Monterey Bay DART Symposium

June 21, 2019 @ 8:00 am 5:00 pm

Get up to speed on how drones
will impact your future

Talent & Workforce Development  •  Public Safety  •  Agriculture
Airspace Integration  •  Environmental Research & Conservation
Urban Air Mobility  •  Homeland Security

This one-day Symposium will further elevate local, regional, state and national awareness about the Monterey Bay region as a home for Drone, Automation & Robotics, Technology (DART) innovation. The Symposium will bring together industry, academic, and government thought and practice leaders to explore related topics. The outline for the day includes a series of keynote speakers bringing leading edge insight into industry, regulatory and education directions, and the potential for them to thrive in our region. Following lunch, a series of panel discussion will explore topics in more detail including: Education, Airspace & Facilities, Investing, Regulatory & Management, and Application areas in Agriculture, Marine Science, Homeland Security, and more. This content and speakers will be updated as planning for the Symposium progresses.


7:30 AM Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:30 AM Welcome – Michael Houlemard
  —Introduction & Purpose – Josh Metz
—DART Strategy. Key elements for successful cluster development.
8:50 AM Investor View
  —Why the DART focus? $500B by 2025
—Growth potential; good fit; leverage existing strengths
9:30 AM Defense UAS: Past present & Future:
10:15 AM Break
10:30 AM Speakers: Higher Education
  —UCSC: Leila Takayama
  —UCANR: Maggi Kelly
  —CSUMB: Andrew Lawson
12:00 PM Lunch, Networking, Tradeshow, Poster Session
1:00 PM Ag & Natural Resources Panels:
  —Production Agriculture
  —Env Research & Conservation
2:00 PM Break
2:10 PM Talent & Security Panels:
  —Talent & Workforce Development
  —Homeland Security/Public Safety
3:10 PM Break
3:20 PM Airspace Futures Panels:
  —Urban Air Mobility
  —Airspace Access/Droneports
4:20 PM Insights
4:30 PM
Happy Hour, Networking, Tradeshow, Poster Session



Monterey Bay DART – June 2019 Meetup

June 18, 2019 @ 5:00 pm 8:00 pm

The June Meetup will be a special evening set in the middle of the 2019 UCANR Drone Camp. As such it will feature speakers from UCANR & partner agencies participating in the Drone Camp training, as well as special guests from Island Conservation and sensor manufacturer MicaSense. Plan for a full evening of relevant conversation and discussion focused on the agriculture and natural resource management space.

General evening agenda:

5:00-5:30 Networking
5:30-6:00 DART Team Introductions, Evening Focus Topic, Issues & Opportunities
6:00-7:00 Presentations (1-3 topic related presenters – generally industry, academia, government)
7:00-7:30 Member Items (3 minute pitches/notices from attendees)
7:30-8:00 Networking/Wrap-up

Learn more and register here.

UCANR 2019 Drone Camp

June 17, 2019 @ 8:00 am June 23, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

The UCANR IGIS team will hold its next DroneCamp training June 17-20, 2019, at UC Monterey Bay Education Science & Technology (UCMBEST) Center.

This intensive short course covers the full suite of steps and skills for using drones for mapping and data collection, including:

  • UAV and sensor technology
  • Safety and regulations
  • Mission planning
  • A full day of flight operations and hands-on practice
  • Principles of photogrammetry and remote sensing
  • Data management, processing, and analysis
  • Sharing and visualizing outputs

Additional information including  an agenda and registration details can be found at The registration fee for this three-day short course is $900 ($500 for University of California students and employees).



3180 Imjin Rd.
Marina, Ca 93933 United States
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June 17 @ 8:00 am
June 23 @ 5:00 pm
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