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the very best drone conferences, races and meetups

This yr, the 2023 drone occasions promise to be thrilling, with a spread of not simply the same old stodgy conferences, however loads of drone-related sporting occasions, drone gentle present premieres, drone pictures holidays and different business occasions available.

Whereas I gained’t be in any respect of those occasions, right here’s at the least an inventory of those I’d attend if I had a limiteless journey funds. So with that, listed below are the highest 2023 drone occasions I’m wanting ahead to:

Disneyland Paris Marvel drone show coming this January

Premier of the Disneyland Paris Marvel Drone Present: Jan. 28, 2023

Paris, France

An epic, Marvel-themed drone gentle present is coming to the Walt Disney Studios theme park in Paris to have fun the park’s thirtieth anniversary.

500 drones will type a sequence of lighting sequences themed to the powers of heroic Tremendous Heroes reminiscent of Captain America, Captain Marvel, Scarlet Witch and, for the primary time at Disneyland Paris, Shang-Chi. It’s all set to a soundtrack recorded by a symphony orchestra of 70 musicians recorded at Abbey Highway Studios in London, and incorporates not simply drones however projections on the Tower of Terror.

Even when you don’t make it for opening night time on Jan. 28, 2023, you could have a while. The present is scheduled to run at the least by Might 8, 2023.

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Drone Racing League’s DRL SIM Dwell: February 4

Arlington, Texas

DRL SIM Dwell is the one reside esports occasion of the 2022-23 DRL Algorand World Championship Season, and is about for Feb. 4, 2023 at Esports Stadium Arlington in Texas.

Tickets are required to attend and begin at $25 every, which could be bought by TIXR.

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Drone Racing League’s MIAMI 3-0-FLY: February 25

Miami, Florida

Watch the world’s greatest drone pilots race the quickest drones in Miami as a part of the Drone Racing League’s Championship occasion, Miami 3-0-FLY.

The race will transpire at Miami’s loanDepot park at 7 p.m. ET on Saturday, Feb, 25, 2023, reworking the baseball stadium right into a video-game impressed, neon-colored aerial course.

Tickets are required to attend and begin at $25 every, which could be bought by the MLB’s web site.

2023 drone events WISE Annual Conference
Photographs courtesy of Merritt Moore.

WISE Annual Convention 2023: March 21

London, England

This one must be of curiosity to recruiters or different drone corporations seeking to enhance range of their workforce. This one-day convention is being held on Tuesday, March 21 at IET London, and is designed to show attendees recruit, retain and retrain feminine expertise in STEM corporations.

Particularly standout is keynote speaker Merritt Moore who’s each a feminine quantum physicist and a world class skilled ballet dancer.

Tickets begin at £210.00 and could be bought right here.

Picture courtesy of U.S. Drone Soccer.

Drone Soccer Nationwide Championship: April 16

Utica, New York

There’s drone racing, however the subsequent iteration in drone sports activities is drone soccer. All year long, groups could have been taking part in in a wide range of 2023 drone occasions together with native exhibitions, scrimmages and matches. Then in March comes the regional championships. And 16 groups from Regional Championships will likely be invited to the Nationwide Championship race, set to occur on the SUNY Polytechnic Institute in Utica, New York.

Picture courtesy of Rotorcraft Asia and Unmanned Techniques Asia

Rotorcraft Asia and Unmanned Techniques Asia 2023: Might 3-5


That is the premiere drone convention for the Asia area, which will likely be held at Singapore’s Changi Exhibition Centre. It’s held concurrently with IMDEX Asia 2023 and is about to characteristic thought management boards and a product showcase pavilion.

Be taught extra about Rotorcraft Asia and Unmanned Techniques Asia 2023 right here.

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Denver, Colorado

AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2023 is a huge tech convention placed on by AUVSI, which stands for the Affiliation for Uncrewed Automobile Techniques Worldwide (which is a huge lobbying group for robotics industries). Anticipate keynotes from main business leaders, and breakout small group coaching periods.

The occasion is held in a special location yearly, however AUVSI 2023 is about for the Colorado Conference Middle in Denver.

It additionally hosts some smaller, co-located occasions such because the Regulation-Tech Join Workshop.

Discover out extra about XPONENTIAL and register right here.

seventh Annual Vitality Drone & Robotics Summit: June 12-14

Houston, Texas

The Vitality Drone & Robotics Summit is the biggest occasion on the planet for UAVs, Robotics & Information/AI/ML, solely centered on the enterprise and know-how of unmanned methods, automation and knowledge/AI in vitality & industrial operations.

Though it’s not particular to drones, drones are clearly an enormous element. And there’s one workshop that is particular to drones. Daybreak Zoldi, whose Regulation-Tech Join workshop is being held in tandem with AUVSI, is working the same tandem occasion, this one tied to vitality. The LTC-Vitality Version is a half-day, co-located occasion held on Monday, June 12. It’ll deal with the tech and insurance policies that particularly influence the vitality sector with panels on matters together with BVLOS, methane compliance, ship to shore and ship to ship ops, and demanding safety infrastructure.

It’s being held on the Woodlands Waterway Marriott in Houston, Texas.

Picture courtesy of Business UAV Expo.

Business UAV Expo: September 5-7

Las Vegas, Nevada

The Business UAV Expo is a serious, annual U.S. drone convention that spans matters together with building, supply, vitality, forestry, infrastructure, mining, safety and public security.

This yr’s occasion runs from Sept. 5-7 at Caesars Discussion board in Las Vegas. Get updates abut the occasion on the official Business UAV Expo web site.

Mauritius Drone Picture Journey: October 1-7


That is the last word trip for drone pilots.

Johan Vandenhecke, who does all issues drone pictures together with taking aerial photographs for rent and working an on-line drone pictures class referred to as Drone Adventurer Masterclass+ additionally presents drone pictures journeys all year long. They’re wildly well-liked; the Might 2023 journey to Azores, which is Azores, an archipelago within the mid-Atlantic, is already offered out.

However there are areas left to fly your drone on the gorgeous island of Mauritius within the Indian Ocean. Vandenhecke’s 6-day journey takes you to the very best spots to fly, whereas additionally providing up reside workshops within the area and modifying workshops in a non-public villa.

And it’s actually a soothing trip that’s not simply drones 24/7. You’ll dine on meals cooked by a non-public chef, and different actions included are swimming with dolphins, swimming, quad biking and mountain climbing.

Be taught extra concerning the journey right here.

2023 FAI World Drone Racing Championship: October 6-9

Namwon, Jeollabuk-do, South Korea

FAI, brief for Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (or the World Air Sports activities Federation, for English-speaking people) is the world governing physique for air sports activities and for certifying world aviation and area information. Whereas drones are comparatively new, the FAI just isn’t, having been based in 1905 as a non-governmental and non-profit, as acknowledged by the Worldwide Olympic Committee (IOC).

Its 2023 FAI World Drone Racing Championship drone race will likely be held on the Chunhyangol Stadium in Namwon, Jeollabuk-do, which is about two hours south of Seoul, South Korea. Racers will compete for $100,000 in prize cash.

That is the third race of its form; the 2 first editions of the FAI Drone Racing World Championship occurred in Shenzhen, China (2018) and Ningbo, China (2019), earlier than a three-year hole brought on by the pandemic.

And there’s a bonus occasion. In the event you’re into drone soccer, then don’t skip out, because the 2023 Korea Drone Soccer Worldwide Open Cup will likely be held concurrently.

Curious for a glance again at what was taking place this time final yr? Try my information to the most important 2022 drone occasions.

What 2023 drone occasions are in your calendar? Depart a remark beneath!



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