What is the Pathfinder Symposium?

Uncrewed Aircraft Systems and Robotics, Advanced Technologies and Digital Engineering, Counter UAS and Airspace.

See our Past Agendas here

When & Where

The 2024 Pathfinder Symposium will take place 26 - 28 August 2024 at the Von Braun Center, in Huntsville, AL.

What's new in 2024

  • Flight demos! We will have live drone races and other flight demos take place during Wednesday's session (28 August). Be on the lookout for announcements related to how to sign up and other details.
  • Tech Track. This year, we are bringing back a second stage that will focus on more technical presentations. More specifics will be announced in the May timeframe.
  • Monday's session (26 August) will start a bit later in the day. We're currently planning to start around 1pm to give people time to travel in the morning (instead of Sunday) but this may change as our agenda firms up.

Registration

Now open - visit our registration page to get your pass today.

Sponsorships

Coming soon

Exhibitors

Now open - visit our exhibitors page to reserve your booth today.

Agenda

A detailed agenda with speakers will be released a few weeks ahead of the symposium.

Sunday, 25 August Exhibitor Setup 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM
       
Monday, 26 August Exhibitor Setup 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Exhibit Hall Open 12:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Badge Pickup 12:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Session 1 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Networking Break 3:00 PM to 3:30 PM
    Session 2 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
    Day 1 Social 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
       
Tuesday, 27 August   Exhibit Hall Open to Exhibitors 8:00 AM to 8:30 AM
    Exhibit Hall Open 8:30 AM to 7:00 PM
    Badge Pickup 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM
    Day 2 Breakfast 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
    Session 3 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM 
    Pathfinder Awards Luncheon  12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
    Session 4 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Networking Break 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Session 5 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
    Day 2 Social 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
       
Wednesday, 28 August   Exhibit Hall Open to Exhibitors 8:00 AM to 8:30 AM
    Badge Pickup 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM
    Flight Demos 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM
    Day 3 Breakfast 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
    Session 6 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM 
    Day 3 Lunch 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
    Session 7 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
    Exhibitor Teardown 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
       
Thursday, 29 August   Exhibitor Teardown 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM