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

Onsite registration is available.

Early-Bird Registration
(Until March 3)

ACI-NA Member: $990 USD

Non-Member: $1,440 USD

U.S./Canadian Federal Government: $500

Regular Registration
(After March 3)

ACI-NA Member: $1,240 USD

Non-Member: $1,690 USD

U.S./Canadian Federal Government: $500

Hotel Information

Sheraton Grand Seattle
1400 6th Avenue
Seattle, Washington 98101

The deadline to secure sponsorship is Monday, March 27. Please contact Karynna at sponsorship@airportscouncil.org for additional details.

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 3:30 pm and will drop attendees off at the airport departure level. Please see the description of each tour below.

Note: If you have a flight time before 4:00 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.

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 final agenda at a glance is available.

Thank You to Our Host Airport

Thank You to Our Sponsors