The 2002 American Control Conference will be in Anchorage,
Alaska during May 8-10. Anchorage is a city of 250,000, on
the Cook Inlet, backed by the snow-capped Chugach Mountain
Range, facing Mt. McKinley, tempered by the Pacific Ocean
currents, and surrounded by wildlife, glaciers, and scenery.
At 20,320 feet McKinley is the tallest peak in North
America. In May, the average high is 54F, average
temperature is 47F, average rainfall is 0.6 inches and there
are nearly 20 hours of functional daylight. Culturally, the
region is full of native "Eskimo", Russian, explorer,
boomtown, and outdoorsman history, art, and gifts.
Anchorage is the start of the 1000-mile Iditerod Trail sled
dog race. For vacationers the combination of extended
daylight, mountains, wilderness, ski resorts, visible
wildlife, unique history, and the 39 feet tidal range of the
inlet all combine for wonderful memories.
Mark your calendars - 2002 ACC - May 8-10, 2002.
R. Russell Rhinehart
2002 ACC General Chair