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NAASIC Second Annual UAS Search & Rescue Symposium

Dates: April 11 and 12, 2017

Early check-in, on-site registration, and vendor set-up will be available from 2pm - 6pm on April 10, 2017.

The Symposium will be held in Downtown Reno. The venue and conference hotel have yet to be determined.

Drone use for Search and Rescue

Hot Topics

  • New FAA regulations
  • Incorporating drones into SAR missions
  • Advanced search techniques and strategies
  • SAR UAS team leader training
  • Legalities of using drones for SAR
  • Sensor technology for aerial searches
  • Proven case studies

The potential for unmanned autonomous systems to aid first responders and assist in emergency situations is enormous, but adapting existing UAS (Unmanned Aerial Systems) technologies to work in public safety offices requires understanding the specific needs and constraints of how drones and other autonomous systems could be used in emergency or public safety scenarios.

NAASIC is proud to again partner with area businesses to host a symposium on the uses of unmanned autonomous systems for first responders. The 2016 event provided an opportunity for first responders, vendors and industry leaders to engage in dialogue about the current state-of-the-art in UAS technologies and how first responders can use autonomous systems for search and rescue.

Registration Fees


On or before March 27th

After March 27th

Search & Rescue Team Volunteers $49.00 $49.00
Students $49.00 $49.00
Military/Law Enforcement/Fire $99.00 $124.00
General Public $149.00 $199.00
Private industry $299.00 $399.00
Vendors (10x10 booth, 2 passes) $399.00 $499.00

Symposium Schedule (subject to change)

The Tuesday evening social event will feature a vendor night with appetizers and a cash bar at the symposium venue. The Wednesday evening social will be held at the Reno Aces Ballpark where the Reno Aces will take to the field at 6:35 pm. Admission to this event is included in the registration fee.

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