At the world’s largest (virtual) event for unmanned and autonomous systems, you’ll find your momentum, that something extra that gives you a competitive edge – your X factor.

Only AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2020 allows you to discover groundbreaking innovation, immerse yourself in new ideas, gain new perspectives and experience everything you need to elevate your business from the comfort of your own home.
Defense Energy Agriculture Retail + Logistics Public Safety Transportation Communications Mapping + Surveying Oil + Gas Construction Automated Vehicles Mining
From energy to transportation and construction to defense, join the unmanned systems community including users, technologists and policymakers to collaborate on ideas, share lessons learned and build new partnerships. SEE WHO ATTENDS
Explore today’s proven capabilities and tomorrow’s advancements through virtual exhibits, community Q&A, and roundtable discussions with hundreds of manufacturers and service providers. SEE WHO'S EXHIBITING
Get practical solutions and easily implementable ideas you can put into action right away through live-streamed and on-demand educational sessions covering the industry’s most pressing topics.

Welcome to your XPONENTIAL Exhibitor Console!

The Exhibitor Console is your XPONENTIAL hub for all the information you need to know – from deadlines to promotional items - in one convenient location.

Important Dates and Information

Virtual Platform Launch

Note: only registered attendees can access the virtual platform and virtual booth. 

September 28, 2020

Virtual Platform Coffee Talk

  • Zoom Link 
  • Meeting ID: 865 9877 2303
  • Passcode: 447699
  • Phone: +1 301 715 8592

October 1, 2020

1:00pm EST

XPONENTIAL 2021 Rebook

Rebook will take place during XPONENTIAL 2020. You will receive an email by Thursday, October 5 with your rebook time. This will be the time that you can log into the system and select your physical booth location for XPONENTIAL 2021 scheduled for Atlanta May 3-6.

October 7-8, 2020

Use our Promotional Toolkit to share your participation at XPONENTIAL and give your customers a discounted registration with code EXHOFFXPO20!

Michelle Root

Executive Director, Office of Investigations, AXI-1
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)


Michelle L Root is the Director of the Office of Investigations within the Office of Security and Hazardous Materials Safety (ASH). As Director, Ms. Root is responsible for ensuring AXI provides professional internal investigative and analytical services. She oversees the internal administrative investigations program, technical cyber and forensics investigations and analysis of FAA systems, the Insider Threat Detection and Mitigation Program (ITDMP), the Defensive Counter Intelligence Program (DCIP), the International Travel Security Program, the electronic-Discovery program and the sUAS Forensic program. Ms. Root has extensive experience in the investigative arena and over a decade in the management and leadership of such programs.
In August 1992, Ms. Root began her career in Security as a Special Agent/Criminal Investigator with the Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI). Ms. Root worked in several specialties including general crime, the drug unit, procurement fraud, and counterintelligence. In June 1998, Ms. Root transferred to the FAA as the Program Manager for the Drug Interdiction Support Program later renamed the Law Enforcement Assistance Program (LEAP). At the same time, she was working criminal and administrative investigations involving violations of federal laws, policies, regulations, and orders. Following 9/11, Ms. Root transferred into the internal investigations section, where she remained until promoted in 2007 as the FLM for the Investigations Section. In 2012, she promoted again to the Branch Manager, overseeing the investigations, infrastructure security, and personnel security sections. In 2013, Ms. Root, became the Division Manager for Investigations, managing both the internal investigations and the LEAP branches for the 13 most western states including Alaska, Hawaii, and Guam. In 2017, during the most recent restructure, Ms. Root was selected as the Executive Director for the newly established Office of Investigations.


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