Tentative Agenda

Tuesday, August 16
7:00 AM Registration / Continental Breakfast
8:00 AM Opening Remarks, and Introduction of Keynote Speakers
Ms. Deb Norris, Vice President, Workforce Development, Sinclair Community College Presentation of Colors/Welcome
8:30 AM TBD
9:00 AM Mr. Steve Pennington, Director of Bases, Ranges & Airspace and Executive Director for the Department of Defense Policy Board on Federal Aviation, US Air Force
9:30 AM

Networking Break - Exhibit Hall - Exhibit Hall Opens

10:30 AM Mr. Marke “Hoot” Gibson, Senior Advisor, UAS Integration, FAA
11:00 AM TBD, Federal Aviation Administration ASSURE Center of Excellence for Unmanned Aircraft Systems
11:30 AM TBD
12:00 PM Buffet Lunch / Networking Break - Exhibit Hall
1:00 PM Panel: Panelists TBD, Speaker TBD, Federal Aviation Administration ASSURE Center of Excellence for Unmanned Aircraft Systems
2:15 PM Networking Break - Exhibit Hall
3:15 PM Panel: The National Science Foundation’s Center for Unmanned Aircraft Systems
The Center for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (C-UAS) was established in 2012 and is an Industry/University Cooperative Research Center involving Brigham Young University, the University of Colorado at Boulder, Virginia Tech, Georgia Tech and the University of Michigan. The center is the only National Science Foundation-funded unmanned aircraft research center. Our Purpose: To provide innovative solutions to key technical challenges and superb training for future leaders in the unmanned aircraft systems industry.
Dr. Eric W. Frew, University of Colorado at Boulder
Dr. Craig Woolsey, Virginia Tech
Dr. Randal W. Beard, Brigham Young University
Dr. Brian Argrow, University of Colorado at Boulder
4:30 PM Midwest UAS Resources Update
• Ohio UAS Center and Test Complex
• Sinclair College National UAS Center and Test Complex
• TBD
5:00 PM Networking Reception - Exhibit Hall
Wednesday, August 17
7:30 AM Registration / Continental Breakfast
8:30 AM Mr. Wil Cashen, Chairman, Tesla Foundation Group
9:00 AM Mr. Rick Lusk, Director UAS, Oak Ridge National Labs
9:30 AM Networking Break - Exhibit Hall
10:30 AM Domestic Drones - Legal, Policy and Privacy Implications:
Understanding the law regarding unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) is imperative, regardless of the use to which they are put. Interest in "drones" for both commercial and recreational purposes is raising privacy concerns, but also awkward legal questions about when and where drones should be allowed to fly - and who gets to decide. This session will examine the legal landscape of drones, from search and seizure to trespass and nuisance, exploring the concept of vertical curtilage. We will also explore the National Telecommunications and Information Administration's (NTIA) list of voluntary privacy best practices for commercial and non-commercial drone users.
Mr. Matthew A. Mishak, Esq., Dronewerx, LLC.
11:00 AM The Future of UAS
Dr. Ron Storm, Chief Scientist, The Perduco Group
11:30 AM TBD
12:00 PM Buffet Lunch / Networking Break
1:00 PM Panel: UAS Commercial Operations
• NASA Glenn Research Center – UAS Applications in Harmful Algal Bloom Research
• Woolpert – UAS Applications and Commercial Operations
• Simlat – Live, Virtual, Constructive applications in UAS Training
2:15 PM Networking Break - Exhibit Hall
3:15 PM Panel: AFRL Highlights
• AFRL - Mission Essential Competencies
• AFRL - Plans for SUAS Operations in the Air Force (tentative)
• AFRL - SUAS Technology: Sensing (tentative)
4:45 PM Closing Remarks, Wrap-Up, 2017 Announcement
5:00 PM Adjourn Conference/Exhibit Hall Closes
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A Sampling of Agenda Topics:

  • Government Updates
  • Autonomy
  • Airspace Access
  • Modeling & Simulation
  • Manufacturing
  • UAS Regulations
  • First Responders
  • Precision Agriculture
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