SOCIAL EVENTS & WORKSHOPS
The following social events & workshops were available to the World of Drones Congress attendees.
EVENING NETWORKING EVENT
Congress participants were able to socialise in a casual setting and network with exhibitors, sponsors and speakers at the WoDC 2018's Evening Networking Event.
Delegates could purchase their ticket for AU$65 at time of registration.
Date: Thursday 9 August, 2018
Time: 1700 - 1900
Cost: $65 incl GST per person
Venue: Exhibition Hall 1, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
Drones: Enhancing work safety
Hosted by Workplace Health and Safety Queensland, Office of Industrial Relations
Have you thought about using a drone to improve workplace health and safety?
Join us and learn how drone technology can reduce risks for workers and improve business productivity.
Our ‘Drones enhancing work safety’ workshop will showcase industry case studies where drones are being used to keep workers out of dangerous environments such as work at heights, toxic atmospheres, remote and isolated work.
Date: Thursday 9 August, 2018
Time: 1100 - 1300
Cost: $110 incl GST per person
Venue: M1 (Mezzanine Level), Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
Seqwater is using drones for reservoir and water quality assessments.
Holcim (Australia) Pty Ltd has seen safety improvements from introducing drones for preliminary geotechnical assessments of quarries.
Department of Transport and Main Roads has been using drones to assess infrastructure and assets that are difficult to access such as bridge, radio tower and underwater inspections.
Powerfox specialises in remote inspection and testing by drones, which remove people from the hazards of entering confined spaces.
Bechtel Australia are use drones on the Amrun Project to reduce risk when working at heights, conducting overwater work activities, for environmental monitoring and reporting on construction progress.
Drones and Wildlife Workshop
Presented by Alicia Amerson
Unmanned aerial systems (UAS or Drones) are important tools for conservation research and outreach. Drones create new perspectives in photogrammetry and survey-based research may assist marine conservation managers in important decision-making processes that provide protection to wildlife and resources. This produces some breath-taking images. Such images and footage from drones are thus increasingly used by conservation groups for inspiring public interest. However, without proper training, a drone pilot can unintentionally stress the wildlife they encounter. In most countries training is not a requirement to fly a drone. There is a distinct difference between scientific-permitted drone applications and the use of drones among the hobby drone pilot community. To communicate the negative impacts of drone flights to wildlife a small woman owned business called Alimosphere is tackling this conservation issue. This workshop provides a six-step process for designing conservation-focused drone flight plans to promote safe, ethical, and green drone flights. The workshop is provides the hobby and commercial drone community with a flight planning process that includes a worksheet and a new value proposition to differentiate their business or skills from their competitors. When a business markets their new commitment to green drone flight planning they become stewards for humanity, wildlife, and our wild spaces.
Date: Friday 10 August, 2018
Time: 1100 - 1200
Cost: $100 incl GST per person
Venue: Office above the Drone Expo, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre