Salina, Kansas
August 21 – 22, 2019


Interested in getting your company and product in front of manufacturers, entrepreneurs, and investors in the unmanned aerial systems industry?

Selected speakers will have 6-minutes to present and must provide final PowerPoint presentations by the August 14 deadline.

Presenters will be introduced by the session moderator and will have a podium, microphone, and a slide advance remote provided.

Presentations will be timed. The 6 minute mark is a HARD STOP. If time permits, there may be a brief Q&A after the presentation.

Who Should Apply?

The presenter application is designed to accommodate two distinctly different types of presenters:
  • Researchers and/or research institutions owning intellectual property rights for technology and seeking to license or commercialize it.
  • Enterprises or businesses with advanced, proprietary technology seeking seed or venture capital or commercial licensing partners.

Important Dates & Deadlines

  • Friday, April 12 - Application Deadline
  • Wednesday, March 13, 1-2 p.m. CST, 2-3 p.m. EST - Pitch Presentation Webinar
    Learn what goes into developing and making a quality pitch deck that you can use when pitching your UAS technologies to potential investors, licensees and strategic partners during the 2019 UAS Tech Forum, August 21-22, in Salina, Kansas. Panelists for the Pitch webinar are Jeff Carpenter, principal of Bird Dog Innovation Strategies, and former Pitch presenter Johnie Johnson, president & CEO of Helo Perspective. To register for the March 13 webinar, please visit
    Power Point presentations are due at this time and should be emailed by 5:00 p.m. ET.
  • Week of July 29 - Dress Rehearsals
    Presenters will make their initial PowerPoint presentations via scheduled conference calls.
    This is required. Failure to schedule and complete a dress rehearsal presentation may result in forfeiture of presentation slot.
  • Wednesday, August 14 - FINAL PRESENTATIONS DUE
    PowerPoint presentations are due at this time and should be emailed by 5:00 p.m. ET. Please also bring at least one backup of the entire presentation on a USB Flash Drive with you to the conference.
  • Wednesday, August 21 - Present at UAS Tech Forum

Applicant Benefits

Whether you are a scientist or entrepreneur seeking to commercialize a technology with an application in the unmanned aerial systems industry, the UAS Tech Forum provides a unique opportunity to showcase your technology and network with investors, licensees, and strategic partners.

All Selected Presenters Receive:
  • 6 minutes at the Tech Forum to present your commercialization and/or licensing opportunity to an audience of investors, licensees, and strategic partners.
  • A teleconference dress rehearsal of your presentation prior to the event. The dress rehearsal provides crucial feedback and helpful advice to produce the most effective presentations possible.
  • A platform to leverage your 6-minute investor-oriented presentation for a variety of marketing purposes.
  • Your company or research institution succinctly described in the conference materials handed out to all attendees.
  • Complimentary pass with full access to the 2-day event including the opening plenary, luncheon and receptions.

Follow the link below to set up a profile and submit your pitch idea for presentation in our 2019 UAS Tech Forum.

Submit Pitch
Deadline to submit is Friday, April 12, 2019.