October 12, 2014 (San Diego)—The drone industry is emerging as a major employer in San Diego County. The technology offers applications for both domestic and military use – and while some hold promises of amazing opportunites, others have sparked controversy. Hear from speakers in the drone industry, an attorney specializing in drone law, and a peace activist raising ethical and privacy concerns at a luncheon sponsored by the League of Women Voters on Thursday, October 16 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Tom Ham’s Lighthouse restaurant, 2150 Harbor Island Drive in San Diego.
Speakers include Ramona resident David Patterson, past president of San Diego Veterans for Peace and drone issues specialist, as well as Gretchen West, executive vice president of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International; Michael Curran, Esq., Curran and Curran Law, a specialist in UVS law; and Monica England, unmanned systems specialist at Kaizen Kinetics International, who will speak on using drones in search and rescue and first responder applicatons.
Cost of the luncheon is $30 for members or $35 for nonmembers. The deadline to register is October 13. You can register and pay online at www.lwvsandiego.org.