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SCiDUC Inaugural Symposium 2024
Pushing State Agencies Into the Sky

May 30th, 2024 -  Segra Park  -  Columbia, SC

The First Annual SCiDUC Symposium was a roaring success! Held at the scenic Segra Park in Columbia, South Carolina, on May 30th, the event marked a groundbreaking moment for South Carolina government drone users. The symposium brought together a stellar lineup of experts, government officials, and drone enthusiasts. Attendees delved deep into the multifaceted world of drones and their transformative applications in government agencies. A highlight of the event was Casie Ocana from AUVSI, who addressed cybersecurity concerns with drones made abroad. Participants benefited from the experience of industry leaders and university subject matter experts, connected with cutting-edge vendors, and witnessed the most advanced drone equipment in the market.

Casie Ocana is currently serving as the Director of Trusted Programs for AUVSI; leading programs that strengthen trust in the future of autonomy. With years of experience in disciplines across marketing and strategic communications, Casie brings expertise from an assortment of leading mobility, technology, and healthcare companies.

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8:00 - Registration/Networking/Sponsor Booths

8:45 - Welcome by SCiDUC President

9:00 - Opening Symposium by SC Aeronautics Commission

9:15 - Presentation:  What is the FAASTeam:  Outreach and Public Perception

10:00 - Networking Break / Sponsor Booths

10:30 - Agency Panel Discussion:  How are state agencies using drones

11:00 - Cybersecre Drone Policy Explained with Casie Ocana of AUVSI

12:00 - Lunch Provided

12:30 - Presentation:  Introduction to Photogrammetric Reality Modeling

1:00 - Academic Lightning Talk

2:00 - Outside Demo / Networking / Sponsor Booths

4:00 - Happy Hour Networking

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