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March 23, 2016
Battle of the Brands, Drone Talks at the Presidio 

Meet Ex Wired editor Chris Anderson of 3D Robotics (3DR) and Michael Perry, Director of Strategic Partnerships at DJI.  The pair represent the top two drone manufacturers in America They will be speaking at sUSB Expo 2016,  Golden Gate Club at the Presidio April 27,28 and 29th.

Representing the darling of the unmanned aviation world, drone racing. Dr. Scot Refsland,  Founder & CEO of RotorSports who run the National Drone Racing Championships.

In March of 2016 15 year old Luke Bannister from England won $250,000 USD in Dubai and became the world’s first drone racing champion. Dr Refsland is hoping to repeat the success of the Dubai event in Hawaii in November, bringing together 40 teams from around the world.

The most innovative system in the world will be on display and its inventor and legend in flying robotics, Dr Tad McGeer speaking.

Beginning in a Silicon Valley garage in 1992, and moving to the Columbia River Gorge in 1994 Dr McGeer founded The Insitu Group and pioneered development of miniature robotic aircraft in worldwide trials, under conditions ranging from arctic winter to severe tropical thunderstorms. One design, the Aerosonde made the first unmanned Atlantic crossing (1998), first unmanned typhoon reconnaissance (2001), and first unmanned eye penetrations into tropical cyclones (2005).

Dr McGeer directed Insitu’s engineering program for more than 10 years.  During his tenure the company grew to more than 100 employees and more than $20M/year in revenue, with recognition as one of the fastest-growing technology firms in North America.  The company went on to be bought by Boeing in 2008 for a reported $400M, and has become the largest employer in the Columbia Gorge.

Dr McGeer will speaking about and showing off his new aircraft and subject of the event poster the Aerovel Flexrotor.

Join these and 25 other speakers for three days of high level drone discussion.

Now in it’s forth year the conference attracts industry big hitters and is considered the, “Silicon Valley Drone Show” The conference only speaks to civilian use of drones.

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