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Professional Women Controllers, Inc.  National Training Conference

Celebrating 40 Years of emPOWERing

Air Traffic Professionals

"Are YOU Learning as Fast as the World Is

Changing?"

Alexandria, VA. April 23-27, 2018

Speaker

Time Slot

Monday, April 23

Day Trip

 NTSB Training Facility - TWA 800

0900 - 1400

Registration

1300 - 1700

Opening Reception

Capitol Steps

1800 – 2100

Hospitality Suite

2100 – 2300

Tuesday, April 24

Opening Ceremonies

(Color Grd/Nat’l Anthem)

& Intro Board of Directors

President and Conference Chair

0800 – 0830

FAA Fireside Chat

Acting Administrator Dan Elwell, FAA ATO Chief Operating Officer Teri

Bristol, PWC Pres. Wilson & NATCA

EVP Gilbert

0830 - 0930

Hidden Figures

Dr. Christine Darden

0930 - 1000

Break

1000 - 1015

Runway Safety

James Fee - Manager of Runway

Safety Group and Bridget Gee-NATCA

Runway Safety Representative

1015 - 1115

SpaceX

Gwynne Shotwell, COO SpaceX

1115 - 1145

Lunch

Theismann’s

1145 - 1315

Women in Aviation International

Dr. Peggy Chabrian -President and

Founder Women in Aviation

International 

1315 - 1345

Integrating Innovations:

NextGen – Remote Towers; Commercial

Space – de-conflicting with ATC; UAS – LAANC;  (moderator -

Vanessa Shinners)

Pam Whitley - Acting Assistant

Administrator for NextGen

Dorothy Reimold - Deputy Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation

Tony Schneider - Unmanned Aircraft

System Integration Manager

1345 - 1500

Break

1500 - 1530

Foundations of

Professionalism Panel: Pro

Stands (TOTI, RESPECT),

Human Performance

(Fatigue), ATSAP,

Partnership 4 Safety

(moderator–Trish Gilbert)

Jeffery Vincent - Acting Vice President for Safety and Technical Training, Steve Hansen – NATCA National

Safety Committee Chair, Garth

Koleszar – NATCA Professional

Standards Representative, Bob Stone

– Chicago O’Hare ATM/RESPECT

Initiative ATO, Jason Demagalski –

Branch Manager Human Factors

Division at FAA, Jay Barrett – NATCA

Human Performance Representative, Chrissy Padgett – NATCA Partnership for Safety Representative, Ernesto Lasen – Senior Manager for Safety Programs FAA

1530 - 1700

Hospitality Suite

1900 – 2300

Wednesday, April 25

  WEAR BLUE for HOPE & SOLIDARITY

Welcome Back

PWC President Patricia Wilson

0800 - 0830

Women emPOWER Panel

(moderator- Maria

Hofbauer)

Jodi McCarthy –Vice President

Mission Support Services ATO 

Lisbeth Mack – Vice President

Management Services ATO

Shelly Rae Mlakar - Senior Advisor,

ATO Labor and Employee Development

0830 - 0945

Housekeeping

0945 - 1000

Break

1000 - 1030

HR/Civil Rights Fireside

Chat (moderator –

Christina Calvert)

Annie Andrews - FAA Assistant

Administrator for Human Resource

Management, Courtney Wilkerson - FAA Acting Assistant Administrator Civil Rights

1030 - 1130

Elevate Aviation

Kendra Kincade, NavCanada

1130 - 1215

Lunch (includes any announcements)

Hotel

1215 - 1330

Mine the Gap

Jessica Grounds – Co-Founder of Mine the Gap

1330 - 1430

Recurrent Training (HF Focus) 

Richard Kennington – NATCA Lead on FAA/NATCA Recurrent Training

1430 - 1530

Break

1530 - 1600

Disaster Relief/Rebuild

(moderator-Jen Lemmon)

Tim Arel – FAA ATO Deputy Chief

Operating Officer, Vanessa Shinners –

Air Traffic Safety Oversight Services AOV/FEMA Volunteer, Jeff Planty –

Deputy Vice President Systems

Operations Services, Jeff McCoy -

Deputy Vice President Technical Operations

1600 - 1700

Networking Event

1900 – 2100

Hospitality Suite

1900 – 2300

Thursday, April 26

General Business Meeting

PWC Membership

0800 – 1000

ATO Technical Training

Abigail Smith – Director of Technical Training ATO

1000 - 1100

Break

1100 - 1130

Breakout 1 – Are you living an emotionally

healthy life? (Jefferson room)

GEHA

1130 - 1230

Breakout 2 –

emPOWERing YOU (Washington room)

Lindsey Knox and Jen Lemmon

1130 - 1230

Lunch

Outside Sandwiches

1230 – 1330

Breakout 1 – KSAs (Jefferson room)

Darrin Catania – Manager, Training &

Administrative Support Mission

Support Services

1330 - 1500

Breakout 2 (Washington

Room) – Personal

Branding

Gaynell Dudley - Management and

Program Analysis FAA, LaKesha

Bankston-Glover - Program

Management Analyst, Financial

Management FAA

1330 - 1500

Break

1500 - 1530

Breakout 1 – Mine the Gap (Jefferson Room)

Jessica Grounds – Co-Founder Mine the Gap

1530 - 1700

Breakout 2 – Making Time & Space for Realistic Selfcare When People Depend on You (Washington room)

Kara Snyder – Health and Lifestyle Strategist, Vital Corps 

1530 - 1700

Closing Banquet

1800 – 2200

Hospitality Suite

2200 – 2400

Friday, April 27

Conference Committee

Out-brief

0800 - 1200

Board of Directors Mtg

0800 – 1630


Professional Women Controllers, Inc. 

National Training Conference

40 Years of emPOWERing Air Traffic Professionals Alexandria, VA. April 23-27, 2018