XPONENTIAL Shifts to Virtual! Learn More

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

Update Online Company Profile
 - Company Description
 - Cross-Reference Categories

Deadline: March 21, 2023
Submit Certificate of Insurance Deadline: March 31, 2023
Submit Exhibitor Appointed Contractor Authorization Deadline: March 31, 2023

2024 Conference Program Information Available Soon!


Keynote Sponsored by: 

2023 Theme: The Blueprint for Autonomy

As a community, we are moving beyond the vision-setting phase for autonomy and are drawing up a blueprint to fully operationalize and integrate these systems. And while a collective focus on the same grand design is critical, how we work together will determine how smoothly and quickly we achieve full integration and realize the potential of our industry.

That blueprint for autonomy is already being drafted. It includes considerations for design, operationalization, integration, and safeguarding. Its material needs consist of policy and regulations, public engagement, safety and security, data management, testing and certification, among others. So just as an architect’s two-dimensional design becomes a three-dimensional reality, our community will come together to identify new perspectives, avoid potential incongruities, and keep apace in pursuit of our shared goal.

The 2023 Core Program includes a variety of session formats.


Forward-looking insights that prepare attendees for what's next. These keynote sessions help guide and shape attendees' perspective and provide additional context for everything they will learn and experience at XPONENTIAL. Expect exciting demonstrations, technical industry expertise, and government stakeholders to share current priorities and updates.


To showcase cross-cutting themes in the industry, the Spotlight Sessions will feature experts across domains addressing key obstacles to safety, ethics, and security of autonomous and uncrewed systems. Presenters will feature leaders in their respective fields and encourage the audience to think beyond their roles and responsibilities to consider the broader application within their organizations and fields.

*Requires Full Conference Pass



Attendees participating in breakout sessions will experience dedicated forums for exploring focused topics relevant to their industries, work, and operations. These sessions will feature concentrated presentations, panel discussions, and audience questions to help drive deeper conversations and solutions to some of the industry’s greatest hurdles.

Track themes include:

  • Designing Autonomy – Data Foundation & Usage
  • Designing Autonomy – Technical Development
  • Operationalizing Autonomy
  • Integrating Autonomy: Policy & Regulation
  • Integrating Autonomy: Public Engagement & Impact
  • Realizing Autonomy
  • DRONERESPONDERS Public Safety Forum
  • AUVSI Defense
  • Enterprise and Government Solutions

* Requires Full Conference Pass


Solutions Theater

Sponsored by: 

The Solutions Theater provides exhibitors a platform to present their latest advancements and developments in the XPO Hall.

*Requires XPO Hall Pass

Innovation Theater

Educational sessions on this stage will maintain a central theme of putting autonomy to work with end user focused content.

*Requires XPO Hall Pass


The Sandbox is a space for problem-solving and exploration for industry leaders, researchers, and academic institutions. Participants will host the space and share their problem/research/discussion topic with conference attendees, industry leaders, and other learners who join them in the Sandbox. Participants will use the XPO community to problem-solve, collaborate, ideate, and seek solutions.

*Requires XPO Hall Pass


XPONENTIAL features immersive workshops to provide opportunities for engagement and cooperation to those with similar interests on important issues facing our industry. These collaborative workshops provide XPONENTIAL attendees with an in-depth look into targeted topics and the solutions needed to harness the full potential of uncrewed technologies now and into the future.

Workshop Topics Include:

  • Government Connectedness
  • Solutions Associated with Increasingly Autonomous Flight and the Role of Standards to Ensure Safety
  • Running a Dual-Use Startup - How to Spell DoD and Other Acronyms
  • Hack our Drone
  • Lessons Learned in Industry Certification
  • UAS Training: How Flight Simulators Can be an Efficient and Cost-Effective Addition to Your UAS Program
  • Driving an Assured Autonomous Maritime Future: Achieving COLREGs-Compliant Autonomous Vehicle Operations at Scale? 
  • Autonomous Systems 101
  • The Design Dream, the Operational Nightmare
  • Digital Flight: Bringing Autonomy and Connectivity to Aviation
  • Realizing Autonomy - A Journey Through Collaboration
  • Trusted Cyber Program
  • Workforce Development: Today and for the Future of Mobility
  • NSF Center for Autonomous Air Mobility and Sensing (CAAMS)

*Requires Full Conference Pass


Several organizations and industry stakeholders will hold meetings at XPONENTIAL. These sessions will bring together experts in the field working towards operationalization.

Working Groups and Special Meetings Include:

  • Multi-Vehicle (m:N) Working Group
  • AAM Open Forum: Standards and Whitepapers Needed for Integration (RTCA)
  • Robotics Education and Outreach Alliance Meeting
  • NCAT National Visiting Committee Meeting

*Pass Requirements vary

DE&I Programming

As the only event designed to advance the entire uncrewed ecosystem, XPONENTIAL 2023 is where we will drive important conversations that cultivate diversity and inclusiveness. Woven throughout all educational programming, we will explore:

  • How does bolstering DE&I within organizations improve decision-making, innovation, and engagement?
  • What changes are needed that the industry can make today, and where do we want to be in the future?
  • What are best practices for increasing equity and inclusiveness for end users, from technological discovery to platform design and integration?


AUVSI takes great care in selecting top industry organizations that can present compelling information and innovative ideas to help advance uncrewed systems and autonomy. The option to participate in a co-located event allows attendees to enhance their experience through unique training and education with experts in public safety, weather, law, education, defense acquisition, and maintenance and repair.

STEM: Engineering a Brighter Future

AUVSI’s STEM programming at XPONENTIAL continues to grow and develop as we work with industry partners to provide meaningful, practical, hands-on support for STEM Education initiatives.  We are expecting approximately 350 local, national and international students and educators joining us at XPONENTIAL 2023.

Key programming will include:

  • An international drone soccer demonstration
  • The Drones in Schools National Competition
  • US Drone Soccer student tournament
  • Workforce development discussions hosted by the National Center for Autonomous Technologies (NCAT)
  • K-12 educator professional development hosted by NASA and the FAA
  • Academy of Model Aeronautics 
  • XPO Hall floor small group explorations
  • Networking with university and industry partners
  • AIAA Worldwide Student Engineering Competition first place collegiate winner debrief
  • Engage RoboNation leadership and stakeholders around STEM and student competition