May 13-15, 2009
Arlington, Virginia
ICNS Official Conference site

The 2009 Integrated Communications Navigation and Surveillance (ICNS) Conference, jointly sponsored by government, civil and military, and industry, addresses research and development of integrated CNS technologies for advanced aeronautical digital information systems and applications supporting the future global air transportation systems.


Wednesday morning, May 13, is all about NextGen, highlighting three panels representing industry, FAA, and other external stakeholders.

  • Panel 1 – Industry Partnerships: Vicki Cox, ATO senior vice-president for NextGen and Operations Planning
  • Panel 2 – Implementation Planning to Deliver NextGen Capabilities: Dr. Michael Romanowski, director of the Office of NextGen Integration and Implementation
  • Panel 3 – Cross Agency/Cross Community Planning for NextGen: Dr. Karlin Toner, NextGen liaison to Office of the Secretary of Transportation

Thursday morning, May 14, will focus on Net-Centricity, addressing use in military applications, FAA's acquisition progress, and plans for demonstrations.

Trajectory Based Operations is the topic for Friday morning, May 15, discussing decision support tools, air/ground communication, and aircraft capabilities.

Every afternoon, parallel technical sessions will be held on specific ICNS topics. FAA presenters include:

  • Tom Kraft
  • Andy Colon
  • Rafael Apaza
  • Vincent Capezzuto
  • Steve Van Trees
  • David Olsen
  • Michael Hawthorne
  • Todd Truitt
  • Sandra Anderson
  • Jeffery Hobbs
  • David Robinson
  • Gary Livack
  • Matt Wade
  • James McDaniel
  • Leo Eldredge
  • Joe McCarthy

Conference Registration

For more information and to register, visit the ICNS conference website. A discounted rate is available for payments received by May 1, 2009.

Hotel Information

Hyatt Crystal City
Arlington, Virginia

Non-government rate: $249
Make reservations online

Government rate: $209 single
Make reservations online

You may also call the hotel to make at (703) 418-1234 and referencing "ICNS Conference 2009" and the desired rate listed above.

Please make your reservations as soon as possible. This is a limited room block, and the hotel may sell out early. The conference room block cut-off date is Wednesday, April 29th. After that date, the conference rate will go up to the hotel's prevailing rate.

Attendees checking in at the government rate will be asked to show a government identification upon check-in. If you are not able to provide proper identification, the hotel will charge the non-government conference rate.

Upcoming Deadlines

  • April 29, Hotel Rate Deadline
  • May 1, Early Registration Deadline