The Drone Show

The National Drone is an exciting/new conference and expo for the burgeoning Drone marketplace—a marketplace in which unmanned aerial systems are expected to exceed over $8 billion by 2018, with the commercial sector exceeding over $5 billion. 

The National Drone Show—co-located with Government Video Expo—will bring thousands of video professionals together in the Nation’s Capital for two days of cutting-edge discussions and demos of the latest UAV and video capture, creation, management and delivery tools and techniques.



NewBay Media proudly announces the 2015 National Drone Show, an exciting conference and expo featuring Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) video capture technology, to be held in the nation’s capital, Dec. 2–3, 2015 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Co-located with NewBay Media’s Government Video Expo, the National Drone Show will bring thousands of video professionals together for two days of cutting-edge discussions and demos of the latest UAV and video capture, management and delivery technologies and techniques.


Drones have exploded onto the radar of virtually every industry. They raise fascinating business possibilities as well as new considerations involving regulation, security, privacy, and safety. This is also a marketplace of vast potential; by some estimates, sales of unmanned aerial systems are expected to exceed $8 billion by 2018, with the commercial sector exceeding $5 billion. We’re pleased to bring the discussion about drones to the heart of the nation’s capital.


The National Drone Show will feature a Drone Flying Cage; free-to-attend sessions on the exhibit floor covering the latest drone technologies and regulatory topics; and in-depth paid training sessions for UAV users produced in partnership with Stampede.


Additional Drone Show events include:


“Rise of the Drones: A DMV’s Producer’s Panel for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)”
December 2, 2015
2:30 p.m. – Presentation Theater
Exploring the use of drone technology for aerial cinematography and other emerging markets, TIVA’s Government Video Expo/National Drone Show session will a range of feature expert panelists. Click here for more information.


TIVA Presents: “Aerial User Group Show and Tell”
December 2, 2015
6:30 p.m.
Bring your UAV/Drone to the DC Convention Center and join TIVA as they talk about the best spots to fly in the DMV and how difficult it can be to secure permission to fly, gain access to a venue/field, insurance coverage and more! Great chance to meet your fellow aviators and network! Special Guests/Speakers and additional topics will be announced soon!


The show is the only such event that brings together an audience of thousands of video professionals from the Washington region’s government, military, law enforcement, enterprise, broadcast, cable, production, and post production communities. Invited exhibitors include drone manufacturers, drone accessory equipment companies, and drone software and service providers



Stampede is the charter Gold Sponsor of the National Drone Show. The National Drone Show will mark the first time that video professionals will have the opportunity to focus fully on the impact Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and Drone Video Systems can have on their operations. The show’s presentations and training sessions will provide attendees with the information, tools and resources required to evolve their business to capitalize on this multibillion-dollar profit opportunity.


Instructors from Unmanned Vehicle University, the only university in the world licensed to offer graduate degree programs in Unmanned Systems Engineering, will conduct drone-operating demonstrations in the show’s Flying Cage. Show attendees can experience firsthand the differing capabilities of various UAV manufacturers — such as DJI, AEE and XLY — and learn which is best suited for their enterprise’s unique needs and requirements.




Early registrants for the event include technology leaders from:

DCTV, Discovery Communications, U.S. Department of State, Department of Defense,  ATF, FEMA, ICE, FBI, Homeland Security, NASA, Customs & Border Patrol, Department of Justice, Chesterfield Fire & EMS, The White House, TSA, NTSB, NGA, NASA, Army, Navy, Air Force and local and state officials from the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department, Baltimore, Alexandria, Fairfax, Bowie, Prince Georges Country and others.