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National Association of Rocketry Convention 2017

NARCON 2017 Registration has reached 200 and has CLOSED due to facility limits. Walk-in Registration will NOT be accepted.

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NARCON 2017 Participant Guide.

The NAR Convention for 2017 (NARCON 2017) will be held from Friday February 24 through Sunday February 26th, 2017 at the Crowne Plaza Dulles Airport Hotel, near Dulles Airport and the Udvar-Hazy Center of the National Air and Space Museum in Herndon, Virginia.  Host section is NOVAAR, the Northern Virginia Association of Rocketry, and the Event Director is Trip Barber.

NARCON 2017 will feature a huge amount of how-to and technical content in its programs.  There will be 28 different one-hour breakout groups on Saturday covering topics in rocketry and spaceflight; an NAR Town Hall with the NAR President, and an R&D competition with $1000 in cash prizes (sponsored by Aurora Flight Sciences) both on Friday evening.  A wide array of manufacturers will be showing off their products all day Saturday.  Our guest keynote speaker at the banquet Saturday evening will be Lee Piester, the founder of one of the hobby’s iconic companies, Centuri Engineering.

NARCON has a capacity limit of 200 attendees and has hit this limit as of February 9.  Registration is closed and walk-ins cannot be accepted.


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NARCON 2017 Promotional Flier.

The host hotel runs a shuttle van to/from Dulles Airport every 30 minutes from 5 AM to 11 PM, there are 17 restaurants within one block of the host hotel plus a good one (and a Starbucks) in the hotel, and we will be arranging carpools and van service to Udvar-Hazy on Sunday morning for our special tours at this museum so participants who fly in for NARCON should not need a rental car.  If you do, there is an Enterprise car rental operation in the hotel.

If you have questions that this website does not answer, please contact the Conference Director, Trip Barber, at <ahbarber@alum.mit.edu>.

NARCON-2017 Fees

  Item: Price:  

Registration per Person:

Registration has reached 200 and is now CLOSED.  Walk-in Registration will not be accepted.


TARC Team Student Members:

The $5 advance-registration fee will be refunded when the student checks in at the conference registration desk


NARCON-2017 Sweatshirt:

Sweatshirt ORDERS CLOSED on January 22.

$25 to 30.00
Banquet Dinner and Speaker (7 pm Saturday): $50.00
IMAX film “Space Station 3D” at Udar Hazy (9:15 am Sunday)  Learn about the movie here. $6.25

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