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Drone Education Front and Centre at This Year’s World of Drones Congress.

Special Events, Access, and Rates for Teachers and Educators.

Author: Dr Catherine Ball - World of Drones Education

Photo courtesy of Ruth Harrison

The largest drone congress in the Asia Pacific region returns to Brisbane this year on the 25th, 26th and 27th of September. With a focus on driving the drone industry through business and innovation, the World of Drones Congress (WoDC) connects drone leaders, businesses and academia with the latest industry developments, applications and policies.

This year’s theme Real Business and Opportunity in the Global Drone Economy will encompass six topics :

  • Education

  • Airports & Critical Infrastructure

  • Emergency & Humanitarian

  • Safety

  • Property & Smart Cities

  • Land Use & Environmental

The WoDC program boosts comprehensive sessions with keynote and plenary presentations from domestic and international experts who will share the latest developments and applications in the UAV industry. To see all confirmed speakers for the congress, please visit

Furthermore, the WoDC will hold the 3rd National Drone Safety Forum and the 2nd National Drone Defence Industries Forum. Both fora form integral events within the WoDC program.

If you are interested in a particular topic or are not able to attend the full Congress; Day and Half-day registration options are still available at

A Congress for All

This year the World of Drones Congress is introducing the Startup Hub targeted to entrepreneurs, startups and new businesses, where each can demonstrate how innovative technologies enhance Real Business and Opportunity in the Global Drone Economy. The Startup Hub will be located inside the DroneExpo. The DroneExpo will feature more than 30 exhibitors from across Asia, Europe and the Pacific showcasing the latest on drone technology and innovative applications.

Attractively priced sponsorship packages and exhibition opportunities at the DroneExpo and Startup Hub are still available. Email for more information and a copy of the Sponsorship and Exhibition Prospectus.

WoDC 2019 will also host the Drones Enhancing Work Safety warm-up workshop, run by the Queensland Government’s Workplace Health and Safety Queensland, Office of Industrial Relations. Attendees will learn how drone technology can reduce risks for workers and improve business productivity.

Additionally, Carys Kaiser, trainer, drone pilot, TV producer-director and camera operator will offer the exclusive How to get the best out of your drone camera MasterClass. This will, through case studies, practical hands on work and discussion, give attendees tips, tricks and industry insights to help showcase their drone camera skills and what content has a higher chance of engaging audiences and potential clients, and the options available for settings on drone cameras.

Drone Rescue Exercise

As in previous years, WoDC will offer attendees the opportunity to watch a drone rescue demonstration on the last day of the congress. Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) will stage a simulated rescue demonstration at a car crush using a drone. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to get familiar with drone lifesaving operations.

Design a Drone Workshop – LIMITED SPACES

Queensland students will have the opportunity to flex their creativity in the hotspot of drone innovation. The World of Drones Education in conjunction with Hackathons Australia are hosting the Design a Drone Workshop for local students to design solutions around the Congress’ themes and topics such as the Environment, Safety, Emergency and Humanitarian Response.

The purpose of this workshop is to give students an opportunity to meet those who work in the drone industry and to solve real world problems with the use of drones. Prizes include the DJI Tello Drones which will be given to each student on the winning teams. Drones donated by Dave at Lantern UAS in the USA.

Remember: Educators can apply for a 10% discount on DJI products.

The whole WoDC offers an exciting opportunity for teachers and school leaders to learn more about the educational relevance of drones and drone technology. All sessions are aligned to the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APSTs), providing fresh inspiration, connections, industry links, and resources for maximum engagement and relevance in the classroom . The 2 days’ time can count towards your CPD requirements including APSTs:

  • Standard 2 Know the content and how to teach it;

  • Standard 4 Creating and maintaining supportive and safe learning environment; and

  • Standard 6 Engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the community.


Purchase your Super Teacher Pack via:

Super Teacher Pack for just AUD800 + GST:

Includes access to the World of Drones Congress (worth AUD1245 incl. GST) plus VIP World of Drones Education (worth AUD500 +GST), plus the chance to be a partner school.

Dr Catherine Ball

Founder - World of Drones Education


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