I'm worried about posting this because I don't want to come off as a marketer, cause I'm not. I'm the IT Manager at AUVSI and I frequent the DIY Drones site because I think you are all awesome. I recently saw a thread about our event in Denver in August and someone's reply was "I wish I had heard about this sooner". So, my intent here is to make these opportunities available to you, not be an annoying solicitor. AUVSI is a not-for-profit association whose mission is to advance the unmanned systems/robotics industry.
Abstracts are currently being collected for AUVSI's Unmanned Systems North America 2011 which will be held August 16-19, 2011 in Washington, DC. We expect over 6,000 people and 400 exhibitors; it's "the place to be" for unmanned systems and robotics! The submission period closes on November 10, so submit your abstract today. Details can be found here: http://www.auvsi.org/2011CFP
Also, AUVSI is holding it's annual "Program Review" on February 1-3, 2011 at the Omni Shoreham in Washington, DC. Providing the latest information on government and industry programs for air, ground and maritime systems, this annual event is one of the most important to the unmanned systems community. Details can be found here: http://www.auvsi.org/uspr11.
Thanks for reading!