• 08 May 2017
  • 7:00 AM
  • 10 May 2017
  • 5:30 PM
  • Penn Stater Conference Center, State College, PA


  • Includes day 1 instructional sessions and Day 2 Vendor sessions
  • Includes Chapter 107 Exam Review Only
  • 3 Day Registration
  • Non=paying attendees
  • This registration is for invited students only. A registration code will be required!
  • This registration is for invited students only. A registration code will be required!
  • This registration is for invited students only. A registration code will be required!

Registration is closed


This three-day event is for those using or interested in using Unmanned Aerial Systems to develop mapping products. The Expo includes classes on FAA Part 107 Exam Preparation, relevant regulations, hardware, software, deliverables, and vendor presentations.


Day 1 8:00 AM - 5:45 PM

Track 1

UAS Regulations presented by Roy Boyd, Boyd Instrument and Supply Co., Inc.

 Insurance & Liability presented by Jonathan Rupprecht, Rupprecht Law, PA

 Privacy vs. Airspace presented by Jonathan Rupprecht, Rupprecht Law, PA

UAS Operational Considerations presented by Bryan Baker, Leica Geosystems

What to Look for in a UAS Pilot presented by Bryan Baker, Leica Geosystems

Track 2

UAS Platforms presented by Rob Schwarz, Remote Intelligence

 Imaging Systems presented by Bryan Baker, Leica Geosystems

Software Options presented by Matt Mercurio & Ben Housten, Spatial Analytix

UAS & Ground Control presented by Matt Mercurio & Ben Housten, Spatial Analytix

Deliverables, Options, & Verification presented by Matt Mercurio & Ben Housten, Spatial Analytix

Bonus Track 7:00 - 8:30 PM

Photogrammetry Refresher and UAS Considerations presented by Dr. Frank Derby

Day 2 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Vendor Sessions 

Vendors will be showing their platforms and demonstrating sample projects and deliverable capability of their software.  Each vendor will offer something different.  Attendees choose between two vendors for each 2 hour session.

Day 3 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

FAA Part 107 Training

Presented by Kenneth Martin, Martin Aviation Services

This 1 day intensive training program will help you prepare for the exam by covering many concepts specific to aviation and UAS operation. The FAA Part 107 Aeronautical Knowledge Test is a 2-Hour 60 question exam for anyone wishing to obtain a commercial UAS / drone certification.

Registration Fee

  • Full Registration (3 days):  $445
  • Day 1 and 2 Only: $250
  • Day 3 Only: $250

What’s included with my registration?

  • Day 1 and Day 2 registration includes two days of expert instruction, lunch and dinner on Monday, breakfast and lunch on Tuesday, and breaks.
  • Day 3 Registration includes a full day of expert exam review, lunch, and breaks.
  • Full Registration includes all of the above. Dinner on Tuesday and Breakfast on Wednesday are not included - may be purchased at the on-site restaurant or and any local eatery.

Location and Accommodations

The program will be held at Penn Stater Conference Center, University Park, Pennsylvania. A limited number of rooms have been set aside at the program location at a rate of $124 per night. For room reservations, call The Penn Stater at 800-233-7505 or visit the website at www.pennstatehotels.com. Refer to group code PSLS17A before April 7, 2017.


The registration deadline is May 5, 2017, at 5:00 p.m. EST. After this date, please check the website for information about on-site check-in, or call the conference planner at 717-540-6811 and you may register if space permits


PSLS will confirm your registration. You will be alerted promptly of any cancellations or changes. If some unforeseen event forces PSLS to cancel or postpone the program, you will receive a full refund of your registration fee; however, PSLS cannot be held responsible for any related costs, including cancellation fees assessed by airlines or travel agencies.


If your request to withdraw is received by April 24, 2017 we can issue a partial refund. Send your written request by fax to 717-540-6815 or by email to laurie@psls.org. A $50 administrative fee will be charged for each withdrawal. Anyone who is registered but cannot attend may send a substitute.


PSLS encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing special accommodations or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact the PSLS conference planner at 717-540-6811 at least two weeks prior to the program.


By Air:  The University Park Airport is located approximately six miles from the conference site. Call 814-865-5511 or visit www.UniversityParkAirport.com for information on flights.

By Car: The University Park campus is located within driving distance of many major cities, including Harrisburg (1.5 hrs., 90 mi.), Pittsburgh (3 hrs., 137 mi.), Philadelphia (3.5 hrs., 194 mi.), Baltimore (3.5 hrs., 155 mi.), Washington, D.C. (4 hrs., 190 mi.), New York City (5 hrs., 250 mi.), and Toronto (6.5 hrs., 304 mi.). Address: 215 Innovation Blvd, State College, PA 16803. See www.psu.edu/ur/visitors.html for detailed visitor information, including maps.

Contact information

For registration and payment information, please contact Laurie Troutman at psls@psls.org or by phone at (717) 540-6811.

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