The Pathfinder is one of the only AUVSI chapters with a significant annual symposium and we hope you have all found great benefit with all our past events. However after our last few symposiums, we felt like it was time to take the conference to the next level. The Chapter leadership has worked hard to put together a number of improvements to ensure our symposium is even better including:
- A formal partnership agreement (CRADA) between the AUVSI Pathfinder Chapter and the Government. This provides the Chapter streamlined approval of relevant and key speakers in a number of Government Agencies.
- Our Chapter has had a strategic relationship with the Space and Rocket Center for last couple years were we now hold our monthly chapter meetings. The partnership has led to a new venue at Davidson Saturn Exhibition Hall. With a large and museum quality space allowing collocated lunches, breaks, and icebreakers. The hall adjoins a large modern theater with considerable multimedia capabilities. Free and convenient parking at Davidson abounds.
Of course we will continue the most popular events our recently added all-day classified briefings. We are very excited about these new changes and we believe you will find a new value in your participation in this year’s event. As always our most significant desire is that this value will translate into more charitable funds for organizations, schools and educators to further the field of unmanned systems.