You’re invited to The Aurora Summit: Celebrating the Art, Culture, Science, and Photography of the Aurora Borealis! This event brings Aurora enthusiasts in the mid-latitudes together each year for a weekend workshop in the U.S.

You don’t have to be a scientist or a photographer to attend. We offer beginning, intermediate, and advanced sessions. Many of our guests are even trying to view the Northern Lights for the first time!

Have a specific question? Check out the FAQ!

Aurora Summit 21: Conference Schedule

The annual conference will be held virtually in the fall for a very low cost. Details will be posted as they become available, with registration launching in June. We’re excited to bring you Aurora Summit 21!

Virtual: Aurora Summit 21
Friday, Nov. 5 – Sunday, Nov. 7, 2021
Location: Online, Anywhere in the World
Admission: TBD
Register: Registration will launch on the website in June.

Explore past conferences. View the Archives!

Aurora Summit 20: Postponed

ATTENTION: Due to the global health pandemic and the economic challenges impacting so many people, the 4th Annual Aurora Summit has been postponed until 2021. 

Join us for the Aurora Summit! This three-day workshop celebrates the art, culture, science, and photography of the Aurora Borealis.

POSTPONED: Aurora Summit 20
Friday, Sept. 25 – Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020
The Washburn Inn & Harbor View Event Center
Washburn, Wisconsin
Registration Website: Pending

We’re planning a great weekend, featuring opportunities to hear from celebrities in the Aurora Chasing and Storm Chasing world, as well as scientists, photographers, artists, storytellers, astronomers and more. The event includes:

  • Featured Keynote Speaker
  • Educational Sessions
  • Night Sky Photography
  • Photography and/or Post Processing Workshops
  • Panel Discussion
  • Travelogue
  • Aurora Jeopardy
  • Prizes, Special Features & More

If we don’t see the Aurora Borealis and photograph it together at the Aurora Summit, you’ll leave knowing how to capture a good display on your own!

Want to know what an Aurora Summit looks like? Last time, we offered an amazing Schedule!

Featured Speakers

Coming Soon!
Check back to meet our keynote speaker and featured presenters for 2020.

Special Thanks: Thank you to all the presenters who expressed an interest on our website to participate in last year’s Aurora Summit. The selection process is very competitive. We appreciate your time and talents, and we hope you’ll consider us again next year!

A Look Back at Past Events

Discover everything the Aurora Summit brings to the community! Learn about our past keynote speakers and featured presenters below and in the Archives.

Our Keynote Speakers

We’re honored and grateful to work with fantastic keynote speakers, inviting a new individual to speak every year. Many phenomenal people have contributed their talents to the main event at the Aurora Summit, during the Saturday evening banquet and the night sky photography shoot that follows.

Invited Keynote Speakers:

Our Featured Presenters

We’re excited to welcome so many outstanding presenters to the Aurora Summit! As our way of saying thank you, we share information from past presenters on the Resources page. To learn about past presentations, visit the Archives.

Every year, many outstanding ideas and proposals are entered for presentations at the Aurora Summit, using the submission process on our website. With so much talent in the room, we have to make some tough choices.

Follow our social media to find out who will present at the next Aurora Summit!

Past Events

In our inaugural year, we welcomed guests from more than eight states and provinces, including guests from as far as Georgia and Manitoba.

Our Inaugural Event!
Aurora Summit 17
Celebrating the Art, Culture, Science, and Photography of the Aurora Borealis

Friday, Oct. 27 – Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017
Two Harbors, Minnesota
Register: (Closed)

Aurora Summit 18
Celebrating the Art, Culture, Science, and Photography of the Aurora Borealis

Friday, Nov. 2 – Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018
Two Harbors, Minnesota
Register: (Closed)

Aurora Summit 19
Friday, Nov. 1 – Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019
The Washburn Inn & Harbor View Event Center
Washburn, Wisconsin
Register: (Closed)

Aurora Summit 20
Friday, Sept. 25 – Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020
Washburn, Wisconsin

For more information about past events, visit the Archives.

Do you have more questions? Get answers with the FAQ.

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