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AVFEST CANCELED

Alumni, family and friends,

Out of an abundance of caution and in keeping with university guidance, the Louisiana Tech University Department of Professional Aviation has cancelled all AVFEST 2020 activities.  Registration for all events is hereby suspended and refunds will be forthcoming for all purchases thus far. Thank you for your continued support of Louisiana Tech University. 

For more information: latech.edu/coronavirus

AVFEST 2020 – Schedule of Events

Friday, April 24

6 p.m. – Fish Fry Social (Pre-Purchase of Fish Fry tickets required)

Where: Argent Pavilion on campus 
Cost: $10 per plate 
**The deadline for ticket purchases is 5 p.m. April 16. Tickets will NOT be available for purchase after the deadline and will NOT be available for purchase at the door. Tickets are first-come, first-served. 

Saturday, April 25

9:30 a.m. – State of the Industry Presentation/Q&A

Where: Davison Hall, Room 113 (807 Hergot Avenue)
Industry presentation by the Industry Advisory Board with individual breakout sessions for students discussing careers in airlines, corporate, military, and aviation management.

11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Burger Burn Cookout

Where: Ruston Aviation Hangar (125 Flightline Drive)
Cost: Your generous donations to fund student scholarships
Presented by Ruston Aviation and the Department of Professional Aviation

1:30 p.m. – Faculty/Staff Alumni Meeting

Where: Flight Operations Classroom (102 Aviation Boulevard)
All faculty, staff, and alumni are welcome

2:30 p.m. – Industry Advisory Board Meeting

Where: Flight Operations Classroom (102 Aviation Boulevard)
Board members only

6 p.m. – AVFEST Awards Banquet (Pre-Purchase of Awards Banquet tickets required)

Where: Davison Athletics Complex (1454 West Alabama Avenue)
Cost: $40 per person (Tickets must be purchased online in advance)**
Hosted by the Department of Professional Aviation
**Banquet tickets will be available for purchase online. The deadline for ticket purchases is 5 p.m. April 16. Tickets will NOT be available for purchase after the deadline and will NOT be available for purchase at the door. Tickets are first-come, first-served. 

Hotel Accommodations

Group rates for April 24-25

Courtyard by Marriott Ruston 
1309 Maxwell Boulevard 
Ruston, LA 71270 
318.254.0067 
Single or Double – $105 a night 
Book your group rate for Louisiana Tech Aviation Fest

Hampton Inn by Hilton 
1315 North Trenton St. 
Ruston, LA 71270 
318.251.3090 
Single or Double – $92 a night 
https://hamptoninn.hilton.com/en/hp/groups/personalized/R/RSNLAHX-AVF-20200424/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG

Fairfield Inn and Suites 
1707 Roberta Ave. 
Ruston, LA 71270 
318.251.9800 
Single or Double – $94 a night 
Group Code: AVF

Sleep Inn & Suites 
1065 S. Service Rd. East 
Ruston, LA 71270 
318.232.1100 
Single or Double – $83 a night 
Group Code: PS55Z6

**Must Mention AVFEST to get discounted room rates.

**Please reserve your room before April 9 to secure theses discounted room rates. Rates cannot be changed at check-in or check-out for guests who fail to identify their affiliation at the time the reservation is requested.