2018 ECHO Annual Conference

September 7-9, 2018

Chattanooga, Tennessee

Hosted by: Erlanger LifeForce


This years Annual Conference will be held in Chattanooga, Tennessee!  We have over 50 presentations & will be debuting several new training tracks as our membership has increased.  

The conference will be held at the University of Tennessee - Chattanooga Campus - University Center.  This incredible venue will be able to support all of the training tracks under one roof!

 Pilot Track

We will have our first pilot track, complete with pre-conference! 

This training track has been developed in cooperation with ECHO member pilots who aviate in HEMS, Law Enforcement, & SAR operations.

The concept being that HEMS pilots can learn something from LE pilots, & LE pilots learn from SAR pilots



Join us in Chattanooga, TN for our largest training conference!  The Annual Conference brings together ALL of public safety aviation from across the world!

Download Conference Program Guide

Comms Specialist Track

You asked and we heard! 

Join the rest of the flight team for the great training opportunities offered by ECHO! 

This track has been developed for comm specs, by comm specs!

3 full days of presentations about the topics that matter to you & your carrer.  We will also be touring Erlanger's EROC Comms center.



The Down For Weather Bash


September 8, 2018 1800-2300

Join fellow ECHO members for a night you will not soon forget!  We will be taking over the entire Tennessee Aquarium for our signature social event!  There will be FREE food & plenty of adult cocktails to go around!

We will have live entertainment, drinks throughout the 4 story aquarium, and plenty of time to enjoy this tremendous opportunity with a guest!

As ECHO is an organization that is also involved assisting our flight crew families, we welcome you to bring a guest to enjoy the luxurious evening under water!

Lodging Options

Book your lodging early!

There is a major music festival (Moon River) in town the same weekend & lodging is going quickly!  These group rates are the prices we get.  We DO NOT upcharge or make any money from lodging.

ECHO Host Hotel

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Holiday Inn & Suites Downtown Chattanooga       

434 Chestnut Street                        

Chattanooga, TN, 37402                

(423) 777-5858                                    

Price - $109 per night                          

Parking - $15 per day

Check In 3PM & Check Out 11AM

Reservations must be made by 8/10/18

70 rooms in the group block

Main hotel being used & will also host a few after hours social events

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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Chattanooga Downtown     


407 Chestnut Street                        Chattanooga, Tennessee 37402         


Price - $149 per night

Parking – Self park $11 $ Valet $15 per day

Check In 3PM & Check Out 12PM

Reservations must be made by 8/9/18

30 rooms in the group block

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Hampton Inn & Suites Chattanooga/Downtown      


400 Chestnut St                                   Chattanooga, TN 37402                      

(423) 693-0500                              


Price -  $149 per night                       

Parking - $10 per day                        


Check In 4pm & Check Out 11AM

Reservations must be made by 8/8/18



The Read House Hotel         


827 Broad Street                                 

Chattanooga, TN 37402




Price - $149/night

Parking $15/day                            


Use Group code: ECHO18

Hotel is reportedly HAUNTED, for you thrill seekers!

Check it out: https://ghostcitytours.com/chattanooga/haunted-places/read-house-hotel/

Check In 3PM & Check Out 11AM

Reservations must be made by 8/18/18

40 rooms in group block




Holiday Inn Express & Suites Chattanooga-Hixson   


4820 Hixson Pike                                

Hixson, TN 37343                               



Price - $103/night                        

Parking - FREE                            

(Lowest Rate & only 10 minutes away)


Use Name: ECHO Training


Check In 3PM & Check out 11AM

Reservations must be made by 8/1/18

50 rooms in group block