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Tentative Conference Agenda

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Monday, October 14, 2013

3:00 pm:         Exhibitor and Poster Set Up (Convention Center Foyer)

5 - 8:00 pm:    Opening Reception (Exhibitor Foyer -- Convention Center)

                       Registration check-in, poster presentations, exhibitor displays


Tuesday, October 15, 2013

7:30 am           Registration Check In and Continental Breakfast (Exhibitor Foyer)

8:00 am           Welcome and Opening Keynotes (Big Basin Ballroom)

                             Scene Setter: Major General Lee TafanelliKansas Adjutant General

                             Key Note:  Unmanned Systems and Agriculture: An Industry on the Rise

                                       Michael Toscano,President/CEO, AUVSI (Association for Unmanned Vehicle

                             Systems International

9:30 am           sUAS Applications in the Agricultural Sector (Big Basin Ballroom)

                                       Landon Morris, AgJunction, Vice President of Marketing,

                                       Kurt Barnhart, Kevin Price, Mark Blanks, Deon Van Der Merwe (KSU)

10:00 am         Guidelines for Military Unmanned Air Vehicles (Big Basin Ballroom)

                                       Charles SaffBoeing Executive, Retired

10:30 am         UASs in Disaster Response and Recovery, Redefining the Model (Big Basin Ballroom)

                                       Wayne Tolosa, Future Concepts

11:00 am         An Industry Perspective (Big Basin Ballroom)

                                       Grant GoldsmithPresident, Avalon Risk Management/Overwatch

11:45 am         Buffet Luncheon and Networking (Big Basin Ballroom)

1:00 pm           View Concurrent Break-Out Sessions descriptions and locations

2:30 pm           Panel Discussions (Big Basin Ballroom)

                              AirspaceTroy Mattingly (Ft Riley), Randy Willis (FAA), Jesse Romo (KDoT),

                                            Kurt Barnhart (KSU)

                       PolicyJesse Romo (KDoT), Randy Willis (FAA), Chris Parker (KCFAA), Tom Aldag (NIAR)

                       ApplicationMark Ewing (KU), Kevin Price, Deon Van Der Merwe, Mark Blank (KSU)

                       IndustryLandon Morris (AgJunction), Randy O'Boyle (ICE Corp), Bret Chilcott (AgEagle), 

                                            Charles Saff (Boeing, Retired)

5:30 pm           Buffet Dinner (Big Basin Ballroom)

                               Keynote by Randy Willis, FAA


Wednesday, October 16, 2013

8:00 am           Continental Breakfast Buffet (Exhibitor Foyer)

8:30 am           Opening Session (Big Basin Ballroom)

                               Keynote by Amy Hopkins, Northrup Grumman

9:00 am           Round-Table Discussions

                            - Policy

                            - Airspace

                            - Industry

                            - Applications

10:00 am         Outcomes, Results, and Next Steps (Big Basin Ballroom)

12:00 pm         Adjourn