This one-day event held on Friday, August 22nd, sponsored by Intel and organized by SOAR Oregon, explores a variety of "social good" applications and uses of Aerial Robots.  The event will be hosted at Cascades Academy, Bend, Oregon.

This one-day event held on Friday, August 22nd, sponsored by Intel and organized by SOAR Oregon, explores a variety of “social good” applications and uses of Aerial Robots.  The event will be hosted at Cascades Academy, Bend, Oregon.

The public is invited to participate in two different sessions:

For middle school and high school students (10:00am – 1:00pm):  Three leading Aerial Robotics Innovators will be on hand to meet with participants and detail their innovations along with several key industry CEOs, who will discuss careers in this field. Students will have lunch with an industry expert and then participate in a team contest where they will explore how Aerial Robots can be used to make Central Oregon a better place to live. Parents and teachers are also welcome to attend. Registration is required for this free event.  For more information:  http://www.soaroregon.com/innovation-day/students/

For Enthusiasts / general public including college students  (3:00pm – 5:15pm):  These participants will have the opportunity to meet three unique companies who are finalists in a national competition for designing aerial robotics to be used in “social good” applications. This will offer attendees a rare glimpse into the details of the dynamic and diverse applications of aerial robots, while meeting other enthusiasts in the field.  In addition, participants will get to meet a cross section of industry experts that are currently working on aerial robots (refer to the website on who will be presenting).  Tickets are $15 or free for students with a valid student ID.  Registration is required: http://www.soaroregon.com/innovation-day/enthusiasts

James Gentes

CEO at Tend.ai
James is a huge fan of Bend's startup scene. He is responsible for creating the BendTech coworking space at 1001 SW Emkay during his many years as board member and president of the Tech Alliance of Central Oregon.

He loves to write code, is passionate about design, and runs StartupCommunity.org as a side hobby. He sold his previous company that he started in Bend, 'The Social Business' to Innovation Garden in New York.

You can reach James by email at [email protected].