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2024 Terminal/Landside Track Highlights

Hello fellow friends, industry members, and colleagues! Jack and I are very excited to invite you to the 2024 Airport Planning, Design, and Construction Symposium, to be held in Salt Lake City, Utah, from March 5-7. We’re looking forward to bringing you thought-provoking panels and presentations to stimulate ideas on how we can best improve terminal/landside facilities for airports. As an industry, we continue to show how we are improving the passenger experience post-pandemic with the deployment of new technologies, adaptation to new terminal design, and adoption of construction techniques from other industries; all while ensuring airports reflect their local geographic and cultural sense of place. This year, as Track Host and Young Professional Host, we are proud to announce the workshop topics below to be included in this year's agenda. More updates to come as we fine-tune the program.

Digital Identification Program for Check-in

This session will focus on exciting new developments and successful deployments of touchless self-service airport passenger and baggage processing at the check-in journey at several airports. Hear about how the airlines are helping the industry go touchless in the check-in process and how airports are supporting such initiatives.

Wheels-up: The New Flight Path for Post-Pandemic Terminals

As we enter the next phase of the post-pandemic travel evolution, we are in a watershed moment across multiple industries from workplace, retail, transit, mobility, and wellness. These industries are having to shift their strategies and offerings to meet the changing needs of consumers. What can the world of aviation terminal design and operation learn from these adjacent industries to accelerate innovation and improve passenger experience? Come and learn about it.

Innovation in Aviation: The Future of Mass Timber

There is a growing trend of airport clients exploring the use of mass timber in their capital improvement program designs, not only for practical and aesthetic purposes, but to achieve an elevated level of sustainability. A panel consisting of Builder and A&E Design Firms will discuss the possibilities and opportunities of incorporating mass timber in project design for airports of various sizes. Join us to see if timber can be part of your program!

PDX Terminal Core Redevelopment – Roof Installation and Update

Join us to discuss innovative roof installation over existing terminal building while minimizing operational impacts. Panelists will share their experience on innovative roof installation techniques and methodology applied on this challenging project.

Innovative Blending of Art and Immersive Multimedia to Create a Sense of Place

Art is entering the terminal through permanent installations, rotating art exhibits, and more, all highlight ing local artists, history, and character. Meanwhile, airports are creating and engaging in unique local experiences with interactive/dynamic multimedia technology to enhance the passenger experience. Learn how airports are blending such programs to reflect the local sense of place.

On behalf of AAAE and ACC, and the 2024 Terminal/Landside Track, we look forward to seeing you in March, as you won’t want to miss it!
Enrique Melendez Jack Walfish
Enrique Melendez, C.M.
Terminal/Landside Track Host
Senior Special Systems Consultant
The JW Group, Inc.
Jack Walfish, CCNP, CCDP
Young Professional Terminal/Landside Track Host
The JW Group, Inc.