What to Know About Medellín’s Drone Summit 2022

What to Know About Medellín’s Drone Summit 2022.

Medellin has some of the best views in Colombia. And what’s the perfect way to appreciate the beauty of this town? By using drones! 

A wide range of events is happening in Medellin for the rest of 2022. And if you’re visiting, don’t miss out on this year’s Drone Summit! This event showcases the beauty of this Colombian town using drone shots and videos. 

So, if you’re curious about all the details of the Drone Summit, we got you! Let’s talk about the summit’s essential components and schedules to get you hyped up! 

Medellin’s Drone Summit 2022

Medellin’s Drone Summit 2022

Medellin’s Drone Summit aims to let the public become more knowledgeable about drones. It combines learning with entertainment about their uses in the following sectors:

  • Agriculture
  • Tourism
  • Oil
  • Entertainment
  • Emergencies
  • Cadastre
  • Rescue

Drones are essential in various aspects. They are effective in specific services and processes to aid thousands of people. Yes, drones can take a bit of a learning curve to get used to them. But once you master how to fire them up, they can add great value to your videos and shots! 

And, even though drones can be expensive, they are totally worth spending a dime for! This equipment also lets you take clear shots of places unreachable by ordinary cameras. 

Most drones also come with built-in guidance systems. These systems make them easier to fly and avoid obstacles along the way! 

So if you’re interested in the drone industry, don’t miss out on this chance when you’re traveling to Medellin! And you need to sign up here when you wish to participate in the event. 

Event Components 

Event Components

Medellin’s Drone Summit will be held in Plaza Mayor, Medellin. It’s a two-day event from August 3 to August 4, 2022. The following are essential components should you wish to join the event:

Academic Agenda

The Drone Summit will feature a specialized program catered to the interested public. It will be about drones and their flourishing industry. Aside from informative discussions, practical workshops are available for adults and even children! 

The workshops are helpful tools to make the participants understand the benefits of drones. 


After workshops, you can join free demos or exhibitions showcasing how drones work. They will take place in big spaces where you can see how these latest pieces of equipment operate. 

Also, there will be a drone race! Participants will experience the adrenaline rush as drone enthusiasts put their toys into play using the FPV format!

Aside from the fun race, there will also be an exhibition on technological business. You will also learn about the representative companies in Colombia’s drone industry. This involves both imported and national technology.

The Event Schedule

The Event Schedule

As mentioned, the Drone Summit is a two-day event. Upon signing up, you need to choose the talks or exhibitions you’re interested in attending. If you want to know the details about the event schedule before signing up, we’re here to help!

August 3 Schedule 

The event starts at 10 am, and the inauguration is the very first thing taking place. It will take place for 1.5 hours and will end at 11:30 am. The next talks with their corresponding schedules are listed below:

11:30 am to 12 noon 

  • Title of the talk: “The Positive Impact of Drones on Meeting The Sustainable Development Goals.” 
  • Hosts: Sonja Betchart and Dania Montenegro from WeRobotics

12 to 12:20 pm 

  • Title of the talk: Urban Aerial Mobility Overview
  • Hosts: Juan Perilla, Javier Villegas, Sebastian Pelaez from UPB

12:20 pm to 1:30 pm

  • A mini break where you can have your lunch or snacks

1:30 to 1:50 pm

  • Title of the talk: Thales Vision for the Future of UTM
  • Host: Todd Donovan from Thales America

2 pm to 3 pm

  • Title of the talk: Experiences in the Implementation of Drone Technology for Solving Public Problems
  • Host: Edwin Esu, Mauricio Siata, William Ramirez, Andres Sena (Panel of Public Sector Experts)

3 pm to 3:20 pm

  • Title of the talk: Digital Agriculture and Field Sustainability
  • Host: Julian Jaramillo from Datarock

3:30 pm to 3:50 pm

  • Title of the talk: Software Valley Strategy
  • Host: Mauricio Valencia, the undersecretary for Business Creation and Strengthening

4 pm to 4:20 pm

  • Talk: What To Do With Drones? It’s not Magic, It’s Results
  • Host: July Enoch from UAV Colombia

4:30 on to 4:50 pm

  • Talk: Applications of Remote Deployment Bases of UAVs, Potentials, and Challenges
  • Host: Rafael Padilla from the Colombian Chapter Federation

5 pm to 5:20 pm

  • Talk: Photogrammetry Focused on Lifting Bridges and Other Types of Structures
  • Host: Sebastian Uribe from Xenital

5:30 pm to 5:50 pm

  • Talk: Antioquia Bets on Agriculture 4.0
  • Host: Rodolfo Correa from the Department of Antioquia

August 4 Schedule

August 4 Schedule

The event will also start at 10 am, and the talk is entitled “ Traffic Management Systems and Aerial Operations with Drones.” The following are the hosts of this talk:

  • John Romero from Aerocivil
  • Rafael Padilla from the Colombian Chapter
  • Sebastian Macias from Dronfries Labs
  • Edwin Sanchez from Votix
  • Julio Parra from UAV Colombia

11:40 am to 12:20 pm 

  • Talk: The Future is Today
  • Host: Edwin Aristizabal from ESU

2 pm to 2:20 pm

  • Talk: Drone Delivery in Latam
  • Host: Daniel Salambca from Skyports
  • In an alternate room, there’s also another talk: Use of Drones in Security by Catalina Martinez from APD

2:30 pm 

  • Ted Conference: Can You Shoot Down My Drone?
  • Host: Hahiler Guevara Estrada

3 pm to 3:20 pm

  • Activities on drones as support in infrastructure inspection and monitoring
  • There will be another talk on GNSS differential adjustments in aerial platforms in an alternate room. The host is Carlos Sabogal from Galileo.

3:30 pm to 3:50 pm 

  • Talk: The Importance of SIATA Drones in Risk Management in Aburra Valley
  • Host: Juan David Cardona
  • In an alternate room, there’s another talk entitled “How to Work With Drones in Colombia and Generate Income” by Daniel Conde from APD.

4 pm to 4:30 pm

  • Talk: Impact of Drone Technology on Work Activities
  • Host: Hamilton Mosquera

4:30 to 4:50 pm 

  • Talk: Missions to The Atmosphere
  • Host: Julian Arenas from the CIPSELA Corporation

5:10 pm

  • TED Conference: Training Specialized Talent for the Drone Industry
  • Hosts: Carlos Chaparro and William Ortiz

5:40 pm

  • Conclusions and Closing Panel

Discover The Drone Industry in Medellin’s Drone Summit 2022

Participating in an event like Medellin’s Drone Submit will make your trip memorable. If you have the chance, join the summit and learn about the wonders of the drone industry! You can also follow the Plaza Mayor’s Instagram page for more updates. 

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