As COVID-19 vaccinations roll out, organizers of the big 2021 drone conferences are planning for gatherings, both in-person and hybrid. Let’s take a look at what’s in the pipeline.

You’ve got to hand it to the organizers of major conferences in 2020. Faced with the pandemic, there was little they could do except pivot to online gatherings. And while that was fine for learning sessions and keynotes, there was simply no way to capture what an in-person gathering can bring: The networking, the displays, the product unveils, the demonstrations, and the negotiations for deals.

This year, thankfully, we’ll be getting more or less back to some sort of normalcy.

Major shows

There are always some big shows that many mark on their calendars. They include:

  • UAS Summit and Expo
  • Commercial UAV Expo Americas
  • Commercial UAV Expo Europe
  • InterDrone
  • NAB Show (National Association of Broadcasters)
  • Unmanned Systems Canada / Systèmes Télécommandés Canada