Accelerator Events

The Airport Innovation Accelerator brings airport leaders together with innovators, regulators, and key stakeholders to craft the future of airports together.  Throughout the year, the Accelerator hosts innovation gatherings to explore the art of the possible, discuss new and emerging opportunities, and to collaborate on the most pressing issues in airports.

Each event is founded on 3 core principles:

  • Know the Airport Environment: procurement, oversight, financials, regulations, and state/local ordinances play a role in how airports work, our innovation efforts need to be relevant to and effective in airports
  • Look Beyond Airports: fresh perspectives on new problems can yield amazing results, each event is intended to infuse best practices, emerging solutions, and innovation leadership from outside the airport community
  • Results: the Accelerator is measured on the value brought into airports; a key element of every Accelerator event is coordinated action towards common goals.

Upcoming Events

5th Annual Airport Innovation Forum
Date: July 10-12 
Location: Chicago, IL

Airport Innovation Forum

The Airport Innovation Forum is the premier event for creating the future of airports. Through inspirational keynotes, airport roundtables, and interactive workshops, the Forum provides a unique opportunity for airport leaders to explore the art of the possible with industry leaders, regulators, and key stakeholders.

Previous Forums
  • 4th Annual Airport Innovation Forum (July 16-18. 2018; Atlanta, GA) (View Program)
  • 3rd Annual Airport Innovation Forum (July 12-13, 2017; Seattle, WA) (View Program )
  • 2nd Annual Airport Innovation Forum (October 11-13, 2016; San Jose, CA) (View Program )
  • 1st Annual Airport Innovation Forum (November 12-13, 2015; San Francisco, CA) (View Program)

Solution Summits

Solution Summits are facilitated workshops hosted by the Airport Innovation Accelerator to drive meaningful innovation in airports. We believe that powerful ideas are cultivated at the intersection of airports, their key stakeholders (i.e. airlines, regulators), and the innovation community. Solution Summits create a special place where each group has a seat at the table and a vested interest in moving the industry forward.