Creating a future-forward environment to ignite engagement and excitement.

The Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA) partnered with Shepard Audio Visual (Shepard AV) to create an immersive, future-forward custom learning environment that engaged attendees and created an effective educational platform at their annual conference and exposition. The event was held at the beautiful Walter E. Convention Center located in the heart of the District of Columbia. The event rotates different cities each year.

Shepard AV kicked off the project through a deep dive discovery session to fully understand ATCA’s goals and objectives for their three-day event and overall organization. As the largest air traffic management (ATM) event in the Americas and the world’s only event centering around the air traffic control (ATC)/ATM technology and services needs of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) this event is critical in providing timely education and new happenings to the industry. Shepard AV needed to provide AV solutions that made it easy and effective for every attendee to absorb connect during the General Session, a major focal point of the event, and in their 10 plus breakout session classrooms. Additionally, ATCA asked the audio visual design to be modern and make attendees feel like they were in an airport of the future.

Shepard AV leveraged a series of solutions, developed through our systematic 5D-loop process, to meet the business objectives for ATCA. Utilizing a combination of traditional and innovative equipment, Shepard AV provided the below solutions at ATCA’s conference and trade show:

ATCA was pleased with the results, noting that attendee surveys reported enhanced engagement and learning as a result of the refreshed environments. Onsite AV execution was seamless, and ACTA was happy complimentary of the exception customer experience from start to finish on the project.