April 29 – May 1, 2020
Mayo Civic Center
Rochester, MN

Conference web page

Submit a presentation


About the Conference


The annual Minnesota Airports Conference features experts in aviation and aerospace fields sharing their experiences in general assembly presentations, workshops, and open forums. The conference offers educational sessions on airport management and administration, technical topics, safety, professional development, and maintenance operations. It also includes an industry trade show and an awards and recognition program.

The conference provides a forum for airport managers, staff, and administrative professionals to build a community network for exchanging best practices and learning from one another. Staff from MnDOT Aeronautics and the FAA, as well as MCOA board members, will be available to answer questions and provide the latest updates and funding opportunities

Call for Presentations

At this time, the conference planning committee is soliciting presentation ideas for the 2020 conference. Presentations are encouraged to highlight innovative and emerging topics or trends as well as technical, maintenance, operations, and safety-related issues. A list of suggested presentation topics is available on the conference website, but submissions in other topic areas will also be considered.

Consultants, airport personnel, council members, and others who are passionate about our aviation system are welcome to submit presentation ideas. If you don’t have a specific presentation idea to share, suggestions for topics that you would like to learn more about or topics you would like to hear addressed by presenters from MnDOT and the FAA are also encouraged.

Lecture, panel, and activity-based presentations are welcome. Presentations may be 20 or 45 minutes in length.

Presentation Submissions

Please submit your presentation ideas by completing the online form. Presentation ideas will be reviewed on an ongoing basis, so early submissions are encouraged. The final deadline for submissions is September 27, 2019. The conference planning committee will notify submitters by mid-November whether their submission has been accepted for presentation.

Submissions should include a title, session description, and an explanation of why your topic will be of interest to a wide range of aviation professionals, as well as known or suggested presenters. Entire panel sessions may be submitted as one presentation. Please limit your session descriptions to 450 words or less.

You may submit more than one presentation for consideration, but you must complete a separate online submission form for each presentation.

More Information

For more information, please visit the conference web page or contact Katherine Stanley at or 612-626-1023.