New Technology Symposia Coming Up


If you’re interested in drones, electric aircraft or other types of new aviation technology, three events coming up soon might belong on your calendar. The FAA is co-sponsoring a symposium on unmanned aircraft systems that will take place in Baltimore, at the convention center, March 6 to 8. Pre-registration is open until next Monday, March 5. The third annual event is co-sponsored by the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International. Speakers and workshops will address issues such as using drones in emergency and disaster response, air traffic automation and remote tracking. Passes range from $479 to $769. Also coming up are the annual events held by the Sustainable Aviation Foundation and the CAFE Foundation.

The Sustainable Aviation Foundation will hold their SA Symposium May 11 and 12 in San Francisco. “Our goal is to be the meeting place for visionaries and practitioners committed to improving human life with aviation,” according to their website. The symposium will explore “topics critical to a safe, sustainable on-demand aviation.” Registration is $499 through April 2, then goes to $699. The CAFE Foundation will hold its annual symposium in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, the weekend before AirVenture, July 21 and 22. The theme is “The Future of Flight: Electric Aviation Technologies and Opportunities.” Registration details and a speaker list will be posted online at a later date, the organization says at their website.