Join the hub88 community for this exciting free virtual TechTalk!
Drone Opportunities and Challenges in Illinois – An expert panel will discuss drone industry developments and hub88’s Drone Interest Group
From crop-spraying to package delivery to building inspections, Illinois companies have entered the burgeoning global drone industry.
As Chicago is a major aviation hub – with O’Hare International Airport and the corporate headquarters for Boeing and United Airlines – the next logical step is for the state to play a larger role in the growth of the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) sector.
Illinois universities are also at the forefront in educating the next generation of drone pilots, engineers and business professionals. For example, Lewis University has an in-depth program in Aviation and Transportation studies, as well as a new major focused exclusively on UAS.
The challenge for Illinois now is to seize on this opportunity and foster innovation in this industry in a way that keeps and draws talent to the state. Other states – like New York through its Genius NY; North Dakota through its UAS Test Site in Grand Forks; and North Texas through its North Texas UAS Safety and Integration Task Force – have invested tens of millions of dollars in the drone sector and are in the national spotlight.
Several European and Asian countries have also forged ahead in this sector. How did they to make this happen and how can Illinois lead in this space?
This panel will explore that question from a technical, business and regulatory perspective.
Moderator: Tom S. Lee, Chair, Hub 88 Drone Interest Group (DIG)
- Alpita Shah, Partner, Aviation Law Practice Group, Chico & Nunes
- Sharon Rossmark, CEO, Women & Drones
- Jacob Reed, Assistant Professor, Lewis University
- Geoff Graves, Director of Strategic Partnerships, Valqari, an Illinois-based drone delivery company
- Ernest Huffman, Aviation Planning and Education Program Manager, North Central Texas Council of Governments
When: September 9, 2020 05:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Bring your questions about Drones. This session will be interactive!
How to Register:
Please use the Registration Form HERE.
NOTE: THIS WEBINAR WILL BE RECORDED AND PLACED ON THE HUB88 You Tube Channel for future viewing.
hub88 TechTalks Programming is proudly supported by InspiHerTech, career advisory for women in tech.
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