2020 National Public Safety UAS Conference

March 2-4, 2020

This three-day conference is for professionals in law enforcement, public safety, search and rescue, emergency services and disaster relief who are using or want to use UAS in their operations. 
Join us for three days of workshops, breakout sessions, networking events, and scenario demonstrations and trainings. 

Enrollment is limited to 200 people. The Conference is not open to the general public. 

Please note: Break-out session attendence is first-come/first-serve on the day of the conference. 

Offered by Piedmont Virginia Community College 

Registration will begin late 2019.


About next year's conference:

This conference is for Public Safety Employees or Sponsored Employees only.

Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC) will hold the Fourth Annual Public Safety UAS Conference from Monday, March 2, through Wednesday, March 4, 2020. The purpose of the conference is to demonstrate the use of drones in public safety, with speakers and panels on fire, search and rescue, and law enforcement.

When:

Monday, March 2 - Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Where:

King Family Vineyards
6550 Roseland Farm
Crozet, VA 22932

Crozet, VA is located half way between Charlottesville, VA and Waynesboro, VA.
Travel time from either city to King Family Vineyard is approximately 20 minutes.

 

Trip Adviser: Things to do in Charlottesville, VA

Trip Adviser: Things to do in Waynesboro, VA

 

Who Can Attend:

The conference is open to professionals in law enforcement, public safety, and search and rescue/emergency services/disaster relief. Attendance is limited to 185 participants with preference given to public safety, fire, rescue, law enforcement and other emergency or disaster response members or affiliated organizations.

How Much Does the Summit Cost?

  • $249 per person. Fee includes all meals during the three-day event and access to all training exercises, classes, product demonstrations and networking events.
  • Attendees are responsible for their own hotel accommodations and travel arrangements.
  • Download the Letter of Justification

UAS Leadership Award

Presented by Virginia Center for Unmanned Systems at CIT 

Virginia Unmanned Systems Center at CIT

2019 Conference Schedule 

Time Topic Presenter Location

Monday, March 4

ALL ATTENDEES
7-8 a.m. Check-In & Breakfast   Main
8-9 a.m. Welcome & Introductions
  • Valerie Palamountain, Dean of Workforce Services, Piedmont Virginia Community College
  • Darren Goodbar, Conference Organizer
  • Secretary Brian Moran, Office of Public Safety and Homeland Security, Virginia

UAS Leadership Award

Presented by Virginia Center for Unmanned Systems at CIT 

Main
9-noon Presentations: Disaster Response
  • Assistant Sec. Shawn Talmadge, Office of Public Safety and Homeland Security,Virginia 
  • Travis Potter, GIS/Remote Sensing Coordinator, FEMA Region 3
  • Jason Ritter, Georgia Emergency Management/Homeland Security
  • Darren Woodruff, JDM Solutions
  • Thomas Walls, NCDoT 
  • Justin Adams, Center for Robotic Assisted Search and Rescue 
  • Jon McBride, VP, Rocky Mountain Unmanned Systems
  • Jay Mullen, USAA
Main
A.M. CONFERENCE INTENSIVES 
9 a.m.-noon Scenario/Training Option #1 Law Enforcement  |  Virginia State Police, FBI, Zero Point, Inc.  TBA
9-a.m.-noon Scenario/Training Option #2 Search & Rescue  |  VDEM, Dr. Robert Koester, David Kovar TBA
MORNING BREAKOUT SESSIONS
9–10 a.m. Vendor/Production Demonstration TBA TBA
10–11a.m. Vendor/Product Demonstration TBA TBA
11 a.m.-noon Vendor/Product Demonstration TBA TBA
ALL ATTENDEES
Noon-2 p.m.

Lunch 

  Main
1-1:30 p.m.  
  • Ralph Northam, Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia 







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2-5 p.m. Presentations: Fire/Life Safety/EMS
  • Charles Werner, Chief (Ret.) Charlottesville VA Fire Department,
    Chair, National Public Safety UAS Council 
  • Chris Sadler, Assistant Chief, York County Fire
  • Rich Gatanis, Southern Manatee Fire Rescue
  • Brandon Morris, Project Coordinator, AAR
  • Adam Jacoff, National Institute of Standards & Technology
  • Joe Eyerman, Director, UAS Research, RTI
Main
P.M. CONFERENCE INTENSIVES 
2-5 p.m. Scenario/Training Option #1 Law Enforcement  |  Virginia State Police, FBI, Zero Point, Inc.  TBA
2-5 p.m. Scenario/Training Option #2 Search & Rescue  |  VDEM, Dr. Robert Koester, David Kovar TBA
AFTERNOON BREAKOUT SESSIONS
2-3 p.m. Vendor/Product Demonstration TBA Main
2-3 p.m. Vendor/Product Demonstration TBA TBA
3-4 p.m. Vendor/Product Demonstration TBA TBA
ALL ATTENDEES
5-6 p.m. Vendor Exhibit Hall Open   Exhibit Hall
6-9 p.m. Dinner & Evening Social Sponsored by Pro Re Nata Farm Brewery, Rocky Mountain Unmanned Systems Pro Re Nata Brewery
6-9 p.m. Scenario/Training Option #3 Indoor Bomb Response  |  Los Angeles Regional Training Center  

Tuesday, March 5

ALL ATTENDEES
7-8 a.m. Check-In & Breakfast   Main
8-9 a.m. Recap and Day Ahead

Darren Goodbar, Conference Organizer

Main
9 a.m.-noon Presentations:
Federal Avation Administration
  • Michael O' Shea, Federal Aviation Administration
  • Michael Sheldon, Federal Aviation Administration
  • Lt. Joseph Smith, NYPD
  • Deepu John, NYPD
  • Tobin Fisher, CEO, Vantage Robotics
  • Tombo Jones, UAS Program Manager, MAAP
Main
A.M. CONFERENCE INTENSIVES 
9 a.m.-noon

Scenario/Training Option #1

HazMat | Virginia Department of Emergency Management TBA
9 a.m.-noon Scenario/Training Option #2 Crash Reconstruction | Pix4D (Advanced registration required) TBA

MORNING BREAKOUT SESSIONS

9-10 a.m. Vendor/Product Demonstration TBA TBA
10-11 a.m. Vendor/Product Demonstration TBA TBA
11 a.m.-noon Vendor/Product Demonstration TBA TBA
ALL ATTENDEES
noon-2 p.m. Lunch    Main
2-5 p.m. Presentations:
Law Enforcement/Security
  • Tom Hewitt, Department of Homeland Security
  • Matthew Smith, FBI
  • Steven Anacker, SSA, Terrorist Explosive Device Analytical Center Technical Exploitation Unit
  • Steve Watson, CEO, VTO Labs
  • Matt Varney, Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics
  • Kris Allshouse, Executive Director, LA Regional Training Center
  • Vincent Guerriera, NYPD
Main
P.M. CONFERENCE INTENSIVES 
2-5 p.m. Scenario/Training Option #1 HazMat  |  Virginia Department of Emergency Management TBA
2-5 p.m. Scenario/Training Option #2 Crash Reconstruction | Pix4D (Advanced registration required)  
AFTERNOON BREAKOUT SESSIONS
2-3 p.m. Vendor/Product Demonstration TBA TBA
3-4 p.m. Vendor/Product Demonstration TBA TBA
4-5 p.m. Vendor/Product Demonstration TBA TBA
ALL ATTENDEES
5-6 p.m. Vendor Exhibit Hall Open   Exhibit Hall
6-9 p.m. Dinner & Evening Social   Main
6-9 p.m. Scenario/Training Option #3 Crime Scene Investigation | Sundance Media Group  
6-9 p.m. Scenario/Training Option #4 "NIST Illuminated" | National Institute of Standards and Technology  

Wednesday, March 6

ALL ATTENDEES
7-8 a.m. Check-In & Breakfast   Main
8-9 a.m. Welcome
  • Darren Goodbar, Conference Organizer
  • Frank Friedman, President, Piedmont Virginia Community College
Main
9 a.m.-noon Presentations:
Solutions, Technologies & Integration
  • Jason Barton, ATT/FirstNet Innovation Labs
  • Ryan McLean, Technical Program Manager, Raytheon
  • Joseph W. Mazel, Associate General Counsel, FBI
  • Dan Gettinger, Bard College
Main
A.M. CONFERENCE INTENSIVES 
9 a.m.-noon Scenario/Training Option #1:    
9 a.m.-noon Scenario/Training Option #2:     
MORNING BREAKOUT SESSIONS
9-10 a.m. Vendor/Product Demonstration TBA TBA
10-11 a.m. Vendor/Product Demonstration TBA TBA
11 a.m.-noon Vendor/Product Demonstration TBA TBA
ALL ATTENDEES
noon-2 p.m.

Lunch & Vendor Exhibition Hour

  Main/Exhibit Hall
CONFERENCE ENDS