February 9-10 from 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM EST


Transitioning capital projects—especially multisystem terminal projects—from construction to operation is a complex undertaking requiring planning, coordination, collaboration, and communication.  On February 9-10, ACI-NA—in conjunction with Jacobs—is proud to offer an educational workshop free for ACI-NA members to learn how you can navigate your next transition.

Using practical lessons learned from recent airport projects, the Operational Readiness, Activation, and Transition (ORAT) Workshop will provide you with insight into how to effectively develop and implement ORAT programs at your airport. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from experts who have successfully utilized ORAT processes to bring both new and renovated airport facilities on line.

Topics in this event include:

  • ORAT Basics: What ORAT is and Why it’s Useful.
  • Building the Business Case for ORAT
  • Beyond the Basics—Critical ORAT Program Elements
  • ORAT’s Role in Operational Continuity
  • ORAT Tools

Thank you to our sponsor!

Day 1 – February 9

Welcome and Opening Remarks
1:00 – 1:15 PM EST

Shane Harbinson, Assistant Director-Aviation, City of Austin Department of Aviation
Michael McElvaney, Director, Jacobs

The Business Case Justification for ORAT
1:15 – 2:15 PM EST

Shane Harbinson, Assistant Director-Aviation, City of Austin Department of Aviation
Michael McElvaney, Director, Jacobs
Paul Schenk, Manager-Terminal Development & Activation, Greater Toronto Airports Authority

2:15 – 2:30 PM EST

Essential ORAT Components
2:30 -3:30 PM EST

Sharon Chinapen, Evelan Consulting, Inc.
Melvin Price, Jacobs
Victor Rocha, Los Angeles World Airports

Day 2 – February 10

ORAT’s Role in Operational Continuity Throughout a Project
1:00 – 2:00 PM EST
Chris Oswald, SVP-Safety & Regulatory Affairs, ACI-NA
Jenny Inglish, Associate Director, Jacobs
Medardo Gomez, Operational Readiness, Activation and Transition Director, Salt Lake City International Airport
Dan Molloy, Senior Vice President, Anser Advisory

2:00 – 2:15 PM EST

ORAT Tools
2:15 – 3:15 PM EST

Michael McElvaney, Director, Jacobs
Ortez Gude, CEO, Citiri

Concluding Remarks
3:15 – 3:30 PM EST

Chris Oswald, SVP-Safety & Regulatory Affairs, ACI-NA

Registration is open to everyone for FREE. Please follow to the link above to register.


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