ICOLSE returns to North America for the first time in 6 years to the Air Capital of the World, Wichita, Kansas, where over 25% of the world’s aircraft have been made and many aviation pioneers got their start.

ICOLSE, held every two years, focuses on lightning phenomenology, effects on and protection of aircraft and other air vehicles, and a wide variety of ground-based systems and facilities such as alternative energy (wind, solar), space launch, telecom, and recreational theme parks. Conference sessions will also address static electricity generation, effects, and protection for aerospace vehicles and industrial facilities that experience the effects of static electricity.

Early bird registration is now open! At $275, reserve your spot now. Spots are limited, to ensure your ability to attend ICOLSE 2019 register now. After July 12th registration will increase to $325. Full details and the registration link are live at the link below. Join our mailing list to stay up to date on ICOLSE 2019.

There are a limited number of scholarships available for students who are interested in learning more about lightning phenomenology and the effects on and protection of aircraft and other air vehicles. More information is available in this document.

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Wichita is the largest city in Kansas.  Located on the Arkansas River, the city began as a trading post on the Chisholm Trail in the 1860s and was incorporated in 1870.  It subsequently became the destination for cattle drives North from Texas to railroads, earning it the nickname “Cowtown”.  In the 1920s and 1930s, businessmen and aeronautical engineers established aircraft manufacturing companies in Wichita.  Home to multiple aircraft manufactures such as Textron Aviation, Bombardier, Spirit AeroSystems, and Boeing.  The city was transformed into a hub of U.S. aircraft production and became known as “The Air Capital of the World”.  Today there are many interesting sites in the Wichita area including botanical gardens, the Cosmosphere, the Kansas Aviation Museum, the Sedgwick County Zoo, Old Town, and the Keeper of the Plains.

Important Dates

May 1, 2018 Call for papers
Nov. 20 , 2018 Earlybird conference registration opens ($275)
Feb. 22, 2019 Deadline for abstracts
Feb. 28, 2019 Notification of abstract acceptance
May 20, 2019 Deadline for paper submission
June 30, 2019 Notification of paper acceptance
July 31, 2019 Deadline for final version of papers
August 12, 2019 Earlybird registration ends ($325)
Sept. 10-13, 2019 ICOLSE conference

Our Hosts and Venue: NIAR and EMA at the National Center for Aviation Training in Wichita, Kansas, USA

The National Institute for Aviation Research is a department of Wichita State University specializing in aviation research and technology.

EMA is a world leader in the analysis of electromagnetic effects offering consulting, modeling, and testing for electromagnetic design certification.

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