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.

Past Speaking Engagements

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May
AUVSI’s Unmanned Systems 2015
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Proposal review for the 2015 program is almost complete, and speaker acceptance notices will be sent by the end of January.
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12
Jun
2015 AAJA Convention
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
San Francisco, California, United States
Grounded for Good? The State of Drone Journalism With increasing interest in using drone and GoPro videography, this session will focus on explaining different types of drones, how to fly...
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22
Jul
The Humanitarian UAV Network (UAViators) recently organized a three-day Policy Forum on Humanitarian UAVs. The mission of UAViators is to promote the safe, coordinated and effective use of UAVs in a wide range of...
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30
Jul
NASA and the Silicon Valley chapter of the Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) are partnering to cosponsor the 2015 Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Traffic Management Convention: A New Era in Aviation, July...
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11
Sep
Interdrone 2015
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
The International Drone Conference & Exposition held at the Rio in Las Vegas Sept 9, 10, and 11 drew 2,797 attendees
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07
Oct
Commercial UAV Expo 2015
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
The organizers of Commercial UAV Expo announced the 2015 Conference Program today. The program will delve into key issues faced by large-enterprise organizations when implementing Unmanned Aerial System (UAS), including systems selection and integration;...
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11
Oct
2015 Humanitarian UAV Experts Meeting
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Lexington, Massachusetts, United States
2015 Humanitarian UAV Experts Meeting, at MIT and co-organized by UAViators, OCHA and the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS).
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21
Oct
National League of Cities- RISC Conference 2015
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Annapolis, Maryland, United States
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05
Nov
Drone World Expo
12:00 am - 12:00 am
San Jose, California, United States
Thought leaders, industry experts and end-users will gather at Drone World Expo in the heart of Silicon Valley to present real-world solutions to your business and environmental challenges. UAS/UAVs provide the capability for you...
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15
Mar
SXSW Interactive 2016
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Austin, Texas, United States
The 23rd annual SXSW Interactive Festival returns to Austin from Friday, March 11 through Tuesday, March 15. An incubator of cutting-edge technologies and digital creativity, the 2016 event features five days of compelling presentations...