Conference Agenda


Thursday, October 26 – Sunday, October 29, 2017

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26: (Travel Day) – Check-In & Registration   6:00 pm-10:00 pm


  • Breakfast (on your own)                         6:00 am-8:00 am
  • Official Welcome & General Session 8:00am-10:00am
    • Introduction of the National Board of Directors
    • State of the Fraternity
    • Financial Report
  • Breakout Sessions                         10:00am-12:00pm
    • National Bylaws
    • Alumni Relations & Outreach
    • Pledging & Ritual
    • Industry & Community Outreach
    • Merchandise & Fundraising
    • Website & Social Media Development
    • Leadership & Continuity
  • Lunch & Speaker                         12:00pm-1:15pm
    • Speaker: Miss Vermont 2017 is 22-year-old Erin Connor from Bridgeport, VT. Erin is a student at the University of Vermont, where she is studying Public Communication. Erin lives her platform “Tailwinds: Training a New Generation of Female Scientists” through her many years promoting STEM and sharing her experience as a pilot across the state.
  • Trip to the Delta Museum & Tour of B747
    • Buses Depart The Westin Atlanta Airport starting at 2:30 pm
      • The self-guided tour starts at 3:00 pm.
      • Buses Depart Museum at 5:00 pm


  • Breakfast & Speaker                         8:00 am – 9:15 am
    • Speaker: NATCA (National Air Traffic Controllers Association) Robert Obma is an air traffic controller from Indianapolis ARTCC or better known as Indy Center. He has been a controller at ID for 10 years. Robert is a graduate of the University of North Dakota with a Bachelors of Science in Air Traffic Studies and two minors in Aviation Management and Military History. He is also a certificated private pilot for fixed wing and helicopter.
  • General Business Meeting                         9:30 am-11:00 am
    • Breakout Committee Reports
    • 2018 National Conference Host Chapter Presentations
    • Selection of 2018 National Conference Location & Host Chapter/School
    • Vote on Proposed Changes to National Bylaws
  • Exhibitors & Recruiters                         11:00 am-5:00 pm
  • Rest of the afternoon to tour and explore on your own or small groups.
  • Alumni Social hosted by Robert Clement 6:30 pm-7:30 pm
  • Cocktails & Mixing                                        6:30 pm-7:30 pm
  • 2017 Alpha Eta Rho National Banquet              7:30 pm-10:00 pm
    • Speaker: Kit Darby Darby is the leading industry expert on getting hired and career success in aviation. He will provide insider secrets to:
      • How much can you ACTUALLY earn?
      • STANDING OUT in an otherwise standard application process
      • How to rise to the top of the applicant pool
      • Simple ways to SELL YOURSELF to recruiters and interviewers
      • Answering the TOUGHEST interview questions
      • Pilot, Tech Ops, and Maintenance career outlooks WHEN YOU GRADUATE
      • MEN: Suit & Tie
      • WOMEN: Cocktail Dress


  • Hotel Check-Out by 11:00 am

PLEASE NOTE: The National Conference will begin on Friday morning, so plan to arrive and check in no later than Thursday evening, October 26th.