Dallas selected to host AEA Convention in 2026

Hilton Anatole, Dallas, TexasThe Hilton Anatole in Dallas, Texas, has been selected to host the 69th annual AEA International Convention & Trade Show, March 23-26, 2026, as the event returns to Hilton Anatole for the first time since 2021.

More than 10% of the AEA's member companies are located in Texas with a high concentration in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. Last month, the city of Dallas attracted 1,741 avionics professionals to the AEA Convention, the show's largest number of attendees in six years. (To see photos from the show, click here.)

A popular destination for the membership, Dallas has hosted more AEA Conventions than any other city and was the site for the association's first show in 1958. The 2026 event will mark the ninth AEA Convention in Dallas.

Preparations begin for Phoenix 2025

As previously announced, the Phoenix Convention Center will host the 68th annual AEA International Convention & Trade Show, March 18-21, 2025. Located in the heart of downtown Phoenix, Arizona, it is one of the 25 largest convention venues in the United States and offers nearly 900,000 square feet of meeting and exhibition space on a campus that spans more than 2 million square feet. It will mark the second time the Valley of the Sun has hosted the event, as the AEA Convention will return to Phoenix for the first time since 1979. The Phoenix 2025 exhibitor prospectus will be available this summer.

The fifth-largest city in the United States, Phoenix has nonstop airline service from 80 U.S. and 20 international destinations. The Phoenix Convention Center is 4 miles from Sky Harbor International Airport.

The headquarters hotel will be the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown. It is the largest hotel in Arizona with 1,000 guest rooms and is located one block from the Phoenix Convention Center.

Save the dates and locations for upcoming AEA Conventions.

  • Phoenix, Arizona: March 18-21, 2025
  • Dallas, Texas: March 23-26, 2026