Major UAS manufacturers, experts, leaders set for 9th UAS Summit

By John Nelson | August 20, 2015

UAS Magazine announced this week the preliminary agenda for the 9th annual UAS Summit, the upper Midwest’s premier unmanned aircraft systems event produced by UAS Magazine, in collaboration with the Red River Valley Research Corridor. Taking place September 21-23 in Grand Forks, North Dakota, the 2015 agenda, focused on both small and large unmanned aircraft systems – features industry and military leaders, UAV manufacturers, payload providers, designers, and commercial operators with the most important insight of today’s UAS world.

“The agenda the program committee has assembled combines the perspective of regional UAS personnel with the regulatory insight of national UAV entities, while offering attendees a glimpse into the commercial realities and major economic opportunities present in the most exciting growth space in North America,” said Luke Geiver, program director for the UAS Summit and editor of UAS Magazine.

The 2015 program will provide in-depth analysis and timely presentations from 75-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 Congress

The most current software packages available

Commercialization and economic opportunities

FAA regulatory updates and public meeting

Northern Plains Test Site development and opportunities

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.

“This year’s UAS Summit will demonstrate the outstanding job North Dakota has done to become a leader in the UAS industry,” says Dr. Delore Zimmerman, executive director at the Red River Valley Research Corridor. “Many of the companies exhibiting and attending the Summit are already recognized or will quickly be recognized as the first significantly successful players in the commercialization of the UAS industry.”

To view the agenda, visit www.TheUASsummit.com.