Tentative Agenda

NEW this year: General Session on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings, Concurrent Technical Panels on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons, and Training Sessions on Thursday. Times subject to change. Click here for the full agenda.

Monday, August 25

1:00 PM Autonomous Aerial Vehicle Competition

Tuesday, August 26

7:00 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast
7:00 AM Exhibit Hall Open until 4:30 PM
8:00 AM Welcome and Administrative Announcements
8:00 AM Autonomous Aerial Vehicle Competition
8:30 AM Michael Toscano
President & CEO, AUVSI
9:00 AM Dyke Weatherington
Director of Unmanned Warfare, OSD
9:30 AM Break
10:00 AM FAA Center of Excellence Update
Carol Gregorek and Pat Watts
FAA
10:30 AM Panel: UAS Regulations, Law, and Privacy
Matthew Mishak - NOUASA
Colin Snow - Drone Analyst
Wayne Johnson - Dayton Aerospace Inc
Brent Connor - Thompson Hine LLP
11:45 AM Lunch (Exhibit Hall)
1:00 PM The HALE Enterprise: Today and the Future
George Guerra
Vice President of High-Altitude, Long Endurance Systems, Northrop Grumman
1:30 PM Concurrent Technical Sessions
Panel: UAS Geospatial Topics

Jeff Lovin - Woolpert Inc
Eric Frew - University of Colorado at Boulder
Yuval Peshin - Simlat Ltd
Panel: Modeling and Simulation for UAS
Bruce Preiss - Wright State Research Institute
Michael Wicks - University of Dayton (INVITED)
Ronald Storm - The Perduco Group
Leah Rowe - USAF AFRL
2:45 PM Break
3:15 PM Concurrent Technical Sessions
Panel: UAS Academic Review
Brent Terwilliger - Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Worldwide
John Bridewell - University of North Dakota
Andrew Shepherd - Sinclair Community College
James Gregory - The Ohio State University
Panel: UAS Manufacturing
John Perry - Altavian
Todd Colten - Fourth Wing
Frank Beafore - SelectTech
4:30 PM Robert (Rob) Pappas
UAS Special Rules Coordinator, Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Office, FAA
5:00 PM Reception until 7:00 PM
Sinclair Community College, Building 12
Business Casual
Free Parking in Lot C

Wednesday, August 27

7:00 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast
7:00 AM Exhibit Hall Open until 4:30 PM
8:00 AM Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems Integration Update
Steve Pennington
Director of Bases, Ranges & Airspace, USAF
8:30 AM Advances in UAS Sense and Avoid-Self Separation Flight Testing
Satish Krishnan
Technical Director - Special Projects, Mission Systems, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.
9:00 AM NASA UAS Airspace Operations Challenge
Sam Ortega
Manager, Centennial Challenges Program, NASA
9:30 AM Break
10:00 AM U.S. Customs and Border Protection
David Fulcher
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
10:30 AM Panel: Autonomy and Automation
Eric Frew - University of Colorado at Boulder
Larrell Walters - UDRI
Alan Angleman - Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board
11:45 AM Lunch (Exhibit Hall)
1:00 PM Marion Blakey
President & CEO, AIA
1:30 PM Concurrent Technical Sessions
Panel: UAS First Responder Topics

Nancy Dragoni - Ohio Emergency Management Agency
Kristen Barrera - USAF
William Hill - Sinclair Community College
Jack Smith - National Center for Medical Readiness
Panel: Big Data, Cyber, and Technology
Jeff Hughes - Tenet 3 LLC
Michael Develle - MTSI
Steve Merritt - Apogee Systems Inc
Patrick Huyck - Green Hills Software
2:45 PM Break
3:15 PM Concurrent Technical Sessions
Panel: UAS Precision Agriculture Topics

Stephen P. Merritt - Apogee Systems, Inc.
Aaron Lawrence - Woolpert
Andrew Shepherd - Sinclair Community College
Scott Shearer - The Ohio State University (INVITED)
Aimee Belanger-Haas - Clark State Community College
Panel: Ohio Aviation/UAS Endeavors
Richard Perales - Ohio House of Representatives
State Effort to Enhance Ohio UAS Climate
4:30 PM Air Force Research Laboratory UAS Update
Ricky Peters
(invited)
SES, Executive Director, USAF AFRL
5:00 PM Adjourn

Thursday, August 28

7:00 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast
7:00 AM Exhibit Hall Open until 12:00 PM
8:00 AM Training Sessions—Earn .5 CEUs
9:30 AM Break
10:00 AM Training Sessions (continued)
12:00 PM Adjourn
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    Thursday Training Sessions
    Earn .5 CEUs!

    Precision Agriculture for UAS

    Precision agriculture is a growing industry that can save both time and money for the agricultural community. UAS operations offer the potential of higher crop yields, more precise application of treatments, early detection of crop health issues and increased revenues. This abbreviated course reviews the current state and future potential of UAS in precision agriculture.

    Geospatial Information for UAS

    Geospatial information is vital for the successful employment of UAS. This abbreviated course reviews the sources, production methods and analysis procedures for geospatial data as they relate to UAS operations.

    UAS for First Responder Leadership

    Understanding the applications and operational considerations for UAS is a necessary step for first responder leaders as they plan for the integration and use of UAS in their organization. This abbreviated course reviews specialized UAS technologies and how they may be leveraged to support first responder organizations from a leadership perspective.

    UAS, Privacy, and the Law

    The continued and expanded use of UAS in the national airspace has raised questions regarding privacy and other legal ramifications for their employment. This abbreviated course reviews the current legal aspects of UAS operations and provides an outlook on future considerations.

    Current State of UAS Standards and Regulations

    The standards and regulations affecting the UAS community are in a state of change and modernization. This abbreviated course reviews current UAS best practices and regulations while providing an outlook for anticipated future federal guidance.