FAA Director Speaking At Next Gen Drones In Bethesda, Maryland

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FAA Director Speaking At Next Gen Drones In Bethesda, Maryland

In just a few days, on June 23rd and 24th the Knowledge Foundation will be launching their Next Gen Drones conference in Bethesda, MD. The event, being held at the Hyatt Regency, will be addressing “the most advanced research and development issues for UAV commercialization with industry discussions focusing on regulatory updates and safety improvements.”
<blockquote”Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) dominate the worldwide growth of the aerospace industry representing $6.4 billion annually and totaling to an estimated $100 billion over the next 10 years,” said Craig Wohlers, General Manager of The Knowledge Foundation. “This program is designed to bring together the entire ecosystem of the UAV community and we are thrilled to have the key industry speakers within commercial, academic and government organizations presenting on the latest advances in commercialization of UAVs.”

The event will have a lot of interesting presentations, including the keynote presentation by James Williams, Director of the Federal Aviation Administration’s UAS Integration Office. If you want to catch the keynote, you will have to be there on the 24th.

Next Gen Drones will offer three presentation tracks “UAV Communications, Navigation and Flight Control,” “UAV Research, Development and Commercialization,” and “UAV Integration, Safety and Regulation.” I’ve included a list of the presentations below:

UAV Communications, Navigation and Flight Control – including presentations from:

  • Gregory Huff, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Texas A&M University
  • Rick Lober, Vice President and General Manager, Hughes Network Systems
  • Brian Taylor, Director, UAV Laboratories, University of Minnesota

UAV Research, Development and Commercialization – including presentations from:

  • Yannick Levy, Ph.D., Vice President, Parrot
  • Bruce Quirk, UAS Director, United States Geological Survey
  • John Fischer, CTO, Spectracom
  • Matt Pobloske, CEO, Sensintel
  • Jonathan Ledgard, Director of Afrotech, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
  • Chang Liu, Aeronautics, Astronautics and Computational Engineering Department, Southampton University
  • Jeremy Straub, Researcher, Department of Computer Science, University of North Dakota

UAV Integration, Safety and Regulation – including presentations from:

  • Joseph Vacek, J.D., Associate Professor, University of North Dakota
  • Keven Gambold, CEO, Americas, Unmanned Experts, LLC
  • Brett Burton, Tactical Systems Program Manager, Battelle Memorial Institute
  • Andrew White, Program Manager, Defense Research Associates
  • Colonel Andy Pennington, Assistant Professor and Assistant Program Chair, Embry Riddle University
  • Michael Winn, CEO, DroneDeploy

If you are curious and want to learn more about Next Gen Drones, visit http://www.knowledgefoundation.com/drones.

Advancements in UAV Commercialization, Regulation and Safety to Be Featured at Next Generation Drones Conference
Parrot, FAA, Battelle, USGS, Hughes, and many other leading organizations to present in Bethesda this June

Hyatt Regency
One Bethesda Metro Center
Bethesda, Maryland 20814

About The Knowledge Foundation

The Knowledge Foundation, founded in 1998, specializes in providing an unbiased forum that showcases the latest technology and research through the production of highly focused conferences, webcasts and publications.

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