About the Symposium

Westin South Coast Plaza                                                                     March 3-6 2013

Since 1985 the University of California has organized this symposium addressing the most pressing environmental concerns of airports. Join us this year in Orange County California for a program packed with talks by top experts and colleagues on key topics impacting the aviation sector.

Our program begins on Sunday afternoon March 3rd with an optional pre-Symposium workshop focusing on how major demographic shifts will be affecting your workplace in the near future and what you can do to prepare for it. In the evening - a Welcome Reception will bring attendees together to meet and greet faces familiar and new. Monday and Tuesday are full days of program with optional luncheon talks on special topics of interest. Monday evening - a reception and opportunity to network with colleagues. Continental Breakfasts and Afternoon Breaks provide attendees the opportunity to visit booths showcasing the latest technology and services to help airports achieve environmental compatibility. Student Posters will also be on display highlighting the efforts of the “next generation” of aviation environmental specialists. On Wednesday an optional full day hands-on workshop on the newly updated Aviation Environmental Design Tool (AEDT2a) model (laptops provided).

Our location this year in the heart of Orange County provides many opportunities for pre- post- Symposium fun. See links on this website for details. The renowned Westin hotel provides a soothing setting to absorb new information and regenerate and we are pleased to be able to offer attendees a highly discounted rate for this special Starwood hotel.

Do you have a business to promote in this arena? Consider becoming a Sponsor - see our Sponsor page for more details.

Students - the symposium provides a wonderful opportunity to see an aviation sector in depth and to meet and greet leaders in the field. Take advantage of our special discounted student registration and consider submitting a poster to the poster session to share your work with day-to-day practitioners.