The program for the Commercial UAV Expo 2015 Conference is now available. 

It delves into key issues faced by large-enterprise organizations when implementing unmanned aerial systems (UAS), including systems selection and integration; developing enterprise workflows, guidelines and policies; data management and integration; and legal, safety and regulatory considerations for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Commercial UAV Expo will take place Oct. 5-7 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.

“We’re very excited to share the 2015 Commercial UAV Expo Conference Program,” says Lisa Murray, director of Commercial UAV Expo.  “It’s been vetted by our highly respected advisory board and will give end-users the critical information they need to make informed decisions about the technology that’s revolutionizing countless industries.”

Presenters include experts from AECOM, Balfour Beatty, Barrick Goldstrike, Bechtel, CNN, DPR Construction, John Deere, Pacific Gas & Electric, Shell and the Small UAV Coalition.  The program is comprised of keynotes as well as plenary and breakout sessions.  More information about keynotes will be announced soon.

The Plenary Sessions and Panels cover topics of interest to all end-users integrating UAS into their operations regardless of industry, including:

  • Systems Selection, Integration & Workflow
  • Considerations for Hiring UAV Service Providers vs. an In-House UAV Program
  • Insurance Considerations
  • Safety & Legal and Regulatory Considerations
  • Update from the FAA on Pathfinder Project

Breakout Sessions focus on UAV use in specific vertical market segments, including:

  • Civil Engineering & Infrastructure
  • Construction
  • Law Enforcement & Emergency Response
  • Precision Agriculture
  • Process & Power
  • Mining
  • Surveying & Mapping
  • Utilities & Inspection

In addition to the Conference Program, Commercial UAV Expo features an exhibition of 100 booths of solutions from the world’s top UAS suppliers, including Airware, Autodesk, Kespry, PrecisionHawk and SenseFly. View the current exhibitor list here.

“The exhibition provides an unparalleled opportunity for attendees to qualify and compare products and services from the world’s top UAS vendors, drone manufacturers, component suppliers, software developers and service companies at one time,” Murray says.

Registration is available online now. The early-bird deadline ends June 30.

Commercial UAV Expo is a conference and exhibition exclusively focused on the commercial sUAS (small Unmanned Aerial Systems) market in North America covering industries including surveying & mapping; civil engineering & infrastructure;  mining; construction; process, power & utilities; precision agriculture; law enforcement, security, emergency response, and more. It is organized by SPAR Point Group, a leading organizer of conferences and trade shows with 15 years in the geospatial arena, including SPAR International and International LiDAR Mapping Forum.