our 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 or grow their businesses. We will convene cutting-edge minds to deliver hands-on workshops, insights into their success, best practices, and other programming that will drill down to the fundamentals that entrepreneurs in the commercial UAS industry need to achieve success. You’ll leave ASCEND inspired, informed, and equipped for success.

Flying is just the beginning.

What to expect from ASCEND 2017



Exceptional Sessions from UAS Visionaries

Jonathan Evans, Skyward, Ben Marcus, Airmap, David Lang, Open ROV, Sally French, That Drone Girl, Suzanne El-Moursi & Andrew Dennison, Uplift Data Partners, Brendan Stewart, AeroVista Innovations, 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.

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