2023 Minnesota Airports Conference

April 26–28, 2023

Alexandria, MN

About the Event

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Mark your calendar for the 2023 conference! The annual event features experts in aviation and aerospace fields sharing their experiences in general assembly presentations, workshops, and open forums. The conference, held in conjunction with the Minnesota Council of Airports annual meeting, also includes technical and safety presentations, an industry trade show, and an awards and recognition program.

The conference aims to deliver the most up-to-date and advanced information for Minnesota aviation professionals and provide an opportunity for industry and government officials to exchange ideas on funding, trends, airport management, operations, maintenance, and best practices.

This year, the conference will feature Tim Eggebraaten as keynote speaker. Tim is a sought-after national speaker and gifted storyteller with a powerful and witty perspective on balance, growth, leadership, and life. He worked in the criminal justice field for nearly 28 years and is an expert at working the beat.

The conference will once again include an Attendee Welcome session and expanded networking opportunities. In addition, we will be displaying MCOA project award nominations throughout the vendor area. We hope this will spark conversations and recognize all the amazing project nominees.


Registration will be available in February 2023.

Become a Sponsor/Exhibitor

Learn about becoming a sponsor/exhibitor at the 2023 conference.


Accommodations are available at reduced conference rates of $109–$139 plus tax per night at the Arrowwood Resort & Conference Center. To book a room, please call 866-386-5263 or 320-762-1124 and request a reservation for the Minnesota Airports Conference. Special rates are guaranteed until March 26, 2023.

There are also some recreational discounts available to conference attendees. If the golf course is open, Arrowwood will offer a rate $49.00 for 18 holes of golf with a cart or $25.00 for 9 holes of golf with a cart for (rates are based on 2 people per cart). The resort spa will offer a discount of $10 off any $50 dollar service.

More Information

For more information, please contact Katherine Stanley at [email protected] or 612-626-1023.


The conference is brought to you by the Minnesota Council of Airports and the Minnesota Department of Transportation and facilitated by the Airport Technical Assistance Program (AirTAP).