient, and ultimately, more successful.


Between the well-chosen topics for the six General Sessions, the impressive list of industry leaders and featured speakers sharing their experience and know-how, plus the numerous opportunities to learn from your fellow attendees, the conference is the perfect place to get in touch with the latest developments in the industry. The newest equipment, the latest communications, safety, environmental, personnel trends, as well as financial considerations of operating an airport, are all covered at the NEC/AAAE Annual Conference.

Annual Conference Grants

AAAE Annual Conference Grant: One grant a year may be awarded to cover all reasonable expenses of the recipient’s attendance at the AAAE’s Annual Conference including enrollment fees, travel, and lodging.

  • Eligibility: Grants are limited to any airport staff member who is a member of NEC/AAAE in good standing.

F. Russell Hoyt Grant for NEC/AAAE Annual Conference Attendees: One grant a year may be awarded to cover all expenses of the recipient’s attendance at the NEC/AAAE Chapter’s Annual Conference, including enrollment fees, travel, and lodging.

  • Eligibility: Applicant must be a NEC/AAAE member in good standing, and a full-time airport employee involved in airport management. Applicants are to give assurance that they will be able to attend the NEC/AAAE Annual Conference if selected

Please complete the professional development grant application to be considered for the either grant.