If you haven’t heard, Central Oregon is the hot spot for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV). Collectively, we want to bring a large portion of this massive industry to our state in the next 20 years. Leading that effort are the folks from SOAR Oregon and the Cascade Chapter of AUVSI. Their upcoming conference on Oct 1 and 2 will discuss the future of this technology under the event banner of “Working Together in the National Airspace System.”

The event will mark the first conference at a UAS Test Range in the Pacific Northwest and include prominent industry speakers, flight demonstrations, technical sessions, a job fair, and business networking. For the full flyer, see below, or to register online, click here.



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].