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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. 

ISTAT Foundation Golf Tournament

When: Sunday, 5 March
Location: Aviara Golf Club, San Diego, CA
Time: 6:15 Registration
6:30 Departure from hotel

Support the ISTAT Foundation in the annual ISTAT Foundation Golf Tournament at ISTAT Americas. This tournament includes 18-holes of golf, breakfast, lunch, beverages and networking with your fellow ISTAT golfers. ISTAT will also provide transportation to the Aviara Golf Club from the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego.

New this year, we will also be offering a one-hour Golf Clinic for beginners. Come learn the basic fundamentals like grip, posture, and general swing techniques in a small group with an instructor.

If you have already registered for ISTAT Americas, you can add the ISTAT Foundation Golf Tournament or the Golf Clinic to your current registration here. If you have not yet registered for ISTAT Americas, you can add the golf tournament or clinic directly when you register.

Participants in this golf tournament acknowledge that ISTAT assumes no liability for injuries or losses of any kind arising out of or in connection with their participation except to the extent resulting from ISTAT’s gross negligence or willful misconduct.

ISTAT Appraising – An Introduction

When: Sunday, 5 March
Time: 15:30 - 17:00

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.

Contact ISTAT at to register for this session. 

ISTAT Rising Executives Event

When: Sunday, 5 March
Time: 17:00 - 18:00

The ISTAT Rising Executives Program offers networking and educational opportunities to ISTAT members and professionals with less than ten years experience in the commercial aviation industry. Spend time getting to know colleagues who are new to and rising in the industry before making your way to the Welcome Reception. 

Welcome Reception

When: Sunday, 5 March
Time: 18:00 - 20:00

ISTAT Americas offers numerous opportunities to connect – starting with the conference’s Welcome Reception. Join us for drinks and canapés as we settle into another event together in sunny San Diego.

The Hub and Jet Fuel Café

When: Monday, 6 March and Tuesday, 7 March
Time: 8:30 - 17:00

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 enjoying complimentary coffee drinks (such as cappuccinos, espressos and lattes) all day.

ISTAT Bistro

When: Monday, 6 March and Tuesday, 7 March
Time: 8:30 - 17:00

While you're hopping from meeting to meeting, or on your way to watch one of ISTAT's expert panels, grab a drink and a quick bite at the ISTAT Bistro. 

Stop by in the afternoon for a beer or a glass of wine before your evening events.

Learning Lunch

New Tech and Disruptors
When: Monday, 6 March
Time: 12:00 - 13:30

Industry Headwinds
When: Tuesday, 7 March
Time: 12:15 - 13:45

Stay tuned for details. Pre-registration will be required for these workshops.


When: Monday, 6 March
Time: 17:15 - 18:15

Together, let's toast to the impact that women make within ISTAT and across the aviation industry. This dedicated reception serves to recognize and celebrate our female colleagues, along with their past, present, and future achievements.

Featuring Guest Speakers Keren Rambow, VP Americas Sales at GE Aviation and Constance von Muehlen, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Alaska Airlines

Networking Reception

When: Monday, 6 March
Time: 18:00 - 20:00

Keep the conversation going! This Networking Reception offers another ideal opportunity for you to connect with key industry contacts.

Drinks and canapés will be served. Additional details will be shared in the coming weeks.


When: Monday, 6 March
Time: 21:30 - 24:00

The band is back and better than ever! If you haven’t been to a Club ISTAT before, make sure you add this to your agenda. Join the fun and enjoy live music alongside your colleagues!

ISTAT Past President's Run

When: Monday, 6 March and Tuesday, 7 March
Time: 7:30

They say that getting up early can have surprising benefits for your mental and physical health. Find out for yourself by joining others for a refreshing run. Runners will be divided into pace groups of various running speeds for a traffic-free run that’s about 1 to 5+ miles long.

Both water and snacks will be provided at the start and finish.

President's Gala Reception

When: Tuesday, 7 March
Time: 18:00 - 19:00

Slip into your nicest business attire and head to the President’s Gala Reception. It’s your opportunity to grab a cocktail and mingle with your new business connections before heading into the conference’s highlight event: the President’s Gala Dinner and Award Presentation.

President's Gala Dinner and Award Presentation

When: Tuesday, 7 March
Time: 19:00 - 21:00 

Join us in celebration of the individuals who have made lasting contributions to our industry at the President’s Gala Dinner and Award Presentation, which will include the presentation of this year's ISTAT Award Winner: Dómhnal Slattery!