IARC Venues

The International Aerial Robotics Competition is conducted at two venues. One venue is in the United States (the “American Venue”) at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia. The other venue (the "Asia/Pacific Venue”) will be at Beihang University in Beijing, People's Republic of China.

Teams can compete in Mission 7 at one or the other venue (not both) under the same rules. All procedures will apply equally at either venue. New teams will register at either the "American Venue" or the "Asia/Pacific Venue”.

Two venues operating on opposite sides of the planet -- competition arenas, judging, rules, and procedures will be uniform across both venues. Asian Judges and American Judges will confer, and representatives from both venues will be present at the each venue. A winner for Mission 7 could emerge from either venue. New entries for Mission 7 should consider which venue suits them best, but once a venue is chosen, teams must continue at that venue (no switching). The online Application Form provides a space for designating the venue of choice.


American Venue
The American Venue of the International Aerial Robotics Competition will be held in Atlanta, Georgia on the campus of the Georgia Institute of Technology. The venue is the Georgia Tech Campus Recreation Center, site of the 1996 Olympic swimming venue. Upon arrival in Atlanta, please make sure to check-in online by clicking here. Application fees can be paid via credit card here. Please ensure that you list "International Aerial Robotics Competition" in the "purpose for payment" field.
Campus Recreation Center


The nearest airport is:

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

Atlanta, Georgia (12 mi; 15 minute drive)

Served by the following airlines:
Aeromexico Air Canada Air France AirTrain Airways Alaska Airlines American Airlines British Airways Delta Air Lines Frontier AirLines KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Korean Air Lufthansa German Airlines Silver Airways Southwest Airlines Spirit Airlines United Airlines US Airways
and by the following car rental companies:
Advantage Alamo AVIS Budget Dollar Enterprise EZ Rent a Car Hertz National Payless Thrifty

Driving Directions

The Georgia Institute of Technology is easily reached from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport via I-75/85. Please see the detailed schedule for map links

MARTA/Tech Trolley Directions

MartaThe venue can also be reached via the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority rail system. The red or gold trains from the Airport station can be taken to the N4 Midtown station. Georgia Tech Trolley busses run a route from the N4 Midtown Station to campus. The closest Trolley stop to the Campus Recreation Center is the Student Health Center stop. The check-in and symposium location is at the Fuller E. Callaway Jr. Manufacturing Research Center Room 101. The Tech Trolley busses run on a 12 minute schedule along this route.

Arrival Instructions

The official schedule with maps and recommended parking locations can be found here.


The closest hotels to the venue (ordered by distance) are:
Hilton Garden Inn  Courtyard Mariott  Georgia Tech Hotel  Hampton Inn  Regency Suites Midtown  Mariott Midtown Inn  Hyatt Regency

Hardware / Hobby Stores

The closest hardware, electronics, and hobby stores to the venue (ordered by distance) are:

Asia/Pacific Venue (2017)
The 2017 Asia/Pacific Venue of the International Aerial Robotics Competition will be held at the Beihang University gymnasium in Beijing, People's Republic of China. The venue is located here. The point of contact for the Asia/Pacific Venue is 蔡振东 (Tsai Zhendong). He can be reached at 645438201@qq.com. Upon arrival in Beijing, please make sure to check-in online by clicking here. Asia/Pacific team entry fees can be paid per these instructions.



The nearest International airport to the venue is Beijing Capital International Airport.

1) Beijing Capital International Airport.

Shunyi, Beijing (29 km; 30 minute drive). Subway service is available via Line 10.

Served by the following airlines:
Aeroflot AirCanada AirChina AirFrance American Airlines Asiana Airlines British Airways Cathay Pacific China Eastern Airlines China Southern Airlines Delta Airlines Dragon Air Egypt Air Hainan Airlines Iran Air Japan Airlines KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Korean Air Lufthansa Qatar Airways Scandinavian Airlines Shandong Airlines Sichuan Airlines Swiss Air Thai Airways Turkish Airlines United Airlines Xiamen Airlines

Driving Directions

Click here for driving directions.


The closest hotels to the venue are:
  • Jingya Hotel
  • Yingjia Commercial Hotel
  • Nia Jia Hotel
  • Vision Hotel
  • De'an Hotel

Point of Contact for Asia/Pacific venue

Tsai Zhendong
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