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CFS 2021

September 27-29, 2021, Bally’s Las Vegas

We are disappointed to announce the cancellation of Communicating For Safety (CFS) 2020, which had been scheduled for Nov. 16-18, 2020.

CFS 2021 Sponsors and Exhibitors
CFS 2020 Agenda

(All times PDT)

Monday, September 21, 2020

8 a.m. – 6 p.m. | Registration

10 a.m. | Exhibit Hall Opens

9:30 – 11 a.m. | “Tech Talk Time with Tom

Opening Remarks:
Tom Adcock, NATCA Director of Safety and Technology

General Session – Bally’s Events Center

Noon | Welcome
Steve Hansen, National Safety Committee Chair, NATCA

12:15 – 12:45 p.m. | Keynote Remarks:
Paul Rinaldi, NATCA President

12:45 – 2:30 p.m. | Panel Discussions

2:30 – 3:30 p.m. | Break

3:30 – 5:30 p.m. | General Session

Exhibit Hall

5:30-7:30 p.m. | Meet your Sponsors and Exhibitors

Evening Events with the NATCA Charitable Foundation

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

7:30-8:30 a.m. | Breakfast

7:30 a.m.| Registration

General Session – Bally’s Events Center

8:30-8:35 a.m. | Welcome

8:35-9:15 a.m. | General Session

9:15 – 10:15 a.m. | Panel Discussion

10:15-11 a.m. | Break

11 – 12:15 p.m. | Panel Discussion

12:15 – 1:45 p.m. | Awards Luncheon

1:45 – 2:30 p.m. | Panel Discussion

2:30 – 3:15 p.m. | Break

3:15 – 5 p.m. | Panel Discussion

5 – 5:30 p.m. | General Session

Exhibit Hall

5:30 – 7:30 p.m. | Meet your Sponsors and Exhibitors

Evening: Regional Dinners (locations TBA)

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

7:30 – 8:30 a.m. | Breakfast

7:30 – 11 a.m. | Registration

General Session – Bally’s Events Center

8:30 – 8:45 a.m. | Welcome

8:45-9:15 a.m. | General Session

9:15 – 10 a.m. | Panel Discussion

10 – 11 a.m. | Break

11 – 11:45 a.m. | General Session

11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | Panel Discussion

Breakout Discussion Sessions

1-3 p.m. | TBA

The 16th Annual Archie League Medal of Safety Awards
Bally’s Events Center

6 p.m. | Reception

7 p.m. | Banquet
(Seating starts at 6:45 p.m.; dinner will be served at 7:15 p.m.)

Hotel & Travel

Bally’s Las Vegas

3645 Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89109

Photo Credit: Douglas Jones NATCA Miami ATCT Member

Travel Information for Las Vegas

Las Vegas McCarran International Airport

  • 1 mile (1.6 km.) from the Strip
  • 3.5 miles (5.6 km.) from the Convention Center
  • 5 miles (8 km.) from Downtown
  • Las Vegas McCarran is ranked 8th busiest in the world by the Airports Council in Washington, D.C.

Serves 51 air carriers including:

  • 24 scheduled
  • 2 helicopter services
  • 8 commuter
  • 17 charter
  • Averages 980 flights a day.
  • Direct flights to 58 U.S. cities, 1 European city

The 1.3 million square-foot (1.04 million square meter) terminal has 92 gates that cover 2,820 acres. There are 5,000 cars that use the parking facilities per day where passengers utilize the tram to some terminals. There is a baggage control computer ramp and moving pedestrian walkways. It is a Class A port-of-entry, has a bilateral agreement with Canada, and features international signage.

17th Annual Archie League Medal of Safety Awards

The ability to think quickly and remain calm under pressure while maintaining situational awareness are just some of the unique qualities that air traffic controllers possess. Their willingness to resolve complex situations without hesitation, offer a reassuring voice to those on the frequency, and ability to coordinate their efforts with other controllers help these dedicated professionals be successful at maintaining the safety of the National Airspace System.

While many controllers often feel that they are “just doing their job,” their hard work is often viewed by others as remarkable and extraordinary. The Archie League Medal of Safety Awards, named for the first U.S. air traffic controller, were first presented in 2005 to honor exceptional air traffic controller work that took place in 2004. The program highlights a variety of aviation “saves” — some which involve a team of controllers working together, while others are the result of one controller’s efforts.

Our 17th annual banquet celebration of the Archie League Medal of Safety Award winners will be held on the evening of Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021, at NATCA CFS 2021 at Bally’s Las Vegas.

CALL FOR ARCHIE LEAGUE MEDAL OF SAFETY AWARD NOMINATIONS

NATCA Members: The nomination period for the 2021 Archie League Medal of Safety Awards, the 17th annual, is open. We are looking for the best saves that have occurred at your facilities since June 1, 2020. A member may nominate another member for an Archie League Medal of Safety Award.

NOMINATION FORM – PLEASE CLICK HERE

If you have questions or are having trouble collecting all nomination materials, please contact Doug Church.

Learn more about the past recipients in the 16-year history of the Archie League Medal of Safety Awards. Click here.

Archie League Medal of Safety Awards Video Channel

Learn more about Archie League. Click here.

Region X Commitment to Safety Award

The Region X Commitment to Safety Award is given annually to a Region X member who has shown a profound dedication to ensuring the safety of the National Airspace System (NAS). The award is peer-nominated, and any Region X member in good standing can be nominated for work done since June 1, 2020 in their role as an aviation safety professional.

View the recipients of the Region X Commitment to Safety Award.

NOMINATION FORM – Please click here

Archive

Coverage from CFS 2019

CFS 2019: Sept. 16-18, Bally’s Las Vegas

CFS 2019 WRAP-UP ISSUE: Published on Oct. 16, 2019. Please click here.

CFS WEDNESDAY
Our 16-page e-newspaper includes news and information about Tuesday’s Day 2 (Sept. 17) highlights and this week’s conference. You can view a PDF or view it in an easy-to-read format on Uberflip.

CFS TUESDAY
Our 16-page e-newspaper includes news and information about Monday’s Day 1 (Sept. 16) highlights and this week’s conference. You can view a PDF or view it in an easy-to-read format on Uberflip.

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