The drone industry will keep it's virtual run in 2021. Stay up to date and experience the newest trends first hand by attending some of the best virtual drone conferences and events in the US. Updated: March 30, 2021
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COVID-19 changed our lives for time being. This made the drone industry to adapt and go fully virtual. The main benefit is that it is now easier than ever to participate in a drone event, network and get fresh content and insights.
International LiDAR Mapping Forum (ILMF) 2021
What: The International LiDAR mapping forum will showcase the latest technical lidar advancements and remote sensing and data collection tools.
Drone U Mapping Bootcamp
When: January 12 - March 12, 2021
What: Eight-week-long Mapping Bootcamp with a deep-dive into the mapping industry including: software, processing, project management and pricing.
ASPRS annual conference
When: March 29 – April 2, 2021
What: Organized by The American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing: The Imaging and Geospatial Information Society. A multi-day series of technical sessions, including oral presentations, Ignite-Style talks, and invited panel discussions.
Counter UAS Summit
When: March 31 - April 2, 2021
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.
When: August 10-12
Where: The Hyatt Regency in Dallas, Texas
What: One of the leading international drone conferences and expositions in the industry. A great way to meet and hear industry leaders, brands and peers.
AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2021 (updated dates and venue)
When: May 4-6 | Virtual + August 16-19 | In-person
Where: Online + Atlanta, GA
What: Powered by the global reach of AUVSI, XPONENTIAL is the only gathering for unmanned systems leaders and end users in every industry to share use cases, experience new technologies, strike up new partnerships, and solve real problems.
Commercial UAV Expo Americas
When: September 7-9, 2021
Where: Las Vegas, NV
What: Meet with UAV experts and learn about the current challenges, opportunities, developing technologiesand integrations.
NAB Show - Aerial Robotics & Drone Pavilion
When: October 9–13, 2021
Where: Grand Forks, North Dakota
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.
UAS Summit & Expo 2021
When: October 13-14, 2021
Where: Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada. Aerial Robotics & Drone Pavilion
What: The 15th annual UAS Summit & Expo, the upper Midwest’s premier unmanned aircraft systems event, produced by UAS Magazine.