Drones! Disruptions, Opportunities and the Future

Drone Conference

 Central Illinois' First Drone Conference


 November 10, 2017

Join other enthusiasts and professionals for this one day conference. Featuring national and local experts, this event is designed to answer questions, share practical applications across multiple industries, and start conversations about our future with drones. We know you'll enjoy this opportunity to network with experts and hobbyists. 


  8:00am –   8:30am         Registration 

  8:30am –   9:00am         BN Advantage Perspectives

  9:00am – 10:00am         Keynote “Drones - Disruptions, Opportunities & the Future”

10:15am – 10:55am         Round One Breakout Sessions

11:05am – 11:55am         Round Two Breakout Sessions

12:05pm – 12:55pm         Round Three Breakout Sessions

  1:00pm –   1:30pm         Lunch (includes table topics)

  1:40pm –   2:30pm         Drones in Action (Hands-on Flying Experience)

Keynote Speaker

Sharon Rossmark, Founder and CEO of Women and Drones.

From a Fortune 100 company executive to start up entrepreneur in the drone industry, Sharon Rossmark has an extensive and diverse business background.  Sharon now leads the premier global platform for Women in the UAS industry.  The website WomenAndDrones.com features inspirational women who are disrupting, innovating and shaping the future of the UAS industry.   

Sharon also serves on several boards, including Special Olympics Illinois, Illinois State University as well as the Washington DC based organizations Board Source and National Children’s Center.

Breakout Sessions
  • Drones, Ethics and the Law 
  • Choosing the Right Drone 
  • Drones as Teaching Tools
  • Do's & Don'ts of Event Coverage
  • Must Have Drone Apps  
  • Drones & Your Insurance Experience
  • UAVs in Times of Emergency    
  • Capture Great Images with Your Drone  
  • Precision Ag                        
  • Drones and the Real Estate Industry
  • Changing Regulations & Best Practices
  • Drone Use in Recent Weather Disasters   

Registration Information

Early Bird Price - $69.  After November 1st - $99.

Lunch is included.

Register Online 

Special rates

Call (309) 268-8160 to register for the following special rates:

  • Chamber of Commerce Members* - $59
  • Group Rate (3 or more tickets purchased together) - $59 each
  • Educator Price - $59
  • Student Price - $29

Check back for schedule updates on this website.

Questions? Contact Scot Smigel at 309-268-8435.

*McLean, Livingston and Logan County Chamber members qualify.

Contact Us

Continuing Education
Heartland Community College
Workforce Development Center, Suite 2400
1500 West Raab Road
Normal, IL 61761
Phone: 309-268-8160
TDD: 309-268-8030
Fax: 309-268-7882
E-mail: Continuing Education

Campus Map (PDF)
Directions to Heartland Community College