Frequently Asked Questions
AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2021 is now an expanded hybrid event series, incorporating virtual and in-person experiences to support our mission to convene the unmanned and automated systems community and accelerate innovation and market adoption. This new approach will allow us to continue offering the most comprehensive and relevant sessions on tech and policy developments, while hosting the leading marketplace for B2B connections and transactions.
What is XPONENTIAL 2021?
AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2021 is the global stage for all things unmanned — from modeling and simulation, sensors, energy storage and UAS mitigation solutions to what is coming over the horizon in AI/ML, 5G, edge computing and more.
As the largest, most significant event for the unmanned systems industry, you’ll explore the latest technology innovations, develop new perspectives as you hear from industry luminaries and have opportunity to network (in-person and virtually!) with the most influential leaders in unmanned systems and autonomy.
When does the event take place?
The series kicks off May 4-6 with an immersive virtual conference, featuring live keynotes and education, interactive roundtable discussions and networking sessions, and exhibits from leading tech companies and service providers. All sessions will be recorded and available on-demand to attendees, so you won’t miss a single minute of the industry’s best content!
On August 16-19, the series will reconvene in-person in Atlanta for an all-new slate of keynote speakers and educational sessions, safely facilitated networking opportunities, and an expanded XPO Hall where you will experience the latest tech innovations and solutions first-hand. And full conference registration for the in-person event will also include total access to the virtual event!
Where will the in-person event take place?
The in-person event will take place August 16-19, 2021 at the Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC) in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. The event will take place in Building C of the GWCC, located at 285 Andrew Young International Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30313.
Which Time Zone is used for session times?
All times listed on the agenda are in the Eastern Time Zone.
How is the virtual event different from a webinar?
While a webinar-style presentation may be part of a virtual event, a virtual event provides attendees with a variety of content options and opportunities for direct interaction with other participants.
A webinar is a topic-specific seminar or other presentation, usually between 30 – 90 minutes, that takes place on the Internet, allowing participants in different locations to see and hear the presenter(s), ask questions, and sometimes answer polls.
A virtual event features an agenda of topic-specific sessions that take place either sequentially or concurrently over the course of a day or days, as well as virtual product exhibits and one-to-one chatrooms for scheduled and organic networking with other attendees. Participants in different locations can see and be seen, hear and be heard, and engage directly with other attendees, speakers, and exhibitors based on their interests. All sessions are professionally produced to optimize content for attendees and Individual sessions throughout the agenda may be held in the style of a webinar, an interactive videoconference, or small group discussions.
Who attends XPONENTIAL?
Technologists, users, policy makers and strategists from more than 20 industries attend XPONENTIAL, the largest, most comprehensive trade show and conference for unmanned and automated systems. Take a look at some of the past attendees.
Are there any special hotel rates?
Yes, AUVSI staff are currently finalizing all official hotels. Sign up to be alerted as soon as the hotels are available.
Are there any special airline rates?
Yes, AUVSI staff are currently finalizing arrangements with several carriers. Sign up to be alerted as soon as the airline rates are available.
How much does it cost to attend XPONENTIAL?
For the virtual event, individual registration fees range from $20 to $299. For the in-person event, individual registration fees range from $99 to $989. Review registration options to make the most of your experience.
We also offer an Organizational Pass which allows up to 20 individuals from the same organization to attend for one price.
How do I register for the event?
You can begin your registration on the Registration page.
Is there a deadline to register to attend?
There is no deadline to register. We recommend that you register in advance of the event in order to familiarize yourself with the different opportunities that are available throughout XPONENTIAL.
If you're planning to attend the in-person event, register by April 23 to ensure you get full bonus value out of the virtual event. Participating live ensures the most robust experience.
Please note: For the virtual event, if you register on day of the event, there will be lag time between finalizing your registration and receiving your access link and/or code.
Can I use my access link and/or code for colleagues?
Access links and/or codes are meant solely for the registered individual; they may not be sold, traded, transferred or shared with anyone else.
How will I attend the virtual event?
Once you register for XPONENTIAL's virtual event you will receive a confirmation via email. Approximately, one week before the start of the event, you will receive details on how to access the event platform via your internet browser.
What will I be able to do at the virtual event?
You will be able to watch presentations (both live and on-demand), ask questions of speakers, engage in networking opportunities with speakers and other attendees, and interact with solution providers to explore the latest technologies as well as schedule one-on-one meetings. In short, you will have the full event experience without leaving your home or office.
Take a look at the key ways you will engage with the virtual event platform.
Is there any special equipment required to access the event?
In order to access the virtual event platform, the minimum recommended bandwidth is 1.5mbps. A camera and microphone connected to your computer are recommended to have one-to-one virtual meetings. Speakers or headphones are required to hear the content being presented. To optimize the platform’s functionality, it is recommended that either Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox browsers be used.
The virtual platform utilizes Vimeo as the video player. For government personnel using a government computer, please note this may not work on all VPNs. In this case, please disconnect VPN and try again.
It is also recommended that any pop-up ad blocker software be turned off, as this could impact your ability to view and/or hear sessions.
How can I make a change to my registration?
All registration policies are listed here. If you have reviewed the policies and would like to request a change, please contact XPONENTIAL@showcare.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
What if I have other questions not answered here?
Please contact us at XPONENTIAL@showcare.com or email@example.com.