Conference

Thank you to everyone who participated in the NECAS Virtual Conference 2022!

If you haven’t paid your 2022 NECAS Dues now is the time!

Cancellation Policy: Membership Fees are not refundable.

3 Sessions + 3 NECAS Nights

NECAS Nights Part 1
An Intro To the Main Event and a Report From ICAS Headquarters!

This brief session will included a roundtable discussion about trends in the industry and the outlook for 2022 and beyond from ICAS President John Cudahy and others.

A surprise presentation to thank Dave “Huggie” Cooper for his years of service to the Air Show Industry and NECAS can be seen here:

Saturday, January 29th Session Schedule:

Session 1-

Annual Meeting +

The Successful Models of 2021 and What We Learned

We heard from 4 different shows about their format decisions and the best practices that were developed because of those decisions.

Speakers were:

Kevin Walsh, Thunder Over Michigan

Bryan Lilley, B. Lilley Productions

Holly Doty, Airshow London SkyDrive

David Cooper, Geneseo Airshow

Session 2-

The Proper Care, Feeding, and Development of Sponsors of All Sizes

We heard from 3 different experts with years of sponsorship and donor development. This session has valuable takeaways for all members as we’d all appreciate spending someone else’s money wouldn’t we?

Speakers were:

Kim Dell, Cleveland National Air Show

Phil Pacific, ADC Group

Mike Kaufman, ICAS Foundation

Session 3-

Demystifying Ticket Pricing

We heard from 2 different experts with years of event ticketing experience who’ll provide some takeaways for any sized show that will increase ticket revenues.

Speakers were:

John Haak, Event Sprout

Eugene Loj, Air Show Profit System

Happy Hour!

It wouldn’t be NECAS without a chance to have a beverage or two!

We encourage you to take a break and let the wealth of knowledge you learned today soak in while you enjoy a beverage.

At least the line for the bathroom will be shorter?

NECAS Nights Part 2-

Military Jet Team and Regulatory Roundtable

We heard from Blue Angel 8, ACC, 1 CAD, FAA, Canadian Forces Snowbirds, and more about what to expect in both the 2022 and 2023 seasons.

Roundtable Moderators were:

Dave Cooper, Air Show Event Organizer, NECAS Board Member

NECAS Nights Part 3-

Performer Roundtable

This session was performer centric and included Kevin Coleman, a representative from the ACE Committee, and others.

Roundtable Moderators were:

Dave Hewitt, Air Show Pilot, NECAS Board President

Mike Tryggvason, Air Show Pilot, NECAS Board Member

Conference Sponsors

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