Universal Access in Airports (UAIA), provides a unique opportunity for dialogue among key stakeholders in aviation around the world. UAIA sees representatives from airports, airlines, airline service companies, suppliers, government agencies and travelers with disabilities. This two-day conference, held biennially by Open Doors Organization since 2006, offers an open exchange of ideas and best practice solutions related to customer service and accessibility for air travelers with disabilities and older adults.
Registration is Now Open!
Universal Access in Airports 2020
American Airlines Corporate Headquarters – Skyview 8
October 6-8, 2020 : Fort Worth, Texas
Early Bird Rate – $350.00 (through July 31, 5:00 PM CST)
General Registration – $400.00
October 6, 2020
Welcome Reception: 5:30-7:30pm
October 7-8, 2020
UAIA Sessions: 8:30am-5:00pm
Who Should Attend?
Airport Access Coordinators
Airline Service Providers
Wheelchair Assistance Providers
Safety and Standards Managers
Ground Handling/Ramp Managers
Inclusive Airport Design
Staff Training… and more!
*Interested in speaking? Please contact Katy O’Reilly at Katy@opendoorsnfp.org with inquiries.
The American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) recognizes UAIA as a qualified event for Accredited Airport Executives (A.A.E.) to earn CEU credits.
Sponsorship Opportunities Available!
Take advantage of this unique opportunity to showcase your products and services to key decision makers in the aviation industry. Sponsorship packages include exhibit space, logo presence, program ads, and designated presentation time.
Contact Ryan Boesch for more information – Ryan@opendoorsnfp.org
Marriot DFW Airport South
4151 Centreport Drive, Fort Worth, Texas 76155
A special rate of $179.00 per night will be available until Friday, September 15, 2020.
To book, call 1.800.228.9290 and mention “Open Doors Organization UAIA 2020”
Book Online – Book your group rate for Open Doors Organization
Contact Katy O’Reilly with questions – 773.388.8839 or Katy@opendoorsnfp.org
Universal Access in Airports 2018
UAIA 2018, held Aug. 27-29 at the InterContinental Hotel MSP, was the most international to date with representatives from Austria, Canada, France, the UK, Switzerland and Japan.
Presentations–August 28, 2018
(In alphabetical order)
Phil Burke, MSP, Part 1
Phil Burke, MSP, Part 2
Roberto Castiglioni, Heathrow Access Advisory Board
Seena Foster, TSA
Maegan Johnson, DOT
Heather Karch, SEA
Jonathan Klein, FAA
Sara Marchant, LGW, Pres. 1
William Neece, Ozion
Leon Patterson, Maryland Aviation Administration
Linda Ristagno, IATA
Alan Howell, MSP and Jens Vange, Alliiance
Presentations–August 29, 2018
(In alphabetical order)
Frank Ciaccio, Houston Airport System
Konrad Gruber, Bulmor
Katie Hench, Infiniteach
Anila Jivanji, American Airlines
Ruben Kazantsev, Antikythera, Part 1
Ruben Kazantsev, Antikythera, Part 2
Jason Luebke, AvTech
Sara Marchant, LGW, Pres. 2
Cathy Nyfors, YVR
Rasha Said, Sensible Innovations (Coming Soon)
Sonny Smith, Air Care Travelers (Coming Soon)
Greg Stilson, Aira
Satoshi Sugie, WHILL Inc.
Please contact Katy O’Reilly for presentations in an accessible format.