Speak at InterDrone 2017

Would you like to speak at InterDrone, The International Drone Conference and Exposition? Read on!

We are currently seeking proposals for 45-minute sessions or two-part, 90-minute sessions, as well as panelists for pre-determined panel topics. InterDrone kicks off on Wednesday morning, September 6, and will have three jam-packed days of classes and panels.

InterDrone offers attendees 8 different classes or panels per time slot stretching across three different tracks but full conference attendees can visit any session they like and will usually mix and match.


Your Proposal

When you propose a class, be clear about what the attendee will learn. What will they walk away from your class and be able to do? Bullet points can be very helpful. Please assume that the attendees already know why you are talking about the subject matter and do not need a lengthy introduction about why the topic is important or interesting. Get to the real instruction or insights.

The classes are not an opportunity for a sales pitch, but rather a time to teach attendees practical skills in building, buying, or flying and using drones.

In your session proposal, please include the following:

• The proposed title of your class. We reserve the right to change it to our style.
• A description of 150 – 300 words. The more detail you provide, the better. We reserve the right to change it to our style.
• Tell us if your session is Overview, Intermediate or Advanced level. 
• Explain what prerequisite skills or knowledge should be expected.
• Your bio of 125–150 words, with a summary of your teaching expertise. We reserve the right to change it to our style.
• Your hi-res digital headshot. See http://www.bzmedia.com/photoguidelines.
• Twitter and blog addresses (if you have them).

Please submit a proposal electronically as a text e-mail or as a Word document to Katie Flash, Conference Program Director, at kflash@bzmedia.com by Friday, April 28. You will be notified by Monday, May 15, if you've been accepted to speak or not. 


InterDrone is loosely organized into three technical conferences plus some special tracks within them. They are:

Drone TechCon: For the builders of drones. Typical content here is advanced flying dynamics and principles, chip and board selection, hardware/software integration, airframe considerations, sensors, power issues, and software development.

Drone Enterprise: For drone flyers, buyers and Drone Service Providers (DSPs) using drones for enterprise applications such as construction, precision agriculture, surveying and mapping, mining, infrastructure inspection, law enforcement, emergency response, and search and rescue.

Drone Cinema: For drone flyers, buyers and DSPs that are primarily engaged in aerial photography, videography and cinematography. This includes drone use for real estate and resort marketing, action sports and movie filming, newsgathering, and basically any professional activity where the quality of the image is paramount.

Special 2017 Enterprise Tracks
We are grouping some specialized content into half-day tracks, which are especially focused on user experience as well as tips and techniques in these vertical industries:

• Construction
Precision Agriculture
Mining and Aggregates
Energy, Utility and Infrastructure Inspection
Police, Fire, Emergency Response, and Search & Rescue


ID-Users-2016.jpgInterDrone 2016 was the largest commercial drone show in North America, attracting more than 3,500 attendees from 54 countries, 155 exhibitors and more than 260 marketing partners. More than 100 classes, panels and keynotes were presented and the event was covered widely across major news and media outlets. As Robert Rodriquez, President of the Society of Aerial Cinematography said, “It looks like the drone industry has chosen their go-to event!"

InterDrone 2017 will be even larger and we expect to serve up more than 120 classes, panels and keynotes at this year’s event. InterDrone attendees are commercial drone professionals – defined as someone who uses drones to make money or in their business. Many of the attendees own or were launching a Drone Service Business (DSB) to serve a vertical industry.

Don't miss your chance to speak at InterDrone 2017!