Conference Schedule - 2023

Parking is not included with your Conference Registration. Parking is $22 per night in the hotel parking lot (unlimited in and out for hotel registered guests). If you park at the Barney Allis Plaza Parking garage across the street from the Marriott the rate for that garage is $12 per day. Open surface parking lot behind hotel is $5 per day, There no in and out on the Barney Allis and open parking lot.

August 23, 2023- Wednesday

Golf Tournament Sponsored by Coffman Associates

Cost per Player - $50.00 includes Lunch

1030    Golf Tournament - The Sunflower Hills Golf Club        

            12220 Riverview Road Bonner Springs, KS 66012 

1030    Lunch

1130    Tee Time

All Conference Activities are in the Muehlebach Tower at the Marriott - Downtown Kansas City

Conference Registration

1200-1900      Conference Registration - Muehlebach Tower, Marriott Downtown

Cocktail Reception

1700 - 1900 Cocktail Reception - Colonial/Imperial Ballroom & Exhibit Area

Reception Sponsored by Bolton & Menk

August 24 - Thursday

0730 - 1800      Conference Registration Open -  Muehlebach Tower


0730 - 0900     Continental Breakfast -  Colonial/Imperial Ballroom & Exhibit Area

                                                                                 Breakfast Sponsored by Olsson

0730 - 1200      Exhibit Area Open - Colonial/Imperial Ballroom

                                                                        Coffee Break Sponsorship Available

0900 - 1030      State Meetings

                          Missouri - Truman A

                          Nebraska -  Truman B

                          Kansas-  Trianon A/B

                          Iowa -  Trianon C/D

1030 - 1100 Morning Break - Colonial/Imperial Ballroom & Exhibit Area

                                                                          Sponsorship Available

1100-1150 Break-Out Sessions #1

AG Sprayers and Your Airport - Jeff Deitering, FAA Central Region & Jerry Searle, HDR- Truman A 

Airfield Concrete Pavement Construction (Using AC 150/5370-10H - Gary Mitchell, Chief of Engineering & Construction, ACPA & Dan Wilson, FAA Airports Central Region - Truman B

TSA Update and Q & A - Sam Fuller & Tony Metcalf (KS), DHS - Trianon A/B

Stop the Change Order Game on Your Projects! - Shelley Armato, MySmartPlans - Trianon C/D

1200 - 1350      Welcome Luncheon & FAA Awards— Royal Hall

Pete Bunce, President/CEO, GAMA

FAA Awards - Jim Johnson Central Region Airports

Welcome Luncheon Sponsorship Available

1400 - 1830 Exhibit area Open - Colonial/Imperial Ballroom

1400-1450 Break-Out Sessions #2

Understanding  the SMS Rule for Airports & Why Hazard Identification is so important- Scott Simpson, SSI Instruction, COO - Truman A/B

George Jetson's Guide to Airport Leases - C. Edward Young, Jetlaw, LLC- Truman B

MCI Runway 1L-19R Reconstruction Project Spotlight - Matt Walsh, HNTB & Mallie Hare, Kansas City Aviation - Trianon A/B

How to Make Your Asphalt Runway Last More Than 20 Years! - John Hunter & Joe LaRusso, Asphalt Systems- Trianon C/D

1500 - 1530 Afternoon Break - Colonial/Imperial Ballroom & Exhibit Area

Break Snacks and Drinks Sponsored by Foth Infrastructure & Environment, LLC

Concretes Sponsored by American Concrete Pavement Association

1530 - 1630 Break-Out Sessions #3

How We Kept the Runway Operational While Extending it- Ryan Lorton, Burns & McDonnell & Michael Parks, Columbia Regional Airport- Truman A

Airport Electrification - Jose Villareal (moderator), Eric Putnam, Burns & McDonnell & Larry Peet, Johnson County Airport Commission - Truman B

AIP & Airport Development Project Overview - Andrea McKinnie & Brian Tompkins, FAA Airports Central Region- Trianon A/B

How to Leverage Your Prices & Measure Your FBO - Kyle Eiserer Airside FBO, LLC- Trianon C/D

Contract Towers - Steve Stockam, Olsson- TBD

 1630 - 1830 Cocktail Reception Colonial/Imperial Ballroom & Exhibit Area

Reception Sponsored by Burns & McDonnell
 1830    Dinner On Your Own  

August 25 - Friday

0700 - 1330      Conference Registration Open - Muehlebach Tower

0700 - 0800 Breakfast - Colonial/Imperial Ballroom & Exhibit Area

Breakfast Sponsored By HNTB

0700 - 1330 Exhibit Area OpenColonial/Imperial Ballroom & Exhibit Area

Coffee Break Sponsorship Available

0800-1000   Morning Coffee -  Colonial/Imperial Ballroom & Exhibit Area

0800-0850 FAA Update General Session - Jim Johnson-FAA Central Region Airports - Royal Hall

0900-0950 Break-Out Sessions #4

Advance Air Mobility, Vertiports, UAS Detection and Mitigation and Commercial Space - The New Mission of the Airports and Emerging Entrants Branch - Jason Knipp – FAA Central Region- Truman A

Hot Topics in Airport Certification - Mark Cozad & Andrew Edgar, FAA Airports Central Region - Truman B

Aviation Weather & What the National Weather Service Can Do For You Kenny Podrazik & Chelsea Kenyon, CWSU-ZKC National Weather Service - Trianon A/B

          State of Charge - Implementing Electric Vehicle Infrastructure on Your Airport - Brian Marshall, Olsson - Trianon C/D

1000 - 1030 Break - Colonial/Imperial Ballroom & Exhibit Area

Friday Morning Break Sponsorship Available

1030 - 1130 Break-Out Sessions #5

Airport Vegetation Management, Challenges and Solutions - Mike Maine, Nutrien - Truman A

What's New on Airport Airspace Submittals: AC 150/5300-20 and ADIP (7480 Module) - John Karrasch, FAA Airports Central Region- Truman B

NEPA Updates, Documentation and Best Practices - Scott Tener, FAA Airports Central Region - Trianon A/B

Airport Operations Tracking Systems in the Real World - Ivan Vasquez, 1200 aero; Mark Scandalia, Paso Robles Municipal Airport; Peter Cevallos, Charlotte-Monroe Executive Airport; Matt Grenoble, Sheboygan County Memorial Airport - Trianon C/D

1140 - 1230 Break-Out Sessions #6

Airport Wildlife Management - Dan McMurtry, USDA-APHIS-Wildlife Services - Truman A

Title VI Compliance is Coming!!!! Are You Ready for an Audit - Hilary Fletcher, Jviation, a Woolpert Company- Truman B

AOPA Update - Tom Chandler, Regional Manager, Central Southwest AOPA - Trianon A/B

Audio Visual  (for all activities)  Sponsored by Kansas City Aviation Department

CEU Certificates will be available for conference attendees.

*Note - All Sessions are based on availability of speakers and material. Some topics may change due to unforeseen circumstances