Drone Rodeo: Wildest Event In Tech Returns to CES 2017

The Drone Rodeo, the premier drone industry event at CES, is returning for more high-flying fun in the high desert.

Called “The Wildest Event in Tech” in 2016 by ABC News Digital, the Drone Rodeo brings media together with drone manufacturers, race pilots and accessory makers to fly drones in their natural habitat: wide open spaces.

“Flying inside a cage at the convention center doesn’t really show off the true power of a drone, and air space around the convention center is restricted,” says Matt Sloane, CEO of Atlanta Drone Group, and executive producer of The Drone Rodeo. “We’re doing the next best thing – finding a cool place in the desert to show off amazing technology then pairing up media and exhibitors in one concise event.”

This year’s Rodeo takes place at The Aerodrome, the world’s first commercial droneport located in Boulder City, just outside the restricted airspace around Las Vegas. (Free shuttles provided)

Headlining this year’s Rodeo: DJI – the world’s largest drone manufacturer via its enterprise dealer Rocky Mountain Unmanned Systems. That team will show off the Inspire 2, Mavic and Phantom 4 Professional models, as well as its new crop-spraying drone, the Agras MG-1.

The Rodeo is also partnering with UVify, makers of the new Draco line of ultra-high-performance modular racing drones, to put on a live drone race at the event where media will be able to race side-by-side with professional pilots.

Also on tap: check out the amazing first-person-view (FPV) offerings from Avegant, makers of the Glyph, and the third generation Moverio glasses from tech giant Epson.

More flying machines from RC Logger and PowerUp Toys will also take to the skies, and you’ll see the latest in 3D-printed drone accessories from Sculpteo.

Come stretch your legs in the desert on Wednesday, January 5th from noon – 5pm. Shuttles will be provided from the Mandalay Bay Convention Center regularly starting at 11am, and will return to Mandalay through 6pm.

To register for The Drone Rodeo, go to http://drone.rodeo or email matt@drone.rodeo for more information.