The ASCEND Drone Business Conference & Expo is coming up in Portland, Oregon on July 19-21, so mark your calendars for the opportunity for one-on-one meetings with experts in UASs. The conference offers sessions designed to teach attendees about commercial application workflows, understanding policy and regulations, financial and legal risk, maintenance and repair, and finding resources, as well as the chance to be matched with a mentor in their needed area of expertise. Mentor sessions are part of the registration packet and available on a first-come, first-served bases.
“We were amazed by the immediate, positive response we received when we invited industry experts to act as mentors,” said Sara Dumford, ASCEND Conference Director. “Comments from the mentors ranged from ‘Absolutely; honored you would ask me,’ to ‘This is a terrific idea!’ to ‘Heck yes! Sign me up!!’ This is clearly a need people are eager to fill in an industry still in its fledgling stages. It also reflects a collaborative spirit among those who want the UAS community to reach its full potential.”