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.

Click here for the Concurrent Session Panel biographies.

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
National Anthem
Posting of Colors - WPAFB Honor Guard
8:00 AM Autonomous Aerial Vehicle Competition
8:30 AM Unmanned Aircraft Systems – State of the Industry
Michael Toscano

President & CEO, AUVSI
9:00 AM FAA Center of Excellence Update
Carol Gregorek and Pat Watts
9:30 AM Break
10:00 AM NASA Air Operations Challenge
Sam Ortega
Program Manager, Centennial Challenges, NASA
10:30 AM Panel: UAS Regulations, Law, and Privacy
Moderator: Scott Ganow - Faruki Irel & Cox PLL
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 Sessions
Panel: UAS Geospatial Topics

Moderator: Jeff Lovin - Woolpert Inc
Eric Frew - University of Colorado at Boulder
Yuval Peshin - Simlat Ltd
Panel: Modeling and Simulation for UAS
Moderator: Leah Rowe - USAF AFRL
Bruce Preiss
- Wright State Research Institute
Michael Wicks - University of Dayton
Ronald Storm - The Perduco Group
2:45 PM Break
3:15 PM Concurrent Sessions
Panel: UAS Academic Review
Moderator: James Gregory - The Ohio State University
Brent Terwilliger
- Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Worldwide
John Bridewell - University of North Dakota
Andrew Shepherd - Sinclair Community College
Panel: UAS Manufacturing
Moderator: Frank Beafore - SelectTech
John Perry
- Altavian
Todd Colten - Fourth Wing
4:30 PM Integration of Civil Unmanned Aircraft Systems into the National Airspace System: Leveraging Section 333
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 Prototype Sense and Avoid System on Predator B, including Due Regard Radar
Satish Krishnan
Technical Director - Special Projects, Mission Systems, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.
9:00 AM UAS Integration: The Manufacturers' View From Washington
Rich Efford

Assistant Vice President, Legislative Affairs, AIA
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
Moderator: Larrell Walters - UDRI
Eric Frew
- University of Colorado at Boulder
Alan Angleman - Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board
11:45 AM Lunch (Exhibit Hall)
1:00 PM Autonomy
Jim Overholt
Senior Scientist for Autonomous Systems, AFRL Human Effectiveness Directorate
1:30 PM Concurrent Sessions
Panel: UAS First Responder Topics

Moderator: William Hill - Sinclair Community College
Nancy Dragani - Ohio Emergency Management Agency
Kristen Barrera - USAF Jack Smith - National Center for Medical Readiness
Panel: Big Data, Cyber, and Technology
Moderator: 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 Sessions
Panel: UAS Precision Agriculture Topics

Moderator: Andrew Shepherd - Sinclair Community College
Stephen P. Merritt - Apogee Systems, Inc.
Aaron Lawrence - Woolpert
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
Richard Honneywell - Ohio/Indiana UAS Center & Test Complex
4:30 PM Air Force Research Laboratory UAS Update
Ricky Peters

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
9:45 AM Training Sessions (continued)
12:30 PM Adjourn
Hosted by: AUVSI & Dayton Development Coalition
Northrop Grumman Asymmetric WSRI ARS Ohio University TechSolve CAMO NuWaves TW Telecom
  • UTC
  • 3D Aerial
  • Sinclair Community College

    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.