POSTPONED!!! Northern Illinois Rocketry Conference 2020 (NIRCON 2020)


NOTE: This event was cancelled in 2020 and it is now unlikely that it will be able to happen in 2021.

A one day convention modeled on the NAR’s national NARCON event with speakers, rocket display with “People’s Choice” voting for best model, and a prize raffle, sponsored by the Fox Valley Rocketeers (FVR), NAR Section #683.

When: Saturday, March 14, 2020. (Moved later than normal due to schedule conflicts among FVR members). Registration opens at 8:15 AM and conference activities begin at 9:00 AM

Where: Woodstock North High School

Google Map Link: tbd


Raffle Tickets / Lunch:
$7 – Lunch: Sandwich, chips and drink or $10 – Lunch AND 4 raffle tickets
Additional Raffle Tickets $1 / Six for $5

Workshops: (subject to change):
Standard Sled Designs for Rocket Electronics - Sather Ranum
Refurbish Your Fleet - Mike Moran
Gimbaling Your Scale Model - Guy Gehlhausen
Superroc Stiffness Analysis - Bob Zurek
Razor Plane: It's not for shaving - Bob Kaplow
Juno to Jupiter - Bill Higgins

Rocket Display: “People’s Choice” awards for both Adult and “Best Junior (under 18) Model”. Bring your best birds to show the rest of the world your rocketry skill.