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Minnesota Airports Conference

2021 Minnesota Airports Conference

April 28–30, 2021

About the Event

The Minnesota Airports Conference planning committee is currently monitoring COVID-19 developments and assessing format options for delivering the conference in 2021.

The conference will continue to feature experts in aviation and aerospace fields sharing their experiences, best practices, and expertise.

More information will be posted here as it becomes available.

Call for Presentations

At this time, the conference planning committee is soliciting presentation ideas for the 2021 conference. Presentations are encouraged to highlight innovative and emerging topics or trends. Specific topics to consider include CIPs, grant administration, pavements, technical, maintenance, operations, and safety-related issues.

As we consider topics to offer during the conference, we are also interested in learning more about airport needs specific to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. What has your airport been dealing with since the pandemic began? What areas could your airport use help with?

Needs to consider:

  • Pandemic planning
  • Redeveloping your airport
  • Financial planning—airport debt vs. upfront investment
  • CARES Act funding (did it set precedence for grant distribution?)
  • How an airport factors into national emergency response
  • Setting up mutual aid agreements with community partners

In addition, if you have an idea for a presentation on one of the example needs, including a best practice or innovative solution that supports any of these topics, we would like to hear from you!

Consultants, airport personnel, council members, and others who are passionate about our aviation system are welcome to submit presentation ideas or needs.

Please submit your ideas by completing the online form. The final deadline for submissions is September 18, 2020.


Participant registration will be available in early 2021.

Who Should Attend

The conference focuses on airport management, operations, and maintenance, but it is open to anyone interested in aviation.

More Information

For more information, please contact Katherine Stanley at or 612-626-1023.

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