Experience all the latest unmanned systems tech FOR ONLY $50! This Thursday only check out the largest expo hall in unmanned systems: 350,000+ sq. ft., 650+ innovative companies, 20+ industries, 25+ products and services and 6 International Pavilions.

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Five inspiring general sessions with commercial and defense leaders who are driving our industry forward.

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Experience the latest technology across air, land and sea in our 350,000 sq. ft. Exhibit Hall, filled with 600+ exhibitors ready to solve your toughest challenges.

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Our 25+ focused tracks ensure you get a fresh perspective, cutting-edge education and clarity on the latest industry advances in an environment optimized for peer-to-peer learning.

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Canada Pavilion
Gryphon Sensors
Fischer Connectors
DRS Technologies
Centerstate CEO
Textron Systems
UK Pavilion


Coordinates Magazine
Defense House Publishing
Defense News and C4ISR
Defense Daily
EE Catalog
Electronics Valley
Expansion Solutions
Flight International
Flight Global
GIM International
GPS World
IHS Jane's
Inside GNSS
Marine Technology
Microwave Journal
Military Embedded Systems
Nuts and Volts
Ocean News & Technology
Point of Beginning
Robotics Tomorrow
Rotor Drone
Rotorcraft Pro
Rotor and Wing
Servo Magazine
Sea Power
Sea Technology
Tactical Defense Media
UAS Magazine
Unmanned Tech Solutions
Via Satellite
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Networking Opportunities

First Timers Reception

First Timers Reception

Monday, May 2
5:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Registration, Lobby E

First time at XPONENTIAL? Make friends and get to know other first time attendees right before the Welcome Reception.

Welcome Reception

Welcome Reception

Monday, May 2
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Registration, Lobby E

Sponsored by: Northrop Grumman

Attendees planning to begin their week with our exciting conference programming on Monday will close out their day with an opportunity to network with the great speakers and panelists featured that day.

VIP Club

Exhibit Hall Networking Receptions

Tuesday, May 3
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, May 4
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, May 5
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Sponsored by: FlirAerovironmentGryphon Sensors

Have a chance to reconnect with exhibitors and other attendees at the end of the day in a relaxed atmosphere. Enjoy the innovative displays of technology and great conversation.

Startup Showdown

Startup Showdown Happy Hour

Wednesday, May 4
4:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Sponsored by: Commercial Drone Fund

Three finalists will emerge from fifteen semi-finalists to compete in the Startup Showdown in the XPONENTIAL General Session room. During the Startup Showdown, finalists will have six minutes each to pitch their business to the panel, and will then have a six-minute live question and answer session with the judges.

The Mix

The Mix

Wednesday, May 4
7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Generations Hall
310 Andrew Higgins Dr | New Orleans

Sponsored by: Northrop Grumman

Experience New Orleans’ most famous neighborhoods, fun-loving spirit and mouthwatering treats as AUVSI transforms historic Generations Hall into a one-stop tour of the city. Generations Hall offers a glimpse into a bygone era of New Orleans’ rich history. Originally built in the 1820’s as a sugar refinery, it now showcases artwork by prominent artists George Schmidt and Xavier deCallatay that trace the history of New Orleans proudest export: jazz.

Join old and new friends to experience New Orleans’ unique culture. As you arrive you grab some beignets in the Café du Monde courtyard and head inside to experience Frenchmen Street, the hub of the local music and artist community. Make your way to The Treme, New Orleans’ oldest African-American neighborhood and home to Congo Square, where you might run into the Voodoo Priestess Marie Laveau as she passes out gris gris bags and tells the story of historic women. Next, find your way to the French Quarter and Bourbon Street to experience a live jazz band, human statues, strolling absinthe fairies and much more. Generations Hall is walking distance from many hotels in the AUVSI block. Shuttles will be leaving at 6:30 pm from the hotels listed on the shuttle schedule.

Networking Tools

Introducing Connect Networking for Exhibitors and Attendees

New this year for XPONENTIAL 2016 is Connect, a new networking portal for exhibitors and attendees.

Connect enables you to:

  • Search for exhibitors, products, and sessions
  • Create lists of your favorites and add them to your personal itinerary for the show
  • Email and request on-site appointments with exhibitors

Login to My Show to start connecting today.


Meetup Networking at XPONENTIAL 2016

Networking is essential at tradeshows! AUVSI is offering a way for attendees to better network during receptions in communities created for like-minded individuals. AUVSI has identified six topic areas for attendees to meetup and talk about daily.
Meetup for these topics at the listed location:

  • Precision Agriculture – Booth 1729 – Sponsored by Aerovironment
  • Defense – Booth 2713
  • Energy/Utilities – Booth 171
  • Ground – Booth 1675
  • Mapping – Booth 2102
  • Oil/Gas – Booth 126

General Session Networking

To maximize the networking possibilities at XPONENTIAL, AUVSI has created designated networking tables in the General Session. Ribbons marked with specific subjects will be available outside of the General Session. Simply select the topics that interest you and attach the ribbon to your badge. Forty-four tables devoted to eleven unique topics will be marked with a colored lamp, corresponding with a ribbon color. Take a seat and soon your table will be filling up with like-minded individuals.

Ribbons and networking tables are available for the following topics:

  • Airspace Integration Policy & Regulation
  • Commercial UAS Markets
  • Energy, Oil, Gas & Utilities
  • Agriculture
  • Construction & Mining
  • Maritime Vehicle Operations
  • Autonomy Research
  • Sensors & Payloads
  • Ground Robot Interoperability
  • Unmanned Systems & Big Data
  • Maritime Vehicle Technology Challenges