Our annual conference will once again take place at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station in Niagara Falls, New York. With affordable accommodations, this great networking and learning opportunity will be well worth your time.
Friday, January 26:
Friday is a casual evening of catching up with old friends and making new ones. You may arrive any time (hotel check begins at 3pm). Traditionally the lounge begins to fill up after 6pm. A casual dinner buffet will be served while you share stories, network and enjoy a (cheap) cocktail or two.
Saturday, January 27: (the agenda is not finalized, but here is a general idea of the day)
8am: Hot & cold buffet breakfast
9am-5pm: NECAS Conference
5-6pm: A tour of something special on the Base is often planned for this time slot.
6-7pm: Cocktail hour
7-1am: Dinner, keynote speaker & evening social
8-9:30am: Pancake breakfast
9:30-11:30am: Industry discussions. The NECAS Conference will continue into Sunday morning, with casual open discussions on various industry hot topics. This is designed so that delegates who must depart early on Sunday don't miss critical information. Your conference fee includes Sunday breakfast, so whether or not you stay for the discussions, please join us for breakfast.
The 2018 Conference Agenda will be made available in January.
| Win your 2019 Conference Registration Fee!
We want you to stick around on Sunday, so at the end of Sunday's programming, one name will be drawn from those in attendance to win his/her 2019 Conference registration fee.
Member's Forum - hand in your A/V EARLY!
Any NECAS member (performer, service provider or other) can request 3 minutes of Conference time to market themselves to attendees. It is your choice whether you talk, show a video, sing or dance, but please note, your 3 minutes will be held in strict compliance to ensure fairness to all speakers.
You MUST request a time slot, and send any electronic media (video, music, PowerPoint presentation, etc.) to Conference AV manager, firstname.lastname@example.org. Your request and Media MUST be received prior to Friday, January 19, 2018.
An area at the conference will be set aside for anyone who wishes to set up a table, display a video, posters, etc. for one-on-one discussions with attendees. Please request space with Conference Co-Chairs Indira Thackorie and Dave Hewitt.
Last year, the following U.S. and Canadian military and other regulatory bodies were in attendance. We will update this year's attendance as they are confirmed:
- John Cudahy, ICAS President (invited)
- ACC, Larry Schleser (invited)
- Canadian Forces Snowbirds (invited)
- Transport Canada (invited)
ACTION NEEDED: if you THINK you may attend the 2017 NECAS Conference but won't register by January 4.
Some people won't decide until the last minute to attend the NECAS Conference. That's fine in theory, BUT because it takes place on an air force Base, your EAL information (personal information required by Base security to clear your entrance onto the Base) MUST be submitted by January 4, 2018.
Therefore, even if you THINK you may attend the Conference but won't register by January 4, please email your EAL info to NECAS Board member and Air Base contact Ben Canetti at email@example.com (submitting this information DOES NOT oblige you to attend the Conference)
If you gave permission last year to keep your EAL info on file, then we still have it.
Information required for EAL: (active and retired U.S. military I.D. card holders are exempt)
- Date of Birth
- Drivers Licence # (including State/Province of issue)
- Passport # (for non-Americans only)
Thank you for submitting your EAL information by January 4.
AccommodationsClick here to Register (If you are an existing member, please sign-in first. If you are not a member yet, please pay for membership first.)
Niagara Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station offers very clean and affordable lodging ($60/night). Please call the Station Lodging Reservation Desk directly to book your room: 1-888-235-6343 ext. 642 or directly at (716) 236-2015
|Cancellation Policy: NECAS will gladly refund Conference fees that are requested by January 21 at midnight.