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CFS 2020

September 21-23, 2020

Hosted annually by the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA), Communicating For Safety (CFS) is the aviation industry’s leading conference focusing on safety, technology and building relationships. This three-day conference is unique in that it’s the only conference of its kind to focus specifically on the air traffic needs of all members of the aviation community who are affected by the National Airspace System (NAS).

CFS began in 1999 with just 40 attendees; it has now become an internationally attended conference, with over 1,500 aviation industry leaders and representatives coming together to discuss and improve safety.

CFS 2020 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

In the first four months of 2001,

  • 18.5 million passengers passed through McCarran.
  • 36.8 million passengers passed through in 2000.
  • 1.2 million of those were international passengers.

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.

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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