ICSME 2024
Sun 6 - Fri 11 October 2024 Location to be announced

Why Flagstaff?

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Flagstaff’s mild summer climate.
Located in the mountains of northern Arizona, Flagstaff is not the Arizona experience you may expect. Flagstaff enjoys mild summer temperatures due to its high altitude (7000 feet = 2100 meters) and low humidity. In September, Flagstaff’s average high temperature in the afternoon is 23C (74F), and the low temperature in the middle of the night is 6C (42F).

Flagstaff: The Destination For All Seasons
Although Flagstaff only has a resident population of 70,000, it is a major tourist destination because of its proximity to Southwest tourist attractions. In the midst of the world’s largest contiguous Ponderosa pine forest, Flagstaff is a four-season hub of activity where an eclectic mix of small-town charm and endless outdoor adventure beckons. Echoes of a rugged pioneer past blend with modern-day innovation to create a destination full of activities to keep visitors busy both inside and out. Rich with excitement and alive with cultural diversity, beauty, and history, visitors worldwide are attracted to the clean mountain air, year-round outdoor recreation, lively festivals, and authentic historic charm.

The Hub of Northern Arizona: Only 80 Miles From Grand Canyon National Park
Situated at the crossroads of two major U.S. interstates, served by a regional airport and an Amtrak train depot, Flagstaff is an easily accessible destination for people seeking adventure, natural beauty, charm, and wide-open spaces of the American West. Some of the country’s most beautiful scenery surrounds Flagstaff, from the Coconino National Forest and the San Francisco Peaks, Arizona’s highest point (12,633 feet), to the Red Rocks of Sedona and rugged deserts of neighboring Native American nations. Grand Canyon National Park, Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument, Wupatki National Monument, and Meteor Crater are all within easy driving distance, as are many more archaeological treasures and attractions.

Hospitality Elevated
Flagstaff’s many hotel and motel accommodations, conference and meeting venues, bed and breakfasts, more than 200 restaurants, and nightspots await you with high country hospitality and elevated service. Flagstaff proudly boasts a wide variety of cultural, historic, and scientific attractions, including Lowell Observatory, the Museum of Northern Arizona, Riordan Mansion State Historic Park, The Arboretum at Flagstaff, and authentic Route 66 nostalgia. Play in the outdoors at Flagstaff Extreme Adventure Course, Arizona Snowbowl, and Arizona Nordic Village. While you are here, plan to use Flagstaff as your home base to explore some of the most spectacular scenery in the world. The city is only 80 miles (130 km) from the Grand Canyon and close to seven national monuments.

Paid excursions.
Trips to these tourist destinations will be organized by agencies who have proposed the following rates for past conferences in Flagstaff.
* Grand Canyon Sunset Tour, $130, about 8 hours
* Three Monuments Tour, $145, 5–6 hours
* Sedona with Red Rock Jeep Tour, $210, 5–6 hours

Additional Information
*City of Flagstaff Official Website
*Flagstaff Convention & Visitors Bureau
*Conference & Event Guide
*Flagstaff Visitor Guide