SpinUp 2019 - The YouTube Drone Community Event!

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Fickett Center

12500 North Interstate Highway 35

Austin, TX 78753

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SpinUp is the ONLY event dedicated to the online drone community. Last year was amazing and this year promises to be even bigger and better. SpinUp will feature a line up of engaging speakers talking about drone technology, drone laws, drone photography, and much more! We are still working on the lineup and the speaker names will be announced over the coming weeks.

Speakers At SpinUp 2018

The 2019 speaker lineup will include:

- Vloggers

- Drone Personalities

- YouTubers

- First Responders

- Drone Makers

- Drone Racers

- Photographers

Confirmed Speakers for 2019:

Jason Schappert http://www.remotepilot101.com

Jason Shappert

Jason Schappert is the creator of RemotePilot101.com the largest part 107 test prep on the market. Jason is a career flight instructor who every month helps 1,000's of pilots earn their certificate from drone pilots all the way to airline pilots.

Haye Kesteloo http://www.dronedj.com

Haye Kesteloo

Haye Kesteloo is the Editor in Chief and Main Writer at DroneDJ, where he covers all drone-related news and writes product reviews. He also contributes to the other sites in the 9to5Mac group such as; 9to5Mac, 9to5Google, 9to5Toys, and Electrek.

Sean Ozz https://www.youtube.com/seanozz

Sean Ozz

Sean Ozz has been tattooing for over 26 years and is the owner of Summit ink Tattoo in Silverthorne, Colorado. Sean discovered that creating video content using drones and sharing his experiences on Youtube could be much more than a hobby. It turned out to be a form of therapy... Drone therapy. After years of experience using Youtube the wrong way, Sean is happy to share anything and everything he has learned about building a successful Youtube channel.

Scott Parazynski http://www.fluidity.tech

Scott Parazynski

Scott Parazynski is a physician and a former NASA astronaut. A veteran of five Space Shuttle flights and seven spacewalks, in May 2016 he was inducted into the United States Astronaut Hall of Fame. Scott will is the first person to have both flown in space and summited Mount Everest, the highest point on Earth.He retired from NASA in March 2009 and is currently the CEO of Fluidity, the maker of the FT Aviator drone controller.

Dre Paskert www.instagram.com/timeofdre

Dre Paskert - Time of Dre

Dre Paskert is the celebrated Social Media Strategist and Instagram Consultant behind the TimeOfDre brand. Dre frequently speaks and facilitates workshops teaching the power of personal branding and how to explode your presence online. With over five years of experience consulting with Fortune 500 brands, Dre now focuses on teaching small businesses and brands to turn their impact into income and turn crickets into conversations.

Jace McCown https://skyways.com

Jace McKown

Jace "Digit" McCown is the Chief Pilot and Flight Test Engineer for Skyways Air Transportation Inc., a Texas-based cargo drone start-up that designs, builds, tests and operates medium-sized VTOL planes. Jace is a graduate of the US Air Force Academy and a former US Air Force helicopter instructor pilot.

Belinda Betancourt Dow http://www.dowgeospatial.com

Belinda Dow

Belinda Betancourt Dow is the founder and owner of Dow GeoSpatial LLC. Dow GeoSpatial provides high quality aerial imagery capture and aerial mapping services, bringing you the most current, dynamic mapping thru UAV technology to speed efficient product analysis in engineering, construction and inspection of projects. Belinda is the author of the book Thinking About Getting Into Mapping?: Integrating Aerial Mapping Services Into Your Drone Business - she will talk about how to get into drone mapping.

Barry Markowitz - https://newshawaii.photoshelter.com

Barry Markowitz

From Oahu, the South Pacific, Asia and the US Mainland Barry supplies many local and national/international media entities with actuality driven still and video imagery. Barry pioneered the dynamic genre of modern POV on the TV show, Real TV...and has added gimbles and drones to his arsenal for ongoing international coverage & production. Barry covered the Japan (Hawaii impact) and Samoa tsunamis for CNN, covers news and sports for Australia’s Channel 7 & 9, has worked for BBC (Hong Kong), has been credentialed as part of the White House Press Corps, onfield coverage of the NFL, NCAA Div 1 & 2 Collegiate sports, World Rugby’s professional 7’s & 15’s and served as Radio New Zealand International Correspondent for the nation of Samoa (Western). Barry was honored in the early 90's as the first ever (PINA) Pacific Island News Association's Photojournalist of the Year. Barry will share how the evolution of drones impacts photojournalism, how youtube drone/tech channels have a greater impact than recognized, update search & rescue participation opportunities, and discuss the disabled community’s potential in droning.

Barry’s wife, Taffy, will share some Polynesian flair for all attendees with freshly brewed Koko Samoa and Coconut Sweetened Condensed Milk (for Koko Samoa & coffee)...and a few boxes of Hawaiian Chocolate Macadamia Nuts.

Jim McAndrew - http://www.dronelink.com

Jim McAndrew

Jim is an entrepreneur, technologist, and software architect from Austin, TX. He specializes in creating lean start-ups and innovative software products. As a drone enthusiast, he created Autopilot, the first app for DJI drones in the iOS App Store, in 2014. He went on to cofound Hangar Technology where he also served as CTO until mid 2018. Jim created Dronelink because he believes true innovation in drones depends on a vibrant, collaborative community enabled by a powerful medium to express ideas.

More Speakers will be announced soon.

Check out some of the video recaps from 2018!

Check Out Ed Ricker's Recap of SpinUp 2018.

Check Out Sean Ozz's Recap of SpinUp 2018.

Check Out Ken Heron's Recap of SpinUp 2018.

Check Out Drone Valley's Presentation from SpinUp 2018.

Last year we gave away over 30 prizes including a DJI Mavic 2 Pro.

And this year we plan to take it to the next level with even better prizes!

DJI has once again stepped up to be our Platinum Sponsor!

DJI Logo

DJI Mavic 2 Pro and Robomaster S1

Freewell Gear will once again be a Gold Sponsor!

Freewell Gear Logo

If you enjoy flying radio controlled aircraft, love photography, want to build a YouTube channel, or just want to have a great time, then SpinUp is the event for you.

The Everyday Dad Speaking at SpinUp 2018

Our venue is capable of holding 200 people, so once that number is reached, we will be sold out!

Price of tickets includes:

- Admission to the event

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Snacks Throughout the Day

- Opportunity to win awesome prizes

Tickets prices will go up as we get closer to the event.

Tickets prices are:

$125 in May & June

$145 in July & August

$165 in September & October

SpinUp T-Shirts are $10.

Hotel and Lodging Information Below!

Refund Policy

If you purchase a ticket and then can't come, you can receive a refund of 75% of the cost of the ticket if you request it by September 19th. No refunds will be issued after September 19th.

SpinUp Group 2018

Just like last year, we will give away THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS worth of drone and RC equipment at the event!

Osmo Pocket Giveaway

This year SpinUp will take place at the Texas Headquarters for the Boy Scouts of America. They have an amazing facility in north Austin with a private lake and green space that is perfect for flying and drone demonstrations!

Here are some pictures of the event location.

SpinUp Venue 2019

SpinUp Venue 2019

SpinUp Venue 2019

SpinUp Venue 2019

SpinUp Venue 2019

SpinUp Hotel Info

Check In: Friday, October 18, 2019

Check Out: Sunday, October 20, 2019

Last Day to Book: Saturday, September 21, 2019

Last Day to Cancel: Thursday, October 3, 2019

We have two hotels offering a special group rate. Both hotels share a parking lot with the event venue!

  • SpringHill Suites Austin North/Parmer Lane for 129 USD per night - you may also call the hotel at 512.833.8100 and provide the group code SSUC

  • Residence Inn Austin North/Parmer Lane for 129 USD per night - you may also call the hotel at 512.977.0544 and provide the group code RSUC

Please click the link below to reserve your room

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Fickett Center

12500 North Interstate Highway 35

Austin, TX 78753

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Refund Policy

Refunds up to 30 days before event

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