AEA moves Canada Connect Conference to November; South Pacific event postponed until 2021

The Aircraft Electronics Association has made some adjustments to the schedule for its upcoming Connect Conferences.

With the restrictions on travel from the U.S. to Canada being extended until July 21, 2020, and the possibility of another further extension due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the AEA has rescheduled its Connect Conference in Calgary, Alberta, from Sept. 10-11 to Nov. 9-10, 2020. Arrangements have been finalized with the Sheraton Cavalier Hotel, and all necessary precautions are being taken to ensure the health and safety of those in attendance. Attendees and exhibitors may register in advance at

“We hope the additional time will allow these restrictions and the subsequent quarantine requirements to ease so we can host our Connect Conference in Canada as we have in the past,” said AEA President and CEO Mike Adamson. “This move will allow us to plan a safer conference, have more members in attendance and achieve better representation from our U.S.-based participants. We appreciate the support we received in our Canada AMO survey and are planning our conference schedule to accommodate the feedback we received.”

In addition, the AEA has postponed its Connect Conference in the South Pacific region until 2021. This event was originally scheduled for Nov. 10-11 in Queenstown, New Zealand, and a future date in 2021 has yet to be announced.

“The AEA is continuously monitoring the global health situation and its impact on our events,” Adamson added. “Each region presents a unique challenge and opportunity. With the restrictions on travel from the U.S. to New Zealand and the possibility of an extension through the end of 2020, we have decided to postpone the South Pacific Connect Conference until 2021. We are working with hotels in Australia and New Zealand as well as monitoring the international travel guidance to find a city, facility and date that will allow us to host our conference without any travel or quarantine restrictions. In the meantime, we are working on ways we can stay connected and share valuable regulatory and technical information in the coming months.”

The AEA still plans to host three Connect Conferences in the United States this fall, beginning with the East Connect Conference in Naples, Florida, Sept. 23-24. The Central Connect Conference is slated for Oct. 19-20 in Kansas City, Missouri, while the West Connect Conference takes place Oct. 27-28 in Irvine, California.

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