NATIONAL DRONE EDUCATORS CONFERENCE: AERIAL PATHWAYS FROM THE TOP DOWN

MARCH 16 & 17, 2018 | HOSTED BY WEST VALLEY COLLEGE IN SARATOGA, CALIFORNIA REGISTER TODAY!

ABOUT

The National Drone Educators Conference | Aerial Pathways From the Top Down will be the third California based conference of its kind designed to bring together educators, drone enthusiasts, and professionals from a variety of industries to learn about current and upcoming trends in drone curriculum and opportunities for life long careers flying drones. The event will showcase keynote speakers, industry vendors, and professionals that will lead breakout sessions discussing careers and curriculum for subjects ranging from cinematography and photography, to agriculture, search and rescue, humanitarian aid, robotics, software engineering, drone racing, manufacturing, 3D mapping and future industries that are just starting to emerge! The Drone Educators Conference is presented by One Zero Digital Media and West Valley College in Saratoga, California.

 

 

WHEN
March 16 & 17, 2018 from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM (PDT)
WHERE
West Valley College – Saratoga, CA

REGISTER ON EVENTBRITE

Use the button below to register for the Drone Educators Conference on Eventbrite.
The cost is $60.00 which includes a full conference pass as well as lunch for 2 days.

REGISTER HERE

SPEAKERS & PRESENTERS

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
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Jason Schappart |  Remotepilot101.com       
 
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Dr. Rachel MK Headley |  drrachelmkheadley.com

 

PRESENTERS

Suzannah Rochelle and Sam Pepple| Pix4D | Careers in Drone Mapping and Modeling
Brandon Montellato | DJI | DJI Drones for Good
Brandon Stark | UC Merced | Drone Laws and Campus Policies
Kiki Patch | Cal State Channel Islands | Future of Drone Technology
Chris Cruz | West Valley College | Drones and GIS
Josh Friedman | One Zero Digital Media | Drone Videography and Entrepreneurship
Will Chesher | Cal Poly Pomona/Flyspan systems | AMA UAS4STEM autonomous SAR challenge
Aaron Greenwald | Unmanned Safety Institute | Educating Pilots for SAR
Michelle Fisher | PCS Adventures | Drone Racing and STEM Outreach
Jeff Foster | Drone Photographer | Drone Photography
Kirwan McHarry | Mota Group | Drone Innovation and Policy
Mike Bonillas | Gavilan College/Brilliant Perspectives | Drone Education for Agriculture
Kenneth Yanow | Southwestern College |Non Credit Online Classes
Mark Bealo | Palomar College | Getting a program started
Wing Cheung | Palomar College | Working with Risk Management
Robert Dahlgren | NASA

 

SCHEDULE

March 16 & 17, 2018 | West Valley College

 

Friday March 16th

8:15-9:00 Registration

 

9:00-10:00 Welcome and Jason Schappert Keynote:  “How to best prepare students for Part 107 Certification”



10:00 – 11:30 Short Presentations (30 minutes each)
10:00 Brandon Montellato | DJI
10:30 Michelle Fisher | PCS Adventures
11:00 Suzannah Rochelle and Sam Pepple | Pix4D

 

11:30-1:30  Flight demonstrations, Lunch, vendor areas

 

1:30-3:30 Short presentations (20-30 minutes each)
1:30 Josh Friedman |  One Zero Digital Media (Video Production)
1:50 Chris Cruz | West Valley College
2:10 Jeff Foster | Drone Photography
2:30 Dr. Greg Crutsinger | Drones in Agriculture
3:00 Brandon Stark | UC System

 

3:30-4:30 Panel Discussion, Preparing students for Drone Careers
Mediated by Josh Friedman:  Brandon Stark, Mike Bonillas, Aaron
Greenwald, Will Chesher, Dr. Greg Crutsinger, Michelle Fisher, Patrick Egan

 

4:30-5:00  Networking and Closing for the day.


Saturday, March 17th

8:30-9:00 Registration

 

9:00-10:00 Welcome and Dr. Rachel MK Headley Keynote:  “Preparing for future careers in technology”


10:00-11:30 Short Presentations
10:00 Mike Bonillas | Brilliant Perspectives (Drones for SAR and Public Safety)
10:30 Aaron Greenwald | Unmanned Safety Institute
11:00 Kent Nerhus | K2 Unmanned
11:30 Kirwan McHarry | MOTA Group

 

12:00-1:30  Flight demonstrations, Lunch, vendor areas

 

1:30-3:00 Short presentations
1:30 Mark Bealo, Wing Cheung, Kenneth Yanow | San Diego Region Drone Programs
2:00 Dr. Parimal Kopardekar | NASA
2:30 Will Chesher | Cal Poly Pomona
3:00 Robert Dahlgren | NASA

 

3:30-4:00 Panel Discussion, Manufacturing and Business Panel
Mediated by Chris Cruz:  Kirwan McHarry, Robert Dahlgren, 
Kent Nerhus, Suzannah Rochelle and Sam Pepple

EXHIBIT

BECOME A SPONSOR/VENDOR

SPONSOR/VENDOR FEE: $500

 

This fee includes a 6 ft. vendor table in exhibition room and your logo on conference website, emails and materials. Please fill out the form below if you are interested in becoming a sponsor/vendor and we will be in touch shortly. Thank you!

 

DIRECTIONS

West Valley College | 14000 Fruitvale Avenue, Saratoga, CA 95070

Campus Center and Fox Center


LODGING & AIRPORT INFORMATION

San Jose Airport is the most conveniently located airport nearby West Valley College.

 

The Inn At Saratoga
645 4th St, Saratoga, CA 95070
Phone: (408) 867-5020

 

Saratoga Oaks Lodge

 

Larkspur Landing Campbell
550 W Hamilton Ave, Campbell, CA 95008
Phone: (408) 364-1514

 

Best Western The Inn of Los Gatos
55 Saratoga Los Gatos Rd, Los Gatos, CA 95032
Phone: (408) 356-9191

 

Residence Inn by Marriott San Jose Campbell
2761 S Bascom Ave, Campbell, CA 95008
Phone: (408) 559-1551

CAMPUS MAP
View and/or print copy of the West Valley College campus map.

CONTACT

Conference Co-Coordinator
Josh Friedman | Owner, One Zero Digital Media
email: josh@onezerodm.com

 

Conference Co-Coordinator
Chris Cruz | West Valley College
email: Chris.Cruz@westvalley.edu

 

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