InterDrone 2018 and Drone Pilots Federation

InterDrone has become the largest commercial drone event in North America. InterDrone 2018 will be held on Sept. 5-7th at the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas.  We hope to see you there and if you are attending, Please let us know.

  • Over 160+ drone manufacturers, sellers and solution providers set to fill the expo floor
  • Over 110 panels, sessions, drone workshops, courses, and keynotes
  • 8 industry-specific tracks on key verticals

Drone Pilots Federation is honored to be a part of the program on each of the 3 days.  Here is where you can find us:

WEDNESDAY SEPT 5
TIPS FOR SETTING UP A PUBLIC SAFETY PROGRAM

PANEL DISCUSSION
12:15 PM – 1:15 PM
TRACK: PUBLIC SAFETY
MODERATOR: BRUCE PARKS
SPEAKERS: DANIEL MAREK, BRENDAN STEWART, RYAN BRACKEN
As drones take off and assist first responders in ways never thought conceivable only a few years ago, the foundation for making that possible is having a strong public safety program in place. But when budgets are tight, how do you prove the use case is strong enough to integrate drones into your team? This panel will discuss developing a program proposal and best practices for implementation and integration once your program is approved.

https://www.interdrone.com/conference/sessions/#tipsforsettingupapublicsafetyprogram

THURSDAY SEPT 6
DRONES IN PUBLIC SAFETY: AN END-USER’S PERSPECTIVE

PANEL DISCUSSION
2:15 PM – 3:15 PM
TRACK: PUBLIC SAFETY
MODERATOR: BRUCE PARKS
SPEAKERS: KENT ADAMS, JIM BOWERS, KEENAN NEWTON, MICHAEL ULESKI
Last year, during the series of unfortunate natural disasters the United States experienced, drones proved their worth time and time again as an essential tool in public safety. With programs in place, emergency response personnel from fire to police and search and rescue, were able to execute operations efficiently and effectively. This panel discussion will focus on real-world applications for using drones in public safety, and the best equipment and strategies to use in dire situations.

https://www.interdrone.com/conference/sessions/#dronesinpublicsafetyanenduser’sperspective
 

FRIDAY SEPT 7
PROJECT MANAGEMENT FUNDAMENTALS FOR YOUR COMMERCIAL DRONE OPERATION

COURSE 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
SPEAKER: BRETT HOFFSTADT
Commercial drone operations, to be effective, must deliver quality results within business constraints of cost, schedule, staffing, regulations, and other organizational factors. How can you ensure that your scope is feasible within these constraints? What are your biggest risks? How can you be proactive to prevent them from becoming real issues? How best to delegate, assign, and track roles and responsibilities so that every necessary task is completed? Who are the key stakeholders in your organization? What are effective strategies to influence and manage them, including the nay-sayers? This class will give you an accelerated overview of the 10 knowledge areas of project management through best practices, essential tools, strategies, and actual lessons learned (the good, the bad, and some ugly) from industry. The 10 areas are:

– Project integration
– Scope management
– Time management
– Cost management
– Quality management
– Human Resources
– Communications
– Risk management
– Procurement
– Stakeholder management

If you have realized that the soft skills and nontechnical aspects of commercial drones are the sources of your biggest challenges, you will gain a lot from this course. Whether you are a one-person operation trying to manage a business yourself or you are building a drone operation for your organization, you will leave with a comprehensive introduction into the fundamentals of planning and executing this effort as a viable project. Those with a Project Management Professional certification (PMP) will receive 1.0 PDU for attending.

https://www.interdrone.com/conference/sessions/#projectmanagementfundamentalsforyourcommercialdroneoperation

To register for InterDrone Expo 2018 and learn more, click here

If you are already planning to attend InterDrone 2018, give yourself a shout-out with a comment below so we can look for you.  If you have any questions about the event, please write a comment below too. We will do our best to answer promptly.  We look forward to seeing and meeting many people at InterDrone 2018.