We Hope to See You in Seattle!

ACI-NA’s Airports@Work Conference brings together the most complex facets of airport operations — safety, security, environment, technology, and technical affairs for a collaborative discussion about today’s challenges and tomorrow’s opportunities.

Who Should Attend

Any professional interested in learning about aviation trends or meeting industry leaders, including:

Environment – Join fellow airport environmental staff, experienced consultants and experts to learn about the latest developments on a variety of airport environmental topics, including regulatory updates. The information exchange begins with the eight environmental working groups meeting in break-out sessions, followed by a variety of panel sessions.

Security – The track offers the chance for airport safety and security professionals to meet with officials from TSA, FAA and other agencies and discuss current challenges facing North America’s airports.

Technology – Technology evolves by the minute, but is your airport able to keep up with the latest trends? Get up to speed on the ever-changing IT landscape and how to capitalize on the value of your airport’s IT infrastructure.

Operations – This is a “can’t miss” track for airport operations, safety, planning, and engineering professionals. The conference will feature interactive working group breakout sessions, a host of in-depth panel discussions, and regulatory updates from both sides of the US/Canada border.

Registration Information

Online registration is now available. Please click the link above to register. 

Early-Bird Registration
(Until March 3)

ACI-NA Member: $990 USD

Non-Member: $1,440 USD

Regular Registration
(After March 3)

ACI-NA Member: $1,240 USD

Non-Member: $1,690 USD

Hotel Information

Sheraton Grand Seattle
1400 6th Avenue
Seattle, Washington 98101

ACI-NA has reserved rooms at the Sheraton Grand Seattle. The discounted hotel rate for the TRADITIONAL room type is $245 USD single/double occupancy per night plus applicable taxes. To book online, please click here.

Please note: Other category/view room types are available at a higher rate.

The last day to reserve your room at the discounted rate is Friday, March 31, 2023.

Please note: Rooms may sell out at the discounted rate before the booking deadline. We encourage you to reserve your room early.

Sponsorship opportunities are available for the 2023 Airports@Work Conference. The deadline to secure sponsorship is Monday, March 27. Please contact Karynna at sponsorship@airportscouncil.org for additional details.

As we continue taking important steps to provide for the health and safety of our attendees, we ask that you review our COVID-19 information and policies below. By registering for this event you agree to adhere to the below policies to sustain a healthy and safe environment for our attendees. It’s important that we all respond responsibly and transparently to these health precautions. Any and all private health and personal data will be treated with confidentiality and sensitivity.

COVID-19 SAFETY INFORMATION

In order to provide for the health and safety of all conference attendees and staff, ACI-NA adheres to the relevant guidance provided by national public health officials in Canada and the U.S., and follows the unique health requirements imposed by the provinces, states, and localities in which our events take place. ACI-NA requests that anyone who is sick refrain from attending our meetings and that those who begin displaying any Covid-19 symptoms leave the meeting immediately.

RELEASE AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK

Attendees to ACI-NA conferences and events will be required to confirm agreement with the following Release and Assumption of Risk:

I HEREBY RELEASE, WAIVE AND FOREVER DISCHARGE ANY AND ALL LIABILITY, CLAIMS, AND DEMANDS OF WHATEVER KIND OR NATURE AGAINST AIRPORTS COUNCIL INTERNATIONAL – NORTH AMERICA AND ITS AFFILIATED PARTNERS AND SPONSORS, INCLUDING IN EACH CASE, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THEIR DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AND AGENTS (“RELEASED PARTIES”), EITHER IN LAW OR IN EQUITY, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY LAW, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO DAMAGES OR LOSSES CAUSED BY THE NEGLIGENCE, FAULT OR CONDUCT OF ANY KIND ON THE PART OF  THE RELEASED PARTIES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO DEATH, BODILY INJURY, ILLNESS, ECONOMIC LOSS OR OUT OF POCKET EXPENSES, OR LOSS OR DAMAGE TO PROPERTY, WHICH I, MY HEIRS, ASSIGNEES, NEXT OF KIN AND/OR LEGALLY APPOINTED OR DESIGNATED REPRESENTATIVES, MAY HAVE OR WHICH MAY HEREINAFTER ACCRUE ON MY BEHALF, WHICH ARISE OR MAY HEREAFTER ARISE FROM MY PARTICIPATION IN THE CONFERENCE OR EVENT.

I acknowledge and understand the following:

  1. Participation in the conference or event includes possible exposure to and illness from infectious diseases, including but not limited to COVID-19. While particular rules and personal discipline may reduce this risk, the risk of serious illness and death does exist.
  2. I knowingly and freely assume all such risks related to illness and infectious diseases, such as COVID-19, even if arising from the negligence or fault of the Released Parties.
  3. I hereby knowingly assume the risk of injury, harm, and loss associated with the conference or event, including any injury, harm, or loss caused by the negligence, fault, or conduct of any kind on the part of the Released Parties.

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport Tour Information

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) will offer two custom tour experiences for ACI-NA’s Airports@Work attendees on the afternoon of Thursday, April 27. Transportation will be provided from the Sheraton Grand Seattle Hotel to SEA. Buses will depart the hotel at 12:30 pm. For flight planning purposes, the tours will end at approximately 3:00 pm and will drop attendees off at the airport departure level. Each option is on a first come, first served basis. You may only choose to participate in one tour. Please see the description of each tour below.

Note: If you have a flight time before 3:00 pm ET on Thursday, April 27, we recommend that you do NOT participate in the tour.

For questions, please contact us at meetings@airportscouncil.org.

SEA Airfield Tour: Passenger volumes at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport grew from 31 million in 2010 to 52 million in 2019. To accommodate the demand, SEA is in the midst of a 10 year, $5 billion capital program that includes a new International Arrivals Facility, modernized N Concourse, an upgrade of the airport’s baggage system and a wide variety of other projects that expand capacity, reduce energy use and carbon emissions, and enhance the traveler experience. SEA is also investing in many environmental and sustainability initiatives to help reduce aircraft emissions and noise, support wildlife, and mitigate stormwater. Join SEA for a driving tour of the airfield to see new projects, hear about major initiatives and discuss innovative approaches to airport management that benefit travelers and the broader community.

International Arrivals Facility Tour: In March 2022, SEA celebrated the opening of its new International Arrivals Facility (IAF). The facility includes an iconic 85-foot-high aerial walkway with views of Mt. Rainier, the Olympic Mountains, and downtown Seattle, as well as the gorgeous Grand Hall, 450,000-square-foot space of baggage claim and customs processing that is more than four times the size of the previous space. In addition, the new facility nearly doubles the number of international gates; more than doubles passenger processing capacity; adds additional amenities that passengers need such as nursing rooms, pet relief areas, and restrooms throughout the customs journey; and includes a wide variety of green building elements and Pacific Northwest artwork. The IAF is the biggest “bags-first” U.S. Customs and Border Protection Federal Inspection Services area in the United States, and incorporates the newest facial recognition passenger processing technology.

Each tour is limited to 50 attendees. Seats are available to registered conference attendees on a first-come, first-served basis. ACI-NA cannot guarantee tour registrations after April 18, because the airport needs to secure tour clearance for each participant. Those with secured seats will be emailed the week before the conference with additional information. Please sign-up no later than Tuesday, April 18.

The working agenda at a glance is now available. Please continue checking back for updates!

Thank You to Our Host Airport

Thank You to Our Sponsors