Autonomous Nation is a full-day conference focusing on the autonomous industry and the impact it can have across our region, solving issues such as workforce shortages, inefficiencies, and technology gaps. We’re bringing together policymakers from the local, state, and national levels with industry entrepreneurs and innovators to help make our region the most autonomous-friendly area in the world. Take a look at photos from last year's Autonomous Nation!

This event was formerly known as Drone Focus.

What to Expect:

  • Access to policymakers: One of North Dakota’s competitive advantages is our access to policymakers. We will be inviting local and state lawmakers and are looking at bringing in federal lawmakers as well.
  • Relevant Content: Throughout the event, you will find that our content is woven together in a narrative focused on building the infrastructure, policies, software, hardware, and tools for the autonomous nation of the future.
  • Real-time Demonstrations: We will work with industry to bring some of the latest autonomous equipment to demonstrate during the event.

Policymakers at the local, state, and national levels, economic developers, and industry interested in reaching policymakers.

If you are interested in getting involved, email or call Andrew Jason ( | 218-556-2922).

August 25, 2022

8 am - 5 pm

Microsoft Fargo Campus

Fargo, ND


*Schedule Coming Soon


Sen. John Hoeven

United States Senator
North Dakota

Bill Panos

North Dakota Department of Transportation