List of Past and Future Symposia

58th – 2020

58th Annual Symposium will be Virtual

57th – 2019

October 14-16, Grand Sierra Resort, Reno, NV

56th – 2018

October 15-17, Grand Sierra Resort, Reno, NV

55th – 2017

October 30-November 1, Caribe Royale, Orlando, FL

54th – 2016

2016 - October 31-November 2, Dayton Convention Center, Dayton, OH

53rd – 2015

November 2-4, Caribe Royale, Orlando, FL

52nd – 2014

November 3-5, Caribe Royale, Orlando, FL

51st – 2013

October 14-16, Grand Sierra Resort, Reno, NV

50th – 2012

October 22-24, Grand Sierra Resort, Reno, NV

49th – 2011

October 24-26, Grand Sierra Resort , Reno, NV

48th – 2010

November 8-10 , Town & Country Hotel, San Diego, CA

47th – 2009

October 19-21, Town & Country Hotel, San Diego, CA

46th – 2008

October 27-29, Grand Sierra Resort, Reno, NV

45th – 2007

October 29-31, Grand Sierra Resort, Reno, NV

44th – 2006

October 23-25, Grand Sierra Resort, Reno, NV

43rd – 2005

October 24-26, Grand America Hotel, Salt Lake City, UT

42nd - 2004

September 27-29, Grand America Hotel, Salt Lake City, UT

41st – 2003

September 22-24, Adam’s Mark, Jacksonville, FL

40th – 2002

September 30 – October 2, Adam’s Mark, Jacksonville, FL

39th – 2001
(Canceled due to attack on N.Y.)

September 17-19, Opryland Hotel, Nashville, TN

38th - 2000

October 9-11,Reno Hilton, Reno, NV

37th - 1999

December 6-8, Atlanta Marriott Marquis, Atlanta, GA

36th - 1998

September 14-16, The Pointe Hilton on South Mountain, Phoenix, AZ

35th - 1997

September 8-10, The Pointe Hilton on South Mountain, Phoenix, AZ

34th - 1996

October 21-23, Reno Hilton, Reno, NV

33rd - 1995

October 23-25, Reno Hilton, Reno, NV

32nd - 1994

October 10-12, Reno Hilton, Reno, NV

31st - 1993

November 8-10, Riviera Hotel, Las Vegas, NV

30th - 1992

November 2-4, Riviera Hotel, Las Vegas, NV

29th - 1991

November 2-4 , Riviera Hotel, Las Vegas, NV

28th - 1990

December 11-13, Marriott Rivercenter Hotel, San Antonio, TX

27th - 1989

December 5-8, Marriott Hotel, New Orleans, LA

26th - 1988

December 5-8, Riviera Hotel, Las Vegas, NV

25th - 1987

November 16-19, Riviera Hotel, Las Vegas, NV

24th - 1986

December 11-13, Hyatt Regency Hotel, San Antonio, TX

23rd - 1985

December 2-4, Riviera Hotel, Las Vegas, NV

22nd - 1984

December 10-12, Riviera Hotel, Las Vegas, NV

21st - 1983

November 5-8, Hyatt Regency Hotel, San Antonio, TX

20th - 1982

December 6-8, Sahara Hotel, Las Vegas, NV

19th - 1981

December 6-10, Sahara Hotel, Las Vegas, NV * (Silver Anniversary of SAFE)

18th - 1980

October 12-16, Town & Country Hotel, San Diego, CA

17th - 1979

December 2-6, Sahara Hotel, Las Vegas, NV

16th - 1978

October 8-12, Town & Country Hotel, San Diego, CA

15th - 1977

December 4-8, Sahara Hotel, Las Vegas, NV

14th - 1976

September 13-16, Town & Country Hotel, San Diego, CA

13th - 1975

September 21-26, Palacio Del Rio, San Antonio, TX

12th - 1974

September 8-12, Sahara Hotel, Las Vegas, NV

11th - 1973

October 7-11, Del Webb’s Townehouse, Phoenix, AZ

10th - 1972

October 2-5, Del Webb’s Townehouse, Phoenix, AZ

9th - 1971

September 27-30, Sands Hotel, Las Vegas, NV

8th - 1970

September 28-October 1, Sahara Hotel, Las Vegas, NV

7th - 1969

October 27-30, Sahara Hotel, Las Vegas, NV

6th - 1968

October 1-3, Hilton Hotel, San Diego, CA

5th - 1967

September 26-28, Stardust Hotel, San Diego, CA

4th - 1966

Unknown - No Proceedings on File

3rd - 1965

October 11-14, Chalfonte-Haddon House, Atlantic City, N.J.

2nd - 1964

October 28-30, Oceanside House, San Diego, CA

1st - 1963

Unknown whether a first symposium was held or not

 

Symposium 2020 Update

Dear SAFE Members,

After much consideration, the SAFE Association has come to the conclusion that the annual symposium scheduled to take place this year, October 27th-October 29th in Virginia Beach, VA cannot be safely held due to the challenges and risks associated with COVID-19. As disappointing as this decision is, we feel that it is the most responsible one to make. We want to thank our members and the team at the Virginia Beach Convention Center for their patience, support and understanding while we carefully monitored the situation and evaluated all possible scenarios.

The SAFE Association takes pride in our symposium and looks forward to providing an international forum for the exchange of technical information, product and service exhibitions, and the showcasing of industry capabilities relating to aviation, space, land and marine safety. That is why we feel it's vital to navigate through these times and transform our 2020 Symposium into a virtual event. The Symposium Committee has begun laying the foundation for this and is determined to create an event that provides value and meets the same standards of our "face to face" symposiums. Details about our virtual event, such as the date and registration, will be released early August via email, website updates and social media posts.

The SAFE Association hopes you understand our decision and will join in the participation of our virtual meeting. SAFE Administration will be in contact with sponsors, exhibitors and attendees who had previously registered for this year's symposium. In the meantime, we hope you all remain healthy and safe!

Sincerely,
The SAFE Association Board of Directors