What is ASCEND Conference & Expo?

ASCEND is the essential Conference & Expo for the commercial UAS industry developed by the group behind Drone360 magazine. ASCEND is a conference committed to helping manufacturers, service providers, entrepreneurs, pilots, researchers and businesses realize the full potential of unmanned aerial vehicles and the associated technology. ASCEND is also an Expo that encompasses all aspects of UAS with a focus on lead generation, demonstrations, new product announcements, and networking in a productive, professional environment.


When is ASCEND Conference & Expo?

ASCEND takes place July 19-21, 2017


Where is ASCEND Conference & Expo?

Oregon Convention Center in Portland, OR


What is the format?

ASCEND is a 2½-day conference with an adjacent, ongoing expo. Sessions and exhibitors will help attendees find practical and actionable solutions to essential problems facing the commercial UAS industry.

Sessions vary in length and include Keynotes, General Sessions, Interactive Panel Discussions, Classes, Workshops, Workflow Sessions, Mentor Meetings, and Interviews.


How can I become an exhibitor?

Contact us immediately at exhibitors@ascend-event.com


How do I reserve a hotel room?

Rooms are available at Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Portland, 435 NE Wasco Street, Portland, OR 97232. To reserve your room visit their website or call 800-321-2211. Please email us at info@ascend-event.com with any questions.

If stay extends beyond the dates July 18 – 21, please reach out to Sarah Criswell at 503-382-3160 for extending your stay.


How is ASCEND Conference & Expo different from other UAS events?

Other events have begun connecting the UAS industry with broad strokes; ASCEND Conference & Expo Powered by Drone360 strengthens those connections and goes further. By creating a detailed programming framework for people doing business with drones and UAS technologies, ASCEND will help attendees establish results-oriented best practices; break down barriers to business growth; identify strategies for tackling specific challenges; and find a path to safe, collaborative and profitable commercial success.

Sessions will provide real-world, actionable processes and detailed workflows to help you immediately put your drones to work.


Who should attend ASCEND Conference & Expo?

Professionals in the commercial UAS industry, from innovators to influencers, service providers to manufacturers, established UAS businesses to new entrepreneurs exploring the possibilities. We welcome pilots, investors, business leaders, government agencies, associations, advocates, trainers, thought leaders, researchers, videographers and media.


Why attend ASCEND Conference & Expo?

The commercial UAS industry is in a critical stage of development, with huge potential for innovative applications to solve real-world problems across a wide variety of business segments, including construction, real estate, utilities, agriculture, and search and rescue. ASCEND is the only event that goes beyond the broad topics of UAS to help commercial businesses find the practical, real-world tools they need to develop and thrive.



We’re glad you asked! You can find a list of speakers, presenters, panelists, and more by visiting our directory. Click on the name or photo for a full bio of each person you see, and for details about what they’ll be doing at the Conference. The list will grow and program information will be updated as the Conference date nears, so keep checking back!


Who should exhibit at ASCEND Conference & Expo?

The ASCEND Expo will encompass all aspects of UAS, including service providers, commercial applications, platforms, software, research, technology, training, components, advocacy, education, government agencies, trade associations and more. The focus of the space will be on demonstrations, new product announcements, networking, and lead generation in a productive, vibrant and professional environment.

Contact us immediately at exhibitors@ascend-event.com


How can media partners get involved?

Contact us immediately at info@ascend-event.com

Media partners are invited to request badges to attend and report about ASCEND. UAS industry media as well as traditional media from local, national and international outlets are all welcome. This includes partners with complimentary interests: content portals; online, print and PDF publishers; distribution channels; associations; direct engagement providers; events; and service providers. At ASCEND, media partners will find a collaborative, high-profile group of influencers and a rich range of innovative initiatives, product launches, ideas and innovations to report.


Where can I find more information about ASCEND Conference & Expo?

Visit our website: www.ascend-event.com

Email us: info@ascend-event.com

Visit us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ascendUAS

Follow us on Twitter: @ASCEND_UAS on Twitter

Learn about Drone360 magazine: www.drone360mag.com

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