2020 FAA UAS Symposium will be remote this summer!

This year, the 2020 FAA UAS Symposium that is organized by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in partnership with will take place online. It is good to see that this important event is still taking place albeit in a different format. It is not so great that the FAA and AUVSI will be charging us a hefty fee to partake online.

In a post on Facebook, the government agency announced about the 2020 that:

The 2020 FAA UAS Symposium will be remote this summer! Join one or both unique virtual episodes to engage with the drone community, network, and hear the latest on , the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability, public safety, and international operations, Beyond Visual Line of Sight, the Drone Integration Pilot Program and more. Register at bit.ly/2Tu21Hr.

On the registration page you will find the following pricing information:

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If you think this is a bit steep, you're not alone. Vic Moss commented and replied to the FAA that:

Not gonna lie, I'm incredibly disappointed in the FAA & AUVSI for actually charging people to “go” to a virtual symposium this year. And yes, I have expressed my disappointment to them directly.

I have to say that I fully agree with Vic on this one. We will cover the 2020 FAA UAS Symposium best we can on DroneXL.co so you can always follow it here for free.

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More info from the FAA on the 2020 FAA UAS Symposium.

Going Remote

The FAA UAS Symposium – Remotely Piloted Edition is a virtual event taking place as two unique episodes. Episode one will take place on July 8-9 with a focus on UTM and international UAS integration. Episode 2 will take place on August 18-19 with a focus on updates to the Integration Pilot Program and public safety operations.

Drones. Here for good

It's time to explore the many positive aspects of drones. Whether its package delivery or infrastructure inspection, operations or helping , everyday drones provide critical societal benefits.

Making connections.

Network with peers in academia, industry, government, and community-based organizations. Take advantage of the opportunity to share best practices and lessons learned from operations, applications, and new technologies.

Safety propels innovation.

Safely integrating UAS into the national airspace system requires new technologies. Along with regulatory advancements, progress in detect-and-avoid, remote identification, geofencing, and more are opening the door to expanded – and safer – operations. Learn how safety concerns generate new UAS capabilities.

Get more out of your drone business.

Learn how drones could help you, your business, and your community. Discover first-hand success stories, hear insights from government decision-makers, and grow your network – attendees can look forward to these benefits and more!

What do you think of the FAA and AUVSI charging us for the online-only 2020 FAA UAS Symposium?

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Haye Kesteloo
Haye Kesteloo

Haye Kesteloo is the Editor in Chief and Founder of DroneXL.co, where he covers all drone-related news, DJI rumors and writes drone reviews, and EVXL.co, for all news related to electric vehicles. He is also a co-host of the PiXL Drone Show on YouTube and other podcast platforms. Haye can be reached at haye @ dronexl.co or @hayekesteloo.

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