Announcing the Drones & Aerial Robotics Conference

Today, we’re pleased to announce the Drones & Aerial Robotics Conference—a first of a kind event this October 11-13th in New York City.

Imagine a near future in which networks of autonomous robots roam the skies, performing everything from law enforcement, to communications, to crop dusting, shipping and logistics. Sound implausible? Perhaps—but that is the future that the aerospace industry and a new class of entrepreneurs are busy preparing.

The Drones & Aerial Robotics Conference —or DARC, for short— is presented by the NYU Engelberg Center on Innovation Law and Policy. At heart, DARC is a full spectrum conference – participants and presenters will come from many disciplines. Expect demos, hands-on workshops, panels, talks, screenings, and much more.

There’s a lot in store, and we can’t wait to share it with you.

Get Involved

There’s a reason drones capture the public imagination: they’re a defining technology of the zeitgeist, and they deserve deep study. More than a conference about the law, DARC will be a weekend of practical learnings from engineers, backyard hobbyists, drone journalists, and manufacturers of multimillion dollar aircraft. DARC will foster constructive discourse around the anxieties and aspirations that arise so readily, when UAV’s or Drones come up in conversation.

If you’re interested in leading a session at DARC, the call for proposals is open today. We’ve compiled a list of substantive legal and general interest questions to start the discussion.

You can also follow @droneconference on Twitter and sign up to get email updates on the conference.

We hope to see you in New York this October 11-13th, 2013!

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