The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) will host
a March symposium on the nonmilitary uses of unmanned aerial vehicles
(UAVs). The "AIAA Policy Symposium: Civilian Applications of UAVs - A
California Perspective" will take place March 26-28, 2013, at the Hyatt
Westlake Plaza, Thousand Oaks, Calif.
The event is co-hosted by Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom; California State
Assemblymembers Jeff Gorell (44th District), Katcho
Achadjian (35th District), Steven Bradford (62nd
District), Connie Conway (26th District), Christina
Garcia (58th District), Curt Hagman (55th
District), and Al Muratsuchi (66th District); and
California State Senators Joel Anderson (36th
District), Anthony Cannella (12th District), and Steve
Knight (21st District).
In addition to the event's hosts, other featured speakers include Kish
Rajan, director, California Governor's Office of Business and
Economic Development; Janis Pamiljans, vice president and general
manager, Unmanned Air Systems, Northrop Grumman Corp.; Bill Buratto,
president and chief executive officer, Ventura County Economic
Development Association; Geoff Dean, sheriff of Ventura County; Scott
Brewer, director of oerations, Center for Asymmetric Warfare; David
D. McBride, director, NASA Dryden Flight Research Center; Michael
Francis, chief, advanced programs, United Technologies Research
Center; and David Kennedy, consultant, Booz Allen Hamilton.
Among the topics that the event will explore are "California's Aerospace
Industry: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow"; "State and Local Government
Opportunities for Economic Development, Job Creation, and Education in
the UAV Industry"; "Public Safety - Future of UAVs for Law Enforcement,
Fire, Emergency Management, Border Patrol, First Responders"; and
"Current and Future Innovative Use of UAVs in Commercial Applications
(Communications, Agriculture, Filmmaking, etc.)."
Sponsors for the policy symposium include: Premier Sponsor: Northrop
Grumman; Gold Sponsors: The Gene Haas Foundation; Southern California
Gas Company, a Sempra Energy utility; and AeroVironment; and Silver
Sponsor: the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians.
For more information about the "AIAA Policy Symposium: Civilian
Applications of UAVs - A California Perspective," or to register, please
or contact Ross B. Garelick Bell, Space, Defense, and National Security
Policy, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration is complimentary for credentialed members of the media.
Follow the "AIAA Policy Symposium: Civilian Applications of UAVs - A
California Perspective" on Twitter at #aiaaCAUAV
AIAA is the world's largest technical society dedicated to the global
aerospace profession. With more than 35,000 individual members
worldwide, and 100 corporate members, AIAA brings together industry,
academia, and government to advance engineering and science in aviation,
space, and defense. For more information, please visit www.aiaa.org.
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics1801
Alexander Bell Drive, Suite 500, Reston, VA 20191-4344Phone:
703.264.7558 Fax: 703.264.7551 www.aiaa.org
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