FAA UAS Symposium is a series of full, interactive events taking place within a virtual platform, allowing attendees to engage with keynote addresses, panel discussions, and workshops by FAA officials and UAS industry stakeholders from the comfort and safety of their homes. In addition, the program includes networking breaks throughout the agenda that will allow attendees to hold one-on-one online meetings with FAA executives and industry leaders to discuss policy and technology issues that are needed to enable expanded UAS operations.
Due to the ongoing challenges with the current novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the FAA and AUVSI made the decision to host the 6th Annual FAA UAS Symposium virtually.
With the recent publication of the Remote ID and Operations Over People rules, there is more important content than ever to cover.
Two distinct programs for Episodes III and IV allow us to better focus and address the most relevant topics and create affordable registration options for potential attendees with more limited interests. Each Episode will feature unique content. Learn more about the agenda for each Episode.
The 2021 FAA UAS Symposium is a continuation of Episodes I and II of the 2020 program event.
The FAA UAS Symposium – Remotely Piloted Edition will take place in two “Episodes.” Episode III will take place June 9 – 10 and Episode IV will take place September 14 – 15. All times listed on the agenda are in the Eastern Time Zone. Depending on your interest areas and schedule, you can register for both Episodes, for just one Episode, or even just a single day.
All times listed on the agenda are in the Eastern Time Zone.
While a webinar-style presentation may be part of a virtual event, a virtual event provides attendees with a variety of content options and opportunities for direct interaction with other participants.
A webinar is a topic-specific seminar or other presentation, usually between 30-90 minutes, that takes place on the Internet, allowing participants in different locations to see and hear the presenter(s), ask questions, and sometimes answer polls.
A virtual event features an agenda of topic-specific sessions that take place either sequentially or concurrently over the course of a day or days, as well as staffed resource centers, virtual product exhibits, and one-to-one chatrooms for scheduled and organic networking with other attendees. Participants in different locations can see and be seen, hear and be heard, and engage directly with other attendees, speakers, and exhibitors based on their interests. All sessions are professionally produced to optimize content for attendees and individual sessions throughout the agenda may be held in the style of a webinar, an interactive videoconference, or small group discussions.
The FAA UAS Symposium – Remotely Piloted Edition brings enterprise UAS operators and commercial and recreational remote pilots face-to-face, in a virtual environment, with the regulators who are enabling drone integration into the National Airspace System. The symposium is an unrivaled opportunity to learn, train and troubleshoot with the entire UAS community to ensure your operations remain safe and grow along with regulations.
The FAA UAS Symposium – Remoted Piloted Edition has flexible pricing to allow you to register for what you will be able to attend. We understand that everyone has different schedules and have worked to develop options that will allow everyone to participate in the manner that works best for them.
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Registration fees are necessary to produce a high-quality event and reflect the resources required to support the creation and management of this virtual experience. The symposium features four days of programming via an interactive virtual platform to educate and inform stakeholders throughout the UAS industry about the rules, regulations, and best practices for operating safely and securely in the airspace.
Everyone attending the Symposium must pay the registration fee. Discounted rates have been established for the following categories: Government, Military, Public Safety and Students. Contractors do not qualify as government employees and must pay the Industry rate.
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There is no deadline to register. We recommend that you register in advance of the event in order to familiarize yourself with the different opportunities that are available throughout the FAA UAS Symposium – Remotely Piloted Edition. Please note: if you register on day of the event, there will be lag time between finalizing your registration and receiving your access link and/or code.
Access links and/or codes are meant solely for the registered individual; they may not be sold, traded, transferred, or shared with anyone else.
Once you register for the FAA UAS Symposium – Remotely Piloted Edition, you will receive a confirmation via email. Approximately, one week before the start of the Episode, you will receive details on how to prepare for the symposium. You will be able to access the event platform via your internet browser.
You will be able to watch presentations (both live and on-demand), ask questions of speakers, engage in networking opportunities with speakers and other attendees, and interact with the UAS Support Center (previously the Resource Center) to review relevant information as well as schedule 1-on-1 meetings with FAA representatives. In short, you will have the full symposium experience from the comfort and safety of your home or office.
In order to access the virtual event platform, the minimum recommended bandwidth is 1.5mbps. A camera and microphone connected to your computer are recommended in order to have one-to-one virtual meetings. Speakers or headphones are required to hear the content being presented. To optimize the platform’s functionality, it is recommended that either Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox browsers be used.
The virtual platform utilizes Vimeo as the video player. For government personnel using a government computer, please note this may not work on all VPNs. In this case, please disconnect VPN and try again.