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Friday, August 14 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Grounded for Good? The State of Drone Journalism

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With increasing interest in using drone and GoPro videography, this session will focus on explaining different types of drones, how to fly them, best uses for journalists as well as the latest FAA regulations for quadcopters.

Moderators
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Frank Bi

Editorial Engineer, The Verge
@Frankiebi | Frank Bi is an editorial engineer at The Verge, a technology news website that covers the intersection of technology, science, art and culture. At The Verge, Frank designs and builds news apps, interactives and data visualizations. Previously, Frank was a reporter at Forbes Magazine where he worked on stories around data and drones. A Minnesota native, he graduated from the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities... Read More →

Speakers
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Eric Cheng

Director of Aerial Imaging, DJI
@echeng | Eric Cheng is an award-winning photographer and publisher, and is the Director of Aerial Imaging and General Manager of the San Francisco office at DJI, the makers of the popular Phantom aerial-imaging quadcopter. Throughout his career, Cheng has straddled passions for photography, entrepreneurship, technology and communication. He publishes Wetpixel.com, the leading underwater-photography community on the web, and writes about his... Read More →
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Greg McNeal

Professor, Contributor, Co-Founder, Pepperdine University, Forbes, AirMap.io
@GregoryMcNeal | Professor Gregory S. McNeal, JD/PhD, is an Associate Professor of Law and Public Policy at Pepperdine University. He is an expert on drones and topics related to security, technology and crime. He is a nationally recognized commentator for Forbes, co-founder of AirMap.IO a webapp for drone operators, and a frequent keynote speaker about technology, law and policy.
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Roger Sollenberger

Communications Manager, 3D Robotics
@RLongennamer | Roger Sollenberger is the Communications Manager at 3D Robotics, North America’s largest consumer drone manufacturer. He runs the blog and curates the popular Drone Download weekly news roundup, and has been interviewed for his expertise in the field by the BBC, Al Jazeera, Fortune and the Washington Post among others. Before joining 3DR Roger worked for DJI, and before that taught four years of college English. He’s a... Read More →
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Gretchen West

National Advisory Board Chairperson, UAVUS
@gawherry | Gretchen West has served the unmanned systems and drone industry over a decade and is an industry-leading advocate for commercial drones. Her most recent work was at San Francisco start-up DroneDeploy as the company’s Vice President of Business Development and Regulatory Affairs. Previously, Ms. West served as AUVSI’s Executive Vice President, overseeing AUVSI’s global business development, international growth... Read More →


Friday August 14, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
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