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NEWS | Sept. 30, 2010

Registration now open for 2011 AETC Symposium

Registration is now open for the 2011 Air Education and Training Command Symposium, scheduled for Jan. 20-21 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio.

The two-day symposium will feature more than 90 seminars on a variety of education, training and innovation topics by experts from across the Air Force. For Airmen interested in technology and industry demonstrations, the Alamo Chapter of the Air Force Association will host an exposition in conjunction with the symposium.

James Sturch, AETC Symposium event director, said the presentations will fall into five main categories: Recruiting, Leadership and Communication; National and International Security Issues; Operational Issues; Training Innovations; and Educational Innovations.

"This year's symposium promises to be one of the best yet and we expect more than 3,500 people to attend," Mr. Sturch said.

The keynote speaker for the Jan. 20 luncheon will be Gen. Douglas Fraser, Commander, U.S. Southern Command. The keynote speaker for the Jan. 21 luncheon will be Chief Master Sgt. James A. Roy, Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force. Both luncheons are included in the symposium registration fee and open to all symposium attendees.

The symposium culminates with the AETC Ball, which will celebrate Airmen throughout AETC who have performed heroic actions and will include a performance by the USAF Singing Sergeants. Lt. Gen. (ret.) John D. Hopper, former AETC vice commander, will emcee the symposium and the ball.

Participants can decide which seminars and discussions they want to attend, tailoring their experience at the symposium to their own professional needs and interests.

To register for the 2011 AETC Symposium visit