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Drone Focus Monthly

This is the meet-up to talk all things unmanned with North Dakota’s leaders in the Unmanned Systems industry. The meet-up was started in 2015, and as North Dakota continues to establish itself as a hotbed for UAS activity, attendance has continued to expand. Each month features a different industry professional who gives a short presentation…

Drone Focus Conference

Drone Focus Conference is a gathering of professionals, enthusiasts, government officials and leaders in the unmanned systems industry. Drone Focus Conference serves as a platform for speakers and attendees alike to focus on the emerging trends and game changers in the unmanned systems industry. Drone Focus Conference believes in the potential of unmanned systems and the opportunities…

Founders Retreat

Founders Retreat encourages founders to invest in themselves, create a support network, and have time away. The retreat includes time for facilitated large group and small group activities, time to practice gratitude, and informal time for relationship building. More information to come this summer! UPCOMING SPEAKERS February 13thDavid Vernoy of Redemption Road and Fowzia Adde of the…

Public Safety: The Future of the UAS Industry

This year as I entered InterDrone in Las Vegas, NV, there was a subtle undertone and initially unspoken energy throughout the event. With the recency of Hurricane Henry in Texas and the approaching landfall of Irma in Florida, you could see some of the attendees were distracted. Due to the national audience of the event,…

So, you bought a drone, now what?

Drones also known as UAS (unmanned aircraft systems) can be found throughout the Fargo-Moorhead area in your local Scheels, Best Buy, and even in department stores like Kohl’s. So, it’s no surprise that more and more people in the area are becoming active in the drone industry. Whether it’s a dad and son racing a…

End of Summer Reflections

Author: Scott Beaulier, Dean of NDSU’s College of Business Time flies when you’re having fun! Classes start up here again at NDSU in just four days. Summer has basically come and gone, and it’s time to reflect on how I spent the past few months. Readers of my monthly Emerging Prairie column might remember that…

First Annual Drone Focus Film Festival – 2017 Winners

The Drone Focus Film Festival was a new installment in the Drone Focus conference held on May 31 through June 1 in Fargo, ND. The inaugural festival drew in submissions from across the globe with over 41 submissions from 21 countries. Winners of the five categories were announced on the main stage during the Drone…

Drone Focus 2017: The Future is Here in the Unmanned Industry

Emerging Prairie hosted over 600 attendees and over 55 speakers from around the country during the third annual two-day Drone Focus Conference. Almost 300 companies were represented in the crowd as the current work and future plans for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and other unmanned systems were put forth from the stage. The speakers represented…

The Future Flies Above Us

Written by: Austin Sandmeyer Our entertainment, crops, packages and emergency response could soon fly above us. And wildly enough, it isn’t as far out as we think. The technology is available, and it’s only getting better and better. Many in the entrepreneurship community believe that financial, regulatory, and economic constraints are one of the best ways…