ASCEND is the essential Conference & Expo for the commercial UAS industry, developed by the team behind Drone360 magazine. It will help you go
beyond the basics, the broad strokes, and the bullet points to find the actionable processes, detailed workflows, and critical analysis necessary to put
drones to work in commercial business applications. Other events have begun to connect the UAS industry. ASCEND Conference & Expo
not only strengthens those connections but goes further: Providing a detailed framework of programs, conversations, and workshops that connect businesses
with concrete solutions. ASCEND aims to advance commercial UAS enterprises safely, collaboratively and profitably.
What to expect from ASCEND 2017
Exceptional Sessions from UAS Visionaries
Jonathan Evans, Skyward; Ben Marcus, Airmap; David Lang, Open ROV; Sally French, The Drone Girl; Suzanne El-Moursi & Andrew Dennison, Uplift Data Partners; Brendan Stewart, AeroVista Innovations; Lia Reich, PrecisionHawk; and many more
New Technology – New Products – New Solutions
Innovative companies in the ASCEND Expo will help take your UAS business to another level. Network in the vibrant, productive and professional environment.
Meet & Connect
Join the Mentor Meetings to discuss one-on-one with experts in the field who have solved the same challenges you now face. Unmatched valuable interactions and face-to face conversations with leaders, policy makers and advocates.
Plus, it’s in Portland!
An amazingly cool city with 145 square miles waiting to be explored. With an eclectic local community, global cuisine and a dynamic cocktail scene, Portland is the place to be in 2017.
Innovation Starts Here
The commercial UAS industry is in a critical stage of development with huge potential for innovative applications to solve real-world problems in a variety of business segments, including construction, insurance, photo and video, precision agriculture, real estate, security, utility and infrastructure. At ASCEND Conference & Expo, workshops and presentations will provide real-world, actionable processes and detailed workflows so you can immediately put your drones to work.
Registration opening soon.
The Ascend conference & Expo Mission
ASCEND Conference & Expo is committed to helping pilots, manufacturers, entrepreneurs, researchers, and businesses get past liftoff to realize the full potential of unmanned aerial vehicles and the associated technology. Attendees will go home with practical, actionable information they can put to use to start and grow their businesses. We aim to convene experienced, successful UAS pros to deliver hands-on workshops, insights into their successes, best practices, and other programming that will drill down to the fundamentals entrepreneurs need to achieve success. You’ll leave ASCEND inspired, informed, and better equipped for success.
Flying is just the beginning.
Now Accepting Applications
Be a part of the ASCEND event
We welcome proposals from leaders, innovators, entrepreneurs, researchers, educators, policy-makers and others with proven records of success in the UAS industry. Sessions should deliver actionable solutions that attendees can immediately put to work.
The ASCEND marketplace will be a curated Expo of products and services encompassing all aspects of UAS. It will focus on demonstrations, new product announcements, networking and lead generation in a productive, vibrant and professional environment.
ASCEND is a combination of Interactive Panel Discussions, Classes, Workshops, Workflow Sessions, Mentor Meetings, Interviews and Conversations That Matter, all designed to help attendees find practical and actionable solutions to essential problems facing the commercial UAS industry.