Schedule

Initial Event Schedule

The initial schedule of events for FlightSimExpo 2020 is available below. The exhibit hall will be open on Saturday and Sunday along with two seminar rooms with sessions taking place throughout conference hours. On Friday, June 12, an add-on set of seminars called Captains’ Corner is available from 12:30pm to 5:45pm (note: there is no exhibit hall access on Friday, June 12).

The detailed event seminar schedule will be published in spring 2020 as the event nears.

Click on any of the topic titles for a description of that event. Please note that Captains’ Corner registration is for the seminars only. There will be no access to the exhibit hall on Friday, June 12.

Topic Time Location
Captains' Corner Attendee Check-In 11:00am - 12:30pm Trinidad Pavilion Foyer
Advance Attendee Check-In 3:30pm - 5:30pm Trinidad Pavilion Foyer
Captains' Corner Seminar: Building Your Own Computer FlightChops 12:30pm - 1:45pm Trinidad 3
Captains' Corner Seminar: PBR Techniques for Scenery Modeling Orbx 2:00pm - 2:45pm Trinidad 3
Captains' Corner Seminar: Realistic Hardware for Home Flight Simulation RealSimGear 3:00pm - 3:45pm Trinidad 3
Captains' Corner Seminar: Aerosoft’s View on the Future of Add-Ons Aerosoft 4:00pm - 4:45pm Trinidad 3
Captains' Corner Seminar: FMC and Systems Operations in X-Plane X-Plane 11 5:00pm - 5:45pm Trinidad 3

Captains' Corner Attendee Check-In

Attendees who purchased the Captains' Corner Educational Seminar add-on option can check-in for the conference, pick up their badge and conference bag, and get ready for an afternoon of in-depth Q&A.

Advanced Attendee Check-In

Check-in for the conference, pick up your badge and conference bag, and get everything you need to be ready to go on Saturday morning. Avoid the line-ups and check-in early on Friday afternoon.

Captains' Corner Seminar: Building Your Own Computer

Attendees have the option to add Captains’ Corner Educational Seminars onto their registration. This new series of education-oriented seminars will allow enthusiastic flight simmers the opportunity to interact with leading developers and learn more about the technology they know and love.

If you want to get the best performance from your home sim, you need a great computer. Although you can buy generic gaming computers from the big manufacturers, the best performance comes from a PC configured for flight simulation. And the best part about your own build: if you want to upgrade, you can pick and choose what to change, rather than starting from the ground up.

For many simmers, building a computer is a daunting task. But it doesn't have to be. In this seminar, a PC expert will build a computer, from parts, live on the stage. In 45 minutes, you'll see everything you need to know to build your own computer.

Captains' Corner Seminar: PBR Techniques for Scenery Modeling

Attendees have the option to add Captains’ Corner Educational Seminars onto their registration. This new series of education-oriented seminars will allow enthusiastic flight simmers the opportunity to interact with leading developers and learn more about the technology they know and love.

Some of the most visually-impressive sceneries we enjoy in simulators are created using PBR (Physically Based Rendering) techniques. With the upcoming release of FS2020 (which will fully feature PBR), this seminar is designed to help the community appreciate the time and effort required to make PBR-based scenery.

The seminar consists of an explanation of PBR and how it is implemented in P3D, X-Plane, and Microsoft Flight Simulator. It will also discuss different workflows and present helpful hints for scenery developers.

Captains' Corner Seminar: Realistic Hardware for Home Flight Simulation

Attendees have the option to add Captains’ Corner Educational Seminars onto their registration. This new series of education-oriented seminars will allow enthusiastic flight simmers the opportunity to interact with leading developers and learn more about the technology they know and love.

Many real-world pilots struggle with the perceived complexity associated with building home cockpits. However, it's not THAT hard to get started, and having more than just a screen and a yoke has huge benefits. This session will provide an overview of the different realistic hardware options for home flight simulation and their benefits for real-world flight practice.

Captains' Corner Seminar: Aerosoft’s View on the Future of Add-Ons

Attendees have the option to add Captains’ Corner Educational Seminars onto their registration. This new series of education-oriented seminars will allow enthusiastic flight simmers the opportunity to interact with leading developers and learn more about the technology they know and love.

In the last few years, add-ons for flight simulators have become more complex and realistic. Along with this trend has been a dramatic increase in development cost and effort on the part of add-on manufacturers. Are we heading for extreme prices and extreme complexity? Will there still be people who will buy these add-ons? Or is it time to consider a change to the way we create add-ons for at-home simulation?

Captains' Corner Seminar: FMC and Systems Operations in X-Plane

Attendees have the option to add Captains’ Corner Educational Seminars onto their registration. This new series of education-oriented seminars will allow enthusiastic flight simmers the opportunity to interact with leading developers and learn more about the technology they know and love.

X-Plane 11 airliners now feature a fully functional FMC (or FMS) and autopilot. This seminar, presented by a real-world flight instructor and X-Plane developer, will explore the various FMC functions and options available in X-Plane 11. It will give the simulator pilot a basic understanding of how to use the FMC and autopilot to enhance their simulator experience, and cover more advanced topics including holding, diversions, and more.

Click on any of the topic titles for a description of that event.

Topic Time Location
Attendee Registration and Check-In 8:00am - 4:00pm Trinidad Pavilion Foyer
Welcome to FlightSimExpo 2020 9:00am - 9:15am Trinidad 3
Exhibit Hall Open 9:15am - 5:30pm Trinidad Pavilion
Event Social 5:30pm - 7:00pm Trinidad Pavilion

Attendee Registration and Check-In

Attendees who are arriving on Friday evening are strongly encouraged to skip the line-ups and check in to receive a badge during Advance Attendee Check-in between 3:30pm and 5:30pm on Friday, June 12. Attendees who are arriving on Saturday may receive their badge, conference bag, and pre-purchased T-shirt beginning at 8:00am and throughout the day.

Welcome to FlightSimExpo 2020

Event organizers will welcome attendees to the conference and provide an overview of the 2020 event. Access to the tradeshow floor will be available immediately following this seminar.

Exhibit Hall Open

Browse over 20,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space and speak directly with some of the biggest names in flight simulation. The exhibit floor is the main attaction of FlightSimExpo and is open to attendees throughout the entire event.

Event Social

Immediately following the event on Saturday, and on the main exhibit floor, take part in our social event for all attendees. The social will include free drinks and appetizers for all conference participants.

New this year, FlightSimExpo attendees can bring guests to the social! When the social event begins at 5:30pm on Saturday, any FlightSimExpo attendee will be able to register guests for $15 each. This special registration includes access to the exhibit floor during the event social, one drink ticket, and appetizers.

Click on any of the topic titles for a description of that event.

Topic Time Location
Attendee Registration and Check-In 9:00am - 9:30am Trinidad Pavilion Foyer
Exhibit Hall Open 9:00am - 3:00pm Trinidad Pavilion
Thank You and FlightSimExpo 2021 2:30pm - 2:45pm Trinidad 3
End of FlightSimExpo 2020 3:00pm

Attendee Registration and Check-In

Attendees who are arriving on Sunday may receive their badge, conference bag, and pre-purchased T-shirt beginning at 9:00am and throughout the day.

Exhibit Hall Open

Browse over 20,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space and speak directly with some of the biggest names in flight simulation. The exhibit floor is the main attaction of FlightSimExpo and is open to attendees throughout the entire event.

Thank You and FlightSimExpo 2020

As North America’s community-driven flight simulation conference, FlightSimExpo is proud to have polled developers, attendees, and simmers from around the world to help find the location for our next event. At 2:30pm, show organizers will talk more about FlightSimExpo 2021 and officially close the 2020 event.