NGPA Winter Warm-Up Registration Now Open; NGPA Celebrates 10th Industry Expo


NGPA Winter Warm-Up Registration Now Open;
NGPA Celebrates 10th Industry Expo

Palm Springs, CA – November 13, 2023 – The NGPA is thrilled to announce another captivating
series of events set to take place in the sunny city of Palm Springs. The NGPA Palm Springs Events
will encompass a wide range of activities, including a career fair, industry expo, networking socials,
a weekend fly-in, member socials, hiring sessions, and LGBTQ+ advocacy breakout sessions.

NGPA recognizes the continued importance of fostering diversity and inclusion within the field.
The NGPA Palm Springs Events will serve as a platform for LGBTQ+ individuals who are already
established pilots or aspiring to launch their aviation careers. This year, the organization celebrates
its 10th annual career expo. There, participants will have the opportunity to connect with industry
leaders, aviation organizations, and fellow aviators in an atmosphere of inclusivity and support.

Alyssa Ciardiello, Chair of the NGPA Events Committee, says: “This year, the organization is
celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Industry Expo presented by United Airlines—it is incredible
to see how the event has grown in exhibitor presence. I am looking forward to the new keynote
luncheons on the schedule for this year. It's also worth mentioning that this year is the 30th
anniversary of the organization's flagship event, Winter Warm-Up, presented by American Airlines.
Over the course of the weekend, the NGPA will celebrate the impacts it has made in the LGBTQ+
Aviation Community over the past decades as well as reveal what we can expect to see more of in
the future.”

NGPA is committed to creating an atmosphere where individuals can embrace their authentic
selves and pursue their passion for aviation without discrimination. This event exemplifies the
organization's dedication to promoting diversity, inclusion, and representation within the aviation

Alyssa also noted: “New this year is an a la carte ticket pricing option. For those not available for
the entire event or who wish to join only a portion of it, your event shopping cart can be catered to
how you want to spend your time at the Winter Warm-Up presented by American Airlines. Sign up
now before prices go up in mid-December!”

Registration is open, and more detailed information about the NGPA Palm Springs event can be
found on the NGPA website at
Don't miss this extraordinary opportunity to be a part of a transformative aviation experience,
celebrating diversity, advocacy, and the spirit of flight. Join us in Palm Springs for what promises
to be an unforgettable event.

The NGPA is a non-profit organization based in Minneapolis. Founded in 1990, NGPA is an international organization of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) aviation professionals and enthusiasts. Our organization aims to encourage individuals to begin aviation careers, foster an environment of equality for LGBTQ+ aviators, promote safety, and establish personal and professional networks. The NGPA makes this a reality through education, outreach, and social events. Our organization is run by a board of directors, executive leadership, and volunteers! For more information, visit

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