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Sep 2018
Sep 2018


Rio All-Suite Hotel 3700 W. Flamingo Road Las Vegas , Nevada 89103
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InterDrone 2018






Event Overview

Join Expert Drone Users at the Largest Commercial Drone Expo & Conference

InterDrone, The International Drone Conference and Exposition, is where the commercial UAV industry comes together. Connect with other drone pilots, service providers, UAS engineers and developers, UAV manufacturers, videographers and enterprise UAV end-users at the largest, commercially-dedicated show.

InterDrone boasts the most comprehensive conference program along with drone courses and special events, including the InterDrone Film Festival, the Women in Drones Luncheon – which InterDrone spearheaded into an industry-acclaimed event, as well as After Hours and meetups, designed for networking and keeping you up to date on the latest in drone news and the industry.

Over 160+ drone manufacturers, sellers and solution providers set to fill the expo floor at the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas. Explore every booth to connect directly with others in the commercial drone industry from pilots and engineers to service providers and manufacturers. Register to attend and be the first to see cutting-edge technology at the largest exclusively-commercial drone expo.

Attend Drone Workshops, Panels, and Sessions on Commercial Drone Technologies

InterDrone’s conference features the most robust commercial drone training program with more than 110 panels, sessions, drone workshops, courses, and keynotes.

Choose from special industry-specific tracks, including:

  • Construction, Mining and Aggregates
  • Precision Agriculture
  • Surveying and Mapping
  • Energy  and Infrastructure Inspection
  • Cinema and Photo
  • Public Safety
  • Business
  • Development and Hardware

Learn more about our conference program and training offerings. Be sure to register now for a 3-Day PLUS Preconference Pass or a 3-Day Pass for access to the most comprehensive training program in the commercial drone industry.

Explore the drone expo for the latest in drone news, commercial drone technology and products, and interact with others in the industry at our conference sessions and special events.

Exhibitor Information:

Connect with 3,500+ Commercial Drone Professionals

Place your revolutionary product in front of thousands of drone buyers, flyers, and business owners at the largest commercial drone event of the year. Over 75% of attendees state that InterDrone influences their purchasing decisions over other options. They are ready to purchase the latest hardware and airframes, groundbreaking software solutions, and innovative services to propel their businesses into the future.

Tap into this emerging class of UAV pros and dronepreneurs:

  • 55%+ make Purchases as a Result of Attending InterDrone
  • 90% of attendees were new in 2017
  • 75% of attendees plan to return for 2018
  • 63% of attendees categorize themselves as Intermediate or Expert users

Plus, InterDrone has established relationships with more than 250 verticalized media partners including important industry publications like Drone360, Dronelife, Drones at Work, sUAS News, Unmanned Aerial Online, and many many more.

Establish your Brand as a Leader in the UAV Enterprise Market

As part of the convention, InterDrone’s Enterprise Tracks focus on the rapidly-expanding commercial use of drones in Construction, Mining and Aggregates, Precision Agriculture, Surveying and Mapping, Energy Inspection, Infrastructure Inspection, and Public Safety. Each track vertical represents an opportunity to promote your brand as a thought-leader in the space, with keynotes and panel spots. It’s a great way to align your brand with a commitment to a specific vertical.

You can also explore our Solutions Showcase option, which gives you a 20-minute speaking slot to talk about your company’s commercial drone solutions. Immediately after, the Exhibit Hall will open for the first time, so attendees can quickly connect with you at your booth to learn more.

Access to Nearly 40,000 Newsletter Subscribers Interested in Product News and Announcements

Promotion doesn’t end with your booth and onsite sponsorship purchases. Leading up to the show there are opportunities to reach the InterDrone audience through banner advertisements, sponsored article content, and podcast interviews. It’s the perfect way to amp up buyers before the show and distribute your releases and announcements to a focused audience of qualified commercial buyers.

Unrivaled Networking for Unmanned Systems Experts

Over the course of three days, you will have an unparalleled opportunity to get in front of qualified buyers and professionals in the drone industry to promote your product or service and grow your business. Let us work with you to create a customized package to fit your needs.

Exhibitor Prospectus and Kit

Post Event Report


Sep 6   

7:30 am – 7:00 pm ... Registration & Badge Pickup

8:45 am – 9:30 am ... Classes & Panels

9:45 am – 10:45 am ... Grand Opening Keynotes

11:00 am – 11:45 am ... Classes & Panels

12:00 pm – 12:45 pm ... Classes & Panels

12:45 pm – 5:30 pm ... Exhibit Hall Open

12:45 pm – 1:45 pm ... Lunch Break

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm ... Keynotes

3:15 pm – 4:00 pm ... Classes & Panels

4:15 pm – 5:00 pm ... Classes & Panels

5:45 pm – 7:00 pm ... InterDrone Film Festival

7:15 pm – 8:30 pm ... InterDrone After Hours Sessions

Sep 7   

8:00 am – 7:00 pm ... Registration & Badge Pickup

8:45 am – 9:30 am ... Classes & Panels

9:45 am – 10:45 am ... Keynotes

10:45 am – 7:30 pm ... Exhibit Hall Open

11:15 am – 12:00 pm ... Classes & Panels

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm ... Lunch Break

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm ... Women in Drones Luncheon

1:30 pm – 2:15 pm ... Classes & Panels

2:15 pm – 3:00 pm ... Coffee Break in Exhibit Hall

3:00 pm – 3:45 pm ... Classes & Panels

4:00 pm – 4:45 pm ... Classes & Panels

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm ... Keynotes

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm ... Networking Reception in Exhibit Hall

Sep 8   

8:00 am – 4:00 pm ... Registration & Badge Pickup

8:45 am – 9:30 am ... Classes & Panels

9:45 am – 10:45 am ... Keynotes

10:45 am – 4:30 pm ... Exhibit Hall Open

10:45 am – 11:15 am ... Coffee Break in Exhibit Hall

11:15 am – 12:00 pm ... Classes & Panels

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm ... Lunch Break

1:45 pm – 2:30 pm ...Classes & Panels

2:45 pm – 3:30 pm ... Classes & Panels

4:30 pm ... Conference Closes

Keynote Speakers

Michael P. Huerta



Michael P. Huerta is the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration. He was sworn-in to office on January 7, 2013 for a five-year term. Michael is responsible for the safety and efficiency of the largest aerospace system in the world. He oversees a $15.9 billion dollar budget, over 47,000 employees, and is focused on ensuring the agency and its employees are the best prepared and trained professionals to meet the growing demands and requirements of the industry. Michael also oversees the FAA's multi-billion dollar NextGen air traffic control modernization program as the United States shifts from ground-based radar to state-of-the-art satellite technology.

Michael was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the FAA's Deputy Administrator on June 23, 2010. On January 1, 2013, the United States Senate unanimously confirmed President Obama's nomination of Micheal for a five-year term as FAA Administrator. Michael is an experienced transportation official who has held key positions across the country. His reputation for managing complex transportation challenges led him to the international stage when he was tapped as a Managing Director of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games. The Olympics drew 2,400 athletes from 78 countries to Salt Lake City. Michael was critical in the planning and construction of a variety of Olympic transportation facilities, as well as the development of a highly successful travel demand management system that insured the transportation system operated safely and efficiently. Before joining the FAA, Michael held senior positions at Affiliated Computer Services from 2002-2009 rising to the position of President of the Transportation Solutions Group; ACS is now a Xerox company specializing in business processes and information technology.

Michael was commissioner of New York City's Department of Ports, International Trade and Commerce from 1986-89. He then served as the Executive Director of the Port of San Francisco from 1989-1993. From 1993-98, he held senior positions in the U.S. Transportation Department in Washington, D.C., serving under Secretary Federico Pena and Secretary Rodney E. Slater. He holds a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of California-Riverside and a master's in public affairs, with a concentration in international relations from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.

Daniel K. Elwell

Acting Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration

Daniel K. Elwell is the Acting Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). In this capacity, he is responsible for the safety and efficiency of the largest aerospace system in the world — a system that operates more than 50,000 flights per day. He oversees a $16.4 billion-dollar budget, more than 47,000 employees, and is focused on ensuring the agency and its employees are the best prepared and trained professionals to meet the growing demands and requirements of the industry. Mr. Elwell also oversees the FAA‘s multibillion-dollar NextGen air traffic control modernization program as the U.S. shifts from ground-based radar to state-of-the-art satellite technology.

Prior to serving as Acting Administrator, Mr. Elwell was the Deputy Administrator of the FAA. President Trump announced the appointment of Mr. Elwell as the Deputy Administrator in June 2017 and he was sworn in to office on June 26, 2017.

Elwell previously served at the FAA as the Assistant Administrator for Policy, Planning, and Environment from 2006-2008. Most recently, he was Senior Advisor on Aviation to U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao. Earlier in his career, he served as a legislative fellow for the late Senator Ted Stevens (R-Alaska).

From 2013-2015, as Senior Vice President for Safety, Security, and Operations at Airlines for America (A4A), Elwell was responsible for leading the advancement of commercial aviation safety and security excellence for major U.S. air carriers.

Prior to A4A, Elwell was Vice President of the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) from 2008-2013. In this role, Elwell represented civil aerospace manufacturers and led policy development and advocacy for the civil aerospace manufacturing interests of more than 300 AIA member companies.

Elwell was a commercial pilot for 16 years with American Airlines, flying DC-10, MD-80, and B-757/767 aircraft. While maintaining his proficiency as an MD-80 Captain, he served as Managing Director for International and Government Affairs at American Airlines.

Dan earned his pilot wings at Williams Air Force Base in Arizona after graduating from the U.S. Air Force Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree in International Affairs. Lieutenant Colonel Elwell retired from military service as a Command Pilot with more than 6,000 hours combined civilian and military flight time in the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Air Force Reserve, including combat service during Operation Desert Storm.

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