2012 DART Symposium

Mornings: 9am-12:30 pm Virtual | Afternoons: 2pm-5pm at three outdoor locations.

This is a unique opportunity to visit these locations (proof of vaccination required), which are not open to the public.

Join us online and in-person (proof of vaccination required) for the 2021 Monterey Bay DART Symposium. Experience industry insight panels, presentations, networking, and demonstrations of exciting new-age technologies in globally expanding markets.

Each morning of the Symposium features business, education and thought leaders in keynotes and panel discussions held online from 9am to 12:30pm. Each afternoon features outdoor, fresh-air meet-ups at key regional DART-connected facilities from 2:00 to 5:00pm (proof of vaccination required).

On-site outdoor, fresh-air meet-up locations include:

  • Tuesday Oct 19: TheSLAMR facility at Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey
  • Wednesday Oct 20: The UCMBEST Center and Joby Aviation facility in Marina
  • Thursday Oct 21: Airspace Integration at the Monterey Bay Academy in La Selva Beach

These facilities are not generally open to the public, so this is a special opportunity to visit them.

The 2021 DART Symposium is hosted by the Drones, Automation, and Robotics Technology (DART) Initiative in partnership with UC Santa Cruz, Monterey Bay Education Science & Technology (UC MBEST) Center, California State University Monterey Bay (CSUMB), Navalx Central Coast Tech Bridge, Joby Aviation, Startup Monterey Bay, Santa Cruz Works and Airspace Integration.




Day 1 – TUES, Oct 19

Defense and Homeland Security: The Sea Land Air Military Research initiative (SLAMR)
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Day 2 – WED, Oct 20

Advanced Air Mobility, Autonomous Vehicles: UC MBEST Center
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Day 3 – THURS, Oct 21

Forestry, Agriculture, Climate, Blue Economy: Airspace Integration
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This 3-day event will emphasize uncrewed systems capabilities, focusing on the application of drone technologies in Security (Defense and Homeland Security), Mobility (Advanced Air and Autonomous vehicles) and the Environment (Forestry, Agriculture, Blue Economy, and Climate). With attractive ‘opportunity zones’, Monterey Bay is primed to catalyze innovative organizations and investors in these sectors with broad access to State, National, and International marketplaces.

Symposium Partners & Sponsors

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