Aviation Insurance Conference
AViCON 2019
New Dates to be released soon
Has been postponed
Resolving Aviation Claims
Building Litigation Strategies
Conference Sessions Include....
Aviation Claim Resolution
Hands-On Sessions in Accident Investigation
Evidence Handling ~ Wreckage Inspection
Scientific Testing
Regulation and Operation of Unmanned Aerial Systems
Come to Learn and Stay to Network

We are sad to announce that AViCON 2019 will be postponed

New Dates will be released this summer

We look forward to putting on an amazing AViCON In the near future!



AViCON is RTI's annual conference focused on aviation industry accident investigation, and conflict and claim resolution.  This unique, two day format centers around a fictional case study and features discussions lead by legal and insurance experts.  Together, the group will explore considerations and complexities of the case from accident investigation, legal discovery, multi-party litigation, and resolution.

This conference is designed for professionals involved in aviation insurance, including underwriters, claims managers, lawyers, risk managers, insurance brokers, airline flight safety directors, airline board members with flight safety responsibility, claims investigators, and aircraft product manufacturers.

AViCON is a unique event led by the legal positions that arise from the carefully scripted aircraft accident animation and the experience of our panel of experts. The key advantage of this liability-rich scenario involving fictional parties is that it removes conflicts of interest, and thus allows those with greatly respected experience to share their professional views while being open and frank in their discussions. This brilliant concept encourages wider audience participation, bringing together the combined experience and skill of its delegates.

Past AViCON conference attendees from various states have been granted Continuing Legal Education credits and insurance CE credits. RTI, with the assistance of DRI, obtained CLE credit status for 2015, 2016, and 2017 conferences and will continue to provide CLE and CE credit for future conferences.

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The History of AViCON

Since 1998 AViCON has presented detailed fact patterns and creative state-of-the-art animations that inspire educational and informative dialogue by leaders in aviation claims litigation.

AViCON case studies are set within an environment that includes many possible choices of forum and law. The accident scenario is presented with state-of-the-art interactive animation prepared by RTI's Imaging Sciences Studios and highlights a fresh set of issues of current concern and debate within the aviation market. This event presents a unique opportunity to gain a fuller understanding of the entire range of complexities involved in aviation safety, in a concise and effective format.

2015 AViCON TESTIMONIALS (Stevensville):

• "I enjoyed last week’s outstanding conference.  Your careful planning was clearly evident throughout the conference.  The Bestgaté Airways fact pattern was also a lot of fun to analyze and discuss."

• "AVICON was a smash.  I had a great time, and I cannot think of a better aviation program anywhere, any time!"

• "Thank you very much for allowing me to be a part of this event.  It was great!  Your staff was fantastic, very efficient, accommodating, and friendly, from start to finish."

• "Thank you for putting on such a great program.  I found it to be extremely informative and beneficial.  Of note, I thought the mock mediation was particularly interesting.  It was great to see the thought process by those in the industry applied to the hypothetical scenario.  Further, the size of the group made it possible for me to speak with everybody I was hoping to meet while there. 
Naturally, I was impressed with RTI’s work product. The animations were second to none and far exceeded any expectations I might have had.  For that, you and the good folks at RTI deserve much praise."


• "All a very interesting + informative day."

• "Very impressive in terms of content and organisation"


• "I completely enjoyed the whole presentation and found it very educational."

• "The format was excellent - very engaging & as a result very easy to absorb & understand. Seeing all sides of the process was particularly interesting, as was the voting analysis."

• "Very good. Excellent networking."


Organizational Sponsors

The Aviation Insurance Association is committed to enhancing the aviation insurance industry worldwide and the professional lives of those who work in it through a variety of programs and services.


DRI is the leading organization of defense attorneys and in-house counsel comprised of 22,000 like-minded defense practitioners. DRI is host to 29 substantive committees whose focus is to develop ongoing and critical dialogue about areas of practice. DRI hosts renowned CLE seminars, conferences and webcasts.


Previous Sponsors










Previous AViCON Attendees 2015, 2016, & 2017


• Airefaire Mediation Services

• Alimonti Law Offices

• American Airlines

• Aviation Insurance Association

• The Axelrod Firm

• Banker Lopez Gassler

• Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice

• Bliss Jet

• Boeing

• Borden Ladner Gervais

• Brodkowitz Law

• BMS Global

• Dentons


• Fiddler Gonzalez & Rodriguez

• Fineman Krekstein & Harris

• Fitzpatrick & Hunt, Pagano, Aubert

• Friedman / Rubin Trial Lawyers

• Global Aerospace Insurance

• Goldberg Segalla

• Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani

• Holland & Knight

• International Recovery Group

• JAMS Greenbelt Resolution Center

• John Goglia Consulting

• Kelly Hart Attorneys at Law

• Kreindler and Kreindler

• Laurie Kuslansky & Associates

• The Law Offices of Paul A. Lange

• LeClairRyan

• Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith

• Lockheed Martin

• Lycoming Engines

• Marsh

• McNair Flight Safety Consulting

• Montgomery, Rennie & Jonson

• Muir Analytics

• National Transportation Safety Board

• Old Republic Aerospace

• Piper Aircraft

• Poreda Aviation Law

• Potomac Strategy Associates

• QBE North America

• The Rosen Law Firm

• Sands Anderson

• Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis

• Schulte Booth

• Smith Duggan Buell & Rufo

• Smith Amundsen

• Southwest Airlines

• Textron

• Torricella Pastor Baumgarten


• VJ Safety Consulting

• Wharton Levin Ehrmantraut & Klein

• Wyvern