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, November 14 (Pre-Conference)
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

SPECIAL FEATURES AND WORKSHOPS

11/14/2016  |  1:30 PM - 4:30 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Drone2Map for ArcGIS Hands-On Pre-Conference Workshop

Tuesday, November 15
8:45 AM - 9:00 AM

KEYNOTES

11/15/2016  |  8:45 AM - 9:00 AM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

KEYNOTES

11/15/2016  |  9:00 AM - 10:00 AM  |  Open to All Attendees!

KEYNOTE: The Future of Drones: Clearing the Flight Path to a Connected World

SPEAKERS
 
Lawrie Jordan
Director of Imagery & Remote Sensing, Esri
 
Terah Lyons
Policy Advisor to the Chief Technology Officer, White House Office of Science & Technology Policy
 
Ingo D. Piroth
North America GTM Lead Partner, IBM Innovation & Emerging Tech, IBM Global Business Services
 
Dr. Joseph Rios
UTM Technical Lead, NASA
MODERATOR
 
Gretchen West
Senior Advisor, Hogan Lovells, & Co-Executive Director, Commercial Drone Alliance

Drones, Automated Cars, Robotics, IoT, Sensors, Automation – the future of our world rests in technology and connecting people, devices, networks and more to create an environment where companies can become more efficient and successful. As a society we are on the path to connected technology and working towards automation.

 

Come hear this panel of experts kick off the Drone World Expo conference and talk about where they see the future of drones, automation and more. How do we collaborate globally to rapidly adopt technologies that will connect us all? Join us and find out!

10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

EXHIBIT HALL

11/15/2016  |  10:00 AM - 6:00 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

EXHIBIT HALL OPEN

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

TECH TALK THEATER

11/15/2016  |  10:15 AM - 10:45 AM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Skyefish Smart Gimbal Technology

TECH TALK/DEMONSTRATION THEATER

11/15/2016  |  10:15 AM - 10:45 AM  |  Open to All Attendees!

3D Surveying to Visualizing

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

ROOM 1

11/15/2016  |  10:30 AM - 11:30 AM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

Produce Pilots: Drones in the Field and Orchard

ROOM 2

11/15/2016  |  10:30 AM - 11:30 AM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

Case Study: Drones for Law Enforcement, Part 1

ROOM 3

11/15/2016  |  10:30 AM - 11:30 AM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

The Adjacent Possible: Drones and Newsgathering

ROOM 4

11/15/2016  |  10:30 AM - 11:30 AM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

Innovative Drone Exploration and Applications: Winning Research from the IDEA Competition

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
11:45 AM - 12:15 PM

TECH TALK THEATER

11/15/2016  |  11:45 AM - 12:15 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

The Future of Sense-and-Avoid Technology

TECH TALK/DEMONSTRATION THEATER

11/15/2016  |  11:45 AM - 12:15 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Power Mapping with Drones

ROOM 1

11/15/2016  |  11:45 AM - 12:45 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

Minding Your Business: Drone Privacy Best Practices

ROOM 2

11/15/2016  |  11:45 AM - 12:45 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

Civil Drone Regulation in the UK: What Does it Mean for US Companies?

ROOM 3

11/15/2016  |  11:45 AM - 12:45 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

Case Study: Commercial Drones for Mining Companies

ROOM 4

11/15/2016  |  11:45 AM - 12:45 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Sponsored Forum: Unleashing Innovation in Drone Technology, presented by Intel

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

TECH TALK THEATER

11/15/2016  |  12:30 PM - 1:00 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

5G Drones

TECH TALK/DEMONSTRATION THEATER

11/15/2016  |  12:30 PM - 1:00 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Drones Make Renewable Energy Affordable

1:15 PM - 1:45 AM

TECH TALK THEATER

11/15/2016  |  1:15 PM - 1:45 AM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Drones and the Future of Data on Demand

TECH TALK/DEMONSTRATION THEATER

11/15/2016  |  1:15 PM - 1:45 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Intel® Falcon 8+ Performance, Precision, Safety

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

ROOM 1

11/15/2016  |  1:30 PM - 2:30 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

Counter Drone Technology: Counteracting UAS for Safety’s Sake

ROOM 2

11/15/2016  |  1:30 PM - 2:30 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

Case Studies: Drones in Construction

ROOM 4

11/15/2016  |  1:30 PM - 2:30 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Sponsored Forum: Drone Insurance 101, presented by Global Aerospace

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

TECH TALK THEATER

11/15/2016  |  2:00 PM - 2:30 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Intelligent Insight – Leveraging Agriculture Focused Data Analytics

TECH TALK/DEMONSTRATION THEATER

11/15/2016  |  2:00 PM - 2:30 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Using Fruity Chutes for your UAS Parachute Recovery System

2:45 PM - 3:15 PM

TECH TALK THEATER

11/15/2016  |  2:45 PM - 3:15 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Efficient Processing of UAV Projects

ROOM 1

11/15/2016  |  2:45 PM - 3:45 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

Cross-Industry Concerns: Flying Safely and Mitigating Risk in Various Commercial Markets

ROOM 2

11/15/2016  |  2:45 PM - 3:45 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

Connecting Flights: The Potential for Drone Applications via Mobile Networks

ROOM 4

11/15/2016  |  2:45 PM - 3:45 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

Case Study: SnotBots: Changing How We See and Study Whales

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

TECH TALK THEATER

11/15/2016  |  3:30 PM - 4:00 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Crop dusting: 1,000 acre/day by the drone, at cost of $1/acre

TECH TALK/DEMONSTRATION THEATER

11/15/2016  |  3:30 PM - 4:00 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Flying With Dragons: Snapdragon Navigator Software

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

ROOM 1

11/15/2016  |  4:00 PM - 5:00 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

Drones for Oil & Gas/Utilities

ROOM 2

11/15/2016  |  4:00 PM - 5:00 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

Case Study: Security and Surveillance via Drone

ROOM 3

11/15/2016  |  4:00 PM - 5:00 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

Finding Funding: The VC Community Speaks (BEGINS AT 3:45 PM)

ROOM 4

11/15/2016  |  4:00 PM - 5:00 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

Drones for Law Enforcement, Part 2

4:15 PM - 4:45 AM

TECH TALK/DEMONSTRATION THEATER

11/15/2016  |  4:15 PM - 4:45 AM  |  Open to All Attendees!

The Altus End-to-End Solution and New Aerial Platforms

TECH TALK THEATER

11/15/2016  |  4:15 PM - 4:45 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Kespry Automated Drone System

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

EXHIBIT HALL

11/15/2016  |  5:00 PM - 6:00 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Networking Reception

Wednesday, November 16
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM

SPECIAL FEATURES AND WORKSHOPS

11/16/2016  |  7:30 AM - 9:00 AM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

Women of Commercial Drones Networking Breakfast (RSVP Required)

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

KEYNOTES

11/16/2016  |  9:00 AM - 10:00 AM  |  Open to All Attendees!

KEYNOTE: The Realities of Drone Delivery - OPEN TO ALL ATTENDEES

SPEAKERS
 
Mark Blanks
Director, Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership, Virginia Tech
 
Travis Mason
VP of Public Policy and Government Affairs, Airbus A³
 
Dr. Kerry Palakanis
CEO, Crisfield Clinic
 
Lawrence Williams
Head of U.S. Business Development, Zipline International
MODERATOR
 
Gretchen West
Senior Advisor, Hogan Lovells, & Co-Executive Director, Commercial Drone Alliance

The concept of drone delivery may have originally seemed like a marketing gimmick, but it has become a serious focus for many companies.

 

Zipline International and Crisfield Clinic will discuss a pilot program unveiled at the White House to demonstrate the viability of unmanned aircraft technology to deliver critical medical supplies to remote communities in the United States.  Zipline and Crisfield Clinic are working to deliver medication and healthcare supplies by drone to Smith Island Maryland, a life-changing, and potentially life-saving service.

 

X’s (formerly Google[x]) Project Wing has partnered with the Virginia Tech Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership for its first tests involving external users in the U.S., and its first collaboration with a Federal Aviation Administration-selected unmanned aircraft test site. Their research will shed light on how to integrate unmanned aircraft delivery with manned aviation, eventually informing the routine operation of unmanned aircraft for everything from natural disaster relief to shopping to emergency medicine.

 

Come hear from these innovative companies on their use cases, their challenges and how they see the future unfolding for drone delivery.

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

EXHIBIT HALL

11/16/2016  |  10:00 AM - 5:00 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

EXHIBIT HALL OPEN

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

ROOM 1

11/16/2016  |  10:30 AM - 11:30 AM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

Regulatory and Policy Update: Government and Industry Perspectives

ROOM 2

11/16/2016  |  10:30 AM - 11:30 AM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

Case Study: UAS for Live and Live-to-Tape Video Content

ROOM 4

11/16/2016  |  10:30 AM - 11:30 AM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Sponsored Forum: Town Hall Q&A, presented by Precision Integrated Programs and Aerovel

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

TECH TALK THEATER

11/16/2016  |  11:00 AM - 11:30 AM  |  Open to All Attendees!

The Intersection of Technical and Legal Considerations in Commercial Drones

TECH TALK/DEMONSTRATION THEATER

11/16/2016  |  11:00 AM - 11:30 AM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Realizing the Value of 3D Drone Imagery with ArcGIS

11:45 AM - 12:15 PM

TECH TALK THEATER

11/16/2016  |  11:45 AM - 12:15 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

How Public Safety Can Use UAVs For Documenting Accidents

TECH TALK/DEMONSTRATION THEATER

11/16/2016  |  11:45 AM - 12:15 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Integrating UAVs within Search and Rescue Operations

ROOM 1

11/16/2016  |  11:45 AM - 12:45 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

Out of Sight on Your Mind? Flying BVLOS, At Night and Over People

ROOM 2

11/16/2016  |  11:45 AM - 12:45 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

Opportunities and Challenges for Drones in the Water Utility Sector

ROOM 4

11/16/2016  |  11:45 AM - 12:45 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

Case Study: Drones on the High Seas - Documenting Illegality

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

TECH TALK THEATER

11/16/2016  |  12:30 PM - 1:00 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Management of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) in the Oil and Gas Industry

1:15 PM - 1:45 PM

TECH TALK THEATER

11/16/2016  |  1:15 PM - 1:45 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Enabling BVLOS Today

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

ROOM 1

11/16/2016  |  1:30 PM - 2:30 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

Drones for Emergency Management, Disaster Response, Humanitarian Aid

ROOM 2

11/16/2016  |  1:30 PM - 2:30 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

Weathering the Storm: Unmanned Aircraft Systems in the Maritime, Atmospheric and Polar Environments

ROOM 3

11/16/2016  |  1:30 PM - 2:30 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

Making Sense of UAS Applications and Market Forecasts: 2016 and Beyond

ROOM 4

11/16/2016  |  1:30 PM - 2:30 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

State of Play: Drones, presented by Qualcomm

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

TECH TALK THEATER

11/16/2016  |  2:00 PM - 2:30 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

I invested millions in a drone startup and all I got was this lousy t-shirt

2:45 PM - 3:15 PM

TECH TALK THEATER

11/16/2016  |  2:45 PM - 3:15 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Future Trends in UAS Type Certification

ROOM 1

11/16/2016  |  2:45 PM - 3:45 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

UAS Cinematography: Creative Horizons, Production Challenges and the Impact of Part 107

ROOM 2

11/16/2016  |  2:45 PM - 3:45 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

UTM Update: The Latest News and Developments in Unmanned Systems Traffic Management

ROOM 3

11/16/2016  |  2:45 PM - 3:45 PM  |  Open to Conference Attendees Only

Women of Commercial Drones: Panel Discussion

TECH TALK/DEMONSTRATION THEATER

11/16/2016  |  2:45 PM - 3:45 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

What are the needs of Pilots?

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

TECH TALK THEATER

11/16/2016  |  3:30 PM - 4:00 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Drones, Thermal Imaging and Emergency Response.

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

EXHIBIT HALL

11/16/2016  |  4:00 PM - 5:00 PM  |  Open to All Attendees!

Networking Reception