Top US Drone Events in 2020

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The drone industry is going to see many changes this year. Stay up to date and experience the newest trends first hand by attending some of the best drone conferences and events in the US.


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In this new decade, we can be sure to see new drone technology developing everyday, allowing the industry to continuously expand into different verticals. Make 2020 count by attending a UAV conference of your interest to learn about the latest commercial drone trends and innovations and also network within the industry.

We've compiled a list of some of our most recommended conferences happening this year!

*Update*: In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, many events have been postponed. We will continue to monitor each event accordingly.

Pix4Dmapper Essentials workshop

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When: January 21-23, 2020

Where: Online

What: Learn the essential practices that will help you use Pix4D in the most effective manner.

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Waterbury Winterfest - Micro-class racing

When: January 26, 2020

Where: Thatcher Brook Primary School, Waterbury, VT

What: An indoor micro-class race as part of the Waterbury Winterfest.

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International LiDAR Mapping Forum (ILMF) 2020

When: *Postponed until further notice*

Where: Washington,DC 

What: The International LiDAR mapping forum will showcase the latest technical lidar advancements and remote sensing and data collection tools.

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Counter UAS Winter Summit

When: March 31-April 2, 2020

Where: Washington,DC 

What: Learn about the top challenges drone professionals experience due to drone regulation and get the right tools for properly securing airspace, drone swarms, and drone threats.

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Drone U Fly-IN Challenge

When: April 4-5, 2020

Where: SantaFe, NM

What: This two-day drone conference will be both educational, technical and challenging! Participants will experience 20 flight missions and focus their efforts on flight movements, drone cinematography, and mapping missions. This unique event will be help in a Netflix movie set, inaccessible to the public!

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NAB Show - Aerial Robotics & Drone Pavilion

When: *Cancelled*

Where: Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada. Aerial Robotics & Drone Pavilion

What: NAB Show is represented by professionals in advertising, app development, AI, audio, AR, broadcast, cable, cloud solutions, digital video, eLearning, esports, film, game development, IOT, IT, live events, mobile, online video, podcasting, social media, sports, streaming, TV, VR.

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When: *Tentatively Postponed to August 10-12,2020*

Where: Boston, MA

What: Explore all of the latest drone tech innovations, meet with industry leaders, and explore new drone opportunities at the world’s largest drone-industry event!

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ABA Drone Law Conference

When: June 3-4, 2020

Where: Washington, D.C.

What: Join numerous panels focused on recent federal and local drone regulation, and public perceptions regarding drone use.

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When: *Postponed until further notice*

Where: The Woodlands Waterway Marriott, The Woodlands, Texas.

What: The 4th edition of this summit with the most innovative unmanned systems for the energy industry.

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Annual FAA UAS Symposium

When: June 16-18, 2020

Where: Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, MD.

What: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) will hold the fifth annual UAS Symposium in Baltimore. This is one of the most innovative summits for drone systems and there will be numerous government agencies and drone companies in attendance.

FAA-EASA International Aviation Safety Conference

When: June 23-25, 2020

Where: Washington,D.C.

What: The FAA and European Aviation Safety Agency will share efforts to create a strong global leadership foraviation safety.

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InterDrone 2020

When: August 18-20, 2020

Where: Hyatt Regency, Dallas, Texas

What: A 3-day international commercial drone conference & exposition with top drone professionals and UAS industry leaders.

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UAS Summit & Expo

When: September 1-2, 2020

Where: Alerus Center, Grand Forks, ND

What: UAS Magazine, which highlights cutting edge UAS technology in various commercial markets, will hold their 14th annual premier unmanned aircraft systems event. Over 500 industry leaders and innovators will be in attendance.

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Commercial UAV Expo

When: September 15-17, 2020

Where: LasVegas, NV

What: Meet with UAV experts and learn about the current challenges, opportunities, developing technologiesand integrations.  

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AirWorks 2020

When: August 25 - 27, 2020

Where: Westin Bonaventure, Los Angeles, CA

What: This is the 5th edition of AirWorks conference. The event hosted by DJI is used as a platform to showcase the latest innovation from the commercial drone market leading manufacturer.

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