Program

Alaska UAS Interest Group Schedule

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Please Note: Agenda is still being finalized and is subject to change

Icebreaker Reception - Monday 18:00 - 21:00

Join us Monday night as we kickoff the Alaska UAS Interest Group meeting with the Icebreaker Reception at the Lakefront Resort.

  • Day 1 – Policy & Regulatory

    • 8:00 - 9:00
       

      Breakfast

       

    • 9:00 - 9:15
       

      Opening Remarks by Dr. Paul Layer

      Dr. Layer is the Vice President of Academics, Students, and Research at The University of Alaska

    • 9:15 - 10:00
       

      Policy Keynote Presentation by Darryel Adams, FAA

      One of the program managers for the U.S. Department of Transportation’s UAS Integration Pilot Program

    • 10:00 - 10:05
       

      Break

       

    • 10:05 - 11:05
       

      Panel: Missions and work related to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Integration Pilot Program

       

    • 11:05 - 11:15
       

      Break

       

    • 11:15 - 11:35
       

      Laurent Huenaerts, Unifly

      Laurent Huenaerts is the Vice President of Business Development at Unifly

    • 11:35 - 11:55
       

      Kraettli Epperson, CEO of Vigilant Aerospace Systems

       

    • 11:55 - 13:15
       

      Lunch

      Stay alert for a special Integration Pilot Program announcement during lunch

    • 13:15 - 13:50
       

      Panel: What does the Integration Pilot Program mean for Alaska?

       

    • 13:50 - 14:40
       

      Federal Aviation Administration

       

    • 14:40 - 14:50
       

      Federal Aviation Administration

       

    • 14:50 - 15:10
       

      Federal Aviation Administration

       

    • 15:10 - 15:30
       

      Arctic Domain Awareness Center

       

    • 15:30 - 15:45
       

      Break

       

    • 15:45 - 16:05
       

      Aaron Bailey, IRIS Automation

      Aaron Bailey is the Vice President of Business Development at Iris Automation

    • 16:05 - 16:25
       

      Paul Allen, Insitu

      Paul Allen the Key Account Manager for Commercial Solutions at Insitu, a Boeing Company

    • 16:25 - 16:45
       

      Mark Rogers, NOAA

      Mark Rogers will be presenting on UAS programs at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

    • 16:45 - 17:05
       

      JC Coffey, Cherokee Nation

      John "JC" Coffey is the Executive Director of UAS at Cherokee Nation

    • 17:05 - 17:15
       

      Wrap Up

       

    • 17:15 - 18:00
       

      Free

       

    • 18:00 - 21:00
       

      Air Museum Cocktail Reception

       

  • Day 2 – Research & Education

    • 8:00 - 9:00
       

      Breakfast

       

    • 9:00 - 10:00
       

      Research Keynote Presentation by Brad Koeckeritz, DOI

      Our research keynote presentation is by Brad Koeckeritz, the Division Chief for Unmanned Aircraft Systems at the U.S. Department of the Interior

    • 10:00 - 10:15
       

      Break

       

    • 10:15 - 11:15
       

      Panel on Basic and Applied Research

       

    • 11:15 - 11:25
       

      Break

       

    • 11:25 - 11:45
       

      ACUASI & NASA on UAS Traffic Management

       

    • 11:45 - 12:05
       

      George Purdy, Drone Services Hawai'i

       

    • 12:05 - 12:25
       

      Ted Ralston, University of Hawai'i

      Ted Ralston is the UAS Program Director at the University of Hawai'i

    • 12:25 - 12:45
       

      Marty Rogers, Transport Canada

       

    • 12:45 - 13:50
       

      Lunch

       

    • 13:50 - 14:50
       

      Panel on Education, Training, & Workforce Development

       

    • 14:50 - 15:00
       

      Break

       

    • 15:00 - 15:20
       

      ACUASI Research & Development Update

       

    • 15:20 - 15:40
       

      Robert Dahlgren, NASA Ames

      Robert Dahlgren is Senior Research Scientist at NASA Ames Research Center

    • 15:40 - 16:00
       

      Matt Parker, Precision Integrated

       

    • 16:00 - 16:20
       

      Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities

       

    • 16:20 - 16:40
       

      ACUASI

       

    • 16:40 - 16:50
       

      Wrap Up

       

    • 16:50 - 18:00
       

      Free

       

    • 18:00 - 21:00
       

      Dinner at the Lakefront

       

  • Day 3 – Commercial

    • 8:00 - 9:00
       

      Breakfast

       

    • 9:00 - 9:30
       

      Commercial Keynote By the Center for Economic Development

      The Center for Economic Development at University of Alaska Anchorage presents on commercial opportunities in the UAS industry

    • 9:30 - 9:45
       

      Break

       

    • 9:45 - 10:05
       

      Dyan Gibbens, Trumbull Unmanned

       

    • 10:05 - 10:25
       

      Ryan Marlow, Alaska Aerial Media

       

    • 10:25 - 10:45
       

      Ben Kellie, K2 Dronotics

      Ben Kellie is CEO and Chief Pilot at K2 Dronotics

    • 10:45 - 11:05
       

      Brad Dickerson, Aquilo

       

    • 11:05 - 11:25
       

      Break

       

    • 11:25 - 12:25
       

      Panel on Emerging Sectors and Business Growth for UAS in Alaska and the Arctic

       

    • 12:25 - 13:45
       

      Lunch

       

    • 13:45 - 14:05
       

      Alyeska Pipeline Service Company

      Jacques Cloutier is the Civil Survey Support Engineer at Alyeska Pipeline Services Company

    • 14:05 - 14:25
       

      Russ Faux, Quantum Spatial

       

    • 14:25 - 14:55
       

      Break

       

    • 14:55 - 16:25
       

      UAS Roundtable

       

    • 16:25 - 16:35
       

      Wrap Up

       

    • 16:35 - 18:00
       

      Free

       

    • 18:00 - 21:00
       

      Casual Cocktails & Networking in Lakefront Bar