September 6-8, 2022  •  Caesars Forum  •  Las Vegas

Public Safety Summit

The DRONERESPONDERS U.S. Public Safety UAS Summit presented by AIRT will featuring an exciting new format featuring two separate days of programming designed to educate and prepare first responder UAS program managers and remote pilots at every experience level for public safety UAS operations.

DRONERESPONDERS is bringing together an incredible group of professionals from around the Americas to explore successful strategies for building and managing public safety UAS programs.  You’ll hear actual case studies and explore after-action reviews of how various departments have used unmanned systems to help save lives and protect property.

The 2021 DRONERESPONDERS Summit at Commercial UAV Expo will feature the following educational program:

Wednesday, September 8:
Public Safety UAS Program Development and Management

Thursday, September 9:
Public Safety UAS Tactics and Operations

This comprehensive program led by actual public safety UAS program managers and remote pilots will allow first responder and emergency services drone professionals at every experience level – from beginner to advanced – to become more effective in executing public safety UAS operations. 

Day 1 – Public Safety UAS Program Development and Management

Day 1 will present educational panel discussions that explore the key elements needed for developing and managing a successful public safety UAS program.  Examples of the types of topics covered during these sessions include:

  • Grants and Budgeting
  • Training and Standardization
  • Fleet Composition and Diversification
  • Coordinating Mutual Assistance
  • Working with the Media/Press
  • Working with the FAA
  • And more!

Day 2 – Public Safety UAS Operations and Tactics

Day 2 will feature specific use cases presented by UAS program managers and remote pilots from public safety agencies that have used drones to make positive impacts within their jurisdiction.  Presenters will highlight a specific challenge and how they deployed sUAS to help solve a problem.  The presentation will be followed by a group discussion between the presenters and the audience to explore the case in greater detail with the objective of providing an immersive learning experience for attendees.

Whether you are just starting to build out your public safety drone program, or you have several years of experience under your belt, DRONERESPONDERS U.S. Public Safety UAS Summit attendees will leave Las Vegas with the knowledge needed to help your agency or organization be more successful operating drones for public safety missions. 

In addition, DRONERESPONDERS attendees will experience the best of what Commercial UAV Expo has to offer including all keynote sessions, public networking events, and the gigantic trade show floor showcasing the latest unmanned aerial vehicles and related technology available to your agency or organization.

Special Limited Time Early Bird Registration Pricing

Attendees who register before July 16 will receive a special discounted registration price.  This special limited-time offer is available to all credentialed public safety professionals and will not be extended past July 16.

COVID-19 Diversified Flexibility Promise

Attendees who are unable to attend the event due to COVID-19 will receive a full refund or credit towards a future event.  That is the Diversified Flexibility Promise!


DRONERESPONDERS® is a registered trademark and official program of the Airborne International Response Team (AIRT) – the world’s leading 501(c)3 non-profit organization supporting the use of unmanned systems for public safety and disaster response.  AIRT offers a wide range of educational programming, training events, and mission-critical deployments in support of public safety UAS operations designed to help people prepare for, respond to, and recover from complex emergencies and major disasters.


Use the blue “Register Now” button above to register for the Public Safety Summit. 


Early Bird : $249 until July 16
Regular: $299 July 17-Sep 9
*NOTE: Access to the Public Safety Summit is included with a Commercial UAV Expo Full Conference Pass!

Certificate of Attendance

Each DRONERESPONDERS U.S. Public Safety UAS Summit attendee will receive a personalized electronic Certificate of Attendance showing 16 hours of professional continuing education in public safety UAS subject matter which will be emailed to their registration address within 7 business days after the conclusion of the event.

Justification Letter

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