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ICAS Convention
ICAS Convention

2021 ICAS Convention

We're Back.


The North American air show community has demonstrated resilience and perseverance throughout the many challenges of the past year. Going forward, that same determination will be essential to the industry’s successful reopening...the comeback that is already beginning in some parts of the U.S. and Canada.

We've been forced apart for far too long, and it's time for us to get together again, in person. The process of reopening will get a huge boost when the North America air show industry community gathers once again at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel on December 6, 7, 8 and 9 for the 2021 ICAS Convention. 


Make Your Plans to Attend the ICAS Convention Now

This 2022 air show season is already shaping up to be historic. Pent up demand, the wide-open spaces of an air show ramp, and the interest and excitement generated by military and warbird flyovers and the shows that have been able to move ahead last year and this year will generate huge, enthusiastic crowds. The 2021 ICAS Convention will give all of us the tools, information and opportunities we need to plan our events and continue the process of recovering from lost time and missed opportunities during the pandemic.


But, it won’t be business as usual in 2022. Change will impact almost every segment of our air show community. It will be those changes that we focus on during the 2021 ICAS Convention: what they are, how they will be implemented and what it all means for the air show business and individual air show professionals.


For three days in Las Vegas in December, we will be back together once again, and that’s all we’ll be talking about.  Hundreds of air show professionals...all with a common challenge...all eager to share information, insight and ideas...and all working to apply the lessons of 2021 to the challenges and opportunities of 2022 and beyond.


Together Again at the ICAS Convention




From the exhibit hall, networking sessions, forum discussions, and education sessions, the 2021 ICAS Convention will include all those elements that have made it a productive and efficient business meeting for more than five decades.

But it will also take dead aim at the new challenges facing the air show community as a result of COVID. From public health updates and crowd management techniques to new approaches for marketing and sponsorship solicitation during these unprecedented times, the ICAS Convention will provide you with the information you need to do business in this new environment.


And we’ve made adjustments to many aspects of the convention to reflect the environment in which we will be meeting:


We’ve reduced registration fees (including an “early bird” discount that offers the lowest rate in nearly 25 years!) 



We have put together a tremendous 3½ days for our members to work together and continue building on the successes of 2021. Our convention schedule packs what you have come to expect from the ICAS Convention and includes new and exciting education sessions and roundtable discussions for our delegates. 



We’ll have over 9 hours of exhibit hall-only time for you and your colleagues to conduct your most pressing air show business. For decades, ICAS Convention delegates have told us that the exhibit time is their best opportunity to network, create new relationships and renew old ones. This year’s convention will include the exhibit time you need to get your business done.



We are working with the Paris Las Vegas Hotel to implement a multi-dimensional protocol for minimizing exposure to the virus, cleaning and sanitizing the convention space, and providing the safest possible environment for our 2021 ICAS Convention delegates.

And, out of an abundance of caution and to insure everybody feels safe and comfortable, we’ve increased aisle widths in the exhibit hall to allow physical distancing.


We are ready for you.

As we develop the details and programming for our December in-person event in Las Vegas, we are staying up to date with current requirements and restrictions in the Paris hotel and Las Vegas at large. And, as our plans evolve, we will share that information with ICAS members.


We are excited to gather again with the ICAS members this December 6, 7, 8 and 9 in Las Vegas, and look forward to bringing you a top-notch convention that provides you with the content and programming appropriate for this unique time in the evolution of our business. 



For questions about the annual ICAS Convention, contact ICAS headquarters by calling 703-779-8510 or emailing icas@airshows.aero.


Future Convention Dates


2022 ICAS Convention

Monday, December 5 - Thursday, December 8, 2022

Paris Las Vegas on the famous Las Vegas Strip