National Public Safety UAS Conference 2024 nearing full capacity

February 8, 2024

DRONERESPONDERS conference at Busch Gardens, Williamsburg, Virginia

The DRONERESPONDERS National Public Safety Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Conference, scheduled for March 12 and 13, 2024, at Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, Virginia, is rapidly approaching full capacity.

With over 300 seats already filled, organizers are urging interested participants to register quickly to secure one of the last 50 available spots.

“I am pleased to say that we have exceeded 300 seats and we are closing in on a sold-out show again this year. Register before it’s too late,” said DRONERESPONDERS Director, Charles L. Werner, highlighting the event’s popularity and the urgency for potential attendees to act swiftly to ensure participation.

UAS Conference: Tentative program presentations

The conference boasts a tentative agenda filled with diverse and impactful presentations.

Among the highlighted sessions are insights from the London, UK Fire Brigade & National Police Chiefs’ Council, a detailed overview of the East Palestine, OH train derailment, fire & spill, and an analysis of the Hawaii Maui wildfire.

Additional sessions include discussions on combining satellite and drone imagery by Overwatch Aero, Drone Imagery & GIS, Counter UAS and FAA Aviation Rule-Making, law enforcement drones and protests, DFR updates, and much more.

The event promises to offer extensive networking opportunities, demonstrations, and exhibits, along with breakfast, lunch, and snacks for attendees.

Accommodations and registration details

The conference has designated the Doubletree by Hilton in Williamsburg, VA, as the host hotel, offering a special rate for attendees through a Courtesy Rate Booking Link.

Prospective guests are advised to book early due to the first-come, first-served policy and to be aware of potential changes in the regular rate and any restrictions such as a two-night minimum stay.

Participants are also encouraged to become DRONERESPONDERS members to receive additional information as it becomes available.

FSJA Comment

The DRONERESPONDERS National Public Safety UAS Conference represents a significant convergence of public safety professionals, technology experts, and regulatory bodies.

It underscores the growing importance of unmanned aircraft systems in enhancing emergency response strategies, law enforcement, and disaster management.

By offering a platform for sharing knowledge, experiences, and the latest advancements in drone technology, the conference facilitates a vital dialogue on the integration of UAS into public safety operations.

This event not only provides valuable learning opportunities but also fosters collaboration among agencies, enhancing their capabilities to respond to emergencies more effectively and safely.

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