Whether it’s your neighbors flying a quadcopter over their backyard, potentially peeking into the perimeters of your property, or a drone being used for military purposes, the legal and societal ramifications of increasing drone use certainly affect our daily lives.

On Thursday, April 23 at 5:15PM, California State University, Long Beach’s (CSULB) College of Engineering will present “The Age of Drones and New Societal Concerns” as part of its Distinguished Lecture Series, and will explore topics such as the legal ramifications of this increasingly popular use of technology.

Expert panelists Chris Hernandez, vice president of Advanced Systems and Business and Advanced Systems Development, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, Kevin Hull, manager, L.A. Aircraft Certification Office, Federal Aviation Administration and Michael E. Drobac, executive director, Small UAV Coalition and senior policy advisor, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, moderated by Matt Petrime, group vice president, Applied Medical, will help attendees understand the future of this technology.

According to CSULB, the FAA has recently issued rules against small drone use by commercial entities, including universities, which has limited development and experimentation by companies large and small, including academic fields. Find out how the civil, commercial, military and personal use of drones apply to you.

The panel discussion will take place at The Pointe Event and Conference Center at the Walter Pyramid, CSULB. Registration opens at 5:00PM. Space is limited, so please RSVP to [email protected] by Friday, April 17 or submit your reservation online by clicking here.

Asia Morris is a Long Beach native covering arts and culture for the Long Beach Post. You can reach her @hugelandmass on Twitter and Instagram and at [email protected].