Fourth annual Arkansas Drone Summit opens registration

Registrations are now open for the fourth annual Arkansas Drone Summit.

Taking place between March 12 and 13, events will be held in Fayetteville and Little Rock.

Drone experts will cover topics such as Federal Aviation Administration compliance, homeland security regulations, how drones can aid in research and the role of drones in emergency response.

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Sessions in Fayetteville will be simulcast live to the location in Little Rock, and Little Rock sessions will be simulcast to the Fayetteville site.

Richard Ham, associate director of the Master of Science in Operations Management and Engineering Management programs, facilitates the University of Arkansas’ unmanned aircraft systems efforts.

He commented: “There are not many events in the nation where you can find cutting-edge information presented by recognized experts in academe, agriculture, law enforcement, aviation and industry.”

Adding: “As the state’s land-grant university, we are chartered to serve the citizens of Arkansas and improve their lives, and this summit is a way to do that by distilling the information we teach on campus in our foundations, cyber security and remote sensing courses, and in new courses emerging around the state.”

Dan Sui, vice chancellor for research and innovation, said unmanned aircraft play an increasingly important role in business development.

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