New Keynotes, Sessions & STEM Program and Announced for the

The Energy Drone & Robotics Summit, taking place June 12-13 (with additional workshops June 10 – 11) at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott in Texas, has updated their agenda to include additional programming and exciting announcements.

The Summit is excited to announce the keynote session for the release and rollout of API’s Guide to Developing an Unmanned Aircraft Systems Program. This is a new guide specifically tailored to the use of drones in the energy industry and provides insight on best practices and critical thinking for asset owners and operators in adopting and running unmanned aircraft programs. The presentation will take place on Thursday, June 13 during a keynote given by API Manager, Suzanne Lemieux. 

Also recently added to the agenda, Sudhir Pai, Managing Director of Schlumberger, will be discussing how technology has changed the landscape of the energy industry in his Thursday keynote, Autonomous Systems and Robotics Technology – Demonstrating Value to the Energy Industry: Challenging our Normal. Pai will provide a deeper insight on the evolving oil industry and how this technology is being used to produce greater ROI. 

Once again, the EDRS is proud to host several middle and high school STEM / Robotics and UAV student groups to experience and learn about unmanned systems and their role within the energy industry. Tech Talk updates from Shell, Duke Energy, BP and other major energy operators / technology providers are on the schedule. STEM provides funding to help encourage, inspire and educate young innovators within the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. 

“It’s exciting that less than a week leading up to the event, we are continuing to gain momentum. The API Guide will be an exciting announcement that solidifies unmanned systems and robotics as vital technologies within energy and engineering operations,” said Sean Guerre, Director, Energy Drone & Robotics Coalition, powered by InnovateEnergy. “We are also thrilled to connect our community and future innovators with the education and tools for adopting these technologies and programs.” 

In one week, the Summit will feature 100+ energy UAV / robotics speakers from around the globe as they share their expertise and experiences during keynotes, mega panels, breakout session streams and roundtables, as well as learning lab presentations on the expanded expo floor. 

Attendees include over 1,000 energy and engineering leaders in drones & robotics from companies including AES, Ameren, Anadarko, BASF, BP, Cheniere Energy, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Dow, Duke, Energy Transfer, Eni, ExxonMobil, Florida Power & Light Company, Hess Oil, NextEra, Shell, Southern Company, Williams Energy, Xcel Energy and many more. 

The entire Energy Drone & Robotics Summit agenda and registration details are available at

About Energy Drone & Robotics Coalition

The Energy Drone & Robotics Coalition is a forum dedicated to launching, growing and scaling enterprise UAV/Robotics operations in energy companies worldwide by bringing together the major rapidly growing segments within the UAV/AUV/Robotics ecosystem, with the energy industrial complex asset owners and end users.

These are the only events and information resources exclusively focused on the business and technology of UAVs/Robotics (aerial, ground/surface & subsea) in energy operations.

The goal of the Energy Drone Coalition & Robotics Coalition is to connect fellow energy UAV/Robotics experts & specialists, energy company UAV operators & executives, regulators, UAV/Robotics hardware, software, data technology specialists all specifically aimed at efficient, successful & safe drone operations globally around critical infrastructure/energy facilities.

About InnovateEnergy

The energy industry is entering a period of significant disruption and opportunity as the race to find digital solutions and innovations becomes vital for success…

InnovateEnergy is your single-resource solution that delivers digital content, executive insights, thought leadership, “how-to” and “real-world” use cases in multiple channels for energy technology and innovation leaders worldwide. InnovateEnergy brings together energy leaders in industries such as VR/AR, robotics, unmanned aerial vehicles, energy digital innovation, and technology.

Multiple events/communities existing within InnovateEnergy: the Energy Drone & Robotics Summit, the Energy Robotics & AI Network, the Industrial VR/AR ForumInnovateEnergy Leadership ForumEnergy Innovator’s Council and WorkforceNEXT Energy. Through these communities, InnovateEnergy will provide the latest trends, best practices, news and solutions surrounding the advancements of technology in the energy industry. Innov8.Energy.

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