2023 Minnesota Airports Conference

2023 Minnesota Airports Conference

April 26–28, 2023

Alexandria, MN

About the Event

This annual event featured experts in aviation and aerospace fields sharing their experiences in general assembly presentations, workshops, and open forums. 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.

    Conference highlights included:

    • A keynote presentation by Tim Eggebraaten, 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.
    • General sessions on topics including the Minnesota State Aviation System Plan update, pavement maintenance, navaids, effective communication and collaboration with elected officials, and more
    • Concurrent sessions on PAPIs, airport leases, wildlife management, and runway pavement maintenance
    • An attendee welcome session and expanded networking opportunities
    • A poster showcase of MCOA project award nominees
    • An awards and recognition program
    • An exhibit hall featuring innovative products and services
    • The Minnesota Council of Airports annual meeting
    Photo highlights from the 2023 conference

    Conference Presentations

    Browse available presentation slides from the conference.

    More Information

    With questions, 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).