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August 16, 2018
2018 Ag Aviation Expo Pre & Post-Convention Destination Options

We look forward to seeing you at the 2018 NAAA Ag Aviation Expo in Reno, Dec. 3–6 at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa and Reno-Sparks Convention Center. Our Atlantis hotel room block is already 75 percent full; thank you for booking your hotel room. Now, register for the Ag Aviation Expo online or print and mail a registration form.


If you have additional time before or after the Ag Aviation Expo in Reno, there are many vacation destination options for you to consider.

  • Lake Tahoe’s world class skiing is not far from Reno and Tahoe is not just for skiers. Enjoy snowshoeing, sleigh rides, ice skating, snowmobiling and dog sledding. 22 miles from the Reno airport is Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe with its 9,700-foot elevation ski slopes and eleven miles further is Diamond Peak. Also, around the Reno area are Squaw Valley, the site of the 1960 Winter Olympics, Heavenly (including a 500-foot long tubing hill), Northstar, Royal Gorge and many other ski options. Learn more at
  • Sacramento is two hours from Reno and offers museums, wineries and family activities. Learn more at
  • Interested in visiting California wine country? Napa Valley and Sonoma are only three hours from Reno. Learn more at and 
  • San Francisco is three and half hours from Reno and offers great restaurants, fisherman’s wharf, cable cars, the golden gate bridge and Alcatraz. Learn more at


We are continually updating the schedule of events for this year’s Ag Aviation Expo and we are excited to announce several of the exciting events below that are scheduled for this December:

  • Kickoff Breakfast speaker Greg Peterson of the Peterson Farm Brothers is a Social Media Ag Promoter and will kick off NAAA’s agvocacy-filled programming by addressing how to positively communicate agriculture to the public through social media and other avenues. Sponsored by BASF.
  • Articulating Aerial Application for All General Session: Strengthen your ability to effectively communicate the benefits of aerial application with the help of a team of expert advisers at NAAA’s General Session. If you’ve ever had to advocate for aerial application in your local community, on social media, during an interview or in a courtroom, you know the importance of being able to represent our industry in a positive light. NAAA’s team of expert advisers will lead this illuminating General Session. Sponsored by AIG.
  • NAAA Trade Show: Featuring 10 aircraft and an expected 150+ exhibitors
  • Live and Silent Auction raising money for NAAA and NAAREF. Live Auction reception sponsored by Syngenta.
  • Learn and earn possible CEUs at Monday’s Aerial Application Research Technology Session and more than a dozen education sessions throughout the week (additional details will be posted as they become available). CEU information will be available this fall.
  • Excellence in Ag Aviation Banquet honoring individuals and companies in the aerial application industry who have gone above and beyond the call of duty. Award Nominations due by Sept.7.
  • King Pins Fundraiser for NAAREF/PAASS is a fundraiser for the ag aviation industry’s premier educational safety program. This fundraising bowling event will take place on Sunday, Dec. 2, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the National Bowling Stadium. Registration is required and the donation is $100 per person. Five people per lane. Transportation from the Atlantis to the National Bowling Stadium will be offered and your donation includes shoe rental at the bowling alley. Food and beverages are not included; a bar and concessions will be available for purchase at the bowling alley.
  • Potential Exhibitors: If you’re an allied company interested in exhibiting, you can purchase booth space here or you can contact Lindsay Barber at (202) 546-5722 for further details.

Additional details for the 2018 NAAA Ag Aviation Expo

  • Dates: Dec. 3-6, 2018
  • Location: Atlantis Casino Resort Spa and Reno-Sparks Convention Center
  • Schedule of Events: Current schedule here. Subject to change.
  • Hotel: Hotel Details Below
  • Auction Donations: Thank you to Pratt & Whitney Canada for their donation of a PT6-34AG Engine to this year’s NAAA Live Auction. While we’re still several months away from the Ag Aviation Expo, but it’s never too early to donate an item for the Live and Silent Auction. The earlier you inform us of your auction donation, the more advertising you’ll receive on the NAAA website and in NAAA publications. Support the aerial application industry by donating an item today. Email Lindsay with your donation details.
  • Attendee Registration: Now Open 
  • Exhibitor Booth Sales: Now Open
  • Sponsorship Opportunities: View the sponsorship opportunities. Please email Lindsay if you would like to secure a sponsorship from last year or to discuss 2018 opportunities! We offer sponsorships for all budget sizes.

Book Your Hotel Room

Atlantis Casino Resort Spa is a world-class, Four Diamond resort destination. A splendid oasis created for relaxation, celebration and rejuvenation, the Atlantis has always been a favorite resort destination for travelers near and far, recognized for luxurious accommodations, a world-class revitalizing spa and salon, award-winning dining and fun casino action. This is not the same Reno from the early 2000s; the city is rapidly changing, and it has become ground zero for a new technology boom that has helped spawn amazing restaurants, microbreweries, bars, shopping and nightclubs. Having a new vibrancy all its own, Reno is a cool and unique place to visit.

Atlantis Casino Resort Spa

  • Rate: $109/night + taxes (NAAA has negotiated to waive the resort fee. Included in your room rate is complimentary in room Wi-Fi or wired internet, self-parking, use of fitness center, use of indoor pool, extended check out time of 12 p.m. and complimentary airport shuttle service)
  • Reservations: Book Online Here or call (800) 723-6500 and reference the NAAA Convention (SNAA18).  Online reservations require a deposit of one night’s room charge + taxes. Call-in reservations will not be charged a deposit but require a credit card to hold reservation.
  • Block Deadline: Monday, Nov. 12
  • Hotel Address: 3800 S. Virginia St. Reno, NV 
  • Shuttle: Atlantis provides a free airport shuttle that runs at 15 and 45 minutes after the hour from 5:15 a.m. to 12:45 a.m. leaving the airport. The shuttle leaves the hotel on the hour and 30 minutes after the hour from 5 a.m. to 12:30 a.m.
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