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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.

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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.

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
Thank you for exhibiting at XPONENTIAL 2021, we look forward to seeing you at XPONENTIAL 2022 in Orlando, April 25-28. Click here to reserve your space.


Insights That Make a Difference

The AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2021 keynotes are the trailblazers from across industry, government, and academia, who have the vision and drive to chart the future of unmanned systems. Our diverse line-up of keynote speakers shared their experiences and inspired attendees to move forward and build the future together.



Michael Wilbur
Director, Engagement

2021 Keynotes

Peter Brown, Joint Global Leader, People & Organisation, PwC United Kingdom

Peter Brown leads PwC's Global People & Organisation practice. He is an expert in the full range of People and workforce disciplines from systems through all functional areas (Reward, Pensions, HR, Culture, Leadership, International Mobility, Data, Analytics and Digital HR). Following a successful career in the Royal Air Force he moved into ... Read more

Adam Bry, CEO & Co-Founder, Skydio

Adam Bry is co-founder and CEO at Skydio, the leading US drone company, and the world leader in autonomous flight. He has two decades of experience with small UAS, starting as a national champion R/C airplane aerobatics pilot. As a grad student at MIT, he did award winning research that pioneered autonomous ... Read more

Dr. Kate Darling, Leading Expert in Social Robotics and Research Specialist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab

A leading expert in robot ethics, Dr. Kate Darling is a research specialist at the MIT Media Lab, where she investigates social robotics and conducts experimental studies on human-robot interaction. Forever interested in how technology intersects with society, Kate has a background in law & economics and intellectual property, she explores the emotional connection between people and life-like machines, ... Read more

Stephen DicksonAdministrator, FAA

Steve Dickson was sworn in as the FAA administrator for a five-year term on August 12, 2019, after being confirmed by the U.S. Senate. At the FAA, Administrator Dickson has been staunch advocate for safety, global leadership, operational excellence, and the health, welfare and evolution of the FAA’s workforce. Before coming to the FAA, Dickson spent nearly three decades at Delta Air Lines ... Read more

Colonel Nathan P. DillerDirector of AFWERX, United States Air Force

Col Diller received his commission from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 2000. After simultaneous master’s degrees at Harvard and MIT, he attended Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training and flew F-16s for two Combat Air Force assignments, becoming an instructor pilot. He was selected for the French Test Pilot school and then completed his first test tour at Edwards AFB, supporting B-1, B-2, F-16, F-22 and F-35 flight test and instructing at the Test Pilot School ... Read more

Tim Dykstra, Director, Channel Sales, Boston Dynamics

SPOT®, Agile Mobile Robot, Boston Dynamics

Tim works closely with a variety of partners to support the deployment of agile mobile robots for remote operations and autonomous inspection applications ... Read more

Spot is an agile mobile robot that navigates terrain with unprecedented mobility ... Read more

Ryan English, CEO and Co-Founder , FLYMOTION

An industry leader in providing technology solutions, training and services to public safety, government agencies and defense organizations around the globe. Ryan co-founded the company drawing from his extensive operational experience in the U.S. Coast Guard and public safety working as a firefighter, paramedic and deputy sheriff assigned to the SWAT team. ... Read more

Congressman Garret Graves

Congressman Garret Graves represents Louisiana’s Sixth Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives. For the 116th Congress, Garret is the Ranking Member for the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Aviation and is the Ranking Member for the new Select Committee on the ClimateCrisis. He also serves on the House Natural Resources.
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Dr. Robert Hampshire, Deputy Assistant Secretary and Chief Science Officer, U.S. Department of Transportation

Dr. Hampshire's unique blend of engineering systems research with public policy has made him a leader in not only transportation research, but also on the disparate impact of policy decisions in transportation systems. This has led to important strides in our understanding of transportation equity. His research applies operations research, data science, and systems approaches to analyze novel transportation systems such as smart parking, connected vehicles, autonomous vehicles ... Read more

Gur Kimchi, Subject Matter Expert, Technologist, Advisor & Board Member

Mr. Kimchi is a technology veteran and an industry pioneer. After joining Amazon.com, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) in 2012, he co-founded the Amazon Prime Air delivery-by-drone project and led the organization for the next seven years to its FAA certification as a Part 135 commercial airline. Prior to Amazon, Mr. Kimchi spent ten years ... Read more

Keller Rinaudo, Co-Founder & CEO, Zipline

Zipline is the world’s only national-scale, instant drone delivery service. Its mission is to provide every human on Earth with instant access to vital medical supplies. Today, Zipline delivers a wide variety of medicine to 2,500 hospitals and health facilities across Rwanda, Ghana, and the US. The service directly saved 15,000 lives last year ... Read more

P. W. Singer, PhD, Strategist, New America | Professor of Practice, Arizona State University | Principal, Useful Fiction LLC

Described in the Wall Street Journal as “the premier futurist in the national- security environment,” he has been named by the Smithsonian as one of the nation’s 100 leading innovators, by Defense News as one of the 100 most influential people in defense issues, by Foreign Policy to their Top 100 Global Thinkers List, and as an official “Mad Scientist” for the U.S. Army’s Training and Doctrine Command. No author, living or dead, has ... Read more

Dr. Sanjiv Singh, CEO, New Earth Autonomy

Dr. Sanjiv Singh is an innovator, educator, and entrepreneur. He is currently a Consulting Professor at the Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University and the CEO of Near Earth Autonomy, a start-up that develops autonomy for next-generation aircraft that will inspect infrastructure, deliver cargo, and transport passengers ... Read more

Andy Stanford-Clark, PhD, CTO - UK and Ireland, IBM

Prof Andy Stanford-Clark is the Chief Technology Officer for IBM in UK and Ireland. He is an IBM Distinguished Engineer, a Master Inventor with more than 40 patents, and IBM's Quantum Computing leader ... Read more

Dr. Paul Root Wolpe, Director, Center for Ethics, Emory University

Paul Root Wolpe, Ph.D. is the Raymond Schinazi Distinguished Research Chair of Jewish Bioethics, Professor of Medicine, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Neuroscience & Biological Behavior, & Sociology, & the Director of the Center for Ethics at Emory University. Dr. Wolpe served for 17 years as the first Senior Bioethicist for NASA ... Read more

Brian Wynne, President and CEO, AUVSI

An instrument-rated pilot for more than 20 years, electric vehicle driver for more than 15 years, early recipient of a Part 107 remote pilot certificate, and recent recipient of a commercial pilot certificate, Brian Wynne possesses a wealth of knowledge and experience in transportation and technology applications ... Read more

Beyond the Diversity Tab: If We Want To Change The World, We Must Get Our House In Order

Mignonne Hollis
Executive Director
Arizona Regional Economic Development Foundation

Kenneth Bailey
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Office of Inclusion and Civil Rights

Deven Desai
Associate Professor, Area Coordinator for Law and Ethics
Georgia Institute of Technology, Scheller College of Business

Trish Gilbert
Executive Vice President
National Air Traffic Controllers Association

Our community is familiar with examples of algorithmic bias including facial recognition systems frequently misidentify people of color and computer vision systems for self-driving cars having more difficulty recognizing pedestrians with darker skin tones. From HR to Design we must examine our internal and external commitments to diversity and inclusion, with company culture and implicit bias training going beyond ... Read more

Autonomous Racing — Pushing Technology to Its Limits

Bobby Hambrick
Chief Autonomous Officer

Noel Marshall
Senior Account Executive, eMobility
Schaeffler Group

Dr. Chris Paredis
Professor & BMW Endowed Chair in Automotive Systems Integration
Clemson University

Justin Puent
Senior Project Manager

Dr. Sandeep Sovani
Industry Expert, Autonomous Vehicles, Automotive Technology & Engineering Simulation


Mark Gordon
President and CEO

Dr. Virginia (Suzy) Young
Director, Office of Research
University of Alabama in Huntsville

The AUVSI Board of Directors has elected new officers and directors for the board term starting in 2021. Suzy Young will succeed Mark Gordon as Chair of the Board of Directors, with the transition taking effect during XPONENTIAL.
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