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Waukesha, WI – (May 10, 2017) – Drones are permeating many industries to improve efficiency and safety – but Drone360 magazine reminds you that they’re still great fun! The May/June issue of Drone360 explores many different applications of UAS technology that make you want to grab a controller and start flying.

“Take photos and videos from a new vantage point, get the vicarious thrill of piloting an aircraft, learn to do some fun tricks,” said Drone360 Editor-in-Chief Tim Kidwell. “We spend so much time thinking about all of the ways drones can be useful, I think we sometimes forget they can be fun, too.”

May/June Print Highlights

Lots of Gear Reviews: what’s better for you, the DJI Mavic Pro or the FPV Hitec Vector 280? Will you get in trouble for flying the Rise Vusion House Racer … in the house? Check out reviews from the pros at Drone360 before you buy your next drone, or the accessories that go with it.

Tips for Completing an Epic Shot: tips on lenses, lighting, memory cards, “shooting flat,” and other tricks to get the best possible aerial photos

A Drone by Any Other Name: rolling drones that carry your groceries, minibots, unmanned underwater vehicles: the catchall term “drone” applies to a wide variety of machines

Virtual Appeal: VR, FPV, AR – these all bring an immersive quality to flying your drone

Dronetertainment: how drones are being incorporated into and improving all kinds of theatrical performances

Fly, Spot, Fly: will robotic pets ever be interesting (and “emotional”) enough to be a real pet?!

Drone Business Application to be Taught at ASCEND Conference & Expo

“With all I see happening in the industry, I believe that the mix of usefulness and entertainment will one day make the drone as indispensable as smart phones are today,” said Kidwell.

This month, Drone360’s print and digital magazine largely focuses on the entertaining side of drones. As noted, the benefit of drone technology to business and industry is growing as well. Often, those users specialize in agriculture, construction, insurance – not drones and related tools. To support the growing need, Drone360 is expanding beyond its magazine and digital content to present ASCEND, a drone business conference. The Conference & Expo will be held in Portland, OR, July 19-21, 2017.

Workshops, seminars, group sessions, and one-on-one mentor meetings will provide practical information about using drones to improve processes and increase profits, develop commercial application workflows, and understand policies and regulations. Find full event details and register at www.ascend-event.com.

About Drone360

Drone360 is a bimonthly magazine supplemented by a broad range of digital content on its website Drone360mag.com. The print magazine will hopefully someday delivered by drone itself. Until then, find it on store shelves in outlets ranging from Barnes & Noble to Target to 7-Eleven.

The cover price is $7.99. In the U.S., a one-year print or digital subscription is $24.99; home delivery plus access to the digital edition is $30.99. The magazine is also available internationally.

Drone360 is published by Kalmbach Publishing Co. The editorial staff is comprised of drone experts and enthusiasts. Members of the magazine’s Advisory Board come from varying backgrounds and include perspectives both inside and out of the unmanned vehicle industry. Kalmbach Publishing Co., based in suburban Milwaukee, publishes 12 special-interest magazines—including Astronomy, Trains, Discover, Model Railroader, Drone360, Bead & Button, and related books—and produces websites and events based on those content areas.

Waukesha, WI – (April 3, 2017) – Drone360 magazine provides an in-depth look at both the fun and serious sides of UAS technology. The March/April issue includes unbiased product reviews (important in a growing industry with multiple manufacturers entering and exiting the marketplace) as well as analysis of the industry and its future.

“We’re standing at an inflection point of drone technology,” said Drone360 Editor-in-Chief Tim Kidwell. “Within the industry, we see vast possibilities for fun and photos and exploration – and for business and safety and information-gathering. We’re reporting on all those developments to provide real insight into how drone tech will help shape the future.”

The March/April issue is available now on newsstands and via print and digital subscription.

 

March/April Print Highlights

Beginning a New Era: drones are now used to inspect railways – with more precise results than manual inspections

On the Horizon: nanostructured metamaterials will change the way we drive, see, and fly. And autonomous drones almost have Minds of Their Own.

The Most Dangerous Game: should drone imaging be used for hunting and fishing? On the flip side, drones are sometimes shot at, endangering the pilots. How to handle that?!

International drone news including a look at China’s Silicon Valley, how UAS use is changing coffee farming in Kenya, and a novel project in Jordan combining drone imaging with archaeology and cultural anthropology

Gear Reviews: the lucky Drone360 editors test and advise on the latest drones and controllers (and believe it or not, a sweater in case your drone gets chilly!)

Pro Tips: using lens filters to improve drone photos and videos, choosing drones for racing, FAA rule updates, gadget news

 

Drone Business Application to be Taught at ASCEND Conference & Expo

The editors of Drone360 have recognized a need for practical education integration of the technology into business practices in industries such as precision agriculture, construction, and insurance. As a result, Drone360 is expanding beyond its magazine and digital content to present ASCEND, a drone business conference. The Conference & Expo will be held in Portland, OR, July 19-21, 2017. Find full event details at www.ascend-event.com.

 

About Drone360

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Drone360 is a bimonthly magazine supplemented by a broad range of digital content on its website Drone360mag.com. The print magazine will hopefully someday delivered by drone itself. Until then, find it on store shelves in outlets ranging from Barnes & Noble to Target to 7-Eleven.

The cover price is $7.99. In the U.S., a one-year print or digital subscription is $24.99; home delivery plus access to the digital edition is $30.99. The magazine is also available internationally.

Drone360 is published by Kalmbach Publishing Co. The editorial staff is comprised of drone experts and enthusiasts. Members of the magazine’s Advisory Board come from varying backgrounds and include perspectives both inside and out of the unmanned vehicle industry. Kalmbach Publishing Co., based in suburban Milwaukee, publishes 12 special-interest magazines—including Astronomy, Trains, Discover, Model Railroader, Drone360, Bead & Button, and related books—and produces websites and events based on those content areas.

Waukesha, WI – (March 8, 2017) – In celebration of International Women’s Day, Women and Drones, in partnership with Drone360 magazine and the ASCEND drone business conference, is announcing a global search for women impacting the drone industry.

The World Economic Forum predicts the gender gap won’t close entirely until 2186. This is too long to wait. The emerging UAV industry is full of inspiring women shaping its future, and this Women to Watch Award is designed to acknowledge and motivate women who are driving change and leading a new industry closer to gender parity.

The Women to Watch Award Committee is conducting a global search for women impacting the drone industry through achievements in technology, business, governmental relations, advocacy, education, research, journalism, agriculture, and more. Nominations can be submitted online at WomenAndDrones.com. Submissions will be accepted until May 15, 2017.

“The drone industry is driven by innovation and intelligence. On International Women’s Day, we’re proud to join millions who will Be Bold for Change and encourage women and girls to achieve their ambitions,” said Sharon Rossmark, COO of AeroVista Innovations and Founder of Women and Drones. “I’m looking forward to July, when we’ll meet the finalists of the Women to Watch Award and learn how they are contributing to the rapid evolution of the UAV industry.”

Award recipients will be honored at the ASCEND Conference & Expo, July 19-21, 2017 in Portland, OR. In addition to this Award, ASCEND will provide a meaningful platform to help women share ideas, network with like-minded professionals, and be recognized for their accomplishments. A roundtable discussion for Women in Drones will be offered as a networking breakfast session. As a reflection of the industry and their leadership, several of the instructional sessions will be led by women who are leaders in that area.

About the Award Partners

WomenandDrones.com provides a platform for women to share best practices and their preferences for products and services. The formal networking community was established to enable women working in the drone industry to connect with others and share ideas. Visit www.womenanddrones.com and follow @WomenandDrones on Twitter.

The ASCEND Conference & Expo will help professionals in a variety of industries learn how to best leverage drone technology to improve business processes and increase profits. The UAS technology and innovation event is presented by Drone360 magazine. Find full event details and register at www.ascend-event.com. Event updates will be posted to Twitter @ASCEND_UAS, on Facebook @ascendUAS, and using the hashtag #AscendUAS.

Drone360 is a bimonthly magazine supplemented by a broad range of digital content on its website Drone360mag.com. Drone360 is published by Kalmbach Publishing Co. The editorial staff is comprised of drone experts and enthusiasts. Members of the Advisory Board for the magazine and the event come from varying backgrounds and include perspectives both inside and out of the unmanned vehicle industry. Kalmbach Publishing Co., based in suburban Milwaukee, produces 15 special-interest magazines and websites in fields ranging from science (Discover and Astronomy) to railroading (Trains and Classic Trains), along with events, apps and books designed to meet audience needs in multiple ways.

Waukesha, WI – (March 2, 2017) – Register now for the ASCEND Conference and learn how to best leverage drone technology for your business. Visit Ascend-Event.com to sign up for the ASCEND Conference & Expo, to be held at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, OR, July 19-21, 2017.

ASCEND will provide practical information about using drones to improve processes and increase profits in precision agriculture, construction and inspections, insurance, journalism, and photo and video fields.

“Learning how to fly a drone is just the beginning,” said Tim Kidwell, Editor-in-Chief of Drone360 and lead member of the Executive Planning Team of the ASCEND Conference & Expo. “Professionals in photography, videography, or journalism need help fine-tuning and marketing those skills. In other industries, experts are gathering information from the air and then need to know how to turn that data into actionable business insights. The focused seminars and workshops at ASCEND will equip drone users with knowledge and tools specific to their own business segment.”

Sessions will help attendees develop commercial application workflows and find resources. A major focus, across all industries represented, will be understanding policy and complying with FAA, state, and local regulations, as well as minimizing financial and legal risk. Drone maintenance and repair are important skills and will also be covered.

ASCEND attendees will gain practical, actionable information from over 60 conference sessions and interactive panel discussions led by over 100 speakers, including:

  • Michael Chasen, CEO, PrecisionHawk
  • Jonathan Evans, CEO and Co-Founder, Skyward
  • Ben Marcus, CEO, AirMap
  • Jonathan Rupprecht, Commercial Pilot & Flight Instructor, Rupprecht Law
  • Sally French, Journalist, The Wall Street Journal’s MarketWatch

Register for the ASCEND Conference & Expo at www.ascend-event.com. Discounted early bird pricing is available until April 15.

About ASCEND

ASCEND is a new UAS technology and innovation event presented by Drone360 magazine. Find full event details at www.ascend-event.com. Event updates will be posted to Twitter @ASCEND_UAS, on Facebook @ascendUAS, and using the hashtag #AscendUAS.

Drone360 is a bimonthly magazine supplemented by a broad range of digital content on its website Drone360mag.com. Drone360 is published by Kalmbach Publishing Co. The editorial staff is comprised of drone experts and enthusiasts. Members of the Advisory Board for the magazine and the event come from varying backgrounds and include perspectives both inside and out of the unmanned vehicle industry. Kalmbach Publishing Co., based in suburban Milwaukee, produces 15 special-interest magazines and websites in fields ranging from science (Discover and Astronomy) to railroading (Trains and Classic Trains), along with events, apps and books designed to meet audience needs in multiple ways.

Waukesha, WI – (January 12, 2017) – Experts in the application of UAS technology for business are invited to join the line-up for the upcoming ASCEND Conference & Expo to be held in Portland, OR, July 19-21, 2017. ASCEND aims to give professionals in multiple business markets practical information about using drones to improve processes. Presenters should provide actionable solutions that attendees can immediately put to work, linking thoughts, theories and practices to real-world application.

“I’m looking forward to the caliber of practical knowledge to be shared at ASCEND,” said Sharon Rossmark, COO of AeroVista Innovations. “The UAV industry is at an interesting point where many people have gained expertise through trial-and-error and hard work, but vast numbers of participants are brand-new and eager for knowledge. I’m excited to discuss my experience, and I encourage others to share their knowledge, and in turn to benefit through collaboration and connections gained in the process.”

Suggested session content will help attendees do one or more of the following:

  • Start or grow a business
  • Incorporate drones into an existing business
  • Learn best practices and find resources
  • Comply with FAA, state and local regulations
  • Provide commercial application workflows
  • Detail flight planning for safety and efficiency
  • Optimize technology decisions
  • Manage data acquisition, processing and use
  • Minimize financial and legal risk
  • Develop operations processes
  • Provide real-world case studies
  • Understand critical research

“Industry feedback has been very positive,” said Sara Dumford, Director of Events for Drone360 and Kalmbach Publishing. “Because we are immersed in the drone world every day, we bring a depth of knowledge to the planning and execution of this conference that is unmatched by other drone events. We’re excited to round out the list of sponsors and speakers with additional experienced, successful UAS pros.”

Hands-on workshops, panel discussions, and individual sessions will be offered in these areas:

  • Construction
  • Insurance
  • Photo and video
  • Precision agriculture
  • Real estate
  • Security/police/fire/search & rescue
  • Utility and infrastructure inspection
  • Dronalism

Become a presenter at ASCEND and join companies like PrecisionHawk, AeroVista Innovations, and Skyward, plus industry experts Patrick Sherman, Jessie Mooberry, Brendan Stewart, and many others. To discuss the possibilities and learn about the benefits and perks of presenting at ASCEND, contact Sara Dumford, sdumford@ascend-event.com.

About ASCEND

ASCEND is a new UAS technology and innovation event presented by Drone360 magazine. Find full event details at www.ascend-event.com.  Event updates will be posted to Twitter @ASCEND_UAS, on Facebook @ascendUAS, and using the hashtag #AscendUAS. ASCEND will gather hundreds of professionals in the commercial UAS industry: innovators and influencers, service providers, investors, government agencies, associations, manufacturers, advocates, trainers, thought leaders, researchers, and the media. 

Drone360 is a bimonthly magazine supplemented by a broad range of digital content on its website Drone360mag.com. Drone360 is published by Kalmbach Publishing Co. The editorial staff is comprised of drone experts and enthusiasts. Members of the Advisory Board for the magazine and the event come from varying backgrounds and include perspectives both inside and out of the unmanned vehicle industry. Kalmbach Publishing Co., based in suburban Milwaukee, produces 15 special-interest magazines and websites in fields ranging from science (Discover and Astronomy) to railroading (Trains and Classic Trains), along with events, apps and books designed to meet audience needs in multiple ways.

Waukesha, WI – (December 22, 2016) – The ASCEND Conference & Expo aims to equip businesses with practical knowledge and techniques for integrating drone technology to improve specific processes.  Sponsors and speakers are lining up to participate in ASCEND, which will be held at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, OR, July 19-21, 2017. Details are available at www.ascend-event.com.

Up Sonder, an on-demand drone rental marketplace powered by UberRUSH, is a Premier Sponsor of ASCEND. Up Sonder provides a marketplace where drone pilots and owners can earn extra money renting out their drone or providing UAV services. Up Sonder offers multiple industries and the general public a low-cost option when planning their next drone project. Whether it’s agriculture surveying, construction site mapping or a just fun day outside, Up Sonder is the best place to find an FAA-certified remote pilot or to rent a drone in your direct area or on the go.

“Many people in a variety of industries will benefit from the application of drone technology and intelligence, but not everyone will use a drone frequently enough to warrant purchasing their own,” said Derek Waleko, CEO. “Up Sonder provides a cost-effective way for businesses to capitalize on the technology and benefit from their occasional point of need use cases.”

Focus on UAV Growth Industries

ASCEND’s targeted conference tracks will benefit business owners and principals in several areas:

  • Construction
  • Insurance
  • Photo and video
  • Precision agriculture
  • Real estate
  • Security/police/fire/search & rescue
  • Utility and infrastructure inspection

Sessions at ASCEND will focus on practical application. “This is not a conference where we just talk about how cool drones are,” said Tim Kidwell, Editor-in-Chief of Drone360 magazine and on the Executive Planning Team of the ASCEND Conference & Expo. “Speakers, panels, and exhibits will have a single goal: provide attendees with principles and processes to enable them to immediately apply drone technology to benefit their businesses.”

Many speakers and panel moderators were previously announced. Recent additions to the line-up include: Jonathan Evans, CEO of Skyward; Faine Greenwood, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative; Jessie Mooberry, Stanford University Peace Innovation Lab; several experts from AeroVista Innovations, including co-founders Peter Spero and Brendan Stewart, and Sharon Rossmark, COO; and Patrick Sherman, Roswell Flight Test Crew. See www.ascend-event.com for updates to speakers and sessions as the event date nears.

ASCEND will offer a combination of interactive panel discussions, classes, workshops, workflow sessions, mentor meetings, and interviews. Additionally, the ASCEND  Expo will encompass all aspects of UAS including service providers, commercial applications, platforms, software, research, technology, training, components, advocacy, education, government agencies, trade associations and retailers.

About ASCEND Conference & Expo
ASCEND is a new UAS technology and innovation event presented by Drone360 magazine. Find full event details at www.ascend-event.com.  Event updates will be posted to Twitter @ASCEND_UAS, on Facebook @ascendUAS, and using the hashtag #AscendUAS.

Attendees, exhibitors, and media should visit the website, www.ascend-event.com . Knowledgeable industry professionals are invited to contact ASCEND at speakers@ascend-event.com. Details on each conference track will be presented on the web site as the event nears.

Drone360 is a bimonthly magazine supplemented by a broad range of digital content on its website Drone360mag.com. Drone360 is published by Kalmbach Publishing Co. The editorial staff is comprised of drone experts and enthusiasts. Members of the Advisory Board for the magazine and the event come from varying backgrounds and include perspectives both inside and out of the unmanned vehicle industry. Kalmbach Publishing Co., based in suburban Milwaukee, produces 15 special-interest magazines and websites in fields ranging from science (Discover and Astronomy) to railroading (Trainsand Classic Trains), along with events, apps and books designed to meet audience needs in multiple ways.