UAS Magazine Announces Final Agenda for 2017 UAS Summit & Expo

 UAS Magazine announced this week the agenda for the 11th annual UAS Summit & Expo, the upper Midwest’s premier unmanned aircraft systems event produced by UAS Magazine, in collaboration with the Red River Valley Research Corridor. Taking place August 21-23 in Grand Forks, North Dakota, the 2017 event, focused on both small and large unmanned aircraft systems – will feature industry and military leaders, UAV manufacturers, payload providers, designers, and commercial operators with the most important insight of today’s UAS world.

“The state of North Dakota remains one of the major industry hubs for commercial UAS activity,” says John Nelson, director of marketing and sales at UAS Magazine. “We expect the enthusiasm and excitement from last year’s event to carry over to the 2017 summit, because a lot of positive momentum was created and we’re seeing more companies joining the conversation within the state and region.”

The 2017 program will provide in-depth analysis and timely presentations from 40-plus speakers focused on the following for both small and large unmanned aircraft systems:

  • The latest technological offerings
  • New product launches
  • Special presentations from members of military
  • The most current software packages available
  • Commercialization and economic opportunities
  • FAA regulatory updates
  • Northern Plains Test Site development and opportunities
  • Drone racing and demonstrations


The Summit, taking place in what many have called the “Silicon Valley of Drones,” offers the most open airspace in the country, vast tracts of farmland, infrastructure to test on and the nation’s first unmanned aircraft degree program. Because of all the activity in the region, both UAS Magazine and the Red River Valley Research Corridor believe having the conference in North Dakota is the best location for an event like this. The location provides an outstanding opportunity for companies and policymakers to connect in a state that fully supports and invests in the UAS industry.

“The speakers assembled for this year’s UAS Summit will share new commercial opportunities and the latest technologies available in the UAS industry,” says Luke Geiver, program director and managing editor of UAS Magazine. “The sessions will also reveal future technologies and services that are the driving forces shaping new policy within the industry both in North Dakota and on a global scale.”

To view the final agenda: UAS Summit & Expo

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