Best Innovation: The Baker: A Recovery Optimization Engine at Southwest Airlines by Charles Cunningham/Ryan File, Southwest Airlines
Best Presentation: Employee Insights Finding the Unsung Heroes in our Frontline Workforce by Scott Wiederhold, American Airlines
Best Airline Update: Southwest Airlines
Best Vendor Presentation: The Weather Company
Also, a large Seattle-based aircraft manufacturer who wishes to remain anonymous.
Michael Clarke - firstname.lastname@example.org
Tim Niznik - email@example.com
Business Events - Business Casual
Welcome Reception - Business Casual
Social Events - Evening Casual
In most years, Seattle averages a daily maximum temperature for May that's between 63 and 68 degrees Fahrenheit (17 to 20 degrees Celsius). The minimum temperature usually falls between 47 and 50 °F (9 to 10 °C). The days at Seattle warm most quickly during May.
Networking Dinner - Tuesday 5/17
Experience a wonderful evening at Salty's on Alki Beach. Enjoy breathtaking views of Elliott Bay and the Seattle city skyline, like no other restaurant in Seattle. Enjoy award-winning Northwest seafood and steak cuisine and five-star diamond award friendly service.
Networking Dinner - Wednesday 5/18Enjoy an award winning dining experience in the comfort of the conference hotel. Relax and unwind with fellow delegates in preparation for the final day of the technical program, and optional Boeing factory tour!
Renton Factory Tour - Thursday 5/19Enjoy a tour of the historic Renton airplane factory, where the B-29, 707, 727, 757 and the first four 747s were built. Today, this factory is producing 42 737-NG and 737 MAX aircraft per month on a moving assembly line, as well as the military version of the 737 – the P-8A. The 737 is the best-selling jetliner in commercial aviation history with more than 12,000 sold! With approximately 24,000 737 flights per day, nearly a third of all commercial flights are on 737s
The official conference hotel is the Cedarbrook Lodge. Located less than five minutes from SeaTac International Airport and situated on eleven lush acres, surrounded by a perimeter of seven additional areas of natural restored wetlands, Cedarbrook reflects the ambiance of a discreet quintessentially Northwest hideaway. Additional hotel information is on their website http://www.cedarbrooklodge.com/
Seattle is a West Coast seaport city with an estimated 662,400 residents as of 2015, and the largest city in both the state of Washington and the Pacific Northwest region of North America. The city is situated on an isthmus between Puget Sound (an inlet of the Pacific Ocean) and Lake Washington, about 100 miles (160 km) south of the Canada–United States border. A major gateway for trade with Asia, Seattle is the third largest port in North America in terms of container handling as of 2015. Seattle–Tacoma International Airport, locally known as Sea-Tac Airport is operated by the Port of Seattle and provides commercial air service to destinations throughout the world. Closer to downtown, Boeing Field is used for general aviation, cargo flights, and testing/delivery of Boeing airliners.
During and after World War II, Boeing established Seattle as a center for aircraft manufacturing. Alaska Airlines, operating a hub at Seattle–Tacoma International Airport, maintains its headquarters in the city of SeaTac, next to the airport. The Seattle area developed as a technology center beginning in the 1980s, with companies like Microsoft becoming established in the region. In 1994 the Internet retail giant Amazon was founded in Seattle. The stream of new software, biotechnology, and Internet companies led to an economic revival.
Seattle also has a noteworthy musical history. It's early 20th century jazz scene developed the early careers of Ray Charles, Quincy Jones, Ernestine Anderson and others. Seattle is also the birthplace of rock musician Jimi Hendrix and the alternative rock style grunge with artists such as Nirvana, Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, Pearl Jam, and Mudhoney. Currently, the alternative rock scene is strong with bands such as Foo Fighters, The Presidents of the United States of America, The Posies, Modest Mouse, and Death Cab for Cutie.