FlytBase announces NestGen’24 focused on drone autonomy; introduces advisory board

San Jose, California (USA), January 15, 2024: FlytBase, Inc. is thrilled to announce the return of NestGen, the world's largest virtual drone autonomy conference. Slated for February 24, 2024, this extensive 11-hour event will highlight technologies, solutions and best practices essential for scaling up autonomous BVLOS docked drone operations.

What’s in store for NestGen ’24?

NestGen uniquely brings together experts from the global drone industry for focused sessions on drone autonomy. This year’s event will feature presentations from leaders of some of the world’s leading drone tech companies, including DJI Enterprise, Aerodyne, DroneDeploy, FEDS, and Volatus Aerospace, among others.

Additionally, to ensure that NestGen continues to deliver the highest level of thought leadership and address the most pressing challenges in the industry, a select advisory board has been established. The board will help shape the event agenda, influence thought leadership, and be the jury for the NestGen Awards. Here are some of the Advisory Board members for NestGen ’24:

– Jackie Dujmovic – Founder and CEO, Hover UAV
– Glen Lynch – CEO, Volatus Aerospace
– Rabih Bou Rached- CEO, FEDS
– Vic Moss – COO, Drone Service Providers Alliance
– Charles Werner – Director, Droneresponders

The keynote, panels, and sessions at NestGen are structured to encompass a range of tracks, including:

– BVLOS regulations: Top strategies and best-practices to navigate global regulations, including FAA, CASA, and EASA, specifically for docked operations.
– Drone-in-a-box operations: Operational know-how and success-stories for DiaB deployments across various use cases, including first response, security, energy, construction, mining, and other critical asset management.
– Data-processing apps for automated workflows: Exploration of software applications offering advanced processing and AI-driven analytics; vital for vertical-focused enterprise workflows.
– Data security: Strategies and best practices to safeguard critical data captured by drones, crucial for enterprises, public safety orgs, and government bodies.
– BVLOS enablement tech: Exploration of technologies such as Remote ID, parachutes, detect and avoid, and UTMs and their essential role in advancing autonomous drone operations.
– Dock showcase: Latest drone dock innovations and developments, showcasing successful deployments across the globe.

In addition, attendees will get to engage in interactive workshops, focused breakout sessions, Q&A, and product demonstrations, learn about the latest hardware and software innovations via virtual booths, and network with industry leaders.

Recap of NestGen ’23

NestGen 2023 welcomed 2780 registrants from 98 countries and featured 49 speakers delivering over 30 sessions. Notable speakers included Freda Peng (Global Solutions Engineering Director of DJI), John Vernon (CTO of DroneUp, USA), Grant Hosticka (Head of Solutions Engineering, DJI North America), Glen Lynch (CEO of Volatus Aerospace, Canada), John Damush (CEO of uAvionix, USA), Christopher Clark (CEO of RocketDNA, Australia), Kevin Toderel (General Manager of RMUS, Canada), Yoav Emitai (CEO of Elsight, Israel) and other industry experts, contributed to the conference’s success.

Who should attend?

NestGen is a fully virtual conference for professionals in the commercial drone industry, such as drone service providers, hardware and software developers, dock makers, distributors, resellers, and UTM providers. Furthermore, system integrators and large-scale enterprises deploying autonomous drone solutions for their use cases will also benefit from NestGen.

Call for speakers

Interested thought leaders with innovative technology, applications, or case studies focused on autonomous drone operations are welcome to apply for a speaking spot at the event by filling out this form:

Note: Grab your free early bird passes till 31st January! After that, the ticket price would be 24 USD. Register at

About FlytBase

Founded in 2016, FlytBase, Inc., a Silicon Valley company, is an enterprise drone autonomy software platform. FlytBase was part of Cisco’s accelerator program and was recognized as the Grand Champion at NTT Data’s Global Innovation Contest. FlytBase’s enterprise-grade secure, reliable, and scalable platform is designed for system integrators to seamlessly integrate various components of the drone ecosystem, including hardware, BVLOS capabilities, and data analytics/management apps to fully automate flight operations and build custom workflows for enterprise use-cases like security, inspections, or emergency response. To learn more, visit, or follow us on LinkedIn and Youtube for the latest updates.

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