Call for Speakers: UC19Ottawa

Unmanned Systems Canada – Systèmes Télécommandés Canada – is pleased to announce the call for Industry Speakers and a new Conference Student Competition.

Unmanned Canada 2019 is Canada’s largest conference and trade show for the unmanned, remotely-piloted and autonomous vehicles industry.

This year’s event will be held in our nation’s capital in Ottawa from Wednesday, October 30th through Friday, November 1st, 2019. USC-STC invites professional operators, industry suppliers, academics and all government, regulatory and business experts using or advancing Canada’s unmanned technologies to apply now to present at UC19Ottawa at the largest national event of the year.

1. Call for Industry Submissions: Apply before June 1, 2019

Presentation abstracts are due by 5:00pm PST on June 1st, 2019 and all applicants will be notified of the Program Committee decisions by June 15th, 2019. Speakers chosen to present at #UC19Ottawa are eligible for a discounted registration rate.

Conference Themes For Industry Presentations

Presentations are being sought for the following themes that will be scheduled around the plenary sessions that USC-STC is also coordinating for the conference from October 30th to November 1st, 2019).

To continue promoting diversity and inclusion in our sector, USC-STC will build on last year’s successful Women in Drones/STEM panel and Indigenous Innovators panel. Please contact our Board member, Kristin, by email to discuss speaking and sponsorship opportunities for these two panels for UC19Ottawa: [email protected]

Important Dates

Initial Title/Abstract/Bio Submission Deadline: June 1, 2019
Notification of Acceptance: June 15, 2019
Final Abstracts/Bio Due: September 30th, 2019

Industry Submission Guidelines:

  • Include your name, proposed presentation title(s), abstract(s) (up to 250 words), and author biography (up to 200 words) on the online submission.
  • Ready to submit?  Click here.

2. Call for Conference Student Competition Submissions

New this year, the UC19Ottawa will feature a special session dedicated to supporting post-secondary students! Students can apply now to present an overview of their research in progress or a recently completed capstone/final project.

Candidates who are selected will receive a special registration fee and cash prizes to be awarded for the most outstanding technical paper ($800), oral presentation ($350), and poster ($350).

The Conference Student Competition is open to all Canadian undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in full-time studies in a recognized university or college at the time of submission. Attendance at the conference in Ottawa will be required to receive their award.

A more complete description of the UC19Ottawa Student Competition will be available on our website – and sponsorship opportunities will be announced soon for socially-responsible companies and organizations who can help to offset students’ travel expenses to attend UC19Ottawa

Students who wish to enter one of the categories must specifically indicate their intention to compete by selecting the appropriate option for either the technical paper, oral presentation, or poster, at the time of submission.

While a student may give more than one presentation (e.g. a talk and a poster), the student cannot enter more than one category.

Important Dates for Student Competition Submissions

Student Technical Paper submission deadline: September 15, 2019

Student Competition Submission Guidelines:

  • Include your name, presentation title, abstract (up to 250 words), and author biography (up to 200 words). There are more details on the signup form.
  • Ready to submit? Click here.

Please share this invitation with your contacts.

On behalf of the UC19Ottawa Program Committee, USC-STC’s Volunteer Board of Directors and our Executive Director, we thank you for your support for Canada’s largest national industry event.

Questions? Comments? Email: [email protected]

We look forward to seeing you at UC19Ottawa!

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