Upcoming Drone Events in the United States and throughout the world

Do you know exactly what is the origin of the word “Drone”? It’s the sound the bumblebee makes! Do you want to learn more about drones? This article is for you whether you are curious, passionate or even a drone professional. Drone technology evolves very quickly, because there are all kinds of different uses, applications, drone accessories and options. Verydrone strives to propose for you a wide range of products matching your individual needs. But Verydrone is not a simple drone store, our missions is also to educate, advise and inform our customers about all drone news & drone events. Today we are talking about the main drone shows in the United States and will include a list of worldwide drone events, making it easy to get involved in your local drone happenings.


We are starting with the upcoming drone event, UAS Summit & Expo which happens in Grand Forks, North Dakota from 21st to 23rd of August 2017. The event is focused on the UAS industry (Unmanned Aerial System). This technology has greatly evolved with the UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle), a kind of aircraft without any pilot used for military operations. The drone event industry grew immensely to get to what we know today in several fields such as agriculture, surveillance, security, photography and more. Many drone professionals will be present at the show, including UAV manufacturers, Military, Engineers and more.

Our next event is the famous Inter Drone in Las Vegas, Nevada happening from 6th to 8th of September 2017. This event gathers several professionals, pilots, engineers, developers, manufacturers, videographers. This is a great drone event to learn a lot about the drone industry because they have so many keynote speakers about: Laws, Starting a drone business, Growing your video production business and much more There is also three big conferences organized during the week-end, “Drone Techcon“, for drone builders, engineers, OEMs and developers. “Drone Enterprise“ for Enterprise UAV Pilots, Operators and Drone Service Businesses. “Drone Cinema”, for Pilots Engaged in Aerial Photography and Videography.

Drone World Expo happens in San Jose, California from 3rd to 4th of October 2017. This event targets visitors who wish develop a drone business. This event brings a real added value for your business as you will learn about commercial strategies, platforms and payloads, data collection, safety, security, privacy, the current regulatory environment and the impact drones are having on Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Big Data and the Internet of Things (IoT).

We kept the most original event for the end, the International Drone Day. More than 150 events are organized everywhere in the world for drone celebrations. Scheduled drone events include races, showcases and gatherings for general drone enthusiasts the world over. It’s the place to meet drone users for fun or to network. The purpose is also to communicate and pass around new drone technology to make it well known from the public, media outlets and government agencies.

Below is our selection of drone events in the USA. For more information, feel free to visit our drone store in Pompano Beach or send us an email. Verydrone is here to help!


This is an exhaustive list of all the events related to the drone industry happening anywhere in the world.


Drone events
International Drone Day 201808/05/2018Everywhere in the world
Drone World Expo10/03-04/2017San Jose, CA
InterDrone 201709/06-08/2017Las Vegas, NV
Ascend Conference Drone07/19-21/2017

Cancelled for 2017

Portland, OR
UAS Summit Expo 201708/21-23/2017Grand Forks, ND
IntrasectJuneWashington, USA
Drones, Data X ConferenceJuneSan Francisco, USA
Demand for Unmanned at AIAA Aviation 2017JuneDenver, USA
Energy Drone Coalition SummitJuneHouston, USA
Northeast Drone Show 2017JuneSpringfield, USA
USI Conference – WashingtonJuneWashington, USA
UAS Midwest Conference16-17 August 2017Dayton, USA
UAS Summit & Expo 201721-23 August August 2017Grand Forks, USA
Utah Drone SummitAugust 2017Salt Lake, USA
World of Drones Congress31 Aug – 02 Sept 2017Brisbane, USA
InterDrone 201706-sept-17Las Vegas, USA
Midwest Drone FestSeptember 2017Chicago, USA
Spaceport America Drone Summit Truth or ConsequencesSeptember 2017New Mexico, USA
UASympExSeptember 2019Hamburg, USA
Commercial UAV Expo 201724-26 Octo 2017Las Vegas, USA
USI ConferenceOctoberSan Francisco, USA
Drone World Expo 20173-4 Octo 2017San Jose, USA
The Drone Educators ConferenceOctoberSan Bruno, USA
National Drone ShowNovemberWashington, USA
Arizona UAS ConferenceNovemberScottasdale, USA
UTM ConventionNovemberSyracusa, USA
International Drone Expo (IDE)DecemberLos Angeles, USA
UAS TAAC ConferenceDecemberSanta Fe, USA
RoboUniverseDecemberSan Diego, USA
Drone FairFebruaryVancouver, CAD
Global UTM Conference 2017JuneMontreal, CAD
Drone Fair CalgaryJuneCalgary, CAD
Second Global Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems SymposiumSeptember 2017Montreal, CAD
Drone Enable (ICAO’s UAS Symposium)September 2017Montreal, CAD
The Big Drone Show 201727-28 Sept 2017Toronto, CAD
Unmanned CanadaNovemberEdmonton, CAD
Drone Fair OntarioNovemberOshawa, CAD
International UAV ShowDecemberToronto, CAD
Drone Show Latin America 2017MaySao Paulo, BRAZ
Expo Drone MexicoNovemberCauauhtémoc, MEX
MexDrone InternationalSeptember 2018Teotihuacan, MEX
Le Salon Du Drone 2017FebruaryParis, France
Drones 2017: Accident & InvestigationFebruaryParis, France
DroneFest – FabLab Festival 2017MayToulouse, FR
Unmanned Global SystemsJuneParis, France
Drone ExperienceSeptember 2017Nantes, FR
UAV ShowOctoberBordeaux, FR
Dronehack Journalism DayJanuary 2017Manchester, UK
Roma Drone Campus 2017FebruaryCranfield, UK
Dronetech Europe 2017MayBristol, UK
Safety Enabling UTMMayLondon, UK
UK Drone ShowJuneLondon, UK
Small Unmanned Aerial Systems for Environmental ResearchJuneWorchester, UK
WUEng Congress27-28 July 2017Cambridge, UK
RAeS Annual ConferenceOctoberLondon, UK
The Commercial UAV Show 201715-16 Nove 2017LondoN, UK
Countering DronesDecemberLondon, UK
CivilDRON 2017February 2017Madrid, SP
IDE International Drone ExpoFebruaryBarcelona, SP
The Drone Show – International Drones Expo & Congress 2017MarchBarcelona, SP
UNVEXMayMadrid, SP
UAV Remote Sensing Applications Course 2017JuneBarcelona, SP
ExpoDrónica21-22 Sept 2017Zaragoza, SP
LleidaDrone Professional & Amateur ConferencesSeptember 2022Lleida, SP
DronesLab 20173-4  Oct 2017Barcelona, SP
Catalonia Smart Drone EventNovemberBarcelona, SP
U.T.SEC – Unmanned Technologies & Security Expo & Conference 2017MarchNurnberg, GERM
CeBIT 2017 – Unmanned Systems & SolutionsMarchHannover, GERM
Dronemasters Convention 201701-03 Sept 2017Berlin ,GERM
Dronemasters Mobility Conference 2017 15 Sept 2017Frankfurt, GERM
Drone Berlin 201721-22 SeptemberBerlin ,GERM
Interaerial Solutions 201726-28 Sept2017Berlin ,GERM
Age of DronesOctoberHamburg, GERM
Drone & Tech Expo Ireland 2017MarchDublin, IRL
Belfast Drone & Tech ShowNovember 4 2017Belfast, IRL
Drones, Data X ConferenceNovemberDublin, IRL
Drone Days 2017MarchBrussels, BELGIUD
DroneConventionMayGenk, BELG
RPAS Conference 2017JuneBrussels, BELG
Commercial UAV Expo Europe 2017JuneBrussels, BELG
RPAS CIV OPSDecemberBrussels, BELG
Droni In MostraMarchNaples, ITA
Roma Drone Expo & ShowMayRoma, ITA
Kappa Drone FestivalJuneTorino, ITA
DronItalySeptember 2023Mondena, ITA
DRONEfestMarchZagreb, CROAT
TUSExpoAprilThe Hague, Netherlands
Unmanned Cargo Aircraft ConferenceJuneVenlo, NETHERLAND
European UAV Traffic Management (UTM) DayAprilGenava, Switzerland
Unmanned Solutions Forum (USF)MayBucharest, ROM
Czech Republic
DronFest 2017JunePilsen, CZECH REP
Over HeadOctoberPrague , CZECH REP
Drone ExpoJuneAthens, GREC
DroneTech5-6 Oct 2017Torun, POLAND
EASA High Level ConferenceNovemberWarsaw, POLAND
TUS Nordic10-12 Octo 2017Odense, DENMARK
South Korea
Drone Show Korea 2017January 2017Busan, SOUTH KOREA
RoboUniverse Conference & ExpoJuneSeoul, SOUTH KOREA
Japan Drone 2017MarchChiba, JAP
International Drone Expo 2017AprilChiba, JAP
IDE International Drone Expo Tokio 2017MayTokio, JAP
Unmanned Systems Asia 2017AprilSingapore
Unmanned Systems Asia 2017AprilSingapore
Drone TechX – TechX Singapore5-7 Sept 2017Singapore
UAV Show ChinaJuneBeijing, China
Shenzhen International UAV Expo 2017JuneSchenzen, CHINA
IDE International Drone Expo Shangai 2017JuneShangaï, CHINA
China Commercial UAV CongressNovemberShangaï, CHINA
USCEI (Unmanned Systems Conference & Exhibition India) 20177-8 November 2017Noida, INDIA
UAS4RS  ConferenceFebruaryBirsbane, AUSTRALIA
Connect Expo – Drone Summit 2017MarchMelbourne, AUST
FUTURE DRONE Innovation Challenge 20178-10 Sept 2017Gatton, AUSTRALIA
Commercial UAVsDecemberBrisbane, AUSTRALIA
UAS4RS Conference 2017MayHobart, Tasmania
New Zealand
MobileTECH 2017MarchRotorua, New Zealand
Unmanned World 2017AprilDoha, QATAR
South Africa
Drone ConJuneJohannesburg, SOUTH AFR
The Commercial UAV ShowAugust 2017Johannesburg, SOUTH AFR
Drones Africa Summit 201720-22 Sept 2017Johannesburg, SOUTH AFR
DroneConNovemberJohannesburg, SOUTH AFR
Drones East Africa ConferenceJuneNairobi, KEN
ICAO Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) Symposium 201717-18 July 2017Abuja, NIGERIA
United Arab Emirates
Drones Middle East ConferenceSeptember 2017Abu Dhabi, UAE