February 28, 2018

8:30am - 4:45pm at the Choctaw Casino and Resort in Durant, Oklahoma

The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma - along with event sponsors - cordially invite you to attend the 2018 Choctaw Nation Regional UAS ("drone") Conference and Symposium on February 28, 2018 at the Choctaw Casino and Resort in Durant, Oklahoma. The morning UAS conference begins at 8:30am and will end at noon, and the afternoon symposium begins at 1:30pm and will end at 4:30pm.

General UAS Conference (Morning)

The morning session will focus on current UAS/drone issues, opportunities and challenges. Presentations will include examples of successful commercial operations and also updates on the regulatory environment. Expert panels will address UAS traffic management (UTM), urban air mobility (UAM), regulatory issues and rulemaking, and future trends and opportunities.

The keynote speaker for the morning session will be Lisa Ellman. Lisa chairs the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) practice at Hogan Lovells, a group dedicated to helping businesses succeed in the dynamic drone marketplace. Lisa's focus is expanding the commercial drone industry, including as co-founder and co-leader of the Commercial Drone Alliance.

Symposium Focused on Drones in Medical Delivery and Emerging Opportunities (Afternoon)

The highlight of the event will be an afternoon symposium that focuses on the fascinating topic of medical deliveries using small UAS/drones. The symposium will feature presentations from John Hopkins University researchers, led by Dr. Timothy Amukele, and their work that led to a new delivery distance record in 2017 for medical drones, successfully transporting human blood samples across 161 miles of Arizona desert. During this record-setting three-hour flight, the on-board payload system maintained temperature control, ensuring the samples were viable for laboratory analysis after landing. The afternoon symposium will also include presentations from experts in areas such as "smart cities" and related topics.

Dr. Timothy Amukele and Jeff Street -Credit: Johns Hopkins Medicine


Other exciting presentations and speakers will be announced soon!

Note that meals are not included in the ticket price, but there are a large number of restaurants located within the resort and adjacent to the conference venue. Attendees are encouraged to visit these restaurants during the lunch period to network with other attendees.


For More Information

For more information, or to inquire about event sponsorships, please contact info@uasoklahoma.com.


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