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Letter from the PresidentFriday, December 29, 2017‘Tis the season for lists.Top 10 2017 Pop Hits!Top 10 News Events.25 Best Gifts for…IRS Income Tax deductions20 People to Watch in 2018Top 5 Business deals of 2017Better judgment tells me I shouldn’t publish my holiday wish list here (even though it is mostly drones and related stuff). And although I intend to touch upon some chapter highlights from the past year (and expose a few plans for 2018), I will try to avoid too many lists. 2017 in ReviewThe New England Chapter had a very good 2017. Our event calendar wasn’t overbooked, but…
The NUAIR Alliance (FAA UAS Test Site) has hired Major General Marke F. “Hoot” Gibson (ret) as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Gibson most recently served as Senior Advisor on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration to the Deputy Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). He began on November 13 and will oversee the organization’s efforts to safety integrate UAS into the National Airspace System (NAS). Gibson will lead NUAIR’s oversight of UAS testing being conducted in New York, Massachusetts and Michigan and a $30 million investment by New York State to build a 50-mile UTM Corridor and put…
Letter from the PresidentMonday, November 6, 2017Dear Jeffrey: Your AUVSI membership expires on 11/31/2017. To continue receiving member benefits, please take a moment to renew your membership today.Continuing your membership ensures access to all the benefits and features designed to keep you informed and connected:Educational and networking opportunities through our meetings and eventsXPONENTIALAutomated Vehicles SymposiumAUVSI's Remote Pilots CouncilAUVSI Unmanned Systems-DefenseThe latest industry information through Unmanned Systems magazineAUVSI's eBriefDaily eBriefAUVSI's Webinar SeriesIncreased industry visibility with lawmakers and regulatorsReady to renew?Well, am I?I joined AUVSI in late 2013. I joined because I was then just launching a company looking to make our…
Letter from the President August 21, 2017 Once again, summer has rolled by fast this year for the Directors and staff of AUVSI New England. Robotica 2017 seems like the very recent past, but the calendar belies the truth of 60+ days gone by. We had a great show and all participants were pleased with the new location and felt the structure of the event is really starting to come together. 2018 will mark the 4th year for Robotica, and planning is getting under way. Keep an eye out for news on chapter activities like Robotica 2018, the Autonomous Vehicle…
At the July 2017 Board of Directors meeting, the chapter welcomed two new Directors and made formal the appointment of a new Executive Committee. Robert O'Malley, Business Director with iXBlue (Natick, MA), and Jeffrey DeCarlo, Massachusetts Dept of Transportation - Aviation Administrator, both joined the board for three year terms. Both members come to the board as long term members of the association and represent distinctive market sectors that are at the core of the AUVSI New England's focus. Additionally, the board reviewed and accepted the recommendations of the ExCom nominating committee and voted to ratify the slate of: Jeff…
New England chapter had its annual member meeting hosted at WPI in Worcester. Waseem Naqvi, President, AUVSI New England, discussed the status and progress of the chapters activities on behalf of its members. Jeff Adams, Secretary, and Peter Wurman, Director and Chair of the Nomination committee, described the recent chnage in by-laws and the results of the election for the members of the Board of Directors. The 2017 AUVSI New England election resulted in 8 members of the Board of Directors beginning a three year term of service. These members included 6 returning members and 2 new members. For details…
AUVSI New England is honored to announce that it was selected as Chapter of the Year from the 36 AUVSI chapters internationally. Brian Wynne, President and CEO, AUVSI presented the award to Waseem Naqvi, President AUVSI New England at XPONENTIAL in Dallas. Brian also thanked Waseem for serving on the AUVSI Board of Directors representing all 36 US and international chapters.
At the Massachusetts Joint Committee on Transportation Hearing on Autonomous Vehicles led, led by Chairman Straus and Chairman McGee, the chapter reviewed a number of bills listed below, and provided testimony supporting our members position across the diverse member base. Some of the assembled observers at the hearing Dr. Waseem Naqvi testifying to the Committee The Committee acknowledged that the Chapter serves the needs of small and large business, vehicle OEMs and third party suppliers, manufacturers and operators, and invited the chapter back for open candid exchange. Bills addressing: Autonomous Vehicles; Distracted Driving; Motor Vehicle Ops; Road and Bridge Namings…
Massachusetts Technology Collaborative Innovation Institute has published its 20th Index of the Massachusetts economy. The Index of the Massachusetts Innovation Economy, has been published by the Innovation Institute at the MassTechCollaborative annually since 1997. The Index is the premier fact-based benchmark for measuring the performance of the Massachusetts knowledge economy. The Index has a wealth of information regarding the Massachusetts Innovation Economy, including the fact that Massachusetts is first in the nation with respect to innovation metrics. To view the Index online and for more information on the Massachusetts InnovationEconomy, visit us at: www.masstech.org/index.
New England Chapter Members Pertaining to the Board of Directors proposed changes to the AUVSI New England Chapter By Laws, please review the following and provide written comments prior to April 15, 2017. The Board has voted to accept and adopt the changes, pending the 30 day notice and comment period. Select the image to download the by-laws. Please send comments or suggestions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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Events

Annual Members Meeting

Wed, 27 May 2020 at 15:00 - 19:00
AUVSI New England leadership will present highlights from the past year, current standings for new...

AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2020

Mon, 5 Oct 2020 at 8:00 - Thu, 8 Oct 2020 at 17:00
AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2020 has now shifted from Boston to Dallas. Visit with your chapter members and...