2018 ArduPilot Conference Suzhou China

The Ardupilot Suzhou conference is getting closer, and speakers have been confirmed.

We look forward to all our speakers:

    • Non-GPS navigation with Randy Mackay
    • ArduSub with Craig Elder
    • Swarm in Mission Planner with Michael Oborne
    • Choosing the correct hardware setup with Philip Rowse
    • Better Plane Tuning with Tom Pittenger
    • Lua Scripting with Michael du Breuil
    • The drone Ecosystem, traffic and training with Quanquan


  • Ardupilot and Education with Jaime Machuca


  • AI powered navigation with EAMS LAB
ArduPilot Conference China
Date Schedule Main Hall Meeting  Room
Day 1

Oct 15


8:15-9:15 Registration and Welcome Reception Mentor hour (1 on 1 pre-scheduled business meetings)
9:15-9:20 Welcoming Speech by Hex CEO
9:20-9:30 Group Stage (VIP guests introduction)
9:30-10:15 Randy Mackay

Non- GPS Navigation with ArduPilot and ROS

10:15-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-11:45 Craig Elder

ArduSub – Underwater Vehicle in ArduPilot

11:45-12:15 Group Q&A
12:30-14:00 Lunch
14:00-14:45 Michael Oborne

Mission Planner Updates

Mentor hour (1 on 1 pre-scheduled business meetings)
14:45-15:45 Philip Rowse

How to Choose Hardware for Different Applications

15:45-16:30 Coffee Break
16:30-17:00 Group Q&A
19:00-21:00 Welcome Dinner
Day 2

Oct 16


8:15-8:40 Welcome Reception
8:45-9:30 Tom Pittenger

Plane Tuning of TECS

Mentor hour (1 on 1 pre-scheduled business meetings)
9:30-10:15 Michael du Breuil

Lua Scripting in ArduPilot

10:15-10:45 Coffee Break
10:45-11:30 Quanquan

For a Better Drone Ecosystem: Recent Work on Education, Traffic, and Testing

11:30-12:00 Strategic Partner Keynote
12:00-12:30 Group Q&A
12:30-13:30 Lunch
13:30-14:15 EAMS LAB

AI powered navigation with ArduPilot and OpenKAI

Mentor hour (1 on 1 pre-scheduled business meetings)
14:15-15:00 Jaime Machuca

Using ArduPilot for Education

15:00-15:30 Coffee Break & BUAA Reliable Flight Control Research Group Technical Demonstration
15:30-16:00 Group Q&A
16:00-17:00 ArduPilot Chinese Corporate Partner Session
Day 3

Oct 17


8:30 Gather in the Hotel Lobby
9:00-10:00 Visit Test Center
10:00-11:00 Outdoor demonstration at Huqiu Wetland Park
12:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00-17:00 Visit local tourist attractions and enjoy authentic local performance
18:00-20:00 Local cuisine for dinner

Primary event sponsor, Hex Technology, along with ProfiCNC Pty Ltd, are looking forward to announcing additions to the Cube Autopilot product line, as well as some amazing new products.

At last year’s Conference in Xiamen, many had their first opportunity to meet up with some of the key Ardupilot developers and Hex/ProfiCNC’s hardware team, from this, quite a few new Ardupilot partnerships were formed, and we look forward to helping more people learn how to utilise Ardupilot in their applications.

A feature this year is the new Suzhou Testing centre, this is a 12sq KM government approved testing area, that not only includes an amazing area for testing multicopters and fixed-wing aircraft, but includes massive areas of tracks, canals, and ponds for testing rovers, boats, and submarines.  This facility will be in important part of making Ardupilot on the Cube more robust into the future, making your platforms more reliable.

For those looking to come to the conference, a 3-Day Conference Pass is available for $750 USD per person and includes

  • Admission to all keynotes on Oct 15 & Oct 16
  • Admission to special events on Oct 17
  • Meals and local transportation from Oct 15 to Oct 17
  • Accommodation from Oct 14 to Oct 18 (4 nights 5-star Ramada Hotel, daily breakfast included)
  • Airport pick-up from Shanghai airport to Suzhou Ramada hotel on Oct 14 at the designated time                                                                                                                                                  

Flight tickets, visa and mentor hour session are not included in this price.

For registration or inquiry, please contact: [email protected]