The Professional Education & Development Symposium convenes in the third quarter of the calendar year at a location somewhere within the 48 contiguous United States. During the PEDS, the AFSA conducts its general membership business. The AFSA delegates, general membership, and International Committees share invaluable information, discuss, and ratify, such things as, AFSA's Legislative Platform for the coming year and other goals and objectives.

In addition to the AFSA’s general membership business, the AFSA is proud to host the Military Enlisted Leadership Conferences.  These conferences convene simultaneously with the AFSA to discuss Air Force-specific business.  However, these separate conferences come together during professional development Forums.
AFSA manages these forums with coordination through many of the military conferences. These forums consist of keynote addresses from senior congressional decision makers, Department of Defense and Department of the Air Force senior leadership, war historians, and other professional speakers, just to name a few.  Each speaker provides a rich insight to the Air Force's past, its present and its future. Moreover, these forums continue to build on the strong solid foundation of our professional enlisted corps.


The 2021 Professional Education & Development Symposium will convene in Orlando, Florida at the
Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek, Orlando
14100 Bonnet Creek Resort Lane
Orlando, Florida 32821

The AFSA contracted room rate is $129.00 + taxes per night..

Don’t forget to make your Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek, Orlando reservations – CLICK HERE

NOTE:  The last date to make hotel reservations at the AFSA contracted room rates is June 17, 2021.

The PEDS Theme is

“Developing Airmen and Guardians … Dominating Air, Space and Cyberspace”

AFSA International Convention - Draft Agenda as of 04/05/2021 (Subject to Change)


NOTE: This registration is for the AFSA International Convention ONLY
Arrival on Saturday July 24th and Departure on Tuesday Morning July 27th
This registration does not include attendance to the Air & Space Honors Banquet and CMSAF Awards

PEDS - Draft Agenda as of 04/05/2021 (Subject to Change)


NOTE: Attendance to the Professional Education & Development Symposium
is free of charge to all Military Members (Active Duty, Guard, Reserve) and
DoD Civilians, Retirees, Veterans and Family Members. Attendees who wish to attend
the Ice Breaker, Welcoming Ceremony, AFSA International President’s Dinner and
Air & Space Honors Banquet and CMSAF Awards are invited to register
for the meal functions separately.


The Office of the Secretary of Defense  
The Office of the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff
SEAC CMSgt Ramon Colon-Lopez
The Office of the Secretary of the Air Force
CSAF General Charles Q. "CQ" Brown
CSO General John W. Raymond
CMSAF JoAnne Bass
CMSSF Roger Towberman
MAJCOM Commanders
Armed Services Senior Enlisted Leaders
MAJCOM/COCOM Command Chiefs

Former CMSAFs

Robert D. Gaylor
James M. McCoy
Sam E. Parish
David J. Campanale
Eric W. Benken
Frederick J. “Jim” Finch
Gerald R. Murray
Rodney J. McKinley
James A. Roy
James A. Cody
Kaleth O. Wright