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UP&UP: How one farmer learned to love drones

May 9, 2017

Landon Smith thought he knew every inch of the family farm -- until he flew a drone over it. Today, drones are as essential on the farm as tractors. At ASCEND, he’ll share his first-hand experience in transforming agricultural practices through UAV technology.

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Melanie Harris interview

Up&Up: Secrets of an emerging-markets pro

April 25, 2017

Melanie Harris has spent her career in the rough-and-tumble world of emerging markets, where’s there’s no clear flight path to success -- which makes her a natural fit for the drone industry. She’ll give ASCEND attendees the benefit of that experience in her session about building a scalable business.

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Garret Bryl interview

Up&Up: This pilot proves drones save lives

April 11, 2017

Through Garret Bryl’s efforts, drones have become an integral — and life-saving — part of his community’s public safety program. At ASCEND, Bryl will share lessons learned from integrating civilian drone pilots into public safety programs.

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ASCEND Conference & Expo

Announcing ASCEND

Announcing ASCEND Conference & Expo

November 10, 2016

The ASCEND Conference & Expo will be held at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, OR, July 19-21, 2017. ASCEND will give professionals in multiple business markets practical information about using drones to improve processes.

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