Upcoming Events

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March 2-4, 2017

2017 International Women in Aviation Conference

Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, Lake Buena Vista, Florida

The 28th annual International Women in Aviation Conference will include keynote speakers, educational sessions, exhibit hall, scholarship awards and a chance to network with individuals from all areas of aviation. For more information, visit wai.org.


May 24-26, 2017

Institute for Women of Aviation Worldwide Symposium

Coast Coal Harbour Hotel, 1180 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC

The iWOAW Symposium serves as a meeting space where industry professionals and academics can discuss key issues related to the advancement of women in the technical and management occupations of the air and space industry and as a platform where existing approaches to address these issues are reviewed and new ones, sketched. For more information, visit iwoaw.org/symposium.


June 4-7, 2017

International Association of Airport Executives 11th Annual F.O.A.M. Conference

Calgary, AB

Save the date. More details to follow. Visit iaaecanada.org.


June 15, 2017

Canadian Aviation Hall of Fame 2017 Induction ceremony & gala dinner

Vancouver International Airport, East concourse US Terminal, Level 3

The annual event is a highlight in Canadian aviation celebration and draws attendance from across Canada. New members to be inducted are Errol Boyd, Robert Deluce, Daniel Sitnam, and Rogers Smith, and the Golden Hawks – Belt of Orion Award for Excellence. For more information, visit cahf.ca.


June 21-24, 2017

Canadian Women in Aviation Biennial Conference

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, 1301 16th Avenue NW, Calgary, AB

The conference is open to everyone and will cover the broad scope of aviation—general, corporate, commercial and military. Those who attend include aeronautical engineers, pilots, maintenance technicians, educators, air traffic controllers, avionics technicians, airport managers, business owners, dispatchers, artists, students, authors, flight attendants and enthusiasts. For more information, visit cwia.ca


June 23-24, 2017

Canadian Owners and Pilots Association AGM

Kelowna, B.C.

The two-day event will include a Welcome dinner, organized events and tours, trade show with multiple plenary sessions, wind-up banquet dinner with entertainment and keynote speaker and the Annual COPA update and general meeting. The tradeshow and banquet dinner are all open to the general public, offering a unique opportunity to increase awareness of the important undertaking of COPA and the scope and significance of the general aviation community. For more information, visit copaagm2017.ca.


August 11-13, 2017

Abbotsford Airshow

Abbotsford International Airport, 30440 Liberator Ave, Abbotsford, BC

Designated Canada’s National Airshow, the annual aviation festival provides spectators an opportunity to watch one of the finest aerobatic performances in the world. Ranked among one of the Top Ten Airshows in the world by USA Today in 2013, the event continues to distinguish itself through aviation excellence, aerospace advancement, and community participation. For more information, visit abbotsfordairshow.com.

September 27-29, 2017

2017 CHC Safety & Quality Summit

Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center, 1501 Gaylord Trail, Grapevine, Texas

Each year, CHC’s Safety & Quality Summit attracts representatives from across the aviation and oil & gas industries to share knowledge and best practices around developing and maintaining a robust safety environment. The 2017 event will build upon the success from last year’s Summit, which had more than 600 delegates in attendance. For 2017, the Summit will address the theme: Can we truly manage all of the risk: What if the barriers are not as robust as we think? Following the opening plenary speakers, 100 workshops will take place across the three-day event, delivered by experts from across the aviation safety and human factors world. For more information, visit chcsafetyqualitysummit.com.