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2019 UAS Summit

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The AUVSI New England Robotica UAS Summit is the pinnacle Unmanned and Autonomous education, exhibit and networking event in the North East. The New England region boasts a large economy based on innovation, education and entrepreneurship.

Please see the sections below to help coordinate your participation in this years event.


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Why Attend

The AUVSI New England chapter are convening their annual UAS Summit to address how we move from vision and planning, to execution and operations. This years UAS Summit has major industry leaders providing their vision is compelling keynote presentations, and four engaging sessions. The sessions are organized as Public Operations; Enablers; Counter-UAS; and Urban Air Mobility. The UAS Summit has been organized to provide adequate networking breaks, networking facilitation such as our Pitch Fest, and thank you reception adjacent to a very, very large drone net.  

There are a number of recent and current government initiatives intended to enable the rapid growth the US drone industry. These include the 2012 FAA UAS Test Sites, 2016 UAS Traffic Management Pilot Program (UTM PP), the recent 2017 UAS Integration Pilot Program (IPP), and the 2018 FAA Reauthorization Act. These activities seek to help participating entities drive rapid technology and applications development in the advancement of near future UAS markets. They have been met with varying success and adoption.

However, the commercial drone industry is calling out for more clearly defined opportunities to participate in and expand this new economy. Where are the leaders in the new aviation ecosystem and how can legacy enterprise find opportunity (and shelter) under the new transportation paradigm?

We look forward to actively engaging with you at this years UAS Summit,
and helping to operationalize your opportunity.

This year we are adding a new opportunity to facilitate networking and branding. Registered attendees can apply to present a short overview of their capabilities at a Pitch Fest session. This is a "non-competitive" pitch program envisioned as informational in nature. Topic is open, but suggestions include technology, integration or novel applications of UAS in real world usage. These slots are limited, if you are interested please select here


For an idea of the event, some of last years 2018 UAS Summit videos are below.




Find your role and secure your future in the rapid growth UAS ecosystem.



The venue for this years event is the new Northeastern University's Innovation Campus at Burlington, Massachusetts (ICBM). The Innovation Campus is anchored by the George J. Kostas Research Institute for Homeland Security, which fosters collaborative research aimed at helping communities, critical systems, and infrastructure withstand, respond to, and recover from catastrophes. A suitable setting for demonstrating and learning about the new uses for Unmanned Aircraft Systems.

Date: November 20, 2019 

Location: 141 South Bedford St, Burlington, MA 01803

Travel: The Summit venue is approx 30 minutes drive from Logan Airport, Boston MA.

Directions from Boston: Take I-93 North to exit 37B onto I-95 South (also Rt. 128 South). From I-95/Rt. 128, take exit 33A in Burlington. Go straight for approximately ½ mile, then turn right at the lights onto South Bedford Street. Proceed about ¼ mile, then turn left at the red sign for Kostas Research Institute.

Hotels: The area is well served by hotels. Local hotels include:

Please contact the hotels directly to make a reservation.



Join our sponsors to support the event. There are many opportunities to work with AUVSI New England to help promote your brand and capabilities.

These include:

  • Annual Corporate Sponsorship
    Annual sponsorship enables your organization to brand at the numerous events and venues that the chapter hosts throughout a year. Details are at the Corporate Sponsorship site
  • Exhibiting at the UAS Summit
    The Summit boasts a large exhibit hall, that will feature all breaks, lunch and the reception. This is an ideal venue to promote your brand to a target audience focused on the wider UAS industry. Select Exhibit/Co-Host Details.
  • Co-Hosting the UAS Summit
    The Summit boasts a large target audience focused on the wider UAS industry. This provides an opportunity to sponsor at lower rates items such as food at breaks, media, reception and many more options. Your organizations brand logo will appear prominently as per your selected option.  Select Exhibit/Co-Host Details.
  • Host an Unmanned Insight meeting
    There are opportunities to attract a target audience to your location, where your organization can present your capabilities, and insight that the community can leverage in their offerings. This is typically over breakfast, lunch, or an evening including reception. Select Unmanned Insight Details.



This site provides the detailed agenda and descriptions for Attendees, Exhibitor, Co-Host options, and Sponsorship opportunities.

The link below takes you to the payment processing site.

 Register to Attend, Exhibit or to Co-Host 



Planning Team

Should you have any questions please reach out to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and the team will address your query expeditiously. If you have a specific request please address the respective Planning Committee Chairs below:

Committee Chair(s)
Program Committee Scott Uebelhart, Rob Knochenhauer
Pitch Fest Apoorva Bajaj
Exhibitor   Tim Peterson, Jeff Adams 
Co-Host  Jeff Adams 
UAS Summit Production Waseem Naqvi, Jeff DeCarlo 
Program Management Lynne Oliver 
Logistics  Lynne Oliver, Matt Kling, Paige Scott Reed 
Marketing   Jeff Adam, Waseem Naqvi 
Sponsorship  Craig Sanders 


If you would like to participate and volunteer in this or other chapter events please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details.