In March 1990, 150 people gathered for the first Women in Aviation Conference in Prescott, Arizona, on the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University campus.
No one knew what to expect at that first conference, but after a weekend of networking, it was clear there was a need for more women in the aviation industry. Soon, the conference became an annual event, and in December 1994, Women in Aviation International was established as a professional, non-profit organization.
In 2022, WAI marked 33 years of coming together and held one of its largest and most successful annual gatherings March 17-19, 2022, in Nashville, Tennessee, at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center. WAI2022 delivered numerous opportunities to network, mentor, and share the trademark positive energy found at our annual conference. Our members make WAI the passionate, dynamic organization it is, and the future is bright as we make plans to gather for the 34th Annual WAI Conference February 23-25, 2023, in Long Beach, California.
February 23-25, 2023
Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center
Long Beach, California
March 21-23, 2024
Orlando World Center Resort & Convention Center
March 17-19, 2025
Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center
March 19-21, 2026
Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center
WAI members seek to inspire and stand for encouragement, continued education, and a whole lot of fun! If you’re a lover of all things aviation and aerospace, and enjoy sharing your passion with others, we’d love to have you! Membership includes job search opportunities, scholarship opportunities, access to mentors in your industry, and much more.