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At ISTAT Americas, the opportunity to network is around every corner. ISTAT encourages attendees to participate in the events listed below. 

Poker Tournament

When: Saturday, 29 February
Time: 19:30 - 23:00
Location: JW Marriott Austin

This is not a bluff - the ISTAT Americas poker tournament is back again! All levels of luck and experience are welcome to participate in this exciting night of poker that is sure to get your engery up for the conference ahead.

ISTAT Foundation Golf Tournament

When: Sunday, 1 March
Time: 8:00 shotgun start
Location: Wolfdancer Golf Club
Cost: $320 per person, $55 (plus tax) club rentals

Support the ISTAT Foundation in the annual ISTAT Foundation Golf Tournament at ISTAT Americas. Wolfdancer Golf Club is an award-winning course cut by the Lower Colorado River where you can test your skills across a mix of terrains.

Foursome Requests: Foursome requests can be submitted Emily Kelley. The requestor MUST clear the foursome (or playing partners, no matter how many) with the other players prior to submitting the foursome. Foursome requests are subject to all members of a foursome being registered and the registration remains a first-come, first-served program. Golfers who do not choose to submit a foursome request will be randomly assigned.

Golf Hole Sponsorship: Support the ISTAT Foundation by sponsoring a golf hole at the tournament. The cost of the sponsorship is $1,000 and includes signage with the company logo at the golf hole. Add sponsorship through your registration. 

ISTAT Appraising – An Introduction

When: Sunday, 1 March

As a core program of ISTAT, the Appraisers Program has been providing value and resources to members and the global aviation community for over 20 years. This complimentary session will feature an inside look into the ISTAT Appraisers Program, aircraft appraisal fundamentals and steps to becoming an appraiser. Session topics include:

  • The ISTAT Appraisers Program and introduction to the handbook and code of ethics
  • Types of aircraft appraisals and definitions
  • Becoming an appraiser – the requirements, process and examinations

Contact Samantha Kirby to register for this session. 

ISTAT NewGen Event

When: Sunday, 1 March
Time: 17:00 - 18:00

If you’ve been in the industry for 10 years or less, grab a drink and connect with colleagues at this relaxed and intimate gathering perfectly designed to foster those professional relationships you’re looking for.  

Welcome Reception

When: Sunday, 1 March
Time: 18:00 - 20:00

Whether you've spent the day on the golf course, in a meeting, or at the airport - join colleagues for the Welcome Reception to officially kick off ISTAT Americas. Grab a drink, and enjoy the outdoors in one of the US's sunniest cities while you mingle with fellow attendees.

The Hub and Jet Fuel Café

When: Monday, 2 March and Tuesday, 3 March
Time: 8:30 - 17:30

Consistently one of the busiest areas at ISTAT conferences, The Hub and Jet Fuel Café provide a space for you to network, hold informal meetings or work while sipping on complimentary specialty coffee drinks.

ISTAT Bistro

When: Monday, 2 March and Tuesday, 3 March
Time: 8:30 - 17:30

In between meetings and sessions, it can be easy to forget to sit down for a meal. Don't worry, we have you covered! Grab a drink and a bite at the ISTAT Bistro before moving on to the next item on your agenda. 

ISTAT Women's Networking Reception in Conjunction with IAWA

When: Monday, 2 March
Time: 17:15 - 18:00

Women of ISTAT, join colleagues for a reception in celebration and advancement of women in the industry. Gather insights from industry leaders and share your own takeaways from Day 1 of ISTAT Americas.

Networking Reception

When: Monday, 2 March
Time: 18:00 - 20:00

We're halfway through ISTAT Americas but we're not slowing down. Gather at the Networking Reception to enjoy food, drinks and more. 


When: Monday, 2 March
Time: 21:30

Back by popular demand is Club ISTAT and the ISTAT Band! If you haven't experienced Club ISTAT before, you're in for a treat. Put on your dancing shoes and rock out with colleagues at this can't miss event.

ISTAT Past President's Run

When: Tuesday, 3 March
Time: 8:00 

Wake up to a refreshing run along the beautiful Colorado River/Lady Bird Lake, located just a block from the conference hotel. Distance will range from 1 to 5+ miles along a traffic-free, waterfront running path. All levels of runner are welcome - we will divide into pace groups for various running speeds at the start. Water and snacks will be provided at start/finish.

President's Gala Reception

When: Tuesday, 3 March
Time: 18:00 - 19:00

We have a lot of celebrating in store for the last night of ISTAT Americas. Start the night at the President's Gala Reception. Grab a cocktail and relax before heading into the elegant main event of the week!

President's Gala Dinner and Award Presentation

When: Tuesday, 3 March
Time: 19:00 - 21:00 

Celebrate the 2020 ISTAT Award winner, Adam Pilarski. You won't want to miss your chance to raise a glass and congratulate ISTAT's 20th award winner.

After Party

When: Tuesday, 3 March
Time: 21:00

And that's a wrap...well, not quite! Have another round of drinks at the After Party. Raise a toast to another great event and to the friends and colleagues that made it memorable.