This page is where you’ll find the top drone conferences in the world.

Small Unmanned Systems Business Exposition

April 29 – May 1st, San Francisco, California

The workshop will be two full intensive hours based on lessons learned and in the field experience with UAS SAR expert Gene Robinson. SAR is not something to take lightly as the consequences can literally be life and death, and if you have ever considered SAR with sUAS, Gene is the expert who can tell you what it take to participate. He will be covering what it takes to be an efficient and safe part of an organized search drawing on ten years of experience in a multitude of searches around the globe. Learn how you and your UA can be a professional level asset that can produce tangible results.

AUVSI’s Unmanned Systems 2015

May 4th – 7th

AUVSI’s Unmanned Systems 2015 is the place to see the most comprehensive collection of unmanned systems for every domain—air, ground and maritime. Last year was a record breaking year, featuring more than 350,000 sq. ft. (32,500 sq. m.) of exhibit space, 600+ exhibitors and more than 8,000 attendees from over 55 countries plus 400 members of the press and media.

The International Drone Conference and Exposition

September 9 – 11, Las Vegas, NV

A conference for both drone builders and flyers.

2015 International Conference on Unmanned Aerial Systems

June 9 – 12, Denver, Colorado

The 2015 ICUAS will be held on June 9-12 in the Mile High City, in Denver, CO. After meetings in Dubai, Philadelphia, Atlanta and Orlando, we decided to return to the beautiful city of Denver and the State of Colorado, in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. June 9 will be a Workshop/Tutorial day, followed by a three-day technical Conference.

LA Drone Expo

December 13th, Los Angeles, California

This expo is the work of the first and biggest commercial drone association in the world, the UAVSA (Unmanned Autonomous Vehicle Systems Association). The association was formed by the people that are at the core of this revolution and who are looking out for the commercial, professional and enthusiast community of drone entrepreneurs, users and makers at every level for the safe and ethical use of drones everywhere.

DARC – Drones and Aerial Robotics Conference

New York City, New York

DARC is a multidisciplinary conference about Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and drones—with an emphasis on civilian applications. Attendees will take part in a far-ranging exploration of these technologies and see firsthand the latest advancements in aerial robotics. In addition to looking at the cultural impact, legal challenges, and business potential, we’ll also examine specific applications for drones including: agriculture, policing, wildlife conservation, weather, mapping, logistics, and more.

New York City Drone Film Festival

March 7th – New York City, New York

New York City Drone Film Festival is the world’s first event exclusively dedicated to celebrating the art of drone cinematography. The festival provides a platform for aerial filmmakers to showcase their work (shot anywhere in the world), emphasizing innovative flight technique, aesthetic beauty, and more. Director, landscape photographer, and aerial cinematographer Randy Scott Slavin founded the festival in 2014 with a desire to change the perceptions of drones. “I’m tired of drones being synonymous with questionable legality and FAA regulation. I want to celebrate the art of aerial cinematography”