Should you use drones at events? Unmanned aerial vehicles, otherwise known as drones, have been gaining major popularity over the last few years. They went from robots only movie producers or police could get their hands on, to becoming top selling items on Amazon for everyday gadget hobbyists. Not only are drones very fun and cool, but they can also grab some awesome images or video when a camera is attached or included on the device.

Event planners and marketers alike are also getting on board the drone trend to take photos and video, as well as to add a super techy vibe to the onsite experience. While there are multiple ways to incorporate drones into your events, there are also some restrictions event planners should know about.

Read all the do’s and don’ts here.

But most of all, remember this: Don’t be a creeper: Please respect other people’s privacy when coming up with ways to use drones. At the end of the day, be mindful of where you are using drones and don’t impede on people’s private business. To stay on track, come with up a plan ahead of time of what exactly you want to capture and make sure all those operating drones are well-trained and understand your goals.


Image: U.S. Navy photo by Greg Vojtko