April 30 – May 3: Educational Program | May 1 - 3: Exhibits

TODAY goes behind the scenes at XPONENTIAL

The Spot for Cutting-Edge Education

XPONENTIAL 2018 offers a broad-based, balanced educational program brimming with cutting-edge content and inspirational insights—from policy implications and technical challenges to use cases across vertical markets and everything in between.

The Spot for an Interactive Experience

Check out all of the show features designed to shape your XPONENTIAL experience:

The Spot for Immersive Learning

XPONENTIAL puts the power of knowledge in your hands through a comprehensive educational program that brings the industry’s newest developments to the forefront and offers expert insight into the issues that are driving the forward momentum of the unmanned systems movement.

Through more than 200 hours of programming on the most timely and trending topics in unmanned systems—from the latest research on BVLOS drone options to state-of-the-art developments in artificial intelligence and from big data to counter-UAS—XPONENTIAL is the spot where new ideas are imagined, questions are answered, best practices are shared, and solutions are provided.

With a focus on four impactful tracks—Policy, Technology, Business Solutions and Trending Topics—XPONENTIAL leaves no corner of the industry uncovered. And with a wide variety of forums for learning, from cutting-edge keynotes and workshops to panels, theater presentations and group discussions, the unique educational platform covers all bases, ensuring optimal learning opportunities for attendees seeking the knowledge—and power—to propel their business forward.

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All XPONENTIAL educational sessions will fall into at least one primary track. These tracks will help you identify large selections of presentations and discussions addressing broad topics of interest to the unmanned community.



During these sessions, leaders shaping unmanned systems regulation and policy relay the information that matters to you and your business. With dedicated panel discussions, tailored presentations and numerous opportunities to connect, you will emerge from XPONENTIAL armed with the most up-to-date insights from key regulators and policy makers.



These curated sessions will allow you to stay up-to-date on the latest technology trends and advancements impacting unmanned systems and robotics including artificial intelligence, machine learning, payload advancements as well as software and hardware developments. Discover how advanced capabilities can fit within your technology roadmap, R&D initiatives and business strategy.

Business Solutions


During these sessions you will hear directly from enterprise, commercial, defense and government users of unmanned systems. Learn best practices, explore potential applications and study real-world use cases to deepen your understanding of integrating drones, robotics and maritime systems into your business operation.

Trending Topics


Looking for content addressing the industry’s fastest growing markets or top technology trends? These sessions have you covered. From the latest research and updates on BVLOS drone options to state-of-the-art developments in AI, you’ll hear from leaders who are pushing the envelope by tackling the industry’s most difficult challenges and addressing near-term opportunities.