SEPTEMBER 19th – 21st

3 Days of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)
Technologies · Regulations · Opportunities
Connecting Pilots, Manufacturers and Other Experts
In This Fast-Paced, Quickly Growing Industry


Share your knowledge with a growing number of UAS pilots and businesses.

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Sell your drones, accessories and systems to hungry midwest buyers!

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Be an industry leader. Help make this new expo the best in the world!

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Midwest Drone Fest offers exhibitors and drone based service providers an excellent opportunity to showcase their cutting-edge drone technology and industry expertise while connecting with professional pilots, corporations, and other industry experts in need of, or interested in, UAS technology, ancillary products and services.

Midwest Drone Fest is not just another conference! We invite you to be part of the experience. Make an impact! Increase your brand awareness while developing business and community relationships that will be remembered long after the event is over.

September 19th – 21st, 2017
9:00am – 6:00pm Daily

Sears Centre Arena

The Sears Centre Arena is a state-of-the-art, multi-purpose arena located in the northwestern Chicago suburb of Hoffman Estates. Just off Interstate 90 and only 35 minutes from downtown Chicago, the Sears Centre is one of Chicagoland’s premier event venues.

Four floors of exhibition, presentation and workshop areas make for a perfect locale for drone demonstrations.

Bustling city to sweeping fields of gold, we invite you to come and experience the heartland in luxury and style.

Commercial Drone Technology and Industry Regulations

… For Corporations Wishing to Improve Their Bottom Line

… For Individuals Becoming Professional Drone Pilots

… For Entrepreneurs Building a Business


Join Vince Donohue and Vortex UAS on this exciting quest to bring together the leaders of the Unmanned Aviation System (UAS) Industry for three full days this September. Sponsors, exhibitors and speakers are still needed. Contact Midwest Drone Fest today! Just call 872-239-4UAS (4827) or email info@midwestdronefest.com.

And By These Fine Sponsors

Midwest Drone Fest is proud to partner with Harper College Continuing Education and Harper College Small Business Development Center to bring you the 1st Annual Midwest Drone Fest Career and Entrepreneur Fair.

Harper College

Whether you’re preparing for a new career or building skills to earn a promotion, Harper College Continuing Education can help. Some career development courses qualify for college credit. Certain courses are offered entirely online for your convenience. Review the subject areas below, and then click to register for currently available courses.

“Harper College is often the first community college in Illinois to offer new and innovative career training, including our most recent endeavor in Unmanned Aircraft Systems, more commonly referred to as drones. Harper Continuing Education is pleased to be on the leading edge of this technological revolution and is genuinely pleased to provide relevant career training for the up-and-coming drone enthusiasts.”

Norma Nerstrom, Ed.D
Manager, Career Training and Workforce Board Support
Harper College Continuing Education Program

Visit the Harper College Drone Program.

Illinois SBDC at Harper College helps businesses start, grow and expand.

Growing a small business is no small task. Need help to expand or improve your existing business? Contemplating launching a new business? The Small Business Development Center at Harper College can help.

SBDC’s talented team of seasoned business advisors will help you identify, understand and overcome the challenges of running a successful business. From someone who has an idea for a home-based business to an established company in need of capital to finance their next stage of growth, we work closely with our clients to find solutions that work best for them.

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