Agenda and Events

Saturday, March 30

12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Site Selection Committee Meeting

Embassy (Hampton)

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Board of Directors Dinner (Private Function)

Embassy (Vintage Twelve Vista Room)

Sunday, March 31

9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Registration Open

Embassy (Cambridge Hall)

8:45 AM – 9:30 AM

Corporate Liaison Committee Meeting

Embassy (Pembroke)

9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

AAAE Exams

Embassy (Eaton/Winchester)

9:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Board of Directors Meeting

Embassy (Pembroke)

11:30 AM – 6:00 PM

Golf Outing (Grand Dunes Resort)

Shuttles will continuously depart Embassy from 11:30AM until 12:30PM. Return Shuttle Time TBD. Meet in the Starbucks in the Embassy Suites Lobby between 10:30AM – 12:30PM, depending on tee time.

11:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Apache Fishing Pier (Apache Campground Fishing Pier)

Not golfing? Try pier fishing! Apache pier is the East Coast’s longest wooden fishing pier. It is only a 5 minute walk down the beach from Embassy.

1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Exhibit Hall Move-In & Set Up

Embassy (Kensington DEF)

5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Welcome Reception – Entertainment Provided

Embassy (Breakers Deck)

7:30 PM –

Dinner on your own

Monday, April 1

7:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Registration Open

Embassy (Cambridge Hall)

7:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Exhibit Hall Open

Embassy (Kensington DEF)

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Breakfast with Exhibitors

Embassy (Kensington DEF)

9:00 AM – 9:30 AM

Opening Ceremonies

Horry County Council Chairman and Mayor of Myrtle Beach

Embassy (Kensington ABCG )

9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

Speakers: Jim Cantore, The Weather Channel Meteorologist and Ed Piotrowski, WPDE Chief Meteorologist

Embassy (Kensington ABCG)

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Break with Exhibitors

Embassy (Kensington DEF)

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Session 1: Jeffrey C. Price M.A., C.M., ACE-Security; ACE-Operations, C.P.P., C.A.S., CHS-II, Professor

Professor at the Metropolitan State University of Denver, Department of Aviation and Aerospace Science, and the owner of Leading Edge Strategies, an airport management training company. He is considered one of the leading experts in the world in aviation security and airport safety. He is the former assistant security director at Denver International Airport and former airport director of Jefferson County Airport, in Colorado (now known as Rocky Mountain Metro Airport).

Embassy (Kensington ABCG )

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Lunch/SEC-AAAE Membership Meeting

Embassy (Palmetto Pavilion/Breakers Deck)

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Spouse/Guest Event

Choice 1: Duplin Winery/Tanger Outlet

Choice 2: Alligator Adventure/ Oceanfront Helicopters

Shuttles will depart Embassy at 12:30PM – Meet in the Starbucks in the Embassy Suites Lobby

1:45 PM – 2:45 PM

Session 2: Pat Waters, the grandson of General George Patton

Mr. Waters served in the United States Navy from 1965-1970 and was a CIC Officer aboard the USS BRAINE, DD 630. He established Waters Investments, LLC in 1971, which he still currently owns with his family. Water Investments, LLC owns and operates commercial and residential properties.

Don’t miss your chance to win an Amazon echo device at the end of this session!

Embassy (Kensington ABCG )

2:45 PM – 3:15 PM

Break with Exhibitors

Embassy (Kensington DEF)

3:15 PM – 4:15 PM

Session 3: John Kirby, Vice President, Network Planning at Spirit Airlines

John Kirby is the Vice President of Network Planning for Spirit Airlines and previously served in head leadership roles with Alaska Airlines, Southwest Airlines and AirTran Airways to name a few. He is a focused planner with a record of success during his 35 year aviation industry career. John has demonstrated expertise in commercial airline strategy and the economics of route planning. He offers extensive knowledge in demand modeling techniques, passenger traffic forecasting and schedule development. He is a respected industry professional with a wide range of commercial aviation knowledge, strong leadership skills and a passion for the industry as a whole.

Embassy (Kensington ABCG )

4:15 PM – 5:00 PM

Session 4: Coach Heather Macy

Heather Macy, the all-time winningest coach in the history of East Carolina University women’s basketball is the definition of passion and focus. Not only a coach, but an author, motivator, and leader. Heather prides herself in helping others reach their goals. Her philosophy of impacting and influencing is based upon building confidence, instilling discipline and keeping the intent based upon, YOU winning. Coach Macy is now the driving force behind non-profit Influence and Impacters.

Embassy (Kensington ABCG)

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

President’s Reception – Entertainment Provided

Embassy (Lower Deck Pool)

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

President’s Dinner

Embassy (Kensington ABCG)

9:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Music by the Dan Garland Band

Embassy (Windsor)

Tuesday, April 2

7:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Registration Open

Embassy (Cambridge Hall)

7:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Exhibit Hall Open

Embassy (Kensington DEF)

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Breakfast with Exhibitors

Embassy (Kensington DEF)

9:00 AM – 10:15 AM

Session 5: Mike Veeck, a successful baseball team owner and author 

Mike is known as a minor league promotions guru, building a profitable empire of minor league baseball teams, including the St. Paul Saints and Charleston Riverdogs.

Embassy (Kensington ABCG)

10:15 AM – 10:30 AM

Break with Exhibitors

Embassy (Kensington DEF)

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Session 6: Frank Abagnale, consultant and lecturer for FBI Academy   

For the Southeast Chapter of AAAE’s annual conference, we are honored to present the real Frank Abagnale, Renowned Cybersecurity And Fraud Prevention Expert, Bestselling Author & Subject of Catch Me If You Can.

Embassy (Kensington ABCG)

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Book Signing (Frank Abagnale)

Embassy (Kensington ABCG)

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Lunch & Awards Presentation

Embassy (Palmetto Pavilion/Breakers Deck)

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Networking Event

(Embassy Poolside) Ken Carrington

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Host Event Reception – House of Blues

Buses Depart Embassy at 5:30PM

7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Host Event – House of Blues

Live Performance “America”

Buses Depart House of Blues at 9:00PM and 10:00PM