2020 was a rough year for the drone conference industry, as nearly all of them were either postponed, moved to a virtual format or cancelled completely. It was especially disappointing for fans of Interdrone (genuinely one of my favorite drone conferences), as 2020 was set to be the first year that it would move from its usual Vegas location to a new spot in Texas. Happily, Interdrone 2021 is on (and in-person) this year.
While Vegas is certainly delightful (I see you, Momofuku Milk Bar, in the Cosmopolitan Hotel), a change of scenery is always welcome. And with that, Interdrone 2021 will be held at the same venue it was supposed to live at in 2020, The Hyatt Regency in Dallas, Texas. Interdrone 2021 will take place August 10-12, 2021.
And yes, that means August is set to be a spicy month for the drone industry. AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2021 will run on the heels of Interdrone 2021 from Aug. 16-19 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia. Then, the 5th World of Drones and Robotics Congress will run on the other side of the world in Australia from Aug. 18-19. And then September will follow strong — and return to Vegas if you missed it — with the Commercial UAV Expo Americas from Sept, 7-9.
So what can you expect at Interdrone 2021? The speaker lineup includes Dawn Zoldi of P3 Tech Consulting, Brendan Groves of Skydio, and Louise Jupp of Terreco Aviation. Another highlight of the conference: you’ll get to witness the 2021 Women To Watch Global Awards show (which, by the way, is still accepting applicants).
If you’re interested in attending Interdrone 2021, you might want to register now, as early-bird pricing ends on April 30. After that, pricing goes up.
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