Spotlight Sessions are open to all registered AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2021 attendees.
The unmanned systems industry sees progress every day with evolving technologies, critical policies, and a dynamic workforce. As the XPONENTIAL community shapes the future of our industry, we invite attendees to participate in unique Spotlight Sessions featuring visionaries who will focus and encourage our collective efforts for the year ahead.
2021 Spotlight Sessions will be announced soon, but check out some of our most popular sessions from last year:
Re-imagining the Airspace in an Unmanned World
This session discussed how drones are revolutionizing the way we think about airspace. What will air traffic management look like when passenger drones and space travel become routine?
I.D.E.A. (Inclusion + Diversity Enabling Autonomy) Workshop
This session discussed how algorithms and data-driven approaches are shaping our lives now and well into the future. This talk shared examples of the ‘shadow-side’ of various forms of technology and innovation from the likes of leading global tech giants and made the case for why a diversity of people is critical to shaping the future of technology and innovation. Attendees were given tools and resources to help identify gaps, biases, and blind spots in their technologies and platforms.
NASA’s Vision and Role to Enable Advanced Air Mobility
This session discussed how NASA Aeronautics is focused on enabling the future of flight through long-term, game changing advanced research, concept exploration, and technology development. Mr. Pearce discussed these advancements in the context of full vision for future aviation, including what the next 50 years of commercial airline travel has in store and the first 50 years of Advanced Air Mobility.
Startup Showdown Finals
The AUVSI Startup Showdown is a competition for early-stage, disruptive companies who are creating, innovating or enhancing unmanned systems technologies and applications. Congratulations to 2020's winner, Mesodyne!