International Drone Expo (IDE)



Largest Global Commercial Drone Conference Includes 20+ Leaders 

Across Government, Business, Media for Dec. 11 -12 Event


From NASA + Motion Picture Administration of America to DJI


LOS ANGELES – November 2, 2015 – The International Drone Expo (IDE) is attracting industry luminaries across the emerging commercial drone business sector.  Professionals and influencers pioneering and shaping the industry will share their insights at the largest global commercial drone community gathering taking place. There will be an exposition hall open to the public as well for the display and purchase of cutting edge done technology– all at the Los Angeles Convention Center December 11 to 12.


IDE 2015 will open with a keynote address by DJI’s VP of Policy and Legal Affairs Brenden Schulman, a pioneer in legal and advocacy issues effecting Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems [sUAS]. Schulman will set the stage for the two-day business conference by exploring successes and addressing current challenges.


The program will feature:

  • Dentons –  James Williams, Former FAA Lead for sUAS Integration
  • NASA, Unmanned Air Traffic Management – Parimal Kopardekar
  • California Governor’s Office of Economic Development – Louis Stewart, Chief Innovation
  • Embry-Riddle Worldwide – Kenneth Witcher, Dean, College of Aeronautics,
  • Aerovironment  – Wahid Nawabi,  Chief Operating Officer
  • Pix4D – Antoine Martin
  • DreamQii – Klever Freire
  • Walt Disney – Cliff Wong, Imagineering R&D, Inc.
  • Drone Deploy – Jono Millin
  • Airware – Fabien Blanc-Paques, VP of Solutions Engineering
  • Dronefly – Taylor Chien
  • AIRMAP – Ben Marcus, Co-Founder, Aerospace Engineer, Test Pilot, CFI
  • Flyspan System – Brock Christoval
  • Global Aerospace – Chris Proudlove, Senior Vice President


In addition, the global commercial drone community will participate in this monumental second annual conference and expo. Detailed information for registration for the expo and conference schedule is available at


Important topics central to the drone economy to be addressed during the conference include:


  • Drones and the Future of Aerospace
  • The New Drone Economy – An Overview of a Global Movement
  • The Future of Education and Jobs in Unmanned Aircraft Systems
  • Commercial Applications now and for the future
  • FAA, Integration and Commercial Drones
  • The Unmanned Traffic Management System


IDE was created by the Unmanned Autonomous Vehicle Systems Association [UAVSA], the only worldwide drone association focused solely on the commercial prosumer, operator, pilot, innovator, entrepreneur, company and community. This year, the UAVSA is partnering with E.J. Krause & Associates, a presidentially-awarded international expo company that brings premier technology and staging to global conferences, to produce the event.


IDE 2015 is possible thanks in part to these gracious sponsors: Aerial Media Pros, DJI, DroneFly, FLIR Systems Inc. and MultiCopter Warehouse.


Early Bird Tickets for IDE 2015 are available now for both the Business Conference for $295 and the Expo for $25.


For more information, please visit:


About the Unmanned Autonomous Vehicle Systems Association:

Created by the Tesla Foundation Group, the Unmanned Autonomous Vehicle Systems Association (UAVSA) is the first and largest commercial drone association solely dedicated to the commercial global drone community.  The UAVSA is tirelessly working to promote the safe and ethical commercial operation of drones for the betterment of mankind. For more information, please visit:

The UAVSA is a 501(c)(3) non for profit corporation.


About the Tesla Foundation Group:

The Tesla Foundation Group is a non for profit Science and Technology Foundation that is committed through the power of research and education to create, promote, and protect American Jobs and Companies with innovation and the steps needed for commercialization.

The Tesla Foundation Group is a 501(c)(3) non for profit corporation.


About E.J. Krause:

For more than 30 years, E.J. Krause & Associates, Inc. (EJK) has been a worldwide leader in exhibition and conference management. EJK is one of the largest privately held exhibition management companies in the world, with offices on three continents. EJK produces a growing portfolio of over 40 events, serving 14 different industries. We excel in creating global brand leading events, bringing companies together to network and generate business. For more information please visit:



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