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UAS Symposium – So You Want to Be in the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Business: One Year Later

June 11, 2015

9:30 am – 4:30 pm EDT

NTSB Conference Center

420 L’Enfant Plaza, 10th Street, S.W., Washington, DC 20594

On June 26, 2014, legacy McKenna Long convened its first UAS Symposium. Attended by over 200 registrants, we now find ourselves one year later. The Federal Aviation Administration has been accepting and acting on exemption petitions, civil/commercial UAS operation have begun and the FAA has published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) proposing an entirely new regulatory regime for the civil/commercial UAS industry.

This Symposium will, one year later, address where we are and where we’re going. In addition to the following, subjects, you will hear from experts from the FAA, the NTSB, the UAS industry and the legal profession on not only how to get into the commercial UAS business, but what to expect in the next 12 to 18 months.

Other subjects to be addressed include:

  • A review of the UAS Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, published on February 15, 2015, including the public comments and where we go from here.
  • The Section 333 exemption process, including its current status, requirements and timelines.
  • What you need to know and do if you’re going to be in the UAS business, whether you’re a user, operator or manufacturer.
  • Why you should like and/or dislike the regulations being proposed by the FAA?
  • Privacy issues and how you can deal with them.
  • What is the role of the National Telecommunications Information Agency? Why you should care about it and what you can do about it.
  • What problems will UAS manufacturers confront in a regulated environment?
  • Is UAS insurance available and, even if it is, do you need it?
  • How to manage and control risks associated with the world of UAS?
  • What happens if you have a UAS accident/incident?

About Our UAS Group

Dentons UAS Practice Group includes attorneys and professionals who are well-versed in FAA regulatory and enforcement issues, liability, risk management, insurance, commercial/contract issues, intellectual property, government affairs and other legal issues involved in operating UAS in the commercial world.

Who Should Attend

Any company which wants to be (or isn’t sure whether it should be) operating in some aspect of the civil UAS business.



Information and Registration

Ann Cabiness, Business Development Specialist

Sponsored by The Tesla Foundation Group and Dentons

UAS Symposium – So You Want to Be in the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Business: One Year Later