The following social events are sponsored by the AEA. Each event requires a ticket to attend. Tickets are included in a full member registration and a full spouse/guest registration. Additional tickets for guests may be purchased in advance by e-mailing your request to Jenna Kramer, at firstname.lastname@example.org prior to March 1. After that date, tickets may be purchased onsite in Reno at the AEA Registration Desk—subject to availability.
Wednesday, March 22, 2011 7:00 p.m.
AEA First-Nighter Party
7:00 p.m. - Grand Ballroom
And the beat goes on! Join fellow AEA members as we “Rock the Night” in Reno with a live rock band concert. Upon entering the “concert,” mingle with fellow members while you sample a variety of food stations and great libations! Then, get ready for a rousing evening as the band takes the stage to entertain AEA attendees with a mix of rock, funk and blues.
Thursday, March 23
AEA Annual Awards Luncheon
11:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. - Reno Ballroom
A salute to the 2011 AEA Member of the Year and the 2011 AEA Associate Member of the Year, as well as guest speaker John Nance, best known to television viewers as the aviation analyst for ‟ABC World Newsˮ and aviation editor for ‟Good Morning America.ˮ
Luncheon Guest Speaker - John Nance
An internationally recognized air safety analyst, Nance has made several appearances on national shows such as “Larry King Live,” “PBS Hour with Jim Lehrer,” “Oprah,” “NPR,” “Nova” and “The Today Show,” and has authored 19 major books.
2011 AEA Member of the Year Award
This award is for an individual (man or woman), not a company. The individual must be affiliated with an AEA regular member company.
2011 AEA Associate Member of the Year Award
This award is for a company that is an associate member of the AEA, not an individual. Associate members include manufacturers, major distributors, used equipment companies and trade publications.