The Academic High Altitude Conference (AHAC) is an annual conference that is run in coordination with the Stratospheric Ballooning Association, Iowa State University and the Iowa Space Grant Consortium. The conference has a focus in high altitude balloons used for STEM education, research, and technology development. The conference is held each year in June at Iowa State University.

The Academic High Altitude Conference Proceedings are published by the Stratospheric Ballooning Association and the Iowa State University Digital Press.