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Thursday, August 15, 2013


8:30 AM to 9:45 AM

All About Drones

Georgia World Congress Center Level 3-B308/309
Continuing Legal Education
Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), also commonly called unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or drones and their technological enhancements have captured the attention of government officials, the media and the general public. Forty-three states have introduced drone legislation in 2013 that address questions about their practical use, economic impact and privacy concerns. Explore the capabilities of drones and the regulations being proposed and implemented for their use at the state and federal level.

  • Moderator:
  • Senator Delores G. Kelley, Maryland
  • Panelist:
  • Morgan Cloud, Emory University School of Law, Georgia
  • Bill English, National Transportation Safety Board, Washington, D.C.
  • Representative Lance Gooden, Texas
  • Representative Shelley Hughes, Alaska
  • Dr. Eric Johnson, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • R. Steven Justice, Georgia Center of Innovation For Aerospace