2016 National Drone Show Zooms Into Nation’s Capital This December

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Aug. 29, 2016) —Registration is now open for the 2016 National Drone Show, (nationaldroneshow.com), an exciting conference and expo featuring red-hot Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) video capture technology.

Produced by NewBay Media, with Stampede returning as the event’s Gold Sponsor, this year’s show also features the launch of the first D.C. Drone Film Festival and an Advanced UAV Workshop produced by education partners Future Media Concepts and Sundance Media Group (SMG).

Held Dec. 7–8, 2016, in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center and co-located with NewBay Media’s Government Video Expo, the National Drone Show (NDS) will again bring together thousands of video professionals for two days of cutting-edge discussions and demos of the latest UAV and video capture systems, management and delivery technologies and techniques. Prominent keynote speakers include Lisa Ellman of the Commercial Drone Alliance. Find details at www.nationaldroneshow.com.

The National Drone Show will feature a Drone Flying Cage; a series of free-to-attend sessions on the exhibit floor covering the latest drone technologies and regulatory topics; and an intensive, day-long educational program, the Advanced UAV Workshop, held Dec. 7. Among the highlights:

  • Instructors from Unmanned Vehicle University, the only university in the world licensed to offer graduate degree programs in Unmanned Systems Engineering, will conduct free drone-operating demonstrations and educational sessions throughout the show in the Flying Cage, allowing attendees to experience firsthand the differing capabilities of various UAV technologies — such as DJI, AEE and XLY — and learn what products are best suited for their unique needs and requirements.
  • The Advanced UAV Workshop is a day-long track of drone training sessions produced in conjunction with Future Media Concepts/SMG; it is designed for all organizations and professionals wishing to incorporate UAV into their production workflow and for all UAV and drone operators planning to become pilots for commercial use. Sessions include “Preparing for Your FAA Part 107 Test,” “Integrating UAV Into the Corporate/Commercial Environment,” “UAV Cinematography: A Recipe for Guaranteed Success,” “Identifying & Mitigating Risk in UAV Operation,” “Filters for UAV Cameras” and “A High-Level Overview of Current UAV Vehicles, Tools, Functions and Add-Ons.” Find the full schedule at www.nationaldroneshow.com/workshop.
  • The D.C. Drone Film Festival will celebrate the visionary work of drone videographers from around the country. They’ll compete for cash and other prizes, and the winning entries will be screened at the show.

“The show is the only such event to bring together thousands of video professionals from the Washington region’s government, military, law enforcement, enterprise, broadcast, cable, production and post production communities,” said Carmel King, Executive Vice President, NewBay Media’s Broadcast & Video Group. Invited exhibitors include drone manufacturers, drone accessory equipment companies and drone software and service providers.

Registrants for the 2015 National Drone Show and Government Video Expo included tech leaders from DCTV, Discovery Communications, U.S. Department of State, Department of Defense, ATF, FEMA, ICE, FBI, Homeland Security, NASA, Customs & Border Protection, Department of Justice, Chesterfield Fire & EMS, The White House, TSA, NTSB, NGA, Army, Navy, Air Force and local and state officials from the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department, Baltimore, Alexandria, Fairfax, Bowie, and Prince Georges County, among others.

MORE INFO:
Press: Cristina Clapp, cclapp@nbmedia.com
Exhibit/Sponsorship Opportunity: Jacqueline Gospodinoff: (212) 378-0493; jgospodinoff@nbmedia.com
Attendee Registration: nationaldroneshow.com

ABOUT NEWBAY MEDIA
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ABOUT STAMPEDE
Headquartered in Amherst, N.Y, Stampede (www.stampedeglobal.com) is the world’s leading value-added distributor of integrated AV/IT technology solutions that help resellers meet the expanding technology needs of end-user customers in dozens of commercial vertical markets in Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe, India, Latin America, the Middle East, Scandinavia, South Africa and the United States. Stampede provides a global network of 17,000 resellers with the broadest range of traditional ProAV solutions from more than 150 manufacturing partners and leads the way in the creation of the new product categories and related training and support programs that are unleashing the business opportunities of the future — Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Drone Video Systems, Virtual Reality, IoT, Unified Communications, and low-cost Video Conferencing. Through its wholly owned subsidiary Just Lamps, Stampede also offers the world’s largest selection of replacement projector lamps. Stampede annually produces the “Big Book of AV,” a 1,100+ page catalog and companion website (www.BigBookofAV.com) providing hundreds of sales, installation and spec tips for Stampede’s dealers in addition to product details on more than 8,000 SKUs. For more information visit www.stampedeglobal.com.

ABOUT UNMANNED VEHICLE UNIVERSITY
Based in Phoenix, Ariz., Unmanned Vehicle University (UVU) is the first University in the world licensed to grant Doctorate of Science Degrees in Unmanned Vehicle Systems, Masters of Science Degrees in Unmanned Vehicle Systems Engineering and a Professional Certificate in Unmanned Aircraft Systems Project Management. The 100% online University also offers expert Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS)/Drone pilot training, seminars and a variety of short courses. The University’s goal is to educate and train the next generation of Drone pilots, engineers and entrepreneurs seeking to build careers and businesses in this rapidly growing field. Our Doctorate and Masters degreed faculty and training pilots are experts in their respective fields of remote sensing, navigation, aviation, aeronautics, systems engineering and flight test. Our UAV/Drone instructor pilots have a combined total flying experience of more than 60,000 flight hours in UAVs that include Predator, Reaper, Global Hawk, Hermes, Heron, Aerostar and many small UASs (sUAS). For more information, call (602) 759-7372, email admissions@uxvuniversity.com or visit www.uxvuniversity.com.

ABOUT FUTURE MEDIA CONCEPTS
Headquartered in New York City, Future Media Concepts (www.fmctraining.com/) is the nation’s premier digital media training center, representing the leading software manufacturers, including Adobe, Apple, Autodesk, Avid and NewTek. The company now operates seven additional digital media training facilities that offer a regular open schedule on all software for production, post-production, motion graphics, web design and development, 3D animation, desktop publishing, architectural and mechanical design, and Mac IT. In addition to offering training, FMC is a leading producer of educational conferences for the film, television, video and web industries. The company produces numerous major events around the world — most notably, the educational conferences at the annual NAB Show in Las Vegas, Government Video Expo and the Adobe Video World.

ABOUT SUNDANCE MEDIA GROUP (SMG)
Based in Las Vegas, Nev., Sundance Media Group, an FMC/NAB partner, has been producing training for trade events for nearly 20 years. Instructors from SMG have taught, presented workshops and participated in panels worldwide. SMG’s area of focus has been audio, video and software applications for production and post-production. Douglas Spotted Eagle, managing producer of SMG, has a long history in aviation, from the adrenaline-filled world of fast-action videoography in skydiving to commercial application of drone/UAV use. SMG’s new vision is to incorporate its years of experience in best-practices training into the world of UAV use.