The 20th annual Women in Aviation Conference gets underway Feb. 26 to 28 in Atlanta.
The theme of the conference is “A New Approach to Your Tomorrow.”
The conferences are prime locations for those seeking work and for those looking to hire, according to WAI officials. Exhibitors and potential employers at the show include The Boeing Co., which is looking for assembly mechanics, engineers, project managers, and IT professionals; the Defense Intelligence Agency, currently seeking applicants for jobs ranging from IT to administrative positions; Garmin; Sikorsky; Hamilton Sundstrand; and Alpha Flying Inc.
“Our exhibit hall just may be the Land of Opportunity for many of our members,” said WAI President Peggy Chabrian.
The Atlanta event is the 20th anniversary conference for Women in Aviation. Sonny Perdue, the governor of Georgia and a pilot, is a keynote speaker. Other invited speakers include Craig Fuller, who was recently named president of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, and NASA’s most experienced astronaut, Peggy Whitson.
The conference includes tours of Delta’s Tech Ops Center and Robins Air Force Base, as well as a private tour and reception at the Georgia Aquarium. Seminars, workshops, networking events, speakers, and the commercial exhibit area round out the event.
The conference concludes Saturday evening, Feb. 28, with a banquet where many scholarships are awarded and the class of 2009 is inducted into WAI’s Aviation Pioneer Hall of Fame.
For more information: www.WAI.org.