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Deadline: February 24, 2023
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Submit Exhibitor Appointed Contractor Authorization Deadline: March 31, 2023

WORKSHOPS

Content offered Monday – Thursday

XPONENTIAL features immersive workshops that 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.

Monday, May 8:

Standards Supporting Implementation - Roadmapping to Success

1:30 – 3:30PM MST

This workshop is the place to get updates related to the latest developments in standards guiding the industry and defining uncrewed operations from an industry, operator and regulator level. Included in this session/workshop will be discussion on the integration of technologies needed for the success of expanded drone operations and those standards that are currently supporting implementation through regulatory acceptance and those areas that are still challenging to industry and regulators alike. Understand the connection between standards and regulations and the successful road to compliance for Remote ID and how it worked.

Participate in a workshop to improve standards roadmapping and how it can assist industry. Hear from the experts who roadmapped standards to regulations for UTM against European regulations. Contrast the approach taken in the US and Europe - what works and what needs improvement for a robust standards roadmap and applying best practices from around the world.

Workshop Topics:

  • Approach to Roadmapping standards - FAA Funded ANSI UASSC v. EC funded EUSCG RDP
  • AW-Drone Project-Analysis of Standards maturity
  • EASA derivative SHEPHERD (UAS Project) -Technical assessment of standards -identify standards to be acceptable for regulation.
  • Standards Mapping - Standards mapping against U-space regulation
  • Autonomy Challenges

Autonomous Systems 101

1:30 – 3:30PM MST

There are people in (or about to be in) the autonomy game that must lead or otherwise work/communicate with autonomy practitioners that could benefit from a walkthrough of what makes something autonomous, what ingredients are required and where the challenges are. A sub-theme is pointing out the role and implications of AI and Machine Learning. The benefits are learning some of the lingo and acronyms, understanding the touchpoints with people and other parts of the system/vehicle and appreciating what is required to operationalize an autonomous system. Participants have the opportunity to break into small teams to work through an exercise to identify the needed sensors, understanding, decisions and behaviors to accomplish a certain mission.

Participants leave with:

  • An expanded vocabulary surrounding the science and engineering of autonomous systems
  • A broader understanding of the composition and facets of an autonomous system
  • An appreciation of the hurdles faced by the adoption/operationalization of autonomous systems

Tuesday, May 9:

The Design Dream, the Operational Nightmare - How to Ensure that Autonomy Designers’ Efforts Deliver on Operator’s Dreams

11:00AM – 12:30PM MST

Autonomy offers huge potential benefits across society, in the air, land, sea, and space domains. Everyone involved in autonomy development, from designers to end-users, regulators, and those involved in deploying and maintaining the supporting infrastructure, is doing their best to realize those benefits. So why is autonomy slow to live up to its promise, despite everyone’s best intentions? We suggest that one continuing challenge is communication failures that lead to mismatches between the understanding and assumptions of stakeholders involved in different stages of autonomy design, development, and the operationalization process.

This workshop will take a playful look at places these communication breakdowns can occur through a fun, hands-on design and test process. Participants will discuss real-world examples of autonomy successes and failures and look for common through lines that lead to these outcomes. A set of key lessons for increasing operational success will be shared, and the workshop will conclude with a discussion of how to apply these lessons to the development and operationalization of adaptive autonomy solutions across the expanding range of operating domains.

Digital Flight

11:00AM – 12:30PM MST

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Wednesday, May 10:

Government Connectedness

11:00AM – 12:30PM MST

This collaborative workshop is the continuation of a lively discussion that began at XPO Orlando, and will also provide a summation of follow-on events that spread the discussion to other venues over this past year. The participants will discuss successes and opportunities for future successes in the partnership between Federal, Tribal, State and Local government in enabling repeatable Uncrewed operations. While sharing experiences, participants will highlight what worked well, what stalled progress, and how they found the path to enabling UAS operations that met local needs while satisfying state and federal requirements.

Takeaways from this workshop will include lessons learned at each level and opportunities to apply their models to other Federal, Tribal, State, and local government decision makers looking to coordinate UAS operations.

Workforce Development: Today and for The Future of Mobility

11:00AM – 12:30PM MST

People are at the center of our industry’s innovation. With the right skills, training, educational development, and community awareness, we can create an ecosystem that maximizes job success, retention, and career pathways to ensure productivity and profitability for our people and our industry. Join us for a workforce development workshop that provides cross-domain solutions.

This workshop will offer takeaways on the following topics:

  • Building partnerships to overcome recruitment and training challenges
  • Exploring academic gaps and scaling educational integration
  • Considering how diversity and inclusion play a vital role in remaining competitive
  • Collaborating with industry, government, and academia
  • Identifying how to engage communities and develop talent in a highly autonomous environment.

Reimagining Your Future Supply Chain: Port to Porch

11:00AM – 12:30PM MST

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Thursday, May 11:

AUVSI’s Trusted Cyber Program

11:00AM – 2:00PM MST

This workshop will provide an overview of AUVSI’s Trusted Cyber Program which will review of the voluntary certification program and the relevant cybersecurity guidelines and frameworks that make up the program.

NSF Center for Autonomous Air Mobility and Sensing (CAAMS)

11:00AM – 1:00PM MST

CAAMS aims to solve challenging problems in advanced air mobility through its participating faculty from six research universities: CU Boulder, BYU, Texas A&M, U Michigan, Virginia Tech and Penn State. Members join CAAMS to accelerate AAM through fundamental and applied research projects that move the industry forward. This workshop will share some of the early outcomes of CAAMS research but also review past achievements of the NSF Center for UAS that inspired CAAMS. Attendees will be asked, “What are your greatest AAM challenges?” to open a dialogue with faculty researchers and CAAMS members regarding industry pains. A value proposition canvas will be used as an interactive tool to solicit feedback.

*Attending workshops requires a Full Conference Pass

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