DRONES: Coming Soon to Skies Near You

Corporate Directors Forum

11/19/2015 05:30 p.m. - 08:00 p.m.

Transportation, Drones / Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Airports + Aviation, Aerospace, Defense + Government Services, and Product Liability

Hyatt Regency La Jolla
3777 La Jolla Village Drive
San Diego, CA 92122

William V. O'Connor

Speaking Engagement

What seemed distant science fiction just a few years ago, is now HERE. In our excitement to embrace fascinating, new technology, we have jumped in with both feet? But what else comes with it?

Military UAVs are well understood, but the development of drones for commercial use seems poised to change everything. They have endless commercial applications: search and rescue, instant deliveries, spotting sharks offshore, pinpointing forest lightning strikes, counting polar bears! Yet, groups as disparate as the ACLU and the Tea Party are voicing serious concerns about safety, security and privacy.

  • With an estimated 1-2 million mostly unregistered UAVs already flying around out there, and an expected 700,000 more to be sold this holiday season alone, what is the FAA doing to prevent accidents and chaos?
  • What is being done with all the collected data and film?
  • Are we moving toward 24/7 Big Brother surveillance?
  • Will peace and solitude be a thing of the past?
  • What are our rights as citizens?
  • What comes after drones?

Unquestionably, the eye-in-the-sky is here to stay. How do we wisely move forward, taking advantage of this immense opportunity, while side-stepping the inevitable unintended consequences? The brave new world is upon us and will affect all our lives and businesses in the coming years.

Our cutting-edge thought leaders will guide us though these questions and any others you may have!


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