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.
  • PM UAS Golf Tournament will be held on Thursday (29 August). Team registration & sponsorship registration is live. Please note that this event is not associated with AUVSI or Pathfinder.

Registration

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

Sponsorships

Now open - visit our sponsor page to reserve your sponsorship opportunity today. 

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 11:00 AM 
    Networking Break 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM 
    Session 4 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM 
    Pathfinder Awards Luncheon  12:30 PM to 2:00 PM 
    Session 5 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM 
Networking Break 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Session 6 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 7 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM 
    Networking Break 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM  
    Session 8 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM 
    Day 3 Lunch 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
    Session 9 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
    Exhibitor Teardown 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
       
Thursday, 29 August   PM UAS Golf Tournament All Day
    Exhibitor Teardown  8:00 AM to 2:00 PM