Mobility Unmanned, a conference bringing together government and industry stakeholders, is the first event of its kind designed to facilitate dialogue on automated vehicle policy and regulation across all transportation modes.

The Commonwealth of Virginia will play a high-profile role in the conference, held November 1-2 at the Hyatt Regency Washington in Washington, DC.   Speakers with Virginia interests in the unmanned systems space include:

  • Senator Mark R.  Warner (D-VA) will serve as a keynote speaker, highlighting federal issues impacting regulation of unmanned technology.  Senator Warner has been a champion of the UAS industry, ensuring the U.S. is well positioned to keep pace with technology so new developments do not go overseas.
  • Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe will also serve as a keynote speaker discussing state and local promotion of unmanned technology. Governor McAuliffe has been vocal in his support for unmanned systems, noting that Virginia is uniquely positioned to leverage emerging technologies with the potential to bring enormous benefits to the Commonwealth’s economy.
  • Virginia Secretary of Technology Karen Jackson will keynote a review of cybersecurity and regulatory efforts for unmanned systems.  Secretary Jackson is an avid supporter of unmanned systems and serves on a number of boards including the Center for Innovative Technology, the Virginia Research Investment Committee, and the Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership (MAAP).
  • The Unmanned Systems Association of Virginia (USAV) will also play a lead role in the conference, with a USAV representative serving as a keynote speaker and USAV members serving on a panel. USAV is focused on promoting a legal and regulatory framework that supports innovation, collaboration and growth in the unmanned systems industry in the Commonwealth.

LEARN MORE AND REGISTER FOR THE CONFERENCE HERE.  For a discounted registration fee of $500, use code USAVMEM17.

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