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Wednesday, July 08, 10:30 AM - 11:25 AM

  • Session Number: 1007
Drones are revolutionizing the ways in which we tackle some of the biggest social and ecological dilemmas of our times. Discover how organizations around the globe are reaching out to their local communities to gain acceptance of drones and all the good they can do....
Speaker(s)
Chris Rocheleau
Executive Director, Office of International Affairs
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
Jay Merkle
Executive Director, Office of UAS Integration
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
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  • Panel

Wednesday, July 08, 12:30 PM - 12:55 PM

  • Session Number: 1012
The regulatory landscape for drones is changing. So too are mission specifications. To conduct these more advanced operations, aircraft durability and reliability are essential. Join leaders of the FAA’s Flight Standards, Aircraft Certification Service, and UAS Integration Office for a thought-provoking discussion about type certification, operational approvals, and the role... Read More
Speaker(s)
Bill Crozier
Deputy Executive Director, Office of UAS Integration
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
Earl Lawrence
Executive Director, Aircraft Certification Service
Federal Aviation Administration UAS Integration Office
Rick Domingo
Executive Director, Flight Standards Service
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
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Wednesday, July 08, 1:00 PM - 1:55 PM

  • Session Number: 1014
How can we help the next generation become safe drone pilots? Join the Katie Lang of the FAA, Ashley Ellefson, COO of The Drone Racing League, and Chris Cruz, West Valley Unmanned Aircraft Department Chair, for a timely discussion on how virtual drone racing competitions, gaming, and innovative STEM programs... Read More
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Ashley Ellefson
Chief Operating Office, The Drone Racing League
The Drone Racing League
Catherine (Kate) Lang
Senior Advisor to the Deputy Administrator on Aviation Workforce Outreach
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
Chris Cruz
Professor
West Valley College UAS Technology Program
Paul "Nurk" Nurkkala
2018 DRL Allianz World Champion Pilot
Drone Racing League
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Wednesday, July 08, 3:00 PM - 3:55 PM

  • Session Number: 1020
This session will help the audience gain a better understanding of how Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology and advanced analytics are impacting UTM development. Industry leaders share insights into how standards and technology developments will influence a wide range of solutions including AI and how businesses investing in AI are supporting... Read More
Speaker(s)
Ali Husain
Chief Software Architect
SkyGrid
Chris Kucera
Co-Founder & Head of Strategic Partnerships
OneSky
Matthew Satterley
UTM Lead on Policy and Government Relations
Wing
Steve Bradford
Chief Scientist for Architecture and Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) Development
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
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  • Panel

Thursday, July 09, 10:30 AM - 11:25 AM

  • Session Number: 1026
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  • Session Number: 1027
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Thursday, July 09, 1:30 PM - 1:55 PM

  • Session Number: 1035
Launched in April 2020, the FAA’s UAS-Collegiate Training Initiative is an exciting collaboration with industry and universities. Learn about the program and how it’s helping to create a pipeline of knowledgeable and experienced UAS remote pilots to enter the workforce....
Speaker(s)
Diana Robinson
Project Specialist
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
Eric Schwartz
Quality Project Manager, FPL Air
Florida Power & Light Company
Mark Bealo
Professor
Palomar College
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  • Panel

Thursday, July 09, 2:30 PM - 3:25 PM

  • Session Number: 1040
As the UAV integration progresses, it is necessary to consider the factors that impact public perception. Hear from industry leaders, regulators, and public relations experts as they discuss aspects of influence in both the current and future environment....
Speaker(s)
John Bouma
Director of Civil Certification
Bell
Laura Brown
Deputy Assistant Administrator for Public Affairs
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
Mark Aitken
Director of U.S. Legislative Affairs
DJI
Mickey Osterreicher
General Counsel
National Press Photographers Association (NPPA)
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  • Panel

Tuesday, August 18, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

  • Session Number: 2005
Unmanned flight is the fastest growing segment of Aviation. UAS operators need to know and abide by reporting requirements for UAS events. This session will highlight existing triggers and talk about what is needed for both UAS event reporting and investigation....
Speaker(s)
Danielle Corbett
Aviation Safety Inspector
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
David Keenan
Air Safety Investigator
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
Steve Keesey
Aviation Safety Inspector
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
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  • Panel

Tuesday, August 18, 10:30 AM - 11:25 AM

  • Session Number: 2007
With the IPP set to expire in October, come learn what’s next. FAA leaders discuss lessons learned and how to profit from what was discovered....
Speaker(s)
Earl Lawrence
Executive Director, Aircraft Certification Service
Federal Aviation Administration UAS Integration Office
Jay Merkle
Executive Director, Office of UAS Integration
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
Rick Domingo
Executive Director, Flight Standards Service
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
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  • Panel

Tuesday, August 18, 12:30 PM - 12:55 PM

  • Session Number: 2012
From news media and show business to real estate and infrastructure inspection, drones are being used in an ever-expanding set of industries. This session will explore how companies outside of traditional aviation are using drones to bring ideas from the realm of possible to the world of reality. Explore how... Read More
Speaker(s)
Douglas Spotted Eagle
Primary Instructor/Industry Consultant
Sundance Media Group, Inc.
Greg Agvent
Senior Director, CNN Aerial Imagery & Reporting
CNN
Joe Morra
Manager, Safety and Integration Division
Federal Aviation Administration UAS Integration Office
  • Panel

Tuesday, August 18, 1:00 PM - 1:55 PM

  • Session Number: 2014
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  • Session Number: 2015
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Tuesday, August 18, 2:30 PM - 2:55 PM

  • Session Number: 2019
Chula Vista Police Department’s drone program has achieved success by placing early emphasis on outreach and transparency efforts with the community and the press.  Chief Kennedy discusses her department’s efforts to lead and manage change, especially regarding technology. She also addresses this year’s theme: “Drones, Here for Good”  and the... Read More
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Chief Roxana Kennedy
Chief Police, Chula Vista
Chula Vista Police Department
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Wednesday, August 19, 10:00 AM - 10:25 AM

  • Session Number: 2026
Representatives from the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and UPS Flight Forward will walk us through their experience working with the FAA. Join us for a frank discussion about lessons learned, pitfalls in the process, and possibilities for improvements....
Speaker(s)
Bala Ganesh
Vice President, Advanced Technology Group, United Parcel Service
UPS Flight Forward
James Grimsley
Executive Director of Advanced Technology Initiatives
The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma
Maria Dipasquantonio
Deputy Director, Integration Pilot Program
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
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Wednesday, August 19, 10:30 AM - 11:25 AM

  • Session Number: 2028
Every day, drones are assisting public safety agencies conduct safer and more effective operations. This session will focus on common questions the FAA gets from public safety agencies and the FAA resources available for public safety. The panelists will also offer the audience an opportunity to ask questions and share... Read More
Speaker(s)
Erik Myrvold
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
John Meehan
Aviation Safety Analyst (FAA Aviation Safety Team, AFS-850)
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
Mike O'Shea
Program Manager and Public Safety Liasion
Federal Aviation Administration, UAS Integration Office
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Wednesday, August 19, 11:00 AM - 11:25 AM

  • Session Number: 2030
This session will bring together representatives from FAA’s Office of Airports and Air Traffic Organization to walk viewers through concepts and ideas regarding airport response planning. While the FAA is still developing standards, this panel will speak to current practices, lessons learned, and stakeholder coordination. ...
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Brandon Youngblood
Acting Group Manager, Systems Operations Security for UAS Security and C-UAS
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
Joseph "Rocky" Roppo
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
Trish Hiatt
Deputy Director, Airport Safety & Standards Directorate
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
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Wednesday, August 19, 11:30 AM - 11:55 AM

  • Session Number: 2032
Join us in a conversation with a diverse group of regional administrators to discuss community engagement at the state and local level. Hear best practices for addressing community concerns, building a local grassroots network, and fostering business development opportunities....
Speaker(s)
Colleen D'Alessandro
New England Regional Administrator
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
Joe Miniace
Director
FAA Central Office
Rebecca Cointin
Manager, Noise Division
Federal Aviation Administration, Office of Environment and Energy
Rob Lowe
Regional Administrator, Southwest Region,
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
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Wednesday, August 19, 12:30 PM - 12:55 PM

  • Session Number: 2035
How have the FAA and IPP Partners managed to achieve so much through Part 107 and public aircraft operations? This session will cover everything from assessing risk to developing a safety case and how public safety and industry have worked with the FAA to achieve their desired operations. ...
Speaker(s)
Joel Murdock
Managing Director – Strategic Projects
FedEx Express Air Operations
Rachel Carlstrom
UAS IPP SLT Program Manager
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
Robert Clifford
Attorney, US Tower
American Tower Corporation
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Wednesday, August 19, 1:00 PM - 1:55 PM

  • Session Number: 2039
Learn what it takes to identify the clueless, careless, or criminal operator. This workshop will cover what airport operators can and cannot do now, and what work FAA is doing to support the use of detection systems in the future....
Speaker(s)
Elizabeth Soltys
UAS Security Program Advisor to the Deputy Associate Administrator of Security & Hazardous Materials Safety (ASH)
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
John Dermody
Director, Office of Airport Safety and Standards
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
Leesa Papier
Executive Director
Office of National Security Programs and Incident Response (AXE) Security and Hazardous Materials Safety (ASH)
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Wednesday, August 19, 2:00 PM - 2:55 PM

  • Session Number: 2041
Innovation is a hallmark of the UAS industry. During this panel, learn about some of the latest and greatest innovations that have already occurred in the industry, and about some of the potential innovations on the horizon that are awaiting to be cultivated....
Speaker(s)
Hunter Hudson
Head of Autonomy Technology
Northrop Grumman
Jay Merkle
Executive Director, Office of UAS Integration
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
Jia Xu
Senior Director of Strategy, Unmanned Aerial Systems/Urban Air Mobility
Honeywell
Kyle Snyder
Robotics Program Manager
Cherokee Federal
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