5 Reasons to attend Drone Focus

5 Reasons Drone Focus Should Be On Your Radar

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The third-annual Drone Focus Conference is May 31-June 1 in Fargo, North Dakota. Organized by Emerging Prairie, a nonprofit organization in Fargo, this all-drones event is all about the latest in the UAS industry. 

For the third year, RDO Integrated Controls is participating in a big way, both as a supporter and as part of the curriculum.

If your near-future goals include implementing drone technology into your business, expanding your UAS knowledge, or connecting with other drone enthusiasts, here are 5 reasons Drone Focus is an event you won’t want to miss.

Speaker Lineup
Drone Focus includes a lineup of speakers who are experts in all areas of UAS. Notable speakers include Senator (R-ND) John Hoeven, Nicholas Flom of Northern Plains UAS Test Site, and Ed Waggoner of NASA.

Student Pitches
Hear ideas about the future of UAS from the future of UAS. Students are invited to form a team and create a project, the only criteria that it must be an innovation in the drone or unmanned systems industry. Each team will present its idea with a 3-5 minute pitch, and participate in a Q&A session with judges. The program is designed and led by Innovation Fellows at North Dakota State University’s Research and Tech Park.

Live-Action Drones
As with any conference, some of the most valuable learning is gained outside of the seminars. Drone Focus 2017 will feature Drone Focus Fest, an afternoon of drone races, autonomous vehicle and tractor shows, and new consumer product launches.

Part 107 Training Course
Those interested in obtaining Part 107 Remote Pilot Certification are invited to attend a special one-day course designed to help in preparation for the Unmanned Aircraft General (UAG) written exam. The course takes place May 30 at the Fargo Jet Center and a UAG written exam will be offered on June 2.

Visit Fargo
The rumors are true and word’s getting out – Fargo is a pretty cool city. Not only has North Dakota gained national notoriety as a leader in UAS technology and business implementation, the city of Fargo is home of the original “Drone Focus Meetup” a monthly gathering where educators and students, drone professionals and enthusiasts meet and discuss regulations, technology, and business opportunities for drones. It was these meetups that evolved into the first full-day Drone Focus event in 2015.

Visit the Drone Focus event page to learn more about the event and purchase your tickets.

Interested in learning more about drones for business applications? Contact the team from RDO Integrated Controls.