ACI-NA this year will prepare nightly webcasts summarizing the day's activites. Today's clip is now posted on the conference home page.
10:15 a.m. Welcome & Keynote Address, Room 6AB
Translating The Impact of Global Events
The ever-changing political, economic and international climate makes it difficult to determine in what direction the world is headed. With high-level sources from Washington to Langley to Kabul, Kimberly Dozier, Associated Press correspondent and author of Breathing the Fire: Fighting to Report and Get Back to the Fight, can provide an insider’s perspective on how a key part of that uncertainty -- the continuing war against global terrorism and extremism -- affects the global transportation industry. Drawing on her on personal experiences, Dozier also offers a unique insight about how to develop that key survival tool for uncertain times: resilience. (kimberlydozier.com,)
9 a.m. General Session II:Room 6AB
The Exhibit Hall opened this evening with 107 companies taking 181 booths in the San Diego Convention Center. There are 78 World Business Partners and Associate Members among the exhibiting companies. In a departure from the past, the doors to the hall were opened at 5 p.m. without the fanfare of a ribbon cutting and introductory remarks. With registration still open, there are 1,533 registered attendees for the event.
Monday 7:30 to 10 a.m.
Noon to 3 p.m.
5 to 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
5:30 to 7 p.m.
Randomly selected new Exhbitors
Have a keepsake photo take with "Flat Frank," the star of the Speaking Frankly promotional videos at the ACI-NA booth, #630.
Two famous writer called San Diego home.
Through the urging of the San Diego Aero Club, the Spreckels-owned Coronado Beach Company offered Glenn Hammond Curtiss use of North Island for a period of three years. Certainly, the presence of the celebrated flyer would boost the fortunes of San Diego's future in aviation. During that brief period, Curtiss conducted remarkable experiments and produced equally remarkable students. Realizing the military potential of the airplane, the enterprising New Yorker established the first military aviation school in the United States. Graduates, flying his reliable biplanes, set world records and became some of the most illustrious flyers in the world. Others, less ambitious, came to North Island for the sheer enjoyment of learning a new sport. By the time the school closed in 1913, North Island would become known as one of the nation's outstanding aviation fields.