Unmanned Canada 2018



OCT.30 – NOV.1




Canada’s largest unmanned vehicle conference and trade show provides a unique opportunity to showcase your organization and demonstrate leadership in our industry.

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  1. Save money: discounts on sponsorships, events, affiliate partner products, etc.
  2. Member perks: Advance notice of USC events & speaker opportunities; contribute to UAS policy research & Submissions to Regulators; full access to USC industry reports; USC Scholarship & Award eligibility
  3. Marketing Opportunities: Member feature stories in USC News monthly email; priority invitations to join USC-organized trade missions; enhanced listings on USC’s national industry directory (coming in September)


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Unmanned Canada:  Innovating Canada by Air, Land & Sea


Join us at the 16th Annual Unmanned Canada Conference and Tradeshow in Vancouver, BC from October 30th to November 1st, 2018. Unmanned Systems Canada is proud to invite you to our 3-day conference and tradeshow hosted on the unceded traditional territories of the Coast Salish Peoples.

The theme for #UC18Vancouver is Innovating Canada by Air, Land & Sea

This will be Canada’s premiere Unmanned Systems event focusing on sharing new technologies, policies and best practices shaping the aerial, marine and land-based unmanned vehicle sector.

  • Get the latest updates directly from Transport Canada’s UAS Task Force regarding changes in commercial regulations, pilot qualifications, and compliant equipment requirements.
  • Connect with 400 participants through workshops, networking sessions and B2B meetings.
  • Learn from 40+ presenters about new technologies, tools, research, and best practices.

Each day of UC18Vancouver focuses on a theme critical to innovating Canadian businesses, industry, and public sector: “partnerships for success, ensuring security, and promoting prosperity.” Each morning includes plenary sessions and industry panels. Afternoons include workshops and breakout sessions led by industry experts, followed by networking sessions in our exhibitor hall.

DAY 1 FOCUS – Partnering for Success

  • Understand the impact to the industry, your business, and your competition with regulatory updates from Transport Canada’s UAS Task Force and provincial policy-makers. Don’t miss your chance to dialogue with the key decision makers!
  • Other key events: Industry Panel – The Future of Mobility, Transport Canada updates on CC3 and Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS), and USC’s Women in Drones Luncheon

DAY 2 FOCUS – Ensuring Security

  • British Columbia is a complex environment. Major maritime ports import and export goods and energy. People and goods move on a comprehensive road and rail network to central Canada on the east, the arctic on the north, and the US on the south.
  • Listen to federal, provincial, state, and city leaders discuss their security challenges and how they plan on ensuring security in the future.

DAY 3 FOCUS – Enabling Prosperity

  • Keynote presenters will discuss new initiatives and investments that set the stage for government and industry collaboration.
  • Other key events: Workshops & 3 ‘Vertical Market Panels’ featuring unmanned vehicle applications in Mining/Resource Development, Forestry & Hydro/Energy sectors

Other benefits of coming to UC2018Vancouver? Meet Canada’s emerging experts – recipients of USC Scholarships, student paper presenters, and the winners of this year’s UAV Student Competition. UC2018Vancouver will include a strong contingency of BC-based organizations and tech investors eager to build national and international relationships.

USC members and non-members should not miss this unique opportunity to update their UAS industry knowledge. You’ll have 3 days to network with colleagues and regulators, find potential suppliers and customers, and meet investors, procurement officers and trade commissioners.


This year’s Unmanned Canada 2018 Conference and Trade Show will be held at one of the West Coast’s premiere hotel and conference destinations, The Westin Bayshore Vancouver.

The Westin Bayshore is located at 1601 Bayshore Drive, Vancouver, BC

USC has negotiated an exceptional conference rate of $179 per night; we recommend booking your stay within our host hotel block as soon as you register as there are a limited number of rooms available. Phone: (604) 682-3377 or click here for Hotel Registration

REGISTRATION for UC2018Vancouver is open!

Online registration is now open! Register immediately through this link:

Conference Attendee and Exhibitor Registration

USC members save $100 on UC2018Vancouver Conference fees and 10% discounts on exhibitor and sponsorship packages. Not yet a member? Join USC when you register for immediate savings.

Trade Show Exhibitor Packages

Connect. Network. Learn. It all happens on the trade show floor! Showcase your unmanned vehicle technologies, software, services, training programs, and research projects. Foster new business relationships with manufacturers, software developers, researchers, investors, policy-makers and delegates. Various Trade Show Exhibitor packages provide conference passes, B2B meetings, on-site signage, and online recognition to connect you to important industry leaders that can make a difference in your business.

Click to download the Trade Show Exhibitor package, or save your spot now! Register here.


USC members save $100 on UC2018Vancouver Conference fees and 10% discounts on exhibitor and sponsorship packages. Not yet a member? Join USC now to get your conference discount code!

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship of USC and UC2018Vancouver provides a unique opportunity to demonstrate leadership in Canada’s emerging unmanned vehicle industry. Various association sponsor packages support USC Students awards, and conference sponsorship packages provide conference passes, B2B meetings, on-site signage, and online recognition. Through our USC News, social media posts and website, we’ll ensure you’re connecting to industry professionals, academics, government officials, the media and drone/UAV enthusiasts before, during and after the Conference.

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Conference Sponsorship opportunities are open to all industry participants; USC members receive a 10% discount. Not yet a USC member? Sign up when you make your sponsorship contribution!

For more information

For a group discount for 3 or more Conference registrations, please contact our conference team at: For information about USC, exhibitor booths and sponsorship opportunities, please contact the USC Executive Director, Glenn Martin at [email protected] or 1-613-526-5487.