Monterey Bay DART Symposium

June 26 @ 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
8:40 AM —Introduction & Purpose – Josh Metz
—DART Strategy. Key elements for successful cluster development.
9:00 AM Agriculture & Natural Resources
  —UCANR: Maggi Kelly
9:40 AM Defense UAS: Past present & Future:
10:25 AM Break
10:40 AM Speakers: Higher Education
  —UCSC: Leila Takayama
  —CSUMB: Andrew Lawson
12:00 PM Lunch, Networking, & Tradeshow
12:30 PM Ag & Natural Resources Panels:
  —Production Agriculture
  —Env Research & Conservation
1:50 PM Break
2:00 PM Talent & Security Panels:
  —Talent & Workforce Development
  —Homeland Security/Public Safety
3:20 PM Break
3:30 PM Airspace Futures Panels:
  —Urban Air Mobility
  —Airspace Access/Droneports
4:50 PM Insights
5:00 PM
Happy Hour, Networking, & Tradeshow