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Focused Lunches

Focused Lunches are an opportunity for you find fellow attendees interested in topics similar to yourself, and network with and learn from other industry professionals. This year's focused lunch topics are Autonomous Systems in Ag, Counter UAS, Drone Business Services, Policies, Safety & the Future and UAS Infrastructure Inspection. Find more information below on the panelists and presenters for each Focused Lunch session.

The Focused Lunches are not included with the DroneFocusCon Pass, and registration is required. To register, choose the Focused Lunch ticket type and during the checkout process, select the Focused Lunch session you plan to attend. If you register to attend one of the Focused Lunch sessions, the details about the location of the lunch will be emailed to you the week of the event.



$20 per person includes your meal and drink.


Autonomous Systems In Ag

This lunch session will have a panel representing a cross-section of the agriculture industry discussing innovation and autonomous crop management trends in agriculture.


Orlando Saez  |  Aker    Joel Wipperfurth  |  Winfield United    Todd Golly  |  Aker   
John Nowatzki  |  NDSU


Drone Service Businesses

This lunch session will focus on the ins and outs that are building, changing, and supporting the Drone Services Business industry. 


Pete Karl  |  FlightPros     Travis Desell  |  UND    Joey Schmit  | FlightPros
Shelly Carroll  |  SC Recon


UAS Infrastructure Inspection

This lunch session will explore how innovations in UAS infrastructure inspections are expanding the use cases and changing the game in the dynamic communications tower industry. 


Sam McGuire  |  Red Mountain Scientific    Danny Pelczarski  | Needmore Towers Inc.
Todd Schlekeway  |  NATE    
Robert McCoy  |  Crown Castle


Counter UAS

This lunch session will discuss the need/applications of counter UAS systems, common approaches used, and efforts at both UND and in the state of North Dakota involving counter UAS technologies.


Mark Askelson  |  UND    Prakash Ranganathan  |  UND    Nick Flom  |  NPUASTS



Policies, Safety & the Future

This lunch session will explore how autonomous technologies are impacting policy and safety considerations as well as the future. 


 Dave Blair  |  3sixty5    Finch Fulton  |  US Department of Transportation
Dave Batcheller  |  Appareo    Justin Glasser  |  Tubular Transport & Logistics


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