28th Annual Pathfinder Symposium

Tuesday, August 22 - Thursday, August 24, 2017

The 2017 Pathfinder Event is scheduled for Tuesday thru Thursday, August 22 – 24, 2017. This 3 day event will be comprised of a Classified Day, a Commercial UAS Day and an Army Unmanned Systems Industry Day.

Day 1, Tuesday, August 22, 2017 – The first day will be a classified day (Secret level) brought to you by Pathfinder and AFCEA Huntsville. Due to the classified nature of these presentations, this event will be held at the Lockheed Martin Corporation Space Facility on Bradford Drive. The topics will include Counter UAS, UAS threats, Electronic Weapons, UAS Protection, Ground Systems, and UAS Weaponization.

Day 2, Wednesday, August 23, 2017 – This day, held at the Von Braun Center (VBC), is focused on commercial UAS topics. The Pathfinder has teamed up with local, state and national organizations to present commercial initiatives in Unmanned Systems. This will include plans for educating the populace, policy initiatives, unmanned operations such as precision agriculture and powerline surveys, plus speakers from the law enforcement and insurance industries within the state.

Day 3, Thursday, August 24, 2017 – The last day of the conference, also at VBC, will be comprised of sessions focused on DoD Unmanned initiatives. The US Army’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems Project Management Office will present potential business opportunities and the future direction of their unmanned programs, other Redstone Arsenal Leadership personnel will discuss their initiatives with Unmanned Systems, and companies and Government agencies from across the country will discuss current and future unmanned technologies.


Von Braun Center
700 Monroe St SW
East Hall
Huntsville, AL 35801