Women in Emerging Aviation Technologies Summit

Wednesday, October 25, 2023
11:30 AM - 5:00 PM (EDT)

Hogan Lovells Conference Center

555 13th Street, NW Washington, DC 20004
Category: Conferences
Join the Commercial Drone Alliance as we host the
Women in Emerging Aviation Technologies Summit
on October 25, 2023.

This inspiring and interactive conference will focus on challenges and success stories from women across the globe in the commercial drone and AAM industries.

Featuring a keynote luncheon, two diverse panels with women from a range of diverse backgrounds, a matchmaking session, and plenty of time for networking, this event will not only be fun, but you will come away with your own action items and ideas on how to continue to be successful in the exciting field of emerging aviation technologies.

Our event is in conjunction with the Women in Emerging Aviation Technologies Awards Ceremony and Dinner that will be taking place at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum starting at 7:00pm. For tickets to the ceremony, visit here.

If your company is interested in sponsoring this important event, information can be found HERE

Please direct any questions to membership@commercialdronealliance.org


October 25
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Registration
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Keynote Luncheon
1:00 PM - 1:50 PM Panel Discussion: Come hear from prominent women in our industry about where they started, how they got where they are in their careers, and their challenges and successes along the way.
Loretta Alkalay, Esq.; Diana Cooper, Global Head of Policy & Regulations, Supernal; Lisa Ellman, Executive Director, Commercial Drone Alliance; Abigail Smith, Executive Director (a), Office of UAS Security, FAA; and more to announce soon!
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM Panel Discussion: Hear from some of the winners of the 7th Annual Women in Emerging Aviation Technology Awards and listen to their stories from across the globe.
Barbara Bollard, Auckland University, New Zealand; Jackie Dujmovic, Founder/CEO, Hover UAV, Australia; Desi Ekstein, Drone Diva, On The Go Video.biz, USA; Mercy Makau, Young Aviators Club of Africa, Kenya, Africa; Sonet Kock, AviComply (Pty) Ltd, South Africa; Annalisa Russell-Smith, Chief Strategy Officer, Flyby Technology, UK
2:45 PM - 3:00 PM Networking Break
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Interactive Session
Now it's time to meet, mingle and share. Meet your fellow attendees and share your experiences in a speedy way!
4:00 PM - 4:15 PM Final Thoughts
Let's reflect on the day for a few minutes, what we learned, who we met, and where we go next.
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM Networking Reception

Thank you to our sponsors:

Our event precedes and is in conjunction with: