Oct 24-26, 2017 | Las Vegas

2017 Conference Program

CONFERENCE PROGRAM TAKEAWAYS

  • Understanding specific ROI & benefit metrics for using UAVs
  • Integrating UAV data into current workflows
  • Storing and sharing project data both internally and externally
  • Incorporating software: flight planning, post-processing, data analysis tools
  • Determining alternative options: when are UAVs not the right tool for your application
  • Identifying UAV challenges: regulatory, environmental, operational efficiency, safety
Questions? Contact:
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Kat McDonald
+1-207-842-5646

Tuesday October, 24

Product previews (conference pass required)

1:00 – 5:00
Learn about the newest supplier advances and best practices for specifying, planning and executing projects in Product Previews presented by exhibiting companies.

  Track I   Track II
1:00-1:15 U-UAV Tech Australia 1:00-1:15 Trimble
1:15-1:30 Topcon Positioning Systems, Inc. 1:15-1:30 Ventus Geospatial Inc.
1:30-1:45 DroneDeploy 1:30-1:45 C-Astral Aerospace
1:45-2:00 Dynamic UAV Soultions, LLC / GeoShack 1:45-2:00 Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company
2:00-2:15 Flyability 2:00-2:15 Griff Aviation
2:15-2:30 Harris Corporation 2:15-2:30 PrecisionHawk
2:30-2:45 Leica Geosystems Inc. 2:30-2:45 Delair-Tech
2:45-3:00 microdrones 2:45-3:00 AirWing Aviation Technology Limited
3:00-3:15 Phase One Industrial 3:00-3:15 Lockheed Martin Canada CDL Systems
3:15-3:30 Pix4D 3:15-3:30 Ambar Group/Agrowing
3:30-3:45 YellowScan 3:30-3:45 Ontario Power Generation
3:45-4:00 RIEGL USA Inc. 3:45-4:00 Hazon Solutions
4:00-4:15 Aerialtronics 4:00-4:15  
4:15-4:30 Aeryon Labs Inc. 4:15-4:30  
4:30-4:45 Bentley Systems, Incorporated 4:30-4:45  
4:45-5:00 Viper Drones 4:45-5:00  

workshops & symposia (registration required)

Day 1
Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Technical Seminar: High Accuracy Mapping with DJI Phantom & Inspire

A Must Attend Event! AirGon presents a comprehensive colloquium on the topic of high accuracy mapping with DJI Phantom and Inspire Drones using the new AirGon Sensor Package. A registration...
Day 1
Tuesday, October 24, 2017

ASPRS UAS Technical Symposium

The American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) will be hosting a pre-conference UAS technical symposium. During this full-day symposium 8 topics will be presented by ASPRS members and...

 

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ASPRS

5:00-6:00 happy hour – exhibit hall

Wednesday October, 25

8:00 – 9:00 Networking breakfast – Exhibit hall

opening & Keynotes 

Get informed and inspired by industry leaders in the opening session that will kick off Commercial UAV Expo’s 2017 conference program.

Keynotes will be announced soon!

10:30-11:00 Networking break – Exhibit HAll

Civil infrastructure – rail, bridges, tunnels, roads

Day 1
Wednesday, October 25, 2017

UAS Use for State Transportation Agencies

OBJECTIVES/GOAL: The purpose of this presentation is to identify the benefits UAS can have for use within transportation agencies. Drones or more specifically Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) are changing the...
Paul Wheeler

Automation: Microbot Infrastructure Inspection

The Microbot Infrastructure Inspection Project is a work unit within the Navigation Systems Research Program at Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). The goal...
Joseph Harwood

Additional Civil Infrastructure Presentation to be Announced

A third Civil Infrastructure presentation will be announced soon. Check back for more details and updates.

Panel Discussion with Presenters – Civil Infrastructure

There will be a 30 minute panel discussion with the speakers of the Civil Infrastructure session including: Paul Wheeler - Lead UAS Coordinator\Technology Advancement Specialist, Utah Department of Transportation Joseph...

law enforcement & security

Day 1
Wednesday, October 25, 2017

UAV Use in Motor Vehicle Crash Case Study

The Nevada Highway Patrol has been a pioneer in the use of UAV to investigate motor vehicle crashes. A case study will be presented showing the capabilities of UAV’s to...
Daniel Marek

UAVs and Twenty-First Century Policing

The Mobile Police Department, Technology-based Aviation Program (T.A.P.) currently utilizes six different UAV/sUAS Airframes to safely and successfully accomplish a multitude of law enforcement and first responder functions. MPD-TAP in...
Kevin Levy

Robotic Aerial Security – Utilizing UAVs for Physical Security

The presentation will cover the major changes that UAVs (and robotics as a whole) are bringing to the physical security industry. We will be going over the unmet needs currently...
Jack Wu

Panel Discussion with Presenters – Law Enforcement & Security

There will be a 30 minute panel discussion with the speakers of the Law Enforcement & Security session including: Daniel Marek - Sergeant, Nevada Highway Patrol Kevin Levy - Commander,...
Mark Johnson

12:30-2:00 Lunch (available for purchase) – Exhibit HAll

considerations for your enterprise UAV program – are you protected?

Day 1
Wednesday, October 25, 2017

How to actively insure and manage unmanned risk for long term success

This presentation aims to be a follow up to the article published by Commercial UAV News: http://www.expouav.com/news/latest/assessing-risk-establishing-insurance-needs-drone-operators/ The aim of the presentation is to educate the audience on the tools...
Chris Proudlove
Joshua Olds
William Lovett

Free Your Fleet: Flying Safely and Mitigating Risks

The panel will address the risks inherent in drone use in the energy, utility and construction industries. Topics to be addresses include: current state and federal regulation of drone use,...
Rachel Constantino-Wallace

Panel Discussion with Presenters – Considerations for your Enterprise…

There will be a 30 minute panel discussion with the speakers of the Considerations for your Enterprise UAV Program session including: Chris Proudlove - SVP, Northeast Regional Manager and UAS...

public safety – firefighting & Search and rescue

Day 1
Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Using UAVs to Save Lives in Disasters

When disaster strikes, communities are left in a state of utter chaos. Survivors need assistance to stay alive. There are countless barriers for rescuers reaching people in need, such as...
Rahul Singh

Additional Public Safety Presentation to be Announced

A second Public Safety presentation will be announced soon. Check back for updates.

Panel Discussion with Presenters – Public Safety

There will be a 30 minute panel discussion with the speakers of the Public Safety session including: Rahul Singh - Executive Director, GlobalMedic Second Presenter to be Announced

3:00-3:30 Networking break – Exhibit HAll

plenary – Bvlos & PATHFINDER UPDATE

Day 1
Wednesday, October 25, 2017

BVLOS UAS Operations – Finally Possible in the U.S.

North Dakota’s Northern Plains Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Test Site was granted a Certificate of Authorization (COA) by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) enabling a phased approach to Beyond Visual...
Nicholas Flom

Additional BVLOS & Pathfinder Update Presentation to be Announced

A second BVLOS & Pathfinder Update session presentation will be announced soon. Check back for more details and updates.

Panel Discussion with Presenters – BVLOS & Pathfinder Update

There will be a 20 minute panel discussion with the speakers of the BVLOS & Pathfinder session including: Nicholas Flom - Executive Director, Northern Plains UAS Test Site, Northern Plains...

4:30 – 6:00 Poolside connect & happy hour

Day 1
Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Thursday October, 26

 8:00 – 9:00 Networking breakfast – exhibit hall

mining & aggregates

Day 1
Thursday, October 26, 2017

Mining & Aggregates Presentation by Ben McKnight

Please check back for presentation details.
Ben McKnight

Building an Enterprise Scale UAV Program at Rio Tinto Kennecott Utah Copper

How do you introduce UAV technology into a large-scale business? This presentation will cover the “how to steps” taken to build a large-scale UAV program and share the broad range...
Andrew Carey

Additional Mining & Aggregates Presentation to be Announced

A third Mining & Aggregates presentation will be announced soon. Check back for more details and updates.

Panel Discussion with Presenters – Mining & Aggregates

There will be a 15 minute panel discussion with the speakers of the Mining & Aggregates session including: Ben McKnight - Survey Supervisor, BARRICK GOLDSTRIKE Andrew Carey - Chief UAV...

emerging applications

Fascinating new applications of UAVs for commercial purposes from real estate and insurance and beyond. Addresses specific opportunities and challenges.

Check back for updates and presentation details

10:00-10:30 Networking break – Exhibit HAll

Precision AGRICULTURE

 Young Kim and Jeff Lorton will host a comprehensive session addressing real needs in Agriculture and how they’re being met, from integration of different sensors and platforms to analyzing the data and output.

Check back for updates and presentation details

process, power, utilities – dams, water/wastewater, pipes, cell towers

Day 1
Thursday, October 26, 2017

Process,Power, Utilities Presentation by David Winslow and Pete Kelsey

David Winslow of the Bureau of Reclamation, Upper Colorado Regional Office and Pete Kelsey of Autodesk will present in the Process, Power & Utilities session. Check back for presentation details.
Pete Kelsey
David Winslow

The Evolution of a Arial Inspection Program.

This presentation brings to life the evolution of an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) inspection program. A series of case studies have been performed, from the initial proof of concept, testing...
Tim Trebilcock

UAS Programs Improve Safety and Effectiveness for Offshore Asset Inspection and Surveying

Oil and gas companies are using unmanned aircraft system (UAS) technology to improve safety and efficiency in a growing range of applications, from infrastructure and maintenance inspection to security, emergency...
Todd Chase

Panel Discussion with Presenters – Process, Power, Utilities

There will be a 20-30 minute panel discussion with the speaker of the Process, Power, Utilities session including: David Winslow of the Bureau of Reclamation, Upper Colorado Regional Office Pete...

12:00-1:30 Lunch (available for purchase) – Exhibit HAll

Plenary: utm command and control – integrating next generation wireless (Verizon, t-mobile, at&t)

Day 1
Thursday, October 26, 2017

Building a Platform for Drones to Take-Off

The explosion of UAVs brings us to a similar juncture we experienced forty years ago when a small group of researchers at Stanford Research Institute laid down the foundational principles...
Dave Famolari

UTM Command & Control Presentation by Sean Murphy

Sean Murphy of T-Mobile will present. Check back for updated presentation details.
Sean Murphy

Additional UTM Command & Control Presentation to be Announced

A third UTM Command & Control presentation will be announced soon. Check back for more details and updates.

Panel Discussion with Presenters – UTM Command & Control

There will be a 15 minute panel discussion with the presenters of the UTM Command & Control session including: Dave Famolari - Director, Verizon Ventures Sean Murphy - Sr. Engineer,...
Marc Kegelaers

Plenary: regulatory & Government vision for future

3:30-4:00 networking break – Exhibit HAll

surveying & mapping

Day 1
Thursday, October 26, 2017

sUAV Topographic Mapping – Are You in Control?

sUAS are gaining momentum for use in aerial data acquisition for topographic mapping. If you are using sUAS as a tool to assist your team with generating topographic mapping, developing...
Richard Celender

Precision Airport Mapping with Fixed-Wing sUAS in restricted airspcace

Our focus case study project will cover planning, execution, control needs, accuracy of results as reported to ASPRS accuracy standards for an airport obstruction aerial survey project at the Des...
Benjamin Sullivan

Additional Surveying & Mapping Presentation to be Announced

A third Surveying & Mapping presentation will be announced soon. Check back for more details and updates.

Panel Discussion with Presenters – Surveying & Mapping

There will be a 30 minute panel discussion with the speakers of the Surveying & Mapping session including: Richard Celender - Vice President, Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc. Benjamin Sullivan...
David McKittrick

construction

Day 1
Thursday, October 26, 2017

Construction Presentation by Richard Lopez

Abstract coming soon.
Richard Lopez

Construction Presentation by Oliver Smith

Abstract coming soon.
Oliver Smith

Panel Discussion with Presenters – Construction

There will be a 30 minute panel discussion with the speakers of the Construction session including: Richard Lopez - VDCO Manager, Hensel Phelps Oliver Smith - VDC Director, Skanska USA...

***Schedule and presenters subject to change.

The Commercial UAV Event for:


Surveying & Mapping


Civil Infrastructure


Mining & Aggregates


Construction


Process, Power & Utilities


Law Enforcement, Emergency Response & Search and Rescue


Precision Agriculture

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