Join 8,500 technologists, regulators and users across commercial and defense sectors for AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2019, the largest, most comprehensive trade show for unmanned and autonomous systems. As adoption spreads and applications expand, XPONENTIAL is the one event that brings together the entire unmanned systems community to share ideas, collaborate across markets, capitalize on best practices and emerging trends and harness the power of unmanned technology for your business.
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We’ve partnered with leading organizations to offer additional opportunities alongside XPONENTIAL. These co-located events provide an in-depth look into specialized topics and solutions you need to harness the power of unmanned technology.
Monday, April 29 | 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM CDT
Discover how Droneports are creating an epicenter for regional UAS activities and providing companies the airspace to fly drones safely. Learn from industry leaders and visionary communities about how Droneports are already serving as nodes for testing, training and commercial drone operations by obtaining permissions for flight, and providing facilities for housing and maintenance, fueling, piloting of fleets and more.
Monday, April 29 | 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM CDT
The 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 weather impacts, discuss weather needs for UAS operations, and cultivate strategies on how to make progress with needed weather support.
Monday, April 29 | 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM CDT
Tuesday, April 30 | 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM CDT
The objective of this workshop is to assist new and existing UAS operators in designing and implementing a turn-key FAA compliant Safety Management System (SMS) scaled to their individual operation.
SMS overview, safety policy and objectives, safety risk management, safety assurance, safety promotion, safety culture, human factors and change management, realistic expectations for implementing your SMS program within your individual organization, and much more.
Monday, April 29 | 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM CDT
The Vertical Flight Society presents a special interactive panel with innovation leaders from Aurora, Bell, Sikorsky and NASA, as well as investment companies NEXA Capital and Starburst Accelerator. Learn how autonomy, electric propulsion and other critical technologies are enabling an electric VTOL revolution of urban air mobility. This interactive panel will field your questions about large autonomous VTOL platforms for passenger and cargo applications. Moderated by Graham Warwick, the Technology Managing Editor for Aviation Week & Space Technology, you don’t want to miss this unique panel!
Refreshments begin at 1:30 PM, followed by an interactive panel discussion starting at 2:00 PM.
Monday, April 29 | 1:30 PM – 5:00 PM CDT
Tuesday, April 30 | 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM CDT
Wednesday, May 1 | 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM CDT
This two-day track of programming offers public safety practitioners the opportunity to engage with each other and experts in the field while discussing key issues of interest to the community. Insightful panel sessions and stand-alone presentations led by experienced emergency responders and public safety veterans will focus on the topics of key importance to the community. Discussions will cover a full range of topics from program implementation to lessons learned to regulatory considerations, and more.
Tuesday, April 30 | 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT
Discover what's happening in the Americas within the drone industry. From the North to the Southern Cone, we will have the participation of experts in various UAS sectors from across the continent. The 1st Americas Summit seeks to be a meeting point where ideas converge, and language barriers are eliminated.
NOTE: The Americas Summit will be conducted in Spanish.
Wednesday, May 1 | 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM CDT
Drones are big business, with demand coming from nearly every industry and sector—from construction to insurance to inspections and more. But with low barriers to entry and an influx of start-ups offering drone services—how do you set yourself apart in an increasingly competitive market?
Wednesday, May 1 | 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM CDT
AGL Media Group produces four regional conferences a year, bringing high-quality education to wireless infrastructure professionals in a local setting that promotes networking with your peers. AGL Local Landings give you the opportunity to learn from industry leaders & technology experts, network with decision makers, interact with existing clients and establish new relationships, experience hands-on industry case studies, showcase your products & services, share the latest content with colleagues, and increase brand recognition throughout the wireless industry.
Wednesday, May 1 | 10:30 AM – 4:00 PM CDT
AeroVironment presents a series of compelling forums that bring together some of the greatest minds in the unmanned systems community. These forums are engineered to engage, inform, and educate our audience on a variety of topics regarding robotics, military and commercial unmanned systems, and where the industry is headed in the future. Please join us in this ongoing conversation that will push our industry forward.
Wednesday, May 1 | 12:00PM – 4:00PM CDT
With beyond visual line of sight testing and demonstration flights happening every day across the country, the industry is ready to move past concepts and into a new BVLOS reality. In this four-hour event, UAS BVLOS practitioners and enablers, joined by their tech partners or end-use clients, will reveal what they’ve done—and what they will be doing in the near-term future—to perform BVLOS commercial ops on a daily basis. These BVLOS practitioners are trailblazers and for the first time ever, will share new insight on what BVLOS in the NAS will entail for years to come.
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 | 1:00 PM – 5:30 PM CDT
Set yourself apart from the competition – earn your TOP Level 1 certification. This course will provide you with the training, knowledge, and competencies you need to successfully earn your TOP Level 1 individual certification. The class will cover regulatory knowledge and compliance, operations, meteorology, flight performance, human factors, and best practices. To earn your Level 1 certification on site, you must have earned an FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot certification and upload it before attending class. Certificates will be awarded on site pending successful completion of the workshop.