The Association for Unmanned Vehicles International (AUVSI) DC Chapter will hold a one-day "Washington Conversation on Unmanned Systems" to highlight unmanned vehicle uses and the impact of this emerging market on companies, investment strategies, and legislative activities.
Proceeds of the event will be used to establish a DC Capitol Chapter Scholarship fund, which will support the education of engineers studying related technologies in the Greater DC Area.
This "Conversation" will feature four panel discussions are designed to address some of the emerging missions facing business and user-community professionals in the unmanned systems industry, as well as opportunities for networking with leaders across our user community, academia, and technology development. Parallel technology presentations will be available throughout the day, and limited display room is available to interested companies.
The event is open to all and promises to provide a unique opportunity to address those issues of particular concern to professionals in the Washington DC Area, as well as those interested in entering the Unmanned Systems Market from a variety of perspectives.
The Conversation format will be a series of 1 hour and 20 minute panel discussion, with a facilitator and four panel members. The facilitator will make an introduction on the topic, followed by 10 minute presentations from each panel member. After that, the facilitator will lead the group through a discussion period, featuring questions from both the facilitator and the audience.
There will be a morning session of two panels, followed by a lunch break, followed by an afternoon session of two panels, followed by a social event.
The panel sessions are:
- Environmental Monitoring
- Law Enforcement, Civil, and Private use of UAS
- Unmanned Maritime Systems Technology Consortium
- Stability Operations and Humanitarian Assistance and Other Non-Traditional UAS
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