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Program and Schedule:

Leadership Conference on Aviation & Space Education
LCASE 2009: 
A Facilitated Workshop
October 15 - 16, 2009
Crystal Gateway Marriott – Arlington, VA

“Fulfilling Your Organizational Needs Through Aerospace Education”

Introduction:  (Program Schedule Below)

Dear NCAE Member Group Representatives,

The NCAE Board decided to make an important change to our planned 2009 Leadership Conference on Aviation and Space Education (LCASE).

Considering the recent global economic challenges and our rapidly changing societal needs, the board of directors of the National Coalition for Aviation Education (NCAE) has decided to change the focus and format of this year’s LCASE event. The new format will more specifically address the vision and future growth of NCAE and the aerospace education community it serves.

The formal conference with panelist presentations and keynote speakers will be replaced with a two day facilitated workshop. Representatives of all NCAE member groups and affiliates are invited to join us in discussing the challenges facing our organizations, and opportunities for solving these challenges. The workshop will be held  in the Washington, DC area at the Crystal Gateway Marriott, Arlington, Virginia, on October 15th and 16th, 2009.

On behalf of the NCAE board, thank you for your interest in this meeting. Given your demonstrated interest in and commitment to aerospace education we hope you will join us in this dialogue and event. We will be providing additional information soon, so please be sure your email address is on our email list by sending your request now.

Should you have questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

Please see the proposed schedule below, and use the Hotel button to book your rooms.


Ken Cook,
President, NCAE
Judy Rice,
Vice President, NCAE

Program Schedule:

Thursday, October 15  12:00 PM   Registration 

Thursday October 15    1:00 pm – 4:30 pm   Conference

NCAE Vision, Mission, Goals

1:00 - 1:30 PM Welcome, Introductions, and Comments
Ken Cook, President, NCAE and Judy Rice, Vice President, NCAE

1:30 – 2:00 PM The Challenges of a Virtual Non-Profit Association
Kathryn Dannay, Principal, Dannay Consulting

2:30 – 4:30 PM NCAE Vision, Mission, and Purpose – Data from Questionnaire
Don Koranda –Facilitator

6:00 PM  Dine Around with Friends – Choose a Restaurant and your Fellow Diners

Friday, October 16: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm  

Addressing NCAE's Future Growth

8:00 –  9:00 AM Continental Breakfast

9:00 – 10:30 AM Continue Workshop – Data from Questionnaire
Don Koranda

10:30 - 10:40 AM Break

10:40 – 11:45AM Continue Workshop – SWOT Analysis
(Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats)
Don Koranda

11:45 – 1:00 PM Luncheon - Skyview Room 

Strickler Award Presentation to Dr. Gordon Schimmel

Keynote Presentation -
“AIA Workforce Development Report and the Need for a Coalition of Coalitions”

Susan Lavrakas, Chair of the Workforce Committee of the
Aerospace Industries Association. 

1:00 – 2:30 PM Continue Workshop – Purpose, Intervention, and Action Plans
Don Koranda

2:30 – 3:00 PM Conclusions and Open Forum
Ken Cook and Judy Rice

Following the conference: socialize with your colleagues

Hotel discount deadline:  September 24

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