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AHAC 2017 – Minneapolis, MN

AHAC 2017 – Minneapolis, MN

Conference Registration

Registration is now closed for the conference.  If you have any questions or issues with registration, please contact us at conference@stratoballooning.org.

Abstract/Paper Submission

Authors that wish to submit an abstract may submit their abstract and papers using the button below.  Please note that this will take you to another site.  Our paper submission system is hosted by DePaul University and their BePress system.

All paper submissions must be submitted with the AIAA format.  An author kit can be found on the AIAA Website.

 Paper Submission Site

Additional information is below.  You can also find Hotel information here or Transportation information here.


We have a hotel room block for non-smoking rooms with two double beds in each at the Days Hotel on University https://www.wyndhamhotels.com/days-inn/minneapolis-minnesota/days-inn-hotel-university-ave-se/overview# for $99 per night (plus tax).  A limited number of roll-away beds are also available for $10 per night – inquire directly about those.  When you contact them at 612-623-3999 to make reservations, ask for the “Academic High Altitude Conference 2017” room block. This room block will expire on Sept. 26, 2017, so don’t delay to reserve the room(s) you need. Breakfast is included.


There is free parking at the hotel, if you have a car. But the hotel is easy to reach by light rail train from the airport and all venues for AHAC 2017 are within walking distance of the hotel, so if you are flying in you really don’t need a rental car. (Even if driving, you’ll probably just want to leave your car at the hotel while the conference is in session.) To get to the hotel from the airport, take a Blue Line train toward Minneapolis https://www.metrotransit.org/metro-blue-line, get off at U.S. Bank Stadium, cross the tracks and catch a Green Line train toward St. Paul https://www.metrotransit.org/metro-green-line, then get off at Stadium Village. The Days Hotel University is immediately to the east of that station. Campus is immediately to the west, so you will be walking past that light rail station as you go to AHAC 2017 venues.

Additional information and more details about conference venues will be posted later.

Important Dates for the conference

Registration Opens – June 16th, 2017

Early Bird Registration closes – September 30th, 2017

Registration closes – October 12th, 2017*

*Please note, there will be limited walk-ins available and it will be on a first come, first serve basis.

Paper and Poster Important Dates

Call for paper announced – June 16th, 2017

Paper and Poster Abstracts Due – September 21st, 2017

Abstract acceptance announced – Septemeber 25th, 2017

Draft papers due – October 16th, 2017

Electronic submission of posters – October 26th, 2017

Presentation slides for oral papers due – October 26th, 2017

Feedback on draft papers given to authors – November 10th, 2017

Final Paper Due – December 8th, 2017

The SBA plans to have all papers published by the end of 2017 or early 2018.