Networking Events

Networking Reception in the Expo

Join us for a beer and wine happy hour from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 20, 2017. The Expo hall will be abuzz with drones and conversation. Grab a drink, circulate among the booths and your colleagues, and see some fascinating new UAS products and services. This event is designed to be a fun and relaxing way to round up day two at ASCEND and connect further with attendees and exhibitors. Complimentary for all full conference attendees.


Women in Drones Networking Breakfast

Drone360 magazine reports regularly on ways that women are making a significant impact on -- and shaping the future of -- UAS commercial enterprise. ASCEND Conference & Expo is continuing this critical discussion at the Women in Drones Networking Breakfast from 8 to 9 a.m. on Friday, July 21, 2017. All women conference attendees are invited to come meet women influencers who are leading businesses in the drone market, advocating for policy developments to enhance the UAS industry, and increasing the pace of growth. Enjoy the program along with a full breakfast buffet, coffee, juices and sweet treats for just $15. Tickets will be available when registration opens.


Casual Happy Hours

On each evening of ASCEND, we’d like to encourage attendees to gather at the Courtyard by Marriott Portland Downtown/Convention Center to enjoy the BLVD Kitchen & Bar, where you'll find comfortable indoor and outdoor seating. July evenings are ideal in Portland, so this is sure to be a great hub for attendees to meet up, enjoy cocktails, and continue discussions initiated during the day. The Courtyard is the official hotel for ASCEND; if you'd like to book a room in the ASCEND guest room block, visit their website or call 800-321-2211.


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