COLORADO CONVENTION CENTER | DENVER
April 30 – May 3: Educational Program | May 1 - 3: Exhibits

Reasons to Attend AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2018

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

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Unmanned Safety Standdown

Tuesday, May 1 | 11:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Room: 112
Registration fees (separate registration required):

  • Standard (March 1 – April 28) $319, includes XPO Hall Pass
  • Onsite $349, includes XPO Hall Pass
 

The 2nd Annual Unmanned Safety Standdown, hosted by USI, is a one-day workshop tailored towards safety management for organizations of all sizes. The workshop offers program topics on UAS program management, designing manuals and documentation (e.g. SOPs, ERPs, etc.), safety risk management, remote pilot training & certification, UAS preventative/conditional maintenance, and industry standards & best practices. This one-day workshop culminates in a UAS Safety Endorsement from USI. Participants who attend this workshop will also earn education credits towards USI's Professional Remote Operator (PRO) certification.

This one-day workshop culminates in a UAS Safety Endorsement from USI. Participants who attend this workshop will also earn education credits towards USI's Professional Remote Operator (PRO) certification.

11:00 – 11:05   
Welcoming Remarks Presented by: Aaron Greenwald – USI President
11:05 – 11:10 Opening Remarks – Presented by: Michael M. Wilson – USI Director of Operations
11:10 – 11:40 Session I – Advanced Operations Waivers
11:40 – 11:55 Session I Interactive Discussion
Facilitator: Mr. Joe Morra – FAA – Director Safety & Integration Division – AUS-400
11:55 – 12:25 Session II – UAS Pilots Code
12:25 – 12:40 Session II Interactive Discussion
Facilitator: Dr. Kristy Kiernan – Assistant Professor – Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
12:40 – 1:10 Session III – Operations Functional Management & Organizational Structure
1:10 – 1:25 Session III Interactive Discussion
Facilitator – Michael M. Wilson – Director of Operations – Unmanned Safety Institute
1:25 – 1:55 Session IV – sUAS/UAS Organizational Risk & Industry Standards
1:55 – 2:10 Session IV Interactive Discussion
Facilitator: Calvin Rieb – Vice President – Argus Unmanned
2:10 – 2:40 Session V – sUAS/UAS Certification, Training, and Continuing Professional Development
2:40 – 2:55 Session V Interactive Discussion
Facilitator - Facilitator – Michael M. Wilson – Director of Operations – Unmanned Safety Institute
2:55 – 3:40 Session VI – Safety Lessons Learned from the Flight Line
3:40 – 3:55 Session VI Interactive Discussion
Facilitator – Joshua Ziering – CEO – KittyHawk
3:55 – 4:30 Session VII – SUAS/UAS Value Added Industry Best Practices
Forum Discussion

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PLEASE NOTE: To register for ONLY the Unmanned Safety Standdown, choose "Co-located Events ONLY" under "Registration Fees" on the online registration form. (See step-by-step registration instructions >>)