Former Black Hawk Pilot and Chief Warrant Officer 4 (Ret.) Michael J. Durant will deliver the keynote address at IAPMO's 75th Annual Education and Business Conference Sept. 27, 2004, at the Reno Hilton.

One of the pilots shot down in 1993 and taken prisoner for 11 days, Durant's story was detailed in the bestselling book, Black Hawk Down. Durant's personal account of his experience In the Company of Heroes was published in 2003.

The keynote speech will begin at 1 p.m. Sept. 27. Industry professionals that are not members of IAPMO are welcome to attend the keynote address as well as all other events, including educational seminars and workshops. Nonmember attendees can pick up a "day" pass from the registration desk, beginning Sept. 25 at 3:00 p.m. at the Reno Hilton. For more information about the conference, contact IAPMO GROUP Marketing Director Scott Marshutz at (909) 472-4141, Membership Services Manager Tricia Schwenke at (909) 472-4100 or visit