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Looking for Work in the Drone Industry? Check Out the Networking Opportunities at InterDrone 2020

BY Zacc Dukowitz
15 October 2020

InterDrone is one of the biggest conferences in the world devoted only to drones, and we’ve been going for years.

Every year the conference attracts all kinds of people connected to the drone industry from around the world, from drone pilots, to UAS engineers and developers, to UAV manufacturers, videographers, and enterprise UAV end-users.

Due to the pandemic, the event has been moved to an online format this year, which means we’ll be attending virtually instead of in person.

But there will still be lots of opportunities to network at the event, and that’s what we’re going to cover in this article.

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Career Connect at InterDrone 2020


Although business has lagged in many sectors due to the pandemic, there still seem to be good job prospects in the drone industry.

And if you’re one of the people looking for a drone-related job, Career Connect at InterDrone could be the event for you.

This year’s Career Connect is being hosted in collaboration with Women and Drones. The event will be held for three hours on the last day of the conference, Thursday, December 17, from 11:30-2:30 P.M. CST.

The goal of Career Connect is to connect people looking for work with people who are hiring throughout the drone industry.

The Career Connect at InterDrone is your opportunity to meet with top-tier employers who want to connect with UAS professionals to discuss career opportunities.

– InterDrone 2020

Here is how you can take part in Career Connect:

  • Looking for work. If you’re looking for work and would like to participate, fill out the form on the Career Connect page.*
  • Looking for employees. If you’re an employer looking for new talent and want to participate in Career Connect, email Jon McLoughlin at to find out how you can participate.

If you’re looking for a job right now and don’t want to wait until Career Connect in December, check out the Job Board on the Women and Drones website. We also recommend taking a look at our drone jobs guide, which has information on the kinds of drone jobs out there as well as places that are actively hiring right now.

*Note: To attend Career Connect you must be registered for InterDrone 2020. You can register here—don’t forget to use code UAVCoach15 to get 15% off the cost of registration.

Beef Up Your Drone Job Credentials

In addition to networking, the sessions at InterDrone present a great opportunity for continuing education in different areas related to the drone industry. By learning new skill sets you can improve your hireability for full-time or part-time work, or add on new offerings to your drone freelancing gig.

When it comes to education, this year’s conference has a lot to offer. InterDrone 2020 will feature over 90 drone workshops, sessions, and panels, with lots of high-quality content for you to choose from if you’re looking to learn more about the different ways you can find and do work in the industry.

The event has been divided into five different industry tracks, so you can pursue education in the area that’s of greatest interest to you and your career:

1. Drone Nexus

Here are some example sessions from this track:

  • Privacy for Drone Companies
  • Startups and Commercial Innovation
  • Law and Policy to Advance Technology
  • UAS Policies Around the Globe
  • Women in Drones Fireside Chat


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2. First Responders

Here are some example sessions from this track:

  • Drone Safety Panel
  • Drone Security Panel
  • Thermal Imaging for Public Safety
  • Disaster Response
  • Managing and Scaling a Public Safety Program

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3. Inspection

Here are some example sessions from this track:

  • Emerging Issues in Energy and Mapping*

*Note: This is the only example available at this time.


4. GeoDrone

Here are some example sessions from this track:

  • Passive Rescue and Safety in Energy
  • Data Collection: LiDAR vs. Photogrammetry
  • Emerging Issues in Energy and Mapping
  • Thermal Imaging in Energy
  • Integrating Drones into Emergency Response Protocols for Oil and Gas

5. AECDrone

Here are some example sessions from this track:

  • Stockpile Analysis Case Study
  • Capturing Large Data Quantities and Utilizing AI

The conference will be held from December 15-17. The 15th will be devoted to pre-conference workshops, and the 16th and 17th will be devoted to the conference and exposition. Make sure to use the promo code UAVCoach15 to get 15% off the cost of registration.


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