Texas UAS Summit Arrives with AUVSI XPONENTIAL


The Texas UAS Summit and Expo, set for May 9-10 at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center in Dallas, will offer a comprehensive look at unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and how the Lone Star State is shaping the industry.

Sponsored by the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service and the Lone Star UAS Center of Excellence & Innovation at Texas A&M–Corpus Christi, this year’s summit is co-located and fully integrated with the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International’s (AUVSI) XPONENTIAL 2017.

According to the organizers, the summit will bring together Texas legislators and congressional leaders, commercial UAS manufacturers and operators, and the law enforcement and first responder communities. Representatives from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA); NASA; academia; and the transportation, agriculture, and oil and gas industries will also be in attendance.

Keynote speakers will include Robert Kolasky of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security; Brian Wynne, CEO of AUVSI; Kevin Solco of the FAA’s southwest region; Davis Hackenberg with NASA; Gregory Winfree, executive director of the Texas A&M Transportation Institute; and Marc Moffatt, director general of the UAS Center of Excellence in Quebec.

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