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). If you're interested in flying a drone, fill out this form.
  • Tech Track. This year, we are bringing back a second stage that will focus on more technical presentations. Exibitors and Sponsors are eligible to speak to speak this year.  Spots are limited and secured on a first come first serve basis.  Technology Track Speaker Guidelines
  • Monday.  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.
  • Golf.  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.


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


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


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

Technical Track

Now open - registered sponsors, exhibitors, and technologists are eligible for a limited number of spots.  Instructions.


Updated - visit our agenda page to see our confirmed speakers list that continues to grow.

BG Phillip Baker

BG Phillip Baker

Future Vertical Lift Cross Functional Team Director

COL Danielle Medaglia

COL Danielle Medaglia

Program Manager Uncrewed Aircraft Systems

Michael Robbins

Michael Robbins

Association of Uncrewed Vehicle Systems International President

Geri Michaels

Geri Michaels

Joint Staff J8 Asset Protection

Branch Chief

Andrew Evans

Andrew Evans

Intelligence Survelliance Reconnaissance Task Force Director

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 3:30 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