USPA is excited to announce that we’re again hosting our biennial Drop Zone Operators’ Conference in conjunction with the 2017 Parachute Industry Association Symposium. The conference will take place Sunday evening and all day Monday, February 12-13, in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
If you’ve never been to a DZO Conference before, the event offers a fantastic opportunity to network with other DZOs, learn about the latest safety and airport issues and gather lots of new marketing ideas. If you’ve attended the conference before, you already know you won’t want to miss this one. We’ll have experts in a variety of areas of DZ operation providing important information and useful ideas for drop zone owners, managers and staff.
As an added bonus, one DZO Conference attendee from each DZ qualifies for a discounted PIA full registration fee of $125. That’s a $100 discount for the symposium. With a DZO Conference registration fee of $140 for Group Member DZs, the conference practically pays for itself!
The one-day USPA DZO Conference will include:
- Marketing presentations for drop zones of all sizes with specific ideas on increasing return business and improving student and novice retention
- A presentation on the latest in ensuring the safety and longevity of your tandem operation
- A review of aircraft safety and jump pilot training
- The latest news on airport access issues
- An update on how USPA is working for you
USPA’s DZO Conference
Date—Monday, February 13, with a welcome, introductions and a reception on Sunday evening, February 12.
Location—The Chattanooga Marriott Downtown, Chattanooga, Tennessee. PIA has negotiated room rates at several area hotels for $139 (plus tax). Find out more at piasymposium.com/venue.htm
Registration—The registration fee for a Group Member DZO is $140. Additional attendees from your DZ pay $85 each. Registration includes a lunch and reception. Complete the registration form and return it to USPA by January 20.
PIA’s International Parachute Symposium will take place at the Chattanooga Convention Center February 13-17. PIA’s early full registration fee of $195 for PIA members/$225 for non-members ends December 31. After that, registration increases to $295 for members/$325 for non-members. Go to www.piasymposium.com to register.
To take advantage of the special PIA discount for one DZO Conference registrant from each drop zone, register first with USPA for the DZO Conference, then register for the symposium at www.piasymposium.com.
USPA Board Meeting
The USPA Board of Directors will meet February 10-12 at the same location. All USPA members are invited to attend.
Act now to take advantage of early low rates. If you have any questions about the conference, contact Nancy Koreen at firstname.lastname@example.org or (540) 604-9742.