With the start of distribution of the Covid vaccine taking place this week, the Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA) has hedged its bets by moving back the date for its 64th annual convention. Originally slated to take place starting on March 15, 2021, the three-day event is now scheduled for June 22-25 and will remain in Dallas at the Hilton Anatole.
According to the AEA, all convention attendee registrations and exhibitor contracts previously transacted will be automatically moved to the new dates, and no further action is required. For those who have not yet registered, the trade organization has accordingly extended the deadline for early-bird registrations from Dec. 31, 2020, until March 31, 2021.
"The health and well-being of attendees and exhibitors is our top priority," said AEA president and CEO Mike Adamson. "In consultation with hotel and health officials in Dallas, we have decided to move the event dates to allow more time for Covid-19 vaccinations and for the possibility of fewer travel restrictions. We will continue to work with our hotel partner to ensure that we can meet safely by following established protocols along with guidance from the CDC and local government."