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Public Safety Opportunity for FREE UAS Exercise & Vendor Demos in Northern Virginia

Updated: Oct 8, 2022


**Please forward this invitation to anyone you think would find it of interest- thank you!  If you’ve already registered, feel free to send this invite along to others that would find it of interest as well**


9 Days Left To Register-REGISTER NOW!!!

October 20, 2022 @ XELEVATE, in concert with DRONERESPONDERS


Public Safety Drone Operations Day, with a Dronetoberfest Networking Endcap!!!


UAS Industry Wide Showcase with Public Safety Emphasis!


Live flight demonstrations & Tech Expo of must-see capabilities to support your most challenging missions. Come and see! Multi-agency scenario-based exercise with simulation including drone detection! A training and awareness opportunity! Fastest flight competition! Paper Airplane Contest! DRONETOBERFEST Networking Encap feat. award-winning ...


Come learn the latest trends, needs, and techniques stemming from government and industry that will highlight awareness and maximize your public safety/first responder initiatives, flight operations and mission success:

  • Maximize interoperability, technology policy, and payload data quality

  • Lower mission risk profiles to enable operations at the speed of mission

  • Increase awareness of US supply chain offerings and cutting-edge technologies

You will also hear about:

  • Drones as a First Responder Waiver and Process Template and Process

  • Happenings in government circles around standards and research underway to ensure safe implementation of UAS into the national security practices as well as the national airspace system (NAS).

  • Industry and government experts on progress in moving toward with offensive and defensive UAS and cUAS capabilities.

  • Technology experts on software, hardware, sensors, integration of data to close real-time mission gaps.

Don’t miss your chance to get in front of a diverse group of attendees ranging from current and former Government Leadership, Public Safety, First Responders, Emergency Management officials, as well as Military Flag Officers, Industry (C-Suite level) Executives, Academia, and leadership from Associations representing but not limited to:

Representatives from the following organizations (among others) plan to attend: Fairfax County Police, Federal Aviation Administration, Norfolk Fire Rescue/Bomb Squad, Arlington County Fire Department, DHS | Transportation Security Administration, North Carolina General Assembly, Northern VA Fire Department, Leesburg Police Department, CISA, DRONERESPONDERS, Virginia Department of Emergency Management, Department of Transportation, Federal force protection agencies, and more!

Must-see capabilities to support your most challenging missions!

A Fall Festival meets Tech Expo meets Interagency Scenario Based Exercise meets Airshow for Drones and DRONETOBERFEST!

Come and see!  Multi-agency scenario-based exercise with simulation including drone detection!

A training and awareness opportunity!

FUN FLY RAFFLE – Fly to win an American-made drone!

Paper Airplane Contest!

DRONETOBERFEST Networking Encap featuring craft brews and cocktails!

*Must have a Remote Pilot in Command (RPIC) part 107 pilot and Visual Observer (VO) to enter.

**Limit 2 RPIC/VO entries per department, outdoor all-weather event, bring your own drone, must complete entry form to participate in FUN FLY.

***Industry partners may come and fly, but are not eligible to win the competition- departments only are allowed to win.


Hotel Room Blocks are at

Hampton Inn & Suites - book by Oct 1 2022 for reduced rate!  (Group Code: XUS)

Comfort Suites – book by Sep 30 2022 for a reduced rate!

Homewood Suites by Hilton - book by Sep 26, 2022 for a reduced rate! (Group Code: X10)


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