International Conference on Lightning & Static Electricity 2019 (ICOLSE 2019)

The International Conference on Lightning and Static Electricity (ICOLSE) will be co-hosted by Wichita State University’s (WSU) National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR) and Electro Magnetic Applications, Inc. (EMA) at the National Center for Aviation Training in Wichita, Kansas, USA, on September 10 – 13, 2019.

ICOLSE, which takes place 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.

Conference Venue – National Center for Aviation Training

ICOLSE 2019 will take place at the National Center for Aviation Training on 4004 N. Webb Rd., Wichita, KS 67226. Details about how to get to NCAT can be found in this PDF. The campus map for NCAT is in this PDF.


The recommended airport is ICT: Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport

Conference Hotels

Shuttle service will be provided at Wichita Courtyard East and Candlewood Suites Wichita Northeast.

Hotel Name Address Book-by Date Discount Name
Wichita Courtyard East (Shuttles to NCAT provided) 2975 N Webb Rd, Wichita, KS 67226 8/15/2019 NIAR Conference Rate*

*can only be used for reservations over the phone

Candlewood Suites Wichita Northeast (Shuttles to NCAT provided) 3141 N Webb Rd, Wichita, KS 67226 8/1/2019 ICOLSE 2019
Hampton Inn Wichita Northeast 2433 N Greenwich Rd, Wichita, KS 67226 8/10/2019 Use Booking Link
Holiday Inn Express and Suites Wichita Northeast 2340 N Greenwich Rd, Wichita, KS 67226 9/1/2019 NIAR Conference 2019
Residence Inn Wichita East at Plazzio 1212 N Greenwich Rd, Wichita, KS 67206 8/10/2019 NIAR