Conference By Day

The DWE conference program will provide a road map for the application and deployment of drone solutions and key insights for participants into how to measure and maximize on the value drones can add to commercial businesses. 

We are welcoming new faculty members to our conference program regularly! 
Speakers and sessions are subject to change.  Please check back here for the most up-to-date conference information. 
Questions?  Contact joelle@jdevents.com.

Monday, October 2 (Pre-Conference)
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

SPECIAL FEATURES AND WORKSHOPS

10/2/2017  |  9:00 AM - 12:00 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Public Safety Training Workshop, presented by AMA, DJI and Fly-Robotics

SPEAKERS
 
Bill Pritchett
Director of Education, AMA
 
Romeo Durscher
Director of Education, DJI North America
Archie Stafford
CTO, Fly-Robotics, LLC

Drones provide an aerial perspective on emergencies that was previously expensive, dangerous or simply impossible to obtain, and public safety agencies have expressed a clear need for more guidance and training to begin putting this new technology to work.

Join AMA, DJI, and Fly-Robotics for this specialized public safety workshop at Drone World Expo!  

Admission to this workshop is included with your Drone World Expo conference pass but you must RSVP to dawn@jdevents.com to attend.

Please note:  This workshop will be presented twice on October 2.  Please indicate if you would like to attend the 9:00am session or the 1:00pm session. 

SPECIAL FEATURES AND WORKSHOPS

10/2/2017  |  9:00 AM - 5:00 PM  |  Separate Registration Required

sUAS for Inspections, presented by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide

SPEAKER
Scott Burgess Ph.D.
CFI/IP, RPC, Associate Professor, College of Aeronautics, Program Chair, Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

This in-depth workshop will introduce and familiarize students with inspections utilizing sUAS. Critical to an efficient flight operation and data collection is understanding sUAS regulations, the need for aviation safety, pre- and post-flight planning, maintenance, and communications.  These factors are essential to planning and conducting safe inspection operations and developing mission profiles for any organization. Organizations integrating sUAS operations for inspection of a myriad of mission profiles should understand the intricacies of these factors as they prepare, integrate and evolve their sUAS plan. All those who complete the workshop will receive CEUs from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.  Includes lunch and refreshments on the workshop day.  More information...

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

SPECIAL FEATURES AND WORKSHOPS

10/2/2017  |  1:00 PM - 4:00 PM  |  Separate Registration Required

Sensors and Analytics for Precision Agriculture, presented by MicaSense

Tuesday, October 3
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

KEYNOTES - OPEN TO ALL ATTENDEES

10/3/2017  |  9:00 AM - 10:00 AM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Views from Above: Policy Evolution and Bold Predictions for the Future of Commercial UAS

SPEAKERS
 
Jesse Kallman
President, Airbus Aerial
 
Parimal "PK" Kopardekar
Manager, Safe Autonomous System Operations (SASO) Project, NASA
 
Laura Ponto
Head of Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs, Project Wing, X
 
Susan Roberts
Founder/Executive, GE Beyond
MODERATOR
 
Gretchen West
Senior Advisor, Hogan Lovells, & Co-Executive Director, Commercial Drone Alliance
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

EXHIBIT HALL

10/3/2017  |  10:00 AM - 6:00 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

EXHIBIT HALL OPEN TO ALL ATTENDEES

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

ROOM 1

10/3/2017  |  10:30 AM - 11:30 AM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

The State of UTM: Policy and Air Traffic Management Updates from Around the Globe

ROOM 2

10/3/2017  |  10:30 AM - 11:30 AM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

Agricultural Applications for Drones

ROOM 3

10/3/2017  |  10:30 AM - 11:30 AM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

How Disney Handles New Technology and Innovation

ROOM 4

10/3/2017  |  10:30 AM - 11:30 AM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Cisco Sponsored Forum

11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

ROOM 1

10/3/2017  |  11:45 AM - 12:45 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

Security Series Part 1: Remote Identification for Unmanned Aircraft

ROOM 2

10/3/2017  |  11:45 AM - 12:45 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

The Value Proposition for Drones and Utilities

ROOM 3

10/3/2017  |  11:45 AM - 12:45 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

Drones for Good: Humanitarian Applications for UAS

ROOM 4

10/3/2017  |  11:45 AM - 12:45 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

Weighing the Risks: Drones for Environmental Assessment

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

ROOM 1

10/3/2017  |  1:30 PM - 2:30 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

Drones and Law Enforcement: What's Now and What's Next?

ROOM 2

10/3/2017  |  1:30 PM - 2:30 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

Drones and Construction

ROOM 3

10/3/2017  |  1:30 PM - 2:30 PM  |  Separate Registration Required

MAPPS Geospatial Sessions, Part 1

ROOM 4

10/3/2017  |  1:30 PM - 2:30 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Sponsored Forum

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

ROOM 1

10/3/2017  |  2:45 PM - 3:45 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

The Role of IoT, Software & Platforms in the Commercial Drone Ecosystem

ROOM 2

10/3/2017  |  2:45 PM - 3:45 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

Game Changer: How UAS is Transforming Communications Infrastructure Industries

ROOM 3

10/3/2017  |  2:45 PM - 3:45 PM  |  Separate Registration Required

MAPPS Geospatial Sessions, Part 1

ROOM 4

10/3/2017  |  2:45 PM - 3:45 PM  |  Separate Registration Required

Women of Commercial Drones Roundtables

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

ROOM 1

10/3/2017  |  4:00 PM - 5:00 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

Industry Standards for Newsgathering

ROOM 2

10/3/2017  |  4:00 PM - 5:00 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

Data Driven: Management, Security and Privacy Best Practices

ROOM 3

10/3/2017  |  4:00 PM - 5:00 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

Who's Calling the Shots? Making Sense of Federal, State and Local Drone Laws

ROOM 4

10/3/2017  |  4:00 PM - 5:00 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

And the Winners Are… Award-Winning Innovations from the 2017 IDEA Competition

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

EXHIBIT HALL

10/3/2017  |  5:00 PM - 6:00 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

NETWORKING RECEPTION - OPEN TO ALL ATTENDEES

Wednesday, October 4
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

KEYNOTES - OPEN TO ALL ATTENDEES

10/4/2017  |  9:00 AM - 10:00 AM  |  Open to All Attendees!

From Packages to Passengers: How Drones are Transforming Transportation

SPEAKERS
 
Jerome Ferguson
Director of Autonomous Systems, United Parcel Service (UPS)
 
Eric Mueller
Aerospace Engineer, NASA
 
Tom Prevot
Director of Engineering, Airspace Systems, Uber
 
Adi Singh
Senior Scientist, Ford Motor Company
MODERATOR
 
Gretchen West
Senior Advisor, Hogan Lovells, & Co-Executive Director, Commercial Drone Alliance
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

EXHIBIT HALL

10/4/2017  |  10:00 AM - 5:00 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

EXHIBIT HALL OPEN TO ALL ATTENDEES

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

ROOM 1

10/4/2017  |  10:30 AM - 11:30 AM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

Innovative Drone Use for Public Safety and Emergency Response

ROOM 2

10/4/2017  |  10:30 AM - 11:30 AM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

Drones in the Insurance Industry

ROOM 3

10/4/2017  |  10:30 AM - 11:30 AM  |  Separate Registration Required

MAPPS Geospatial Sessions, Part 2

ROOM 4

10/4/2017  |  10:30 AM - 11:30 AM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

Drones for Energy/Oil & Gas Applications

11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

ROOM 1

10/4/2017  |  11:45 AM - 12:45 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

Security Series Part 2: Counter Measures for Unmanned Aircraft

ROOM 2

10/4/2017  |  11:45 AM - 12:45 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

Where Science Meets Technology: Maritime and Coastal Applications for Drones

ROOM 3

10/4/2017  |  11:45 AM - 12:45 PM  |  Separate Registration Required

MAPPS Geospatial Sessions, Part 2

ROOM 4

10/4/2017  |  11:45 AM - 12:45 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

Inspection by Drone

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

ROOM 1

10/4/2017  |  1:30 PM - 2:30 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

Getting the Big Picture: Mapping for Traffic, Crime Scenes, Fires and Search and Rescue Operations

ROOM 2

10/4/2017  |  1:30 PM - 2:30 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

Aerial Artistry: Exceptional Film and Television

ROOM 3

10/4/2017  |  1:30 PM - 2:30 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

Follow the Money: Exploring the Drone Investment Climate

ROOM 4

10/4/2017  |  1:30 PM - 2:30 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Sponsored Forum

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

ROOM 1

10/4/2017  |  2:45 PM - 3:45 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

Profit And Safety -- Fast Friends Or Bitter Enemies?

ROOM 2

10/4/2017  |  2:45 PM - 3:45 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

Optimizing Drone Surveillance for Security and Business Uses

ROOM 3

10/4/2017  |  2:45 PM - 3:45 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

Predicting the Future of the Drone Industry: New Research Results

ROOM 4

10/4/2017  |  2:45 PM - 3:45 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Sponsored Forum

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

EXHIBIT HALL

10/4/2017  |  4:00 PM - 5:00 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

NETWORKING RECEPTION - OPEN TO ALL ATTENDEES