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August 27, 2015
Unmanned Aircraft Systems Industry Experts and Major Firms are set to Present at the 9th Annual UAS Summit

GRAND FORKS, ND, August 27, 2015 — UAS Magazine announced this week the preliminary agenda for the 9th annual UAS Summit, the upper Midwest’s premier unmanned aircraft systems event produced by UAS Magazine, in collaboration with the Red River Valley Research Corridor. Taking place September 21-23 in Grand Forks, North Dakota, the 2015 agenda, focused on both small and large unmanned aircraft systems – features industry and military leaders, UAV manufacturers, payload providers, designers, and commercial operators with the most important insight of today’s UAS world.

“The agenda the program committee has assembled combines the perspective of regional UAS personnel with the regulatory insight of national UAV entities, while offering attendees a glimpse into the commercial realities and major economic opportunities present in the most exciting growth space in North America,” says Luke Geiver, program director for the UAS Summit and editor of UAS Magazine. The 2015 program will provide in-depth analysis and timely presentations from 75-plus speakers focused on the following for both small and large unmanned aircraft systems:

  • The latest technological offerings
  • New product launches
  • Special presentations from members of Congress
  • The most current software packages available
  • Commercialization and economic opportunities
  • FAA regulatory updates and public meeting
  • Northern Plains Test Site development and  opportunities

The Summit, taking place in what many have called the “Silicon Valley of Drones," offers the most open airspace in the country, vast tracts of farmland, infrastructure to test on and the nation’s first unmanned aircraft degree program. Because of all the activity in the region, both UAS Magazine and the Red River Valley Research Corridor believe having the conference in North Dakota is the best location for an event like this. The location provides an outstanding opportunity for companies and policymakers to connect in a state that fully supports and invests in the UAS industry.

“This year’s UAS Summit will demonstrate the outstanding job North Dakota has done to become a leader in the UAS industry,” says Dr. Delore Zimmerman, executive director at the Red River Valley Research Corridor. “Many of the companies exhibiting and attending the Summit are already recognized or will quickly be recognized as the first significantly successful players in the commercialization of the UAS industry.”

To view the agenda, visit www.TheUASsummit.com.

About UAS Magazine:
For commercial manufacturers and operators, UAS Magazine is the only quarterly publication, exclusively highlighting the most critical developments and cutting-edge technologies for unmanned aerial systems in the civil, agriculture, defense and commercial markets worldwide. UAS Magazine’s readership includes executives, directors, managers and operators from companies and organizations focused on expanding their knowledge of unmanned aerial systems. UAS Magazine is an industry hub connecting decision-makers, who are looking for new technologies, with the most innovative companies.

About Red River Valley Research Corridor:
The Red River Valley Research Corridor is a non-profit corporation committed to catalyzing and promoting science, technology and engineering initiatives that create new opportunities in the upper Great Plains region. The Research Corridor also provides links between state colleges and universities, companies, and investment capital.

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