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DroneResponders partners with Commercial UAV Expo Americas 

DroneResponders will host a Public Safety Summit at 2019 Commercial UAV Expo Americas in order to unite emergency service drone operators.

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The DroneResponders summit aims to offer workshops and meetings to enable common issues across all emergency services to be addressed. Image ant-arts|123rf

The summit, hosted by the non-profit organisation, will combine traditional panel presentations with a full-day summit meeting and a workshop for officials to address key issues facing drone operators and unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) programme leaders across the public safety sector.

“We are excited to partner with Commercial UAV Expo Americas to host this incredible event for public safety UAS,” said Chief Charles Werner (ret), Director of DroneResponders.  “In addition to traditional panel presentations, this year’s new summit event will allow first responders to interact with one another unlike ever before to help solve common issues all agencies are facing with UAS.”

Werner says the traditional one-size-fits-all format for public safety UAS conference programming is no longer sustainable as departments and their drone operators seek more specialised operational knowledge. He claims that DroneResponders is uniquely positioned as a non-profit programme to provide unbiased expertise, research, and assistance to help deliver UAS information that first responders need.

“We have representatives from over 500 agencies and counting who have joined the DroneResponders program because they need more precise information,” says Werner.  “We are looking forward to bringing these members to Las Vegas for what will surely be a very memorable event.”

Lisa Murray, Group Director at Diversified Communications and organiser of Commercial UAV Expo Americas says: “We are delighted to expand our programme offerings to the public safety sector by partnering with DroneResponders. As the leading commercial UAS event in North America, we strive to provide the highest quality content to our attendees.”

She continues: “DroneResponders has over 5,000 contacts in public safety hungry for information and actionable insights. Attendees will have the opportunity to attend live demonstrations, see forensic applications, learn from the leaders during two full days of programming, and network with each other.”

Murray concludes: “In addition, Commercial UAV Expo Americas has the largest commercial drone exhibit floor in the industry, displaying best-in-class solutions from airframes to software, sensors, drones as a service and more. It’s a one-stop show loaded with everything public safety professionals need to get started or advance their drone programs.”

DroneResponders Public Safety Summit: Pass cost and registration

The pass includes:

  • Full Day Public Safety/Law Enforcement Workshop – Tuesday, October 29

The content mix includes shared use cases and best practices from industry experts, interactive Q & A, breakout discussion groups and workshops for law enforcement, fire, emergency response and search and rescue professionals

  • Public Safety Thought Leader Summit – Wednesday, October 30

Pass holders may also access the following at no additional charge:

  • Product previews – Monday afternoon, October 28
  • Welcome happy hour on exhibit floor – Monday evening, October 28
  • CSI demo by Sundance Media Group – Timing and location TBD
  • Lunch voucher – Wednesday, October 30
  • Networking breaks- Tuesday, October 29 and Wednesday, October 30

Additional activities are available for an add-on fee. Full information is available here


Early-bird – $349 - on or before Sep 15
Regular – $395 - after Sep 15


DroneResponders Public Safety Summit is open only to public safety professionals (law enforcement, fire, emergency services, etc.). Registration can be done here

On the Registration Selection page, select DroneResponders Public Safety Summit.

Visit here for more information about the organisation. 

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