Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 8:00 AM PDT
Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 4:00 PM PDT

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Big Bend Community College, Moses Lake, WA 
7662 Chanute St.
Moses Lake, WA 98837

Driving Directions 

AUVSI Symposium Preferred Accommodations -       Ask for the AUVSI Rate!

Ameristay Inn (closest to BBCC)                                1157 Stratford Rd.                                                      Moses Lake, WA 98837                                  Reservations:  509-764-7500                                        Rate:  $89/night + tax

The Inn at Moses Lake                                              1741 Kittelson Rd.                                                  Moses Lake, WA 98837                                Reservations:  509-766-7000                                      Rate:  $93.49/night + tax


Lori Brown, Executive Director 
AUVSI Cascade Chapter 

AUVSI Cascade & Big Bend Community College Present 

Drones and Droids:

Unmanned Systems at Work 

Please join us at Big Bend Community College for the Pacific Northwest's premier unmanned systems event "Drones and Droids: Unmanned Systems at Work" April 11th and 12th. Hear experts from industry, government and academia provide the latest updates on unmanned systems legislation, policies and technologies.  You'll hear from a great lineup of experts in legislation, policy, technologies and training, including:

  • Event Keynote Speaker:  Paul Peterson, CEO, Volta Companies
  • Washington State Sen. Jim Honeyford, Chair, Aviation Caucus
  • Washington State Rep. Tom Dent, Member, Aviation Caucus
  • Oregon State Rep. Rich Vial, Lead, UAS Working Group
  • William Gerry, Program Manager, The Boeing Company/Oregon Manufacturing Innovation Center
  • Mary Kaye Bredeson, Executive Director, Center of Excellence for Aerospace & Advanced Mfg
  • Steve Luxion, Deputy Director, ASSURE FAA UAS Center of Excellence
  • Mitch Swecker, Director, Oregon Department of Aviation
  • Rob Hodgman, Senior Aviation Planner, Washington Dept. of Transportation 
  • Jason Schwartz, Senior Analyst, Port of Portland
  • Louis Churchville, Co-Founder, Kerr Avionics
  • Ben Bloss, Engineer, Kongsberg Underwater Technologies
  • Byron Will-Noel, Unmanned Systems Operations Coordinator, Big Bend Community College
  • Ken Allison, Commissioner of Racing, Pro Aerial League
  • Dr. Patrick Ford, UMS Director, BBCC
  • Lori Brown, President, Brown Unmanned Aerial Solutions
  • Charlton Evans, Principal, End State Solutions
  • Eric Holdeman, Director, Center for Regional Disaster Assistance, Pacific NW Economic Region
  • Prof David Thirtyacre, Chair, Department of Flight, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Gary Baker, Mechatronics/Engineering Specialist, Big Bend Community College
  • ...and more!

You'll also have the opportunity for live flying of drones in the BBCC Enclosed UAS Laboratory, experience the power of 3D printing and see demos of their accredited curricula in action, tour the BBCC Unmanned Systems Lab and other local manufacturing sites.  And, of course, there will be ample opportunities for networking during the symposium during breaks and during our Day 1 Networking Social the evening of April 11th.  Plan on attending now and take advantage of our special Early Bird registration rates!  Hope to see you in Moses Lake!

Register Now! Don't forget about our great sponsor and exhibitor packages! Contact Lori Brown today!