Industrial Emergency Management UAV and Robotics Forum

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Tuesday, June 13 | 1:30 PM – 5:00 PM CST

The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center
Houston, Texas



This unique and timely forum will help educate the energy industry and emergency services sectors on joint operations surrounding the use of unmanned and robotic systems to prepare, respond to, and recover from hazardous incidents and complex emergencies.

  • Early Bird: $199 | Standard: $249 | Onsite: $299

    • Early Bird pricing good through May 19, 2023

  • Registration includes:

    • Forum Admission

    • Energy Drone & Robotics Summit Expo Hall Pass

  • PLEASE NOTE: You can register directly for the Industrial Emergency Management UAV and Robotics Forum (which includes an EDRS Expo Pass) OR Register as an Energy Drone & Robotics Summit 3-Day or 1-Day Attendee and ADD the Industrial Emergency Management UAV and Robotics Forum during your registration process.

​​​​​​The Energy Drone & Robotics Coalition (EDRC), the leading organization dedicated to improving safety, efficiency, ROI, and security in energy operations through the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV’s) and related technology, has announced a partnership with The Airborne International Response Team (AIRT), the leading 501(c)3 non-profit organization supporting the use of unmanned systems for public safety and disaster response – and official home of DRONERESPONDERS® - to produce the DRONERESPONDERS Emergency Management Forum as a co-located event on Tuesday, June 13th at the 2023 Energy Drone & Robotics Summit.

How are energy companies preparing and handling the 2023 hurricane/wildfire season and preparing for industrial incidents with unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and Robotics?  

Forum Highlights Include:

1) Preparedness - using UAS for condition assessment, foliage overgrowth, etc.

2) Response - using UAS to assess damage, power restoration, and tell the story of how Bad is Bad?

3) Recovery & Resilience - UAS for long-term recovery and rebuilding, infrastructure hardening.

You will hear and interact directly with SMEs such as:

  • Public safety officers

  • Emergency response managers

  • Disaster response teams

  • EH&S directors

  • Sector focused Tech Solutions & Service providers

  • Energy/Industrial asset owners


1:45 PM - 2:30 PM
Industrial Incidents: Lessons Learned from Robotics/Drone Responders
John Mcclain Ron Kessler
2:30 PM - 2:50 PM
GIS for Emergency Management
Mike Cox
2:50 PM - 3:30 PM
C-UAS for Critical Infrastructure
Thomas Adams Christopher Todd
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Natural Disasters & Critical Infrastructure Roundtable
Matthew Harvey Christopher Todd Corey Hitchcock Tim Hadaway