Since it’s inception, the FAA’s UAS Symposium, co-sponsored with AUVSI, has been a significant drone industry event. This year, even more people may be able to attend: the Symposium is going remote.
The event is a chance to meet and understand the FAA in discussions on many of the critical issues facing the drone industry. “The FAA UAS Symposium – Remotely Piloted Edition provides stakeholders with the opportunity to talk face-to-face via a virtual platform with a cross-section of government and industry representatives about regulations, research and initiatives to integrate unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) into the National Airspace System (NAS),” says the FAA.
This year, the event will be held as two separate “episodes.” The first, held July 8-9, will focus on unmanned traffic management (UTM) and unmanned integration. UTM is not only a large segment of the drone industry; it’s an important issue for manufacturers, service providers, pilots and other stakeholders.
The second episode will be held August 18-19, and will focus on updates to the UAS Integration Pilot Program (IPP) and public safety operations.
The 2020 Program offers four tracks: Public Safety, Technology and Innovation, International, and Policy. Among the themes of the program is “Getting More Out of Your Drone Business” – a critical focus for many drone businesses now and in the immediate future. With education, networking, and a unique opportunity to communicate directly with FAA stakeholders, the FAA UAS Symposium – Remotely Piloted Edition – is not to be missed.
Registration and more information can be found here.