presented by U.S. Department of Transportation

Drones: Changing Lives, Shaping Society

Date TBA
Drones: Changing Lives, Shaping Society


Anne Bechdolt


Travis Mason


Michael Thacker


In this session, Jay Merkle, the Executive Director of the FAA’s UAS Integration Office will lead a panel of drone industry innovators to discuss how drones are positively impacting and transforming the lives of Americans. From tackling the jobs that are dull, dirty, or dangerous to delivering everything from food to medical supplies and one day, humans, drones are being used in new and creative ways every day. Panel members will discuss their respective challenges and successes and discuss their vision for the future.

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Primary Entry: Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Film Badge, Interactive Badge
Format: Panel
Event Type: Session