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INTERGEO is approaching 2018 with a forward-thinking conference programme. Under the headline “Geoinformation – the DNA of digitalisation”, this year’s event is focusing on the digital transformation of business and society. From 16 to 18 October 2018, the INTERGEO conference in Frankfurt will contextualise key developments and scenarios for a geoinformation-based digital future. “As a cutting-edge location for both businesses and universities that boasts an excellent international reputation, Frankfurt offers the perfect conditions for hosting this leading international trade fair. Over the course of three days, the spotlight will be placed on the products, solutions, know-how, innovations and visions behind geoinformation in the era of digitalisation,” explains Prof. Hansjörg Kutterer, President of the INTERGEO host, DVW (German Society for Geodesy, Geoinformation and Land Management). “And we confidently label geoinformation the DNA of digitalisation. After all, in the same way as humans are shaped by their genes, geoinformation is steering the digital revolution.”

Droneblog readers now have an opportunity to get a free entrance pass to INTERGEO 2018. Use voucher code Droneblog_IASEXPO18, and follow these simple steps to secure your place:

  1. Redeem the voucher code at www.intergeo.de/tickets and get a free ticket to the fair.
  2. As soon as you have successfully registered, print out the ticket and receive free access to INTERGEO 2018.

Don’t miss this great opportunity to see first hand new, emerging technologies and the future of the digital revolution

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Previous articleTerra Drone Corporation Develops Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Traffic Management (UTM) in “Drone Highway Initiative.”

The Aerobo team works on hundreds of film and commercial projects a year and often encounter young, innovative talent who isn’t getting recognition they deserve. Few are pushing the boundaries with aerial photography, and the Aerobo team wants to help shine a light on those who are.

This is why the aerial cinematographers at Aerobo are hosting an Instagram drone photography contest for emerging talent. They will announce finalists on a weekly basis. After 5 weeks, the grand prize winner will take home $500 and earn a feature on their website.

See the announcement here, and read this post for full eligibility criteria.

Frankfurt/Karlsruhe, 17 July 2018. The new EU general aviation regulation will be coming into force in just a few days’ time. This marks a new era for drones and will create one big sky over Europe for unmanned aviation. The new European Union regulation will enable operators of unmanned aircraft to use previously banned modes of operation and types of deployment in the future. The same rules will also apply in all EU member states for the first time.

The EUROPEAN DRONE SUMMIT on 15 October 2018 in Frankfurt is the first European conference at which operators and manufacturers will be able to discuss the general aviation regulation’s consequences. Prominent members of the European Parliament, the EU Commission and industry will set out how the law will be implemented. The CEOs of DJI and Yuneec will join Koen de Vos from the European Commission in outlining the new requirements and opportunities for the drone industry.

Aiming for a safe, quiet and emission-free European drone market
The effects of the new law will be felt not only in the areas of logistics, surveying and inspection but also in the development of air taxis and the security sector, marking a new chapter in the history of aviation. The main challenges for the new legislation involve ensuring safety/security and uniform international regulations in the face of innovation and new business models. “We must ensure all drones are safe. Any incident will affect the success of the entire sector,” stresses Member of the European Parliament (MEP) Marian Jean-Marinescu, who will be answering questions about the new regulation at the EUROPEAN DRONE SUMMIT 2018.

Possible drone applications have increased rapidly in recent years – especially with regard to inspections – and the market potential for drones has mushroomed in a very short space of time. New business models for these flying sensors are emerging on a daily basis. Following a reclassification in the general aviation regulation, for example, fully automatic inspections will now be possible over large distances. Safe flying beyond the visual line of sight (BVLOS) in the future is thus opening up a whole host of possible new uses. Thanks to drones and integrated software, previously difficult and time-consuming inspections can now be completed automatically in a matter of minutes. Examples include automatic flights to check rail lines, detect leaks in district heating lines or survey stockpiles, buildings or bridges and then quickly and efficiently evaluate the data collected. The potential savings in traditional sectors of industry are huge.

The new possibilities and underlying conditions are significant for all areas of business and industry. The EUROPEAN DRONE SUMMIT and INTERAERIAL SOLUTIONS are both part of INTERGEO, Europe’s number one event and conference for drone applications. Over 120 companies will be showing the industry and the service sector how using unmanned aircraft can cut costs. Protection and safety aspects will also be covered, with a dedicated area devoted to defence against drones and their safe control.

At the EUROPEAN DRONE SUMMIT, entrepreneurs, drone operators, industry representatives and public officials can find out about the decisions that need to be taken. Specialist workshops will provide participants with concrete answers to questions about logistics, inspection, drone defence and safety, together with an idea of the form the future UTM drone control system will take. Tickets for the conference are still available at a reduced rate until 20 August.

For the #EDS2018 the ticket shop is open: Interested parties can secure the early booking discount until 20 August 2018. The shop can be accessed online at: https://europeandronesummit.eu/en/register

The following price categories apply:
– UAV DACH members incl. early bird discount: € 450.00
– UAV DACH members standard price: € 540.00
– Standard price incl. early bird discount: € 510.00
– Standard price: € 660.00
UAV DACH members can use a code to order tickets.

About the EUROPEAN DRONE SUMMIT 
As the first platform for the entire drone sector, the EUROPEAN DRONE SUMMIT gives users, legislators and representatives of various technologies the opportunity to meet and talk about relevant issues and ideas for the future. Political experts, industry specialists and user groups gather to discuss solutions for safe commercial unmanned aircraft systems in Europe. The goal of the EUROPEAN DRONE SUMMIT is to channel ideas and decisions relating to unmanned aircraft systems in such a way as to highlight how UAV technology can be used now and in the future by representatives of various sectors. The focus is on economic benefits and safety.

The EUROPEAN DRONE SUMMIT is taking place on 15 October 2018 in Frankfurt. The INTERAERIAL SOLUTIONS part of INTERGEO is the largest commercial drones trade fair in Europe and is being held from 16 – 18 October, also in Frankfurt.

NEW YORK — July 10, 2018 Emerald Expositions, the largest operator of business-to-business trade shows in the United States, announced plans today for InterDrone’s fourth annual Women in Drones Luncheon, a special event it spearheaded in 2015 and has quickly grown into a model for networking in the commercial drone industry. InterDrone will take place at the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas, September 5 – 7. The luncheon will be on Thursday, September 6, from 12:15 pm – 1:30 pm.

Suzanne Lemieux, UAS Lead and Manager, API (American Petroleum Institute), will host the event. Other esteemed participants so far include Lia Reich, VP Marketing-Communications at PrecisionHawk, Sharon Rossmark, CEO and Founder of Women and Drones, and Mariah Scott, President of Skyward, A Verizon Company.

“This is an incredible time for women to enter into this emerging field, to participate in these new developments, and to pave a pathway for more girls to enter into STEM careers. I look forward to moderating the luncheon panel to help build networking opportunities for more women and girls,” Lemieux said.

“The event this year is also particularly exciting since we are thrilled to announce a partnership with Women and Drones,” said Katie Flash, Content Director, InterDrone, adding, “Our event strives to highlight all the amazing things women are doing in this space, and this partnership allows us to take that to the next level.”  

The collaboration with Woman and Drones, the largest online platform for women in the UAS industry, is to reveal the 2018 Women to Watch in UAS list of honorees during the luncheon.

Women to Watch in UAS recognizes exceptional women in the industry from around the world.  We received hundreds of nominations this year and are in the midst of a rigorous process, reviewing each submission and validating the information. The finalists will be selected by our judges very soon and the honorees will be announced at InterDrone,” Rossmark said.

The show this year will feature more than 120 sessions, panel discussions, and keynotes conducted by renowned industry experts, covering numerous commercial drone applications. The Exhibit Hall will showcase the latest hardware, software, and drone accessories from leading manufacturers and innovators, including DJI Enterprise. Attendee registration is now open.

For information on exhibiting or event sponsorships, please contact Brian Scott at brian.scott@emeraldexpo.com or 646.668.3784.

About InterDrone

InterDrone, The International Drone Conference and Exposition, is where the commercial UAV industry comes together. InterDrone allows drone pilots and buyers to connect with other drone pilots, service providers, UAS engineers and developers, UAV manufacturers, videographers, and enterprise UAV end-users at the largest, commercially-dedicated UAV event. InterDrone boasts the most comprehensive conference program along with in-depth drone courses and special events, including the Enterprise After Hours and the Women in Drones Luncheon—which InterDrone spearheaded into an industry-acclaimed event—as well as meetups designed for networking and keeping drone pilots up to date on the latest in drone news and the industry. 

InterDrone is owned by Emerald Expositions, the largest operator of business-to-business trade shows in the United States, with many shows dating back several decades. Emerald currently operate more than 50 trade shows, including 31 of the top 250 trade shows in the country as ranked by TSNN, as well as numerous other events, connecting over 500,000 global attendees and exhibitors and occupying more than 6.9 million NSF of exhibition space.

Houston, Texas, June 28, 2018 – The Energy Drone Coalition, powered by InnovateEnergy, is pleased to announce the success of the 2nd annual Energy Drone Coalition Summit & Expo, which took place June 20 – 21 (with workshops on June 19) in Houston, TX at the Royal Sonesta Hotel.

The 2018 event doubled in size from its inaugural year, both in physical space and in participation by exhibitors, sponsors, speakers and attendees. Spanning throughout two sold-out expo halls, 89 exhibitors, sponsors and partners were featured, displaying and demonstrating their drones and robots, as well as their latest solutions, hardware and software for unmanned systems in the energy industry. Additionally, between the two halls, an “Innovation Alley” showcased the latest from startup companies. Through the workshops, Summit sessions and Use Case presentations, 65 industry leaders shared their insights and 711 of the the most active UAV and robotics experts were in attendance, representing all facets of the energy industry.

A short list of who was in attendance is available here.

This year’s event was co-located with the inaugural Energy Robotics & AI Network, which showcased content focused on ground/surface & subsea robots, in addition to aerial, and featured insight on the integration of AI to manage the large influx of data being gathered by these robots. Just a few of of these sessions included keynotes from:

  • VP & GM, Drone Group, at Intel, Anil Nanduri, on how drones and AI are leading the digital transformation in energy
  • David Truch, Technology Director within the Digital Innovation Organization at BP, on driving business decisions and results with actionable unmanned data
  • and Sudhir Pai, Managing Director at Schlumberger, on utilizing technology and data to advance energy assets from reactive to predictive repair

Another hot topic from the Summit was scaling the use of drones and robots in energy operations. An exclusive Energy Asset Owners UAV Roundtable brought together leaders from Duke EnergyBPShell and Cheniere Energy to share their unique perspectives on how they are working to build and scale successful programs in their operations. This was just one panel that addressed this topic and one of many sessions that featured rare perspectives from energy end users.

As Christopher Korody, EDC Advisory Board member and author of Dronin’ On, wrote in his detailed overview of the event (available here), “There is no question that the energy sector – which includes everything from exploration to pipelines and tankers, generation (coal, nuclear, gas and hydro) and transmission (tens of thousands of substations and unknown miles of high voltage lines), along with solar and wind has enthusiastically embraced UAS.”

The rapid growth and enthusiastic response from this year’s event were evidence to his statement.

Mitch Droz, Co-Owner, VP of Operations and Customer Experience at Wolf UAS, LLC, EDC Advisory Board Member and Speaker, said, “This energy industry specific conference did not disappoint. I heard many participants state they got the value and collaborative discussions they hoped for. The result of having industry leaders together, focused on industry issues, delivered some excellent panels and networking.”

Mitch authored a blog on the Workshops, Summit Day One and Summit Day Two.

In addition to these overviews, excellent feedback was received by both attendees and exhibitors.

“This was great exposure for the Seek Ops drone and gas detection solution set; an optimal oil and gas target audience was assembled at Energy Drone Coalition Summit,” said Seek Ops, who exhibited at the event. They also shared that they plan on returning for year three.

Mike Blades, Research Director, North America, with Frost & Sullivan, who spoke at the C-UAS & Security Forum and provided a keynote on the Commercial Drone Ecosystem said, “Thanks to the Energy Drone Coalition for allowing me to present at their summit. It is my opinion that industry-focused events like these will drive commercial drone growth because educating is key & each industry has unique requirements that require unique solutions.”

Early education about the technology showcased at the Summit was also a focus. Dyan Gibbens, Trumbull Unmanned; Dave Truch and the BP team; and API worked with the Energy Drone Coalition to facilitate a STEM event for students from several local schools.

“The six Sablatura Middle School Drone club members had a great time and a valuable learning experience at the Energy Drone Summit today,” stated JP Jewell, a representative of the Sablatura Middle School Drone Club. “…We were really excited seeing all the drones and the technology.”

For the 2019 event, the Energy Drone Coalition and Energy Robotics & AI Network plans to expand the education program for students from primary and secondary school, as well as at a collegiate-level.

As the largest, and continually growing, community and events specifically focused on the business and technology of UAVs/Robotics (aerial, ground/surface & subsea) in energy operations, the team is already planning for the 2019 Summit & Expo.

The 2019 event will take place June 12-13 at the Woodland Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center (again with additional workshops on June 11).

Exhibit spaces and sponsorships are already selling quickly for next year. Please contact Ray Kyle, rayk@stonefortgroup.com, for additional information.

For inquiries about the Summit or working with the Energy Drone Coalition, please contact Sean Guerre, seang@stonefortgroup.com.

Further details about the Energy Drone Coalition Summit & Expo are available at energydronecoalition.com.

NEW YORK — June 26, 2018 — Emerald Expositions, the largest operator of business-to-
business trade shows in the United States, announced today the exhibition component of the industry’s largest dedicated commercial UAV show, InterDrone, will include the first major presence by UAV industry leader, DJI. The exhibition will be paired with more than 120 sessions on all aspects of drone design, piloting, regulations, and business management when it opens its doors September 5-7 at the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas.
With a 40 x 40-foot booth, DJI has reserved the largest exhibit space in the history of InterDrone and plans to showcase many of its vertical partner solutions along with its own industry-leading technology.

DJI will present a keynote in the morning on Thursday, September 6, as well as teach several 60-minute sessions on topics such as its developer technologies, the current landscape of drones in public safety, and what’s new and hot in aerial photography.
“The DJI team is excited for InterDrone 2018, where we will showcase our latest technology, which include solutions developed in close collaboration with our partners – many of whom will be exhibiting at our booth,” said Jan Gasparic, Head of Enterprise Partnerships at DJI, the world’s leading civilian drone manufacturer. “The commercial drone ecosystem is growing at a rapid rate and it is thrilling to see the emergence of specialized solutions that cater to specific industrial needs,” he added.

Other notable keynote speakers include a Grand Keynote address by PrecisionHawk CEO
Michael Chasen, and a Keynote from AirMap’s Greg McNeal. They will be joined at InterDrone by a high-level lineup of commercial drone CEOs and thought leaders who will frame the state of the industry for the more than 3,500 attendees expected at the conference.

“Exhibitors and sponsors include a cross section of the entire commercial drone industry,
including DroneDeploy, FLIR, Epson, NASA, Pix4D, Geospatial Solutions, ESRI, Brother
International, ComNav Technology, Bentley Systems, Harris, NovaTel, and DAE Inc. These
great brands mix with great content to attract our robust attendee base of drone business owners, pilots and professionals in all sectors of the industry,” said Katie Flash, Content Director, InterDrone.

“Aiding in the growth of our audience is the support of more than 300 media and association partners on six continents. They are helping to drive awareness of InterDrone and building on its position as the premier commercial drone event in the world,” said Ted Bahr, InterDrone Chairman.

The show this year will feature more than 120 sessions, panel discussions, and keynotes
conducted by renowned industry experts, covering numerous commercial drone applications.

The Exhibit Hall will showcase the latest hardware, software, and drone accessories from
industry-leading manufacturers and innovators. Registration for InterDrone 2018 is now open.

For information on exhibiting or event sponsorships, please contact Brian Scott at
brian.scott@emeraldexpo.com or 646.668.3784.

About InterDrone
InterDrone, The International Drone Conference and Exposition, is where the commercial UAV industry comes together. InterDrone allows drone pilots and buyers to connect with other drone pilots, service providers, UAS engineers and developers, UAV manufacturers, videographers, and enterprise UAV end-users at the largest, commercially-dedicated UAV event.

InterDrone boasts the most comprehensive conference program along with in-depth drone
courses and special events, including the Enterprise After Hours and the Women in Drones
Luncheon—which InterDrone spearheaded into an industry-acclaimed event—as well as
meetups designed for networking and keeping drone pilots up to date on the latest in drone news and the industry.

InterDrone is owned by Emerald Expositions, the largest operator of business-to-business trade shows in the United States, with many shows dating back several decades. Emerald currently operate more than 50 trade shows, including 31 of the top 250 trade shows in the country as ranked by TSNN, as well as numerous other events, connecting over 500,000 global attendees and exhibitors and occupying more than 6.9 million NSF of exhibition space.

Frankfurt/Braunschweig/Karlsruhe, 8 June 2018. While air taxis and pizza delivery drones make eye-catching headlines, behind the scenes drones have steadily become part and parcel of everyday modern society. More than your average new smart technology, they form a fundamental building block for digitalising the economy. In civil use, drones have long been used to perform tasks at locations that are too dangerous, troublesome or hard to reach for humans. Particularly with regard to digitalisation, drones provide an important platform as an intelligent tool for the economy and industry – with a great and as yet virtually incalculable potential. “Customers have plenty of uses for high-quality products in the film and construction industries, emergency services, agriculture, inspections, natural protection and lots of other areas,” adds Martin Brandenburg, Managing Director of DJI Germany.

The EUROPEAN DRONE SUMMIT sets out to bring the up-and-coming drone sector together with industry. The aim of the conference is to define the demands placed on drone technology and services and showcase state-of-the-art industrial solutions. “The EUROPEAN DRONE SUMMIT bridges the gap between drone manufacturers and the industrial sectors that have yet to deploy drones as a production tool,” explains Jörg Schamuhn, COO of Yuneec Europe GmbH.

Key experts from leading manufacturers and service providers will be demonstrating their solutions at the conference, which is set to host around 250 participants from all over Europe. High-ranking representatives from the German parliament, AIRBUS, DLR and research institutes will also be taking part. INTEL is a gold sponsor to the event, and a leading business figure in drone technology is lined up to deliver one of the keynote speeches. “As more industries are increasingly unlocking the power of data to fuel business transformation, many of them are turning towards the skies. Managing and inferring insights from this data will be the digital transformation that we expect in the coming future. Drones are a valuable tool to capture data more accurately, efficiently, and safely. We can expect to see emerging applications for this technology that help businesses automate everyday tasks and identify, analyze and predict issues in a way that could not be done before,” said Anil Nanduri, vice president and general manager, Intel Drone Group.

The conference will focus on interactive discussions, presentations and sharing information across different specialisms. The target groups are politicians, the drone industrial community, major user groups and service providers.

The ticket shop for #EDS2018 is now open, and anyone booking by 21 July 2018 will secure the early bird discount. The shop can be accessed online at: https://europeandronesummit.eu/en/register

The following price categories apply:
– UAV DACH members incl. early bird discount: € 450.00
– UAV DACH members standard price: € 540.00
– Standard price incl. early bird discount: € 510.00
– Standard price: € 660.00
UAV DACH members can use a code to order tickets.

About the EUROPEAN DRONE SUMMIT 
As the first platform for the entire drone sector, the EUROPEAN DRONE SUMMIT gives users, legislators and representatives of various technologies the opportunity to meet and talk about relevant issues and ideas for the future. Political experts, industry specialists and user groups gather to discuss solutions for safe commercial unmanned aircraft systems in Europe. The goal of the EUROPEAN DRONE SUMMIT is to channel ideas and decisions relating to unmanned aircraft systems in such a way as to highlight how UAV technology can be used now and in the future by representatives of various sectors. The focus is on economic benefits and safety.
The EUROPEAN DRONE SUMMIT is taking place on 15 October 2018 in Frankfurt. The INTERAERIAL SOLUTIONS part of INTERGEO is the largest commercial drones trade fair in Europe and is being held from 16 – 18 October, also in Frankfurt.

Houston, Texas, May 29, 2018 – The Energy Drone Coalition is excited to announce its lineup of speakers for the 2nd annual Energy Drone Summit, which will be held in Houston, Texas on June 20-21 (with additional workshops on June 19) at the Royal Sonesta Hotel.

The 2018 Summit features two days of keynotes, conference sessions and mega panels with expert speakers from leading energy companies from around the world. Among the growing list of speakers are CEOs of international energy companies, global power experts and leaders of UAS technology.

Some highlights from the conference’s extensive speaker lineup include:

  • Roy Brown, Director of Emerging Technology, Advisian
  • Linda Ziemba, CEO, AeroDefense
  • Chip Johnson, Co-Founder, Airview Consulting
  • Derek Lyons, Airview Consulting
  • Amit Ganjoo, Founder & CEO, ANRA Technologies
  • Sam Minifie, Policy Advisor, Midstream & Industry Operations, API – American Petroleum Institute
  • Jennifer Player, Director of Technologies, Ardenna
  • Dave Truch, Technology Director, Digital Innovation Organization, BP
  • George Williamson, Manager, Upstream Engineering, BP
  • Pierce Prater, Service Consultant Supervisor, Power Delivery Solutions, Centerpoint Energy
  • Barrett Walker, Manager sUAS Services, Cheniere Energy
  • Justin Adams, President, CRASAR
  • Patrick Saracco, VP Technology Solutions, Cyberhawk
  • Landon Phillips, COO, DataWing Global
  • Chris Korody, Founder, DroneBusiness.center
  • Jacob Velky, Manager, Unmanned Systems, Duke Energy
  • Tony Cinson, Senior Technical Leader, EPRI – Electric Power Research Institute
  • Randall Warnas, Global sUAS Segment Leader, FLIR
  • Marc Gandillon, Manager, Flyability
  • Tim Bean, CEO, Fortem Technologies
  • Mike Blades, Research Director, Frost & Sullivan
  • Dave Culler, CEO & Co-Founder, Hazon Solutions
  • Ed Hine, Vice President, Hazon Solutions
  • Paul Allen, Director, Insitu
  • Anil Nanduri, VP & GM Drone Group, Intel
  • Mark Dombroff, Partner, LeClair Ryan
  • Jerry Hendrix, Executive Director, Lone Star UAS
  • David Tran, CEO, Optelos
  • Pat Lohman, VP Energy, PrecisionHawk
  • Trent Casi, Energy Solutions Manager, Pix4D
  • Christine Asaro, Project Advisor for Electric Distribution and UAS, San Diego Gas & Electric
  • Drew Smith, Engineer, Sempra Energy
  • John McClain, Chief UAS Pilot, Shell
  • Gary Schiebe, Security Manager, Shell
  • Matt Fanelli, Director of Strategy, Skyward
  • Brady Cass, Capture Management, SRC Gryphon Sensors
  • Andrew Tormey, Business Development Manager, SRC Gryphon Sensors
  • Josh Olds, VP Operations, USI – Unmanned Safety Institute
  • Michael Wilson, Director of Operations – UAS, USI – Unmanned Safety Institute
  • Travis Moran, VP Operations, Weilund North America
  • Mitch Droz, Co-Owner & VP Operations, Wolf UAS
  • Eileen Lockhart, UAS Program Manager, Xcel Energy

“We are thrilled to have such a great group of industry experts on board to share their first hand insight on the successful integration of drones and robotics in their energy operations,” said Sean Guerre, Director, Energy Drone Coalition, powered by InnovateEnergy. “We look forward to the collaboration of the best minds to help advance the industry.”

The Energy Drone Coalition is a forum dedicated to launching, growing and scaling enterprise UAV/Robotics operations in energy companies worldwide by bringing together the major rapidly growing segments within the UAV/AUV/Robotics ecosystem with the energy industrial complex asset owners and end users. The agenda for the two day, information-packed Energy Drone Summit is designed to provide participants the opportunity to gain vital insights and best practices within the fields of UAV, robotics and AI.

This is the only event exclusively focused on the business and technology of UAVs/Robotics (aerial, ground/surface & subsea) in energy operations.

Attendees include energy asset owners and leaders from companies such as AFPM, Anadarko, API, AT&T, Baker Hughes, a GE Company, Bechtel, BP America Inc., CenterPoint Energy, Cheniere Energy, Inc., Chevron, ConocoPhillips, CPS Energy, Dominion Energy, Duke Energy, Enbridge, EPRI – Electric Power Research Institute, ExxonMobil, Florida Power & Light, Fluor, Kinder Morgan, LyondellBasell, NextEra Energy, Oceaneering, Puget Sound Energy, San Diego Gas & Electric, Shell, Southern Company, Southwestern Energy, Valero, WorleyParsons, Xcel Energy and many more who are already registered to attend.

For more information on the Energy Drone Coalition Summit & Expo, please visit energydronecoalition.com.

MINNEAPOLIS — Drones aren’t just for taking aerial photos and videos. They’re now being used to help kids learn about science and technology.

Students in Minnesota participated in a drone camp that taught them all about the complex flying machines. KING TeC, which stands for Kids Integrating Newly Grasped Technological and engineering Concepts, hosted last year’s camp and will be holding another one this June. Those attending drone camp learn the necessary steps to build and fly a drone.

Last year’s camp was featured on a video series on AirVuz.com. The series finale showcased the competition at the end of the camp, where campers flew their drones through an obstacle course.

“I’ve been around technology all my life and I just like to work with this stuff,” said camper Cole P. “It’s really fun.”

Campers also learned how to solder in order to build their drones, and also tested their flying skills on a flight simulator before piloting the actual drones.

“It’s hard to do this. It’s really hard,” said camper Travis. “Just the controlling it, how fast it goes forward… Practice makes perfect.”

KING TeC is a FIRST Robotics Competition team in the state of Minnesota. Founded in 2006, the group aims to promote STEM education by building robots and other technology such as drones.

Each episode of the series on AirVuz focused on a different aspect of drone camp, beginning with the building of the drones and culminating in the final competition at Prior Lake High School. The 7th through 9th grade students worked in a total of six teams to complete various tasks throughout the building of their drones. They also learned about the Federal Aviation Administration rules and regulations regarding drone flights.

Drone camp begins again in June. Details can be found here.

For more information about the “Drone Camp” video series, contact Tyler Mason, Director of Public Relations, at tyler@airvuz.com.

 

About AirVūz

Since its launch in 2015, AirVūz has become the world’s leading drone video and photography sharing platform and global community for drone pilots and aerial media enthusiasts. Drone enthusiasts worldwide can upload and share videos and photos in unlimited quantity and at no cost. Site users have free access to an ever-growing library of drone media content including easily browsable categories such as travel, extreme sports, golf courses, drone racing, landmarks and more. AirVūz users also have access to original AirVūz content, including the weekly AirVūz News program, profiles of top content creators, product reviews, and how-to information for drone pilots on how to take and edit high quality drone video.

Houston, Texas, April 23, 2018 – The Energy Drone Coalition Summit & Expo, the biggest event exclusively focused on the business and technology of UAVs/Robotics (aerial, ground/surface & subsea) in energy operations, is pleased to announce the all-new 2018 agenda and details for the upcoming event, with workshops taking place June 19 and Summit & Expo June 20-21.

As the largest event in the world that exclusively focuses on the business and technology of UAVs / robotics and the key challenges & solutions, attendees will have the chance to connect with and learn from fellow energy UAV / robotics experts & specialists, energy company UAV operators & executives, regulators and UAV/Robotics hardware, software and data technology specialists — all specifically aimed at efficient, successful & safe drone operations globally around critical infrastructure / energy facilities.

“This is the largest and most innovative set of workshops, general sessions, use cases and demos that we have ever built for the energy industry,” stated Sean Guerre, Director, Energy Drone Coalition and InnovateEnergy. “With hundreds of topic submissions and the quality advice of our industry advisory board, we have built a loaded Summit that serves the rapidly growing industry needs for those launching their programs, building their programs and scaling their programs to enterprise-level.”

The agenda for this three-day, action-packed event is designed to provide participants the opportunity to gain vital insights and best practices within the fields of UAV, robotics and AI. A few of this year’s featured workshops and session highlights include:

  • Workshops and Co-Located Meetings:
    • Critical Infrastructure C-UAS & Security Forum
    • Designing, Launching & Scaling Energy/Engineering UAV Programs
    • Energy Robotics & AI Network
  • Summit Agenda Themes, which include Keynotes and Mega Panels Led by Industry Experts:
    • The Future of Energy Drones & Robotics is NOW
    • Energy UAV/Robotics Ops – Scaling to Enterprise
    • UAVs & Robotics to the Rescue in Energy Incidents
    • Energy UAV/Robotics – It’s a Great Big World
    • Data is the New Oil
    • Best Practices in Energy UAV & Unmanned Systems Ops Today
    • New Tech on the Block – Energy UAV & Unmanned Systems Near Term Reality
    • Breakthrough Tech for Energy Ops

The full schedule and session details are available here.

“The 2018 Energy Drone Coalition is an intensive course in meeting UAV, Robotics and AI’s best minds,” stated LaDonna Pettit, Director of Operations & Conferences, Energy Drone Coalition and InnovateEnergy. “With its high-quality attendees, not only will the summit be beneficial from a networking perspective, but also be valuable for its strong content.”

Due to increased demand and growth, the Energy Drone Coalition has doubled its expo space for the 2018 Summit. Attendees will have the opportunity to join over 800 leaders at the Energy Drone Coalition Summit, a part of InnovateEnergy, and interact with key decision makers involved with UAV, Robotics & AI technology from multiple critical infrastructure industries, including Oil & Gas, Power, Maritime, Wind/Solar, Chemical, Refining, Petrochemical, Energy Engineering & Construction.

Summit registration and details about Energy Drone Coalition Summit & Expo are available at energydronecoalition.com.

For sponsorship inquiries contact Sean Guerre, seang@stonefortgroup.com.

About Energy Drone Coalition

The Energy Drone Summit is a forum dedicated to launching, growing and scaling enterprise UAV/Robotics operations in energy companies worldwide by bringing together the major rapidly growing segments within the UAV/AUV/Robotics ecosystem, with the energy industrial complex asset owners and end users.

This is the only event and information resource exclusively focused on the business and technology of UAVs/Robotics (aerial, ground/surface & subsea) in energy operations.

The goal of the Energy Drone Coalition is to connect fellow energy UAV/Robotics experts & specialists, energy company UAV operators & executives, regulators, UAV/Robotics hardware, software, data technology specialists all specifically aimed at efficient, successful & safe drone operations globally around critical infrastructure/energy facilities. energydronecoalition.com.

About InnovateEnergy

The energy industry is entering a period of significant disruption and opportunity as the race to find digital solutions and innovations becomes vital for success…

InnovateEnergy is your single-resource solution that delivers digital content, executive insights, thought leadership, “how-to” and “real-world” use cases in multiple channels for energy technology and innovation leaders worldwide. InnovateEnergy brings together energy leaders in industries such as VR/AR, robotics, unmanned aerial vehicles, energy digital innovation and technology.

Multiple events / communities existing within InnovateEnergy: the Energy Drone Coalition, the Energy Robotics & AI Network, the Industrial VR/AR ForumInnovateEnergy Leadership ForumEnergy Innovator’s Council and WorkforceNEXT Energy. Through these communities, InnovateEnergy will provide the latest trends, best practices, news and solutions surrounding the advancements of technology in the energy industry. Innov8.Energy.

About Stone Fort Group

Stone Fort Group does a lot… And we do it the way you want it.

We run dynamic and transformational b2b gatherings for the communities we serve, provide information resources and facilitate industry communication all year round – in multiple channels. We deliver content, relevancy, audiences – and drive business.

Our brands in Energy, Technology & Workforce are about serving you, talking about your challenges, opportunities, solutions and bringing buyers and sellers for emerging markets together year-round. It’s how our b2b media channels can help improve the quality, value and performance of the networking for communities we serve. www.stonefortgroup.com.