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BFA National Convention




April 7-9, 2022




Event Symposium

April 6-7, 2022



Hotel Topeka at City Center

Topeka Kansas



   The Balloon Federation of America is thrilled to announce the 2022 National Convention. It will be held in Topeka, Kansas on April 7-9, 2022. The Convention will be at Hotel Topeka at City Center located at 1717 SW Topeka Blvd, Topeka, KS 66612.

   On March 26, 1961 the BFA was founded and will celebrate it's Diamond Anniversary (plus 1 year) at the 2022 Convention. The BFA National Conventions are held once every three or four years, for balloonists, by balloonists and includes World Class Speakers, a Trade Show with Industry leaders, Receptions and a Banquet. The Convention is your opportunity to exchange ideas, gain valuable knowledge with fellow ballooning enthusiasts and explore visions for the future of the sport of hot-air ballooning. In this regard, education and enrichment programs play an important part. Renew acquaintances and make new ones.baskets

   The Convention Committee has developed a varied educational program, which is sure to be of interest to balloon enthusiasts of all types. Sessions are scheduled multiple times to include: Weather, Training, Pre-Flight Planning, Landing Safety, Pilot Decision Making, Tips to Compete, Technology Practices, Manufacturers and many more topics. 

   There will be a trade show during the convention where you can see the latest equipment and technologies for hot-air balloons. The Convention is sure to be exciting, fun, and educational. Please help spread the word to the ballooning community by sharing this invitation with your friends and everyone interested in ballooning.

Shuttle Transportation between the Kansas City Airport and the Hotel Topeka at City Center will be provided. Shuttles leave the airport on Tuesday April 5 Noon and 4PM and Thursday April 7 Noon and 4PM. Shuttles leave the Hotel on Friday April 8 6AM and 10AM and Sunday April 10 at 6AM and 10AM. Cost is $75 per person round trip. Deadline to sign up for shuttle is February 28.



Book your room at Hotel Topeka - use this link for the special convention rate: 



Thursday April 7

    2:00-7:00 PM Registration 

    6:00-9:00 PM Reception

Friday April 8

    7:00-9:00 AM Registration

    7:00-8:45 AM Breakfast

    9:00-11:50 AM Speaking Sessions

    11:50-1:30 Lunch

    1:30-5:20 PM Speaking Sessions

    6:00-9:00 Reception

Saturday April 9

   7:00-8:45 AM Breakfast

   9:00-11:50 Speaking Sessions

   11:50-1:30 Lunch

   1:30-4:20 PM Speaking Sessions

   5:00-6:00 PM Happy Hour

   6:00-9:00 Banquet


See you in Topeka in April 2022!

Tim Cloyd

Chairman, BFA 2022 Convention