UAS Magazine announced the final agenda for the 12th annual UAS Summit & Expo, the upper Midwest’s premier unmanned aircraft systems event. Taking place August 20-22 in Grand Forks, North Dakota, the 2018 agenda includes a keynote presentation from secretary of the U.S. Air Force, Heather Wilson and presentations from North Dakota Senators John Hoeven and Heidi Heitkamp, and Representative Kevin Cramer.
“We are excited to have such a strong presence from North Dakota’s Senators, Representative and the U.S. Air Force for this year’s summit,” says John Nelson, sales & marketing director for UAS Magazine. “It demonstrates the support directed towards the UAS industry in North Dakota and the importance it has on our economic growth as a state.”
The 2018 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:
- Trends in large UAS operations in defense and civil
- New materials for small UAS platforms
- What investors and government agencies want from UAS-linked firms
- Realities of Counter UAS
- Near-term opportunities for drone delivery
- UAV service models that generate real revenue
- Keynote presentation by U.S. Air Force Secretary, Heather Wilson
The Summit, taking place in 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. Now in its 12th year, The Summit will match UAS service providers with end-use clients during special presentations geared towards the utility and power, law enforcement, oil & gas, survey, agronomy & precision ag and media industries.
“For the first-time UAS service providers are matched with attendees from their main client base to explain the operations, technicalities and opportunities of their services,” says Luke Geiver, editor of UAS Magazine. “By adding more content that explains real-world application, we believe attendees will walk away with valuable knowledge that can be used to improve their current operations using drone technology.”
To view the final agenda: UAS Summit & Expo