Multi-platinum singer/songwriter and private pilot Dierks Bentley is returning to NBAA as a keynote convention speaker, but this time virtually. Bentley, who appeared on the mainstage at NBAA-BACE in 2015, will be the opening keynote for this year’s NBAA GO Virtual Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (VBACE).
Scheduled to speak at 1 p.m. EST on Wednesday, December 2, Bentley will present a “'free-and-easy’ keynote that will have a vibe characteristic of the overall event, which has a single, game-changing aim: bring people together, in an industry that thrives on connection,” NBAA said.
Bentley’s 2015 address turned into a convention highlight; NBAA president and CEO Ed Bolen said he was “one of the best speakers we’ve ever had. He just walked out and spoke from the heart about what being a pilot meant to him. His passion and emotion reverberated throughout the crowd.”
While held virtually on December 2 and 3, VBACE is designed as an interactive, immersive event that will house many of the elements found in NBAA’s on-location BACE, including keynotes, educational sessions, and press conferences. As for the hallmark of BACE—the convention floor—the event will host some 200 exhibitor booths that will be presented virtually in 3D animation.