Schedule and Conference Features

All times are Central.

FRIDAY, APRIL 29
8:00 - 11:30 AM AIA Board of Directors' Meeting
1:00 - 5:00 PM Continuing Legal Education Sessions (4 hours of CLE credit)
5:00 - 6:30 PM Women's Initiative Happy Hour
SATURDAY, APRIL 30
7:30 AM - 1:30 PM Sporting Clays Tournament
9:15 AM - 12:30 PM Origins of Opry Tour
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM Footsteps of History: The Battle of Franklin Tour
5:30 - 6:00 PM New Member/First-Timer Reception
6:00 - 7:30 PM Opening Reception
SUNDAY, MAY 1
7:00 - 8:00 AM Breakfast with Exhibitors
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Continuing Insurance Education Sessions (8 hours of CIE credit for entire day)
12:00 - 1:00 PM Lunch with Exhibitors
1:00 - 5:00 PM Continuing Insurance Education Sessions
5:30 - 7:00 PM President’s Reception (Invitation Only)
MONDAY, MAY 2
7:30 - 8:45 AM Past Presidents’ Breakfast (Invitation Only)
8:00 - 9:00 AM Breakfast with Exhibitors
9:00 AM - 12:15 PM General Session (Industry Keynoters, Pinnacle Award, and CAIP)
12:15 - 1:45 PM Keynote Luncheon
2:00 - 3:00 PM Division Meetings
2:00 - 4:00 PM Queuing Up at AIA
6:00 - 9:00 PM Closing Party at Wildhorse Saloon

Conference Features

EDUCATION

Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Sessions | Friday, April 29
Held on the first day of the AIA conference, our CLE programming delivers four hours of legal education focused on issues impacting attorneys specializing in the aviation insurance industry.

  • Shared Responsibilities: A Survey of the Landscape of Contributory Negligence, Comparative Negligence, and Contribution in the United States
  • The Evolving Standard for the Exercise of Personal Jurisdiction
  • The Tripartite Relationship: Ethics, Obligations, and Expectations
  • Rethinking the Tripartite: The Intersection of Safety, Governmental Regulation, and the Law

Continuing Insurance Education (CIE) Sessions | Sunday, May 1
The CIE programming features a full day of insurance education specific to the aviation industry led by names you’ll recognize. These sessions are approved for eight hours of CE credit.

  • Social Inflation and Nuclear Verdicts - The New (Ab)normal in a COVID World
  • Errors & Omissions Mitigation in Aviation Insurance
  • Cyber Liability Risks and Insurance
  • Grounding Liability and Its Impact on a Small Business
  • The Value of Safety Programs Available to our Aviation Insurance Clients
  • Emerging Aircraft Technologies and What They Mean for Aviation Insurance
  • The Strangest Claims You’ve Ever Heard
  • Insuring Agricultural Aviation Operations - 101

General Session and Luncheon | Monday, May 2
Always an attendee-favorite, join your peers for a morning of education, inspiration, and laughter during the General Session. We’ll also recognize the 2022 Pinnacle Award winner and the newest class of Certified Aviation Insurance Professionals (CAIP). This year’s keynoters include:

  • Jeff Bruno, President and Chief Underwriting Officer – Global Aerospace
  • Bruce Landsberg, Vice Chairman – National Transportation Safety Board
  • Ed Bolen, President and CEO – National Business Aviation Association
  • Luke Aikins, Professional skydiver, BASE jumper, pilot, and aerial photographer

NETWORKING

Women’s Initiative Happy Hour | Friday, April 29
After a successful inaugural Women’s Initiative event in 2019, join us for an exciting happy hour focused on celebrating the achievements of women in the aviation insurance industry. All conference attendees are welcome, with special attention to women that are interested in increasing their involvement in the AIA and exploring leadership opportunities.

New Member/First-Timer Reception | Saturday, April 30
Before we gather for the Opening Reception, all new AIA members and first-time conference attendees are invited to join us for a reception. Learn tips and tricks to maximize your conference experience as you connect with other AIA members.

Opening Reception | Saturday, April 30
After more than two years apart, get ready to reunite with your fellow industry peers during the Opening Reception. Reconnect with old acquaintances and build relationships with new industry professionals. Join us on the J.W. Marriott’s Great Lawn and enjoy southern cuisine, local spirits, and, of course, music.

Connect with Exhibitors | Sunday, May 1, and Monday, May 2
AIA’s Exhibit Hall offers attendees an unparalleled opportunity to learn about (and test) the latest technologies and services impacting the aviation insurance industry. For exhibitors, the AIA’s Exhibit Hall provides a platform to efficiently engage multiple stakeholders and decision-makers.

You’ll also enjoy rich southern cuisine as you take advantage of multiple opportunities to network and build new business partnerships. A list of exhibitors will be released ahead of the conference.

Queuing Up at AIA | Monday, May 2
Queuing Up features a unique “speed” networking format, allowing agents and brokers to meet multiple insurance company underwriters in a neutral setting. Participating underwriting companies host a station and brokers rotate through the stations to fill a slip signed by each carrier.

Discuss market conditions, hear their viewpoints on what’s ahead, and exchange business cards while you build valuable relationships. Participants must “queue up” and use their time wisely to ensure they complete their slip and are then eligible for a prize.

Closing Party at the Wildhorse Saloon | Monday, May 2
The AIA bought out one of the most popular destinations in Nashville for our closing party. The Wildhorse Saloon is a three-story venue with a stage, dance floor, multiple bars, and plenty of spaces for networking and fun. A live band, line-dancing lessons, great food, and cold beverages will make for an unforgettable night. We’ll also enjoy a few tunes with guest appearances by AIA members.

Does your company need a hospitality room at the J.W. Marriott for meetings, events, and private discussions? Contact AIA Headquarters for availability and pricing at mary.gratzer@aiaweb.org or (859) 226-4241. Please note, space is limited for this opportunity.

FUN

There is an “only in Nashville” experience waiting for you. Take advantage of all Nashville has to offer with AIA-organized tours and activities as well as self-guided options on Saturday, April 30.

Origins of Opry: Enjoy two behind-the-scenes tours as you explore Ryman Auditorium (the Opry’s first permanent home) before traveling to its current home at the Grand Ole Opry House. While visiting the Opry House, you’ll have the opportunity to step onto the stage and into the iconic wooden circle.

Footsteps of History: The Battle of Franklin: Explore the last major confrontation in the Civil War through the experiences of two families, the McGavocks and Carters. Discover their harrowing stories during the Battle of Franklin as you visit both family homes.

Sporting Clays Tournament: Cross Creek Clays is a premier shotgun destination nestled in the rolling hills of Palmyra, TN. Enjoy a 16-station sporting course along with transportation and lunch. There will also be prizes for the tournament winners.

Self-Guided: Visit https://www.visitmusiccity.com/things-to-do-in-nashville for more ideas of things to do in Nashville.

Pre-registration is required to participate in an AIA-organized tour or tournament. You can pre-register for these activities when you complete your conference registration or by calling (859) 226-4241.

Please note, due to the J.W. Marriott’s downtown location and Nashville’s limited public courses, AIA will not host a Golf Scramble at the conference this year.