2019 Unmanned Systems Symposium Agenda

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Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Pre Event Social is Cancelled due to exhibitor set up time.
6:00-8:30 pm
Exhibitor setup (Registration Open during reception)

Thursday, October 24, 2019
6:45-8:00 am Booth set up for exhibitors
7:00 am  Registration opens.  Coffee Bar Sponsored by:  Outlaw UFO, Center for Innovative Technology, and CAE USA Mission Solutions
8:00-8:05 am  Opening remarks by:  Mike Archuleta, HR AUVSI Chapter President
8:05-8:15 am Welcome remarks by: Mayor Donnie Tuck, Hampton, Virginia
8:15-8:45 am Key Note:  The Promise and Benefits of AI + Unmanned Systems
Speaker:  Brian Wynne, President and CEO, AUVSI
8:45-9:30 am  Topic:  ACC/A3 Perspective on Remotely Piloted Aircraft

Speaker:  Major General Kevin Huyck (USAF), Director of Operations, Headquarters Air Combat Command

9:30-10:15 am Networking Coffee Break Sponsored by:  Outlaw UFO, Center for Innovative Technology, and CAE USA Mission Solutions
10:15-11:00 am  Topic: Air Force RPA in Multi-Domain Operations
Speaker:  Col (Sel) Timothy “Tilt” Monroe, USAF, Chief, Persistent Attack and Reconnaissance Division, Headquarters Air Combat Command
11:00-11:45 am Topic:  US Navy USV Autonomy and Integration Center
Speaker:  Dr. Tim Coats, Branch Head, Unmanned Surface Vehicle & Controls Engineering, Navy Surface Warfare Center
11:45-12:45pm Lunch (lunch “Box” included with paid registration)
12:45-1:45 pm
Panel Topic: UMS Pipeline…High School thru College
Moderator: Dr. Scott Bellows, Technical Programs Coordinator, Virginia Space Grant Consortium
Panel: 
    Sherry Hildebrandt, Academy Coach, Academies of Hampton, Hampton City Schools
    Julie Young, Program Head of Mechanical Engineering Technology, Thomas Nelson Community College
    Bill Fredericks, Founder and CEO, Advanced Aircraft Company
    Marco Sterk, President, Express Drone Parts
    Pete Berquist, Assistant Professor, Thomas Nelson Community College
1:45-2:20pm 
Topic:  NASA’s Role in UMS Autonomy
 Speaker:  Dr. Kyle Ellis, Associate Project Manager, System-Wide Safety Project, NASA Langley Research Center
2:20-3:05 pm
Break Sponsored by:  Virginia Aviation Business Association and USI, Inc
3:05-4:00 pm 
Panel Topic: “When will my packages land at my door? Safety Barriers to Emerging Operations
Moderator:  Dr. Kyle Ellis, NASA Langley Research Center
Panel:  
    Maturing Technology: Dr. Evan Dill, Research Engineer, NASA Langley Research Center
    Foundational Technology: Dr. Craig Woolsey, Professor, Virginia Tech
    Integration:  Dr. Paul Krois, Researcher at NASA
    Application Domain:  Mr. Tom Walker, Founder and CEO, DroneUp
    Policy:  Ms Cathy McGhee, P.E., Director of Research and Innovation, Virginia Transportation Research Council, Commonwealth of Virginia
4:00 pm 
Closing Comments
6:00 pm
GALA (Black Tie optional)
Keynote Speaker:  Dr. James Hansen

Author of:  “First Man:  The Life of Neil A. Armstrong”

 
Friday, October 25, 2019
7:00 am Registration opens.  Coffee Bar Sponsored by:  Outlaw UFO, LLC and Bihrle Applied Research
8:00-8:05 am Welcome remarks by:  Mike Archuleta, HR AUVSI Chapter President
8:05-8:50 am Topic:  Army UAS S&T Initiatives
Speaker: Mr. Carvil Chalk, SES, Director for Aviation Development, U.S. Army Combat Capability Development Aviation & Missile Center
8:50-9:35 am
Topic: UAS in the Multi-Domain Operations (MDO)
Speaker:  COL Scott Anderson, USA, Program Manager Unmanned Aircraft Systems 
9:35-10:20 am
Networking Coffee Break Sponsored by:  Outlaw UFO, LLC and Bihrle Applied Research
10:20-11:10 am
Panel Topic: Autonomous UAV and UGV Requirements in Ground Operations
Moderator: MAJ James Braudis, US Army, Robotics Branch Chief, Futures & Concepts Center, Futures Command
Panel: 
   MAJ Jim Braudis, USA
   Maj Chase Thompson, USMC, Unmanned Aircraft Capabilities Integration Officer, HQ Marine Corps
11:10-11:55 pm 
Topic:  American Justice: The Intersection of Legal Liability and Autonomous Systems
Speaker:  Jim Chapman, Attorney-Crenshaw, Ware & Martin
11:55am-1:00pm
Lunch (lunch “Box” included with paid registration)
1:00-2:15 pm 
Panel Topic: How UAS can enhance safety, security, & operations for critical infrastructure, ports, airports & emergencies
Moderator: Chief Charles Werner, Director of DroneResponders Public Safety Alliance
Panel:
   Capt Andrew Waters, Health and Safety Coordinator, York County Dept of Fire and Life Safety
   Dr. Amber L. Wilson, Ph.D., IACE, ACE, Manager, Aviation TechnologyVirginia Department of Aviation
   Mr. Dave Barton, Associate, Director of Aerial Services, Draper Aden Associates
   Chief Charles Werner, Director of DroneResponders Public Safety Alliance
2:15-3:00 pm 
Topic: Intelligent Automation of Infrastructure Inspections Using Drones and AI-Based Defect Detection Software
 Speaker:  Brian Wachter, VP of Corporate Development, Bihrle Applied Research
3:00-3:30 pm Topic:  Wallops Island:  Four Domains of Unmanned on the Eastern Shore of Virginia--air, land, sea, and space
Speakers:  
Mr. Sean Mulligan, Virginia Space COO & Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport Director
Mr. Peter Bale, Program Manager, UAS Runway at Wallops Island and CEO, Sentinel Robotics Solutions                 
3:30 pm
Closing Comments
3:00-5:00 pm
Booth Break down