ASPRS UAS Symposiumhttp://uasreno.org October 21-22, 2104.
The ASPRS UAS Symposium is a combination of Talks, Panels, Vendors, Poster Sessions and Live Demonstrations geared toward the GIS professional. There is no need to explain to you how UAV’s/UAS’s/Drones will alter the future landscape of Geospatial data gathering and modeling!
Another event of interest in the near future is the Reno Championship Air Races - http://airrace.org/ -During the races a “Drone Zone” will be on ongoing inside a hanger at the Reno / Stead Airport featuring numerous commercial and consumer UAV’s.
See also the NIAS – NIAS is a state sanctioned non-profit organization leading Nevada’s candidacy effort to garner an FAA UAS test site designation. Existing state resources such as Special Use Airspace, exceptional flying weather and multiple airfield locations over sparsely populated areas provide an environment for accommodating everything from small low-speed aircraft to supersonic vehicles and puts Nevada at the top of the list for researching, developing and testing the latest in UAS technologies. http://www.nias-uas.com