(TUCSON, Ariz. – March 8, 2017) - The Arizona Association for Economic Development (AAED) will hold a Southern Arizona Symposium to discuss “Growing the Economy with Autonomous Technologies.” The symposium will be held March 22 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at Tucson Electric Power, 88 E. Broadway Blvd. in Tucson.
Sessions will be held on non-military applications of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), how Arizona can attract and retain businesses in the UAS industry and how autonomous technologies are impacting the mining industry.
A luncheon panel discussion will address “Autonomous Transformation, Innovation and Disruption; The Way Ahead.” Panelists will be: Pete Mangelsdorf, director, innovation, unmanned air systems, advanced missile systems, Raytheon; Anthony Mulligan, founder and CEO, Hydronalix, Inc.; Rafael Gaytan, president, AUV Flight Services; and Callie Groth, vice president, operations and business development, BrockTek.
The cost of the symposium is $65 for AAED members and guests and $80 for non-members if registered by noon on March 16. Late registration is $90. To register, visit www.aaed.com/event/march22.
For more information, call AAED at (602) 240-AAED (2233), or visit www.aaed.com. Vegetarian meals must be requested in advance.
AAED, founded in 1974, has a mission to serve as Arizona’s unified voice advocating for responsible economic development through an effective program of professional education, public policy, and collaboration.