Online Drone Conferences and Expos to Attend in 2020
These are unusual times we’re living in. A global pandemic has changed how we go about our daily lives, from shopping for groceries to getting haircuts. Whatever the outcome may be, the year 2020 will certainly come down in history as one of the most profoundly different.
Since mass gatherings have been practically prohibited all across the globe, organizers of conferences and expos have taken to conducting them over virtual platforms instead. For drone pilots, this has opened the opportunities to attend these conferences from the comforts of your home. Here are a couple of drone conferences and expos to look forward to for the rest of 2020.
Commercial UAV Expo Americas 2020
Date: September 15 to 17, 2020
The leading trade show on drone technology in North America is back in 2020 following a record-breaking event in 2019. This year’s event will be purely virtual, making it available to anyone and anywhere. As the name of the expo implies, it is geared mostly towards US-based commercial drone pilots and owners of businesses that offer drone-based services
What makes the UAV Expo Americas unique is that it is an expo dedicated to a finite number of industries. This limited scope gives the expo a better focus on more specialized topics that may be of interest to professional drone pilots and organizations worldwide. This year’s event has events focusing on any of nine industries – surveying and mapping , security, forestry and agriculture , public safety and emergency services, construction , drone delivery, infrastructure and transportation, mining and aggregates, and energy and utilities.
The list of exhibitors and presenters include some of the biggest names in the world of commercial drone equipment. Noteworthy examples include Pix4D, Leica Geosystems, Autel Robotics, Skydio, Unifly, Yuneec, Drone Nerds, and FLIR Systems among many others. If you’re interested in the new technologies that these brands offer, then this virtual expo would be a great way to bear witness.
Through the course of three days, sessions on security, machine learning, mapping, utility inspection, data analytics, construction, and advanced air mobility will be available for viewing by all attendees. Steve Dickson from the FAA will also be giving a keynote speech. Outdoor flying demos will be kicking off the expo on the first day.
Amsterdam Drone Week
Date: September 17 and December 1 to 3, 2020
The Amsterdam Drone Week is the first official European congregation that brings together drone users, manufacturers, service providers, and regulators. With more than 2500 UAS industry leaders in attendance, this event is a showcase of the latest drone technologies and innovations which also serves to connect various parts of the drone value chain.
Due to the global pandemic, the programme of the Amsterdam Drone Week has expanded to include two hybrid virtual summits...