Wednesday, July 08, 10:00 AM - 10:25 AM

  • Session Number: 1003
Speaker(s)
Brian Wynne
President and CEO
AUVSI
Jay Merkle
Executive Director, Office of UAS Integration
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
Track(s)
  • Keynote

Wednesday, July 08, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

  • Session Number: 1005
Learn about the DronePro Program! This session will give you all the detail on what it is, how we promote safety, who is a DronePro, and how you can become one....
Speaker(s)
Kevin Morris
Aviation Safety, connectU Team / UAS Operation
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
Track(s)
  • How-To Session

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)
Track(s)
  • Panel

Wednesday, July 08, 11:00 AM - 11:25 AM

  • Session Number: 1006
Most part 107 waivers were issued with a valid timeframe of 48 calendar months. This session will provide details on the waiver renewal process....
Speaker(s)
Jeremy Grogan
Flight Standard Service - Operations & FAAST Support Branch
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
Track(s)
  • How-To Session

Wednesday, July 08, 11:30 AM - 11:40 AM

    Speaker(s)
    Steve Dickson
    Administrator
    Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
    Track(s)
    • Keynote

    Wednesday, July 08, 11:40 AM - 12:05 PM

    • Session Number: 1009
    Speaker(s)
    Christian Hegner
    Director General
    Swiss FOCA
    Lorenzo Murzilli
    Swiss FOCA Leader
    Swiss FOCA
    Track(s)
    • Keynote

    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)
    Track(s)
    • Panel

    Wednesday, July 08, 1:00 PM - 1:55 PM

    • Session Number: 1014
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    • Panel
    • Session Number: 1015
    Speaker(s)
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    • Fireside Chat

    Wednesday, July 08, 2:00 PM - 2:25 PM

    • Session Number: 1017
    Speaker(s)
    Teri Bristol
    Chief Operating Officer, Air Traffic Control
    Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
    Track(s)
    • Keynote

    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
    Policy & Government Relations
    Wing
    Steve Bradford
    Chief Scientist for Architecture and Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) Development
    Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
    Track(s)
    • Panel

    Wednesday, July 08, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

      Speaker(s)
      Brian Wynne
      President and CEO
      AUVSI
      Jay Merkle
      Executive Director, Office of UAS Integration
      Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
      Track(s)
      • Keynote

      Thursday, July 09, 10:00 AM - 10:25 AM

      • Session Number: 1024
      Speaker(s)
      Ali Bahrami
      Associate Administrator for Aviation Safety
      Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
      Track(s)
      • Keynote

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

      • Session Number: 1026
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      • Panel
      • Session Number: 1027
      Speaker(s)
      Track(s)
      • Panel

      Thursday, July 09, 11:30 AM - 11:55 AM

      • Session Number: 1029
      The UAS Safety Team (UAST) was borne out of the need for an FAA/industry partnership that leverages industry talent and experience to promote the safe growth of the UAS industry for both commercial and recreational uses. This presentation will discuss the challenges new entrants to the national airspace system face,... Read More
      Speaker(s)
      Sean Cassidy
      Director of Safety and Regulatory Affairs
      Amazon Prime Air
      Track(s)
      • Keynote

      Thursday, July 09, 12:30 PM - 12:55 PM

      • Session Number: 1032
      Speaker(s)
      Anna Dietrich
      Co-Executive Director, CAMI
      Community Air Mobility Initiative (CAMI)
      Seleta Reynolds
      General Manager, Los Angeles Department of Transportation
      LA Department of Transportation (DOT)
      Track(s)

        Thursday, July 09, 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

        • Session Number: 1034
        Find out what changes are coming soon to DroneZone. Join a DroneZone expert to get a first-hand look at what and how the process will change and discover tips for optimizing its use....
        Speaker(s)
        Danielle Corbett
        Aviation Safety Inspector
        Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
        Track(s)
        • How-To Session

        Thursday, July 09, 1:00 PM - 1:55 PM

        • Session Number: 1036
        The COVID-19 pandemic has spurred the development of new and creative uses of drones. Senior policy analysts from the U.S. Government’s Executive Branch discuss what roles they see they see for drones as we emerge from the pandemic – everything from more wide-scale operations to helping revitalize the economy and... Read More
        Speaker(s)
        Bert Williams
        Former White House UAS Policy Advisor
        Department of Defense
        Brianna Manzelli
        Assistant Administrator for Communications
        Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
        Finch Fulton
        Deputy Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy
        U.S. Department of Transportation
        Track(s)
        • Fireside Chat

        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, Power Delivery
        Florida Power & Light
        Mark Bealo
        Professor
        Palomar College
        Track(s)
        • Panel

        Thursday, July 09, 2:00 PM - 2:25 PM

        • Session Number: 1038
        Speaker(s)
        Kirk Shaffer
        Associate Administrator for Airports
        Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
        Track(s)
        • Keynote

        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)
        Track(s)
        • Panel

        Thursday, July 09, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

          Speaker(s)
          Brian Wynne
          President and CEO
          AUVSI
          Jay Merkle
          Executive Director, Office of UAS Integration
          Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
          Track(s)
          • Keynote

          Tuesday, August 18, 10:00 AM - 10:25 AM

          • Session Number: 2003
          Speaker(s)
          Brian Wynne
          President and CEO
          AUVSI
          Jay Merkle
          Executive Director, Office of UAS Integration
          Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
          Track(s)
          • Keynote

          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)
          Track(s)
          • 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)
          Track(s)
          • Panel

          Tuesday, August 18, 11:00 AM - 11:25 AM

          • Session Number: 2006
          Sporting events, high profile events and events requiring increased security may warrant a temporary flight restriction.  Learn how to apply for a TFR, tips for pre-event planning and coordination, and how an FAA Law Enforcement Assistance Program Special Agent can assist....
          Speaker(s)
          Erik Myrvold
          Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
          Scott Harris
          Special Agent
          Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
          Track(s)
          • How-To Session

          Tuesday, August 18, 11:30 AM - 11:55 AM

          • Session Number: 2009
          Speaker(s)
          Steve Dickson
          Administrator
          Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
          Track(s)
          • Keynote

          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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          • Panel
          • Session Number: 2015
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          • Panel

          Tuesday, August 18, 2:00 PM - 2:25 PM

          • Session Number: 2017
          "Drone Collisions - Myths and Reality" - you have heard many media stories about airplanes and helicopters that may have collided with a drone, but what is the real story? The NTSB investigates these events and the results may be surprising. We review a handful of cases that were reportedly... Read More
          Speaker(s)
          Bill English
          Investigator/UAS Program Lead
          National Transportation Safety Board
          Track(s)
          • Keynote

          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
          Speaker(s)
          Chief Roxana Kennedy
          Chief Police, Chula Vista
          Chula Vista Police Department
          Track(s)
          • Panel

          Tuesday, August 18, 3:00 PM - 3:55 PM

          • Session Number: 2022
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            • Session Number: 2021
            Speaker(s)
            Track(s)

              Tuesday, August 18, 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

              • Session Number: 2014
              Brian Wynne and Jay Merkle recap the highlights of the day and answer questions live from attendees.  ...
              Speaker(s)
              Brian Wynne
              President and CEO
              AUVSI
              Jay Merkle
              Executive Director, Office of UAS Integration
              Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
              Track(s)
              • Keynote

              Wednesday, August 19, 9:45 AM - 9:55 AM

              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)
              Track(s)
              • Panel

              Wednesday, August 19, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

              • Session Number: 2029
              Recent changes from U.S. Congress require recreational users to obtain prior authorization to operate within certain classes of airspace.  Come hear the latest updates on how to use LAANC and DroneZone for those recreational operations. Find out what the best approach is for getting your request approved and what the... Read More
              Speaker(s)
              Arjuna Fields
              Aviation Technical System Specialist / UAS, Commercial Space, & Contingencies
              Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Central Service Area
              Track(s)
              • How-To Session

              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, FAA Office of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration
              Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
              Track(s)
              • Panel

              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. ...
              Speaker(s)
              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)
              Track(s)
              • Panel

              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)
              Track(s)
              • Panel

              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
              Track(s)
              • Panel

              Wednesday, August 19, 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

              • Session Number: 2037
              There are many updates that have occurred and are also scheduled to occur in both LAANC and DroneZone. Find out what the best approach is for getting your request approved and what the FAA is planning for the future....
              Speaker(s)
              Arjuna Fields
              Aviation Technical System Specialist / UAS, Commercial Space, & Contingencies
              Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Central Service Area
              Victoria Gallagher
              Program Manager, UAS Services Group
              Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
              Track(s)
              • How-To Session

              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)
              Track(s)
              • Panel

              Wednesday, August 19, 1:30 PM - 1:55 PM

              • Session Number: 2038
              Drones are popping up everywhere and nobody seems to know what to do about them.  From the report to the response, who has the authority to do what, and what rights do operators have?...
              Speaker(s)
              Scott Harris
              Special Agent
              Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
              Track(s)
              • How-To Session

              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
              Track(s)
              • Panel

              Wednesday, August 19, 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

              • Session Number: 2044
              Brian Wynne and Jay Merkle recap the highlights of the day and answer questions live from attendees.  ...
              Speaker(s)
              Brian Wynne
              President and CEO
              AUVSI
              Jay Merkle
              Executive Director, Office of UAS Integration
              Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
              Track(s)
              • Keynote