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Waukesha, WI – (August 29, 2017) – Drone360 and Women And Drones are pleased to announce the 2017 Women to Watch in UAS List. Nine tech-savvy women from around the world were selected for their work disrupting, innovating and shaping the future of the UAS (Unmanned Aerial Systems) industry. This is the first of an annual list designed to
highlight exceptional women from across the UAS world.

“The Women to Watch in UAS List emphasizes the integral role of women in the success of the drone industry. We’re striving for a not-distant future where UAS leads science fields by offering equal opportunities for women to succeed as they demonstrate their abilities alongside their male counterparts,” said Sharon Rossmark, Founder and CEO of Women And Drones. “We at Women And Drones will keep these nine women on our radar as they continue to innovate, lead, and mentor. We also are looking forward to celebrating the advancement of women in every facet of our emerging industry.”

The women named to the list are, by category:

Business: Holly Kasun (U.S.A.)
Flybrix, co-founded by Kasun, makes drones kits that use LEGO® bricks. Because they’re easy to assemble and crash-friendly, they encourage the drone-curiousto learn what it takes to create and fly drones. She hopes to engage STEM students with drone technology in an accessible, fun way.

Champion: Mary Wohnrade (U.S.A.)
Wohnrade champions the use of UAS technology in civil engineering, and has developed a proprietary workflow to incorporate the two fields. She has a personal enthusiasm for the use of drones, but is also eager to share the technology with others and advance UAS technology for the betterment of society.

Education: Karen Joyce (Australia)
A scientist and university lecturer who specializes in environmental mapping and monitoring, Joyce is also the co-founder of She Flies, which engages women and girls in STEM through drones. The organization offers programs for teachers, parents and grandparents, corporate organizations, and school groups to encourage girls to challenge gender stereotypes in science and technology.

Emerging: Lexie Janson (Poland)
Through her tenacity and her sheer love of flying, Janson has become a high-profile racer and is working to raise the profile of drone racing. In her first steps in the field she battled sexism, but stayed strong to set a positive example for other women in the drone industry.

Entertainment & Culture: Natalie Cheung (U.S.A.)
Cheung is establishing a brand-new form of entertainment: drone light shows. She points out that those shows don’t use lasers, projection mapping, or some other technology –they are drones in the sky, all controlled by one person. Cheung also sees opportunity to extend this technology beyond entertainment to important areas like search-and-rescue operations.

Global Trailblazer:Catherine Ball (Australia)
Ball is a startup specialist working hard to build bridges, convene the UAS community, and advance innovative solutions in the UAS environment. She is a driver behind The World Drone Congress, the first major drone event to focus on the Asia-Pacific region, and co-founder of She Flies, which works to bring UAS and STEM learning to girls and women.

Humanitarian: Helena Samsioe (Sweden)
Samsioe and her drone services company are leveraging drone capabilities to solve global problems, particularly public health. She is passionate about using innovative technology to improve current health conditions around the world in a way no one thought possible.

Influencer: Gretchen West (U.S.A.)
Westworks to advocate for drones both through regulatory channels and inside the industry, promoting an understanding of drones’ potential for various types of end-users. She often focuses on drones and security, and works directly with the federal government on policy and technology solutions that will open the drone market for broader commercial use.

Technology: Leah La Salla (U.S.A.)
La Salla’s start-up, Astral AR, is developing drones that can be controlled with the mind (!) with a focus on drones-for-good activities. Her company holds patents on a variety of drone technologies with the hope of advancing the lifesaving capabilities of agencies and teams responding to emergencies.

“These women and their organizations are impacting the evolution and application of drone technology around the world; they truly are Women to Watch,” said Tim Kidwell, Editor in Chief of Drone360. “The variety of applications of UAS technology is truly incredible. We hope that, by raising awareness of the strength and vision of these women, we’ll encourage others in the UAS industry as well as other sciences to give women equal opportunities to innovate and succeed.”

About the Award Partners
WomenandDrones.com is the premier multimedia platform for women in the UAS industry. The organization was established to inspire, empower, educate women and encourage the advancement of women at all levels. The Advisory Board for the organization includes aviation and UAS industry experts. Visit www.womenanddrones.com and follow @WomenandDrones on Twitter.

Drone360 is published by Kalmbach Publishing Co. and includes a broad range of digital content at Drone360mag.com. Members of the 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, 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 – (August 16, 2017)Drone360 magazine and Women And Drones will jointly announce honorees of the Women to Watch in UAS List on August 29. Nine savvy women from around the world were selected for their work disrupting, innovating and shaping the future of the UAS (Unmanned Aerial Systems) industry.

This is the first of an annual list designed to highlight exceptional women from across the UAS world. The nine winners come from all corners of the industry and represent the brightest women working in drones around the world.

“Why UAS, and why women?” asked Tim Kidwell, Editor in Chief of Drone360. “The technology question is easy: UAS (drones and robotics) are improving processes for everything from construction to agriculture to news reporting, and they’re entertaining people through photos and movies and racing. In this brand-new industry, there’s an opportunity for organizations to break the gender stereotypes that dominate science careers and the STEM workplace.”

“We see a lot of headlines about the struggles women face in STEM and tech fields, and we know they’re real. But we want to shed more light on the successes, too,” said Sharon Rossmark, Founder/CEO of Women And Drones. “The UAS industry is in its infancy, and is poised to be a leader in the inclusion of women at all levels.”

The criteria for selection as one of the Women to Watch in UAS (http://www.drone360mag.com/WomenInUAS) include:

  • Positively shape the public perception of drones.
  • Advocate for and empower more women to enter the industry and pursue high-level roles.
  • Are dedicated to delivering innovations and solutions that create value for others in the industry.
  • Distinguish themselves by leading people and companies, and/or investing time and money to enable drone technology to benefit the world.

There were 110 submissions from seven countries for this year’s award. Judges were experts from the drone industry, including representatives of Women And Drones, Drone360, and others. The winners represent four countries and will be named in nine categories:

  • Business
  • Champion
  • Education
  • Emerging
  • Entertainment & Culture
  • Global Trailblazer
  • Humanitarian
  • Influencer
  • Technology

“We challenge the UAS industry, as well as other sciences, to be intentional in their hiring and promotion philosophies, to look at the depth of skills and talent of the women in their businesses, and to give women opportunities to excel,” Rossmark concluded.

About the Award Partners

WomenandDrones.com is the premier multimedia platform for women in the UAS industry. The organization was established to inspire, empower, educate women and encourage the advancement of women at all levels. The Advisory Board for the organization includes aviation and UAS industry experts. Visit www.womenanddrones.com and follow @WomenandDrones on Twitter.

Drone360 is a bimonthly magazine supplemented by a broad range of digital content on its website http://www.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 – (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.

After an incredibly successful beta launch in New York, San Francisco, and Chicago, on-demand drone marketplace Up Sonder is soaring across the country and ready to help Americans get up and stay up, leveraging Postmates and UberRUSH technology to deliver drones in as little as 30 minutes.

Starting today, Up Sonder will be available nationwide to connect those who own drones with those who want to take flight and rent a drone or a drone pilot’s services. To do so, Up Sonder is leveraging a new relationship with Postmates. “We’re very excited to welcome the Postmates family to the drone industry,” shared Up Sonder CEO Derek Waleko. “Since our beta launch in January, the demand for Up Sonder has been widespread and together with Postmates, we’re thrilled to be making drone rental a reality for all Americans.”

While Up Sonder can also be delivered by Uber in San Francisco, New York City and Chicago, drone renters will now have more options to choose from in how their drones are delivered. For the areas of the US that don’t offer Uber or Postmates, Up Sonder will still be available, however, both the Provider and Renter will have to make arrangements to meet up to exchange a drone.

“We’ve spoken to many of our members in these unique situations and after many conversations, we’ve come to discover that the majority of these members are okay with making their own arrangements to rent their drone or services, or on the flip-side, to rent a drone,” explained Waleko. “This is just further proof of how excited people are about renting drones.”

Up Sonder’s unique service eliminates the hassle of traveling with a drone or spending large amounts to enjoy a quality drone, offering travelers the ultimate selfie, vloggers enhanced content, or wedding photographers a bee’s eye view to offer their clients. Up Sonder members are able to access the marketplace to find and rent a drone or service near them at a cost much lower than owning a drone. For the commercial industries, Up Sonder’s nationwide FAA certified drone pilots can help companies like AT&T, Bechtel, or GEICO better service their customers.

For those drone owners looking to supplement their income by renting out their drones they can do so knowing they are protected by Up Sonder with its $1,000,000 liability insurance policy. Drone damage is covered too under Up Sonder’s Provider Guarantee that will replace or repair Provider’s drones up to $2,500 if the worst should happen. For those renting or looking to provide services, Up Sonder encourages them to buy their own private drone insurance through Verifly before taking flight.

“There is a huge opportunity for people across the country to learn about the power and benefits of drones and to incorporate them into everyday life,” shared Waleko. “It’s impossible to fly a drone and not have fun. Now everyone across the country can try it.” Providers and renters can access payments, scheduling, inventory management, customer messaging, and sales through Up Sonder’s online portal. Drone renters can schedule and make their payment quickly through Apple Pay or other methods on the platform. Up Sonder is leveraging profits and drones to do good in the world by donating a portion of every transaction to its non-profit Up Sonder Life that will start helping under served population in Africa have access to clean drinking water.

Earlier this year, Drone360 magazine named Up Sonder as one of the top five drone startups to watch in 2017. Up Sonder is also thrilled to be currently working with AirMap technology to create the ultimate drone app, coming this year.

Check out Up Sonder online at UpSonder.com and follow the adventures of mascot Sonder the worker bee (Sonder is an anagram of “drones”) on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

ABOUT UP SONDER:

Up Sonder, LLC is an on-demand marketplace for drones and certified drone pilots, where drone owners can earn extra money from renting out their drone and/or service. Up Sonder launched beta in January 2017 in New York, San Francisco, and Chicago allowing those cities to conveniently search for drone rentals and drone services from providers in their area on the Up Sonder marketplace, all at an affordable price with seamless delivery options through UberRUSH. In March 2017, Up Sonder expanded their beta launch nationwide and announced Postmates technology integration to allow for efficient delivery of on demand drones.

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.