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GENERAL INFORMATION:

Monday, April 22, 2024 | 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM PST

The Law-Tech Connect™ Workshop is an educational event that aims to connect and inform all those involved in uncrewed and autonomous systems (C-Suite, operators, engineers, attorneys, academics, students, etc.) in a dynamic one-day session of hyper-focused techno-legal content. Topics covered include global drone regulations, advanced air mobility regulations and policies for aircraft/airmen & airspace, artificial intelligence policies, airspace awareness considerations, the law of the air/land/sea, space tech, legal issues for autonomous systems practitioners and more. Law-Tech Connect is a top-tier legal and policy event for everyone and has also been approved as a California Bar accredited Continuing Legal Education (CLE) program for attorneys (*8 credits, self-certifiable and transferable to other states).

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  • Early Bird: $249 | Standard: $299
    • Early Bird pricing good through March 8, 2024
  • Registration includes:
    • XPO Hall Pass
    • Drinks and Food Throughout
    • Admission to April 21st LTC Pre-Networking Event
    • *8 CLE credits for attorneys (*anticipated California Bar accredited CLE program, 8 General credits, transferable to other states - in progress)
  • Unmanned Aircraft Systems: Legal and Business Considerations Textbook can be purchased here  Apply promo code AUVSI24 to purchase the book for $49.99 now through 4/30/2024.
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    PROGRAM AGENDA:

    Registration/Breakfast/Coffee
    7:30 – 8:00 AM

    Welcoming Remarks: The Dawn of Connections
    8:00 – 8:10 AM

    Welcome and overview of workshop mission, vision and goals, brief administrative announcements, and acknowledgement of sponsors.

    RoundTable Panel Discussion
    Global Drone Regulations Take Off!

    8:10 – 9:10 AM

    The future of aviation is here all around the world, and some countries are taking off faster and higher than others. Join this diverse panel of subject matter experts from around the globe as they discuss the laws, policies, rules, resources and tools in their homelands that are advancing drone operations and integrating them into national and local airspaces. Comparative topics will include the wide variety of approaches to beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) operations, remote identification and UAS Traffic Management (UTM), among others. Join us on this international journey to discover the various laws that help the drone industry to fly safely and successfully. (*Worth 1 General CLE Credit Hour)

    RoundTable Panel Discussion
    The 3As of Advanced Air Mobility

    9:10 – 10:10 AM

    The Federal Aviation Administration regulates all aircraft, including Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) vehicles that are highly automated and electric aircraft like electric vertical take off and landing (eVTOL) “air taxis,” around three key concepts: Airmen, Aircraft and Airspace. They call this the 3As. This unparalleled panel of experts will discuss how the FAA is regulating the 3As for these novel powered lift vehicles in terms of vehicle certification, operator certification and framework, airspace integration and management, operational rules and infrastructure development. Learn about all the latest rule-making proposals, standards and plans that will enable this new era of aviation to really take off! (*Worth 1 General CLE Credit Hour)

    Break
    10:10 – 10:20 AM

    Roundtable Panel Discussion
    State of the States

    10:20 – 11:20 AM

    In the United States, not all states are equal when it comes to “drone readiness.” As the Federal Aviation Administration and Congress continue building out the laws and regulations necessary for ubiquitous drone operations in low-altitude airspace, some states have, either collaboratively with the FAA or on their own, established laws, organizations and structures to bolster commercial drone operations within their borders. This panel of local experts will address the factors that have helped propel their states to the “drone friendly” leaderboard. Topics will include state-level legislative engagement, constitutional law, “avigation” laws, air rights laws, airspace lease laws, taskforce or program offices, the role of universities, test sites and more. (*Worth 1 General CLE Credit Hour)

    Lunch
    11:20 AM – 11:50 PM

    Roundtable Panel Discussion
    The Sky is Not the Limit: Space Is!

    11:50 – 12:50 PM

    When referring to the drone and AAM communities, many people say, “The sky is the limit.” It’s really not. Aviation relies heavily on space assets to enable critical operational functions, such as position, navigation and timing (PNT), terrain avoidance systems, command, control, communication, cyber and intelligence data links and more. Join this panel of space and spectrum experts as they explain the parallel universe of laws, regulations, governing bodies, frameworks, authorities and policies that govern what happens in space that affects aviation operations in the sky and on the ground. It’s going to be out of this world! (*Worth 1 General CLE Credit Hour

    Round Table Panel Discussion
    Protection from Mayhem

    12:50 – 1:50 PM

    Murphy’s First law is that “Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong.” Planning ahead to prevent incidents or accidents, and having policies to address them when they do, all go a long way to shield drone and air taxi businesses from potential liability. This panel of experts will address a range of topics that can keep your business, organization or endeavor legally compliant and protect you from mayhem. Learn about mitigating risk through drone and air taxi insurance, safety management systems, physical security, upholding cybersecurity legal requirements (data protection, information assurance etc.) and when it might be a good idea to engage an attorney. (*Worth 1 General CLE Credit Hour)

    Break
    1:50 – 2:00 PM

    Round Table Panel Discussion
    Surf & Turf: Serving Up Autonomous Regulations

    2:00 – 3:00 PM

    This unsurpassed panel of attorneys and key industry partners will provide an overview of the legal regimes applicable to autonomous land and sea and contrast them with those for aircraft. Topics include all the latest legal and regulatory updates and recent court cases impacting uncrewed ground vehicles (UGVs), automated driving systems/electric vehicles (UGVs/ADS), maritime autonomous surface ships (MASS), uncrewed underwater vehicles (UUVs) and remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) in addition to public perception, infrastructure challenges, liability issues and more. (*Worth 1 General CLE Credit Hour)

    Round Table Panel Discussion
    Getting Intelligent on Artificial Intelligence

    3:00 – 4:00 PM

    Artificial intelligence (AI) is all the rage. But what is AI, especially as employed in emerging technologies and related businesses? What legal and policy issues do we all need to understand relating to it? Join this incredible panel of AI subject matter experts as they deeply explore both of these topics, in both the military and commercial context. Emphasis items will include the nexus of AI (including ChatGPT) and intellectual property (IP) law, international law, notice-consent laws, ethics and more.(*Worth 1 General CLE Credit Hour)

    Break
    4:00 – 4:10 PM

    Round Table Panel Discussion
    The Other 3As: Airspace Awareness and Assessment

    4:10 – 5:10 PM

    One bad incident with drones and air taxis can set these industries back years. How do we ensure the skies remain safe? Join this panel of airspace awareness experts as they discuss the technologies, laws, regulations, policies and best practices that all airspace users and protectors need to understand to safeguard the skies, and the people and facilities on the ground below them. Topics covered will include the legal and technical aspects of counter-drone, airspace situational awareness, air and ground risk analysis tools, in addition to lessons learned and best practices in this critical space. (*Worth 1 General CLE Credit Hour)

    Closing Comments: Keeping the Dream Alive – Law-Tech Connections
    5:10 – 5:30 PM

    Closing Comments: Keeping the Dream Alive – Law-Tech Connections

    Host summary of workshop, next steps and future synergies and survey administration.

    Schedule, speakers, and times are subject to change.

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