Progress Towards Autonomous Vertical Flight

Leading VTOL Experts to Address Autonomy

VFS & AUVSI Were you planning to attend the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) XPONENTIAL 2020 in Boston, Massachusetts? We were too, but that didn't happen. So now, we are going virtual. Join VFS as we host a very special webinar in place of XPONENTIAL on Monday August 10, 2020, from 11:30 AM - 3:30 PM EDT (UTC-4)!

The future of vertical flight, especially for advanced rotorcraft and electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft for passenger and cargo delivery mission, will be greatly enhanced by autonomous flight, and there has been tremendous progress in this area in recent years. The Vertical Flight Society has brought innovative executives from the world’s leading vertical flight organizations together to discuss the progress toward autonomous flight.

Progress Towards Autonomous Vertical Flight Panel

Moderator: Graham Warwick, Executive Editor for Technology at Aviation Week & Space Technology 

  • Col. Nathan Diller, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
  • Mark Moore, Uber Elevate
  • Daniel Moczydlower, EmbraerX
  • Gary Gysin, Wisk
  • David Merrill, Elroy Air
  • Michael Burghardt, Joby Aviation
  • Chris Van Buiten, Sikorsky Innovations (tentative)
  • Scott Drennan, Hyundai (invited)
  • Adam Woodworth, Wing (invited)

From electric air taxis to unmanned helicopters and autonomous air cargo delivery, this interactive panel will field your questions about large autonomous VTOL platforms. 

This program is co-sponsored by AUVSI XPONENTIAL, and organized by AUVSI & VFS members: Ajay Sehgal, KBR and Barbara Lindauer, Sikorsky.

Register today! The cost is just $50 for VFS members and $100 for non-members — students only $25!

There are a limited number of sponsorships available. 

  • Platinum Sponsorship (1 max): $5,000 — includes top-billing logos/signage, flyer, five complimentary registrations and a speaking slot. (Subject to approval and availability)
  • Gold Sponsorship (5 max): $2,500 — includes logos/signage, flyer, three complimentary registrations and a speaking slot. (Subject to approval and availability)

More details can be found in the Sponsorship Application.

Questions? Please contact Jim Sherman for more information.


Updated June 30, 2020