Drone conference to go virtual

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The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International’s AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2020, the largest trade show and conference for the unmanned systems industry, will be conducted as an interactive virtual event from Oct. 5-8, 2020, given the restrictions on travel and meetings due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

“For decades, the unmanned systems industry has reshaped critical missions and business operations by meeting challenges head-on with innovation and resolve,” said Brian Wynne, president and CEO of AUVSI. “Our commitment to supporting the unmanned systems community remains unwavering, so amidst the current global health crisis we, too, must adapt to fulfill that mission.” 

XPONENTIAL 2020 was originally scheduled for the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center May 4-7 and subsequently postponed to Oct. 5-8 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas. AUVSI has now made the decision to convert XPONENTIAL 2020 to a fully virtual event given concerns for the health and safety of the attendees of the trade show. 

“While we are disappointed to not be convening in person this year, the health and safety of XPONENTIAL exhibitors and attendees is our utmost priority,” Wynne said. “It may not look like the XPONENTIAL we are used to, but we look forward to offering attendees the opportunity to virtually network, learn from and collaborate with one another just as they have in years past.”

More information about the virtual event, a schedule of programming, and information about how to register will be available in the coming weeks on the conference website XPONENTIAL.org.

Those who have already registered for XPONENTIAL will receive an email in the coming weeks to confirm options for participation in the virtual event.

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