Since 1985, this symposium has brought together national and international stakeholders to address the most pressing environmental concerns of airports. The aviation industry is constantly moving forward with crafting improvements to aircraft and flight path noise and emissions impacts, but we are doing so now at an accelerated rate due to the pandemic. Changes in where people live and work has reshaped the blueprint of what needs to be considered throughout the development and planning of aviation systems. Additionally, there is increasing demand for climate conscientious travel options due to the expanding impacts.

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2024 Program Theme

Tackling Noise and Emissions Challenges Together

In a world increasingly aware of the environmental impacts of aviation, the UC Davis Aviation Noise & Emissions Symposium takes center stage as a beacon of innovation, collaboration, and progress. This symposium is entirely dedicated to the critical mission of noise and emissions reduction from aircraft, representing a vital step forward in the aviation industry's commitment to a cleaner, quieter, and more sustainable future. The symposium unites aviation industry professionals, environmental and community advocates, policymakers, and forward-thinking technology pioneers in a common mission. This immersive event seeks to address the noise and emissions challenges in the aviation industry.

When & Where

The 37th Annual Aviation Nosie and Emissions Symposium will take place at the Hotel Zoso in Palm Springs, CA from Monday, March 4th through Wednesday, March 6th.

When: March 4 - March 6, 2024

Where: Hotel Zoso, 150 S Indian Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262

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Why Attend?

  1. Cutting-Edge Research and Best Practices: Discover and explore the latest advancements and practices in noise reduction technology, emissions control, health research, community engagement, and sustainable aviation. Hear from experts who are pioneering innovative practices and research to reduce the environmental impact of aviation.

  2. Policy Insights: Gain valuable insights into the regulatory landscape and how governments are working hand-in-hand with industry leaders to shape aviation's future. Learn how new policies are driving change and influencing industry practices.
  1. Networking Opportunities: Connect with industry professionals, researchers, community advocates, and innovators who share a common passion for aviation sustainability. Forge lasting relationships that can lead to collaborative projects and meaningful change.
  2. Inspiring Keynote(s): Listen to inspiring keynote speaker(s) who have made significant contributions to the field of aviation. Their stories will ignite your passion for change and motivate you to be a part of the solution.
  3. Global Collaboration: This symposium provides a unique platform for global aviation stakeholders to come together and share their expertise, innovations, and experiences. Through international collaboration, we can collectively create a roadmap to a sustainable aviation future.


The UC Davis Aviation Noise & Emissions symposium is not just a conference; it's a movement towards addressing the noise, emissions, and other health impact challenges for a more sustainable and environmentally responsible aviation industry. Join us in this important endeavor, and together, we will change the skies for the better.

Hosted By

UC Davis Air Quality Research Center
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Symposium History

Recent advances in technology and best practices for airports requires a diverse set of skills and an extensive knowledge base.  The NextGen launch, changes to noise remediation practices, and the latest findings from health effects studies require new approaches.  Since 1985 the University of California has organized the Aviation Noise & Emissions symposium addressing the most pressing environmental concerns of airports. Join us this yearly for a program packed with talks by top experts and colleagues on key topics impacting the aviation sector.

With a diverse audience of stakeholders - from airport staff to researchers; from government regulators to vendors of technologies, services and solutions; and from concerned community members to established community groups - the ANE Symposium is a unique opportunity for all whom attend!

Past Programs

The 2023 hybrid symposium brought together more than 170 national and international stakeholders, both in-person and online, to discuss the latest developments in aviation policy, regulations, and research advancements. We hope to continue the trend of including voices from every sector to discuss the vital issues surrounding noise and emissions from the aviation sector at the 2024 event. 

2023 Program Content
Format: Hybrid
Location: Davis, California

2022 Program Content
Format: Hybrid
Location: Davis, California

2021 Program Content
Format: Virtual

2020 Program Content
Location: San Diego, California

2019 Program Content
Location: Jacksonville Florida

2018 Program Content
Location: Long Beach, California

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