Conference of International Aviation Chaplains

51st Conference of International Aviation Chaplains  September 4th thru 8th, 2018

In September 2018, the Airport Chaplaincy Team at Charlotte Douglas Airport, Charlotte NC is sponsoring a conference focused on Airport Chaplaincy and Airport Chaplains.  It is serving as the 51st annual conference of the IACAC and the 2018 annual meeting of the NACAC but you and everyone involved in your chaplaincy program is invited.  You do not have to be a member of either group.

Here is the tentative program:

Monday, September 3rd·

Airport pick-up for early arrivals to Omni Hotel https://www.omnihotels.com/hotels/charlotte  (Pick-up times depends on airport arrival)· Early Registration· Hotel(hotel room at conference rate)  & food at the expense of the individual

Tuesday, September 4th·

Morning Registration· Levine Museum of the New South http://www.museumofthenewsouth.org/  for a program on Post-Civil War Southern History· St. Peters Catholic Church – founded in Charlotte NC in 1851 – for dinner & opening ceremonies

 Wednesday, September 5th·

Dr. Robert WicksLearn More about Dr. Wicks  Reaching out to others, Chaplains themselves.  · Distribution of Dr. Wick’s latest book, Night Call to all conference attendees· Dr. Wendy Cadge – Learn More about Dr. Cadge  Airport Chaplaincy based on her recently published paper God on the Fly?  The Professional Mandates of Airport Chaplains.  You will be engaged in small group discussion and sharing.

Thursday, September 6th·

Billy Graham  Library –  https://billygrahamlibrary.org/  Journey through history with one of the most influential religious voices of the 20th century.  This is a private event exclusively for conference attendees· Tour the Carolina Aviation Museum.  http://www.carolinasaviation.org/ Study the US Airways Airbus A320 which made a miraculous emergency landing on the Hudson River, “Flight 1549. Miracle on the Hudson· Lunch in the Eagle Room of Charlotte Douglas Airport’s Administration Center.  During lunch, the management team of the airport will share about the Airports community involvement· Team building activities at the National Whitewater Center http://usnwc.org/

Friday, September 7th·

Dr. Tina Brookes – (See Dr. Tina Brookes below) Care of the Airport Chaplain· Personal time to explore the 7th Street Market, http://www.7thstreetpublicmarket.com/  NASCAR Hall of Fame, http://www.nascarhall.com  Mint Museum http://www.mintmuseum.org/  or Discovery Place. https://www.discoveryplace.org/  All are within walking distance of the Omni Hotel· That Evening: Formal Dinner & Closing ceremonies

Saturday, September 8th·

IACAC Business meeting· Transportation to airport

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Dr. Tina S. Brookes, PhD, LCSW our third scheduled speaker, is President at The Network -Dynamic Crisis Response.  She and her team provide intervention, training and consultation to Emergency Responders, Schools, Medical Centers, Non-Profits and Corporations.  As Chief Training Officer at The Academy – National Institute for Crisis Response Training (we send all of our volunteers to take her training for which we pay tuition) she has taught students from 25 US States and 8 countries.  In addition she teaches at the Billy Graham School here in North Carolina.

As a member of the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team and the American Red Cross Response Team, she has served at the 9-11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, the shooting at Aurora Colorado theater shooting, the school shooting at Sandy Hook as well as a tragic young child shooting here in North Carolina plus responds to numerous emergency responder debrief situations