2017 German-American Frontiers of Engineering Symposium


We look forward to your participation at the 2017 GAFOE Symposium to be held March 31-April 2 at GE Aviation in Evendale, Ohio. 

Meeting Format

  • Symposium lasts 2½ days, from Friday morning until Sunday lunchtime.
  • Plan to attend all sessions to reap maximum benefit and show consideration to all speakers.
  • See the Preliminary Program and List of Sessions.


  • Each attendee should share information about their work during the poster session.
  • Posters remain on display throughout the meeting.
  • Maximum poster dimensions will be noted here at a later date.
  • In addition to posters, presentations could also be videos, demonstrations of devices, etc.
  • See more about the posters and poster session.

Meeting Location

Brian H. Rowe Learning Centre
GE Aviation
1 Neumann Way
Cincinnati, OH 45215
T: (949) 721-2200


  • A block of rooms has been reserved at the Holiday Inn Cincinnati N - West Chester
  • Group rate is $119 per night (plus 12.5% tax).
  • We will reserve your hotel room based on your request on the travel form, due Thursday, February 2.
  • Please do not contact the hotel directly to make a reservation.
  • We will email you hotel confirmation the week before the symposium.
  • You must provide a credit card or cash deposit for incidentals at check-in.
  • Check-in time is 3pm; check-out is 12 noon. 
  • If you need to make changes to your hotel reservation or if your travel plans change, please contact Sherri Hunter immediately.
  • If you do not notify FOE staff or the hotel about cancelling/altering your room reservation 24 hours in advance, you will be billed for that room night. 

Holiday Inn Cincinnati N - West Chester
5800 Muhlhauser Road
West Chester, Ohio  45069 
T: 1+ (513) 874-2744

Directions to the hotel

Ground Transportation

GE is providing group bus transportation to CVG at the conclusion of the symposium. To get from the airport to the hotel:

Shared Van

  • ​From CVG, Executive Transportation offers shared vans for up to seven passengers going to various destinations $50 one-way, $80 roundtrip, not including tip.
  • Advance reservation is recommended.
  • In the baggage claim area, go to door 4 and across from carousel #5 to find the Executive Transportation desk.


  • Taxis cost about $81 one-way.

Driving an Auto

  • If you are local and driving to the meeting, self-parking at the hotel is complimentary. 
  • Transportation between the hotel and GE Aviation will be provided each day so rental cars are not needed.
  • If you drive to GE, you will have to park outside the gate in front of the Learning Centre.
  • We encourage you to take advantage of the provided bus transportation each day instead.

Driving Directions to the Brian H. Rowe Learning Centre

German Visa Requirements

  • Germany is a visa waiver country so German citizens do not need visas, but pre-travel authorization is required. See this link.
  • Attendees from Germany who do not hold German passports should check the US Department of State website to determine whether you need a visa to enter the US.