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Drone TechCon is a two-day conference within AUVSI for the builders and flyers of commercial drones. The conference features general sessions, technical tutorials, and break-outs for software developers and embedded and design engineers building the next generation of commercial drones. Among topics to be explained and explored are the open source Dronecode and ArduPilot projects, the OpenPilot platform, best practices for more effective fuel cell use, the latest FAA regulations for commercial drones and much much more. Network with speakers and other engineers and developers while visiting the largest unmanned systems exhibit hall in the world.



Drone TechCon is produced by InterDrone, the International Drone Conference and Exposition. www.InterDrone.com



Tuesday, May 5

Keynote: Flying Commercial Drones into the Next Generation: A Path Forward

Panel: The Defense Industry Goes Commercial

Panel: Little Drones and Big Data

Panel: Commercial Drones and FAA’s Proposed Regulations: A Step Forward

General Session: How to Build Profitable Hardware Businesses with Community Collaboration

Wednesday, May 6

Panel: Commercial Drone Integration

Developing Pilot Operating Handbook, Flight Operation Manuals, and Implementing a Safety Management System

Embedded Computer Vision for UASs

Controlling Autonomous Multicopters Using Mission Planner

Building a Thought-Controlled Drone

Small Drone Flight Operations

Build Your Own Flying Drones

Obtaining Section 333 Exemptions and Overview of State Law Developments

Achieving Autonomy Through Embedded Vision 

Advanced Power System Selection and Maximizing Efficiency in Multirotors

The Dronecode Project - Commercial Drones and Open Source Autopilots


Who should attend?

  • Embedded Developers
  • System Architects
  • Robotic Systems Engineers
  • Unmanned Systems Engineers
  • Hardware Designers
  • Software Designers
  • DroneCode Programmers
  • Avionics Engineers
  • UAV Engineers
  • Flight Control Engineers
  • Software Architects
  • Design Architects
  • Hardware Engineers
  • UAV Aviation Engineers
  • Propulsion Engineers

Register Today for Just $325

Registration includes:

  • Access to Drone TechCon educational sessions (Tuesday - Wednesday)
  • Access to General Sessions (Tuesday - Thursday)
  • Entrance into Exhibit Hall (Tuesday - Thursday)
  • All breaks & receptions in the Exhibit Hall

Drone TechCon is produced by BZ Media

BZ Media brings years of related conference and exhibition building to the commercial drone industry.

Current events being produced include:


AnDevCon, the world's largest Android Developer Conferences.

Wearables TechCon, the largest OEM conference and expo for the builders, designers and developers of wearable computing technology.


Big Data TechCon, "how-to" Big Data conferences in Boston and Chicago.

BZ Media also publishes SD Times, reaching more than 75,000 software developers, architects and managers.