This 12 months, 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 a minimum of an inventory of those I’d attend if I had an infinite journey finances. So with that, listed below are the highest 2023 drone occasions I’m wanting ahead to:
Premier of the Disneyland Paris Marvel Drone Present: Jan. 28, 2023
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 kind a collection of lighting sequences themed to the powers of heroic Tremendous Heroes comparable to 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 for those who don’t make it for opening evening on Jan. 28, 2023, you will have a while. The present is scheduled to run a minimum of by way of Might 8, 2023.
Drone Racing League’s DRL SIM Dwell: February 4
DRL SIM Dwell is the one dwell 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 will be bought by way of TIXR.
Drone Racing League’s MIAMI 3-0-FLY: February 25
Watch the world’s finest 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, remodeling the baseball stadium right into a video-game impressed, neon-colored aerial course.
Tickets are required to attend and begin at $25 every, which will be bought by way of the MLB’s web site.
WISE Annual Convention 2023: March 21
This one ought to be of curiosity to recruiters or different drone firms 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 how one can recruit, retain and retrain feminine expertise in STEM firms.
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 will be bought right here.
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 may have been taking part in in quite a lot of 2023 drone occasions together with native exhibitions, scrimmages and matches. Then in March comes the regional championships. And 16 groups from Regional Championships shall be invited to the Nationwide Championship race, set to occur on the SUNY Polytechnic Institute in Utica, New York.
Rotorcraft Asia and Unmanned Methods Asia 2023: Might 3-5
That is the premiere drone convention for the Asia area, which shall be held at Singapore’s Changi Exhibition Centre. It’s held concurrently with IMDEX Asia 2023 and is about to function thought management boards and a product showcase pavilion.
Be taught extra about Rotorcraft Asia and Unmanned Methods Asia 2023 right here.
AUVSI XPONENTIAL: Might 8-11
AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2023 is a huge tech convention placed on by AUVSI, which stands for the Affiliation for Uncrewed Automobile Methods Worldwide (which is a huge lobbying group for robotics industries). Count on 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 Heart in Denver.
It additionally hosts some smaller, co-located occasions such because the Legislation-Tech Join Workshop.
Discover out extra about XPONENTIAL and register right here.
seventh Annual Vitality Drone & Robotics Summit: June 12-14
The Vitality Drone & Robotics Summit is the most important occasion on the earth for UAVs, Robotics & Information/AI/ML, solely centered on the enterprise and expertise of unmanned techniques, 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 Legislation-Tech Join workshop is being held in tandem with AUVSI, is working an identical 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 important safety infrastructure.
It’s being held on the Woodlands Waterway Marriott in Houston, Texas.
Industrial UAV Expo: September 5-7
Las Vegas, Nevada
The Industrial 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 12 months’s occasion runs from Sept. 5-7 at Caesars Discussion board in Las Vegas. Get updates abut the occasion on the official Industrial UAV Expo web site.
Mauritius Drone Photograph Journey: October 1-7
That is the final 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 provides 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 bought 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 one of the best spots to fly, whereas additionally providing up dwell workshops within the subject and enhancing workshops in a personal villa.
And it’s actually a soothing trip that’s not simply drones 24/7. You’ll dine on meals cooked by a personal 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, quick for Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (or the World Air Sports activities Federation, for English-speaking folks) is the world governing physique for air sports activities and for certifying world aviation and area information. Whereas drones are comparatively new, the FAI will not be, 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 shall 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 variety; 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. If you happen to’re into drone soccer, then don’t skip out, because the 2023 Korea Drone Soccer Worldwide Open Cup shall be held concurrently.
Curious for a glance again at what was occurring this time final 12 months? Try my information to the most important 2022 drone occasions.
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