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3D Robotics CEO, Best-Selling Author Chris Anderson to Keynote at InterDrone Conference and Exhibition September 9, 10, 11

MELVILLE, N.Y., March 23, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BZ Media LLC announced today that Chris Anderson, New York Times best-selling author, CEO of 3D Robotics, and founder of DIY Drones will deliver a keynote address at InterDrone™, the International Drone Conference and Exposition being held September 9, 10, 11th at The Rio in Las Vegas. Anderson's keynote is scheduled for the morning of September 10. More than 3,000 drone builders, flyers and buyers are expected to attend the largest annual event bringing together all the key participants in the growing market for commercial drone aircraft.

Anderson is author of the New York Times bestselling books "The Long Tail" and "Free" and also published "Makers: The New Industrial Revolution." He was also Editor-in-Chief of Wired Magazine and wrote for The Economist.

"This is an incredible time to be all-in on Drones, as we've only scratched the service of what this amazing technology can do. I said recently that this is the first minute of the day for this industry, and that we're just starting to see what happens once we take complexity out of the equation. That's what you'll see reflected at InterDrone, and I am excited to be delivering a keynote address at the show," said Anderson.

InterDrone, a three-day event, features a two-day technical conference for drone-building engineers and software developers, and an overlapping two-day conference for the buyers and flyers of commercial drones, with more than 70 classes, panels and keynotes in all. There will also be an exposition with 80+ exhibitors expected to display their latest products and technology.

More than 50 media partners on five continents have already signed on to support and help grow InterDrone, including Frost & Sullivan, RotorDrone, Unmanned Magazine, Geo Connexion, Chip Design, GIS Cafe, Electronic Products, Unmanned Aerial Online, DroneBlog, Embedded Developer, Linux Journal, RTC Magazine, Unmanned Tech Solutions, GeoConnexion, and China Tech News.

The exposition will allow manufacturers of drones to both source products from OEM exhibitors, as well as meet and sell to professional commercial drone buyers in the agriculture, journalism/film, search-and-rescue, and real estate industries, among others. The exposition will also include a drone demonstration area, the Yes Fly Zone™.

Registration for the event—strictly for trade and commercial drone builders, buyers and flyers—is now open at www.InterDrone.com. The Call for Speakers will close on May 15. For information on speaking at InterDrone, contact Katie Serignese at kserignese@bzmedia.com. For information on exhibiting or event sponsorships, please contact Ted Bahr at ted@bzmedia.com or +1 631-421-4158 x101.

ABOUT BZ MEDIA

BZ Media LLC is a high-tech media company combining the best of print and Web-based publishing with industry-leading technical conferences and expositions. BZ Media publishes SD Times, the leading magazine for the software development industry; AnDevCon, the world's largest Android Developer Conference; Big Data TechCon, the how-to technical conference for IT professionals implementing Big Data; Wearables TechCon™ the largest technical conference and expo for software developers, engineers and designers of wearable computing devices; and InterDrone™, the International Drone Conference and Exposition.

ABOUT 3D Robotics

3DR is committed to helping people see their world from above. We're North America's largest personal drone company, known for pioneering advanced and easy-to-use consumer drone technology, and for the Pixhawk, the world's most popular autopilot platform. All 3DR drone systems also serve as robust tools for data analysis, enabling mapping, surveying, 3D modeling and more. Our technology is currently used across multiple industries around the world, including agriculture, construction, infrastructure, search and rescue and ecological study.

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Source:BZ Media LLC