2021 Virtual EFB Users Forum
The EFB Users Forum Leadership Team would like to thank you all for the strong support we have always received from the EFB community. From our very first May 2010 conference in Atlanta, through our most recent November 2019 event in Madrid, we have strived to bring relevant content, promote technological improvements, exhibit the latest products and services, and harmonize regulations in an informative, collegial environment.
Unfortunately, in 2020, the COVID pandemic interrupted our long history of successful conferences and continues to impact our industry to this day. In order to bridge the gap until we can resume in-person events, the Leadership Team has determined that a virtual EFB Users Forum would be valuable for sharing important and helpful information, and to retain the cohesive nature of our community. As such, we are moving forward with plans for a virtual event in Spring, 2021.
As you have come to expect, we will have informative presentations over a two-day period followed on a third day by a virtual EXPO showcasing the latest products and services from our renowned supplier community. Each event day will be approximately four hours, appropriate for the virtual setting.
We hope you will join us as we navigate these trying times together and look forward to the day we can once again enjoy the benefits of face-to-face interaction among our friends and colleagues. Stay tuned for details coming soon!
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:
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:
Registration is required to participate in the EFB User Forum presentations and EXPO.
Registration deadline is June 2, 2021.
Conference Attendance Fees
You must register to recieve the link to the online meeting.
The EXPO at this event will have two components. The virtual exhibit will consist of unmanned virtual booths. This will be open during conference hours on all three days, June 8-10. The interactive EXPO will take place on Thursday, June 10, 2021, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm EDT. Those exhibitors who elect to participate will have the opportunity to demonstrate their EFB products and services to the user community in private session rooms. As a participant, you will be able to move from one exhibitor to another as you wish.
Virtual exhibit locations will be reserved on a first come, first served basis.
All individuals participating in the EXPO must register online to receive the link to the online meeting.
If you wish to enhance your company’s visibility beyond the EXPO, sponsorships are available at this event.
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, and recognition of your sponsorship will be added to the EFB Users Forum Mobile App. You will also have the opportunity to convey a short message (two minutes or less) to the captive audience verbally or with a pre-recorded video.
Registration sponsorship will be visible to all registrants at sign-in of the online meeting.
Lobby sponsorships will be visible to all participants as they navigate through the event application over the entire three-day period.
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:
APIM 09-009D: EFB Users Forum
|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
|EFB business case considerations|
|NextGen/SESAR initiatives||Industry trends and updates|
|Harmonizing international regulations||
The Human Element
|On-aircraft connectivity to the databus||Human factors|
|Off-aircraft connectivity||Culture and change management|
|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|
|EFB Users Forum Presentations||Tuesday June 8, 2021||9:00 am-1:00 pm|
|EFB Users Forum Presentations||Wednesday June 9, 2021||9:00 am-1:00 pm|
|EFB EXPO||Thursday June 10, 2021||9:00 am-1:00 pm|