Mobility Unmanned is the first conference dedicated solely to providing key stakeholders the unique opportunity to explore cutting-edge autonomous technology and examine the emerging regulatory landscape governing the commercial use of unmanned vehicles in all sectors - air, land and sea.


Principal Event Partner, Mobility Unmanned

Recognized as an industry leader in autonomous technologies, Intel’s participation and sponsorship as a Principal Event Partner will be invaluable to this November’s Mobility Unmanned: Air, Land and Sea conference – a public policy event dedicated solely to addressing government policy, regulation, law, and standards for highly automated vehicles across all transportation modes. The event will take place November 1-2, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Washington in Washington, DC.

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Mobility Unmanned Speaker Updates

Governor McAuliffe
Governor Terry McAuliffe

Terry McAuliffe
Governor State of Virginia

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe’s top priority is building a new Virginia economy. He is bringing thousands of jobs and more than $16 billion in capital investment to communities across the Commonwealth, which is more than any previous governor. In addition, the Governor is implementing major economic development initiatives designed to strengthen the Commonwealth’s pro-business climate, ensure efficient investment in world-class infrastructure and develop a 21st century workforce capable of meeting the needs of emerging businesses and industries.  Read more…
Karen Jackson, Secretary of Technology
Karen Jackson, Secretary of Technology

Karen Jackson
Virginia Secretary of Technology

Karen Jackson serves as the Secretary of Technology for the Commonwealth. Prior to her appointment, she served as the Commonwealth’s Deputy Secretary of Technology and Vice President of Broadband Programs for the Center for Innovative Technology.  Ms. Jackson serves as a senior advisor to the Governor on technology matters including innovation, data analytics, telecommunications, cybersecurity, and unmanned systems. She is also responsible for overseeing the Commonwealth’s IT infrastructure.  Read more…

Congressman Dan Lipinski
Congressman Dan Lipinski

Dan Lipinski
Congressman 3rd District of Illinois

Dan Lipinski is a proud native of Illinois’ Third Congressional District, which includes parts of the southwest side of Chicago, southwest Cook County, and northeastern Will County.  Now in his seventh term, Rep. Lipinski has distinguished himself as a champion of the middle class.  He is a leader on transportation issues, the promotion of American manufacturing, job creation through research and technological innovation, strengthening Buy American laws, restoring fiscal responsibility, and honoring America’s veterans and seniors.  He has earned a reputation as a legislator who brings people together to solve problems, even during historic congressional gridlock.  Read more…


Earl Blumenauer
Congressman 3rd District of Oregon

A lifelong resident of Portland, Oregon, Congressman Earl Blumenauer (OR-03) has devoted his entire career to public service. Through his years as a local official in the Oregon Legislature, Multnomah County Commission, and on Portland’s City Council, Congressman Earl Blumenauer developed a national reputation for his advocacy of public transportation, land use planning, and environmental protection.  Read more…

Parimal Kopardekar, Ph.D.
Parimal Kopardekar, Ph.D.

Parimal Kopardekar, Ph.D.

Parimal Kopardekar (PK) serves as manager of the NASA’s Safe Autonomous System Operations Project. The goal of the project is to develop autonomy related concepts, technologies and architectures that will increase efficiency, safety, and capacity of airspace operations. Prior to that he managed Next Generation Air Transportation Systems (NextGen) Concepts and Technology Development Project. He has published more than 40 articles. He enjoys initiating new concepts and technology ideas that increase airspace capacity and throughput, reduce delays, and reduce the total cost of air transportation.  Read more…

Dr. Jaiwon Shin
Dr. Jaiwon Shin

Dr. Jaiwon Shin
Associate Administrator for the Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate

Dr. Jaiwon Shin is the associate administrator for the Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD), a position which he has held since 2008. Shin manages the agency’s aeronautics research portfolio and guides its strategic direction, including research in advanced air vehicle concepts, airspace operations and safety, integrated aviation systems, and the nurturing and development of transformative concepts for aviation. Shin co-chairs the National Science & Technology Council’s Aeronautics Science & Technology Subcommittee whose charter is to facilitate coordination and collaboration among the federal departments and agencies that fund aeronautics-related research.  Read more…

Marke "Hoote" Gibson
Marke "Hoote" Gibson

Marke “Hoot” Gibson
Senior Advisor, Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

In September 2015, Marke Gibson joined the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as the Senior Advisor, Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration. He provides executive direction and high level leadership to the FAA with responsibility for oversight of the work related to UAS. In addition, he is responsible for developing and delivering business and strategic plans for enterprise-level UAS initiatives, analyzing integration progress, engaging in scientific and research activities, and maintaining liaison with internal and external stakeholders. Prior to joining the FAA, Mr. Gibson served as the Executive Director of the NextGen Institute (NGI). Read more…

Bill Davis
Bill Davis

Bill Davis
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
Executive Director of Emerging Technologies in the Air Traffic Organization (ATO)

Mr. William S. Davis is currently the Executive Director of Emerging Technologies in the Air Traffic Organization (ATO) of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). He was asked to take this special assignment to lead a cross-organizational team that focuses on integrating unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), commercial space and other emerging technologies into the National Airspace System. Mr. Davis has extensive experience across a wide variety of aviation management and operational positions. Prior to his current role, he served as the Deputy Vice President of Mission Support Services for the ATO.  Read more…

Rear Admiral Michael P. Ryan
Rear Admiral Michael P. Ryan

Rear Admiral Michael P. Ryan
Assistant Commandant for Capability U.S. Coast Guard

Rear Admiral Mike Ryan serves as the Assistant Commandant for Capability, and is responsible for identifying and providing capabilities, competencies, and capacity along with developing standards for the staffing, training, equipping, sustaining, maintaining, and employing Coast Guard forces to meet mission requirements. Prior to this, he served as the Executive Assistant to the 25th Commandant of the Coast Guard and Executive Director for the Deputy Commandant for Mission Support (DCMS). He also led the Officer Personnel Management (OPM) division at the Personnel Service Center where he directed career actions for the service’s 9000 officers.  Read more…



Charles M. Trippe, Jr.
Chief Counsel

Charlie Trippe was appointed Chief Counsel, AGC-1, at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in July 2017. In this role, he serves as legal advisor to the FAA Administrator and FAA leadership, and manages the legal and administrative staff of the Office of General Counsel. He also liaises with the Office of General Counsel of the Department of Transportation, as well as the chief counsels of the other operating administrations of the Department.  Read more…


Why attend Mobility Unmanned?

Autonomous vehicle technologies, air, land and sea, have the potential to be among the most innovative and game changing technologies since the advent of the industrial age. Autonomous vehicles will revolutionize the entire transportation network and supply chain creating opportunities in multiple industry sectors including manufacturing, technology, transport, logistics, insurance, health, municipal planning, infrastructure, and hospitality. The realization of this great potential will require an unmanned-friendly regulatory and policy framework that will govern the implementation and use of these ground-breaking technologies. Engage with key stakeholders through a number of targeted panel discussions, breakout sessions, workshops and networking events.

Who should attend?

  • Policy makers from: Commerce, Capitol Hill, DHS, DOJ, DOT, FAA, FCC, FTC , GAO, NHTSA, NTSB
  • State and local officials
  • Commercial Operators
  • Manufacturers
  • Technology Providers
  • Academic and Research Institutions
  • Logistics and Service Providers
  • Transportation Providers
  • Associations, Coalitions & Alliances

Registration for Mobility Unmanned includes:

•  Keynotes by leading Senior Level Policymakers 

and Industry CEOs

•  Networking Receptions and Lunches

•  Panel Discussions and Workshops

Early bird registration discount rate available through September 30, 2017. 

Join Our Growing Number of Sponsors


Melissa Larsen

Director of Sponsorship Sales,  Mobility Unmanned

WorldTEK Events, LLC

+1 516.945.5812

Be part of the conversation!

MOBILITY UNMANNED’s objective is to facilitate critical dialogue and foster strategic business relationships between industry leaders, commercial operators and key policymakers on autonomous vehicle regulation.

Network and learn!

Hear from senior level policymakers and the industry’s most innovative and influential leaders who will play key roles in shaping future policy that will govern and enable the rapid expansion of unmanned technology into the commercial environment.

Mobility Unmanned will feature thoughtful insight from:

· Administration and Agency Officials
· Members of Congress
· Industry Leaders

Program Highlights

AIR, LAND & SEA –  Drones, Driverless Cars, and Unmanned Water Vessels – Joint Session

  • The Latest Technology Driving the Growth of Autonomous Applications for Unmanned Systems
  • U.S. Legislative Landscape and U.S. Leadership
  • State and Local Promotion of Unmanned Technology
  • Roles and Responsibilities / Preemption
  • Security and Cybersecurity
  • Insurance
  • Public Perception of Unmanned Technology / Social Benefits, Privacy Concerns, Quality of Life

AIR – Drones

  •  FAA Regulatory Landscape
  • LAANC, Identification and Tracking ARC, UAS in Controlled Airspace ARC – Keynote and Government Industry Panel
  • Communications and Control (C2 and Spectrum)
  • Advanced / Expanded Operations (Package Delivery, BVLOS Autonomous Operations, Passenger Drones)

LAND – Driverless Vehicles

  • DOT / NHTSA / FMCSA Regulatory and Policy Landscapeand Panel of Current DOT, NHTSA & FMCSA Officials
  • State Regulatory Efforts
  • Use Cases (Trucking, Taxi Service, Personal Vehicles)
  • Current and Future State of Technology

SEA – Unmanned Water Vessels

  • Government Use Cases (NOAA, Coast Guard)
  • Industry Use Cases and Who Regulates

Program is subject to change


Mobility Unmanned: Air, Land, and Sea Convenes Top
Government, Industry Stakeholders

First Event to Facilitate Critical Dialogue on Highly-Automated Vehicle
Policy and Regulation Across All Transportation Modes

WASHINGTON, DC  – August 23, 2017 – Today, WorldTEK Events is pleased to announce Mobility Unmanned: Air, Land, and Sea. This premier public policy event is the first conference dedicated solely to addressing government policy, regulation, law, and standards for highly-automated vehicles across all transportation modes and will take place on November 1-2, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Washington in Washington, DC.

Mobility Unmanned coincides with a number of federal, state, and local initiatives to address the rapidly evolving legal and regulatory issues raised by the proliferation of highly-automated and unmanned technology. Through a number of targeted keynotes, panel discussions, breakout sessions, and workshops, Mobility Unmanned aims to facilitate important cross-cutting dialogue between key policymakers and industry stakeholders, including the best and brightest minds in the highly-automated and unmanned vehicle space.

A high-powered speaker lineup will feature key administration and agency officials, members of Congress, and notable industry leaders. Joint government-industry panels will address issues common to all modes of transportation, including privacy, preemption, liability and insurance, security, and countermeasures.