Kansas Unmanned Systems Conference Registration Now Open

The Kansas Unmanned Systems Conference will be held in Manhattan, Kansas on October 14th, 15th, and 16th.


The Kansas Unmanned Systems Conference will be held in Manhattan, Kansas on October 14th, 15th, and 16th. Registration for the event is now open.

We think that you will find the conference to be an interesting venue with topics focused on policy, airspace, applications and industry areas of interest, applicable at the local, state, regional, national and international levels.

Day one

Poster Sessions and exhibits: Will provide conference attendees with an opportunity to receive information via informative and interactive "poster session" presentations and exhibits from various government, industry and academic stakeholders across the state of Kansas. Day one will conclude with a social mixer where conference participants can meet and engage with colleagues old and new.

Day two

Focused information briefs, concurrent breakout presentations and panel discussions: Will begin with a Keynote address from Michael Toscano, President and CEO of AUVSI and the unveiling of the Kansas Unmanned Systems Strategic Plan. Following the plan introduction conference attendees will be provided four presentations covering 1.) an ongoing use case for unmanned systems and precision agriculture, 2.) a presentation discussing policy and standards considerations, 3.) a new model concept for disaster assistance/incident response, and 4.) a risk management perspective from an industry partner in the insurance domain. These presentations will lay the foundation for concurrent breakout sessions followed by focused panel discussions. Day two will conclude with an evening dinner and guest speaker Randy Willis, Air Traffic Manager, from the FAA's UAS Integration Office.

Day three

Roundtable discussions: Discussions will build on presentations and panel discussions from the previous day and will focus on policy, airspace, applications and industry considerations. Findings from these discussions will be presented to conference attendees prior to the conclusion of conference activities.

We have mapped out an agenda that will provide participants a great venue and afford all a great amount of discussion on things that are of importance to the FAAs integration of unmanned systems into the NAS across government, industry and academia.

For more information please check out the CKUS web page at: www.ksu.edu/ckus or go directly to the registration page found at: http://www.k-state.edu/ckus/conference/register.html

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