Oct 1-3, 2018 | The Westgate | Las Vegas
Incorporating Drone World Expo

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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
Lisa Murray
Gretchen West

Keynote Chair

Daniel K. Elwell
Michael Perry

DJI Keynote

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
Nicholas Flom
James Grimsley
Cindy Ng
Glady Singh
Tiffany Vinson
Basil Yap

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
Adam Bry
Chris Rittler

Precision Agriculture – Part I

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,...
Robert Blair
Young Kim
Jeff Lorton

DOTs and Infrastructure – Part 1

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...
Glenn Stott
Adam Smith
Bob Maguire
Darshan Divakaran

Process & Power – Part 1

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
Dave Truch

Surveying & Mapping – Part 1

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

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

Latest developments from top universities in brief presentations. More information coming soon.

Precision Agriculture – Part 2

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
Jeff Lorton

DOTs and Infrastructure – Part 2

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

Process & Power – Part 2

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...
Dave Truch
Dyan Gibbens

Surveying & Mapping – Part 2

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

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
Marcel Bergerman
Gretchen West

Powering Drones

Powering Drones

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 session will first identify typical duration and pros and cons for specific applications of current technologies including lithium ion Vs. tethered, solar and into newer tech such as over-the-air charging to super-fast 30-second re-charging, and even newer still. Invited participants from technology start-ups, academia, venture capitalists and asset owners will share experiences and where they see promise and investment potential for new developments.

5:00 PM – 5:45 PM

Poolside connect & happy hour

Day 1
Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Poolside Connect & Happy Hour

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

EXHIBIT HALL OPEN

regulatory & utm updates

Day 1
Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Regulatory & 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.
Courtney Albers
Lisa Ellman
Travis Mason

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
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.
Dave Truch
Assel Ayapova
Colin Snow
Greg Agvent
Bradley Koeckeritz

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) – Part 1

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
Harold Miller
David Adjiashvili

Public Safety – Part 1

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
Romeo Durscher

Mining & Aggregates – Part 1

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. Part I (2:00 –...
Todd Domney
Callum Walter
David Boardman
Andrew Carey

Construction – Part 1

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...
Douglas Spotted Eagle
Oliver Smith
RICHARD LOPEZ
Colin Guinn

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...
Joshua Ziering
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

More details to come.
Michael Blades
Colin Snow

Large Asset Installations (Cell Towers, Wind Turbines, Solar) – Part 2

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
Harold Miller
David Adjiashvili

Public Safety – Part 2

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

Mining & Aggregates – Part 2

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. Part II (4:00 –...
Andrew Carey
David Boardman
Callum Walter
Todd Domney

Construction – Part 2

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...
RICHARD LOPEZ
Oliver Smith
Douglas Spotted Eagle
Colin Guinn

***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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