DRONE WORLD EXPO 2017 CALL FOR SPEAKERS IS NOW CLOSED
Thank you to the many experts who submitted speaker/session proposals! We were overwhelmed by the response. We are in the process of evaluating all of the proposals to be sure the submissions meet the criteria and to determine which topics suit our programming needs. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Sponsored Speaking Opportunities
If you are interested in learning about sponsored speaking opportunities please contact Michael Driscoll at email@example.com or 203-416-1924.
Submissions Open: January 20, 2017
Deadline for Submissions: March 3, 2017
Notification of Accepted Submissions: Week of April 3, 2017
Who should present at Drone World Expo?
We are looking for speakers with exciting ideas that will inspire, surprise and inform DWE attendees. Sessions average 60 minutes in length and can be presented by a single speaker, co-presenters or a panel. Proposals must contain factual, educational content and avoid sales pitches.
Manufacturers and vendors must submit case studies with a confirmed end-user* co-presenter in order to be considered.
Proposed sessions should be related to commercial applications and issues including:
- How drones are enabling and enhancing construction, agriculture, video and film, law enforcement, public safety, energy, oil and gas, catastrophe response, mapping and surveying, communications, delivery, healthcare, research and conservation, humanitarian relief, firefighting, search and rescue operations and more.
- Case studies – This element of the DWE conference program is mission-critical for attendees to learn what’s working successfully and how to avoid mistakes and pitfalls by hearing from those within their industry/sector who have already encountered them. Test case studies may also be submitted.
- Industry research results
- The breadth and depth of commercial drone applications
- Roadmap for deployment of drone solutions
- How to measure and maximize on the value drones can add to commercial businesses
- What types of internal and external resources are required
- How to build a business case for drone integration
- Safety and privacy best practices
- International lessons learned
- What steps are required to comply with FAA and other legal/regulatory issues
- Data management and the Internet of Things (IoT)
Guidelines and Important Things to Keep in Mind
- Although Drone World Expo attendees will represent all types of industry stakeholders, sessions should be designed to speak to end users in commercial/civil sectors who will be implementing UAS applications for their businesses/organizations.
- Sessions average 60 minutes in length but may vary depending on the show schedule and the subject matter.
- Single speakers, co-presenters or small panels discussions are welcome.
- All speakers must complete the online submission form to be considered.
- All speakers must pay for their own travel expenses. Each speaker will be given a complimentary conference registration but is responsible for all other expenses.
- Due to overwhelming response and limited slots, unfortunately we are not able to select and showcase all proposals.
- DWE requires that each submission include a complete description of the presentation that is being proposed.
- DWE Management reserves the right to work with speakers to adjust or change their session title, description/content and speakers to meet the needs of our audience and conference programming.
- We recommend saving your session and speaker information in a word document to resubmit in the rare case there is technical difficulty with the submission form.
Questions? Contact Joelle Coretti at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*End-users are defined as those with technology purchasing authority or purchasing influence who are currently employed by a commercial company that utilizes or has the potential to implement UAS technology for business purposes, but does not sell UAS technology products, services, integration or consulting.