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UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS ACTION SUMMIT: UAS 2020 - Looking to the Future

THE RED RIVER VALLEY RESEARCH CORRIDOR & U.S. SENATORS KENT CONRAD & JOHN HOEVEN
June 2 & 3, 2011 -- ALERUS CENTER - GRAND FORKS

Preliminary Agenda

Day One - June 2

7:45 – 8:30       Registration and continental breakfast

8:30 – 8:50       Welcome and Opening Remarks

  • Dr. Delore Zimmerman, Executive Director, Red River Valley Research Corridor
  • Paul LeBel, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, University of North Dakota
  • Governor Jack Dalrymple

8:50 – 9:20       Michael Toscano, Executive Director of AUVSI - "Emerging Trends in UAS - Looking to the Future"

9:20 – 9:30       Video Greeting from U.S. Congressman Rick Berg

9:30 – 9:40       U.S. Senator John Hoeven

9:40 – 10:30       FAA Reauthorization - Access to National Airspace Test Sites

  • Richard Prosek FAA Regulatory – UAS Program Manager
  • Dean Fulmer, FAA Air Traffic Service Provider – UAS Group

10:30 – 10:50       Networking Break

10:50 – 11:40       Concurrent Breakout Sessions

  • Sensor and UAVs: The Chicken or the Egg - Larrell Walters, University of Dayton Research Institute
  • Airspace Initiative & Integration - Kyle Snyder and Johnny Walker
  • Advanced Technology Marketing Aviation Systems - GE Aviation

11:40 – 12:40       Lunch (in exhibition area)

12:40 – 1:30       Concurrent Breakout Sessions

  • UAS RFI Mitigation System, a new paradigm for Safe UAS Operations – Syd Erickson, SAT
  • LD/CAP, Mark Askleson, UND, Andy Lacher, MITRE,
  • UAV Trends, Technology, and Applications - Scot Wesolaski & Mike Grumbine with GE Intelligence Platforms

1:30 – 1:50       Senator Byron Dorgan (ret.) – UAS Challenges and Opportunities

1:50 – 2:30       Overview of Global Hawk Block 40 – Ed Walby, Northrop Grumman

2:30 – 2:50       Networking Break

2:50 – 3:00       International Robotics Autonomous Competition Announcement

  • Eric Icard, Grand Forks Region Economic Development Corporation

3:00 – 3:15       Video Greetings from members of Minnesota's Congressional Delegation

3:15 – 4:15       Simulation and Training Moderated Panel Discussion - Addressing Issues and Challenges into the Future

  • Simlat - Ayelet Segelman
  • UND UAS Center - Al Palmer
  • Riverside Research Institute - Steve Yanko
  • Northland Community & Technical College UAS Maintenance Program - Scott Fletcher

4:15 – 4:45       Presentation of Block 10 Full Scale Model by Northrop Grumman

4:30 – 6:00       Networking Social in the Exhibition Area

Day Two - June 3

8:00 – 8:30       Breakfast

8:30 – 8:45       Remarks by US Senator Kent Conrad and introduction of keynote speaker

8:45 – 9:30       Lt. Gen. Larry D. James, Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, U.S. Air Force

9:30 – 10:00       Major Gregory Fortier – Army Aviation Flight Test Directorate

10:00 – 10:20       Networking Break

10:20 – 10:45       “DHS UAS, Operating Unmanned Aircraft Systems today in support of National Security” - Tom Faller, Director, UAS Operations, Department of Homeland Security, CBP Office of Air & Marine

10:45 – 11:15       Col. James Gear, Director of USAF RPA Task Force - UAS/RPA Task Force Overview

11:15 – 11:30       Dan Ourada, URS

11:30 – 12:00       Ed Hindle, Director of Military Technology Marketing at GE

12:00       Lunch (in exhibition area)

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