Dr. McNeal is a sought after speaker at corporate events, industry conferences and academic conferences related to drones.  He also frequently appears on television and radio to discuss emerging technologies and related matters of law and policy.  He has been named one of the seven most influential people in drones, described as a prolific writer about drones and an engaging media personality on the complex technical and legal challenges associated with unmanned aircraft.

Some of his numerous speaking engagements include six appearances at The Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International’s annual conference (the largest and most influential event in the world dedicated to unmanned systems, drones and intelligent robotics), SXSW Interactive, InterDrone, The Commercial Drone Expo, The Ohio UAS Conference, The National League of Cities (regarding drone ordinances), The International Municipal Lawyers Association (regarding drone related legislation), The UAS Commercialization Conference, Drone World Expo, The Integrated Pest Management symposium (about uses of drones in agriculture), Stanford University, The Brookings Institution, The University of Michigan, Columbia University, UC Irvine, UCLA, Georgetown University, The University of Southern California, NYU, Ohio State, and dozens of others colleges, universities, law firms, conferences, and corporations.