USDPS is a fully interactive event taking place within a secure virtual platform. The program committee has taken the on-site experience and reimagined it in a digital world, allowing you to engage with keynote addresses, panel discussions, exclusive roundtables and face-to-face video networking from wherever you are working. The program includes direct access to high ranking officials and program managers from all branches of the military and public security agencies, exploring programs of record and the latest procurement practices to speed acquisition of unmanned systems for critical operations.
AUVSI and the USDPS Program Committee determined that the unpredictable nature of the current novel coronavirus (COVID-19) national health emergency and the potential for ongoing travel restrictions made an in-person event in fall 2020 untenable. Rather than postponing for a full year, they made the decision for the health and safety of our armed services personnel and the unmanned community to host the event virtually.
Recognizing the value of the event to driving engagement between the military, government, and industry, USDPS will — as always — provide a forum to address the needs of critical missions and explore the available unmanned solutions.
Unmanned Systems – Defense. Protection. Security. will take place over three consecutive days, September 8-10, 2020. All times listed on the agenda are in the Eastern Time Zone. Depending on your interest areas and schedule, you can register for the full event or choose which days to participate.
All times listed on the agenda are in the Eastern Time Zone.
While a webinar-style presentation may be part of a virtual event, a virtual event provides attendees with a variety of content options and opportunities for direct interaction with other participants.
A webinar is a topic-specific seminar or other presentation, usually between 30-90 minutes, that takes place on the Internet, allowing participants in different locations to see and hear the presenter(s), ask questions, and sometimes answer polls.
A virtual event features an agenda of topic-specific sessions that take place either sequentially or concurrently over the course of a day or days, as well as virtual product exhibits and one-to-one chatrooms for scheduled and organic networking with other attendees. Participants in different locations can see and be seen, hear and be heard, and engage directly with other attendees, speakers, and exhibitors based on their interests. All sessions are professionally produced to optimize content for attendees and Individual sessions throughout the agenda may be held in the style of a webinar, an interactive videoconference, or small group discussions.
Unmanned Systems — Defense. Protection. Security. draws a diverse audience of federal program managers, military leadership and defense professionals in job roles such as engineering, research, corporate management, business development, operations, and more. Ask our sponsorship team for complete attendee demographics.
Unmanned Systems – Defense. Protection. Security. has flexible pricing to allow you to register for what you will be able to attend. We understand that everyone has different schedules and have worked to develop options that will allow everyone to participate in the manner that works best for them.
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Registration fees are necessary to produce a high-quality event and reflect the resources required to support the creation and management of this virtual experience. The event features three full days of programming via an interactive virtual platform to educate and inform stakeholders throughout the unmanned defense community about programs of record, procurement processes and federal business opportunities, as well as provide direct networking to establish and grow critical relationships.
There is no deadline to register. We recommend that you register in advance of the event in order to familiarize yourself with the different opportunities that are available throughout Unmanned Systems – Defense. Protection. Security. Please note: if you register on day of the event, there will be lag time between finalizing your registration and receiving your access link and/or code.
Access links and/or codes are meant solely for the registered individual; they may not be sold, traded, transferred or shared with anyone else.
Once you register for Unmanned Systems – Defense. Protection. Security., you will receive a confirmation via email. Approximately, one week before the start of the event, you will receive details on how to access the event platform via your internet browser.
You will be able to watch presentations (both live and on-demand), ask questions of speakers, engage in networking opportunities with speakers and other attendees, and interact with solution providers to explore the latest unmanned technologies as well as schedule 1-on-1 meetings! In short, you will have the full event experience without leaving your home or office.
In order to access the virtual event platform, the minimum recommended bandwidth is 1.5mbps. A camera and microphone connected to your computer are recommended in order to have one-to-one virtual meetings. Speakers or headphones are required to hear the content being presented. To optimize the platform’s functionality, it is recommended that either Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox browsers be used.
The virtual platform utilizes Vimeo as the video player. For government personnel using a government computer, please note this may not work on all VPNs. In this case, please disconnect VPN and try again.