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It’s that time of the year again: the XPONENTIAL 2023 call for presentations is now open! Join us in Denver as we're drawing up a blueprint to fully operationalize and integrate uncrewed systems.
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From energy to transportation, construction to defense, and medicine to agriculture, XPONENTIAL is the place to share ideas, navigate changing policies, experience new innovations, and strike up new partnerships.
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Monday, April 25 | 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM ET
The Law-Tech Connect™ Workshop is an educational event that connects attorneys and thought leaders in the unmanned ecosystem in a dynamic one-day session to elevate each other and the industry through world-class legal, regulatory and policy knowledge relating to unmanned aircraft systems, autonomy and advanced air mobility. It is a Florida-bar accredited Continuing Legal Education (CLE) program (*7 General credits, 1 Substance Abuse credit, transferable to other states) for attorneys and top-tier legal and policy event for all! Topics covered include global drone regulations, artificial intelligence policy, public-private partnership legal authorities, the law of the air/land/sea, intellectual property, privacy law and more.
7:30 – 8:30 AM
Welcoming Remarks: The Dawn of Connections
8:30 – 8:40 AM
Welcome and overview of workshop mission, vision and goals, brief administrative announcements, and acknowledgement of sponsors.
Legal Issues in Autonomy-Enabling Tech
8:40 – 9:30 AM
Attorneys and an industry expert will provide an overview of the legal issues associated with the technologies that enable autonomous vehicles including block chain, IoT, spectrum, geolocation, 5G and more
(*Worth 1 General CLE Credit Hour)
Forecasting the Future: What to Watch for in Drone Law & Regulations
9:30 – 10:20 AM
Attorneys and industry leaders discuss what is on the horizon in global UAS law and regulation, with an emphasis on the U.S., including BVLOS ARC, Part 135 delivery, Remote ID updates, and Unmanned Traffic Management CONOPS
10:20 – 10:35 AM
Lawyering for Global Drone Eco-System Clients: Perspectives from Both Sides of the Table
10:35 – 11:25 AM
In-house/private practice attorneys and industry leaders provide their unique perspectives and practical lessons learned, best practices and what-not-to-do in areas such as contracts, privacy and data security and other key legal and business considerations relevant to the global drone industry ecosystem.
11:25 AM – 12:00 PM
Special Session: Lawyers & Techies: Ethical Implications of Stress, Burnout & Wellbeing
12:00 – 12:50 PM
Doctoral-level expert review of unique stressors involved in lawyering or conducting business in the innovation space, the resultant impacts, ethical implications, and mitigation strategies for a healthy lifestyle.
(*Worth 1 Substance abuse and/or Mental Illness Awareness CLE Credit Hour)
AI In Advanced Tech Platforms: Legal and Policy Considerations
12:50 – 1:40 PM
Attorneys and AI-focused industry and academic partners address the current legal and policy issues involved in employing AI in advanced tech platforms on both the military and civilian context, with an emphasis on UAS, including intellectual property, consent-notice laws and ethical guidelines.
1:40 – 2:00 PM
Autonomous Vehicles: Land, Air & Sea Lanes
2:00 – 2:50 PM
Attorneys and key industry partners provide an overview of the legal regimes applicable to autonomous land, sea and air vehicles; panel will address the latest legal and regulatory updates impacting UAS/UAM, ADS/UGVs, UUVs as well as public perception, infrastructure challenges, liability issues and more.
Avigation Rights: This Sky Is Your Sky, This Sky Is My Sky
2:50 – 3:40 PM
Attorneys and key industry partners discuss toll roads in the sky - constitutional, statutory and policy considerations with who “owns” the sky; a robust discussion of “avigation,” are property and privacy rights in conflict with avigation safety?
Public-Private Connection: Policies You Need to Know to Plug into Dual Use & Other Opportunities
3:40 – 4:30 PM
An overview of Technology Transfer and Transition, SBIR/STTR programs, and various military and federal public-private partnership opportunities; will include practical information on how to plug into this lucrative R&D ecosystem for autonomous systems and related enabling technologies.
Closing Comments: Keeping the Dream Alive – Law-Tech Connections
4:30 – 5:00 PM
Host summary of workshop, next steps and future synergies. Survey administration.
AUVSI Influencers Networking Reception
5:00 – 6:00 PM
Optional add-on item ($50).
Schedule, speakers, and times are subject to change.
The world’s largest conference and trade show dedicated to the advancement of uncrewed systems, robotics, and autonomy.
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