About the Event


We're bringing together leaders in industry from across the country for the groundbreaking creation of the first statewide network for flying UAS beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS).

The statewide network will revolutionize what is possible in UAS and in other industries, in the state and beyond. We're looking for partners in diverse areas of expertise to help us get started.

Join us October 15, 2019 at the Delta Marriott in Fargo, ND for a day filled with insights on this initiative and networking opportunities with others who want to be a part of this exciting endeavor.

Agenda at a Glance


-8:00 AM

Networking Breakfast

-9:00 AM

Welcome

-9:15 AM

North Dakota UAS Industry Vision

-9:45 AM

Milestones for a North Dakota UAS BVLOS Network

-10:30 AM

Morning Break

-11:00 AM

Panel: Network Customers

-12:00 PM

Lunch

-1:00 PM

Panel: State Assets/Investments

-2:00 PM

Panel: UAS Traffic Management and Performance Based Standards

-3:00 PM

Afternoon Break

-3:30 PM

North Dakota UAS BVLOS Network Procurement

-5:00 PM

Wrap-Up

-5:30 PM

Reception

Speakers


Biruk Abraham

Biruk Abraham

Advanced Concepts Branch Manager, FAA NextGen Technology Development and Prototyping Division

Jim Murphy

Jim Murphy

Technical Lead, NASA's Urban Air Mobility Grand Challenge

Ted Lester

Ted Lester

RTCA SC-228 DAA Co-Chair

Kyle Wanner

Kyle Wanner

Executive Director, North Dakota Aeronautics Commission

Dennis Lindahl

Dennis Lindahl

Tioga Economic Development Director, Dakota Strategic Communications

Eileen Lockhart

Eileen Lockhart

UAS Program Manager, Xcel Energy

Christopher Maike

Christopher Maike

Geologist, ND Department of Mineral Resources Geological Survey

Jim Williams

Jim Williams

RTCA SC-228 C2 Co-Chair

Tom Swoyer

Tom Swoyer

President, Grand Sky Development Company

Ryan Kramer

Ryan Kramer

Enterprise Network Architect, State of North Dakota

Russ Buccholz

Russ Buccholz

Strategy and Innovation Director of Transportation Systems, North Dakota Department of Transportation

James Leiman

James Leiman

Director of Economic Development and Finance, North Dakota Department of Commerce

Nicholas Flom

Nicholas Flom

Executive Director, Northern Plains UAS Test Site

Media


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Event Location


Delta Hotels by Marriott

1635 42nd St SW
Fargo, ND 58103

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