AEA to “reCONNECT” in September in Naples, Florida

The Aircraft Electronics Association will “reCONNECT” this fall by hosting their East (Naples, Florida) and Central Connect Conferences (Kansas City, Missouri) — live on location. They group says they are closely monitoring the state and local guidelines for their West Connect Conference (Irvine, California), and a decision will be announced soon for that event. 

They group says they are encouraged that some live meetings that have started taking place. For the East Connect, AEA says the Naples Grande Hotel where the event will be held has gone to great lengths to ensure events can be conducted as safely and effectively as possible. In the last month, the AEA says it has successfully conducted a series of training events at their headquarters facility, and the essential operations of member shops and manufacturers have continued safely since the early stages of the pandemic.

“We understand the news can change daily and there are multiple sources to help make informed decisions. As we navigate this course, we will closely monitor the state and local guidelines for each meeting location and communicate any changes,” the association president, Mike Adamson, says. “More importantly, we want to connect our members and do so in a way that mitigates the risk to acceptable levels. For those who consider the risk too high for in-person participation but still want to continue their professional development, we are exploring the possibility of video recording the training sessions to make them available for a fee after the Connect Conferences take place.”

For more information and to register for the East Connect in Naples, Sept. 23-24, visit