100 top industry speakers
+ 8 countries
+ 30 hours of education
+ 35 more days to register
UTM Convention 2016

Our agenda is really taking flight! Join industry leaders from organizations like Facebook, Amazon Prime Air, UPS, IBM, AirMap, and many more for exclusive briefings and conversations surrounding the future of 
UAS traffic management (UTM).  
UTM Convention 2016 offers 10 fascinating breakout sessions featuring leaders with a diverse range of expertise. We'll ask the tough questions, but perhaps the toughest question will be,
which breakout session will you choose? 

Thursday, Nov. 10: 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

Drone Advisory Committee (DAC) - Progress, Priorities, and Next Steps

Margaret Jenny, RTCA
The establishment of the Drone Advisory Committee (DAC) was announced by FAA Administrator Michael Huerta in May 2016. This committee was formed to provide an open venue for the FAA and key decision-makers supporting the safe introduction of UAS into the NAS. Members work in partnership with the FAA to identify and propose actions to the FAA on how best to facilitate the resolution of issues affecting the efficiency and safety of integrating UAS into the NAS. The DAC will strive to be flexible and responsive, responding to tasks in as short an amount of time as possible. Learn more about the emerging priorities of this forward-thinking group.

Confirmed panelists include:
Sean Cassidy, Amazon Prime Air

Martin Gomez, Facebook
Houston Mills, UPS

International Approaches for UTM and Vehicle Assurance

Jonathan Evans, Global UTM Association

Safe, efficient integration of UAS into the airspace isn't just an American priority. All over the world, air navigation service providers (ANSPs) are working to devise solutions to the complex challenges of new entrants like low-altitude drones. This breakout will examine how ANSPs are working to address their unique and common challenges, lessons learned, and how the global airspace will evolve in the next  1-3 years.  

Confirmed panelists include:
  • Phil Banks, NATS UK
  • Rob Eagles, IATA
  • Taro Kuusiholma, Sharper Shape LTD
  • Jaroslaw Sulkowski, Instytyt Techniczny Wojsk Lotniczych
  • Tomofumi Fukamiya, Ministry of Economy, Trade & Industry, Japan
  • Brian Guimond, NAV CANADA
Like the drone industry itself, our agenda is evolving to meet your unique needs. See the latest here!
Are you a start-up looking for your big break? 
Look no further!

As the world's largest accelerator of unmanned systems, GENIUS NY will award up to $2.75 million in grand prizes during its 12-month in-residence business competition and accelerator program hosted at The Tech Garden in downtown Syracuse. The program will focus on competitors in the unmanned systems, data-to-decision applications, and Internet of Things (IoT) industries and will run from January 2017 through December 2017. Technology based startups will compete to shape the future of an emerging industry in Central New York through GENIUS NY. The program will award six grand prizes of up to $1 million, $600,000, $400,000 and three prizes of $250,000 along with opportunities for follow-on funding. The program also features company stipends, housing, resources, programming, and powerful mentorship networks to each competitor. 


Already, GENIUS NY has put the region on the map in the unmanned systems community with the following stats:
- 200+ applicants
- 25 international applicants
- 13% from foreign countries
Make Syracuse your home away from home!

Have you booked your room yet? We offer room blocks at two convenient area hotels. Hurry! Room blocks close Oct. 23!

Marriott Syracuse Downtown
100 E Onondaga Street
Syracuse, NY 13202

Room Rate: $129 per night

Crowne Plaza
701 East Genesee Street
Syracuse, New York 13210

Room Rate: $100 per 



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