Social Events

VLDB Banquet

Wednesday, August 31, 6-10 p.m.


One banquet ticket is included with your full or student VLDB conference registration. Additional banquet tickets for guests or "workshop only" participants may be purchased for $100 per person. Tickets include: round-trip transportation via charter bus from the Westin Hotel to Museum, pre-dinner reception, banquet dinner.

The VLDB Banquet will take place in the Great Gallery of the The Museum of Flight. The museum captures the story of flight from the dawn of aviation to the Space Age and houses 54 of the world's most historic airplanes - authentic and in mint condition. Dozens of full-size aircraft are suspended from the ceiling of the steel and glass Great Gallery and appear to fly overhead in formation. At ground level visitors can examine up close such intriguing airplanes as the Blackbird spy plane and America's first presidential jet - the original Air Force One. The Museum of Flight is one of the largest air and space museums in the world, attracting more than 400,000 visitors annually.