Air Force Open House Workshop

Saturday, December 2nd 2017 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Champagne 3-4

USAF: Largest Air Show Organization in the World

By any measure, the United States Air Force is the largest air show organization in the world. From the Thunderbirds, single-ship demo teams and static aircraft to the dozens of shows that it holds on its bases each year, the Air Force demonstrates its deep commitment to aviation and air shows every year in impressive fashion.

But the Air Force's involvement in air shows has been undergoing many changes during the last decade. After a dormant period following Sequestration, USAF air show activities have been steadily increasing since 2013. And, after an extended period of little or no activity, many bases have found that their institutional air show knowledge has retired or left the base as they begin to plan their next open house.

It is for that reason that ICAS will once again be offering its Air Force Open House Workshop, a program geared specifically to the needs of Air Force personnel charged with organizing and conducting an open house/air show at a U.S. Air Force base in 2018 or 2019. And, in response to popular demand following last year’s workshop, ICAS will conduct the program over a full day, from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., on Saturday, December 2 at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.

First offered 15 years ago at the 2002 ICAS Convention, the Air Force Open House Workshop has evolved continuously to meet the changing needs of the personnel charged with organizing and conducting U.S. Air Force Open Houses. This year’s seven-hour program will address all of the most important planning issues, including contracting, legal issues, public affairs considerations, budgetary concerns, sponsorship and more.

For the captain or chief who learns -- often just a few short months, or even weeks before the event is scheduled to be held -- that they have been charged with this responsibility, the task can be daunting. And the complicated rules governing the funding and execution of open houses at Air Force bases can be confusing and intimidating.

That's why the U.S. Air Force and ICAS cooperated to produce a training seminar specifically organized and structured to provide Air Force personnel with the background information, explanations, direction and tips they need to effectively, efficiently and successfully plan and conduct an open house on an Air Force base.

Fee for the Air Force Open House Workshop is $195 ($220 after November 17). This workshop is not included in your convention registration fee.