AVALON 2017

CONFERENCES

AUSTRALIAN ASSOCIATION FOR UNMANNED SYSTEMS (AAUS)
"TRANSFORMING AUSTRALIA WITH DRONE TECHNOLOGY" CONFERENCE

Date: Tuesday 28 February 2017

Time: 1000 - 1500

Registration: This event is open to Airshow trade day visitors, exhibitors and conference delegates. Pre-registration required and a registration fee is applicable.

Location: Airshow Conference Centre

AAUS is back at the Australian International Airshow in 2017 hosting the “Transforming Australia with Drone Technology” conference.

This year’s event will focus on the growth and utility of unmanned aerial systems for both military and civilian applications.

The event will be held at RMIT University, Melbourne CBD and at Avalon over 3 days (February 26 - 28, 2017).


CONFERENCE THEMES

Defence of our Nation using RPAS
A series of presentations from Defence, Government and Industry on Defence programs and security applications.
 
Drones making a difference in Civilian Applications
A series of presentations and discussion from successful end user / operator pairings focusing on civilian applications including agriculture, mining and infrastructure, cinematography, real estate and the environment.
 
Regulatory Development for RPAS
A series of presentations and discussion from CASA and Industry experts on CASR101 developments and roadmaps.

The conference will explore these themes through conference presentations, panel discussion and a series of debates.  Networking sessions will provide further opportunity for discussion in a relaxed atmosphere.

The 45 minute debates will be held at Avalon on February 28 and cover the following topics:

  • Weaponisation of Drones
  • Misuse of Drone Technology
  • Benefits vs Problems with Amended CASR101


The debates will be moderated and contested by key industry, defence and regulatory figures.  

AAUS events are focused on broadening professional relationships amongst members and key industry end users.  Our events are strongly supported by key Government personnel and there will be opportunities to meet with them during the conference and at the conference dinner.


DRONE PHOTO COMPETITION

This year, we will also be holding a photo competition for imagery taken by a drone.  Finalists for the competition will have their imagery displayed at Avalon on Tuesday February 28.  Sessions for public display will take place between our Drone debates (held at the same venue).

Competition Categories:

  • Best Image of a sporting event
  • Best landscape image
  • Best real estate / landmark image
  • Best 3D image (eg. LIDAR)
  • Public choice

 

INVITATION FOR PAPERS, DEBATERS AND DRONE PHOTOS

We invite 

  • Interested speakers to submit an abstract prior to 30 November 2016
  • Interested debaters to apply by 15 December 2016
  • Submission of Drone Photos by 31 January 2016



PROGRAM, VENUE & DATES

The conference event runs over 3 days: Sunday February 26-28 at two venues.

Sunday February 26 & Monday February 27 : Storey Hall, RMIT University, Melbourne CBD
Sunday February 26
1030 - 1630
Conference. Lunch and tea breaks included
1630 - 1800
Networking Drinks
1900 - 2200
Conference Dinner
Monday February 27
1030 - 1630
Conference. Lunch and tea breaks included
Tuesday February 28 : Avalon Airshow, Avalon
1000 - 1045
Debate: Weaponisation of Drones
1045 - 1115
Photo Competition Display
1115 - 1200
Debate: Misuse of Drone Technology
1200 - 1400
Photo Competition Display
1400 - 1445
Debate: Benefits vs Problems with Amended CASR101
1500 - 1630
Announcement of photo prize winners.  Photo Competition Display open to 1630

 

REGISTRATION

We have worked hard to keep registration prices as low as possible.  2017 prices are approximately 40% cheaper than 2015.

Government
Early Bird: $475
Standard: $540
AAUS Member
Early Bird Price: $475
Normal Price: $540
Industry
Early Bird Price: $570
Normal Price: $650
Academic
Early Bird Price: $250
Normal Price: $285
Conference Dinner
Early Bird Price: $75
Normal Price: $85

* Early Bird Price available until December 31, 2016


To register and other information on the AAUS conference

http://www.aaus.org.au/page-18112

For further information:
Mr Greg Tyrrell
Executive Officer
Australian Association for Unmanned Systems (AAUS) 
Email: Greg.Tyrrell@aaus.org.au

 

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