Call for Speakers

Now accepting applications for Speakers

Join us as a speaker at ASCEND Conference & Expo

July 19-21, 2017 in Portland, OR

We welcome proposals from business leaders, innovators, entrepreneurs, researchers, educators, policy-makers and others with proven records of success in the UAS industry. Sessions should provide actionable solutions that attendees can immediately put to work. They should link theories and practices to real-world application. Keep in mind that we are not looking for a product or service pitch in these sessions.


Your session content must help attendees do one or more of the following:

  • Start or grow a business
  • Incorporate drones into an existing business
  • Learn best practices
  • Find resources
  • Comply with FAA, state and local regulations
  • Acquire management tools
  • Understand policy
  • Provide commercial application workflows
  • Detail flight planning for safety and efficiency
  • Optimize technology decisions
  • Manage data acquisition, processing and use
  • Minimize financial and legal risk
  • Develop operations processes
  • Provide real-world case studies
  • Share critical research


Speaker Benefits


How to Submit Your Speaker Proposal

Please complete the ASCEND Conference & Expo Call for Speakers Application Form, which requests full contact information, professional bio, session type, session title, session description, goal of session, and benefits of session.

Email your completed Call for Speakers Application Form with a current head shot photo to

Please note that each speaker will cover his/her own travel and expenses.

As a speaker you will be asked to provide your own laptop or media presentation. An internet connection may not be available.

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