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2016
Wednesday, April 20th
7:00 AM

On-Site Registration

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Ocean Center, Daytona Beach, Florida

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

8:00 AM

Morning Snack in Ballroom and Assemble in Breakout Rooms

FAA UAS Symposium

Ocean Center, Daytona Beach, Florida

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

8:30 AM

Breakout Segment #1 (select one to attend)

FAA UAS Symposium

Ocean Center, Daytona Beach, Florida

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Breakout Segment #1 - Airspace Management: Welcome to the NAS - A Deeper Dive

Lynn Ray, Vice President, Mission Support Services, FAA Air Traffic Organization
Steven Pennington, Executive Director, Policy Board for Federal Aviation, Department of Defense
Parimal Kopardekar Ph.D., Principal Investigator, Unmanned Aerial Systems Traffic Management (UTM)
Thomas Haun, Vice President of Strategy, PrecisionHawk

Ocean Center, Room 102

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Breakout Segment #1 - Certification-Aircraft: Rules of the Game - A Deeper Dive

Wes Ryan, Manager, Programs & Procedures (Advanced Technology), FAA Aircraft Certification Service
Kevin Hull, Manager, Los Angeles Aircraft Certification Office, FAA Aircraft Certification Service
Andy Thurling, Director of Product Safety & Mission Assurance, AeroVironment
Paul McDuffee, Vice President of Government Relations, Insitu

Ocean Center, Room 103

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Breakout Segment #1 - Engaging Industry: Improving Our Collaborative Working Relationships

Maj Gen (Ret) Marke “Hoot” Gibson, FAA Senior Advisor on UAS Integration
Brian Wynne, President and CEO, Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI)
Craig Fuller, Chairman, The Fuller Company
Dave Vos, Project Lead, Project Wing, Google
Margaret Jenny, President, RTCA
Pete Dumont, President and CEO, Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA)

Ocean Center, Room 101

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

10:00 AM

BREAK

FAA UAS Symposium

Ocean Center, Daytona Beach, Florida

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

10:15 AM

Breakout Segment #2 (select one to attend)

FAA UAS Symposium

Ocean Center, Daytona Beach, Florida

10:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Breakout Segment #2 - Airspace Authorities: Considering Federal Pre-emption Authority and State and Local Interests

Reggie Govan, FAA Chief Counsel
Travis G. Mason, Public Policy and Government Relations Google[x] & Moonshots, Google
Amanda Essex, Research Analyst II, National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL)
Victoria Mendez, City Attorney, Miami, FL

Ocean Center, Room 101

10:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Breakout Segment #2 - Certification –Pilot / Operator / Maintenance: Considering Operational and Pilot Certification in the Context of Unmanned Aircraft

John Duncan, Director, FAA Flight Standards Service
Dale Hawkins, Manager, Maintenance Special Programs, FAA Flight Standards Service
Alex Mirot, Assistant Professor of Aeronautical Sciences, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Brad Anderson, Market Development Manager, Unmanned Systems (UMS) Division, Yamaha Motor Corporation

Ocean Center, Room 103

10:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Breakout Segment #2 - Key Research Challenges and Opportunities: Considering the Role of Research in Regulatory and Policy Development

Sabrina Saunders-Hodge, UAS R&D Portfolio Manager, FAA/NextGen
Dallas Brooks, Director, Raspet Flight Research Lab, Mississippi State University
Dr. R. John Hansman, Director of the MIT International Center of Air Transportation and Professor of Aeronautics & Astronautics
Dr. Ed Waggoner, Director, NASA Integrated Aviation Systems Program, Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate

Ocean Center, Room 102

10:15 AM - 11:45 AM

11:45 AM

Lunch and Keynote Panel

FAA UAS Symposium

Ocean Center Ballroom

11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

12:05 PM

Comments from Embry-Riddle

Tim Brady, Interim Chancellor and Chief Academic Officer, Daytona Beach Campus (ERAU)

Ocean Center Ballroom

12:05 PM - 12:15 PM

12:15 PM

Keynote Luncheon Panel - UAS Integration: Other Viewpoints and Opinions

Mike Whitaker, FAA Deputy Administrator
Matt Zuccaro, President & CEO, Helicopter Association International
Richard Hanson, Director, Government and Regulatory Affairs, Academy of Model Aeronautics
Megan Sirjane-Samples, Legislative Advocate, Florida League of Cities
Konstantin Kakaes, Program Fellow, New America

Ocean Center Ballroom

12:15 PM - 12:45 PM

1:00 PM

Breakout Segment #3 (select one to attend)

FAA UAS Symposium

Ocean Center, Daytona Beach, Florida

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Breakout Segment #3 - Airports Issues:Considering Challenges of and Opportunities for Unmanned Aircraft in Airport Environments

Victoria Wei, Deputy Director, FAA Airport Planning and Programming
Greg Principato, National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO)
Justin Towles, American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE)

Ocean Center, Room 102

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Breakout Segment #3 - Managing Public Perception: Considering Public Perception Challenges and Messaging Opportunities

Jenny Rosenberg, FAA Assistant Administrator for Communications
Doug Johnson, Vice-President of Technology Policy, Consumer Technology Association (CTA)
Naveen Rao, U.S. House of Representatives
Mark Aitken, Government Relations Manager, AUVSI

Ocean Center, Room 101

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Breakout Segment #3 - Technological Enablers and Restrictors: How Do We Evolve Together? - A Deeper Dive

Jim Eck, FAA Assistant Administrator for NextGen
Jay Merkle, Director, Program Control and Integration, FAA Air Traffic Organization
Dr. Ed Waggoner, Director, NASA Integrated Aviation Systems Program, Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate
Paul McDuffee, Vice President of Government Relations, Insitu
Michael Lewis, Senior Engineering Advisor, Wiley Rein LLP

Ocean Center, Room 103

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

2:30 PM

BREAK, Reconvene in Ballroom

FAA UAS Symposium

Ocean Center Ballroom

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

3:00 PM

Breakout Session Report Outs (5 minutes each): FAA Breakout Session Leads

Earl Lawrence, Moderator: Director, FAA UAS Integration Office

Ocean Center, Daytona Beach, Florida

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

3:45 PM

Symposium Recap and Closing

Maj Gen (Ret) Marke “Hoot” Gibson, FAA Senior Advisor on UAS Integration
Earl Lawrence, FAA UAS Integration Office

Ocean Center, Daytona Beach, Florida

3:45 PM - 4:00 PM