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2019 UAS Conference Agenda

Sunday, September 22
Venue: Cape May Winery
5:00 - 8:00 p.m. - NETWORKING AT CAPE MAY WINERY
Meet and greet fellow innovators, as well as local Congressional and legislative leaders, over music, food and wine.

At 6:30, Survivors Network Co-founder Jonathan Godfrey will speak. As a flight nurse, he innovated a system, LZControl, using app-based technologies to build a free crowd-sourced landing zone database for identification of the availability of landing zones amongst helicopter pilots. The system is designed to improve safety and communications for the helicopter and UAS communities globally. U.S. Rep. Jeff VanDrew will stop by @ 6:00 p.m., and County Freeholders Marie Hayes and Will Morey will be present throughout the evening, to welcome visitors.
Monday, September 23
Venue: Wildwoods Convention Center

8:00 - 8:45 a.m. BREAKFAST / REGISTRATION

8:45 a.m. WELCOME – Will Morey, Cape May County Freeholder
9:00 a.m. PANEL 1: LOW-LEVEL INFRASTRUCTURE REQUIRED FOR AIR MOBILITY
Panelists discuss Air Mobility definition and constraints, and the technologies / infrastructure that will make it work seamlessly in the National Airspace System.


Cliff Johnson, Engineer & Research Lead, FAA (Moderator)
Rex Alexander, Infrastructure Advisor, Vertical Flight Society
Christopher Cooper, Director of Regulatory Affairs, Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association (AOPA)
10:00 a.m. PANEL 2: PLATFORM INTEGRATION IN THE AIR MOBILITY ECOSPHERE
Panelists explore the potential technology and policy challenges for Air Mobility from an industry perspective


Nate Ernst, Skyscape Industries
Kate Fraser, Joby Aviation
11:00 a.m. MORNING BREAK
11:15 a.m. PANEL 3: AIR MOBILITY’S IMPACT ON FUTURE SKIES - PERSPECTIVES FROM SAR, ENERGY, UTILITIES, AND OTHER UAS MISSION SEGMENTS
Panelists discuss how collaboration of diverse Air Mobility missions will transform their operations and advance the state-of-the-art for UAS.


Todd Wardwell, CWO, USCG Sector Delaware Bay (Moderator)
Jeff Brockett, Deputy General Counsel, Monroe Energy
Christopher Kahn, Senior GIS Manager, NJ American Water
David Yoel, CEO, American Aerospace Technologies, Inc.
12:00 p.m. NETWORKING LUNCH
12:55 p.m. INTRODUCTION
Vicki Clark, President, Cape May County Chamber of Commerce
1:00 p.m. FEATURED SPEAKER: KAREN TUNG CATE, NASA Deputy Branch Chief
Ms. Cate will give an overview of NASA’s UAM Grand Challenge, and will share several of her experiences in airspace integration.
1:45 p.m. PANEL 4: ROLES OF BIG DATA, MACHINE LEARNING, AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN AIR MOBILITY
Panelists discuss their latest R&D and examine potential platforms for sorting, analyzing and using aerial data generated and gathered by Air Mobility vehicles.


Mike Paglione, Research Branch Manager, FAA (Moderator)
Nidhal Bouyanaya, Professor, Rowan University
Kurtulus (“Kurt”) Izzetoglu, Professor, Drexel University
Pat Szary, Associate Director, Rutgers CAIT Institute
2:45 p.m. NETWORKING BREAK: BOARDWALK TREATS
3:30 p.m. PANEL 5: PROGRESS IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF SAFETY AND ECONOMIC VIABILITY FOR UAS/AIR MOBILITY

Karen DiMeo, Head of Policy and Government Affairs, AiRXOS (Moderator)
Fred Piasecki, Chairman and CTO, Piasecki Aircraft
Kaydon Stanzione, CEO, Jaunt Air Mobility
Sherry Yang, BoeingNext
5:30 - 7:00 p.m. NETWORKING AT MUDHEN BREWERY
Meet and greet your colleagues over food and brews, and collect your souvenir pint glass.
Tuesday, September 24
Venue: FAA William J. Hughes Technical Center
Egg Harbor Township
8:00 - 8:30 a.m. SECURITY SIGN-IN
8:30 a.m. WELCOME
Shelley Yak, Director, FAA William J. Hughes Technical Center
8:45 a.m. FIRESIDE CHAT
Director Yak will speak with former U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo, a long-time Tech Center supporter
9:00 a.m. OVERVIEW OF FAA WJHTC RESEARCH ACTIVITIES AND LABORATORY CAPABILITIES
Eric Neiderman, Aviation Research Division Manager, FAA Wm. J. Hughes Tech Center
9:30 a.m. UPDATE ON UAS REGULATIONS AND POLICY
Thomas Baker, FAA Headquarters, Washington, D.C.
10:00 a.m. MORNING BREAK
10:30 - 12:30 p.m. FAA TECH CENTER TOURS
Tour NextGen, Air Traffic, and R&D Labs
12:30 p.m. FAREWELL LUNCH
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