Upcoming Webinars in 2019


Unmanned for Good: Protecting Our Environment with Unmanned Systems'

As changing climates impact environments and populations across the map, unmanned systems have been called upon to monitor these rapidly shifting situations. Environmental monitoring extends to volcanos, mud flows, hurricane damage, and fires, among other natural disasters and can safeguard human lives, property, and wildlife.

During this webinar operators will share their experiences from the field, outline best practices for environmental protection missions, and explore emerging capabilities. Join AUVSI for a discussion of how the unmanned industry is poised to combat one of the most serious threats of the 21st century.

Who Should Attend?

  • Environmentalists
  • First responders
  • UGV and UAS operators



Truck Platooning: First Steps Towards Automated Vehicle Implementation

Many automated vehicle analysts agree the most impactful use of automated vehicles the public will experience in the near future is truck platooning. On-road trucking automation will allow safer and more efficient transport of goods across the long distances that have traditionally taken a toll on human drivers.

Join AUVSI and industry experts for a discussion of trucking automation use cases and the challenges the industry is meeting. Representatives of companies developing and implementing automated truck platoons will provide an update and describe the economic potential of their work.

Who Should Attend?

  • Automotive stakeholders
  • Unmanned mobility planners
  • Trucking industry representatives

Sponsored by:   


Commercial UAS/UAM Flight Testing: Challenges and Opportunities

If you have a commercial UAM product or service and need to flight test, this webinar will provide you the information you need to test at FAA Flight Test Ranges and alternative flight test ranges. This webinar features a discussion of the current state for commercial Urban Air Mobility (UAM) flight testing, current flight testing environment, and opportunities for new UAM flight test programs.

Who Should Attend?

  • Commercial UAM product and service providers
  • Investors in UAM industry
  • Individuals interested in the commercial UAM market

Sponsored by:


Unmanned Systems on the Farm: Assessing the Impact of Unmanned Systems in Agriculture

Agriculturists were among the first groups to recognize the commercial potential of unmanned systems. Ground robotics are used for harvesting and seeding, while aerial systems monitor farmland structures and protect against disease.

Several years after the introduction of unmanned systems to agriculture, veteran users and new adopters gather for a discussion of technological capabilities and uses. During this webinar, early adopters will share what they wish they had known when beginning their unmanned systems journey and discuss how the technology has changed their operations.

Who Should Attend?

  • Agriculturists and farmers
  • Drone manufacturers
  • Commercial drone operators
  • Individuals interested in integrating unmanned systems into existing business structures

Sponsored by:



Building the Safety Case: How to Identify and Mitigate Risk with Drones

As more organizations and companies launch drone programs, the unmanned systems industry must ensure safety concerns and best practices are paramount in the minds of operators and practitioners.

During this webinar airmanship and training experts will discuss safety regulations and strategies to mitigate risk when flying in diverse conditions. Join AUVSI for a discussion of how the unmanned systems industry is striving to keep operators, property and the public safe. This webinar will preview content that will be explored in depth at AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2019.

Who Should Attend?

  • Drone operators
  • UAS safety experts
  • Individuals interested in drone technology


Launching Your Startup: Moving from Seed to Series A

Exciting young industries, such as unmanned systems, have traditionally drawn capable and ambitious entrepreneurs eager to build a successful technology company. However, creating such an organization requires more than an idea and determination. Investors and accelerators provide the financial foundation needed to sustain startups.

During this webinar, investment experts will guide startups through the complicated funding landscape. Listeners will preview companies poised to compete in the Startup Showdown at XPONENTIAL 2019 in Chicago. Join us for an exciting and informative discussion no unmanned system startup should miss!

Who Should Attend?

  • Aspiring entrepreneurs
  • Venture capitalists, accelerators, incubators, and investors
  • Startups



Success in the Unmanned Economy: Use Cases and Advice from the Field

That unmanned systems have enormous economic potential is an accepted fact within our community and one becoming increasingly clear to the public. One reason for this shift in public acceptance and confidence is the successful implementation of unmanned technology in established industries.

AUVSI has invited our partners from several industries who use unmanned systems in the air, on the ground and on the water to discuss their experience with the technology, how they became involved with unmanned systems, and how it changed their industry. These stories and use cases are just a small sampling of the industries, products and solutions that will be on display at XPONENTIAL 2019 in Chicago, April 29 - May 2.

Who Should Attend?

  • Unmanned system industry stakeholders
  • Individuals interested in integrating unmanned systems into existing business structures
  • Futurists
  • Market analysts

Sponsored by:



Blockchain Technology and Unmanned Systems

Blockchain technology is one of the most exciting digital developments in recent years and lately has been embraced by the unmanned systems. Recognizing the data potential of blockchain technology has created more possibilities and opportunities for continuously updated information sharing across all platforms.

This webinar will introduce blockchain technology and explore how its already being used with unmanned systems and emerging opportunities for adoption.

Who Should Attend?

  • Unmanned system industry stakeholders
  • Data solutions providers
  • Individuals interested in the application of blockchain technology

Sponsored by: Perkins Coie



Unmanned Systems - Defense. Protection. Security. and the Road Forward

For more than forty years, AUVSI has connected the Department of Defense (DOD) with the defense industry and supported the advancement of unmanned systems. As defense needs have changed so has the unmanned systems industry, and with it AUVSI.

Today AUVSI is leading discussions on the most important issues facing the community. Join DOD personnel and industry leaders to discuss these issues, including acquisition, cybersecurity and artificial intelligence. This webinar will preview topics that will be featured at Unmanned Systems - Defense. Protection. Security.

Who Should Attend?

  • Department of Defense personnel
  • Defense contractors
  • Unmanned system stakeholders

Sponsored by: Sierra olympic



Unmanned Urban Mobility

As urban populations increase and traffic congestion worsens, the need for alternative transportation has become more acute. One solution is the deployment of automated vehicles in urban areas.

Join leaders in automated vehicles and urban planning for a frank discussion of how and when automated vehicles could be deployed and the impact it will have on our cities. This webinar will explore both the possibilities and challenges associated with unmanned urban mobility, including minimized accidents, altered traffic patterns, and public acceptance.

Who Should Attend?

  • Automotive stakeholders
  • Automated vehicle manufacturers
  • Urban planners
  • Individuals interested in the development and proliferation of automated vehicles

Sponsored by:



Flying Like A Pro: Knowing the Law and Maintaining Safe Practices

Three years after the implementation of Part 107, the economic and strategic capabilities of drones have been well established. However, as drones become more common in our skies and more widely accepted by the public it’s important to prioritize safety and responsible flying.

This webinar will outline the rules guiding commercial drone flight and best practices for safe flight. Join AUVSI leaders and trusted operators for a tutorial in adhering to Part 107 and maintaining airmanship principles.

Who Should Attend?

  • Commercial drone operators
  • Drone manufacturers
  • Investors in unmanned technology

Sponsored by: Perkins Coie



Simulation and Testing: Realistic Uses for AR and VR

The capabilities of unmanned systems across domains and industries often make it appear we are living in the future. Nowhere is that more apparent than in the spheres of augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR). AR and VR have been used for training in machine-heavy industries and in system capability demonstrations.

This webinar will explore the possibilities AR and VR offer and will provide a chance to discuss developing capabilities with leaders in the unmanned systems community who have already embraced this technology.

Who Should Attend?

  • Education and training experts
  • Unmanned system stakeholders
  • Individuals interested in the commercial application of AR and VR



The Burgeoning Unmanned Maritime Industry and Its Economic Impact

In August 2018, the Pentagon awarded an $800 million contract for the development of unmanned subsurface systems. The recognition of opportunities presented by maritime systems, well known by industry experts, has spurred energetic interest from within the unmanned systems community and potential adopters from diverse industries.

Join maritime industry veterans for an update on recent changes to the industry and platforms being developed. Representatives of industries who have embraced unmanned maritime technology will discuss how these systems changed their business models, expanded capabilities, and increased efficiency.

Who Should Attend?

  • Unmanned maritime system experts
  • Individuals interested in the transformative potential of unmanned maritime systems



Drones and the Future of Infrastructure Inspection: A Utilities Case Study

Inspecting large infrastructure installments has traditionally been an expensive, time consuming and dangerous undertaking. Drones can access many difficult to reach areas at a fraction of the cost in less time and with less risk to human lives than traditional methods.

Join AUVSI and representatives of the utilities industry as we discuss the many ways in which drones have improved inspection capabilities. Operators will share stories from the field, highlight uses case, and discuss what they’ve learned since embracing drones.

Who Should Attend?

  • Drone operators
  • Utility industry representatives
  • Infrastructure inspectors



Seeing 2020: Forecasts for the Unmanned Industry

2019 saw another year of growth for the unmanned community. Capabilities were improved and more systems deployed across all domains. Lyft began using automated vehicles in Las Vegas, drones were called upon to survey damage during the Carr Wildfire, and the Pentagon awarded an $800 million contract to develop unmanned subsurface vehicles.

This webinar is an opportunity to look towards the future and discuss what the next twelve months of innovation, research, testing, and deployment hold for our industry. Join AUVSI for the year’s final webinar as we reflect on industry accomplishments and look with excitement toward the future.

Who Should Attend?

  • Venture capitalists and investors
  • Market analysts and industry watchers
  • Individuals interested in the unmanned systems industry