Monterey Bay Drone, Automation & Robotics Technology (DART) Symposium

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Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa on Del Monte Golf Course

1 Old Golf Course Road

Monterey, CA 93940

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Symposium exploring the current & future growth potential of Drone, Automation & Robotics Technologies (DART).

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Get up to speed on how drones will impact your future

Talent & Workforce Development • Public Safety • Agriculture • Airspace Integration • Environmental Research & Conservation • Urban Air Mobility • Homeland Security

This one-day Symposium will further elevate local, regional, state and national awareness about the Monterey Bay region as a home for Drone, Automation & Robotics, Technology (DART) innovation. The Symposium will bring together industry, academic, and government thought and practice leaders to explore related topics. The outline for the day includes a series of keynote speakers bringing leading edge insight into industry, regulatory and education directions, and the potential for them to thrive in our region. Following lunch, a series of panel discussion will explore topics in more detail including: Education, Airspace & Facilities, Investing, Regulatory & Management, and Application areas in Agriculture, Marine Science, Homeland Security, and more. This content and speakers will be updated as planning for the Symposium progresses.


7:30 AM Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:30 AM Welcome – Michael Houlemard

Introduction & Purpose – Josh Metz

—DART Strategy. Key elements for successful cluster development.

8:50 AM Investor View

Why the DART focus? $500B by 2025

Growth potential; good fit; leverage existing strengths

9:30 AM Defense UAS: Past present & Future:

NPS/CRUSER: Ray Buettner, Kevin & Marianna Jones

10:15 AM Break

10:30 AM Speakers: Higher Education

—UCSC: Leila Takayama

—UCANR: Maggi Kelly

—CSUMB: Andrew Lawson

12:00 PM Lunch, Networking, Tradeshow, Poster Session

1:00 PM Ag & Natural Resources Panels:

—Production Agriculture

—Env Research & Conservation

2:00 PM Break

2:10 PM Talent & Security Panels:

—Talent & Workforce Development

—Homeland Security/Public Safety

3:10 PM Break

3:20 PM Airspace Futures Panels:

—Urban Air Mobility

—Airspace Access/Droneports

4:20 PM Insights

4:30 PM

Happy Hour, Networking, Tradeshow, Poster Session

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Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa on Del Monte Golf Course

1 Old Golf Course Road

Monterey, CA 93940

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