2014 EU-US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium


We look forward to your participation at the 2014 EU-US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium, hosted by Boeing, to be held November 10-12 at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel in Seattle, Washington. 

Meeting Format

The symposium runs from Monday morning through Wednesday morning.  In order to achieve the objectives of the program, we ask that you attend all sessions of the entire symposium. This meeting is unlike other meetings you may attend where it is possible to pick and choose the sessions in which you wish to participate.  In addition to showing consideration toward all the speakers, who have worked hard preparing for this meeting, you will reap the maximum benefit from the symposium by participating fully in both the formal sessions and informal events over the course of the 2-½ day meeting. There is a welcome reception/registration on Sunday evening.

Posters: In addition to the technical talks given at the symposium, attendees will have the opportunity to present their work in an afternoon poster session on Monday, November 10.  These posters will be displayed throughout the meeting and provide an opportunity for every participant to share information about his/her work. The material presented can be on posters, but could also include—particularly for those from industry—videos, demonstrations of devices, etc. Posters can be a maximum of 121 cm (h) x 111 cm (w). Each participant will be provided a board upon which to affix his/her poster.

Tours: On Tuesday afternoon we will tour Boeing's Everett Plant. This is a walking tour so wear comfortable, closed-toed walking shoes. Carts are available for those with special needs. No photos are allowed.


The meeting will be held at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel.  It is served by Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) about 20 minutes away.

Fairmont Olympic  Hotel
411 University Street
Seattle, WA 98101
T: (206) 621-1700


A block of rooms has been reserved at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel. Because we have a group reservation, we will collect hotel information from you and submit it to the hotel.  Please do not contact the hotel directly.  To make a reservation, complete the online travel form by September 29. If you need to make changes to your hotel reservation after September 29, please contact Vanessa immediately. If a participant does not notify FOE staff or the hotel about cancelling/altering his or her room reservation 24 hours in advance, he or she will be billed for that room night. The negotiated hotel rate is $209 per night plus 15.6% occupancy tax and a $2.00 tourism fee. There is free wifi in the rooms.


The Fairmont Olympic Hotel is located 20 minutes from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA). The hotel does not offer complimentary shuttle service from SEA. To get to the hotel, you can take the Central Link Light Rail from SEA to the University Street light rail station for $2.75 one-way (see map below) or the Airport Shuttle Express from SEA to the hotel for $18 one-way via the Downtown Airporter. The Downtown Airporter leaves SEA for the Fairmont Olympic Hotel every 30 minutes. We have arranged for shuttle buses to go to the airport after the meeting ends, one departing at 11:30 am and another departing at 3:30 pm. If these bus times do not work for your departure time, you may use any of the above mentioned transportation options to get back to the airport.

Map of University Street Station on the Central Link Light Rail

Central Link Light Rail Schedule

Driving Directions to the Fairmont Olympic Hotel

If you are local and driving to the meeting, overnight self-parking is available at the Olympic Garage, located at the corner of 5th Avenue and Seneca Street, for $37/night. Self-parking and valet parking are not reimbursable.