Atlanta + On-Demand | Hybrid Event Series
August 16 - 19, 2021 | Atlanta
Now - Sept. 10, 2021 | On-Demand

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CHART THE PATH TO
ASSURED AUTONOMY

IN-PERSON CONNECTION AND ON-DEMAND INSPIRATION.

Join a community of end users, technologists and policymakers working together to write the next chapter of autonomous innovation and assure its safe and seamless integration into everyday life. XPONENTIAL 2021 is a reimagined hybrid experience offering fresh insight across the full spectrum of unmanned innovation, from AI, to sensors, to cybersecurity. It’s more than an in-person gathering or a virtual event. It’s the best of both worlds.

Defense Energy Agriculture Retail + Logistics Public Safety Transportation Communications Mapping + Surveying Oil + Gas Construction Automated Vehicles Mining

Find new solutions
in unexpected places

From energy to transportation, construction to defense, and so many more opportunities for cross-market networking, AUVSI XPONENTIAL is the place to join the unmanned systems community including users, technologists and policymakers to collaborate on ideas, share lessons learned and build new partnerships.

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

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July 26, 2021 (on or about)
July 30, 2021 (on or about)
August 16 & 17, 2021

SPECIALIZED
EXPERTISE

XPONENTIAL features immersive workshops in partnership with specialized organizations to provide training and insights to our attendees. These workshops give you in-depth look into targeted topics and solutions you need to harness the full potential of unmanned technologies now and into the future.



From HAL9000 to Pal9000: Collaboration Workshop
Assuring our Autonomous Systems of the Future

Hosted by the Johns Hopkins Institute for Assured Autonomy

Monday, August 16 | 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM ET

  • Open to all registered attendees; pre-registration required
  • Limited to 75 participants who complete the Attendee Information Form
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Workshop Overview:
In an increasingly complex world of technical innovation, integration, and complexity, finding consensus around ‘assurance’ can be overwhelming, and finding the paths to achieving it can seem downright impossible. The complexity of assuring our autonomous technology is immense, as autonomous systems span across domains, expertise, companies and communities. Every stakeholder in our society — designers, builders, legislators, users, and more — each have a vested interest in the technology we interact with being safe, reliable, secure, and functional. We believe in the immense power of bringing together diverse perspectives of each stakeholder to explore both the current and future landscapes of assured autonomous systems.

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DRONERESPONDERS
Global Public Safety UAS Summit

Monday, August 16 – Thursday, August 19 | Times Vary by Day

  • Included with One Day, Full Conference, or VIP Pass; Pre-registration required
  • Available as Stand-alone Event:
    • Virtual: $149 AUVSI Member/$179 Nonmember
    • In-Person: $369 AUVSI Member/$429 Nonmember
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Workshop Overview:
The DRONERESPONDERS Global Public Safety UAS Summit will unite first responders and emergency services professionals who are using drones for good in their communities.

First, hear from trailblazers who will present the latest research findings and data surrounding public safety uses of drones. Then, participate in a set of immersive learning workshops where you will interact with UAS program leaders and operators representing the gamut of public safety disciplines. Finally, connect directly with the speakers and the DRONERESPONDERS team to grow your network and share your experiences.

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The Virginia Model
Data Governance for State and Local Authoritative Source Data

Tuesday, August 17 | 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM ET

  • Open to all registered attendees
  • Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis
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Workshop Overview:
The VA-FIX is Virginia’s step toward the future of UTM by creating an authoritative SDSP that leverages the wealth of information in state and local government to help UAS operations and UAS Service Suppliers plan and conduct safe, effective operations. VA-FIX is part of Virginia's approach to address key policy and safety concerns at the state and local level while also maintaining a UAS airspace that is one of the most free and open in the nation. Virginia developed a governance model that has been successful at balancing stakeholder equities, driving toward an increasingly open framework. Virginia is willing to work with you and share our lessons learned and governance approach/model and to even help other states establish similar models: a model that allows government to focus on governance and leaves market decisions to the market.

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Full Speed Ahead ...
With Safety

Tuesday, August 17 | 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM ET

  • Open to all registered attendees
  • Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis
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Workshop Overview:
What started as an educational campaign, has now grown into an industry-wide effort to ensure operators are prioritizing responsible flight, education, awareness and safety. In this workshop, attendees will gain needed insights into various components and contributors to the message of safety, providing tangible ways for organizations to join the effort. In addition to a discussion around KBYF, which is the strategic partnership between the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA), the Association for Unmanned Vehicles Systems International (AUVSI), and the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), working together to provide informational resources, education and training, this workshop will aim to engage industry to take an active part in the “Safety” conversation, which plays a significant role in public acceptance of unmanned systems.

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How to Build Great Teams
Through Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Tuesday, August 17 | 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM ET
Wednesday, August 18 | 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM ET

  • Two-Day, Two-Part Workshop; Attendees are strongly encouraged to attend both days
  • Open to all registered attendees
  • Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis
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Workshop Overview:
There’s no one-size-fits-all approach or quick checklist for building diverse, inclusive teams within any organization. Even the most progressive companies are figuring out how to create better systems and processes. What we do know is that more diverse and inclusive teams lead to better outcomes and successes for all. Join us for a two-day two-part workshop where leaders and advocates of diversity, equity, and inclusion at organizations within our industry discuss the importance of building diverse teams and fostering an inclusive company culture.

Day 1: Panel of Industry Experts
Day 2: Facilitated Breakout Roundtable Discussions

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Assured Autonomy
Through Safety Performance Monitoring

Wednesday, August 18 | 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM ET

  • Open to all registered attendees
  • Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis
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Workshop Overview:
Authors discuss the practical mechanisms for establishing safety assurance in unmanned and autonomous vehicle operations. These methods facilitate the reliable measurement and monitoring of safety performance in high-risk operations. The authors will further explore appropriate leadership approaches using the Transformational Leadership Theory to bolster safety assurance efforts and lead organizations to high-reliability organization status.

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Key Operational Documents in UAS
Operations Workshop

Wednesday, August 18 | 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM ET

  • Open to all registered attendees
  • Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis
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Workshop Overview:
Flying UAS in complex and autonomous environments requires documentation to be compliant with Federal Aviation Regulations. This is especially the case for Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) and Operations Over People (OOP) types of operations. Flight Operations Manuals, Aircraft Checklists, and Risk Assessment Worksheets are some of the key documents used by organizations that employ UAS. We provide template documents in this workshop and describe some lessons learned with our development of each.

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A Single Network
For Multiple Users

Wednesday, August 18 | 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM ET

  • Open to all registered attendees
  • Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis
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Workshop Overview:
A single network can redefine how we integrate UAS into the NAS. Our country’s road infrastructure is set up for multiple users to have access. Manned aviation uses shared airports and navigation systems to fly across the country. But for UAS, each user has to build their own network. By permanently installing remote infrastructure such as command and control (C2), surveillance, and a backhaul network that feeds into a mission and network operations center, UAS users will be able to fly advanced operations such as beyond visual line of sight on a single shared network. Having a shared network will lower the barrier of entry for UAS operators and will also help scale operations across the county. With the onset of certified UAS meeting type certification, there needs to be a network they can fly on that meets the same FAA rigor for streamlined approvals.

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Grassroots Advocacy Network
Deep Dive

Thursday, August 19 | 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM ET

  • Open to all registered attendees
  • Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis
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Workshop Overview:
Join us as we talk about how grassroots advocacy can propel the unmanned systems industry forward! Hear from a former U.S. Congressman and other members of the new AUVSI Grassroots Council about what grassroots advocacy is, why it's important, and how to lend your time and energy to moving the needle on policy and regulations critical to our industry.

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