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Win free tickets to the 2018 IDE drone conference in Los Angeles!

Just on the heels of news about Interdrone, there’s another great conference coming up in the west.

The annual 2018 IDE drone conference (International Drone Expo) this year is being wrapped into the broader Mobile World Congress Americas. The 2018 IDE drone onference will run Sept. 12-14 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

I’m giving away 5 pairs of free tickets, compliments of the Drone Girl team!! Tickets are $300 each, which means you could win a $600 value. Scroll down to the bottom of this post for details on how to win! Continue reading Win free tickets to the 2018 IDE drone conference in Los Angeles!

Women in Drones lunch is back again for Interdrone 2018

The fourth annual Women in Drones Luncheon is back again for this year’s 2018 Interdrone conference in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Emerald Expositions, which operates the conference, announced this month that the luncheon will be held on Thursday, Sept. 6 at 12:15 p.m. at the conference, which will be held in Las Vegas’s Rio Hotel.

The lineup of speakers for the luncheon changes every year (I had the privilege of speaking at the luncheon during Interdrone’s first two years in 2015 and 2016). This year’s host will be Suzanne Lemieux, the UAS Lead and Manager at the American Petroleum Institute. Other speakers on the lineup include Lia Reich, VP Marketing-Communications at PrecisionHawk, Sharon Rossmark, CEO and Founder of Women and Drones, and Mariah Scott, President of Skyward, A Verizon Company. Continue reading Women in Drones lunch is back again for Interdrone 2018

A huge, crossover video game and drone race is coming — and $50,000 is up for grabs

A huge crossover FPV drone race is coming to California, and $50,000 is up for grabs.
The Xfinity CA Drone Speed Challenge Level 2, put on by California-based drone racing group Aerial Sports League, will take place July 18 and 19 at the Golden1 Center in Sacramento, Calif.
And it’s not just a drone race. The event is actually a crossover of FPV racing with what’s called Velocidrone, which is a fast paced multi-player and single player FPV drone racing simulator game .
To participate in the big race, pilots need to qualify in one of four races, which are underway right now.
Two qualifier races were held over the weekend, and two more will take place next weekend — on June 23 at 8 p.m. ET and June 24 at 3 p.m. ET.

Continue reading A huge, crossover video game and drone race is coming — and $50,000 is up for grabs

DJI AirWorks 2018 conference heads to Dallas this year

DJI, the world’s largest drone manufacturer, is hosting its own enterprise drone conference called AirWorks for the third year in a row.

The three-day DJI AirWorks 2018 event is set to include presentations, workshops and training sessions. The workshops will be broken down into five tracks: agriculture, construction, energy, infrastructure, and public safety.

Tickets start at $399 for the early bird “Standard Pass,” or $599 for the “VIP Pass” which offers an additional invitation to a VIP event on Oct. 30 and express access at check-in. Ticket prices rise by about $200 after August. Reserve your tickets here.

Related read: Tello drone review: Ryze’s $99 drone that uses DJI and Intel Tech Continue reading DJI AirWorks 2018 conference heads to Dallas this year

Interdrone 2018 just announced its keynote speaker — and it’s going to be big

Interdrone, one of the largest drone conferences in the U.S., just announced the keynote speaker for its 2018 conference in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Acting Administrator of the Federal Aviation Adminstration Daniel K. Elwell will give the keynote presentation at this year’s conference on Sept. 5, which will be held at the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas.

Daniel K. Elwell FAA Acting Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration
Courtesy FAA

Elwell, former Air Force lieutenant general and former commercial airline pilot for American Airlines, took over the role of heading the FAA in January 2018.  Elwell replaced outgoing FAA Administrator Michael Huerta, whose term had expired after being tapped by former President Obama in 2013 to lead the agency.

He was previously a senior vice president for safety, security and operations with Airlines for America (A4A), the leading trade group representing most of the nation’s major airlines.

This is the third consecutive year that a representative from the FAA will give the grand keynote. Continue reading Interdrone 2018 just announced its keynote speaker — and it’s going to be big

Watch the entire stream of Thursday’s Girls Who Drone event featuring Intel and the drone light show team

Missed the 2nd ever Girls Who Drone event? You can watch the entire livestream here (thanks to Hamilton Nguyen for shooting it!):

The event, held Thursday at the Samsung NEXT office in San Francisco, featured Cindy Ng, marketing director of the Intel Drone Group.

Intel’s drone light shows are a form of nighttime entertainment and have flown at events such as Coachella, the Super Bowl and Walt Disney World.  They have flew over the skies of Los Angeles for an event promoting Wonder Woman and over the Bellagio fountain in Las Vegas for CES 2018. Most recently, they set a new record for flying 1,218 drones simultaneously over the Opening Ceremony of the 2018 Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea. The drones recreated the shape of icons like a snowboarder and the Olympic rings. Continue reading Watch the entire stream of Thursday’s Girls Who Drone event featuring Intel and the drone light show team

Join me in San Francisco for my 2nd “Girls Who Drone” event featuring Intel’s light show team!

Ever wondered the science behind how Intel puts on those incredible drone light shows? You know, like the ones at Coachella, the Super Bowl, at Walt Disney World,  in honor of Wonder Woman, and most recently over the Fountains of Bellagio in Las Vegas?

My second ever “Girls Who Drone” event will show you exactly how!

Natalie Cheung, the General Manager for the Drone Light Show in the UAV Group at Intel Corporation, will guide you through what it takes to establish the drone light show business and grow the new segment. You might even find out some secrets as to what’s next for the future of drone nighttime entertainment!

The event will be held Thursday, February 15 from 6-8 p.m. PST at the Samsung NEXT offices at 201 Spear Street in San Francisco.

Tickets are FREE and include complimentary refreshments! Reserve your ticket here. Continue reading Join me in San Francisco for my 2nd “Girls Who Drone” event featuring Intel’s light show team!