This yr, the 2023 drone occasions promise to be thrilling, with a variety of not simply the same old stodgy conferences, however loads of drone-related sporting occasions, drone mild present premieres, drone pictures holidays and different business occasions available.
Whereas I gained’t be in any respect of those occasions, right here’s not less than an inventory of those I’d attend if I had a limiteless journey price range. So with that, listed here are the highest 2023 drone occasions I’m trying ahead to:
Premier of the Disneyland Paris Marvel Drone Present: Jan. 28, 2023
An epic, Marvel-themed drone mild present is coming to the Walt Disney Studios theme park in Paris to have fun the park’s thirtieth anniversary.
500 drones will type a collection of lighting sequences themed to the powers of heroic Tremendous Heroes akin to Captain America, Captain Marvel, Scarlet Witch and, for the primary time at Disneyland Paris, Shang-Chi. It’s all set to a soundtrack recorded by a symphony orchestra of 70 musicians recorded at Abbey Highway Studios in London, and incorporates not simply drones however projections on the Tower of Terror.
Even when you don’t make it for opening night time on Jan. 28, 2023, you’ve got a while. The present is scheduled to run not less than by way of Could 8, 2023.
Drone Racing League’s DRL SIM Stay: February 4
DRL SIM Stay is the one stay esports occasion of the 2022-23 DRL Algorand World Championship Season, and is about for Feb. 4, 2023 at Esports Stadium Arlington in Texas.
Tickets are required to attend and begin at $25 every, which could be bought by way of TIXR.
Drone Racing League’s MIAMI 3-0-FLY: February 25
Watch the world’s finest drone pilots race the quickest drones in Miami as a part of the Drone Racing League’s Championship occasion, Miami 3-0-FLY.
The race will transpire at Miami’s loanDepot park at 7 p.m. ET on Saturday, Feb, 25, 2023, remodeling the baseball stadium right into a video-game impressed, neon-colored aerial course.
Tickets are required to attend and begin at $25 every, which could be bought by way of the MLB’s web site.
WISE Annual Convention 2023: March 21
This one needs to be of curiosity to recruiters or different drone firms seeking to enhance variety of their workforce. This one-day convention is being held on Tuesday, March 21 at IET London, and is designed to show attendees find out how to recruit, retain and retrain feminine expertise in STEM firms.
Particularly standout is keynote speaker Merritt Moore who’s each a feminine quantum physicist and a world class skilled ballet dancer.
Tickets begin at £210.00 and could be bought right here.
Drone Soccer Nationwide Championship: April 16
Utica, New York
There’s drone racing, however the subsequent iteration in drone sports activities is drone soccer. All year long, groups may have been taking part in in a wide range of 2023 drone occasions together with native exhibitions, scrimmages and matches. Then in March comes the regional championships. And 16 groups from Regional Championships can be invited to the Nationwide Championship race, set to occur on the SUNY Polytechnic Institute in Utica, New York.
Rotorcraft Asia and Unmanned Techniques Asia 2023: Could 3-5
That is the premiere drone convention for the Asia area, which can be held at Singapore’s Changi Exhibition Centre. It’s held concurrently with IMDEX Asia 2023 and is about to function thought management boards and a product showcase pavilion.
Study extra about Rotorcraft Asia and Unmanned Techniques Asia 2023 right here.
AUVSI XPONENTIAL: Could 8-11
AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2023 is a big tech convention placed on by AUVSI, which stands for the Affiliation for Uncrewed Car Techniques Worldwide (which is a big lobbying group for robotics industries). Anticipate keynotes from main business leaders, and breakout small group coaching classes.
The occasion is held in a distinct location yearly, however AUVSI 2023 is about for the Colorado Conference Middle in Denver.
It additionally hosts some smaller, co-located occasions such because the Regulation-Tech Join Workshop.
Discover out extra about XPONENTIAL and register right here.
seventh Annual Power Drone & Robotics Summit: June 12-14
The Power Drone & Robotics Summit is the biggest occasion on this planet for UAVs, Robotics & Information/AI/ML, completely targeted on the enterprise and know-how of unmanned programs, automation and information/AI in vitality & industrial operations.
Though it’s not particular to drones, drones are clearly an enormous part. And there’s one workshop that is particular to drones. Daybreak Zoldi, whose Regulation-Tech Join workshop is being held in tandem with AUVSI, is operating the same tandem occasion, this one tied to vitality. The LTC-Power Version is a half-day, co-located occasion held on Monday, June 12. It’ll deal with the tech and insurance policies that particularly impression the vitality sector with panels on subjects together with BVLOS, methane compliance, ship to shore and ship to ship ops, and significant safety infrastructure.
It’s being held on the Woodlands Waterway Marriott in Houston, Texas.
Business UAV Expo: September 5-7
Las Vegas, Nevada
The Business UAV Expo is a significant, annual U.S. drone convention that spans subjects together with building, supply, vitality, forestry, infrastructure, mining, safety and public security.
This yr’s occasion runs from Sept. 5-7 at Caesars Discussion board in Las Vegas. Get updates abut the occasion on the official Business UAV Expo web site.
Mauritius Drone Picture Journey: October 1-7
That is the final word trip for drone pilots.
Johan Vandenhecke, who does all issues drone pictures together with taking aerial photographs for rent and operating an on-line drone pictures class referred to as Drone Adventurer Masterclass+ additionally affords drone pictures journeys all year long. They’re wildly in style; the Could 2023 journey to Azores, which is Azores, an archipelago within the mid-Atlantic, is already bought out.
However there are areas left to fly your drone on the attractive island of Mauritius within the Indian Ocean. Vandenhecke’s 6-day journey takes you to one of the best spots to fly, whereas additionally providing up stay workshops within the discipline and modifying workshops in a personal villa.
And it’s actually a soothing trip that’s not simply drones 24/7. You’ll dine on meals cooked by a personal chef, and different actions included are swimming with dolphins, swimming, quad biking and mountaineering.
Study extra concerning the journey right here.
2023 FAI World Drone Racing Championship: October 6-9
Namwon, Jeollabuk-do, South Korea
FAI, brief for Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (or the World Air Sports activities Federation, for English-speaking folks) is the world governing physique for air sports activities and for certifying world aviation and area data. Whereas drones are comparatively new, the FAI isn’t, having been based in 1905 as a non-governmental and non-profit, as acknowledged by the Worldwide Olympic Committee (IOC).
Its 2023 FAI World Drone Racing Championship drone race can be held on the Chunhyangol Stadium in Namwon, Jeollabuk-do, which is about two hours south of Seoul, South Korea. Racers will compete for $100,000 in prize cash.
That is the third race of its form; the 2 first editions of the FAI Drone Racing World Championship occurred in Shenzhen, China (2018) and Ningbo, China (2019), earlier than a three-year hole attributable to the pandemic.
And there’s a bonus occasion. Should you’re into drone soccer, then don’t skip out, because the 2023 Korea Drone Soccer Worldwide Open Cup can be held concurrently.
Curious for a glance again at what was taking place this time final yr? Try my information to the largest 2022 drone occasions.
What 2023 drone occasions are in your calendar? Depart a remark beneath!