Industry Events

InterDrone Seeks Speakers for This Year’s Show

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 22, 2017

BZ Media LLC, the organizer of InterDrone 2017, has announced an open call for speakers for this year’s show, taking place Sept. 6-8 in Las Vegas. BZ Media says last year’s program included more than 180 speakers from the commercial [Read More]

DJI, Magic Sky Bringing Retail Store to San Francisco

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 21, 2017

Magic Sky, an official partner of DJI, is opening up what it says will be California’s first DJI-authorized retail store. The store will be located on the corner of Montgomery St. and Jackson St. in San Francisco. The grand-opening event [Read More]

Land O’Lakes Kicks off Agriculture Drone Challenge

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 20, 2017

Fortune 200 agribusiness and food company Land O’Lakes Inc. is calling on innovators from the tech industry to enter the Land O’Lakes Prize: Drone Challenge, a crowdsourcing competition designed to develop proposed solutions that enable scalable, autonomous drone usage in [Read More]

FAA and AUVSI Hosting UAS Symposium in Virginia Next Month

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 17, 2017

The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) are teaming up to host the annual UAS Symposium, which will take place at the Hyatt Regency in Reston, Va., on March 27-29. The first FAA [Read More]

AUVSI Reveals Semi-Finalists for Unmanned Systems Tech Competition

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 15, 2017

The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) has announced the semi-finalists for its second annual “Startup Showdown.” The winner, which will receive a $15,000 grand prize, will be chosen at AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2017, taking place at the Kay Bailey [Read More]

FAA’s Drone Advisory Committee Comes Together for Another Meeting

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 08, 2017

According to the Radio Technical Commission for Aeronautics, the committee met to “consider three tasks aimed at gaining a consensus-based set of resolutions for issues regarding the efficiency and safety of integrating UAS into the NAS.”

Financial Services Firm Mates with Drone Racing League

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 08, 2017

German financial services company Allianz has signed a multiyear, global partnership with the Drone Racing League. In turn, the firm is launching the Allianz World Championship series, which will include six races to test piloting skills and the limits of [Read More]

LSU AgCenter Holding UAV Seminar for Farmers

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 01, 2017

Louisiana State University Agricultural Center (the LSU AgCenter), one of 11 institutions within the Louisiana State University System, is holding a drone seminar suited for farmers, consultants and anyone else involved in crop production, forestry, nurseries and cattle operations. The [Read More]

New York City Drone Film Festival Announces This Year’s Nominees

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 01, 2017

Nominations have been announced for the third annual New York City Drone Film Festival, being held March 17-19 at the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts and Liberty Science Center. The festival, with headline sponsors RED and Freefly Systems, will [Read More]

NFL Brings in Drones as Part of This Year’s Pro Bowl Games

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 25, 2017

The National Football League (NFL) is reportedly bringing in drones to assist in this year’s Pro Bowl competitions, taking place this Thursday at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports in Orlando, Fla. According to the NFL, the event pits pro players [Read More]

Pix4D Touting Drone Mapping Solutions at United Nations Panel

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 24, 2017

Photogrammetry software company Pix4D is speaking about drone mapping at a panel held today by the United Nations’ Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD). The CSTD’s panel will discuss the role of science, technology and innovation in ensuring [Read More]

Introducing the ‘Remote Pilots Council,’ Launched by AUVSI

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 23, 2017

The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) has launched the Remote Pilots Council (RPC), which aims to promote education and dialogue between commercial unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) operators, industry stakeholders and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Through a combination [Read More]

N.C. University Holding Daylong Drone Law Symposium

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 19, 2017

Campbell Law Review of North Carolina’s Campbell University is holding a symposium next month on the legal issues of consumer unmanned aircraft systems. According to an announcement from the university, the daylong symposium will be held Feb. 3 and will [Read More]

Save the Date: FAA Invites Public to Next Drone Advisory Committee Meeting

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 11, 2017

The next meeting of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Drone Advisory Committee (DAC) will be held Jan. 31 at the University of Nevada in Reno. Last year, the FAA established the long-term DAC in an effort to help shape the [Read More]

NYC Drone Film Festival Has $75K in Gear up for Grabs

Posted by Joseph Bebon on December 28, 2016

The “best in show” winner at the upcoming 2017 New York City Drone Film Festival will receive $75,000 worth of camera and drone gear courtesy of festival sponsors and professional cinematography industry players Freefly and RED. The prize includes the [Read More]

AMA’s California Expo to Feature Drone Camp, Training

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 22, 2016

The Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) is rolling out the 19th annual AMA Expo West, presented by ReadyMadeRC.com, on Jan. 6-8. Taking place at the Ontario Convention Center in Ontario, Calif., the three-day event will offer participants the opportunity to [Read More]

International UAV Show Arriving Soon in Toronto

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 01, 2016

The Sky Guys Ltd. and trade show producer Cambridge House International have revealed more details on the The International UAV Show, taking place in Toronto, Ontario, on Dec. 6-7. The two-day show, held at the Enercare Centre, will host over [Read More]

AUVSI Rolls out Webinars on Artificial Intelligence, Precision Ag and FAA Regs

Posted by Betsy Lillian on November 29, 2016

The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) is hosting three upcoming webinars in which experts will share their insights and answer questions on a variety of issues in the unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) industry. On Wednesday, Nov. 30 at [Read More]

DJI Hosting Drone Enterprise User Conference in San Fran

Posted by Betsy Lillian on November 22, 2016

DJI is holding a conference on advancing the use of drones in professional applications. The DJI AirWorks show will bring together a range of innovators – from industry giants to data start-ups to service firms – to showcase today’s professional [Read More]

Drone World Expo Kicks off in San Jose: What’s in Store This Year?

Posted by Betsy Lillian on November 15, 2016

Following a successful day of pre-conference workshops presented by Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Esri and MicaSense, as well as a VIP networking reception, Drone World Expo opened this morning in San Jose, Calif. Hosted by JD Events, Drone World Expo, [Read More]