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NBAA seeks education session proposals that highlight these key elements

  • Peer to peer learning (not sales, marketing or product updates)
  • Highly interactive
  • Live/Interactive polling
  • Adult learning best practices

NBAA would especially like to receive proposals on the following topics:

  • Future Workforce
  • Urban Air Mobility/eVTOL
  • Artificial Intelligence in Business Aviation
  • Futurist – Forward thinking

Education sessions will be scheduled for either 60 or 90 minutes. Presenters must allow ample time for attendee questions & answers. Proposals for presentations on topics such as business management, human resources, leadership, aircraft maintenance and facilities operations, and operations are welcomed. Presentations must be educational in nature and may not market a company's product or service. In order to ensure the highest quality presentations and content, proposals must include the names and qualifications of all speakers (or panelists) who would be presenting.

Proposals are peer reviewed by a selection committee comprised of subject matter experts. They will assist NBAA in the development of the education session agenda for 2019 NBAA-BACE.

The NBAA Innovation Zone has been a key focal point for the education offerings at BACE for the past several years. During our review process NBAA and our selection committee will evaluate which proposals will fit best in the Innovation Zone. These sessions will be Innovative in nature, a new philosophy, hot topics, and or something the industry should be focusing on now or for the future.

Proposals are due to NBAA by February 28, 2019. NBAA will review all proposals and make selections by May 30, 2019.

Submit an Education Session Proposal

Objective #1: Communicate strategic value of business aviation
Objective #2: Implement the appropriate aircraft ownership and operational structure
Objective #3: Create, implement, and manage budgeting and financial process
Objective #4: Manage aviation department processes in line with strategic and tactical goals, consistent with data gathered within and outside the company
Objective #5: Implement procedures using company policies to safeguard information and intellectual property of the company
Objective #6: Employ methods to optimize overall aviation department asset utilization and efficiency
Objective #7: Manage the aviation department in a socially responsible manner
Objective #1: Determine the level of staffing needed for the aviation department
Objective #2: Determine and assess job-related and professional development training for all personnel
Objective #3: Fill positions identified during staffing analysis
Objective #4: Develop and conduct effective employee performance reviews
Objective #5: Evaluate compensation levels in the aviation department using accepted tools to attract and retain employees
Objective #6: Respond to employee performance by rewarding or disciplining
Objective #7: Ensure compliance with additional HR regulatory requirements and company policies
Objective #8: Recognize and comprehend how Human Factors (HF) affect performance in the workplace
Objective #1: Develop and ensure the strategic direction of the aviation department through the development of appropriate vision, mission, and/or values statements
Objective #2: Develop and implement goals that align with the aviation department vision, mission and/or values
Objective #3: Exercise effective leadership to achieve aviation department goals and company objectives
Objective #4: Enhance personal and professional knowledge
Objective #5: Prepare for and lead the aviation department through changing circumstances
Objective #1: Implement a system of Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for aviation department facilities and maintenance operations
Objective #2: Maintain aircraft and components in accordance with manufacturer's specifications and pertinent regulations
Objective #3: Ensure facility emergency preparedness to ensure effective service and responsiveness in an emergency
Objective #4: Maintain cabin information systems and passenger service items to ensure reliability, comfort, and effective service
Objective #5: Maintain availability of spares and supplies
Objective #6: Apply procedures to provide a secure facility for passengers, employees, and assets
Objective #1: Create and manage a set of Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) documents
Objective #2: Ensure that procedures are in place to plan and conduct safe and efficient flight
Objective #3: Develop, implement, and manage an effective record-keeping system
Objective #4: Recognize the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS¬BAO)
Objective #5: Develop aviation emergency response plans (ERP)
Objective #6: Develop and implement a Safety Management System (SMS)
Objective #7: Recognize and operate within the National Airspace System (NAS) and international Flight Information Regions (FIR)
Objective #8: Apply procedures to conduct operations in a secure manner
Objective #9: Apply resource management techniques


Presenter Information

    1. If NBAA selects this presentation proposal, I/we agree to present at the NBAA event indicated in this Call for Speakers response. My/our presentation will cover information/topics proposed by me/us and agreed to by NBAA.
    2. During my presentation, I/we will not engage in any type of promotional marketing or selling of any product or services.
    3. I/we agree to notify NBAA’s Tyler Austin immediately via email ( or telephone (202-783-9267) in the event that an emergency should prevent me/us from meeting my/our obligations as a presenter.
    4. To the best of my/our knowledge, my/our presentation and handout materials do not violate any proprietary or personal rights of others (including any copyright, trademark and privacy rights), is factually accurate, and contains nothing defamatory or otherwise unlawful. I have the full authority to enter into this agreement and have obtained all necessary permissions or licenses from any individuals or organizations whose material is included or used in my/our presentation and/or handout materials.
    5. I/we authorize NBAA to use my/our name, likeness, photograph, and biographical data in connection with the use and promotion of the program.
    6. I/we provide consent for NBAA to record my/our presentation in audio and/or visual form. I/we understand that NBAA will be the sole copyright owner of the recording and can distribute and sell it, along with any supporting materials.
    7. I/we will be responsible for all travel arrangements and expenses that I/we incur. I/we understand that I/we will not receive any royalties, honoraria, reimbursement of expenses, or other compensation from NBAA in connection with the program or the rights granted above.

  • Thank you!

    Thank you for providing your education session proposal to NBAA. NBAA staff will review the proposals submitted and will be in touch with you. We very much appreciate your contributions to the success of the conference!