Friday, October 20, 2017


11:30A - 1:00P in Theatre Lobby

Opening Keynote

On the Horizon, What to Expect From the Future of Drones with AIRMAP’s Steve Willer

1:00P - 2:00P in Main Theatre

Breakout Session 1

2:15P - 3:15P

Drones 101: Certification

Commercial vs. Hobby Usage

Eric Ebenstein  DJI

Mickey Osterreicher  NPPA

Greg Agvent CNN AIR

Olympia II

Heritage, Tourism, Marketing

Cari Goetcheus  UGA College of Environment + Design, Graduate Historic Preservation Program

Tommy Jordan  UGA Center for Geospatial Research

Fabio Musio 100 Digital Creativity, Inc

Moderator | Dean Charles N. Davis  UGA Grady College

Parthenon I

Software and Sensors

Josh Ziering  Kitty Hawk

Josh Pruitt  Abroadened Horizon

Moderator | Gary O’Neill  Georgia Department of Economic Development

Parthenon II

Breakout Session 2

3:30P - 4:30P

Choosing Your Drone
DOA: Drone Ownership and Acquisition

Jeff Hemming  Carolina Drone Academy

John Rubenstahl  CNN AIR

Olympia II

Agriculture + Forestry

Daniel Knaul  Skyraider Aeronautics

Daniel Scheiner  Skyraider Aeronautics

Simerjeet Virk  UGA Crop and Soil Sciences

Young Kim  Digital Harvest

Moderator | Glen Rains  UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

Parthenon I


The Legal Landscape: The 400 Foot View

David Vigilante  CNN

Parthenon II


4:30P - 5:30P in Theatre Lobby

Feature Session

Not to Pressure You... But the Future of Drones is in Your Hands with Poynter Institute’s Al Tompkins

5:45P - 6:45P in Main Theatre

Show and Share

Hosted by CNN AIR’s Greg Agvent featuring Shep Ogden, Daniel Scheiner, Kelsey Norris, Travis Fox, Miller Morrow

7:00P - 8:00P in Main Theatre

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Late Registration and Coffee Hour

8:30A - 9:30A in Theatre Lobby

Morning Keynote

Privacy and Ethics with NPPA’s Mickey Osterreicher and the UGA School of Law’s Sonja West

9:30A - 10:30A in Main Theatre

Networking and Coffee

10:30A - 11:00A in Vendor Hall

Breakout Session 3

11:00A - 12:00P

Starting a Drone - Based Business: Drones for Inspections, Real Estate, etc.

Thomas Wilson  WCNC-TV & DroneCLT

Jeff Hemming  Carolina Drone Imaging and Carolina Drone Academy

Bob Johnson  Independent Consultant

Moderator | Bronwyn Morgan Wings Drones

Olympia II

Environmental Monitoring: Air, Water, Land

Kimberly M. Andrews  UGA Odum School of Ecology

Jeffrey Beauvais  UGA Integrative Conservation

Dr. Marguerite Madden  UGA Center for Geospatial Research

R. Daniel Harris  UGA Odum School of Ecology

Courtney Balling  UGA Department of Crop and Soil Sciences

Moderator | Matthew Burgess  University of Florida

Parthenon I


Jacquene Curlee  Kids Drone Zone

Tripp Lowe  UGA Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources

Parthenon II

Hogan Lovells Luncheon with Lisa Ellman, Emily Avant and Matt Clarke

12:00P - 1:30P in Grand Hall 3 and 4

Breakout Session 4

1:30P - 2:30P

Film + Entertainment

Louie Northern  Ascend Aerials

Russ Jamieson  Broadcast Solutions

Brian Wray  Independent Consultant

Moderator | John Weatherford  UGA New Media Institute

Olympia II


Jim Robinson  The Weather Channel

Tony Thomas  WSB-TV

Doug Evans FOX 5 Atlanta

Moderator | Marshall Shepherd  Director of Atmospheric Sciences Program, UGA

Parthenon I

Safety and Security

Elizabeth Wharton  Attorney for the City of Atlanta and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

Matt Sloane  SkyFire Consulting 

Parthenon II

Meet and Mingle

2:30P - 3:00P in Vendor Hall

Double Feature

Sharing Data: Planning and Publishing Drone Content with Google Tools Featuring Sam Stewart

3:15P - 4:15P in Main Theatre

The Logistics of Caring: Innovation, Impact and Capacity Building with the UPS  Foundation’s Joe Ruiz

4:15P - 4:45P in Main Theatre

Closing Keynote

Drones in Natural Disasters with SkyFire Consulting’s Matt Sloane and Atlanta Drone Group’s Walt Wylupek

5:00P - 6:00P in Main Theatre

This schedule is tentative and subject to change.