Home | Contact Us | About Us | Search | Join TPP | Member Login | Join Email List

Back to Month View  

Is Autonomy the New Cyber?

Join us March 21 for a full day of expert speakers and panelists from government, industry, and academia who are actively shaping the future of autonomous systems. Meet exhibitors to talk face-to-face about new capabilities and initiatives. Then finish the day with a tour and demonstration at the University of Maryland UAS Test Site (just a few seconds down the road!).

Is Autonomy the New Cyber?

Wednesday, March 21, 2018   |   8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Southern Maryland Higher Education Center

Check-in and Coffee available at 7:30 a.m.

Register >>


Naval Systems, Inc. 

Are you a leader in autonomous systems technology? Are you providing capabilities that are shaping the future of autonomous systems? If autonomous systems technology is a key part of your business or organization, we invite you to become a sponsor or exhibitor.

Become a sponsor >>    Become an exhibitor >>


*subject to change

7:30 - 8:00 a.m.

Check-in and Coffee

8:00 - 8:05 a.m.      

Welcome - Ms. Bonnie Green, Executive Director, TPP

8:05 - 8:25 a.m.

Opening Remarks, RADM Mark Darrah, PEO(U&W) [confirmed]

8:25 - 9 a.m.

Advancing Autonomous Capabilities in the Cyber/AI Domains

9 - 10:15 a.m.

Panel 1: Strategic Navy/Marine Autonomous Capabilities

  • Moderator: Mr. Pete Wolt, ADPEO (U&W)  [confirmed]
  • Maj. Michael "Cheffy" Kempf, USMC, Unmanned Aircraft Systems Cell APW-50 [invited]
  • Mr. Robert Kimble, SES, Deputy Program Executive Officer for Unmanned Aviation PEO (U&W) [confirmed]
  • Dr. Brian McKeon, Head; Undersea Warfare Weapons, Vehicles and Defensive Systems Department;Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport  [confirmed]  
  • Mr. Scott Sampson, Unmanned Surface Vehicle Senior Craft Design Manager, NSWC Carderock [confirmed]                      
10:15 - 10:30 a.m. 

Coffee Break/ Exhibits

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

TBD: Stand Alone Speakers

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.       

Lunch and Networking

12:30 - 1:45 p.m.

Panel 2: Leveraging Autonomous Capabilities for Warfighter Combat Superiority

  • Moderator: Dr. Jason Stack, Program Officer & Team Lead, Mine Warfare and Ocean Engineering, [invited]                      
  • Mr. Carmine Borrelli, Director, Unmanned Ariel & Ground Systems, HQMC [confirmed]                      
  • Col. John Neville, Program Manager, Navy and Marine Corps Small Tactical Unmanned Aircraft Systems Program Office (PMA 263)  [confirmed]
  • LTC, Mark Scherbring, US Army, TRADOC, ARCIC  [confirmed]
  • Mr. Stuart Young, Chief, Information Systems Division, Army Research Lab   [confirmed]
1:45 - 2:10 p.m.

TBD- Stand Alone Speaker

2:10 - 2:40 p.m. Coffee Break/Exhibits
2:40 - 3:55 p.m.

Panel 3: Real Life Experiences in the Small UAV Market

  • Moderator: TBD
  • Mr. Peter Bale, CEO, Sentinel Robotic Solutions LLC  [confirmed]
  • RADM (ret) Tim Heely, CEO, Vanilla Aircraft LLC  [confirmed]
  • Mr. Anthony Pucciarella, Director of Operations, UMD UAS Test Site [confirmed]
  • Mr. Dave Seagle, BAMS-D Program Lead  [confirmed]
  • Mr. Paul Ausley, Ausley Associates [invited]                      
3:55 - 4:15 p.m. TBD: Stand Alone Speaker
4:15 - 4:30 p.m.

University of Maryland UAS Test Site, Matt Scassero [confirmed]

4:30- 4:40 p.m.

Closing Remarks

4:45 - 4:55 p.m.

UMD UAS Test Site Demo, Matt Scassero [confirmed]

5:00 - 6:00 p.m.



Let your business's passion for autonomous systems show! 

»» Three levels of sponsorship are available:

  • Platinum sponsor - $5,000 
    • Benefits include: one full page advertisement in the event program, your company’s logo and tagline on the “Platinum Sponsor” signage at the event, one exhibit space and six registrations.
  • Gold sponsor - $2,500
    • Benefits include: ½ page advertisement in the event program, your company’s logo on the “Gold Sponsor” signage at the event, one exhibit space and four registrations.
  • Silver sponsor - $1,500
    • Benefits include: your company’s logo on the “Silver Sponsor” signage at the event, one exhibit space and two registrations.

 »»  Exhibitors

Show off your company's contributions to the world of autonomy and connect with attendees representing numerous government, industry, and academic organizations. 

  • TPP Members - $495
  • Non-members - $795

The exhibitor fee includes

  • One exhibit table
  • One exhibit worker badge
  • One conference registration
  • Continental breakfast, lunch and reception

»» Contact Jen Brown, Programs and Membership Director, for more information at jennifer.brown@paxpartnership.org or 240-317-6018. 

Register as a sponsor or exhibitor online using the "Register for Program" button below.


$75 TPP Members
$125 Non-members
Government employees & active duty military - Free


Start Date & Time: 21 Mar 2018 at 08:00
End Date & Time: 21 Mar 2018 at 05:00

Back to Previous Page

The Patuxent Partnership
Copyright 2006-2018. All rights reserved.