Emerging Aviation Technology Conference

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The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma (in collaboration with the North Central Texas Council of Governments and the University of North Texas) is proud to announce our third Regional Emerging Aviation Technology Conference for April 4-5, 2022 at the Choctaw Casino & Resort – Durant, Oklahoma. This conference will feature speakers and presentations addressing the exciting developments in emerging aviation with topics including: advanced drone technologies, drone delivery, advanced air mobility, and other exciting aviation technology topics.

The conference will feature speakers from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Commercial Drone Alliance (CDA), as well as several leaders from the emerging aviation industries.

The conference will be divided into two days:


Monday, April 4, 2022

1:30-5 p.m. - Workshop for Advanced Manufacturing to Support Emerging Aviation Industries

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

8:30am – 5 p.m. – Main Conference

More details on the agenda will be posted soon

Regular conference registration fee: $149.00 per person
Early bird pricing: Register prior to March 11, 2022 and receive early-bird pricing of $99.00 per person.


Sponsorship and Exhibitor Registration
*For exhibitor and/or sponsorship opportunities, please contact uas@choctawnation.com
**Note that no lunches/meals will be provided, but there are multiple lunch venue options available within the casino/resort property and a lunch break will be scheduled for April 5, 2022.


A block of rooms has been reserved at the Choctaw Nation Casino Resort for the conference at a rate of $96/night. The last day to reserve a room at this rate is March 21, 2022. There are two options for reserving a room:

Option #1: Reservations by telephone

Conference attendees have the option of contacting our reservation department open 24 hours a day by calling 1-800-788-2464 press #1 and giving the agent the offer code AVIATION IPO for the group rate.

Option #2: Online reservations

STEP 1: Log into the following URL:

STEP 2: Group Login
Group Code: SCNAI22
Password: AVIATION22
Note: Password is case-sensitive

STEP 3: Make Reservation
Click "Book Now" to make reservation. Go through step 1, 2, 3 to confirm reservations. (If dates are altered from defaulted setting, please be sure to hit "Refine Search")


The Choctaw Casino Resort is south of Durant, Oklahoma and approximately 90 minutes driving time from Dallas/Ft. Worth International Airport (DFW) and Dallas Love Field (DAL).