September 15-17, 2020 | Paris Las Vegas | Las Vegas

2019 CONFERENCE PROGRAM

Monday, October 28, 2019

7:45-1:00 Outdoor flying demos (registration required)

Live Outdoor Flying Demonstrations

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, offered the opportunity for you to see and compare systems in real-world scenarios.

2:15-6:15 Product previews (conference pass required)

Product Previews

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

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workshops & symposia (registration required)

Workshops & Demonstrations

Commercial UAV Expo hosted a variety of training and educational workshops presented by leading vendors & associations including ASPRS, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, GeoCue Group, MAPPS, Roswell Flight Test Crew, Sundance Media Group. Click here to learn more about the workshops & demos offered at this years event. 

6:30-7:30 happy hour – exhibit hall

Welcome Happy Hour

We kicked off the opening of the Exhibit Floor with friends and colleagues at the Welcome Happy Hour at the Westgate, the hotel Elvis Presley called home when he performed in Las Vegas (including 58 consecutive sold-out shows at the Westgate in 1969!). Attendees were able to check out the latest UAS solutions, talk with vendors, and enjoy beer and wine at this ever-popular event.

Entrance included with registration pass. 

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

7:00-8:30 University Session

Day 1
Tuesday, October 29, 2019

8:00-9:30 BREAKFAST (only available for conference registrants)

10:00-5:00 Exhibit HAll Open

9:00-10:45 opening & Keynotes

Day 1
Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Opening & Keynotes

  • Welcome
  • Speakers: Lisa Murray, Nynke Lipsius-Mulder
  • A Conversation with Administrator Bridenstine: A Vision for the Future
  • Speakers: James Bridenstine
  • From Imagination to Commercialization.
  • Speakers: Bala Ganesh
  • CEO Panel Discussion: UAS Insights and Strategies for Success in the Current Marketplace
  • Speakers: Tom Walker, Brandon Torres Declet, Adam Bry, Mike Winn, Gretchen West
Lisa Murray
Nynke Lipsius-Mulder
James Bridenstine
Bala Ganesh
Gretchen West
Mike Winn
Tom Walker
Brandon Torres Declet
Adam Bry

10:45-11:30 Networking break – Exhibit HAll

11:30-12:30 Conference Sessions

Day 1
Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Urban Air Mobility (UAM): How Close Are We?

  • UAM Panel Discussion
  • Speakers: James Bridenstine, Eric Allison, Lisa Ellman, Travis Mason, Seleta Reynolds, Melvin Johnson
Lisa Ellman
Melvin Johnson
Seleta Reynolds
James Bridenstine
Travis Mason
Eric Allison

11:30-5:30 New this year! DRONERESPONDERS Public safety summit

2019 DRONERESPONDERS Public Safety Summit

This two-day Public Safety Summit will unite drone operators and program managers across law enforcement, fire rescue, and other emergency services for strategic discussions and workshops surrounding the evolving use of unmanned aircraft systems. Topics will include program development and management, training standards and certification, mutual assistance, and more. Join thought leaders from across the Americas to help shape the future of unmanned systems across public safety at this first-of-its-kind summit event.

Additional registration is required for this event. Click here to learn more. 

12:30-2:00 Lunch (Included with conference registration)- Exhibit HAll

2:00-3:30 Conference Sessions

Day 1
Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Construction – Vertical Breakout Session

  • Brief presentations from session presenters
  • Q&A and Round table Discussions with Presenters
  • Speakers: Dave Henderson, John Rygg, Richard Lopez, Douglas Spotted Eagle
Dave Henderson
Richard Lopez
John Rygg
Douglas Spotted Eagle

Energy – Vertical Breakout Session

  • Brief presentations from session presenters
  • Q&A and Round table Discussions with Presenters
  • Speakers: Todd Knapp, Toby Kraft, Ken Stewart, Randall Warnas, Keith Aubin, Corey Hitchcock
Corey Hitchcock
Ken Stewart
Toby Kraft
Todd Knapp
Keith Aubin
Randall Warnas

Surveying & Mapping – Vertical Breakout Session

  • Brief presentations from session presenters
  • Q&A and Round table Discussions with Presenters
  • Speakers: Jason Rolfe, Matthew Burgess, Christian Stallings, Gregory Saunders, Suzanne Van Cooten, Robert Moorhead
Matthew Burgess
Christian Stallings
Gregory Saunders
Jason Rolfe
Suzanne Van Cooten
Robert Moorhead

3:30-4:30 Networking break – Exhibit HAll

4:30-5:30 Conference Sessions

Day 1
Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Precision Agriculture – Vertical Breakout Session

  • Brief presentations from session presenters
  • Q&A and Round table Discussions with Presenters
  • Speakers: James Grimsley, Jeremy Groeteke, Michael McVay, Matthew Grassi
Matthew Grassi
Michael McVay
Jeremy Groeteke
James Grimsley

UAS Traffic Management (UTM) Updates & Progress

  • UTM Panel Discussion
  • Speakers: Joseph Rios, , Philip Butterworth-Hayes, Jarrett Larrow, Ken Stewart, Amit Ganjoo
Philip Butterworth-Hayes
Ken Stewart
Jarrett Larrow
Joseph Rios
Amit Ganjoo
Mike Glasgow

Utilities – Vertical Breakout Session

  • Brief presentations from session presenters
  • Q&A and Round table Discussions with Presenters
  • Speakers: Curtis Kayton, Todd Schlekeway, Dusty Birge, Scott Farber, Robert McCoy
Todd Schlekeway
Robert McCoy
Scott Farber
Curtis Kayton
Dusty Birge

Women in Drones

  • Women in Drones Panel Discussion & Breakout Groups
  • Speakers: Seleta Reynolds, Dyan Gibbens, Angela Stubblefield, Sharon Rossmark, Mariah Scott, Lisa Ellman, Karen DiMeo
Sharon Rossmark
Karen DiMeo
Dyan Gibbens
Angela Stubblefield
Lisa Ellman
Seleta Reynolds
Mariah Scott

6:00-8:00 Poolside connect & happy hour

Poolside Connect Networking Reception

Connect with peers poolside at the Westgate. Each cabana will represent a vertical industry and be hosted by industry leaders. Find the cabana that matches your industry and you’ll find your peers! Beer, wine and non-alcoholic drinks will be available.

Additional registration is required for this event.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

8:00-9:30 BREAKFAST (only available for conference registrants)

10:00-4:00 Exhibit HAll Open

9:00-10:00 Conference Sessions

Day 1
Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Expanded Operations

  • Expanded Operations Panel Discussion
  • Speakers: Herbert Williams, Todd Graetz, Greg Agvent, Basil Yap, Matt Edwards, Jay Merkle
Jay Merkle
Greg Agvent
Basil Yap
Todd Graetz
Matt Edwards
Herbert Williams

9:00-5:00 New this year! DRONERESPONDERS Public safety summit

2019 DRONERESPONDERS Public Safety Summit

This two-day Public Safety Summit united drone operators and program managers across law enforcement, fire rescue, and other emergency services for strategic discussions and workshops surrounding the evolving use of unmanned aircraft systems. Topics included program development and management, training standards and certification, mutual assistance, and more. Attendees joined thought leaders from across the Americas to help shape the future of unmanned systems across public safety at this first-of-its-kind summit event.

Additional registration is required for this event. Click here to learn more. 

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

10:30-11:30 Conference Sessions

Day 1
Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Drone Industry Visionaries: Part 1

  • Drone Industry Visionaries Panel Discussion
  • Speakers: Tom Walker, Michael Blades, Cynthia Huang, Amit Ganjoo, Brandon Torres Declet, Mariah Scott
Michael Blades
Mariah Scott
Amit Ganjoo
Cynthia Huang
Tom Walker
Brandon Torres Declet

Security & Counter-UAS

  • Security & Counter-UAS Panel Discussion
  • Speakers: Grant Jordan, Luke Fox, Angela Stubblefield, Rob Sweet, Brendan Groves, Carissa VanderMey
Angela Stubblefield
Carissa VanderMey
Rob Sweet
Luke Fox
Grant Jordan
Brendan Groves

11:30-12:30 Conference Sessions

Day 1
Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Drone Industry Visionaries: Part 2

  • Drone Industry Visionaries Panel Discussion
  • Speakers: Marc Kegelaers, Joshua Ziering, David Hose, Michael Blades, Greg Davis, Jesse Kallman
David Hose
Joshua Ziering
Michael Blades
Jesse Kallman
Greg Davis
Marc Kegelaers

Remote ID

  • Remote ID Panel Discussion
  • Speakers: Chris Walach, Matthew Satterley, Jay Merkle, Lisa Ellman, Philip M. Kenul, Greg Agvent
Greg Agvent
Philip M. Kenul
Chris Walach
Matthew Satterley
Jay Merkle
Lisa Ellman

12:30-2:00 Lunch (Included with conference registration)- Exhibit HAll

2:00-3:30 Conference Sessions

Day 1
Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Infrastructure & Transportation – Vertical Breakout Session

  • Brief presentations from session presenters
  • Q&A and Round table Discussions with Presenters
  • Speakers: Matt Clark, Basil Yap, Todd Graetz, Michael Goldschmidt, Shayne Gill, Todd Petersen
Shayne Gill
Todd Petersen
Todd Graetz
Michael Goldschmidt
Basil Yap
Matt Clark

Mining & Aggregates – Vertical Breakout Session

  • Brief presentations from session presenters
  • Q&A and Round table Discussions with Presenters
  • Speakers: John Blackmore, Bradley Middlemiss, Sarah Kohlsmith
Sarah Kohlsmith
Bradley Middlemiss
John Blackmore
Luke Dixon
Jonathan McKenzie

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

4:00-5:00 Final Conference session

Day 1
Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Unmanned Systems Experts – View into the Future

  • View into the Future Panel Discussion
  • Speakers: Philip Finnegan, Peter Shannon, Michael Blades, Sanjay Gupta, Michael Hartnack
Michael Blades
Sanjay Gupta
Peter Shannon
Philip Finnegan
Michael Hartnack

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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