WHAT TO EXPECT?

WHY ATTEND DRONE FOCUS?

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Are you curious about the world of autonomous vehicles and UAS? Looking to connect with other professionals in the industry? This conference is designed to serve as a platform for you to build your business, your knowledge and simply get you in a room to network with fellow enthusiasts and learn more about what’s going on in our region. Keep on reading to learn about what you can expect at this year’s Drone Focus Conference!

WHAT'S INCLUDED IN A TICKET

Unlimited Coffee

Unlimited Coffee

Making sure you stay wide awake and energized is a priority! Whether you take your brew black or with cream and sugar, we will make sure to have it hot and ready the entire conference! Tea, soda, and other beverages will be provided as well.

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Unlimited Snacks

Keeping our guests well fed is something we excel at! Enjoy a wide arrangement of snacks which meet an assortment of tastes and dietary needs to fulfill any craving. 

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Industry Professionals

We're bringing together over 800 experts from all areas of the unmanned system’s spectrum. From drone use in construction to autonomous tractors, we'll have something for everyone.

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Drone Focus Fest

What’s the point of a drone conference without getting some live drone action? Think drone races, autonomous vehicle and tractor shows and a concert.

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Access To 50+ Speakers

We’ll be welcoming over 50 speakers from around the globe to share about their expertise. They’ll be covering a wide range of topics, and you won’t want to miss out!

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Workshops

Our workshops focus on giving you an interactive experience in the topic presented. We'll have a variety of industry areas represented, just find a topic that really peaks your interest and enjoy!

WHAT TO EXPECT

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TOPIC AREAS

Topics of focus at this year's event include; Startup Innovations, Policy, Economics of UAS delivery, Future Workforce Development, LiDAR, BLVOS, Autonomous systems in Agriculture, Drone Service Businesses, Cybersecurity, and so much more. 

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SHORT-FORMAT TALKS

Drone Focus is known for it's rapid presentations that pull you in and send you out learn more. With only 4, 8, or 12 minutes speakers have to be clear and concise in their talk.

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CLE CREDITS

At this year’s event, attorney’s will be able to not only gain valuable insight into the UAS and Autonomous Systems industry but will also be able to earn CLE credits. Drone Focus Conference has been approved for 2.0 ND CLE credits.

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NATIONAL AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE DAY

May 31st is National Autonomous Vehicle Day! In 2017, Drone Focus hosted the proclamation of National Autonomous Vehicle Day and we plan to continue the tradition celebrate each year. 

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INTERACTIVE WORKSHOPS

We require all our workshop presenters to incorporate interactive elements in their presentations. Enjoy lively Q&A, demos, roundtables, and more in our interactive workshops. 

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STUDENT PITCHES

Students are invited to pitch their latest drone or unmanned systems idea for a chance to present on the main stage right in the middle of the conference.

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VENTURE CAPITAL PITCH

Entrepreneurs looking actively raise capital will pitch live in front of the entire conference for a chance to move their idea forward faster!

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DRONE FOCUS FILM FESTIVAL

With submissions from all over the world, prepare to be transported to a variety of destinations, packed full of incredible shots all filmed from drones. 

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DRONE FOCUS FEST

What’s the point of a drone conference without getting some live drone action? Think drone races, autonomous vehicle, and tractor shows and new consumer product launches.

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INDUSTRY BOOTHS

Even though Drone Focus doesn't have an expo hall, we work closely with our industry booths to make them engaging for our attendees. Get some up close and personal time with our industry partners during the breaks right in the hall of the main event. 

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AUTONOMOUS NATION

Throughout the event, you will find that our content is woven together in a narrative focused on building the infrastructure, policies, software, hardware, and tools for the autonomous nation of the future.

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THE ARTS & COMMUNITY

Drone Focus makes it a point to highlight local artists, musicians, and businesses. You will hear local musicians during breaks, eat local food, and experience some of the North Dakota culture. 

FOCUSED LUNCHES

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Focused lunches allow you to find fellow attendees interested in topics similar to yourself. Here's a sample of some topics you might see this year.

ADD-ON: Focused lunches are not included with your DroneFocusCon Pass. Attendance is extremely limited & registration is required.

$20 per person includes your meal and drink.

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Autonomous Systems In Ag

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UAS Infrastructure Inspection

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Counter UAS

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Drone Service Businesses

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Policies, Safety, And
The Future

Who Speaks At Drone Focus?

Who Attends Drone Focus?

What Is The Schedule?

LOCATION

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Drone Focus Conference will be held at the Fargo Civic Center in the heart of downtown, Fargo, North Dakota.

 Address: 207 4th St N, Fargo, ND 58102

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