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Tuesday, April 19th
9:00 AM

Check-in and On-Site Registration

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Ocean Center, Daytona Beach, Florida

9:00 AM

10:45 AM

Doors Open / Assemble in Ballroom

FAA UAS Symposium

Ocean Center Ballroom

10:45 AM - 11:25 AM

11:25 AM


Erik Amend, FAA, UAS Integration Office

Ocean Center Ballroom

11:25 AM - 11:30 AM

11:30 AM


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

Ocean Center Ballroom

11:30 AM - 11:45 AM

11:45 AM

Symposium Objectives

Major General (Ret) Marke "Hoot" Gibson, FAA Senior Advisor on UAS Integration

Ocean Center Ballroom

11:45 AM - 12:00 PM

12:00 PM

Keynote Luncheon Address - UAS Integration: Strategies for Success

Michael Huerta, FAA Administrator

Ocean Center Ballroom

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

12:30 PM

Session #1 - Airspace Management Discussion: Welcome to the NAS

Lynn Ray, Vice President, Mission Support Services, FAA Air Traffic Organization
Steven Pennington, Executive Director, Policy Board for Federal Aviation, Department of Defense
John Cavolowsky, Director of Airspace Operations and Safety Program for Mission Directorate, NASA
Thomas Haun, Vice President of Strategy, PrecisionHawk

Ocean Center Ballroom

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

1:30 PM


FAA UAS Symposium

Ocean Center

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

2:00 PM

Session #2 - Certification Discussion: Rules of the Game

Earl Lawrence, Moderator: Director, FAA UAS Integration Office
Dorenda Baker, Director, FAA Aircraft Certification
John Duncan, Director, FAA Flight Standards Service
Andy Thurling, Director of Product Safety & Mission Assurance, AeroVironment
Todd Graetz, BUAS Program Manager, BNSF Railway

Ocean Center Ballroom

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

3:00 PM

Session #3 - Technological Enablers and Restrictors Discussion: How Do We Evolve Together?

Jim Eck, Panel Moderator: FAA Assistant Administrator for NextGen
Jay Merkle, Director, Program Control and Integration, FAA Air Traffic Organization
Earl Lawrence, Director, FAA UAS Integration Office
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 Ballroom

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

4:00 PM

Recap and Day 2 Logistics

Maj Gen (Ret) Marke “Hoot” Gibson, FAA Senior Advisor on UAS Intergration

Ocean Center Ballroom

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM