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News and information from the AICC - Aviation Industry CBT Committee. Elearning, learning management and training technology information.


Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Press Release: Second Life and Aviation Training Innovations

At Aviation Industry CBT Committee (AICC) meetings in Stuttgart, Germany, Aeroflot demonstrated innovative use of Second Life to support aviation training. Meeting sessions addressed many emerging technologies for training and advances in learning technology standards as applied to aviation.

Additional presentations by leading researchers and innovative suppliers addressed social learning, international technology standards for training, and solutions for emerging issues facing the aviation community. Aeroflot demonstrated live users of Second Life interacting with each other and natural language processing chat bots to refine radio communications and ICAO English for pilots. Many AICC presentations like this have direct applications in the larger Learning, Education and Training (LET) community.

Read the full “Second Life and Aviation Training Innovations at AICC October Meeting” press release online.

A link to the meeting minutes and presentations from the Stuttgart sessions can be found on the AICC Meeting Information page, along with information on past and upcoming meetings.

UPDATE November 16, 2009: In collaboration with the Halldale Media Group, the AICC will be meeting in conjunction with WATS 2010 during April in Orlando. The FAA will host AICC meetings during January 2010 in Palm Coast Florida, USA.

Anyone interested in aviation training and training technology is welcome to attend or to join the AICC. Meeting fees are waived for members and for airlines sending a representative for the first time. Watch for additional announcements regarding AICC and WATS 2010.

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Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Stuttgart Meeting: Finalize Your Plans Now

The AICC Meeting in Stuttgart looks to be a very popular and interesting meeting for aviation training and training technology. Registrations are already well over expectations. The agenda has grown beyond full and AICC has had to defer some administrative presentations in order to accommodate more guest presenters.

Stuttgart hotels are filling up, but the recommended hotels have extended their special rates until September 7, 2009. Please make your hotel reservations as soon as possible. Visit the AICC Meeting Information page and follow the link to Meeting Information and Agenda for details on the rate codes, travel, venue and agenda.

Additional reminder: All participants must also register with AICC to confirm their meeting participation. This includes, guest speakers, members and general participants. Follow the link to Register online as found on the AICC Meeting Information page. The meeting dates are September 28, 2009 - October 2, 2009.

Registration is particularly critical for this meeting. AICC would like to make sure we can accommodate all of the people interested in participating in this meeting. There are also receptions and special events that need accurate registration numbers to make proper arrangements. Your cooperation with the registration process is greatly appreciated.

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Monday, June 22, 2009

AICC Meeting Minutes and Call for Presentations

Electronic versions of the presentations and the meeting minutes from the AICC June 2009 Orlando meetings are now available online. See links below for:

The next AICC meeting is scheduled for September 2009 in Stuttgart, Germany.

As an international organization, the AICC always encourages participation from across the globe. For the September meeting, the AICC is particularly interested in ideas, topics and presentations from organizations in the European, Middle-East, and African regions.

Suggestions for discussion topics and presentation proposals should be sent to presentations@aicc.org for review.

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Saturday, May 16, 2009

Update: AICC Hotel Discount Extended to May 29

Good news in tight times. The DoubleTree Suites has responded to the AICC and extended the room discount availability until May 29, 2009. The special AICC meeting rate saves over $80 USD per night compared to the standard rates. Visit the AICC Meeting Information page and follow the link to AICC Orlando Meeting Information and Agenda for details on the discount, travel, venue and agenda.

All participants must also register with AICC to confirm their meeting participation. This includes, guest speakers, members and general participants. Follow the link to Register for the AICC Orlando Meeting as found on the AICC Meeting Information page. The meeting dates are June 16-18, 2009.

Final deadline for presentations topics is May 18, 2008. There may still be 1-2 openings. Submit a presentation title, brief description, speaker title, and speaker contact information by sending email to: presentations [AT] aicc.org

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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Make your reservations for the AICC June 2009 Meeting

The hotel group discount rate deadline is May 16, 2009. Participants and presenters need to make their hotel reservations soon for the AICC Meeting June 16-18, 2009. Be kind to your travel budget. The AICC meeting rate saves over $80 USD per night compared to the standard rates.

Participants (or their travel agent) must contact the hotel directly and use the proper rate code for the discount. For or hotel web site and phone contact information with rate code details, visit the AICC Meeting Information page and follow the link to AICC Orlando Meeting Information and Agenda.

All participants must also register with AICC to confirm their meeting participation. This includes, guest speakers, members and general participants. Follow the link to Register for the AICC Orlando Meeting as found on the AICC Meeting Information page.

Do you have a great idea, technology, experience or success story relating to aviation or training? Submit a presentation title, brief description, speaker title, and speaker contact information by sending email to: presentations [AT] aicc.org. The deadline for presentation proposals is May 18, 2009.

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Monday, April 20, 2009

Meeting Announcement and Call for Presentations

The AICC is meeting in Orlando, FL USA on June 16-18, 2009. Meeting logistics and registration information is available from the AICC Meeting Information page.

AICC meetings are open to all interested parties. Representatives of member organizations in good standing (i.e., have paid their annual membership dues), meeting speakers, and airlines, will not be charged for participation. AICC voting members, observer members, and invited guest speakers will not be charged a fee. Non-members will need to pay a $150 USD fee as part of the registration process.

Call for Presentations
The AICC welcomes presentations on aviation training case studies and success stories, lessons learned, emerging technologies, and emerging needs for training and training systems. Past presenters have included representatives from airlines, aviation, research organizations, regulatory agencies, technology, software and service suppliers.

Interested parties should submit a presentation title, brief description, speaker title, and speaker contact information by sending an email to: presentations [AT] aicc.org.

Presentation proposals may be submitted immediately and are due no later than May 18, 2009. Presentation slots are limited. Presentations will be evaluated as they arrive, with presentations from airlines receiving top priority.

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Sunday, March 01, 2009

June Meeting at a North American Location Near You

The AICC is looking for an organization to host its June meeting. In exchange for hosting, the organization is free to participate as leading organizations in aviation training design, implementation and delivery join together to discuss products, processes, issues and solutions. This will be the only AICC meeting in North America in 2009 and represents a unique opportunity.

Meetings usually run for four days with typical participation of 30-40 representatives from airframe manufacturers, key component suppliers, training service providers, hardware and software vendors. Past participants have included representatives from:

  • ADL
  • Adobe
  • Aeroflot
  • Airbus
  • Air France
  • Alteon
  • Boeing
  • Bombardier
  • CSA
  • Delta
  • Embraer
  • Finnair
  • Delta
  • FAA
  • FedEx
  • Halldale Publications
  • Honeywell
  • Intel
  • Lufthansa
  • Microsoft
  • Northwest Airlines
  • Plateau
  • Pratt & Whitney
  • Questionmark Corp.
  • Rockwell Collins
  • Saba
  • Singapore Airlines
  • Skillsoft
  • Thai Airways
  • United Airlines
  • UPS
  • ... and many more.

The dates are flexible. This represents a unique opportunity to have aviation training colleagues and experts meet at your organization's location, training center or a nearby facility. Learn and share. Improve your expertise as experts come to you. Help define topics and themes for discussion.

Contact the AICC Administrator for more information or to volunteer as host.

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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Live Blogging Example from AICC Singapore

For demonstration purposes, we are experimenting with Live Blogging of today's AICC meeting using CoverItLive. I will be starting with the Singapore Airlines presentation, "Hardware or Heartware?.." and joining it in progress.



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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Reminders for Singapore Meeting

The AICC International Aviation Training Conference and Meetings begin in approximately 6 weeks. Meetings run February 24-27, 2009. To ensure discount rates please book your travel immediately.

Meeting location, agenda and lodging: Information on the meeting agenda and obtaining discounted hotel room rates is found on the AICC Meeting Information page in the Meeting Information and Agenda [Google Docs].

Online registration: All AICC Members, guests and presenters must register online for the event:
https://www.regonline.com/aicc-feb-2009

Presentations: A limited number of presentation slots are still available. If you are interested, please submit a presentation title, brief description, speaker title, and speaker contact information by sending an email to: presentations [AT] aicc.org.

Presentation proposals are due on January 23, 2009.

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Friday, December 12, 2008

International Aviation Training Conference February 2009

The AICC is meeting in Singapore on February 24-27, 2009 at the Alteon Singapore Training Center. There is an open call for sessions on innovation in aviation training and related technologies. Selected topics will be presented during meeting sessions on February 24-26, 2009.

Airlines, aviation suppliers, and government agencies are encouraged to use this opportunity to showcase their learning organizations, learning programs, and initiatives that may be of interest to their peers in aviation.

Software vendors, providers of training services and technologies supporting learning, training and e-learning for aviation are also encouraged to participate. Suggested topics include case studies, project reviews or advance technology demonstrations in the areas of:

  • ICAO English
  • Crew coordination
  • Recurrent training
  • Workforce development planning and management
  • Authoring, media development, content management, and learning support systems
  • Metric and assessments
  • Deployment technology, including mobile learning and EFB (Electronic Flight Bag)
  • International specifications and standards relating to learning and training

Submit a presentation title, brief description, speaker title, and speaker contact information by sending email to: presentations [AT] aicc.org. Those already approved to present at the rescheduled January meeting will be given first consideration.

Presentation proposals are due by close of business on January 23, 2009.

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Monday, December 08, 2008

Mumbai Meetings to be Rescheduled

The AICC would like to express our sincere condolences over the recent events in Mumbai and extend our sympathies to those who have suffered. These terrible events and the resulting changes in travel policies and restrictions for members, and anticipated processing times for visas have all had a negative impact on our shared plans.

After much thoughtful discussion within the AICC, the Executive Committee made the decision to defer meeting in Mumbai until a later date in order to make it a more effective and productive meeting for everyone. The AICC would like very much to reschedule Mumbai as international venue in the near future and hope that we can work with our local members to arrange this in an upcoming year.

The previous agenda will remain available online with suitable notation, so that those who have made travel arrangements can contact the hotel.

If necessary, the AICC may schedule a contingency meeting to sustain business continuity. No decisions or arrangements have been made.

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Sunday, November 23, 2008

Logistics and Registration for January 2009 Meeting

The AICC will meet in Mumbai India on Tuesday January 20, 2009 - Friday January 23, 2009. Meeting host Hurix Systems has negotiated special rates at the recommended hotels.

Hotel room and rate information is available from the Meeting Information and Agenda kept on Google Docs. Please note that agenda items are updated regularly to reflect changes in individual sessions. This document will change week-to-week as speakers confirm their sessions.

Please make sure you understand and comply with the appropriate visa and travel items included in the Meeting Information. AICC Staff can assist with obtaining the invitation letter required for a visa.

Everyone who will attend in person must register online before the meeting. To register, please visit: http://www.regonline.com/aicc-jan-2009

Complete information, links to document, forms and resources for meetings are always available from the AICC Meeting Information page.

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Monday, November 10, 2008

AICC Meetings January 2009 in Mumbai

It is time to start making your arrangements for the next AICC meeting to be held Mumbai, India hosted by Hurix Learning. To assure your ability to participate we urge you to begin making travel plans now to allow adequate time for visa and other requirements. Preliminary information is available immediately from the AICC Meeting Information page. Additional details will be posted as they become available in the next week or two.

Summary Information for Mumbai Meetings

Meeting Schedule: Tuesday January 20, 2009 - Friday January 23, 2009. Meeting sessions start at 8:00 am and run until 5:00 pm most days. Note that this set of meetings will begin on Tuesday in order to better accommodate international travel,

Meeting Logistics: All AICC Subcommittee Meetings will be held at the offices of Hurix Learning, Mumbai India. Transportation to the meeting will be provided from the meeting hotel to the meeting location. Dress is business casual.

Lodging: As of November 8, 2008, Hurix is currently negotiating hotel rates. The hotel information will follow in subsequent announcements.

Registration: Non-members of AICC will be charged $150 to attend the meeting. Representatives of member organizations in good standing (i.e., have paid their annual membership dues) will not be charged.

Business Visa Requirements and Health information: A Business Visa is needed for those who are doing business in India such as making sales or establishing contacts on behalf of a company outside of India. An application can be completed online. A sponsor letter from an organization in India is also needed.

Please see the preliminary meeting information for additional details on visa, sponsor letter and travel information. Please allow 4-6 weeks for visa processing.

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Sunday, October 12, 2008

Meeting Minutes and Call for Presentations

Electronic versions of the presentations and the meeting minutes from the AICC September 2008 Louisville meetings are available online. See the AICC Louisville Meeting Minutes page for the minutes and a link to all of the available online presentations.

The next AICC meeting is scheduled for January 2009 in Mumbai. As an international organization, the AICC always encourages participation from across the globe.

For the January meeting, the AICC is particularly interested in ideas, topics and presentations from organizations in the Pan-Pacific and Indian Ocean areas.

Suggestions for discussion topics and presentation proposals should be sent to presentations@aicc.org for review.

Though membership is encouraged, presenters do not need to be AICC members. Typically, meeting attendance fees are waived for guest presenters. As always, representatives from AICC Voting Members and Observer Members may attend meetings free of charge. Non-members are always welcome to attend any general session of the AICC and can chose to pay a nominal meeting fee instead of annual membership.

The meeting logistics and schedule for January are being confirmed by the meeting host. Details will be posted here in approximately two weeks.

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Monday, October 06, 2008

Podcasts, Information, and Celebration

Podcasts — Two additional podcasts are available in the AICC Podcasts series. Improved links to the podcasts are now included in the sidebar of the AICC News blog page. The latest podcasts feature Ed Cohen of Plateau, and current AICC Chairman, Neil Cramer, of Northwest Airlines.

Information
There were some great tidbits of information exchanged at the AICC Meeting in Louisville. Below are some of the items people contributed or found interesting.

Here Comes Everybody by Clay Shirky, 2008 – Excellent book on the “Power of Organizing Without Organizations,” that addresses social networks, social capital, and distributed coordination/organization of labor.

X-Plane – Excellent flight simulator available for Mac, Windows and Linux. Currently $39 USD it soon goes back up to $59 USD.

X-Plane for iPhone – As demonstrated by Kris Rockwell during the Mobile Technologies presentation. X-Plane flight simulator that runs on iPhone, pitch and roll controlled by tilting and accelerometers.

Xobni – Email organizer, search, analytics and productivity tool for individuals. Plugin for Microsoft Outlook that calculates average response times, threads conversations and more.

DeviceAnywhere – Test any mobile device on any mobile network with their hosted hardware and software solution. Great for mobile application development and deployment testing.

Acoustic Magic Voice Tracker – Array microphone that tracks / "tunes in" to the current speaker in a conference room. Recommended by a distance education technologist from University of Louisville.

Captionate – Captionate is a Windows application that embeds data into FLV (Flash Video) files. Excellent tool for captioning, closing captioning and using cue points with streaming media.

Celebration — Social networking is even better when celebrating. AICC participants shared ideas, memory and delicious cake during the 20th Anniversary Celebration. Happy Birthday AICC.

Special thanks to our wonderful hosts, UPS Airlines who handled all the meeting arrangements and provided a fantastic tour of the UPS Worldport facility. The AICC especially appreciated the arrangements made by Ray Butler of UPS for a special package:

Meeting minutes from Louisville will be posted shortly and announced here. Attendees will also receive a meeting roster of fellow participants. The January 2009 meeting is being planned for Mumbai, India. More information on that upcoming meeting will be posted in late October.

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Sunday, September 14, 2008

Register for AICC Louisville Meetings and Activities

Follow the instructions below to register by email for the AICC Meetings September 29, 2008 - October 3, 2008 in Louisville, Kentucky hosted by United Parcel Service (UPS). A twentieth anniversary celebration is planned, including insights from past members and Chairmen and special activities.

Note that the AICC Meetings will include a special tour of UPS facilities. In compliance with TSA regulations, this tour requires valid US Government photo ID or a passport. As an additional AICC activity there will also be a tour of the Maker's Mark Distillery, arranged by Adobe. There is limited space available for both activities, so please register as soon as possible.

Please indicate your plans to attend the meeting and request participation in the additional activities by using the following link to send a note to ann AT aicc.org. An updated meeting agenda and meeting logistics are available from the AICC Meeting Information page.

Be sure to visit the AICC Forum AICC Memories section to read or share some favorite AICC achievements, history and fond remembrances.

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Saturday, August 16, 2008

Meeting Logistics and Draft Agenda for September in Louisville

It is time to start making your arrangements for the next AICC meeting to be held September 29, 2008 - October 3, 2008 in Louisville, Kentucky hosted by United Parcel Service (UPS). Details to help you make your travel plans are available from the draft agenda on the AICC Meeting Information page.

A few presentation slots are still available will speaker sessions are being finalized. If you are interested, send a session title and speaker information to: presentations@aicc.org.

Note that on Thursday UPS will provide a hosted lunch. No AICC committee sessions are scheduled for Friday. A local Adobe representative has arranged a site-seeing tour that is available on Friday, but advanced registration is required. See the meeting information for details.

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Thursday, May 08, 2008

Updated Agenda: AICC June 16-19, 2008 in Hamburg

An updated draft agenda is now available from the AICC Meeting Information page. Please remember to make your travel and registration arrangements-- hotels are filling up. The AICC meetings will be hosted by Airbus on June 16-19, 2008 in Hamburg, Germany at the Airbus Training Center.

NOTE: There is a possibility that meetings will be extended through Friday noon in order to accommodate additional work sessions and discussion. We are working hard to confirm that and hope to resolve that issue in the next 10 days.

Lodging- See the agenda on the meeting information page. Airbus has provided a list of hotels close to the Airbus Training Center, close to the meeting venue (closest is about 200 meters) and in downtown Hamburg (a 30-40 minute drive).

Registration- Please confirm your plan to attend the meeting by email. The meeting is being held at the Airbus facility and policy requires all attendees to also provide their name and passport number.

Click here to register or send email to and with your name, company name and the required passport number.

Meeting Fees- Meeting fees are waived for all AICC members in good standing. Non-members of AICC (who are not giving a presentation) will be charged $150 to attend the meeting. For membership information visit the AICC Membership page.

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Saturday, April 12, 2008

Airbus Hosts AICC June 16-19, 2008 in Hamburg

It is time to start making your arrangements for the next AICC meeting to be held June 16-19, 2008 in Hamburg, Germany and hosted by Airbus. Details to help you make your travel plans are available from the draft agenda on the AICC Meeting Information page.

Lodging- Airbus has provided a list of hotels close to the Airbus Training Center, close to the meeting venue (closest is about 200 meters) and in downtown Hamburg (a 30-40 minute drive). Because some of the hotels are well booked into June, please review the hotel list and send your registration soon as possible.

Registration- Please confirm your plan to attend the meeting by email. The meeting is being held at the Airbus facility and policy requires all attendees to also provide their name and passport number.

Click here to register or send email to and with your name, company name and the required passport number.

Meeting Fees- Meeting fees are waived for all AICC members in good standing. Non-members of AICC (who are not giving a presentation) will be charged $100 to attend the meeting. For membership information visit the AICC Membership page.

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Wednesday, February 13, 2008

San Jose Meeting Minutes Online

The meeting minutes and presentations from the AICC meeting January 28, 2008 - February 1, 2008 are now available online. The AICC once again thanks Adobe Systems for hosting the meeting and providing facilities.

The Meeting Information page has also been updated with confirmed dates for the June 9-13, 2008 June 16-20, 2008 meetings hosted by Airbus in Hamburg, Germany. Final dates for the September 2008 meetings in Louisville, Kentucky, USA will be confirmed by meeting host UPS, at the time of the Hamburg meeting.

UPDATE: The meeting dates have been corrected on this blog post. The new dates avoid a schedule conflict and will allow interested parties to participate in both the ITEC Defence Training Conference and AICC aviation training meetings.

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Sunday, January 13, 2008

Agenda Complete for January 2008 Meetings

The agenda is complete for the AICC meetings January 28, 2008 - February 1, 2008 in San Jose, California. The most current meeting agenda and logistic information is available from the AICC Meeting Information page at http://www.aicc.org/pages/aicc4.htm. It looks to be a great meeting with compelling content, and a follow-on Content Packaging workshop held in conjunction with ADL and LETSI.

Featured topics and speakers for the main AICC meeting include:

  • Airline Information
    • Pilot Qualification into Special Airports, OJ Tredway (American Airlines)
    • Managing e-Learning for Aviation Training with ATMS, Scott Carson (AQT)
  • Authorware End-of-Development Discussions
    • Adobe Authorware Review, Ellen Wagner (Adobe)
    • Moderated Open Discussion (all)
    • Authorware Conversion, Robby Robertson (Eduworks)
    • Best Practice for Conversion, Abhijit Navale (Hurix Learning)
  • Product News & Information
    • Adobe Acrobat 3D, Rak Bhalla (Adobe)
    • Microsoft ESP, Scott Andersen (Microsoft)
    • Adobe Connect, Peter Ryce (Adobe)
    • Adobe Flex and AIR, Danny Dura (Adobe)
    • FlockPod, Janhavi Padture (Harbinger)
    • Oracle, Jonathan Vinoskey (Oracle)
    • SumTotal Training, Bill Docherty (SumTotal)
    • Humentum, Ken Spero (Humentum)
    • Xyleme, Mark Hellinger (Xyleme)
    • NetDimensions, t.b.d. (NetDimensions)
  • Subcommittee Updates and Work Sessions
    • Management and Processes, Bruce Perrin (Boeing)
    • CMI / Independent Test Lab, Bill McDonald (Alteon Training)
    • Metadata, Bill Shook (Boeing), Jack Hyde (AICC)
    • LETSI & LETSI Technical Workgroup, Tyde Richards (Eduworks)
    • Communications, Tom King (Masie Consortium)
    • Airline Industry Affairs, Ray Butler (UPS)
    • Chairman's Report, Neil Cramer (NWA)
  • Other Sessions
    • Managing & Managing Tech Docs & Training Materials, Maria McGinn / Daniel Lemieux (EEDO)
    • State-Engine-Driven Instructional Interactions, David Castillo (CTC)

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Monday, December 17, 2007

San Jose Meeting Agenda Available

A draft agenda is now available for the AICC meetings scheduled for January 28, 2008 through February 1, 2008 in San Jose, California at Adobe headquarters. Both the agenda and logistics are available from the AICC Meeting Information page. Those interested in attending are encouraged to make hotel reservations early and to register by sending an email to Anne Montgomery no later than January 18, 2008.

Scheduled sessions and topics include:

  • Aviation Training Innovations from American Airlines and NWA
  • Microsoft ESP Visual Simulation Platform for training & performance
  • Learning Systems Updates from AQT Systems, Oracle, Saba & SumTotal
  • Authorware End-of-Life Impact Discussions (Survey results, discussion and more)
  • LETSI Status Updates (LETSI evolution and liaison status with AICC)
  • News and Information from Adobe, the meeting host (Product information and news)
  • Subcommittee Updates and Technical Sessions (CSA Initiative, XML Metadata and more)

Attendance is open, with meeting fees applicable for non-members. All attendees, regardless of membership status, must register before January 18, 2008 by sending an email to Anne Montgomery.

LODGING UPDATE:The hotels' corporate rates are in the process of an annual update as of December 18, 2007. You may be unable to obtain the corporate rate until the updates are complete. You can either wait and make a reservation after January 3, 2008. OR make a reservation now and get a rate adjustment later by calling back to the hotel or coordinating with AICC and Adobe at the meeting.

LODGING UPDATE 2:In late December, hotel corporate rates were updated and are now available, though they increased approximately $10 USD. Those who booked in mid-to-late December and were unable to get a corporate rate, can get a rate adjustment by coordinating with AICC and Adobe at the meeting.

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Friday, December 07, 2007

ADL-AICC-LETSI Workshop February 1, 2008

The AICC will host a half-day ADL-AICC-LETSI Workshop on Content Aggregation for Core SCORM on Friday, February 1, 2008 in conjunction with the AICC meeting in San Jose, California. A wiki page providing some candidate issues for discussion is available on the LETSI wiki at: http://www.letsi.org/letsi/display/TRWG/Content+Aggregation+Workshop (site requires a no cost registration).

Interested parties are requested to submit a one page position statement in advance of the meeting. Those unable to attend in person are also welcome to submit a position statement. Please email position statements to trichards@eduworks.com and ann@aicc.org. A small meeting fee applies for non-AICC members attending the meeting and also covers participation in the general AICC meeting earlier in the week. Logistical information on the AICC meeting is available at: http://www.aicc.org/pages/aicc4.htm.

Please submit position papers and confirm your attendance plans no later than January 18, 2008 by sending email to trichards@eduworks.com and ann@aicc.org.

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Friday, November 30, 2007

AICC Announces January 2008 Meetings in San Jose

The AICC announces that its next meeting of international representatives will be held January 28, 2008 through February 1, 2008 in San Jose, California at Adobe headquarters. Location and lodging information is available from the AICC Meeting Information page. Those interested in attending are encouraged to make hotel reservations early and to register by sending an email to Anne Montgomery no later than January 18, 2008.

Planned presentations and topics include:

  • Authorware End-of-Life Impact Discussions (Survey results, discussion and more)
  • News from Major LMS Vendors (Vendor presentations on product and industry news)
  • Aviation Training Innovations (Vendor and airline presentations, focusing on simulation)
  • LETSI Status Updates (LETSI evolution and liaison status with AICC)
  • News and Information from Adobe, the meeting host (Product information and news)
  • Subcommittee Updates and Technical Sessions (CSA Initiative, XML Metadata and more)

Tentative session titles, times, descriptions and speakers will be included in an agenda to be released in mid-December. Invited guest speakers include representatives from Adobe, Oracle, Plateau, Saba, and SumTotal. Presentations from major airlines are also expected, as well as AICC Subcommittee Chairs and key representative to the AICC from other organizations.

Attendance is open, though non-members are required to pay a meeting fee. All attendees, regardless of membership status, must register before January 18, 2008 by sending an email to Anne Montgomery.

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Monday, October 01, 2007

St. Louis Meeting Minutes Online

The meeting minutes and presentations from the AICC meeting Sept 24-27, 2007 in St. Louis, Missouri USA are now available online. The Meeting Information page has also been updated with confirmed dates for the January 28-31, 2008 meetings hosted by Adobe Systems in San Jose, California USA. Dates have also been confirmed for the June 9-13, 2008 meetings hosted by Airbus in Hamburg, Germany.

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Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Final Published Agenda for St. Louis Meetings

Seriously this is it-- this excellent agenda is final! Small changes have been made to the presentation schedule for Tuesday, and Thursday. An updated meeting agenda is now available online for the AICC meeting Sept 24-27, 2007 in St. Louis, Missouri USA.

Note: Though considered final, the agenda may receive minor updates on site if there are last minute changes from presenters. Please see the AICC Meeting Information page which always has the most current agenda. The meeting facilitator will announce any ad hoc meeting changes on site each day. However, we strive to avoid such changes if possible.

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Sunday, September 16, 2007

ADL-AICC Workshop on Standards Convergence

Representatives of the organizations responsible for the dominant LMS standards specifications will meet to address critical considerations for convergence and collaboration. General implementers and vendors would likely both benefit from a common approach that leverages the expertise and resources of both ADL and the AICC.

During upcoming AICC meetings, the ADL and AICC will meet on Thursday, September 27, 2007 from 1:30pm to 4:30pm at the Boeing Training and Support Systems facility in St. Louis, Missouri to discuss possible collaboration and convergence on a future release of the Sharable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM).

Motivating the workshop are the origins of ADL SCORM in the AICC CMI specification, the gradual technical divergence of CMI and SCORM, and the anticipated benefits for both organizations, their constituents and the tremendous number of LMS adopters across the globe.

The workshop occurs in the context of ADL’s interest in progressing SCORM as an ISO/IEC standard. Both ADL and AICC are participating in the formation of a new international collaboration for Learning, Education and Training Systems interoperability (working name: LETSI). In 2008, LETSI will assume responsibility for future maintenance and evolution of the SCORM specification.

The workshop will address aspects of a possible SCORM collaboration, including: implementer requirements, technical coverage, conformance testing, funding and resource requirements, and economic benefits. Workshop participation is open, subject to normal AICC meeting participation guidelines and reasonable meeting host requirements for site access.

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Thursday, September 13, 2007

Minor Updates to St. Louis Agenda

Small changes have been made to the presentation schedule for Tuesday, and for Thursday morning. An updated meeting agenda is now available online for the AICC meeting Sept 24-27, 2007 in St. Louis, Missouri USA.
Note: Though considered final, the agenda may receive minor updates if there are last minute changes from presenters. Please see the AICC Meeting Information page which always has the most current agenda.

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Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Final Agenda for St. Louis Meeting

A final meeting agenda is now available online for the AICC meeting Sept 24-27, 2007 in St. Louis, Missouri USA. Note: Though considered final, the agenda may receive minor updates if there are last minute changes from presenters. Please see the AICC Meeting Information page which always has the most current agenda.

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Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Updated Agenda and Reminders for St. Louis Meeting

An updated meeting agenda is now available online for the AICC meeting Sept 24-27, 2007 in St. Louis, Missouri USA. Note: This agenda adds an AICC-ADL workshop on Thursday afternoon and the discussion on Adobe Authorware on Tuesday morning. However, the agenda is preliminary and subject to change. Please contact the AICC Technical Coordinator, Anne Montgomery, to request a presentation slot or agenda change.

REMINDERS:

  1. The reservation deadline for the Boeing-reserved room block is Sept. 12th so make your reservations soon. See agenda or meeting information for details.
  2. Because the AICC meeting is being held at the Boeing facility, registration no later than September 19th is required. Due to security restrictions, admission cannot be guaranteed for any registrations received after that date. If you plan to attend the AICC meeting, please send a confirmation email to Anne Montgomery no later than September 19, 2007 and include your name, company, address, email, telephone number, and country of residence.

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Two Over-Wing Exits for Authorware

Authorware has been very successful and widely adopted by the aviation community. In August of 2007 Adobe announced the End-of-Development for Authorware, and that there are no plans to provide compatibility updates or support for issues relating to using Authorware or Authorware content with Microsoft Windows Vista or Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 (IE7).

On Tuesday, September 25, 2007, the AICC is hosting a moderated discussion on options for sustaining, converting or migrating Authorware-based content. The shared goal is to ensure the aviation community can continue to delivery timely and effective training from this large content-base. Please join us at the AICC St. Louis meeting in September or submit an email to the discussion moderators if you are interested in sharing or discussing best-practices, processes, technology and concepts around conversion, migration or alternatives.

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Friday, August 17, 2007

Import notice for the upcoming AICC meeting in St. Louis, Missouri (Sept 24 - 28th, 2007)

PLEASE NOTE:

Because the AICC meeting is being held at the Boeing facility, registration no later than September 19th is required. Due to security restrictions, admission cannot be guaranteed for any registrations received after that date. If you plan to attend the AICC meeting, please send a confirmation email to Anne Montgomery at Ann Montgomery no later than September 19 and include your name, company, address, email, telephone number, and country of residence.

Updated agenda for the AICC meeting in St. Louis, Missouri USA is now available online - See Agenda (MS Word, ~96 KB).

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Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Updated Agenda for the AICC meeting in St. Louis Missouri (Sept 24-28th, 2007) Now Available

An updated draft agenda for the AICC meeting in St. Louis, Missouri USA is now available online - See Agenda (MS Word, ~96 KB). Note: This agenda is preliminary and subject to change. There are still presentation slots open. Please contact the AICC Technical Coordinator, Anne Montgomery, to request a presentation slot or agenda change.

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Monday, August 13, 2007

Updated Agenda for the AICC meeting in St. Louis Missouri (Sept 24-28th, 2007) now Available

An updated draft agenda for the AICC meeting in St. Louis, Missouri USA is now available online - See Agenda (MS Word, ~96 KB).Note: This agenda is preliminary and subject to change. There are still presentation slots open. Please contact the AICC Technical Coordinator, Anne Montgomery, to request a presentation slot or agenda change.

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Thursday, August 09, 2007

Preliminary agenda for the AICC meeting in St. Louis Missouri (Sept 24-28th, 2007) now Available

A draft agenda for the AICC meeting in St. Louis, Missouri USA is now available online - See Agenda (MS Word, ~96 KB).Note: This agenda is preliminary and subject to change. There are still presentation slots open. Please contact the AICC Technical Coordinator, Anne Montgomery, to request a presentation slot or agenda change.

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Sunday, May 13, 2007

Meeting Reminder: June 4-8, 2007 in Sestri Levante, Italy

The AICC will next meet on June 4-8, 2007 in Sestri Levante, Italy. The online AICC agenda is complete, and includes presentations such as:

  • Simple, Robust Search as a Service, Shota Aki, SkillSoft
  • IMS-AICC Cooperation on Content Packaging, Kevin Riley, IMS
  • Bringing Info-Training and Edutainment On-Air and Into Airports: The Natacha and eCab Projects, Giancarlo Bo, Giunti Labs
  • Airbus A310 Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) Aircrew Training - A Case Study, Mark Tomlinson, AC&S UK

In addition to topical presentations by other speakers, there will be content from individual AICC Subcommittees, and a session on Subcommittee Updates on Activities and Future Planned Directions. See the online AICC agenda for details.

Finally, note that there is a great opportunity for AICC attendees and others to join in on the Training in Action seminar co-hosted by Giunti Labs on June 7-8, 2006 at the same location. Advanced registration is requested, see flyer for details.

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Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Presentation Opportunities for Airlines & Vendors, Deadline Approaching

The AICC is hosting two workshops in June 2007, Airline Innovations in Learning and Content Description & Discovery for Learning.

The deadline for submitting presentation proposals is next week. Airlines are encouraged to use this workshop to showcase their learning organizations, learning programs, and initiatives that may be of interest to their peers in aviation.

Likewise, vendors, airlines and others are encouraged to present at the second workshop to address metadata, search and indexing of learning content. This may include tools & best practices for metadata entry, automated metadata generation, indexing for search & discovery, federated search or other related topics.

Submit a presentation title, 50-75 word presentation description, speaker title, and speaker contact information to: AICC Presentations Subcommittee

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Friday, March 23, 2007

Preliminary agenda for the AICC meeting in Sestri Levante, Italy (June 4th-8th, 2007) now Available

A draft agenda for the AICC meeting in Sestri Levante, Italy June 4th-8th is now available online - See Agenda (MS Word, ~143 KB).Note: This agenda is preliminary and subject to change. There are still presentation slots open. Please contact the AICC Technical Coordinator, Anne Montgomery, to request a presentation slot or agenda change.

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Friday, February 16, 2007

Meeting Minutes for Phoenix AICC Meeting (Feb 5th - 9th, 2007) Available

Meeting Minutes for the Phoenix AICC Meeting (Feb 5th - 9th, 2007) are now available.

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Thursday, February 08, 2007

LETSI Prospectus available from AICC

The ADL presented the LETSI Prospectus to the AICC at this week's meetings. The AICC is preparing a formal response regarding its plan to participate. LETSI is the proposed working name for The International Federation for Learning-Education- Training Systems Interoperability (LETSI).

The Prospectus sketches the proposed purpose, structure, governance, funding options and activities of the LETSI collaboration. The anticipated participants are government agencies, organizations developing LET (Learning-Education-Training) specifications or standards, and organizations representing LET communities of practice. Interested organizations are invited to participate in the formation of LETSI.

View or download the LETSI prospectus from AICC [PDF, ~182KB]

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Monday, January 22, 2007

Updated Agenda for the AICC Meeting (February 5th-9th) Available

Updated Agenda for the AICC Meeting (February 5th-9th) Available An updated draft agenda for the AICC meeting in Phoenix, Arizona USA February 5th-9th is now available online - See Agenda (MS Word, ~143 KB). There are still presentation slots open. Please contact the AICC Technical Coordinator, Anne Montgomery, to request a presentation slot or agenda change.

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Thursday, January 11, 2007

Updated Agenda for the AICC Meeting (February 5th-9th) Available

An updated draft agenda for the AICC meeting in Phoenix, Arizona USA February 5th-9th is now available online - See Agenda (MS Word, ~143 KB). Note: This agenda is preliminary and subject to change. There are still presentation slots open. Please contact the AICC Technical Coordinator, Anne Montgomery, to request a presentation slot or agenda change.

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Thursday, January 04, 2007

Updated Agenda for the AICC Meeting (February 5th-9th) Available

An updated draft agenda for the AICC meeting in Phoenix, Arizona USA February 5th-9th is now available online - See Agenda (MS Word, ~143 KB). Note: This agenda is preliminary and subject to change. There are still presentation slots open. Please contact the AICC Technical Coordinator, Anne Montgomery, to request a presentation slot or agenda change.

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Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Draft agenda for the AICC meeting in Phoenix (Feburary 5th-9th, 2007) Available

A draft agenda for the AICC meeting in Phoenix, Arizona USA February 5th-9th is now available online - See Agenda (MS Word, ~143 KB). Note: This agenda is preliminary and subject to change. There are still presentation slots open. Please contact the AICC Technical Coordinator, Anne Montgomery, to request a presentation slot or agenda change.

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Monday, September 25, 2006

AICC September 2006 Meeting Minutes

The meeting minutes and presentations for the September 2006 AICC meeting (hosted by Pelesys Learning Systems in Vancouver, BC) are now available online.

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Thursday, September 21, 2006

PENS Plugfest 2006 Conclusion

The very first PENS plugfest ended yesterday and was acknowleged by all as a big sucess. Future PENS Plugfests will be held to address issues and continue to identify best practices. See the presentation (PPT zipped) for details.

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Tuesday, September 19, 2006

PENS Plugfest 2006 in progress

The first PENS Plugfest is currently in underway in Vancouver, BC. EEDO, Adobe, Outstart, and QuestionMark were among the vendors working with participants (see picture below). Lab results and vendor presentations are scheduled for tommorrow.

PENS Plugfest 2006

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Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Updated agenda for the AICC meeting in Vancouver, BC Canada September 18-22 Available

An updated agenda for the AICC meeting in Vancouver, BC Canada September 18th - 22nd, 2006 is now available online- See Agenda (MS Word, ~115 KB). Note: Please contact the AICC Technical Coordinator, Anne Montgomery, to request a presentation slot or agenda change.

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Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Updated agenda for the AICC meeting in Vancouver, BC Canada September 18-22 Available

An updated agenda for the AICC meeting in Vancouver, BC Canada September 18th - 22nd, 2006 is now available online- See Agenda (MS Word, ~115 KB). Note: Please contact the AICC Technical Coordinator, Anne Montgomery, to request a presentation slot or agenda change.

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Tuesday, July 18, 2006

AICC June 2006 Meeting Minutes

AICC June 2006 Meeting minutes and presentation materials are now available online from the meeting that took place June 26th - 30th, 2006 : Moscow (Hosted by Aeroflot).

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Draft agenda for the AICC meeting in Vancouver, BC Canada June 26-30 Available

Draft agenda for the AICC meeting in Vancouver, BC Canada June 26-30, 2006 is now available online- See Agenda (MS Word, ~112 KB). Note: Please contact the AICC Technical Coordinator, Anne Montgomery, to request a presentation slot or agenda change.

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Thursday, June 29, 2006

Moscow Meetings Wrapping Up


With many successful work sessions and presentations already completed, the AICC Meetings in Moscow will soon be wrapping up.

In addition to the meeting work, participants were able to enjoy comradarie, beautiful weather, local sights and cuisine.

Meeting minutes and additional information will be posted at the AICC Meeting information area no later than July 5, 2006.

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Thursday, March 23, 2006

Updated Draft Agenda for June Meetings in Moscow

An updated draft agenda for the AICC meeting in Moscow, Russia June 26-30, 2006 is now available online- See Agenda (MS Word, ~112 KB). Reminder- Please contact the AICC Technical Coordinator, Anne Montgomery, to request a presentation slot or an invitation letter for your travel visa.

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Sunday, February 26, 2006

New Draft Agenda for June Meetings in Moscow

An updated draft agenda for the AICC meeting in Moscow, Russia June 26-30, 2006 is now available online- Draft Agenda (MS Word, ~112 KB). Reminder- Please contact the AICC Technical Coordinator, Anne Montgomery, to request a presentation slot or an invitation letter for your travel visa.

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Monday, February 20, 2006

AICC Meetings in Moscow June 2006

Aeroflot is hosting the AICC meeting in Moscow, Russia June 26-30, 2006. A draft agenda is available online- Draft Agenda (MS Word, ~115 KB). This will be an interesting and exciting meeting. The AICC is inviting Russian, European, former SSR, and India airlines and vendors to participate. Attached is a preliminary agenda. If you would like to give a presentation at the meeting please contact the AICC Technical Coordinator, Anne Montgomery via email. Reminder- Meeting attendees, including US citizens, may need a visa to visit Russia. Contact the Russian Consulate or Embassy in your area for more information. US Citizens, please visit this site for more information on the visa process- http://www.netconsul.org/businessvisa/ (US Western states), residents of other US states please consult this page to find a regional Russian Consulate- http://www.russianembassy.org/CONSULAT/CONTACT.HTM US citizens, and others requiring a visa, will need a letter of invitation from the appropriate sponsor. AICC is working with Aeroflot (Thanks to Olga Semenova) to get a proper letter drafted. Anyone planning to attend the AICC meeting who needs a letter of invitation should request one through Anne Montgomery. Though this can be completed by mail and should go quickly, please be prompt with your requests.

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Monday, February 06, 2006

AICC January 2006 Meeting minutes

AICC January 2006 Meeting minutes and presentation materials are now available online from the meeting that took place Jan. 30 – Feb. 3, 2006 San Diego, California, hosted by Macromedia.

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Monday, October 03, 2005

AICC September 2005 Meeting minutes

AICC September 2005 Meeting minutes and presentation materials are now available online from the meeting that took placeSept 28th - 30th, 2005 in Las Vegas, Nevada USA (co-located at TechLearn 2005).

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Tuesday, July 05, 2005

AICC June 2005 Meeting minutes

AICC June 2005 Meeting minutes and presentation materials are now available online from the meeting that took place June 27th - July 1st, 2005 : Helsinki (Hosted by Finnair).

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