Drones Data X Conference, Dublin – 3rd November

VIP Weekend 4th – 6th November Achill.

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2016 Schedule

At our Drones Data X Conference you’ll learn about the latest advances in Drones and Commercial UAV technology from the leading companies in Silicon Valley. Here’s a look at the itinerary of this unique adventure.

June 2nd

Evening Policy Event

Discussion around how private companies can work to help create better policy and legislation.

Policy Group Meeting



June 3rd

Conference and Expo


Conference Opens

9.30 AM-6.00 PM

Speakers and Networking

See the 2016 Agenda

June 4th and 5th

VIP Networking Weekend – Santa Cruz (Invite Only)

Saturday June 4th

Surfing, Biking, Kitesurfing, SUP
Tech Talks, Meet Founders, CEOs, Investors

Sunday June 5th

Sporting Activities, Networking Lunches and Private Dinners in Santa Cruz featuring speakers, sponsors and invited guests.

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About DDX16

Drones have come a long way in the past 5 years. Over half a million drones have been registered by the FAA in 2016 and 5,000 in Ireland. The focus of the conference this year will be how Ireland can become the centre for drone excellence in Europe and how businesses, both large and small, can make money using drones, and use Ireland as base for drone operations.

Many industries from logistics to construction and engineering will be affected by the use of drones. Government policy makers will have to think differently when new technology will allow drones to safely deliver packages and life-saving equipment quickly and easily across cities. Infrastructure will have to be built that allows drones to land on buildings and be charged. There are many new opportunities for entrepreneurs who want to build new businesses around drones.

Who should attend:

Professional Drone Services Companies, Civil Engineers and contractors, Photographers and Videographers, Commercial and Residential estate agents, Search and rescue professionals, Logistics companies, Farming and Agriculture professionals, Traffic planners, Police and Fire Brigade Government, Drone entrepreneurs, Software and Hardware experts, Natural resource exploration professionals, Security specialists, Urban Planners

Highlights from 2015

Check out the gallery from our conference held in 2015 in Santa Cruz and Ireland
Sr. Software Development Engineer
Executive Director
Executive Director
Director of Education
Director of Safety Regulation
Head of Foreign Direct Investment
Managing Director
Managing Partner
Managing Director
IOT Product and Solutions
IOT Product and Solutions
IOT Product and Solutions
June 4 & 5 — Santa Cruz, CA

Private VIP Weekend Networking Event

This exclusive (invite only) weekend gets you unprecedented access to industry professionals, CEOs, investors and drone entrepreneurs. This all in conference pass gives you access to private networking dinners with industry sponsors, on Friday and Saturday night, as well as private weekend lunches and breakfast talks.

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The Location

Drones Data X 2016 will be hosted in the legendary Palace of Fine Arts Theater: Innovation Hangar. Set in the trendy Marine District of San Francisco, CA, this adventurous locale is perfect for our drone event. Following the conference, our VIP networking weekend is happening in sunny Santa Cruz.


Get Connected

Our conferences are designed to introduce you to the people that can make a big difference to your business. We mix world class speakers & sponsors with incredible outdoor adventures to create a unique conference. At our 2016 event, learn how drones can innovate your business in unimaginable ways directly from the sharpest minds in the UAV industry.

Invitation Only

VIP Networking Weekend

Right after our conference, our key speakers and sponsors join us to spend a unique one on one networking weekend in Santa Cruz. If you’d like an invitation, please get in touch.


Communications director, Movidius

Jack Dashwood

Director of Education, DJI

Romeo Durscher

Plotbox, CEO and Co-Founder

Sean McAllister

CEO and Founder, Extreme Flyers

Vernon Kerswell


Ralph James

Small UAV Coalition, Executive Director

Michael Drobac

Former COO, Irelandia Aviation

Tony Davis

DroneSAR – Search and Rescue

Oisin McGrath and Gearóid Ó Briain


AIB Bankcentre



VIP Weekend (Invite only) – Achill Island, Co Mayo