NewBay Media Announces First National Drone Show

Held Dec. 2–3, 2015 in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center and co-located with NewBay Media's Government Video Expo
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NewBay Media announced the 2015 National Drone Show (, an exciting conference and expo featuring Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) video capture technology, to be held in the nation's capital. Held Dec. 2–3, 2015 in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center and co-located with NewBay Media's Government Video Expo, the National Drone Show will bring thousands of video professionals together for two days of cutting-edge discussions and demos of the latest UAV and video capture, management and delivery technologies and techniques. 

•          Conference and exhibits in heart of nation's capital

•          Thousands of video professionals participating

•          Event brings hot, burgeoning marketplace to nation's regulatory center

•          Drone Flying Cage, free sessions and in-depth paid user training

•          Gold Sponsor: Stampede

"Drones have exploded onto the radar of virtually every industry," said Carmel King, NewBay Media Executive Vice President, Broadcast & Video Group. "They raise fascinating business possibilities as well as new considerations involving regulation, security, privacy, and safety.

"This is also a marketplace of vast potential; by some estimates, sales of unmanned aerial systems are expected to exceed $8 billion by 2018, with the commercial sector exceeding $5 billion. We're pleased to bring the discussion about drones to the heart of the nation's capital." 

The National Drone Show will feature a Drone Flying Cage; free-to-attend sessions on the exhibit floor covering the latest drone technologies and regulatory topics; and in-depth paid training sessions for UAV users produced in partnership with Stampede.

The show is the only such event that brings together an audience of thousands of video professionals from the Washington region's government, military, law enforcement, enterprise, broadcast, cable, production, and post production communities. Invited exhibitors include drone manufacturers, drone accessory equipment companies, and drone software and service providers.

Stampede is the charter Gold Sponsor of the National Drone Show.

"The National Drone Show will mark the first time that video professionals will have the opportunity to focus fully on the impact Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and Drone Video Systems can have on their operations," said Stampede President & COO Kevin Kelly. "The show's presentations and training sessions will provide attendees with the information, tools and resources required to evolve their business to capitalize on this multibillion-dollar profit opportunity."

Instructors from Unmanned Vehicle University, the only university in the world licensed to offer graduate degree programs in Unmanned Systems Engineering, will conduct drone-operating demonstrations in the show's Flying Cage. Show attendees can experience firsthand the differing capabilities of various UAV manufacturers — such as DJI, AEE and XLY — and learn which is best suited for their enterprise's unique needs and requirements.

Early registrants for the National Drone Show and Government Video Expo include tech leaders from DCTV, Discovery Communications, U.S. Department of State, Department of Defense, ATF, FEMA, ICE, FBI, Homeland Security, NASA, Customs & Border Patrol, Department of Justice, Chesterfield Fire & EMS, The White House, TSA, NTSB, NGA, Army, Navy, Air Force and local and state officials from the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department, Baltimore, Alexandria, Fairfax, Bowie, and Prince Georges Country among others.


Press: Cristina Clapp,

Exhibit/Sponsorship Opportunity: Jacqueline Gospodinoff: (212) 378-0493;

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NewBay Media is positioned at the center of the world's most dynamic industries including government, broadcast and cable television, music, AV/pro audio, consumer electronics/gaming, video and education. We connect and inform millions of constituents in these industries through our award-winning content, integrated media capabilities and high-profile network-building and informative events. NewBay proudly serves some of the broadest B-to-B professional and music enthusiast communities in the world through over 60 print and digital publications, 100 integrated web and mobile applications, 75 conferences and conventions, custom marketing services and e-commerce capabilities. Find out more at


Headquartered in Amherst, N.Y., Stampede ( is North and Latin America's leading distributor of integrated, custom designed AV/IT technology solutions that help resellers and integrators meet the growing and expanding technology needs of customers in a wide range of vertical markets that include corporate, education, emergency responders, government, hospitality, house of worship, law enforcement and security, among others. Stampede is the one forward-looking value-added distributor strategically positioned to offer traditional ProAV solutions from more than 150 manufacturers and ground-breaking new product categories such as drones, unified communications, and low-cost video conferencing that create major new revenue centers for its more than 12,000 resellers Stampede annually produces the "Big Book of AV," a 1,100+ page catalog and companion website ( providing hundreds of sales, installation and spec tips for Stampede's dealers in addition to product details on more than 8,000 SKUs. For more information on Stampede, log onto

About Unmanned Vehicle University

Based in Phoenix, Ariz., Unmanned Vehicle University (UVU) is the first University in the world licensed to grant Doctorate of Science Degrees in Unmanned Vehicle Systems, Masters of Science Degrees in Unmanned Vehicle Systems Engineering and a Professional Certificate in Unmanned Aircraft Systems Project Management. The 100% online University also offers expert Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS)/Drone pilot training, seminars and a variety of short courses. The University's goal is to educate and train the next generation of Drone pilots, engineers and entrepreneurs seeking to build careers and businesses in this rapidly growing field. Our Doctorate and Masters degreed faculty and training pilots are experts in their respective fields of remote sensing, navigation, aviation, aeronautics, systems engineering and flight test. Our UAV/Drone instructor pilots have a combined total flying experience of more than 60,000 flight hours in UAVs that include Predator, Reaper, Global Hawk, Hermes, Heron, Aerostar and many small UASs (sUAS). For more information, call (602) 759-7372, email or visit