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November 7th, 2010
Five changes to the convention schedule/content for you to keep in mind as you make your plans for this year’s event: Important Change #1: As we did in 2009 for the first time, ICAS will hold a series of pre-convention break-out sessions on the afternoon of Sunday, December 5. ICAS advises you to arrive early on Sunday to participate in late afternoon sessions on ticket, budget and finance, regulatory harmonization between the U.S. and Canada, how to make most effective use of your booth in the ICAS exhibit hall, how to use air show to recognize military veterans, and much more. Important Change #2: ICAS will hold its first Safety Stand-Down during the 2010 Convention. On the afternoon of Monday, December 6 from 2:00 to 4:15 p.m., ICAS will devote two hours and fifteen minutes to presentations that assess, analyze and de-brief safety-related incidents and accidents during the 2010 air show season. The session will begin with a presentation by Des Barker, a retired general in the South African Air Force and world-recognized air show safety expert. Following Barker’s presentation, the group will split into three groups to discuss performer, event organizer and air boss safety issues. Important Change #3: For the first time ever, ICAS is holding a mini-film festival on two nights during its annual convention. On Monday night, ICAS will show Barnstorming, a new documentary film that looks at the true story of a small group of pilots who land in an Ohio farmer’s field, strike up a relationship with the farmer, his family and friends, and then continue to visit and fly an informal air show at the farm each year for more than a decade. On Tuesday night, you’ll see Speed and Angels, the engaging, exciting, multiple-award winning, true story of two young Navy officers and how they pursue their childhood dreams of becoming naval aviators. Important Change #4: On the evening of Monday, December 6, from 8:00 to 9:30 p.m., the ICAS Foundation will demonstrate that, “ICAS Has Talent.” A fundraiser for all the good work done by the ICAS Foundation, this tightly choreographed, extraordinarily entertaining talent show will leave you awe-struck, laughing in the aisles and thoroughly entertained. Important Change #5: As we have at the past two conventions, the space draw for the next ICAS Convention will be held on Tuesday evening, after the afternoon exhibit hall session. This year, however, there is a financial incentive for you to participate in the space draw. Booth prices will be increasing for the 2011 ICAS Convention. Exhibitors who reserve and pay for their booth during the Tuesday evening space draw will reserve their space at 2010 prices. Booths reserved after that will be at the new, higher 2011 prices.