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PerriQuest CTO to headline Laser Threat Educational Session at the 27th Annual International Women in Aviation Conference

Please join PerriQuest Booth #532 at the 27th Annual International Women in Aviation Conference, March 10-12, 2016 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center Nashville, TN, USA.

PerriQuest’s Chief Technical Officer, Dr. Kristin Rauschenbach, an optical physicist from MIT will be hosting an Educational Session:

Titled: Laser Strike Threat and Mitigation

When: March 11 from 4:15 to 5:15 

A pair of PerriQuest’s Laser Defense Eyewear will be part of the Silent Auction. and attendees may also enter to win a pair of the glasses by registering at the PerriQuest booth(#532).

Keynote speaker is Michael Huerta FAA Administrator.

With a record number of exhibitors, this is shaping up to be the biggest conference to date. The exhibit hall will host a record 164 companies and organizations, including 29 that will be exhibiting for the first time. "There's particular excitement about this year's conference. We have an incredibly full schedule," says WAI President Dr. Peggy Chabrian. "We will have events and activities of interest to attendees in every segment of aviation.”

Other 2016 International Women in Aviation Conference highlights include:

  • Celebrating the 100th anniversary of Coast Guard Aviation
  • A roster of spectacular speakers ranging from FAA Administrator Michael Huerta to Tracey Curtis-Taylor, the adventurer who recently retraced Amy Johnson's 1930 flight from the UK to Australia
  • The $10 Million Banquet on Saturday to commemorate $10 million in WAI scholarships given since the scholarship program began 20 years ago
  • Dozens of seminars, workshops, networking events, social events, and tours forevery interest

"We are still adding more events to the agenda so this year's conference is one not to be missed," adds Dr. Chabrian.

The official conference app can help attendees plan their activities, and can be downloaded through the Apple App Store or Google Play (search for WAI Conference); other devices should point their browser-enabled devices to

Secure online registration is available at Discounted registration is available for military personnel and full-time students.


Women in Aviation, International is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to providing networking, mentoring and scholarship opportunities for women and men who are striving for challenging and fulfilling careers in the aviation and aerospace industries. For more information, contact WAI at 3647 State Route 503 South, West Alexandria, OH 45381, Phone (937) 839-4647; Fax (937) 839-4645 or through