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Energy Drone Coalition Plans Significant Growth in Content & Sessions for 2019 Summit

Energy Drone Coalition Plans Significant Growth in Content & Sessions for 2019 Summit

Posted By: Sean Guerre.

Following the rapid growth of our 12,000 + global community members, and based on the advice of our Industry Advisory Board, we are planning for major growth at this year’s Energy Drone & Robotics Summit (June 12-13, in Houston, Texas at the Woodlands Waterway Marriott).  This major expansion includes co-locating the Energy Drone Coalition with the Energy Robotics & AI Network, as well as all-new specific Session Streams for the emerging technologies covered by our sector.

These all new Session Streams include two days of programming & workshops for each of these key growth areas:

  • UAV Ops
  • Robotics/RPA & Automation
  • Data/AI/Visualization
  • Industrial Unmanned Security & C-UAV

According to Sean Guerre, Director, “As the use cases and projects for UAVs/AUVs and Robotics, as well as the Data side, grow so rapidly in the energy and engineering unmanned sector, the demand for additional in-depth and real-world content specific to these growing technology areas of focus is expected by our community.”

Additional attendees are coming from around the world who are focused on autonomous systems beyond UAVs, including:

  • Surface/subsurface AUVs and ground robotics for inspection
  • Data analysts and GIS experts focused on the data workflows, AI and analysis
  • And the growth of UAVs and Robotics for unmanned security and C-UAV

These Session Streams will deliver what the industry needs most – quality content for the asset owners and engineering firms.

Our original focus, UAV Operations (which includes key topics such as BVLOS, UTM and operating for inspections, mapping and surveying in the industrial critical infrastructure environment), also gains significant additional programming as a Session Stream in 2019.  

We will also be exploring the growth of thermal, LiDAR, gas detection, satellite, indoor inspections and EH&S/Emergency Response aspects of UAVs in Oil & Gas, Power/Utilities and Chemical/Petrochemical facilities.

In addition to the new Session Streams, we will have major keynotes and mega-panels each day discussing the vital industry trends and topics that cross over all of the technologies and areas of operation.

Our content growth also extends to two Learning Labs for industry use cases, technology updates, STEM student programs and business development sessions for drone service providers, as well as live demonstrations in the Drone Zone and Robot Row.

For 2019, the Energy Drone & Robotics Summit is also expanding the Expo, with over 100 dedicated solution providers showcasing their products and services specifically for the industrial, energy & engineering market. For the first time, the Exhibition Hall will be open to general visitors, in addition to the conference attendees, for the full two days.

If you are interested in sharing your expertise and participating in our Summit and have energy & engineering specific content to share, please visit our Call for Speakers page to see session descriptions and suggested topics.

Please submit your session/speaker ideas by February 14th for review by our Industry Advisory Board.

As a speaker for the Summit, you will gain valuable recognition and connections from being part of this global gathering of energy & engineering leaders. If accepted as a speaker, you will also receive free access to the Energy Drone & Robotics Summit conference program and exhibition.

If your company would like to get involved and connected with the Energy Drone & Robotics communities to showcase your use cases or display your technology and services, you can find more details on those opportunities here.

Thank you for your interest in participating in this exciting and valuable InnovateEnergy event!