Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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When and where does the ATCA Global Conference & Expo take place?
November 1 – 3, 2023*
Walter E. Washington Convention Center * 801 Mt Vernon Pl NW, Washington, DC 20001

Exhibit Halls D & E

*NOTE: This is a new meeting pattern for ATCA Global.  The conference will begin on a Wednesday and end on Friday.

Are there special registration fees for the Congressional, FAA, US Government or the military to attend?

Please visit our ATCA Global Registration site for Registration rate details.

NOTE: To qualify for Congressional, FAA, US Government or military discounted registration, you must be a government employee (this does not include government contractors employed by the government or the military).  You must have a ".gov" or ".mil" email extension to qualify. 

What are the current registration hours?

You must register via the registration website prior to arriving at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.  Registration for the Conference and Expo website is available 24/7.

To pick up your Conference badge(s) visit the Registration Desk

2023 Onsite Hours* are listed below:

 - Wednesday, November 1 - 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM

 - Thursday, November 2 - 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

 - Friday, November 3 - 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM 


*Registration hours are subject to change.  Please check back or check the conference agenda for the most up-to-date hours and schedule.
When will registration open?
ATCA Global registration will open in late March.
When does online registration close?

Online registration is open 24/7 before and remains open during the ATCA Global Conference and Expo.

Rates for the Conference & Expo increase gradually as the event date gets closer. The earlier you register, the lower the cost!  

Visit the Conference & Expo registration page for complete details.

The registration page will be available in late March.

Am I required to be an ATCA member to attend the Conference, Expo, or any special events?

No, you do not have to be an ATCA Member to participate. Registration is open to anyone wishing to attend. If you are not an ATCA member, choose the appropriate non-member category when registering.

ATCA Members receive benefits, including reduced rates, for all ATCA Events. Consider becoming an ATCA Member to take advantage of the Member discounts.  Visit the ATCA Membership portal.

What Special Events are held during the ATCA Conference & Expo?

ATCA Global Conference & Expo hosts several events. Listed in order of occurrence:

ATCA's Membership Meeting & Networking

The ATCA Annual Awards Presentation Program

The Glen A. Gilbert Memorial Award Banquet

ATCA's Women In Aviation

Where can I find information if I am receiving an ATCA Award?
For the ATCA Awards Program, please email Glenn Cudaback, Membership Manager, or call directly at 703.299.2430 x302. 

What if I need to cancel my registration?

Cancellations are accepted before the registration cancellation date, less15% for a cancellation fee. 

No refunds will be given for cancellations received AFTER the cancellation date. 

Cancellations must be made in writing to Substitutions of equal ATCA memberships may be made at any time for conference registrations.

All refunds will be processed after the event. Government participants with duty-related cancellations are exempt and will not be charged a cancellation fee.

Are there Exhibits at the ATCA Global Conference?

Yes, there are Exhibits at the ATCA Global Conference and Expo.  Visit our exhibits page for details on Exhibiting and Sponsorship.

Can I substitute my registration/attendance for someone else’s?

Yes. Substitutions may be made, but new individuals must provide their own e-mail address, phone number, and mailing address to Registration Help Desk.

As well, should you have a member registration and it is transferred to someone who is not a member, additional costs to cover the difference in registration fees will apply.  Please contact ATCA Registration at or 703-299-2430, ext. 333

Are Sponsorship opportunities available for the ATCA Global Conference and Expo? Where can I find Sponsorship options?

ATCA Global Conference & Expo offers a wide range of sponsorship opportunities. Click here to see current Sponsorship offerings to fit your company's needs. Don't see something you'd like, we are happy to work with you to design a sponsorship for you.

Contact Rugger Smith at 703-861-0402, to secure your sponsorship, 

What is the cost to attend ATCA Global Conference & Expo? What is included?

There are various registration options to suit your needs. For a full listing of pricing options, visit the Registration page.

Does ATCA Have a Preferred Hotel(s) and a Group Block?

Yes.  ATCA Global has contracted with the Embassy Suites DC Convention Center, 900 10th St NW, Washington, DC 20001, for a group block and the Courtyard by Marriott & Residence Inn by Marriott, Washington Downtown Convention Center, 901 L Street NW, Washington, DC 20001  


NOTE: Hotel rooms may go quickly due to a large Citywide (all area hotels) conference over the ATCA Global dates. We encourage you to book now.

Are there any virtual options for attending the ATCA Global Conference & Expo?

At this time, no. There are no virtual options being offered. The ATCA Global Conference is a live, in-person event only. 

Didn't Find your Question or Answer?

Contact us today!  ATCA is here to assist you with any ATCA Global questions or needs you may have. Use the information below to email the point of contact for each different areas of the event.

Exhibits and Sponsorship Development: Rugger Smith

Exhibits and Sponsorship contracts/payments: Sandra Strickland

Hotel or Room Reservations: Deborah Brice

Conference Programming: Clarence Butcher

Registration - all general questions, fees, and payments:  ATCA Registration Helpdesk

Press, Media, or Public Relations:  Bridget Dongu or Mat Garretson

Corporate Partnership opportunities with ATCA Meetings & Events: Ken Carlisle 

Or call the ATCA Office at +1 703.299.2430 if your topic of choice is not represented above.