ARINC Conferences

Annapolis, Maryland

AEEC

Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) Users Forum

Jun
30 - 02
Annapolis, Maryland

About EFB Users Forum

Co-Chairman: Captain Philipp Haller, Austrian Airlines 
Co-Chairman: Captain Will Ware, Southwest Airlines

This activity provides a unified forum for airlines, system integrators, hardware and software providers, regulators, and other interested parties to present and discuss topics of interest to the EFB user community. This includes but is not limited to EFB subjects such as:

  • Regulatory changes
  • Communication interfaces (including media, provider, connectivity)
  • Data input devices, terminals, displays, and interactive devices
  • Hardware and software development
  • Electrical interfaces and power supply
  • Operational issues

The EFB Users Forum attracts airlines, suppliers, and regulators to discuss operational and technical trends. Speakers are invited to share their experiences and exchange information to identify issues and their potential solutions. This activity provides benefits to the aviation community by:

  • Clarifying in-service issues
  • Supporting operational enhancements
  • Promoting interchangeability of hardware and compatibility of software
  • Increasing competition and product offerings
  • Encouraging harmonized regulations
  • Publicizing EFB developments
  • Advancing new EFB applications

 

Travel 

Conference Location

The EFB Users Forum and EXPO will be conveniently located at the same venue in Annapolis, Maryland.

Airport

Annapolis, Maryland is served by:

  • Washington-Dulles
  • Reagan National
  • Baltimore-Washington

Online Registration 

An EFB Users Forum Badge is required for all activities related to the EFB Users Forum to include the technical meeting, exhibit areas, receptions, etc.

Preregistration List

  • The Preregistration List will be available 2 week berfore the conference.

Attendance Fees

Conference Attendance Fees  

  • Non-Member/Non-Sponsor: $800.00 USD
  • IATA Member Airlines: $400.00
  • ARINC IA Corporate Sponsor: Complimentary
  • AEEC, AMC, and FSEMC Members: Complimentary
  • Non-Member/Non-Sponsor Exhibitors: 1 Complimentary Registration*

* Non-member/non-sponsor organizations holding an exhibit booth are extended one complimentary admission. The individual designated to receive the complimentary admission will receive an invitation to register and must register on line to take advantage of the complimentary meeting attendance.

On-Site Registration

TBD

Exhibitor Information

The Main EFB Exposition (EXPO) will take place on Tuesday, June 30, 2020. EFB suppliers, system integrators, and others will have an opportunity to demonstrate their EFB products and services to the user community. The Main EXPO will include a stand-up buffet. Supplemental EXPO will also be held during coffee breaks and lunch on Wednesday, July 1, 2020. 

Exhibit locations will be reserved on a first come, first served basis.

All individuals participating in the EXPO, the Users Forum, and/or associated activities of the conference must register online to obtain a badge and guarantee seating. 

Shipping

TBD

 

Sponsorship Information

If you wish to enhance your company's visibility beyond the EXPO, sponsorships are available.

Distinguished Contributors

Should you elect this sponsorship, your company will be named in meeting presentations and reports, your company name and logo will be projected during the break, recognition of your sponsorship will be added to the EFB Users Forum Mobile App, and takeaways may be distributed. You will also have the opportunity to convey a short message (three minutes or less) to the captive audience verbally or with a pre-recorded video.

EXPO Social Sponsorships

This includes hosted beverages and/or buffet on Tuesday June 30, 2020.

Should you elect this sponsorship, your company will be named in meeting presentations and reports, your company name and logo will be projected during the break, recognition of your sponsorship will be added to the EFB Users Forum Mobile App, and takeaways may be distributed. You will also have the opportunity to convey a short message (three minutes or less) to the captive audience verbally or with a pre-recorded video. 

Welcome Reception Sponsor

The first day of presentations will culminate in a Welcome Reception.

Reception details to be announced.  

Audio-Visual Sponsorship

Should you elect this sponsorship, your company will be named in meeting presentations and reports, your company name and logo will be projected during the break, recognition of your sponsorship will be added to the EFB Users Forum Mobile App, and takeaways may be distributed. You will also have the opportunity to convey a short message (three minutes or less) to the captive audience verbally or with a pre-recorded video. 

Break Sponsorships

Coffee breaks are on Wednesday July 1, 2020 and Thursday July 2, 2020. Morning and afternoon refreshments include coffee, tea, water, and light snacks.

Should you elect this sponsorship, your company will be named in meeting presentations and reports, your company name and logo will be projected during the break, recognition of your sponsorship will be added to the EFB Users Forum Mobile App, and takeaways may be distributed. You will also have the opportunity to convey a short message (three minutes or less) to the captive audience verbally or with a pre-recorded video. 

Registration Giveaway Sponsorships

This is an item of your choice that you provide that will be given away at the registration desk to everyone attending the EXPO and Users Forum. Items suggestions include:

  • Caps
  • Cleaning Clothes
  • Flash Drives
  • Lanyards
  • Pens
  • Water Bottles
  • Welcome Bags

Mobile App, Organization Highlights

Our EFB Users Forum Mobile App offers many opportunities for staying connected to the conference, reaching out to business partners and customers, and increasing your company’s brand exposure. Our Mobile App is available before, during, and after the conference. Taking advantage of the organization highlight opportunity keeps your brand and product information in the hands of those attending the conference.

This opportunity includes links  and information for your company:

  • Company logo (eps preferred)
  • Company Address
  • Brief description of your company
  • Company Web Site
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • Product/Service information sheet(s) in PDF format

 

EFB Meeting Materials

APIM 09-009C: EFB Users Forum 

General Topics of Discussion

Regulatory Issues

EFB Programs

EFB policy updates/education Operator experiences, tips, and best practices
Coordinating with regulators Achieveing paperless operations
EFB policy change initiatives EFB Administration tools, procedures,
and device control
EFB standards development EFB training
Qualifying devices for EFB use Operational procedures
Design and installation approvals Risk and safety management
Obtaining EFB authorization and
approvals
EFB business case considerations
NextGen/SESAR initiatives Industry trends and updates
Harmonizing international regulations 

 

EFB Hardware/Software

The Human Element

On-aircraft connectivity to the databus Human factors
Off-aircraft connectivity  Culture and change management                    
Security  Human-Machine interfaces
Portable and installed EFBs EFB innovations
Mounting and viewable stowage Workload consideratins
Power supply and battery issues Single sign-on and data entry
EFB architecture and design failure 
and recovery procedures
Seamless app to app navigation

 

 

Related Activities
EFB Subcommittee Monday June 29, 2020 9:00 am-5:00 pm TBD
EFB EXPO Tuesday June 30, 2020  TBD TBD
EFB Users Forum Wednesday July 1, 2020 9:00 am-5:00 pm TBD
Supplemental EXPO Wednesday July 1, 2020 During coffee breaks
and lunch
TBD
Welcome Reception Wednesday July 1, 2020 evening event 

TBD

EFB Users Forum Thursday July 2, 2020 9:00 am-5:00 pm TBD