2012 Aviation and Transportation Law Conference Washington, D.C.

Advancing Safety Through Effective Advocacy

Register today and join your colleagues for the December 5-7, 2012 IATSBA Aviation and Transportation Law Conference in historic Washington, D.C. Online registration is now available. Also, and very important, we urge you to make your hotel arrangements as soon as possible. If the turnout for the conference is as predicted, we expect the reserved rooms to be taken quickly.

We have two hotel options this year: the L’Enfant Plaza Hotel and the Hay Adams. We have negotiated discounted rooms at each hotel. The L’Enfant Plaza rates are very competitive by Washington standards at $169 for standard rooms and $199 for superior view rooms, plus tax, per night. The rooms at the Hay Adams are also available at a significant discount and are priced at $260 plus tax per night. The Hay is a short Washington Metro ride from the L’Enfant Plaza NTSB Conference Center where most of the conference activities will occur. However, the conference Banquet and Awards Ceremony will be at the Top of the Hay (the upper floor banquet facilities of the Hay Adams) with shuttle buses providing transportation that evening from the L’Enfant Plaza Hotel. For those who want to make the D.C. trip a most memorable experience, you and a guest may wish to stay at the Hay. The hotel reservations deadline is Tuesday, November 6, but as mentioned previously, the reserved rooms will likely be taken well before that date.

This year’s program will offer something for everyone. We will have a half day on Wednesday targeted to our Emerging Leaders Section, although all conference attendees are invited to attend those events, too. The Emerging Leaders activities will involve a practicum on opening statements and closing arguments for enforcement cases before the NTSB Administrative Law Judges. The Welcome Reception is that evening in the L’Enfant Plaza Hotel. There will be CLE sessions on Thursday and Friday related to aviation tort litigation, recent NTSB enforcement decisions, and FAA regulatory issues. There will also be a one-hour ethics block. Kathryn Thomson, the FAA Chief Counsel, will deliver the keynote address at the Thursday luncheon. The Honorable Deborah Hersman, Chairman of the NTSB, will be our dinner and awards ceremony speaker Thursday evening. We will also hear from the Honorable Robert Sumwalt, NTSB Board Member; David Tochen, General Counsel for the NTSB; as well as John Delisi, the new Director for the NTSB Office of Aviation Safety.

If you have questions about the event, please feel free to contact Bill Elder, the 2012 Program Director, at (202) 637-8787 or by e-mail at william.elder@hoganlovells.com.

We look forward to seeing you in December!

When and Where

December 5-7, 2012

Washington D.C.


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Conference Events

L’Enfant Plaza Hotel

NTSB Conference Center

Top of the Hay