XPONENTIAL 2020: Conference Event will Focus on Drones for F…

Source: AIRT

The world’s largest drone-industry event is teaming up with a major public-safety non-profit to create a new conference event that may literally save lives.

The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International and the Airborne International Response Team announced this week an inaugural co-located program designed to unite and educate first responders operating in the drone space.

The DRONERESPONDERS Global Public Safety UAS Summit and Major Cities Meeting will take place during XPONENTIAL 2020 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, May 4-6.

XPONENTIAL 2020 is AUVSI’s premier annual event, connecting drone professionals from across all sectors.

“Increasingly, drones are proving to be essential tools for a wide range of lifesaving missions around the world,” AUVSI CEO Brian Wynne said.

“The [meeting] will provide an educational forum to further unite this vital community to provide training, use studies, and best practices for implementing drones to support and protect public safety professionals.”

AIRT’s DRONERESPONDERS Public Safety Alliance is the world’s fastest growing non-profit program supporting public safety UAS.

Program Details

May 4: Major Cities Meeting – a special invitation-only conclave for UAS program managers and remote pilots representing public safety agencies from the world’s largest metropolitan areas.

May 5: The summit will officially open to all registrants with two full days of programming surrounding the use of drones by law enforcement, fire services, search and rescue, emergency management and humanitarian organizations from all corners of the globe.

“XPONENTIAL is the annual hallmark event that brings together professionals from across all sectors of the unmanned systems industry,” AIRT Executive Director Christopher Todd said.

“The trick is to assemble a program that has broad appeal to all sectors of public safety while also providing valuable, actionable information for each attendee to take back home and incorporate into their UAS program.”

“The DRONERESPONDERS Global Summit will highlight all new use cases and key learnings from public safety drone operators in the field,” says Charles Werner, the retired fire chief of Charlottesville, Virginia, and the director of the DRONERESPONDERS program. “Attendees will forge new relationships while receiving cutting-edge insight and exploring the largest selection of unmanned systems technology available anywhere under one roof.”

In September, AIRT announced the creation of an international council in which more than 30 countries will collaborate to develop life-saving drone programs.

AGENDA:

MONDAY, MAY 4 – MAJOR CITIES MEETING (Invitation Only)

1:00 – 3:00 PM  Welcome and Session MC-A
3:00 – 3:15 PM Coffee Break
3:15 – 5:00 PM Session MC-B and Wrap Up
6:00 – 8:00 PM Major Cities Networking Reception (Offsite)

 

TUESDAY, MAY 5 – GLOBAL PUBLIC SAFETY UAS SUMMIT – Day 1

9:00 – 10:30 AM AUVSI XPONENTIAL Keynote Session
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM Welcome and Session 1
12:00 – 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 – 2:30 PM Session 2
2:30 – 3:00 PM Break
3:00 – 4:30 PM Session 3
7:00 – 10:00 PM DRONERESPONDERS’ Boston Bash Networking Event (Offsite)

 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 6 – GLOBAL PUBLIC SAFETY UAS SUMMIT – Day 2

9:00 – 10:30 AM AUVSI XPONENTIAL Keynote Session
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM Session 4
12:00 – 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 – 2:30 PM Session 5
2:30 – 3:00 PM Break
3:00 – 4:30 PM Session 6 and Closing

REGISTRATION FEES:

Register through:

  • A Full Conference or VIP Pass to get access to all AUVSI sessions + the Global Public Safety UAS Summit; OR
  • A standalone Global Public Safety UAS Summit pass

Public Safety Professionals:

Register for the Full Conference Pass with a special offer:

  • Early Bird: $349 until March 16, 2020
  • Standard: $399 beginning March 17, 2020
  • The Full Conference Pass includes access to the Global Public Safety UAS Summit

Industry Professionals:



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