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

Monday, April 30, 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM

  • Room: 102
Kickstart your workflow by learning about Pix4D's recommended best practices when capturing and processing your imagery. This is a technical workshop for professionals using drones in their practice. The workshop will introduce you to creating accurate reconstructions and improving your results. By registering for this workshop you are eligible to receive... read more...
  • Co-located Event

Monday, April 30, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Room: 104/106
The Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Weather Forum provides a platform for UAS operators; federal and state agencies; weather researchers and providers; trade groups; safety and insurance groups; UAS manufacturers; and others to Share experiences with expected and unexpected weather impacts Engage in a dialogue about weather needs for UAS operations Collect requirements for... read more...
  • Co-located Event

Monday, April 30, 1:30 PM - 1:45 PM

  • Room: 303
We've all seen the impressive video, images and map created by UAS's.  But what are we really seeing?  In this rapid, visual presentation, Bob (or Dr. Gann, you pick) will share some of the history of digital imaging system, both visual and non, and maybe more importantly, how what the... read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Robert Gann
Deputy Director
Center of Excellence for Advanced Technology Aerial Firefighting
Tracks:
  • PechaKucha

Monday, April 30, 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

  • Room: 203
Speaker(s)
  • Intermediate
  • Technical Session
  • Room: 207
Speaker(s)
  • Intermediate
  • Technical Session
  • Room: 401/402
Speaker(s)
  • Stand Alone Presentation
  • Room: 405/406
Speaker(s)
  • Intermediate
  • Stand Alone Presentation

Monday, April 30, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

  • Room: 201
The MCoE is developieng Unmanned Systems concepts, desired capabilities and experimentation events to help foster, develop and promote these technologies for the warfighter. This session will detail the MCoE’s current efforts in robotics and autonomous systems....
Speaker(s)
Speaker
COL John Pirog
Director, Maneuver Battle Lab
The Maneuver Center of Excellence
Speaker
Edwin Davis
Deputy Director, Maneuver Battle Lab
The Maneuver Center of Excellence
Speaker
Keith Singleton
Chief, Unmanned Systems Team
Maneuver Battle Lab
  • Stand Alone Presentation

Monday, April 30, 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

  • Room: 205
As CPUs and GPUs have shrunk in size while increasing in power, many have considered shifting processing from cloud computing to localized options closer to the data source – aka on the “Edge”. While the impacts of Edge computing will be seen broadly, there is exceptional potential in the commercial... read more...
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Arnaud Thiercelin
Head of US R&D
DJI
Panelist
Edward Koch
CTO
Automodality
Panelist
Jono Millin
Co-Founder and CPO
DroneDeploy
Panelist
Tony Poon
VP of Product
Skycatch
Moderator
David Benowitz
Enterprise Marketing Manager
DJI
Tracks:
  • Panels

Monday, April 30, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

  • Room: 108/110
With the fast advancement of small Drones (sUAS) across the globe, Security departments in commercial organizations are scrambling to become familiar with the threat vectors that Drones represent, as well as how to deploy this new technology as a force-multiplying asset within their environments. Learn from a panel of professionals... read more...
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Jason Cansler
Chief Operating Officer
UASidekick LLC
Panelist
Kevin Berent
Senior Program Manager
Electric Power Research Institute, Inc.
Panelist
Mark Schreiber
President, Principal Consultant
Safeguards Consulting, Inc.
Panelist
Nathan Ruff
Managing Director
Coalition of UAS Professionals
Tracks:
  • Panels

Monday, April 30, 1:45 PM - 2:00 PM

  • Room: 303
The Center of Excellence for Advanced Technology Aerial Firefighting (CoE) is the research and development branch of Colorado's state fire agency. The CoE is working with military and homeland security cooperators to develop the Team Awareness Kit apps for firefighting, and will present on the ability of this app platform... read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Brad Schmidt
Wildland Fire Technology Specialist
Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control
  • PechaKucha

Monday, April 30, 2:00 PM - 2:15 PM

  • Room: 303
In many cases, last year was the first substantial integration of using drones to respond to natural disasters.  Learn how the State of Florida and its critical infrastructure planned, prepared and responded to the unpredictable path of Hurricane IRMA.  Gain insight into how drone technology does not replace humans and... read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Stephen Myers
Founder
Angel Eyes UAV, LLC
  • PechaKucha

Monday, April 30, 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Monday, April 30, 2:15 PM - 2:30 PM

  • Room: 303
During her talk, Eve McConnell, Lead Visual Communication Specialist for one of the largest energy companies in the nation, will provide insight into the ever-growing demand for visuals during emergency response situations. Eve will expand on her successful use of cutting-edge technology, such as drone imagery, during Hurricane Irma and... read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Eve McConnell
Lead Visual Communication Specialist
Florida Power & Light Company
  • PechaKucha

Monday, April 30, 2:15 PM - 3:30 PM

  • Room: 301/302
Speaker(s)
  • Panels
  • Room: 405/406
Speaker(s)
  • Panels

Monday, April 30, 2:15 PM - 3:45 PM

  • Room: 401/402
Many manufacturers are developing unmanned aerial/aircraft systems.  However, to date there is no consistent and standardized performance assessment available for these systems.  The manufacturer provides specifications and capabilities, which are self-reported, and no independent assessment is available.   Understanding performance of unmanned aircraft systems under variety of wind conditions, and failure... read more...
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Andrew Thurling
Chief Technology Officer
NUAIR
Panelist
Chris Courtney
Chief Pilot & VP of Flight Operations
Measure
Panelist
Earl Lawrence
Director, UAS Integration Office
Federal Aviation Administration UAS Integration Office
Panelist
Ibrahim Jilani
Senior Business Development Manager, Energy Systems & e-Mobility
UL LLC
Panelist
Jennifer Richter
Partner
Aikin Gump
Panelist
Paul Deppe
Senior Director, Flight Operations
Calspan Corporation
Moderator
Parimal Kopardekar
NASA
  • Panels

Monday, April 30, 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Monday, April 30, 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Monday, April 30, 3:15 PM - 3:45 PM

Monday, April 30, 3:45 PM - 4:15 PM

  • Room: 205
Speaker(s)
Tracks:
  • Novice
  • Technical Session

Monday, April 30, 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

  • Room: 207
The Cooperative UAS and Robots for Remote EOD (CURRE) is an effort to combine existing technology from different naval domains, Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) and Unmanned Air Systems (UAS).  This union will allow remote prosecution of an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) by an Unmanned EOD Robot.  This technology could keep... read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Aaron O'Toole
Robotics Engineer
Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division
Speaker
Carl Fahrner
Systems Enginner - Autonomy Initiative
U.S. Navy - NAVAIR
  • Stand Alone Presentation

Monday, April 30, 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

Monday, April 30, 4:15 PM - 4:45 PM

  • Room: 201
Speaker(s)
  • Intermediate
  • Technical Session
  • Room: 205
Speaker(s)
Tracks:
  • Expert
  • Technical Session

Monday, April 30, 4:45 PM - 5:15 PM

  • Room: 201
Speaker(s)
  • Expert
  • Technical Session
  • Room: 205
Speaker(s)
Tracks:
  • Intermediate
  • Technical Session
  • Room: 207
Speaker(s)
  • Stand Alone Presentation

Tuesday, May 01, 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM

  • Room: 102
Kickstart your workflow by learning about Pix4D's recommended best practices when capturing and processing your imagery. This is a technical workshop for professionals using drones in their practice. The workshop will introduce you to creating accurate reconstructions and improving your results. By registering for this workshop you are eligible to receive... read more...
  • Co-located Event

Tuesday, May 01, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

  • Room: Mile High Ballroom
The Unmanned Economy As the futuristic world of unmanned systems, intelligent robotics and drones unfolds, what may once have seemed like science fiction is now becoming a reality. These technologies are changing the way we work, live and play, and they will have a significant impact on our lives in... read more...
Speaker(s)
Keynote Speaker
Brian Wynne
President and CEO
AUVSI
Keynote Speaker
Dallas Brooks
Director, Raspet Flight Research Laboratory
Mississippi State University
Keynote Speaker
David Autor
Ford Professor of Economics and Associate Head, Department of Economics
MIT
Keynote Speaker
Michael Chasen
CEO
PrecisionHawk
Keynote Host
Sara Blackmer
President
RAVE Computer
Keynote Speaker
Steven Bradbury
General Counsel
U.S. Department of Transportation
Tracks:
  • Keynotes

Tuesday, May 01, 10:30 AM - 5:30 PM

  • Room: XPO Hall- Growing the Industry Hub
Speaker(s)
  • Intermediate
  • Poster Session
  • Room: XPO Hall- Growing the Industry Hub
Speaker(s)
  • Intermediate
  • Poster Session
  • Room: XPO Hall- Growing the Industry Hub
Speaker(s)
  • Intermediate
  • Poster Session
  • Room: XPO Hall- Growing the Industry Hub
Speaker(s)
  • Expert
  • Poster Session
  • Room: XPO Hall- Growing the Industry Hub
Speaker(s)
  • Intermediate
  • Poster Session
  • Room: XPO Hall- Growing the Industry Hub
Speaker(s)
  • Novice
  • Poster Session
  • Room: XPO Hall- Growing the Industry Hub
Speaker(s)
  • Intermediate
  • Poster Session
  • Room: XPO Hall- Growing the Industry Hub
Speaker(s)
  • Intermediate
  • Poster Session

Tuesday, May 01, 11:00 AM - 11:15 AM

  • Room: 303
Without proper training, a drone pilot can unintentionally stress the wildlife they encounter. With the foolproof flight protocols we have created, you can accomplish your flight mission without disturbing wildlife. As a drone pilot that knows how to work safely around wildlife, you will be far more valuable to an... read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Alicia Amerson
Alimosphere, LLC
  • PechaKucha

Tuesday, May 01, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

  • Room: 201
Speaker(s)
  • Stand Alone Presentation
  • Room: 205
Speaker(s)
Tracks:
  • Stand Alone Presentation
  • Room: 207
Speaker(s)
Tracks:
  • Intermediate
  • Stand Alone Presentation
  • Room: XPO Hall- Starting Point Theater
Speaker(s)
  • Intermediate
  • Starting Point Theater

Tuesday, May 01, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Tuesday, May 01, 11:00 AM - 4:30 PM

  • Room: 112
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... read more...
  • Co-located Event

Tuesday, May 01, 11:15 AM - 11:30 AM

  • Room: 303
Ten years of research, integration, testing and training by the Dept. of the Interior has proven that the UAS technology is here to stay.Previous proof-of-concept project successes with using UAS are now showing a very rapid adoption by all the DOI agencies for routine use with this exciting new tool for... read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Jeff Sloan
UAS National Project Office Lead
U.S. Geological Survey
  • PechaKucha

Tuesday, May 01, 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Room: XPO Hall- Starting Point Theater
Providing attendees with 60 real-world practical tips they need to succeed as a UAS Service Provider across most industries. Creating and building a successful UAV commercial business requires more than FAA Part 107 rules & regulations compliance and airspace waivers. Business Fundamentals: We will provide 60 mission-critical tips for start-up... read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Enrico Schaefer
UAV Attorney
Traverse Legal PLC & DroneLaw.pro
  • Novice
  • Starting Point Theater

Tuesday, May 01, 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

  • Room: XPO Hall- Solutions Theater
  • Special Feature

Tuesday, May 01, 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM

  • Room: 201
Speaker(s)
  • Intermediate
  • Stand Alone Presentation
  • Room: 203
Speaker(s)
  • Intermediate
  • Stand Alone Presentation
  • Room: 205
Speaker(s)
  • Stand Alone Presentation

Tuesday, May 01, 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

  • Room: Growing the Industry Theater- Booth 1237
Speaker(s)
  • Growing the Industry Theater
  • Room: XPO Hall- Starting Point Theater
Speaker(s)
  • Intermediate
  • Starting Point Theater

Tuesday, May 01, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

  • Room: 108/110
Regardless of your role in the UAS industry, whether you are a designer or manufacturer of UAS technology, a third-party seller, or a forward-looking end-user from either the defense or the commercial sectors, and whether your role is that of a technologists, engineer, end-users, decision maker, policy maker or strategists,... read more...
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Jeffrey Homola
UAS Traffic Management (UTM) Project Integration and Testing Lead
NASA Ames Research Center
Panelist
Jonathan Evans
Head of Innovation
Skyward, A Verizon company
Moderator
Andrew Lacher
Autonomy Integration and Adoption Lead, Transportation Transformation Technical Center
The MITRE Corporation
Speaker
Dave Vos
CEO
Tebogo LLC
Speaker
Guy Bar-Nahum
CTO
Airspace Systems, Inc
Speaker
Matthew Johnson
Research Scientist
IHMC
  • Co-located Event

Tuesday, May 01, 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Tuesday, May 01, 12:30 PM - 12:45 PM

  • Room: Growing the Industry Theater- Booth 1237
  • Growing the Industry Theater

Tuesday, May 01, 1:00 PM - 1:15 PM

  • Room: 303
From Flying to Film... A new opportunity to break into Hollywood using drones.  How to start out, the shots needed, and a look  behind the scenes from local cable to national TV productions that are using drones. ...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Skip Fredricks
Drone Cinematographer / Fight Instructor
Hollywood Drones / Unmanned Vehicle University
  • PechaKucha

Tuesday, May 01, 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

  • Room: 205
Speaker(s)
  • Intermediate
  • Technical Session
  • Room: 207
Speaker(s)
  • Expert
  • Technical Session
  • Room: 304
Speaker(s)
  • Stand Alone Presentation
  • Room: Growing the Industry Theater- Booth 1237
Speaker(s)
  • Growing the Industry Theater
  • Room: XPO Hall- Starting Point Theater
Speaker(s)
  • Intermediate
  • Starting Point Theater

Tuesday, May 01, 1:15 PM - 1:30 PM

  • Room: 303
Pre 333 exemption, aerial shots were achieved by professionals with a pilot’s license. The helicopter was the most common tool used to carry camera packages, which restricted aerial imagery due to financial and practical restraints. UAS are more than just an alternative to the helicopter and they have expanded creative... read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Joel Petersen
Drone Services Manager
B&G Oilfield Services
  • PechaKucha

Tuesday, May 01, 1:30 PM - 1:45 PM

  • Room: 303
Working as a drone operator for the film industry can take you to all corners of the globe but its not always glamorous. Take a behind the scenes view of the operations of XM2, aerial cinematographers to the stars. ...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Aaron Corera
Drone Pilot and Safety Manager
XM2 Aerial
  • PechaKucha

Tuesday, May 01, 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

  • Room: 201
Speaker(s)
  • Intermediate
  • Technical Session
  • Room: 203
Speaker(s)
  • Novice
  • Technical Session
  • Room: 205
Speaker(s)
  • Technical Session
  • Room: Growing the Industry Theater- Booth 1237
  • Growing the Industry Theater
  • Room: XPO Hall- Starting Point Theater
Speaker(s)
  • Intermediate
  • Starting Point Theater

Tuesday, May 01, 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

  • Room: 304
From wildfires to house fires in an urban setting, getting an initial picture of the situation is invaluable for responders on the ground. Unmanned aircraft provide the ability for firefighters to have “eyes on” the situation before deciding on a course of action. This panel will explore how UAS are... read more...
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Christopher Sadler
Assistant Chief
York County Fire and Life Safety
Panelist
Coitt Kessler
Program Manager, Robotic Emergency Deployment (RED) Team
Austin Fire Department
Panelist
Rick Young
Fire Prevention Officer / Investigator / UAS Program Coordinator
Castle Rock Fire and Rescue Department
Panelist
Ryan Peterson
Battalion Chief
Orem (UT) Fire Department
Moderator
Charles Werner
Chair
National Council on Public Safety UAS
  • Panels

Tuesday, May 01, 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

  • Room: 104/106
AHS International — The Vertical Flight Technical Society — presents a special interactive panel with top innovation leaders from Uber, Aurora Flight Sciences, Bell and Sikorsky to discuss the latest in autonomous vertical flight for manned and unmanned aircraft. From electric air taxis to unmanned helicopters, this interactive panel will... read more...
  • Co-located Event

Tuesday, May 01, 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

  • Room: 201
Speaker(s)
  • Intermediate
  • Technical Session
  • Room: 205
Speaker(s)
  • Expert
  • Technical Session
  • Room: 207
Speaker(s)
  • Intermediate
  • Technical Session
  • Room: Growing the Industry Theater- Booth 1237
  • Growing the Industry Theater
  • Room: XPO Hall- Solutions Theater
Speaker(s)
  • Special Feature
  • Room: XPO Hall- Starting Point Theater
Speaker(s)
  • Starting Point Theater

Tuesday, May 01, 2:15 PM - 3:00 PM

  • Room: 304
This discussion features federal government perspectives on UAS operations for public safety applications. Insights from DHS, FAA, NCIS, FEMA and the White House OSTP will be presented....
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Ethan Klein
Policy Advisor, Emerging Technologies
Office of Science and Technology Policy
Panelist
Joe Morra
Manager, Safety and Integration Division
Federal Aviation Administration UAS Integration Office
Panelist
Jonathan Robbins
Supervisory Special Agent
NCIS UAS Operations San Diego
Panelist
Mike Kaminski
NIMS Resource Management
FEMA
Panelist
Scott Brunner
Deputy Assistant Director
FBI - Critical Incident Response Group
Moderator
Scott Sanders
President
Ausley Associates, Inc.
  • Panels

Tuesday, May 01, 2:30 PM - 2:45 PM

  • Room: Growing the Industry Theater- Booth 1237
  • Growing the Industry Theater

Tuesday, May 01, 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

  • Room: 205
Speaker(s)
Tracks:
  • Intermediate
  • Technical Session
  • Room: 303
Speaker(s)
  • Stand Alone Presentation
  • Room: 401/402
Speaker(s)
  • Novice
  • Stand Alone Presentation
  • Room: XPO Hall- Solutions Theater
Speaker(s)
Tracks:
  • Solutions Theater

Tuesday, May 01, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

  • Room: 405/406
The ocean covers more than seventy percent of our planet’s surface, yet much of it is unexplored. Autonomous technology is pushing into this “new frontier” and developing at a breakneck speed.  Over the next decade, sea-based autonomous technologies will transform the defense industry, the shipping and transportation industry, and the... read more...
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Don Jagoe
Senior Director, Business Development
Liquid Robotics
Panelist
Michael Johnson
CEO
Sea Machines Robotics
Panelist
Thiru Vikram
CEO
Buffalo Automation
Panelist
Wayne Prender
VP
Textron Systems
Moderator
Laura Hill
Attorney
Perkins Coie
  • Panels

Tuesday, May 01, 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

  • Room: 304
Speaker(s)
  • Stand Alone Presentation
  • Room: XPO Hall- Starting Point Theater
Speaker(s)
  • Starting Point Theater

Tuesday, May 01, 3:15 PM - 3:45 PM

  • Room: 303
Speaker(s)
  • Expert
  • Stand Alone Presentation
  • Room: 401/402
Speaker(s)
  • Expert
  • Stand Alone Presentation
  • Room: 403/404
Speaker(s)
  • Stand Alone Presentation

Tuesday, May 01, 3:15 PM - 4:30 PM

  • Room: 301/302
Join us for an innovative discussion forum and dedicated time of networking. This is an exclusive opportunity for you to join leaders in our community who are shaping the future of the industry. This session is your opportunity to meet with small groups for a moderated discussion on key areas of... read more...
Speaker(s)
Discussion Leader
Abby Speicher
CEO and Founder
DARTdrones Flight School
Discussion Leader
Anna Gomez
Attorney At Law
Wiley Rein LLP
Discussion Leader
Beth Martin
Engineer
Northrop Grumman Corporation
Discussion Leader
Cindy Ng
Director of Marketing , UAV Group
Intel
Discussion Leader
Dyan Gibbens
Founder and President
Trumbull Unmanned
Discussion Leader
Efrat Fenigson
VP Marketing
Airobotics
Discussion Leader
Gretchen West
Senior Advisor
Hogan Lovells
Discussion Leader
Jessica Moody
Marketing Manager
Skyward, A Verizon company
Discussion Leader
Karen Joyce
She Flies/ James Cook University
Moderator
Sara Blackmer
President
RAVE Computer
Discussion Leader
Sarah Spry
UAS Business Manager with the Waterloo Wellington Flight Centre
Waterloo Wellington Flight Centre
Discussion Leader
Suzy Young
Director, Office of Research
University of Alabama
Discussion Leader
Wendy Erikson
Women And Drones
  • Special Feature

Tuesday, May 01, 3:30 PM - 3:45 PM

  • Room: Growing the Industry Theater- Booth 1237
  • Growing the Industry Theater

Tuesday, May 01, 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

  • Room: XPO Hall- Starting Point Theater
Speaker(s)
  • Starting Point Theater

Tuesday, May 01, 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM

  • Room: 304
There are many aspects to consider when developing a UAS training program. With so many programs and options available, it can be difficult for public agencies to identify the right programs to meet their needs. This panel session features companies that are currently working with police and fire departments around... read more...
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Jon McBride
Vice President of Technology
RMUS
Panelist
Mike Uleski
Public Safety Flight Instructor
DARTdrones
Panelist
Scott Strimple
Owner
The Drone Flight School
Moderator
Joshua Brown
Chief Executive Officer
Icarus Aerospace
  • Panels

Tuesday, May 01, 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

  • Room: 303
Speaker(s)
  • Intermediate
  • Stand Alone Presentation
  • Room: 401/402
Speaker(s)
  • Expert
  • Stand Alone Presentation
  • Room: 405/406
Speaker(s)
  • Stand Alone Presentation
  • Room: Growing the Industry Theater- Booth 1237
Speaker(s)
  • Growing the Industry Theater
  • Room: XPO Hall- Solutions Theater
Speaker(s)
  • Solutions Theater
  • Room: XPO Hall- Starting Point Theater
Speaker(s)
  • Starting Point Theater

Wednesday, May 02, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

  • Room: Mile High Ballroom
The Unmanned Lifestyle The age of AI, digital connectivity, automation and intelligent machines has arrived. Even though the “Jetson lifestyle” isn’t upon us just yet, technology advancements have drastically changed our lives in just a few short years. Our Wednesday keynotes will continue to build on the ideas and concepts presented... read more...
Speaker(s)
Keynote Speaker
Eduardo Martinez
President
UPS Foundation
Keynote Host
Sara Blackmer
President
RAVE Computer
Keynote Speaker
Stephanie Hill
Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy & Business Development
Lockheed Martin
Keynote Speaker
Zeynep Tufekci
Associate Professor at the School of Information and Library Science
University of North Carolina
Tracks:
  • Keynotes

Wednesday, May 02, 10:30 AM - 5:30 PM

  • Room: XPO Hall- Growing the Industry Hub
Speaker(s)
  • Expert
  • Poster Session
  • Room: XPO Hall- Growing the Industry Hub
Speaker(s)
  • Expert
  • Poster Session
  • Room: XPO Hall- Growing the Industry Hub
Speaker(s)
  • Intermediate
  • Poster Session
  • Room: XPO Hall- Growing the Industry Hub
Speaker(s)
Tracks:
  • Intermediate
  • Poster Session
  • Room: XPO Hall- Growing the Industry Hub
Speaker(s)
  • Intermediate
  • Poster Session
  • Room: XPO Hall- Growing the Industry Hub
Speaker(s)
  • Intermediate
  • Poster Session
  • Room: XPO Hall- Growing the Industry Hub
Speaker(s)
Tracks:
  • Intermediate
  • Poster Session
  • Room: XPO Hall- Growing the Industry Hub
Speaker(s)
  • Intermediate
  • Poster Session

Wednesday, May 02, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

  • Room: 207
Speaker(s)
Tracks:
  • Intermediate
  • Stand Alone Presentation
  • Room: 304
Speaker(s)
  • Stand Alone Presentation
  • Room: XPO Hall- Solutions Theater
Speaker(s)
  • Solutions Theater

Wednesday, May 02, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Room: 405/406
Speaker(s)
  • Panels
  • Room: XPO Hall- Starting Point Theater
Speaker(s)
Tracks:
  • Starting Point Theater

Wednesday, May 02, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

  • Room: 102
  • Co-located Event
  • Room: 104/106
  • Co-located Event

Wednesday, May 02, 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Room: 304
Speaker(s)
  • Stand Alone Presentation
  • Room: XPO Hall- Solutions Theater
Speaker(s)
  • Solutions Theater

Wednesday, May 02, 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM

  • Room: 201
Speaker(s)
Tracks:
  • Intermediate
  • Stand Alone Presentation
  • Room: 203
Speaker(s)
Tracks:
  • Intermediate
  • Stand Alone Presentation
  • Room: 207
Speaker(s)
  • Intermediate
  • Stand Alone Presentation

Wednesday, May 02, 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

  • Room: 304
Drone technology is being used more and more to assist in critical situations where human safety, data collection, and efficiency are all measured by the minute. With busy roadways, distracted drivers and pressure to keep traffic congestion at a minimum, first responders are using unmanned aircraft to assist in accident... read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Drew Jurkofsky
President
Petauro Systems
  • Stand Alone Presentation

Wednesday, May 02, 12:30 PM - 12:45 PM

  • Room: Growing the Industry Theater - Booth 1237
  • Growing the Industry Theater

Wednesday, May 02, 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

  • Room: XPO Hall- Solutions Theater
Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) is launching its new advanced UAV solutions for the rapidly growing commercial UAV market, focusing initially on of Agriculture, Oil & Gas, and First Response applications. The presentation will highlight IAI's concept for commercial UAV operation, data analysis and distribution of data products. A case study of... read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Dor Dagan
Business Development Manager, MALAT UAV Division
Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd.
  • Solutions Theater

Wednesday, May 02, 12:30 PM - 1:15 PM

  • Room: 304
Law enforcement agencies across the country are operating unmanned aircraft for missions including search and rescue, accident forensics and other emergency response activities. This session brings together representivatives from agencies that are consistently operating in their communities to discuss success stories and answer questions on how they have overcome challenges....
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Charles Guddemi
Statewide Communications Interoperability Coordinator
Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency
Panelist
Matt Rogers
Sergeant
Michigan State Police Aviation Unit
Panelist
Tom Madigan
Commander
Alameda County Sheriff's Office
Moderator
Dan Schwarzbach
Executive Director
Airborne Public Safety Association
  • Panels

Wednesday, May 02, 1:00 PM - 1:15 PM

  • Room: 303
One year ago, the government of  Malawi and UNICEF opened the world’s first drone testing corridor specifically dedicated the humanitarian and development uses for drones which is also the only dedicated unmanned flight testing space in the continent of Africa. The presentation will explain UNICEF’s interest in drones, what we... read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Michael Scheibenreif
Drone Corridor Lead
UNICEF Malawi
  • PechaKucha

Wednesday, May 02, 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

  • Room: 207
Speaker(s)
  • Technical Session
  • Room: XPO Hall- Solutions Theater
Speaker(s)
  • Solutions Theater

Wednesday, May 02, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

  • Room: 401/402
Speaker(s)
  • Panels
  • Room: 403/404
Speaker(s)
  • Panels
  • Room: 405/406
Speaker(s)
  • Panels
  • Room: XPO Hall- Starting Point Theater
Speaker(s)
  • Starting Point Theater

Wednesday, May 02, 1:15 PM - 1:30 PM

  • Room: 303
Technology is neither good nor bad - it's what you do with it that makes the difference. The idea behind GLOBHE was born from that. Surely, if you could do bad things with drones, you could also do good things. It would just take someone to do it. So we... read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Helena Samsioe
CEO & Founder
GLOBHE
  • PechaKucha

Wednesday, May 02, 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

  • Room: 304
 The Colorado Center of Excellence for Advanced Technology Aerial Firefighting conducted an assessment regarding using drone imagery in crime-scene processing. Data was collected from common UAS platforms and processed through common photogrammetry applications. Attendees will hear from both digital imaging experts and public safety UAS experts and learn about the... read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Benjamin Miller
Director
DFPC Center of Excellence for Advanced Technology Aerial Firefighting
  • Stand Alone Presentation

Wednesday, May 02, 1:30 PM - 1:45 PM

  • Room: 303
EcoSoar is a low-cost, easy to fabricate drone design that fosters a new drone ecosystem through entrepreneurship and education. While most drone operations in the developing world are aimed at a particular mission, this aircraft was designed to inspire the imagination of young innovators and provide a foothold in technology... read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Kevin Kochersberger
Associate Professor
Virginia Tech
  • PechaKucha

Wednesday, May 02, 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

  • Room: 203
Speaker(s)
Tracks:
  • Intermediate
  • Technical Session
  • Room: 207
Speaker(s)
Tracks:
  • Novice
  • Technical Session
  • Room: Growing the Industry Theater - Booth 1237
  • Growing the Industry Theater
  • Room: XPO Hall- Solutions Theater
Speaker(s)
  • Solutions Theater

Wednesday, May 02, 1:45 PM - 2:00 PM

  • Room: 303
On 29 June 2017, the Government of Malawi and UNICEF launched an air corridor to test potential humanitarian use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), also known as drones. Unifly supported Unicef with the setup of an Unmanned Traffic Management System for the drone corridor.  The UTM system is important so... read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Marc Coen
Chief Commercial Officer
Unifly
  • PechaKucha

Wednesday, May 02, 2:00 PM - 2:15 PM

  • Room: 303
Aviation safety has improved dramatically through the years by encouraging a safety culture, one where people commit to an open dialog about errors. With an open service from Altiscope to log drone flights in the UNICEF corridors, we can all work together to build up common, global knowledge about drone... read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Joe Polastre
A^3 by Airbus
  • PechaKucha

Wednesday, May 02, 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

  • Room: 201
Speaker(s)
Tracks:
  • Intermediate
  • Technical Session
  • Room: 207
Speaker(s)
  • Technical Session
  • Room: Growing the Industry Theater - Booth 1237
  • Growing the Industry Theater
  • Room: XPO Hall- Solutions Theater
Speaker(s)
  • Solutions Theater

Wednesday, May 02, 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

  • Room: 304
One of the key aspects of starting a Public Safety UAS program is building community understanding and awareness through transparent communication and outreach efforts. Many departments have learned firsthand the challenges of not focusing on community outreach efforts early in the process. This panel brings together experienced public safety representatives... read more...
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Anthony DeMolina
Master Instructor/Course Developer for the Los Angeles Regional Training Center
Los Angeles County Regional Training Center
Panelist
Ben Worcester
Captain
Stafford County Sheriff’s Office
Panelist
Michael Leo
Lieutenant
New York City Fire Department
Panelist
Shawn Talmadge
Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security
Office of the Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security
Moderator
Don Roby
Training Program Manager
Airborne Public Safety Association
  • Panels

Wednesday, May 02, 2:15 PM - 2:45 PM

  • Room: XPO Hall- Starting Point Theater
Startups from the GENIUS NY accelerator pitch their companies. Hear from six young companies poised for major breakthroughs in the unmanned industry. Dropcopter (California), an agriculture technology startup that has developed technology that allows farmers to pollinate orchards via drones. Fotokite  (Switzerland), which combines aerial and ground-based robotics with flight control algorithms... read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Chris McCall
CEO
Fotokite
Speaker
Don Berchoff
CEO
TruWeather Solutions LLC
Speaker
Gregory Walker
Co-Founder
Precision Vision
Speaker
Jon Parry
Director
GENIUS NY
Speaker
Mike Winch
Chief Marketing Officer
Dropcopter
Speaker
Utpal Roy
Co-Founder & CEO
UsPLM
Speaker
Zachary Halberd
Co-founder
Quantifly
  • Starting Point Theater

Wednesday, May 02, 2:30 PM - 2:45 PM

  • Room: Growing the Industry Theater - Booth 1237
  • Growing the Industry Theater

Wednesday, May 02, 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

  • Room: 203
Speaker(s)
Tracks:
  • Intermediate
  • Technical Session
  • Room: 207
Speaker(s)
  • Expert
  • Technical Session
  • Room: 301/302
Speaker(s)
  • Stand Alone Presentation
  • Room: XPO Hall- Solutions Theater
Speaker(s)
  • Solutions Theater

Wednesday, May 02, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Wednesday, May 02, 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

  • Room: 405/406
THIS SESSION IS OPEN TO ALL XPONENTIAL BADGE HOLDERS AUVSI’s Remote Pilots Council (RPC) Summit was established to provide a forum for remote pilots to engage directly with one another and the FAA, with the express goals to: Provide feedback on real-world operations Better understand the FAA waiver process and offer suggestions... read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Brian Wynne
President and CEO
AUVSI
Speaker
Denis JAUVIN
Technical Officer, RPAS
ICAO
Speaker
Joe Morra
Manager, Safety and Integration Division
Federal Aviation Administration UAS Integration Office
Speaker
John and Martha King
Co-Chairmen, King Schools, Inc.
King Schools
Speaker
Jonathan Rupprecht
Drone Attorney/ Flight Instructor/ Professor
Rupprecht Law, P.A
Speaker
Kristine Kiernan
Assistant Professor
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Speaker
Leslie Cary
Programme Manager, Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems
International Civil Aviation Organization
Speaker
Stefan Kleinke
Assistant Professor
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Speaker
Tom McMahon
VP, Advocacy & Public Relations
AUVSI
Speaker
Tracy Lamb
VP of Regulatory and Safety Affairs & Chief Pilot
AUVSI
  • Special Feature

Wednesday, May 02, 2:45 PM - 3:15 PM

  • Room: XPO Hall- Starting Point Theater
As commercial UAS technology advances, the Air Force is focused on creating approaches to leverage this for USAF needs.  Both AFRL and AFwerX, a new USAF entity, have created organizational interfaces and physical spaces to engage small and non-traditional business.  AFRL and AFwerX have partnered in an experiment using a... read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Reid Melville
Strategy Lead, Unmanned Air Systems
AFRL
  • Starting Point Theater

Wednesday, May 02, 2:45 PM - 3:30 PM

  • Room: 304
 This session explores key ways in which public safety agencies can work with their local media outlets to share program details and raise community support and awareness. The session will also address opportunities for collaboration as many local news outlets begin establishing their own UAS programs....
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Dan Schwarzbach
Executive Director
Airborne Public Safety Association
Panelist
Greg Agvent
Director of News Operations
CNN
Panelist
Matt Sloane
CEO
Skyfire Consulting
Panelist
Mickey Osterreicher
General Counsel
National Press Photographers Association (NPPA)
Moderator
Sara Baxenberg
Associate
Wiley Rein
  • Panels

Wednesday, May 02, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

  • Room: 303
The aim of this session is to offer perspectives exploring how unmanned systems can safely operate in the air, at sea, and on land.  Significant progress has been made by industry working in concert with regulatory agencies to assure the public that unmanned systems will conform to accepted rules, practices... read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Alan Robinson
AUVSI-UK
Speaker
James Fanshawe
Chairman
MASRWG
Speaker
Sean Pribyl Esq.
Associate Counsel
Blank Rome LLP
  • Stand Alone Presentation

Wednesday, May 02, 3:15 PM - 3:45 PM

Wednesday, May 02, 3:30 PM - 3:45 PM

  • Room: Growing the Industry Theater - Booth 1237
  • Growing the Industry Theater

Wednesday, May 02, 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM

  • Room: 304
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Christopher Sadler
Assistant Chief
York County Fire and Life Safety
Panelist
Jay Willmott
President
Nexutech, LLC
Panelist
John Nunes
UAS Market Development - Public Safety
Gresco Technology Solutions
Panelist
John Shea
Government Relations Manager
National Association of State Aviation Officials
Moderator
Tom Oatmeyer
Aircraft Commander and UAS Program Certification Manager
Miami-Dade Fire Rescue
  • Panels

Wednesday, May 02, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Wednesday, May 02, 3:45 PM - 4:15 PM

  • Room: XPO Hall- Solutions Theater
Intelsat’s new high-throughput Ku Band satellite services offer an affordable solution for transmitting sensor data and video inflight. Ideal for ISR platforms, the global network offers high data rate connectivity in transit over broad maritime regions and focuses guaranteed, super high throughput transmit from end user-specific geographic areas of interest.... read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Philip Kwong
Director, BD
Intelsat General
Tracks:
  • Solutions Theater

Wednesday, May 02, 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM

  • Room: XPO Hall- Starting Point Theater
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Dylan Gale
Principal
Comcast Ventures
Panelist
Gareth Keane
Investment Manager
Promus Ventures
Panelist
Mark Jacobsen
Lieutenant Colonel
United States Air Force
Panelist
Nir Tel-Oren
Senior Director R&D
IAI Military Aircraft Group (MAG)
Panelist
Rick Clonan
Centerstate Corporation for Economic Opportunity
  • Special Feature

Wednesday, May 02, 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

  • Room: 203
Speaker(s)
Tracks:
  • Expert
  • Stand Alone Presentation
  • Room: 205
Speaker(s)
  • Stand Alone Presentation

Thursday, May 03, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

  • Room: Mile High Ballroom
Unmanned for Good In the wake of multiple hurricanes, wildfires and other natural disasters last year, unmanned systems across all domains became widely recognized as the future of disaster relief. From search and rescue to humanitarian missions, unmanned technologies were utilized around the world providing aid to those who needed... read more...
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Mike Morgan
Director
Colorado Division of Fire Prevention & Control
Panelist
Robin Murphy
Professor
Texas A&M University
Panelist
Tom Madigan
Commander
Alameda County Sheriff's Office
Moderator
Charles Werner
Chair
National Council on Public Safety UAS
Keynote Speaker
Chris Hernandez
Sector Vice President, Research, Technology & Engineering
Northrop Grumman
Keynote Speaker
Governor John Hickenlooper
Colorado
Keynote Speaker
Michael Perry
Managing Director of North America
DJI
Keynote Host
Sara Blackmer
President
RAVE Computer
Tracks:
  • Keynotes

Thursday, May 03, 10:30 AM - 5:30 PM

  • Room: XPO Hall- Growing the Industry Hub
Speaker(s)
  • Poster Session
  • Room: XPO Hall- Growing the Industry Hub
Speaker(s)
  • Poster Session
  • Room: XPO Hall- Growing the Industry Hub
Speaker(s)
  • Poster Session
  • Room: XPO Hall- Growing the Industry Hub
Speaker(s)
  • Poster Session
  • Room: XPO Hall- Growing the Industry Hub
Speaker(s)
  • Poster Session
  • Room: XPO Hall- Growing the Industry Hub
Speaker(s)
  • Intermediate
  • Poster Session
  • Room: XPO Hall- Growing the Industry Hub
Speaker(s)
Tracks:
  • Intermediate
  • Poster Session
  • Room: XPO Hall- Growing the Industry Hub
Speaker(s)
  • Intermediate
  • Poster Session

Thursday, May 03, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

  • Room: Growing the Industry Theater- Booth 1237
Speaker(s)
  • Growing the Industry Theater
  • Room: XPO Hall- Solutions Theater
Speaker(s)
  • Solutions Theater
  • Room: XPO Hall- Starting Point Theater
Speaker(s)
  • Starting Point Theater

Thursday, May 03, 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Room: XPO Hall- Solutions Theater
Speaker(s)
  • Solutions Theater
  • Room: XPO Hall- Starting Point Theater
Speaker(s)
Tracks:
  • Starting Point Theater

Thursday, May 03, 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

  • Room: 203
The Warfighter Readiness Research Division at the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) focuses on providing Warfighters with the opportunity to train as a collaborative team before executing real-world missions. The lab conducted a series of Networked Integrated Tactical Exercises (NITE) to establish a baseline for adaptive individual and team-of-teams training... read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Leah Rowe
Research Psychologist and Science & Technology Advisor
AFRL
  • Intermediate
  • Technical Session

Thursday, May 03, 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

  • Room: XPO Hall- Solutions Theater
UL will discuss the electrical shock and fire safety Standard for electrical systems of UAVs. Currently, UL is working with manufacturers to get these products certified under UL 3030.  Released in December 2016, this new Standard helps to mitigate risk and strengthen product preference for UAVs by empowering manufacturers to... read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Ibrahim Jilani
Senior Business Development Manager, Energy Systems & e-Mobility
UL LLC
  • Solutions Theater

Thursday, May 03, 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

  • Room: XPO Hall- Solutions Theater
Speaker(s)
  • Solutions Theater
  • Room: XPO Hall- Starting Point Theater
Speaker(s)
  • Starting Point Theater

Thursday, May 03, 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

  • Room: XPO Hall- Solutions Theater
Speaker(s)
  • Solutions Theater
  • Room: XPO Hall- Starting Point Theater
Speaker(s)
  • Starting Point Theater

Thursday, May 03, 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

  • Room: XPO Hall- Solutions Theater
Speaker(s)
  • Solutions Theater
  • Room: XPO Hall- Starting Point Theater
Speaker(s)
  • Starting Point Theater

Thursday, May 03, 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

  • Room: XPO Hall- Starting Point Theater
FLYMOTION CEO Ryan English discusses a range of new technologies and techniques his team used in 2017 to respond to dozens of emergencies, including restoring power in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. Joining him on stage is Edgybees CEO Adam Kaplan, who will walk through their live video overlay technology... read more...
Speaker(s)
Speaker
Ryan English
CEO
FLYMOTION
  • Starting Point Theater