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Unmanned Systems Canada

2014 Annual Conference

The Fairmont Queen Elizabeth, Montreal  Canada

4 - 6 November 2014

The 2014 Unmanned Systems Canada Conference has concluded and was a successful event with 315 attendees and over 80 speakers! 

We will be sending out and posting on the website a variety f conference related items which entail detailed and time-consuming to put in place.  We ask you patience as we finalize and prepare this material. 

The presentations that speakers have made available for download, attendee list, receipts, updating membership information for log-in and updates as they relate to the conference will be sent to the conference attendees or posted to the website as applicable.  Also note that not all speakers have provided their presentation for download and not all attendees have agreed to list their contact information in the list. 

A notification that the presentations are available will be sent to the membership - this will take between 5 to 10 days to complete.

Unmanned Systems Canada invites the global unmanned systems community to gather in Montreal, QC,  Canada for the annual unmanned systems conference and exhibition. The luxurious facility, The Fairmont Queen Elizabeth, located in the heart of downtown Montreal, will be our 2014 host.


A truly international event, 2014 is shaping up to be another fantastic conference showcasing the sector through presentations and networking events designed to maximize the benefits for attendees.  With an 80% return rate, the Unmanned Systems Canada conference has become a standing event on the sector calendar.


The success of the UVS sector is based on imaginative integration and application of existing and emerging technologies from many disciplines, international collaboration and innovative management of design, manufacture and operation. Unmanned vehicle systems are finding new and expanding civilian and military applications in all areas of UVS technologies: unmanned air vehicles (UAVs), unmanned aerial systems (UASs), autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) and unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs).


At past conferences, new and powerful ideas flourished as attendees from the Canadian government, military, academia, and industry, along with our many international friends, had the opportunity to meet, network and tell their stories. Numerous new partnerships have been launched in the halls and lounges of past meetings. This year will certainly stimulate even more innovation.


The 2014 Conference will include concurrent workshop streams on Tuesday 4 November and exhibitor set-up day, with the Opening Social event taking place that evening in the exhibition. 5 and 6 November will be comprised of focused morning plenary sessions with a focus on Civil/Commercial on Day 1 and Military on Day 2. The plenary is followed each day by concurrent afternoon breakout sessions on topical themes. The week wrapping up with our Awards Gala.  The entire event takes place on the convention floor at The Fairmont Queen Elizabeth. The biggest change to our conference format is the removal of the last half day of presentations. 7 November will be the Exhibition tear down day and there are no presentations scheduled.


The Fairmont Queen Elizabeth has provided a rate of $185.00 per night which extends 3 days prior to and 3 days after the conference.

See the Fairmont Tab on our website for specific details and booking information


Don't delay as this premier Canadian UVS Event will be sure to sell out quickly! 




The Fairmont Queen Elizabeth

Room Rate Cut-off: Friday, 17 October 2014


Early Bird Registration

Rate Cut-off: Friday, 05 October 2014


Call for Presentations:


Abstract Deadline: 25 May 2014

Notification of acceptance: 15 June 2014

Handbook Deadline: 05 September 2014


Note: Abstracts/biographies are printed in the conference handbook


Student Papers Competition:


Deadline: 25 May 2014       Acceptance Notification: 15 June 2014

Paper Submission:   15 September 2014 (FOR 3 FINALISTS)

Handbook Deadline: 05 September 2014


Note: Abstracts/biographies are printed in the conference handbook – 3 finalists must submit a reduced abstract/biography of 250 words per by this deadline.


Mark Cuss Scholarship


Deadline: 30 Sept 2014

Notification of Winner: 15 Oct 2014