Setting up a UAS Program for Public Safety

12/15
10:30am – 11:15am CST

UAS First Responders Summit

Session


Public safety professionals are guided in how to develop an unmanned aircraft system (Drone) team from a draft proposal to becoming fully operational team. This includes marketing your program to city leaders, FAA rules and regulations pertinent to public safety operations (FAA 107 and COA), funding...Read More

Capturing Large Data Quantities and Utilizing AI

12/15
10:30am – 11:15am CST

AECDrone

Session


What do you do with the data collected during a mission? Hear about best practices for harnessing data collected by drones, including effective platforms, tips for maximizing efficiency, and how AI can bring your analyses to the next level. Read More

Data Collection: LIDAR vs. Photogrammetry

12/15
11:30am – 12:15pm CST

GeoDrone

Session


The demand for drone mapping products has been exponentially increasing over the last 5 years. Many companies realize the potential of highly accurate digital topography and reality capture in their project planning and management. Company managers now wondering which technology provides the most ac...Read More

What Do We Need for Successful Implementation of UTM Technologies

12/15
11:30am – 12:15pm CST

Drone Nexus

Panel


In this panel, hear from Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) experts on the future of urban air mobility. Attendees will learn about the current ecosystem, as well as the development of industry-wide standards.Read More

Unlocking Trustworthy BVLOS Using the Power of Skydio Autonomy

12/15
11:30am – 12:00pm CST

Drone Nexus

Thought-Leadership Session


The arrival of AI-driven autonomy has the potential to enable new modes of operation and regulatory approaches. While the drone industry has long been flying at long range and relatively high altitude, a wide range of commercial operations can be conducted at low altitudes leading to more accurate d...Read More

Safety Risk Management

12/15
1:15pm – 2:00pm CST

Drone Nexus

Fireside Chat


In this fireside chat, Harrison Wolf of the World Economic Forum reviews best practices for developing a UAS program, as well as the process of safety to protect that program. Attendees will learn about how safety risk management in aviation can be applied to drones, and how that fits into the regul...Read More

Designing a UTM for Success: GUTMA Recommendations

12/15
1:15pm – 2:00pm CST

Drone Nexus

Session


The Global UTM Association (GUTMA) is a non-profit consortium of worldwide Unmanned Aircraft Systems Traffic Management (UTM) stakeholders. Its purpose is to foster the safe, secure and efficient integration of drones in the global airspace system. Its mission is to support and accelerate the transp...Read More

What Leading Energy UAS Programs Want to See in 2021

12/15
1:15pm – 2:00pm CST

Panel


Hear from leading Energy companies how they envision the future of drones in their organization in 2021 and the solutions they want to see the drone industry come up with. We'll do a deep dive into some of the challenges and opportunities for scaling their drone operations in 2021 and how a better e...Read More

Building a Drone Safety Program: Practical Tips from UAST Experts

12/15
2:15pm – 3:00pm CST

UAS First Responders Summit, Drone Nexus

Panel


The Unmanned Aircraft Safety Team (UAST), an industry-government partnership, believes that safe operations in the National Airspace System (NAS) are key to the success of any drone operation, as well as to the long-term success and public acceptance of the commercial drone industry at-large. Learn...Read More

UAS Program Management

12/15
2:15pm – 3:00pm CST

Drone Nexus


In this session, Jon McBridge of RMUS will cover how establishing a strong foundation for your UAS program early on is critical for success. Creating a plan will help you to reduce costs, save time, reduce incidents, and scale sustainably. Read More

The Wind of Change: Transforming our Cities to be Weather Ready for the Drone Economy

12/15
3:15pm – 4:00pm CST

Drone Nexus


With the ultimate goal of integrating unmanned aircraft into civil airspace while ensuring the safety and efficiency of the National Airspace System, this session will cover what it would take to get UAS weather products into operation, going over the need, the challenges, and more from the individu...Read More

Night UAV CSI Virtual Demo

12/15
3:15pm – 4:45pm CST

UAS First Responders Summit


This session will take attendees in the field, virtually! A case study designed to highlight capturing a CSI/forensic scene at night with a UAS system and portable lighting. During this 90min intensive, Douglas & Officer Martel will showcase UA equipment selection and setup for night flight data ...Read More

Integrating Drones into Emergency Response Protocols for Oil and Gas

12/15
4:15pm – 5:00pm CST

GeoDrone

Roundtable


In this session, Suzanne Lemiuex and Nicholoas Flom discuss integrating drones into emergency response protocols and the importance of data and standards. Read More

Q&A with Jay Merkle of the FAA

12/15
4:15pm – 5:00pm CST

Drone Nexus


Join Jay Merkle of the FAA in an open discussion. Bring your questions about NPRM, BVLOS, and the future of drone regulation- this is an exciting opportunity to connect directly with one of the FAA's executive directors.Read More

Public Safety Connect

5:00pm – 6:00pm CST

After Hours


Join your public safety peers for a chance to chat and catch up!Read More

Construction Connect

5:00pm – 6:00pm CST

After Hours


Join your construction peers for a chance to chat and catch up!Read More

Energy Connect

5:00pm – 6:00pm CST

After Hours


Join your energy peers for a chance to chat and catch up!Read More

Surveying and Mapping Connect

5:00pm – 6:00pm CST

After Hours


Join your mapping peers for a chance to chat and catch up!Read More

Nexus Connect

5:00pm – 6:00pm CST

After Hours


Join your peers in UAV regulations, standards, photography, agriculture and more for a chance to chat and catch up!Read More

Your Advocates - Top 10 Reasons for Drone Companies to Engage an Attorney

12/16
10:00am – 10:45am CST

Drone Nexus

Session


Social media, chat rooms and websites are chock full of what appears to be legal advice. Facts matter and drive case-specific nuances and ramifications when interpreting law, regulation or policy. The key question that drone business owners and operators should be asking themselves is: do I need an ...Read More

Startups and Commercial Innovation: How to Take Your Business to the Next Level

12/16
11:00am – 11:45am CST

Drone Nexus

Panel


Starting up - and succeeding - in a new business venture can be challenging. Should I contact an attorney to create my company? How do I build my brand? Where can I obtain funding? Hear answers to all of these questions and more from our expert panel of successful business owners, attorneys and VC e...Read More

Advanced Operations in Energy

12/16
11:00am – 11:45am CST

Energy, Inspection Drone

Session


In this session, the Executive Director for the Northern Plains Unmanned Aircraft Systems Test Site discusses BVLOS and other advanced operations in energy. Read More

Countering Drones: Current Unmanned Threats and Mitigation Methods.

11:00am – 11:30am CST


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UAV Developments in Texas

12/16
12:15pm – 12:45pm CST

Drone Nexus

Roundtable


Join us for a conversation about new UAV innovations and developments in Texas. Read More

Remote ID Panel

12/16
12:15pm – 1:00pm CST

Drone Nexus

Panel


Where are we with Remote Identification (remote ID)? With a goal of safely, effectively integrating drones into the National Airspace System (NAS), safety and security are top priorities. Remote Identification of UAS remains crucial to these efforts, and we are closer than ever to a centralized syst...Read More

Emerging Issues with Drone Applications in Energy and Mapping

12/16
12:15pm – 1:00pm CST

Inspection Drone, GeoDrone

Panel


The pandemic has propelled the drone industry in many ways, including in energy and mapping. Drones are the ultimate "social distancer." Drone service providers are safely acting as a nexus between energy/electricity and distributed work forces, conducting "holy grail" BVLOS ops with more regularity...Read More

Women and Drones Fireside Chat & Interviews with Women to Watch Honorees

12/16
1:15pm – 2:30pm CST

Drone Nexus

Fireside Chat


In this fireside chat, acclaimed journalist Wendy Erikson sits down with Jennifer Andrews, of Bell Flight. Jennifer, who serves as the NASASIO project lead on Bell’s Technology and Innovation team has supported Bell’s On-Demand Mobility progress while also contributing to various contracted research...Read More

UAS Policies Around the Globe

12/16
2:45pm – 3:30pm CST

Drone Nexus

Panel


We are globally connected. Whether or not you have international drone business connections, understanding the operational and regulatory environment in other countries will provide additional context for the U.S. drone industry. Hear from our panel of international drone pilots and experts who will...Read More

LAPD sUAS Case Study

12/16
2:45pm – 3:30pm CST

UAS First Responders Summit

Session


Attendees will: Understand how the program was founded • Identify the challenges faced within the community • Identify decision points that lead to existing policy • Understand the underlying goals of the program • Understand the challenges of operating in an urban setting • Learn how to ...Read More

Drones and 5G

12/16
2:45pm – 3:15pm CST

Drone Nexus

Roundtable


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SMG Night Flight Workshop – Theory Only

12/16
3:30pm – 6:30pm CST

Drone Nexus


Experienced field UAV (drone) instructors will offer this practical Night UAV flight training course to equip remote pilots with the knowledge, skills and confidence to pilot an UAV at night safely, efficiently and effectively. Once testing is completed, attendees will receive certification of comp...Read More

How to Build Your Brand and Pitch to Clients

12/16
3:30pm – 3:45pm CST

Drone Nexus

Session


In this session, in conjunction with the inaugural Career Connect, a well-established drone influencer teaches participants how to build a brand, use social media effectively, and ultimately create a successful client pitch. Read More

Privacy Implications and Best Practices for Drone Operators

12/16
3:45pm – 4:30pm CST

Drone Nexus

Panel


Privacy is a hot button topic for the drone industry. In the last Authorization Act, Congress included several privacy provisions that the FAA and drone companies must heed. In the past several years, States have also passed consumer privacy laws, facial recognition laws and other drone privacy laws...Read More

Stockpile Methods of Mass Deduction

12/16
3:45pm – 4:30pm CST

AECDrone


A comparison of conventional laser scanning versus aerial image-based platforms for determining stockpile volumes. Kyle Tomak and Mark Blacklin of Hensel Phelps Construction Co will delve into an investigation they performed to compare drone photogrammetry results against industry standard terrestri...Read More

Interview Tips from an Executive Search Consultant

3:45pm – 4:00pm CST

Drone Nexus


Hear about best practices for job searching, resume building tips, and getting the most out of your interviews.Read More

Disaster Response

12/16
4:45pm – 5:30pm CST

UAS First Responders Summit

Panel


This panel will cover best practices for drones used in emergency response. Drones have a crucial and demanding role to play when it comes to supporting disaster response. As drones provide an aerial vantage point which help cover large amounts of ground, using drones can give first responders the i...Read More

Pandemics and Privacy: Reducing the Stigma of Drone use to Support the Public

12/16
4:45pm – 5:30pm CST

Drone Nexus


Earlier this year, the Westport, Connecticut police department announced its plan to use drone technology to monitor social distancing and detect fevers, all in an effort to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Days later, these plans were canceled, in large part because of a scathing condemnatio...Read More

UTM in Practice: An International Research Perspective

12/17
10:00am – 10:30am CST

Drone Nexus

Keynote


With a PhD in Machine Learning and 35 years in aerospace, Dr Martin combines experience in boots-on-the-ground operations, commercial leadership and research. This experience spans more than 20 years as an aerospace engineer in the Australian Air Force and Army, on a variety of manned and unmanned...Read More

Passive Rescue and Safety in Energy

12/17
10:45am – 11:30am CST

GeoDrone


In this session, the director of public safety integration at DJI discusses energy workflows that prioritize safety and how establishing this foundation can prevent mishaps. Read More

Applied UAV Use: Tools for Research

12/17
10:45am – 11:30am CST

GeoDrone


This session offers an in-depth look at how UAVs are being used for vertical inspections, including: - Successful Implementations (Telecom, Windmills, etc.) - UAVs put to work – what does the workflow look like? - Overview of cost and time savings - UAV Policy considerations Attendees will learn m...Read More

Drones in STEAM

12/17
10:45am – 11:15am CST

Drone Nexus

Roundtable


Join two UAV educators for a conversation about fostering solid foundational UAV education. Hear about effective programs and resources for parents.Read More

Three Secrets Every Drone Professional Should Know to Provide Maps to Surveyors

12/17
11:45am – 12:30pm CST

Inspection Drone


The UAS mapping market is rapidly growing but still in it’s infancy. Over the past five years it has been plagued with exaggerated product claims and results. This makes it difficult for UAS operators to be a trusted vendor. This also challenges companies and their ability to leverage UAS operators ...Read More

Using UAS at Crash Scenes

12/17
11:45am – 12:30pm CST

UAS First Responders Summit


This session will cover crash scene reconstruction using drones, DSLR Cameras, and point-to-point laser measurers. Attendees will gain a better understanding of capturing high resolution aerial and ground data from a crash scene in 30 Minutes.Read More

Automating Multi-Drone Missions

12/17
11:45am – 12:00pm CST

Drone Nexus

Thought-Leadership Session


[Sponsored by SkyGrid] A drone can be a powerful tool to surveil an area and gather insights, but multiple drones are even more powerful. Multi-drone missions will enable a more efficient approach to inspect utilities, secure perimeters, conduct last-mile deliveries, and respond to emergencies. But...Read More

Screening of AZ DroneFest Film Festival Winners

12/17
1:00pm – 1:30pm CST

Drone Nexus

Session


Join us for the screenings of the incredible AZ DroneFest film festival winners.Read More

Best Practices for UAV Autonomous Flight for Solar Field Audits

12/17
1:15pm – 2:00pm CST

Inspection Drone


This session will offer an in-depth look at how UAVs are being used for solar inspections and audits. The session will offer a high overview of UAV regulations and policy considerations for those looking to implement UAV as an inspection tool. The session will also include real-inspection photos a...Read More

Drone Security and Integration

12/17
2:30pm – 3:15pm CST

Drone Nexus


Hear about challenges of sustainably maximizing airspace while reducing risk, from Leesa Papier, acting director of the federal aviation agency’s office of national security programs and incident response. Attendees will learn about risk mitigation, including education, deterrence, and more about th...Read More

Delivering What Matters

12/17
2:30pm – 3:15pm CST

Drone Nexus

Session


Established as a UPS subsidiary in 2019, UPS Flight Forward earned the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) first Standard Part 135 certification to operate a drone airline. UPS Flight Forward initiated the first ongoing revenue-generating drone delivery service and currently has operations in N...Read More

Construction and sUAS Workflow and Case Study

12/17
2:30pm – 4:00pm CST

AECDrone

Session


Unmanned Aircraft (UA or drones) are an innovative and cost-efficient augmentation to any construction project. From site planning to quality management throughout the project milestones. The benefits to firms and companies such as architects, general contractors, subcontractors, investors, and ke...Read More

Drone Security Panel: Keeping Your Company & Customer Data Safe in the Digital Age

12/17
3:30pm – 4:15pm CST

UAS First Responders Summit

Panel


Drones are physical-cyber assets. Guarding against cyber vulnerabilities and ensuring compliance with legal cyber-security and related requirements are critical to protect your business and your client's assets. Our panel of industry and legal experts will discuss potential cyber threats, risk manag...Read More

Aerial Photography / Cinematography: Get the shots, Get Paid

12/17
3:30pm – 4:15pm CST

Drone Nexus


In this course, attendees can take away the real world opportunities that can be achieved through the drone industry. How with a low investment and a fun but targeted work ethic you can actually make money, either extra money on the side, or by building their own business, or working for a major ...Read More

Thermal Imaging for Public Safety

– On Demand CST

UAS First Responders Summit

Session


Drones are rapidly becoming a standard tool for first responders and, when paired with thermal imaging cameras, they provide unique capabilities to the public safety community. This session will cover the basics of how thermal imaging works, its capabilities and limitations, as well as examples of r...Read More

Managing and Scaling a Public Safety Program

– On Demand CST

UAS First Responders Summit

Session


Hear about best practices and tips for building a successful public safety UAS program. Attendees will learn about creating a solid foundation emphasizing safety and efficiency, and how to effectively scale and grow. Read More

Drones in Real Estate

– On Demand CST

Drone Nexus

Workshop


Drones provide incredible aerial perspectives which can be used for the likes of surveying, search and rescue, and construction progression, but perhaps a more common use of drone imagery is through selling real estate. Photographers and videographers alike turn to drones when servicing real estate ...Read More

Enabling Safe Navigation in GPS Denied Environments

– On Demand CST

Drone Nexus

Session


The value of flying remotely indoors or in other GPS denied environments is enormous. It allows operators to reduce inspection costs by performing more thorough and frequent inspections, saves time by gathering more data faster when assessing critical situations, and it increases safety with remote ...Read More

The Creative Process Behind Next-Level Aerials

– On Demand CST

Drone Nexus

Session


Learning how to drone is just one piece of the puzzle to creating jaw-dropping aerials. This course provides an in-depth look into Emily’s creative process from start to finish. Starting with pre-visualizing shots to post-processing them in Lightroom and Photoshop. If you want to learn how to improv...Read More

Fire and Search & Rescue

– On Demand CST

UAS First Responders Summit

Session


This course provides an in-depth look at how Fire and Search & Rescue Personnel can incorporate UAV into their workflow. It will begin with an introduction to UAV for Government Infrastructure (Successful implementations), and then UAV and its uses for Fire, Search & Rescue. Attendees will get an ov...Read More

Today’s and Tomorrow’s use of A.I., Machine Learning and Computer Vision for Drones

– On Demand CST

Drone Nexus

Session


In this presentation, Jerome Bouvard of Parrot explains how drones (and by extension, software) are using artificial intelligence today and how this will revolutionize the use of robots in the near future. Attendees will hear about real examples from various UAS business use cases (inspection, publi...Read More

Obtaining Waivers for Complex Operations

– On Demand CST

Drone Nexus

Session


In this session, we'll review §107.205 - List of regulations subject to waiver. Rob Knochenhauer will go into details on his initial failures in obtaining complex operational waivers at GreenSight and the practical formula for success that was crafted to secure complex waivers in his work with Green...Read More

12/15 | 10:30am – 11:15am CST

Setting up a UAS Program for Public Safety


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12/15 | 10:30am – 11:15am CST

Capturing Large Data Quantities and Utilizing AI


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12/15 | 11:30am – 12:15pm CST

Data Collection: LIDAR vs. Photogrammetry


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12/15 | 11:30am – 12:15pm CST

What Do We Need for Successful Implementation of UTM Technologies


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12/15 | 11:30am – 12:00pm CST

Unlocking Trustworthy BVLOS Using the Power of Skydio Autonomy


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12/15 | 1:15pm – 2:00pm CST

Safety Risk Management


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12/15 | 1:15pm – 2:00pm CST

Designing a UTM for Success: GUTMA Recommendations


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12/15 | 1:15pm – 2:00pm CST

What Leading Energy UAS Programs Want to See in 2021


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12/15 | 2:15pm – 3:00pm CST

Building a Drone Safety Program: Practical Tips from UAST Experts


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12/15 | 2:15pm – 3:00pm CST

UAS Program Management


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12/15 | 3:15pm – 4:00pm CST

The Wind of Change: Transforming our Cities to be Weather Ready for the Drone Economy


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12/15 | 3:15pm – 4:45pm CST

Night UAV CSI Virtual Demo


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12/15 | 4:15pm – 5:00pm CST

Integrating Drones into Emergency Response Protocols for Oil and Gas


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12/15 | 4:15pm – 5:00pm CST

Q&A with Jay Merkle of the FAA


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Public Safety Connect


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Construction Connect


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Energy Connect


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Surveying and Mapping Connect


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| 5:00pm – 6:00pm CST

Nexus Connect


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12/16 | 10:00am – 10:45am CST

Your Advocates - Top 10 Reasons for Drone Companies to Engage an Attorney


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12/16 | 11:00am – 11:45am CST

Startups and Commercial Innovation: How to Take Your Business to the Next Level


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Advanced Operations in Energy


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Countering Drones: Current Unmanned Threats and Mitigation Methods.


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12/16 | 12:15pm – 12:45pm CST

UAV Developments in Texas


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12/16 | 12:15pm – 1:00pm CST

Remote ID Panel


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12/16 | 12:15pm – 1:00pm CST

Emerging Issues with Drone Applications in Energy and Mapping


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12/16 | 1:15pm – 2:30pm CST

Women and Drones Fireside Chat & Interviews with Women to Watch Honorees


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12/16 | 2:45pm – 3:30pm CST

UAS Policies Around the Globe


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12/16 | 2:45pm – 3:30pm CST

LAPD sUAS Case Study


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12/16 | 2:45pm – 3:15pm CST

Drones and 5G


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12/16 | 3:30pm – 6:30pm CST

SMG Night Flight Workshop – Theory Only


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12/16 | 3:30pm – 3:45pm CST

How to Build Your Brand and Pitch to Clients


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12/16 | 3:45pm – 4:30pm CST

Privacy Implications and Best Practices for Drone Operators


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12/16 | 3:45pm – 4:30pm CST

Stockpile Methods of Mass Deduction


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Interview Tips from an Executive Search Consultant


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12/16 | 4:45pm – 5:30pm CST

Disaster Response


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12/16 | 4:45pm – 5:30pm CST

Pandemics and Privacy: Reducing the Stigma of Drone use to Support the Public


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12/17 | 10:00am – 10:30am CST

UTM in Practice: An International Research Perspective


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12/17 | 10:45am – 11:30am CST

Passive Rescue and Safety in Energy


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12/17 | 10:45am – 11:30am CST

Applied UAV Use: Tools for Research


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12/17 | 10:45am – 11:15am CST

Drones in STEAM


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12/17 | 11:45am – 12:30pm CST

Three Secrets Every Drone Professional Should Know to Provide Maps to Surveyors


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12/17 | 11:45am – 12:30pm CST

Using UAS at Crash Scenes


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12/17 | 11:45am – 12:00pm CST

Automating Multi-Drone Missions


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12/17 | 1:00pm – 1:30pm CST

Screening of AZ DroneFest Film Festival Winners


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12/17 | 1:15pm – 2:00pm CST

Best Practices for UAV Autonomous Flight for Solar Field Audits


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12/17 | 2:30pm – 3:15pm CST

Drone Security and Integration


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12/17 | 2:30pm – 3:15pm CST

Delivering What Matters


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12/17 | 2:30pm – 4:00pm CST

Construction and sUAS Workflow and Case Study


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12/17 | 3:30pm – 4:15pm CST

Drone Security Panel: Keeping Your Company & Customer Data Safe in the Digital Age


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12/17 | 3:30pm – 4:15pm CST

Aerial Photography / Cinematography: Get the shots, Get Paid


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Thermal Imaging for Public Safety


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| – On Demand CST

Managing and Scaling a Public Safety Program


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| – On Demand CST

Drones in Real Estate


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Enabling Safe Navigation in GPS Denied Environments


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The Creative Process Behind Next-Level Aerials


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Fire and Search & Rescue


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Today’s and Tomorrow’s use of A.I., Machine Learning and Computer Vision for Drones


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Obtaining Waivers for Complex Operations


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