The 59th Annual Symposium hosted by Boeing and Alaska Airlines will be September 30 – October 4, 2019 in Seattle, Washington, USA.
As always, this year's Symposium will offer the latest innovation in airline operations research and analytics. Various topics to be discussed include airline operations, airline strategy, cargo logistics, crew scheduling, e-commerce, information technology, OR management, revenue management, robust planning, and scheduling planning.
"We have several exciting workshops planned for this year’s symposium” Rodrigo Acuna-Agost, the Symposium Technical Co-Chair explains. “The main novelty for this year is that we will be more explicit in encouraging submissions on artificial intelligence and machine learning to enrich our technical program. We are aiming to grow the AGIFORS community with new members creating synergies on complementary fields. As a consequence, we will better serve the new challenges and emerging use cases originated by the increasing amount of data generated by the airline industry.”
Representatives from airlines, air transport associations, universities, industrial research labs, and consultants will discuss new ideas and present technical papers. The conference includes a vendor program for you to review the latest products. Come and share with us your ideas, thoughts, current trends, philosophies, and latest technological advances on any of the above or related topics.
For more information or if you have any questions, please contact:
Agenda and technical program
Please find the detailed agenda and the technical program here:
High level Agenda (tentative)
Above times may change without advance notice.
Location for all technical meetings: Metropole Room
Location for the reception and gala: Garden Room
The conference will be held at
Fairmont Olympic Hotel
411 University St.
Seattle, WA 98101
Telephone: +1 (206) 621-1700
The Seattle Fairmont Olympic is located approximately 15 miles from the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. In addition to taxis and transportation network companies (like Uber and Lyft), there is a light rail line that connects the airport to downtown. The hotel is located two blocks from the University Street Station (walk up the steep hill to the hotel). See https://www.portseattle.org/page/public-transit-link-light-rail for information on how to get to the light rail line from the airport.
Information on social events
Boeing Factory Tour
On Wednesday afternoon, we will take a tour of Boeing’s Everett Factory Tour and the Future of Flight Aviation Center (25 miles north of Seattle) in Mukilteo, WA. See https://www.futureofflight.org/boeing-tour-seattle for additional information.
Harbor Cruise of Seattle Waterfront
On Wednesday evening, we will have dinner on a privately chartered boat while cruising the harbor and seeing the Seattle Waterfront.
Departure point for Dinner Cruise:
1101 Alaskan Way
Boarding time: 6:00 PM
Departure time: 6:30 PM
Return time: 9:30 PM
Business casual attire is appropriate for all business sessions and the Welcome Reception. Please bring a light sweater or jacket as meeting rooms can be cool. Casual dress is appropriate for the afternoon/evening social event; please wear comfortable shoes.
More formal attire (suite and tie) is expected for the Gala Banquet on Thursday evening.
If you need an invitation letter to get a visa, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wi-Fi NETWORK: Fairmont_Meeting
Ken Wang Celebration
Sally Bellmaine, widow of the late Ken Wang, will be attending the Annual Symposium in Seattle in celebration of a new Ken Wang Distinguished AGIFORS SCHOLAR program that will be launched in 2020. As part of this celebration, Sally has invited many former AGIFORS Fellows, colleagues, and friends to attend the AGIFORS events. The Ken Wang celebration program, organized by Sally, includes the following:
Those guests who have confirmed include:
If you are not on the list above, but plan on attending as one of Sally’s guests, please email Laurie Garrow at Laurie.Garrow@agifors.org so we can make sure to include you in the activities above!
Shipping Information for Vendors
Individuals who need to ship materials can work with the UPS Store located inside the Fairmont Olympic Hotel. Individuals must contact the UPS Store in advance to let them know that materials are being shipped. Additional information on shipping policies is available here. Contact information for the UPS Store is located here: https://locations.theupsstore.com/wa/seattle/411-university-st.