Aerial Futures: The Drone Frontier @ HUBweek

Event Details


District Hall
75 Northern Ave. , Boston, Massachusetts 02215 United States


October 08, 2018 - October 10, 2018



Explore the future of drones with Swiss Touch and swissnex Boston

Created and curated by swissnex Boston, Aerial Futures: The Drone Frontier is an initiative connecting the Swiss drone ecosystem to the United States.

With the support of Swiss Touch, we’ll bring the Drone Frontier to Boston’s HUBweek on October 8 and 9. Join us at District Hall as we showcase some of the most exciting drone technologies and applications to a wide audience during the festival for the future co-founded by Harvard University, MIT, Massachusetts General Hospital, and the Boston Globe. We’ll be bringing a “flying cage” to our exhibition space at District Hall, allowing for visitors to experience live drone demos. Come see for yourself as some of the most exciting drones and applications from Switzerland and the United States take flight and explore the Drone Frontier at HUBweek 2018.

Our space will also include the Swiss Touch table, a collaborative interactive installation that has travelled all over the United States. The table creates space for conversation and exchange as we explore the future together.

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Event Info

Over 2 action-packed days, Aerial Futures: The Drone Frontier @ HUBweek will feature emergent and established drone technologies and their applications to the public, bringing together academia and industry experts, entrepreneurs, artists, and enthusiasts from Switzerland and the United States.

Our program will include:

1. A public exhibit hall, in which there will be alternating lightning talks and demos;
2. Smaller breakout sessions, workshops, and targeted talks;
3. Evening networking events with keynotes and panel talks.

Our event space, District Hall

Opening times:

— Monday, October 8: 12pm-5pm and 6pm-9pm (evening program)
— Tuesday, October 9: 10am-5pm

Stay tuned on this page for more details our programming at HUBweek, including demo schedules, RSVP info, and more. Sign up for our newsletter here to be the first to receive updates!

Demos and Exhibitors

We’re gathering a selection of some of the most exciting drone exhibitors from Switzerland and the United States to bring to HUBweek. Expect an eclectic selection of UAVs – bio-inspired, micro, and more – as well as their unique and exciting array of applications.


More exhibitors to be announced soon!

EPFL’s “Flight Jacket” allows for users to control a drone with their torso.


If you are interested in covering our event for your publication or site, please e-mail Jake Link, to arrange for press access, interviews with exhibitors, and more.