2016 UAS Agricultural and Academic Conference

Sunnyside, WA | September 15th, 2016

Join us for a lively, one-day conference for the development of UAS (unmanned aircraft systems) in Washington, to include interests in: education, agriculture, commercial, and government UAS communities.

9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Continental breakfast and lunch included for all attendees

Keynote: Washington’s UAS History and Future
Tom Hagen of Washington’s AUVSI Cascade Chapter 
Panel 1: UAS Training, Education and Department of Commerce “Big Picture” in Washington
Washington Department of Commerce
Center of Excellence for Agriculture 
Yakima Valley Community College 
Big Bend Community College
Panel 2: UAS Trends in Agriculture
Research Assistant Professor Chris Lum, Ph.D., University of Washington
Assistant Professor Lav R. Khot, Ph.D., Washington State University


Demonstrations: Outdoor UAS Demonstrations from high school through professional level in UAS flight 
Sunnyside School District
Local community college
University of Washington
Professional corporation 
Panel 3: Trends, UAS Jobs, and Commercial Opportunities 
Silicon Forest Electronics (speaker and sponsor)
Applewhite Aero (speaker and sponsor)
Visit booths and network with attendees from education, commerce, government and more.

Attend the 2016 UAS Agricultural and Academic Conference

Why now is the best time for a UAS Conference in Washington! 
1. Washington is mobilizing communications surrounding UAS and this conference will solidify a group of early adopters. 
2. The conference will feature a focus on how unmanned aircraft systems can be used in agricultural settings. 
3. Educational partners at the event, including a number of two-and-four year colleges will share information about new UAS training programs available to students. 
4. This is a professional event featuring the latest insight into the UAS industry and new developments in Washington. 
5. Washington UAS intends to communicate about career pathways in this field. 

Attendees and Speakers

  • Washington State Department of Commerce
  • University of Washington
  • Washington State University
  • Center of Excellence for Agriculture
  • Center of Excellence for Aerospace and Advanced Manufacturing
  • Washington State Department of Transportation
  • Applewhite Aero
  • AUVSI Cascade Chapter
  • Aerospace Futures Alliance
  • City of Sunnyside WA
  • Sunnyside School District, including the Career and Tech Ed students in a variety of disciplines
  • Several state legislators representing south eastern WA
  • A variety of commercial groups involved with agriculture and UAS in WA state


Social Networking Reception

Please join us for a pre-conference networking social at 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 14.

Location: Bon Vino’s Bistro & Bakery 122 N 16th Street, Sunnyside, WA 98944

Appetizers and drinks will be served.

We look forward to you joining us! All conference attendees are welcome. Please be sure to register.

21 and older please.

Book Your Hotel Room

Stay in beautiful Sunnyside, Washington on the night before the event at the Best Western Grapevine Inn. Call to reserve your discounted room for $89.99 and let them know that you are with the Washington UAS Convention being held in Sunnyside on September 15. The hotel is just off the freeway and is nearby the conference location.

Call to book: 509-839-6070, reference the Washington UAS Conference block of rooms, space is limited – reserve soon! Reseve by August 21 for special rate!

Location: 1849 Quail Lane, Sunnyside, WA 98944


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