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

2018 CONFERENCE PROGRAM

Monday, October 1, 2018

Outdoor flying demos (registration required)

Day 1
Monday, October 1, 2018

Beyond the Cage – Outdoor Flying Demonstration – Session I

OUTDOOR FLYING DEMONSTRATIONS Commercial UAV Expo does NOT have a drone cage on the exhibit floor. Our audience of drone professionals is well “beyond the cage.” Instead, Commercial UAV Expo,...

Beyond the Cage – Outdoor Flying Demonstration – Session 2

OUTDOOR FLYING DEMONSTRATIONS Commercial UAV Expo does NOT have a drone cage on the exhibit floor. Our audience of drone professionals is well “beyond the cage.” Instead, Commercial UAV Expo,...

Product previews (conference pass required)

Product Previews

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

Click the “+” below to see the current list of presenting companies. Full schedule with times and location to come.

Participating Companies

AeroDimension Parrott Professional
Airbus Aerial Phase One Industrial 
Airgon LLC Phoenix LiDAR Systems
Ardenna Technologies Pix4D
Delair Pulse Aerospace 
Drone Deploy RIEGL USA Inc.
DroneNerds Inc SCI Technology, Inc.
Epson America, Inc.  SenseFly
Ewatt Aerospace Septentrio
Flyability SKYNETWEST – sUAS Service Provider
Harris Corporation TOPCON Positioning Systems, Inc.
HAZON Solutions Trimble
Leica Geosystems Inc. U-Drone Robotics Australia
LiDAR USA VectorNav Technologies
Microdrones  Vertical Partners West, LLC
NW Rapid Mfg LLC YellowScan

workshops & symposia (registration required)

Day 1
Monday, October 1, 2018

Technical Seminar: High Accuracy Mapping with DJI Drones

GeoCue Group and its subsidiary AirGon are pleased to repeat last year’s highly successful colloquium on high accuracy mapping with low cost drones. This seminar will walk the user through...
Andrew Carey
Christian Stallings

How to Achieve Professional Grade Surveying with Drones

Microdrones presents a helpful series of workshops to help geomatics professionals make sense out of making drones a part of their work. Lead by Dr. Mohamed Mostafa, Director of mdSolutions...
Mohamed M.R. Mostafa

Pix4D Advanced User Workshop

Unique to the Commercial UAV Expo the Pix4D Training Team will be taking a deep dive into two overarching topics. In the first four-hour module, we will be discussing best...
Angad Singh
Jeffrey Miller

sUAS Advanced Inspection Operations

This in-depth workshop will extend knowledge from beyond Part 107 qualifications to operational knowledge, skills, and abilities regarding sUAS utilization for inspections in construction, infrastructure, utilities, surveying and mapping. Detail...
David Thirtyacre
Scott Burgess

Getting Started with Indoor Drone Inspection

Take a one-day training with our training expert and learn all you need to apprehend the very own flight dynamics of Elios and perform your first indoor inspection mission.
Gregory Spirlet

University Roundtable

As more universities are looking to implement new UAV programs of study or keep already established program up to date with the latest UAV applications, faculty and administration are left...
Kenneth Yanow
Wing Cheung

 

 

 

 

 

 

happy hour – exhibit hall

Day 1
Monday, October 1, 2018

Welcome Happy Hour

The Welcome Happy Hour will be hosted on the Exhibit Floor. All registrants are welcome to attend.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

10:00-5:00 Exhibit HAll Open

opening & Keynotes

Day 1
Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Welcome Address

Lisa Murray, Group Director, will welcome the crowd to Commercial UAV Expo Americas 2018. Commercial UAV Expo Americas is the leading North American conference and exhibition exclusively focused on commercial...
Lisa Murray
Jeremiah Karpowicz

White House Keynote

Lisa Ellman, Co-Executive Director of Commercial Drone Alliance & Partner at Hogan Lovells US LLP, will moderate a keynote discussion with Michael Kratsios, Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy...
Lisa Ellman
Michael Kratsios

FAA Keynote

Gretchen West, Co-Executive Director of Commercial Drone Alliance & Senior Advisor at Hogan Lovells US LLP, will moderate a keynote discussion with Earl Lawrence, Executive Director of the Unmanned Aircraft...
Gretchen West
Earl Lawrence

Commercial End-User Panel Discussion

Gretchen West will engage commercial end users in conversation about pros and cons pertaining to recent progress in UAS; how these technologies connect to greater initiatives such as digital twin...
Dave Truch
Greg Agvent
Assel Ayapova
Harry Nuttall

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

IPP Update & Progress to date

Day 1
Tuesday, October 2, 2018

IPP Update & Progress To Date

Moderated by Greg Agvent of CNN, invited panelists will provide updates and progress plus candid discussion for the UAS Integration Pilot Program (IPP), including: Issues will include assessment of progress...
Greg Agvent
Basil Yap
Ed Hine
Tiffany Vinson
James Grimsley
Cindy Ng
Nicholas Flom

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

1:30 PM – 3:00 PM Vertical iNDUSTRY deep dive SESSIONS

Day 1
Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Drone Industry Visionaries – Autonomy

Get the inside scoop on what’s on the horizon for UAS! A panel of visionaries will debate and discuss the future of UAS as well as the opportunities and challenges...
Marcel Bergerman
Greg Belaus
Jonathan Lenoff
Chris Rittler

Precision Agriculture – Assessing & Monitoring

Farmers don’t want more tools; they *do* want actionable information. The experts in this deep dive will fast-track participants in the use of the newest technology, including drones, remote sensing,...
Young Kim
Robert Blair
Matt Clark
Greg Crutsinger
Jeff VanderWerff
Justin Metz

DOTs and Infrastructure – Integration

UAVs deployed for roads, bridges and tunnels are realizing increased value, from fault detection to asset management. But what does it take to successfully integrate a UAV program into a...
Bob Maguire
Adam Smith
Paul Wheeler
Troy LaRue
Shayne Gill
Glenn Stott
Darshan Divakaran

Process & Power – Integrating UAS Data

This workshop will focus on the use of UAVs for applications that involve processing of fluids or gases: oil & gas, electricity, water, pharmaceuticals, chemicals. To be addressed: best practices...
Dyan Gibbens
Andrea Steffke
Corey Hitchcock
Patrick Saracco
Jason Goodick
Dave Truch

Surveying & Mapping – From Sensors to Data

Clearly drones are ideal for topographic measurement, from movement monitoring, change detection, seepage detection, volumetric measurement and more. However, determining the right sensors and tools for managing the data is...
Matthew Klein
Sam Billingsley
Michael Singer
Lewis Graham
Bryan Baker

Drone Industry Visionaries – Data

Get the inside scoop on what’s on the horizon for UAS! A panel of visionaries will debate and discuss the future of UAS as well as the opportunities and challenges...
Mike Winn
Anil Nanduri
David Hansell
Michael Chasen
Christoph Strecha

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

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM Vertical iNDUSTRY deep dive SESSIONS

Day 1
Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Drone Industry Visionaries – University Lightning Round

Come see the University Lightning Round to learn, in very brief presentations, what’s coming out of universities related to UAS and gain insight into advancements for commercial purposes and partnerships...
Craig Nehrkorn

Precision Agriculture – From Data to Actionable Info

Farmers don’t want more tools; they *do* want actionable information. The experts in this deep dive will fast track participants in the use of the newest technology, including drones, remote...
Robert Blair
Young Kim
Matt Clark
Greg Crutsinger
Jeff VanderWerff
Justin Metz

DOTs and Infrastructure – National Initiatives

UAVs deployed for roads, bridges and tunnels are realizing increased value, from fault detection to asset management. But what does it take to successfully integrate a UAV program into a...
Connie Yew
Shayne Gill
Darshan Divakaran
Earl Lawrence

Process & Power – What’s in the Future

This workshop will focus on the use of UAVs for applications that involve processing of fluids or gases: oil & gas, electricity, water, pharmaceuticals, chemicals. To be addressed: best practices...
Dyan Gibbens
Andrea Steffke
Corey Hitchcock
Patrick Saracco
Jason Goodick
Dave Truch

Surveying & Mapping – Data to Deliverable

Clearly drones are ideal for topographic measurement, from movement monitoring, change detection, seepage detection, volumetric measurement and more. However, determining the right sensors and tools for managing the data is...
Matthew Klein
Sam Billingsley
Michael Singer
Lewis Graham
Bryan Baker

Urban Air Mobility

Day 1
Tuesday, October 2, 2018

What the Sky Will Look Like in Future

Gretchen West of Hogans Lovell will engage the thought leaders moving us toward Urban Air Mobility: what are the technology advancements being realized and what is still needed, which entities...
Matt Metcalfe
Tom Prevot
Marcel Bergerman
Gretchen West
Travis Mason

Powering Drones

Day 1
Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Latest Developments & End User Needs

Battery life is an obvious consideration for drone flight, but there are other considerations including propulsion, noise, recharging capabilities, etc. that will shape the future of power for drones. The...
Robert Walters
Phil Robinson
Keith Wallace
Joseph Bablo
Rich Kapusta
RICHARD LOPEZ

Poolside connect & happy hour

Day 1
Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Poolside Connect & Happy Hour

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

EXHIBIT HALL OPEN

regulatory, POLICY & utm updates

Day 1
Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Regulatory, Policy & UTM Updates

Led by Lisa Ellman, this panel of government and market leaders will give you a years' worth of updates in 60 minutes. Additional speakers and presentation details coming soon.
Akimasa Kameda
Karthik Balakrishnan
Joseph Rios
Lisa Ellman
Gretchen West
Earl Lawrence
Ken Stewart

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

Security

Day 1
Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Data, Hacking, Counter-Drone

Ensuring the security of your program, from flight to data, is the subject of this session. What steps should you be taking, what are resources you can enlist...this group of...
Jaz Banga
John Skinner
Angela Stubblefield
Grant Jordan
Lisa Ellman
Brendan Groves

in-house vs. outsourcing your drone program

Day 1
Wednesday, October 3, 2018

In-House Versus Outsourcing Your Drone Program

Learn from experiences of asset owners on both sides of this issue: opting to in-house their drone program or contracting this out. Considerations include costs, liability, training and risks.
Larry Barnard
Dave Truch
Colin Snow
Greg Agvent
Bradley Koeckeritz
Assel Ayapova
Harry Nuttall

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

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM Vertical iNDUSTRY deep dive SESSIONS

Day 1
Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Drone Industry Visionaries – Service

Get the inside scoop on what’s on the horizon for UAS! A panel of visionaries will debate and discuss the future of UAS as well as the opportunities and challenges...
George Mathew
Benjamin Benharrosh
Dyan Gibbens

Large Asset Installations (Cell Towers, Wind Turbines, Solar) – Scalable Drone Program

This deep dive focuses on the use of drones from inspection and operation to maintenance of cell towers, wind turbines, solar farms and other large installations. Key issues to be...
Mike Barkasi
Hank Miller
Vineet Mehta
Orest Pilskalns
Itai Karelic
Robert McCoy
David Adjiashvili

Public Safety – Police, Highway Patrol, Homeland Security

Police, fire and government entities are constrained in the use of UAVs, not only by budget but also public perceptions and oversight. This workshop focuses on lessons learned and key...
Daniel Marek
Tracy Wilkinson
Chad Karlewicz
Tiffany Vinson
Alex Justice
Brian Leventhal
Eric Andelin

Mining & Aggregates – Selecting Appropriate Tools

This workshop addresses the unique challenges of terrestrial mapping and volumetric calculations above-and-below ground, from the appropriate sensors and platforms to compiling and analyzing the data. 2:00 – 3:00pm Selecting...
Todd Domney
Callum Walter
David Boardman
Andrew Carey

Construction – The Right Tools

Aerial data obtained on construction sites via UAS for digital elevation maps, point clouds and other uses for efficiency and safety is increasingly being leveraged for engineering analysis and predictive...
Oliver Smith
Craig Nehrkorn
Douglas Spotted Eagle
RICHARD LOPEZ

Drone Industry Visionaries – UTM/LAANC

Get the inside scoop on what’s on the horizon for UAS! A panel of visionaries will debate and discuss the future of UAS as well as the opportunities and challenges...
Mariah Scott
Joshua Ziering
Craig Marcinkowski
Gretchen West
Marc Kegelaers
Ken Stewart

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

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Vertical iNDUSTRY deep dive SESSIONS

Day 1
Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Drone Industry Visionaries – Market Outlook & Forecast

Mike Blades, Research Director or Frost & Sullivan will address: Commercial UAV Market: Drivers for Industry Growth & Opportunities Commercial drones must function in an ecosystem where a fleet of...
Michael Blades
Colin Snow

Large Asset Installations (Cell Towers, Wind Turbines, Solar) – Leveraging Information

This deep dive focuses on the use of drones from inspection and operation to maintenance of cell towers, wind turbines, solar farms and other large installations. Key issues to be...
Art Pregler
Hank Miller
Vineet Mehta
Mike Barkasi
Itai Karelic
Robert McCoy
David Adjiashvili

Public Safety – Fire & SAR

Police, fire and government entities are constrained in the use of UAVs, not only by budget but also public perceptions and oversight. This workshop focuses on lessons learned and key...
Tom Calvert
Michael Ralston
Richard Fields
Scott Mlakar
Romeo Durscher

Mining & Aggregates – Building a Large-Scale UAV Program

This workshop addresses the unique challenges of terrestrial mapping and volumetric calculations above-and-below ground, from the appropriate sensors and platforms to compiling and analyzing the data. 4:00 – 5:00pm Building...
Andrew Carey
David Boardman
Callum Walter
Todd Domney

Construction – Lessons Learned

Aerial data obtained on construction sites via UAS for digital elevation maps, point clouds and other uses for efficiency and safety is increasingly being leveraged for engineering analysis and predictive...
Oliver Smith
Douglas Spotted Eagle
Craig Nehrkorn
RICHARD LOPEZ

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Post-Conference (Ticketed event)

Day 1
Thursday, October 4, 2018

ASPRS UAS Technical Symposium

Qassim Abdullah
Mohamed M.R. Mostafa
Karen Shuckman
Christian Stallings

***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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