Schedule

DRONE FOCUS CONFERENCE 2018 | SCHEDULE

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The schedule is subject to change.

Day 1 | May 30, 2018

7:00am - REGISTRATION OPEN

Come grab your name badge and a cup of hot coffee before doors open for DroneFocusCon!

9:00am - SESSION A

  • John Hoeven  |  United States Senator for North Dakota
  • Doug Burgum  |  33rd governor of North Dakota
  • Derek Kan  |  United States Department of Transportation
  • Nick Flom  |  Northern Plains UAS Test Site
  • Adi Singh  |  Ford Motor Company
  • Jennifer Naaden  |  Duetto Group

10:15am - BREAK

Time to connect, explore the booths, and grab some coffee.

11:00am - SESSION B

  • Ed Waggoner  |  NASA
  • Kraettli L. Epperson  |  Vigilant Aerospace Systems, Inc.
  • Drone Focus Film Festival Winner Announcement
  • Matt Dunlevy  |  SkySkopes
  • Dale Sayers  |  Microsoft
  • Bob Edmonds  |  Elbit Systems of America
  • Jessica Moody  |  Skyward
  • Tyler Sautter  |  Avian LLC

12:30pm - FOCUSED LUNCHES

Focused Lunch topics:

  • Policies, Safety, and the Future
  • UAS Infrastructure Inspection
  • Drone Service Businesses
  • Autonomous Systems in Ag
  • Counter UAS

Reminder: Focused lunches are not included with your DroneFocusCon Pass. Attendance is extremely limited & registration is required. $20 per person includes your meal and drink. 

2:15pm - WORKSHOP A (CHOOSE ONE)

Workshop options:

  • Legal Issues Related to Unmanned and Manned Autonomous Vehicles
    • Civic Center lower level - Room A
    • CLE credit (1-hour workshop)
    • Presented by Shiela Kerwin and Allyson Petersen of Nilan Johnson
  • Drone Weather Forecast Challenges
    • Civic Center lower level - Room B
    • Mark Stunder  |  Versar
  • What to know before selecting a drone contractor or doing it yourself
    • Civic Center lower level - Room D
    • Trevor Plett  |  Rushmore Drones, Inc.
  • How government agencies can integrate a drone program
    • Civic Center Centennial Hall
    • Darshan Divakaran  |  North Carolina DOT
  • Integrating UAVs into Humanitarian missions
    • Sanctuary Events Center - Lower level
    • Joel Ifill  |  DASH Systems
  • Beyond Visual Line of Sight Operations: Challenge, Progress, and Opportunities
    • Sanctuary Events Center - Main level
    • Mark Askelson, Eileen Lockhart, Nick Flom, Jim Cieplak

2:45pm - BREAK/TRANSITION

Short break - switch between workshops

3:00pm - WORKSHOP B (CHOOSE ONE)

Workshop options:

  • Legal Issues Related to Unmanned and Manned Autonomous Vehicles
    • Civic Center lower level - Room A
    • CLE credit (1-hour workshop)
    • Presented by Shiela Kerwin and Allyson Petersen of Nilan Johnson
  • Drone Weather Forecast Challenges
    • Civic Center lower level - Room B
    • Mark Stunder  |  Versar
  • What to know before selecting a drone contractor or doing it yourself
    • Civic Center lower level - Room D
    • Trevor Plett  |  Rushmore Drones, Inc.
  • How government agencies can integrate a drone program
    • Civic Center Centennial Hall
    • Darshan Divakaran  |  North Carolina DOT
  • Integrating UAVs into Humanitarian missions
    • Sanctuary Events Center - Lower level
    • Joel Ifill  |  DASH Systems
  • Beyond Visual Line of Sight Operations: Challenge, Progress, and Opportunities
    • Sanctuary Events Center - Main level
    • Mark Askelson, Eileen Lockhart, Nick Flom, Jim Cieplak

3:30pm - BREAK/TRANSITION

Time to connect, explore the booths, and grab some coffee.

4:00pm - SESSION C

  • Matt Rose  |  BNSF
  • Henrik Bache  |  eSmart
  • Michael Israel  |  AirVuz, LLC
  • Jeremy Straub  |  North Dakota State University
  • Patrick Novak  |  Border States Electric
  • Russell Schell  |  RJ Energy Solutions
  • Ron Ness  |  ND Petroleum Council

5:30pm - DRONE FOCUS FEST

Location: 
409 Broadway, Fargo 
(Outdoors, 2 blocks west of Civic Center)

  • Food (limited quantity, FCFS) + beverages (cash Bar)
  • Live music
  • Drone racing
  • Networking + socializing

Day 2 | May 31, 2018

7:30am - REGISTRATION OPEN

9:00am - SESSION D

  • Lt. Governor Brent Sanford
  • National Autonomous Vehicle Celebration
  • Tim Mahoney  |  Mayor of Fargo
  • Finch Fulton  |  United States Department of Transportation
  • Film Winner Announcement
  • Gene LaDaucer  | AAA - The Auto Club Group
  • Trent Williams  |  The Drone Repair Shop
  • Jim Piavis  |  Microsoft 

10:30am - BREAK

Time to connect, explore the booths, and grab some coffee.

11:15am - SESSION E

  • Dr. Noel Anderson  |  John Deere Electronic Solutions
  • Anthony Molzahn  |  Project Phoenix
  • Ben Kellie  |  K2 Dronotics
  • Film Winner Announcement
  • Justin Kyser  |  Schedudrone
  • Joel Ifill  |  DASH Systems
  • Orlando Saez  |  Aker
  • Jorge Castiblanco  |  Rantizo

12:30pm - LUNCH ON YOUR OWN

Check out one of downtown Fargo's uniquely local eateries or head over and grab some street food at Food Truck Park

2:00pm - WORKSHOP A (CHOOSE ONE)

Workshop topics: 

  • Legal Issues in Agricultural Data:  Ownership, Use, Privacy, and Security
    • Civic Center lower level - Room A
    • CLE credit - 1 hour
    • Presented by Roger Royse of Royse Law Firm
  • Limitations of Creativity in UAS Film
    • Civic Center lower level - Room B
    • Michael Downie, Mike Israel
  • The Future of Large Unmanned Cargo Aircraft in the National Airspace System
    • Civic Center Centennial Hall
    • Mark Patrick Collins
  • Future of UAS Applications in Field Crops – Sensors and UAVs
    • Sanctuary Events Center - Lower Level
    • John Nowatszi
  • Crash Reconstruction
    • Sanctuary Events Center - Main Level
    • Brian Leventhal, Darshan Divakaran

2:30pm - BREAK/TRANSITION

2:45pm - WORKSHOP B (CHOOSE ONE)

Workshop topics: 

  • Legal Issues in Agricultural Data:  Ownership, Use, Privacy, and Security
    • Civic Center lower level - Room A
    • CLE credit - 1 hour
    • Presented by Roger Royse of Royse Law Firm
  • Limitations of Creativity in UAS Film
    • Civic Center lower level - Room B
    • Michael Downie, Mike Israel
  • The Future of Large Unmanned Cargo Aircraft in the National Airspace System
    • Civic Center Centennial Hall
    • Mark Patrick Collins
  • Future of UAS Applications in Field Crops – Sensors and UAVs
    • Sanctuary Events Center - Lower Level
    • John Nowatszi
  • Crash Reconstruction
    • Sanctuary Events Center - Main Level
    • Brian Leventhal, Darshan Divakaran

3:15pm - BREAK/TRANSITION

4:00pm - SESSION F

  • Film Winner Announcement
  • Mark Kennedy  |  University of North Dakota
  • Jacquene Curlee  |  Kids Drone Zone
  • Film Winner Announcement
  • Peter Tyson  |  Avian LLC

5:00pm - CONFERENCE ENDS

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