New England Drone (UAS/UAV) Conference

New England Drone (UAS/UAV) Conference

NEW! Rapid technology developments in unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV/UAS) has led to drone being used for their capability to capture data in a way like never before. Don't be left behind as the use of UAVs can lead to a tremendous impact across industries, from small business to large projects, and emergency response and disaster preparedness.

We are now in the drone era!

At the New England Drone Conference, you'll hear from UAV/UAS experts and trailblazers who will cover all aspects of drone use in numerous industry applications including imaging, photography, agriculture, public safety, mapping and surveying, GIS, communications, regulation, technology, and privacy.

Conference content will include general sessions as well as break-out discussions relevant to all abilities and expertise, hobbyists to professional.

What You Will Learn


New England Drone (UAS/UAV) Conference

Official conference Agenda Coming soon!


New Hampshire Legislation Updates: Laws, Rules & Regulations

Tricia Lambert | New Hampshire Department of Transportation, Bureau of Aeronautics

A look at the latest updates on state legislation that relate to aviation and the ramifications for UAS/Drone operators.


Critical Issues in Drone Law, Privacy & Security

Hilary Farber | Professor of Law | University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Hear what private drone operators MUST know to keep themselves and others protected.


A Drone Roadmap: Integration of  UAS Technology into the National Estuarine Research Reserve System

Sue Bickford | Stewardship Coordinator, Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve, Wells, Maine

Learn more about UAS usage in the field and how it has supported many Natural Reserve Research projects.


More to be announced!





Travel & Site Information


New England Drone (UAS/UAV) Conference

The 2018 UNH Digital Marketing Conference will take place in the Piscataqua Room in Holloway Commons (75 Main Street, Durham, NH) on the University of New Hampshire.

Free parking will be available for all conference attendees in the UNH Campus Crossings Visitor Lot.  Those registered will recieve additional information on the location and parking by email one week prior to the conference.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided at the conference and is included in the cost of enrollment.

Additional information and driving directions for pre-conference workshops at the Pease Tradeport (Portsmouth), UNH-Manchester and Granite State College (Concord) will be emailed to registered students a week in advance.

Instructor Bios


New England Drone (UAS/UAV) Conference

  • Hilary Farber

    Hilary Farber

    Hilary Farber is a Professor at the UMass Dartmouth Law School.  She has appeared on national radio and television programs commenting on the domestic use of unmanned aircraft systems in the U.S. and around the world. She is a contributing author in dozens of publications relating to drone law, technology, regulation, and privacy and speaks regularly at academic conferences, as well as to legislators, members of the drone industry, and legal practitioners.

    Professor Farber serves on the Advisory Board of the Boston Chapter of the American Constitution Society and the Board of Directors for Suffolk Lawyers for Justice. She is a founding member of the New England Innocence Project. Professor Farber earned a B.A. in political science with high honors from the University of Michigan and received her J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law.

  • Sue Bickford

    Sue Bickford

    Sue Bickford is the GIS Specialist and Stewardship Coordinator for the Wells Reserve in Wells Maine. The Wells Reserve is one of 29 National Estuarine Research Reserve located around the coast and Great Lakes of the United States whose goal is to have health marsh ecosystems and thriving coastal communities. In 2015, Sue began helping the Reserve System to investigate how UAS technology could play a role in helping achieve those two national goals. "The Way Forward: Unmanned Aerial Systems for the National Estuarine Research Reserves" was a road map document produced to bring all 29 Reserves up to speed on what UAS technology was and how it could be applied to specific Reserve activities. This is an example of how an enterprise-sized organization began its quest to integrate UAS technology nation-wide. It also represents growing the use of UAS technology into multiple aspects of the Natural Resource market. 

  • Jon Budreski

    Jon Budreski

    Jon Budreski is a UAS (Unmanned Aerial Systems) standards subject matter expert as well as a licensed pilot.  Mr. Budreski is the Co-Founder of AirShark, which has recently been acquired by American Rail Engineers Corp (ARE).  AirShark focuses on providing aerial data collection and processing services in support of engineering firms and government entities.

    After spending 7 years in the energy industry, Jon recognized emerging opportunities with robotics, software and sensors that could assist day-to-day energy suppliers in designing and inspecting solar arrays. The advent of small UAS allowed Jon and his partners to combine their skills, interest and experience in aviation, technology and energy and create a new business from the ground up. The AirShark team currently focuses on industrial inspection and associated mapping via UAS across the United States. Originally flying under an exemption to Section 333 of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012, and now operating under the small UAS rule (part 107).  A graduate of Colorado State University, Jon recently taught the first UAS course at Vermont Tech for its aviation department.

8:30am - 4:00pm
Hilary Farber
Sue Bickford
Jon Budreski
USNH Tuition Waiver Discount
PDT - 10% Alumni Discount