The 2013 American Control Conference, June 17 - 19, Washington, DC

Sponsoring Organizations

Social Events

Opening Reception

Sunday, June 16, 6:30pm - 8:30pm, Grand Ballroom

Awards Ceremony

Tuesday, June 18, 11:20am-12:10pm, Grand Ballroom North

All conference attendees are encouraged to attend the announcements of the annual AACC and ACC awards. Come celebrate accomplishments in our field!

Coffee Breaks

Coffee breaks will be held 9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday in the foyer areas on the Ballroom level.

Conference Banquet Dinner

Tuesday, June 18, 7pm-10:30pm, National Air and Space Museum (NASM)

You must bring your ticket to the NASM event. You will not be allowed to enter without a ticket!

The traditional conference banquet will be transformed to an evening (see menu) at the National Air and Space Museum (NASM) on the National Mall. The buffet style dinner will enable attendees to eat, network, and stroll around and enjoy the many exhibits and activities at the NASM.

ACC attendees and their guests will have exclusive use of the museum for the evening, including free screenings of shows in NASM's IMAX Theater and Planetarium as well as opportunities to try the fun National Mall Ride Simulators and/or Interactive Flight Simulators. While there normally is a charge for the simulators during the regular museum hours, ACC attendees and their guests will be able to try the simulators free of charge at our banquet. Museum docents will also be available throughout the evening to discuss various exhibits with interested attendees.

Attendees will be able to see the following IMAX and Planetarium shows during our conference banquet evening on June 18. Again, while there normally is a charge for these shows during the regular museum hours, the shows are free for our attendees and their guests at our conference banquet.

Schedule of Albert Einstein Planetarium shows during our banquet:

  • 7:45 p.m.: The Stars Tonight, if NASM staff are available (otherwise, Dynamic Earth will be shown)
  • 8:30 p.m.: Undiscovered Worlds
  • 9:15 p.m.: Dynamic Earth
  • 10:00 p.m.: Journey to the Stars
Schedule of Lockheed Martin IMAX theater shows during our banquet:
  • 8:00 p.m.: To Fly!
  • 9:00 p.m.: Hubble 3D
  • 10:00 p.m.: Space Junk 3D
More information about these shows can be found at

NASM is about 1 mile (about 8 blocks) south of the conference hotel. It is a pleasant walk through the heart of the city. Shuttle buses will also be available. They will run continuously between the hotel and the museum, starting from 6:30pm until 10:30pm. At the conference hotel, the shuttle bus pick-up location is on the K Street side of the hotel. At the NASM, attendees are welcome to use both entrances: Independence Ave at Sixth Street and Jefferson Drive on the Mall.

A banquet ticket is included with the registration packets for Member, Non-Member, and Student/Retiree registrants. Additional conference banquet tickets can also be purchased for $75 each. Children under 4 are free.

Closing Reception

Wednesday, June 19, 7:00pm - 9:00pm, Grand Ballroom

The ACC closing reception will be held at the Grand Ballroom. Please come celebrate, with your friends and colleagues, the closing of the ACC.

Conference Submission Site

Conference Registration Site
Hotel Reservation Site

Key Dates
Draft Manuscripts:
Due September 17, 2012 (closed)

Nomination for
Best Student Paper Award:
Nov 2, 2012 (closed)

Acceptance/Rejection Notice:
by January 31, 2013

Final Manuscript Submission:
due March 15, 2013

Sponsorship Opportunities
Sponsor ACC 2013 and
have your logo featured here.

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

Contacts for Sponsors:

Haitham Hindi
[email protected]
(Vice Chair for Industry & Applications)

Sean Andersson
[email protected]
(Exhibits Chair)

Lucy Pao
[email protected]
(General Chair)