October 28-30, 2019 | The Westgate | Las Vegas

2019 CONFERENCE OVERVIEW

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Conference Sessions & Events Include:

Product Preview Presentations

Click here to see a complete list of participating companies and presentation times.

Vendor & Association Workshops

Click here to check out all of the exciting workshops going on this year at Commercial UAV Expo Americas. Workshop hosts include: ASPRS, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Worldwide, GeoCue Group, MAPPS, Pix4D, Roswell Flight Test Crew and Sundance Media Group.

Live Outdoor Flying Demos

Seeing drones and software in action before you invest in a system provides much-needed insight into their capabilities. That’s why Commercial UAV Expo Americas, in cooperation with Sundance Media Group, offers the opportunity for you to see and compare systems in real-world scenarios.

The live outdoor drone demonstrations will take place on Monday, October 28th at Henderson Equestrian Park North (HEPN).

Leading vendors will demonstrate a range of drone applications. Not only will airframe and sensor capabilities be showcased, but a sophisticated AV set up will allow users to view resulting data sets and processing solutions for the full end-to-end view of the technology solutions on display. Drone experts will be on-hand to narrate live scenarios and field questions from the audience.

Click here to learn more about the Live Outdoor Flying Demos. Registration is required for this event. Cost: $50 add-on to registration.

Construction

One of the most rapidly growing sectors for drone integration is construction. The construction industry has discovered the many ways in which drones can add value and the use of UAVs has been steadily increasing over the last few years by construction companies, architects and surveyors. During this session, you will find out what the future of construction looks like due to the rise of smart solutions, automation and drone usage. Scaling a UAV program and the best approaches to capturing information for integration into established workflows will also be addressed.

Drone Industry Visionaries

A visionary is defined as a person who is “thinking about or planning the future with imagination or wisdom.” This type of thinking is especially important in the drone industry, where new regulations and technology innovations cause this future to shift on what can feel like a daily basis. The visionaries that will be part of this session are set to provide an incredible look at the future of this technology along with insight around what needs to happen in the present to see these visions realized.

Energy

Numerous energy companies have established their own drone operations in-house, as they work to use drones in the workplace just like any other technology available to them. This session will explore how energy industry professionals are making sense of large volumes of data and integrate them into current workflows, how security concerns are being addressed and how UAVs can be used in connection with AI, automation, and IoT environments to increase efficiency.

Expanded Operations

Making drone flight operations highly accessible and practical for large organizations is an essential element for the adoption of the technology, and it’s why increased adoption rates of BVLOS and other expanded operations are so crucial. Organizations that will be or already are building a complete drone program that nests within existing enterprise policies and procedures need to understand what kind of advantages expanded operations represent and what it will mean to unlock them. This session will explore what it means to leverage aviation expertise to collect actionable data that is otherwise difficult, dangerous or costly to gather.

Forestry & Agriculture

A growing number of farmers have seen how drones can improve the quality of the crop, boost yields and reduce waste of fertilizers and crop protection products. Additionally, drones have been used to do everything from count trees to assess different types of stand damage to map harvest units. This session will provide you with insights into how farmers are implementing aerial tools and how to efficiently use drones to achieve higher yields by identifying problems before they happen.

Infrastructure & Transportation

Whether it’s being able to inspect a bridge from the air just as easily as from the water or addressing critical infrastructure inspections in an entirely new way, drones are clearly having a significant impact on how infrastructure and transportation departments. Robust data sets delivered by drones are allowing these departments to uncover even deeper levels of insight using artificial intelligence (AI) and many believe that infrastructure inspections will someday be managed by robotic systems. This session will explore how various departments have utilized the technology to save time and money and also detail how drones could become an integral part of infrastructure surveillance.

Mining & Aggregates

Mining and aggregate supplier companies have been able to see the practical differences that drone technology can make since adoption means that someone now doesn’t have to literally climb a stockpile to get a measurement of it. Keeping operators out of potentially dangerous situations means critical information can be gathered much faster, but these benefits go beyond the impact on safety considerations. This session will explore what kind of a difference it can make for a drone to allow users to easily take measurements monthly, weekly or even daily while also producing a scaled dataset that can be trusted when making calculations.

Public Safety & Law Enforcement

Stay tuned for an exciting announcement about our 2019 Public Safety & Law Enforcement content!

Remote ID

FAA officials have been steadfast in their claims that a universal remote identification (Remote ID) system is needed, and plenty others have mentioned that it is critical for the industry at large to move forward. Creating a Remote ID solution that answers the simple question of, “who’s operating that drone?” will help everyone become familiar and comfortable with the technology to open up countless opportunities with it. This session will explore what the ultimate Remote ID solution should look like and what it will mean for the entire industry to see it enabled.

Security

Although drones have been a welcoming addition for many different industries, they have also created problematic outcomes in various situations. Advanced hardware and software solutions have helped to create a critical awareness of the airspace so that the right people can have a better understanding of unauthorized drone activity. This session will explore what kind of options currently exist with drone security and how organizations are working to detect, identify, track and interdict unauthorized drones.

Surveying & Mapping

The use of UAS in surveying and mapping is rapidly expanding as precision measurement professional learn about the efficiencies and cost savings possible with the use of drones. Drones have the potential to substantially increase ROI as a less expensive alternative to manned aerial surveys. Instant deployment and pre-flight programming can make for faster data collection times while providing excellent positional accuracy and a safer operator experience. This session will explore what it means to select the best UAV solution, how to infuse drone data with other data and what it means to share information across an existing enterprise workflow. 

UAM

The use of UAS in surveying and mapping is rapidly expanding as precision measurement professional learn about the efficiencies and cost savings possible with the use of drones. Drones have the potential to substantially increase ROI as a less expensive alternative to manned aerial surveys. Instant deployment and pre-flight programming can make for faster data collection times while providing excellent positional accuracy and safer operator experience. This session will explore what it means to select the best UAV solution, how to infuse drone data with other data and what it means to share information across an existing enterprise workflow. 

Utilities

Many utilities are finding cost savings by making use of UAVs for transmission or distribution lines periodic inspections. Drones have also been used to detecting issues before they turn into problems for wind turbines inspection work, and helps to keep inspection crews on the ground. Being able to utilize software and algorithms that will be able to identify broken insulators or strands that are frayed opens up an entirely new value proposition, and the current and future capabilities of the technology will be explored in this session.

UTM

The development of UAS Traffic Management (UTM) systems is a big topic in the drone industry as a whole. This kind of fully automated system will integrate drones with manned aviation in the sky, and could change the way everyone thinks of what it means to operate a drone. This session will explore how different stakeholders define a UTM system and how the development of one will impact commercial markets across the world.

What differentiates Commercial UAV Expo?

Commercial UAV Expo focuses exclusively on a finite number of industries, making it the most effective and efficient vehicle for owners and operators in those industries to access the most relevant education, contacts and best-in-cass UAS technology and services. Read about the 2018 event here.

Commercial UAV Expo is organized by Diversified Communication, which has more than a dozen years of experience producing market-leading conferences for precision-measurement professionals, including Commercial UAV Expo Europe, SPAR 3D Conference & Expo and International LiDAR Mapping Forum.

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Check back for more details. A complete list of speakers, session times, special events and more will be posted soon!

The Commercial UAV Event for:

 


Construction


Energy & Utilities


Forestry & Agriculture


Infrastructure & Transportation

Mining

Mining & Aggregates


Public Safety & Emergency Services


Security


Surveying & Mapping

 

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