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May 25th, 2017
First Round of Drone World Expo Sessions and Speakers Announced

SAN JOSE, Calif.-The Drone World Expo Advisory Board has selected a terrific roster of speakers and sessions for the 3rd Annual event taking place October 3-4 at the San Jose Convention Center, in the heart of Silicon Valley. Commercial drone users who attend will hear from thought leaders from Ford Motor Company, NOAA, San Diego Gas & Electric, NASA, Ateles Films, UPS, the Airborne Law Enforcement Association (ALEA), DPR Construction, ABC News, Menlo Park Fire District, FAA, Whale Wars/Red Apple Productions, the US Coast Guard, and dozens of others.

“Education is one of the top reasons thousands of commercial drone professionals attend Drone World Expo and we thank our Advisory Board for their ongoing guidance in developing a one-of-kind program that will offer the timeliest, relevant and actionable content for those implementing commercial UAS strategies for their businesses,” said Joelle M. Coretti, Vice President and Event Director, Drone World Expo. “The DWE education program features the latest in regulatory and operational issues, new technical information, the investment climate, vertical market case studies, intensive pre-conference workshops, Tech Talk sessions in the exhibit hall, and more.”

Drone World Expo attracts over 3,000 professional attendees from media and entertainment, agriculture, construction, energy, oil and gas, utilities, law enforcement, security and public safety, fire/search and rescue, mapping and surveying, inspections, research and conservation, mining, real estate, communications, parcel delivery, humanitarian organizations and more. Topics to be covered include:

  • The State of UTM: Policy and Air Traffic Management Updates from Around the Globe
  • How Networked Sensors are Changing Agriculture: A Vineyard Case Study
  • Drones and Law Enforcement: What’s Now and What’s Next?
  • Weighing the Risks: Drones for Environmental Assessment
  • Follow the Money: Exploring the Drone Investment Climate
  • Drones in the Insurance Industry
  • The Role of IoT, Software & Platforms in the Commercial Drone Ecosystem
  • Industry Standards for Newsgathering
  • Sensors and Analytics for Precision Agriculture
  • The Value Proposition for Drones and Utilities
  • International Use Cases: Unique Applications for Drones Overseas

The full conference will be complimentary for qualified commercial and civil government end users. Conference passes for those who do not qualify as end-users are $495 through July 28, $695 until September 22 and $995 after September 22. All attendees will also have the opportunity to register for the MAPPS Geospatial Track at DWE for just $95 until July 28, and the sUAS for Inspections pre-conference workshop, presented by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University for $299 until July 28. The workshop will take place on Monday, October 2, click here for more details. Industry professionals may also register for complimentary expo passes, which provide access to hundreds of products on display, all keynote presentations, Tech Talks in the exhibit hall, flying demonstrations, and networking receptions. Registration is available at

In addition to the conference program, Drone World Expo will once again feature a robust exhibit floor, visionary keynote speakers, and networking events. Up-to-date Drone World Expo conference and registration information is available at

About Drone World Expo
Drone World Expo, the defining event for the commercial applications of UAS technology, will take place October 3-4 at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, CA. For general information, visit The event is produced by JD Events (, dedicated to the creation of targeted and innovative industry-leading events that deliver results.