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Subject: Take Advantage of Special Savings This Week for AUVSI Cascade Chapter's "Drones, Droids and Unmanned Systems"
News from around the Northwest about drones and unmanned systems
from the Cascade Chapter of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International
Curious about drones?  Looking for people who have "been there and done that?"  What about those new FAA rules and the drone laws our Oregon and Washington legislatures are considering?  Want to hear about the latest applications and technologies?

  

 

Don't miss your opportunity to learn about all of these at the Northwest's

premier unmanned systems and robotics event!  

Connect with the experts - good for you, good for your business!

10 Days and counting!  Sign up today!



Be where the future takes shape in the Northwest!
 
* See industry products and services offered by leading 
innovators 

* Connect with key unmanned systems experts from industry, government and academia

* Hear the latest in drone education and training 

* Have fun learning about the new sport of drone racing

 

Keynoter - Mark Bathrick, Director, Office of Aviation Services, Department of the Interior

"A Playbook for Success - Lessons from the Drone Frontier"

 

And check out these cutting edge presentations from nationally-recognized experts:

  • "Drones for Telecommunications"
  • "How UAS Technology Supports the Modern Railway Network"
  • "Unmanned Systems and Washington State:  Adjusting to the Industry"
  • "UAS Advocacy for Oregon Economic Development"
  • "Unique Legal Issues for Unmanned Aircraft Systems"
  • "Big Bend Community College:  UAS Training for Washington"
  • "Drone Racing Comes of Age in the NW" 
Plus interactive panels on the latest technologies, education and training and key changes to the regulatory environment taking place to spur this $127B market you can be better informed about by attending this conference!
 
Make your plans now to be where unmanned systems are happening in the Northwest!
 
For additional details, please contact Cascade President Tom Hagen at tom.hagen375@gmail.com.

(Click on link above)

IMPORTANT NEW ID REQUIREMENTS TO ACCESS JBLM:

               NOTE:  An AUVSI Cascade Chapter representative will be stationed at the Visitor Center from6:30 am to 8:30 am April 6th to assist with                           JBLM Visitor Passes, Access and Directions. 

All attendees will need to present REAL ID compliant government issued ID for base access. Below are examples of the acceptable ID:

• Washington Enhanced Driver’s License
• U.S. Passport and Standard Washington Driver’s License*
• Oregon Driver’s License

*Due to the REAL ID Act of 2005, Washington, Illinois, Missouri, Minnesota and American Samoaense standard driver’s licenses/identification cards are only accepted when presented with a current U.S. Passport or other ID. All other U.S. state standard driver’s licenses/identification cards are accepted as ID for base access.

Vehicles entering Joint Base Lewis-McChord are required to have either an adult Authorized ID Cardholder in the vehicle or an authorized Visitor Pass. To obtain the pass, the vehicle operator must process at a Visitor Center and present the following: 

          - Valid vehicle registration 
          - Proof of current vehicle insurance 
          - Valid driver’s license

Additional information on Directions and links for Base Access is available at http://www.lewis-mcchord.army.mil/info/directions.html

 

Directions to JBLM's Visitor Center and the American Lake Conference Center

From the North to Lewis Main (Visitor Center at Liberty Gate):

Take Interstate 5 SOUTH towards Portland.

Take Exit 120: JBLM Lewis Main/Lewis North and follow signs for Lewis Main.

The visitor's center will be to your right as you approach the gate.


From the South to Lewis Main (Visitor Center at Liberty Gate):

Take Interstate 5 NORTH towards Seattle.

Take Exit 120: JBLM Lewis Main/Lewis North and follow signs for Lewis Main.

The visitor's center will be to your right as you approach the gate.

***For active duty military or retirees with a military ID card or contractors with a CAC card, you need not stop at the Visitor Center.  Proceed directly to Lewis North and follow the directions on the power point slides at the link below.

Directions to the American Lake Conference Center.pptx

Overnight in Tacoma and Enjoy the Puget Sound Area

Get a discounted hotel rate at our featured hotel, BW Liberty Inn for just $99!

Call Best Western Liberty Inn, 1400 Wilmington Dr., Dupont, WA at 253-912-8777

Be sure to mention you're attending "Drones, Droids and Unmanned Systems" 

Come for the Conference, Stay to Enjoy the Tacoma/ Puget Sound Area!

Explore Tacoma's Famous Museum District Including the Lemay America's Car Museum and the Museum of Glass - Click www.tacomamuseumdistrict.org 

Check out other events including the annual Daffodil Parade and Blues Music Venues in Tacoma and              Motocross Racing at CenturyLink Field and Beer Tasting in Seattle.

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Sponsorships Available for 
 "Drones, Droids and Unmanned Systems"

"Drones, Droids and Unmanned Systems" is the premier unmanned systems conference in the Northwest.  Don't miss this great opportunity to market to our members and an extensive AUVSI Cascade contact list and to support the unmanned systems industry and STEM initiatives in the Pacific Northwest!


Contact the AUVSI Cascade Marketing Director, Lori Brown, at loriabrown1@comcast.net today!  

 

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AUVSI is the world's best and largest non-profit 

Not to Worry...Join AUVSI today through Membership in the AUVSI Cascade Chapter!
  • Join the two-time "National Chapter of the Year" as an individual or corporate member
  • Be part of the vibrant, exciting unmanned systems and robotics community here in the NW
  • Members get special reduced rates on our conference registration fees for our twice yearly main events, chapter newsletters detailing news of the industry in the region, invitations to networking events in Oregon and Washington and access to all the benefits our international AUVSI organization provides members.  
  • If you're an INDIVIDUAL and wish to join, please click the following link and make sure you affiliate with the Cascade Chapter:

  • If you're a COMPANY, please let a Cascade Chapter Board Member know so we can set up a call with the national representatives to facilitate the process at your convenience.  
  • If your organization joins AUVSI with our help, the Cascade Chapter will receive a chapter rebate which will help sustain our chapter initiatives here in the Northwest, especially our highly acclaimed STEM initiatives.
  • Simply email Chapter President Tom Hagen at tom.hagen375@gmail.com for more info.

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On May 8, 2017, the largest global community of leaders in drones, intelligent robotics and unmanned systems will come together to shape the future of our industry. If you've never attended AUVSI XPONENTIAL - this is the one year you don't want to miss!  XPONENTIAL features exclusive speakers, innovative programs and dynamic educational opportunities that inspire and strengthen the people who are shaping the future of our industry.


This year you can help our Cascade Chapter under a new incentive plan AUVSI is offering chapters.  Just write the special code "CH17CASCADE" in the referral box on the registration form and AUVSI Cascade will receive a 5% rebate of each attendee's registration fee who has not attended Xponential in the past two years.  Those contributions will help us continue to fund valuable conferences and support STEM initiatives in Oregon and Washington.  Thank you for helping our chapter help our industry and support our students here in the Northwest! 
 
For more information and to register visit www.xponential.org

Thank You AUVSI Cascade Sponsors!
The work of the AUVSI Cascade chapter to promote the unmanned system industry in Oregon and Washington, as well as encouraging STEM education for students in local schools and universities, is only possible with the generous support of: 

                                                                           

                           


      

                                                                  


 

                                                                                      
                                       

 



Join AUVSI in the Northwest through Membership in AUVSI Cascade

From the greater Northwest (even beyond Oregon and Washington) and not already a member of AUVSI?  Please join the two-time "National Chapter of the Year" as an individual or corporate member of Cascade Chapter.  By doing so, you'll be part of the vibrant and exciting unmanned systems and robotics community here in the region.  Members get special reduced rates on our conference registration fees for our twice yearly main events, chapter newsletters detailing news of the industry in the region, invitations to networking events in Oregon and Washington and access to all the benefits our international AUVSI organization provides members.  If you're an INDIVIDUAL and wish to join, please click the following link and make sure you affiliate with the Cascade Chapter:

 http://www.auvsi.org/membershipandchapters/join 

If you're a COMPANY considering joining AUVSI, please let a Cascade Chapter Board Member know so we can set up a call with the national representatives to facilitate the process at your convenience.  By doing so, if your organization joins AUVSI, the Cascade Chapter will receive a chapter rebate which will help sustain our chapter initiatives here in the Northwest, especially our highly acclaimed STEM initiatives that support students of all levels in their unmanned systems and robotics learning activities and competitions.  To get started, simply email Chapter President Tom Hagen at tom.hagen375@gmail.com for more information.

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2016 - 2017 Chapter Sponsors

 

 

 


 


 

 

About Cascade Chapter

Our AUVSI Cascade Chapter is one of 32 chapters of AUVSI worldwide and represents the states of Oregon and Washington with a growing membership of over 400 companies and individuals.  Established in 2009, the Cascade Chapter has grown rapidly while serving our members through our triad of advocacy, community and education endeavors.  First, our advocacy consists of efforts to drive positive regulatory changes at the local, state, regional and national levels that will best serve development of the unmanned systems and robotics industry.  Our Board of Directors engages with government officials to inform and counsel them about the impacts of local ordnances as well as state and federal legislation.  Our directors are often called upon to support regional conferences and panels as authoritative voices on the state and needs of the industry.  As the second part of the triad, our community approach is clearly evident in our chapter’s focused events designed to help create connections and business opportunities for our members, enabling them to network with regional leaders and professionals in business, government and academia working in this exciting industry.  Importantly, our chapter has prioritized education initiatives to include providing members with news of critical industry regulatory actions, publishing timely updates on the latest advancements in technology, and supporting STEM initiatives with chapter grants ranging from elementary education to graduate research.  Our industry-leading chapter initiatives have distinguished us as a two-time “AUVSI Chapter of the Year” – a testimonial to our clear focus on representing our membership in the Northwest.

The Cascade Chapter hosts two major events each year, one in Oregon in the Fall, and another in the Puget Sound region of Washington in the Spring.  Additional networking events or co-hosted events round out our calendar of opportunities for our members to participate with an ever-increasing population of industry followers.