2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Presented by: Consumer Technology Association

Policies Impacting Drones and the Future of Flight

Tuesday, March 15
3:30PM - 4:30PM

Parkside Upstairs
301 E 6th St

Drones have the power to revolutionize a multitude of consumer and commercial sectors -- in fact, they are well on their way. According to CTA projections, the U.S. drone market will approach $105 million in revenue in 2015 with unit sales expected to reach 700,000, an increase of 63%. However, a number of policy battles could stand in the way of this remarkable technology. This panel will discuss the key issues impacting drones, from innovation and economic impact to safety and privacy.

Hashtags: #sxsw


Greg McNeal at SXSW

Greg McNeal



Gregory S. McNeal, JD/PhD
Co-founder, AirMap

Gregory S. McNeal, JD/PhD, is a nationally recognized expert on drones and topics related to technology, law and policy. As co-founder of airspace i...

Show the rest
Gretchen West at SXSW

Gretchen West

Sr Advisor

Hogan Lovells US LLP

Gretchen West is a senior advisor at Hogan Lovells focusing on innovation and technology and is a member of the firm’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Group in Silicon Valley. Gretchen is also a le...

Show the rest

Jon Resnick

Policy Lead


Jon works on DJI’s policy efforts in Washington DC with a focus on promoting best practices and effective regulations. His work focuses on issues related to operator and aircraft standards, airspac...

Show the rest

Marke Gibson

Sr Advisor UAS Integration

Federal Aviation Administration


Interactive Badge, Gold Badge, Platinum Badge
Event Type
Thanks to our sponsors
Esurance Logo Mazda Logo Monster Energy Logo CapitalOne logo Bud Light logo McDonald's logo Austin Chronicle Logo
Music sponsor
Sonic Bids Logo Pandora Logo Marriott Rewards Logo
Interactive sponsor
Deloitte Digital Logo Ten-X Logo United Airlines Logo Samsung Logo