October 9th, 2019


Wednesday 9th October, 2019

Cedar Falls Lifestyle Inn Lounge and Conference Center

(Formerly the Clarion Inn)

Drones in Photojournalism

Daniel will speak to the creative uses of drones. Whether that be for severe weather coverage or adding an extra element to KWWL's day to day stories. He will also be talking about the precautions and safety measures to ensure safe drone flights as well as the challenges faced in fight planning.

Program Chair: Jim Stevenson

Speaker: Daniel Hampe

Daniel Hampe, KWWL, is a four time Emmy nominee for his work in photojournalism at KWWL. He grew up in Iowa Falls and graduated high school in 2012. He received an Associate of Arts degree from Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids before transferring to UNI in 2014 where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Electronic Media Production and Performance. He feels fortunate to find a job in his career field so close to home and started at KWWL in September of 2016. He has worked there for over 3 years now and was promoted to Chief of Photography in May of this year.

Future topics:

  • November 13, 2019. Infrared Thermopile Sensor Arrays. Dr. Jeffrey Nie, UNI.

  • January 8, 2020. Education Technology, Schindler Tour. Dr. Leigh Zeitz, UNI.

  • February 12, 2020. University Avenue Reconstruction. Michelle Sweeney, AECOM.

  • March 11, 2020. Website Development. Marc Reifenrath, SpinUTech.

  • April 8, 2020. Electric Bicycles. Brent Johnson, BikeTech.

  • May 13, 2020. Hearing Devices. John Sperry, Wolfe Clinic.

Meal: Plated Dinner. includes French or Ranch dressing, butter, coffee, tea and milk.

  • Chefs Choice salad with choice of French or Ranch dressing

  • Roast Beef

  • Corn

  • Flapjack Cake

Price: $20.00 per person (includes tax, tip & room rent)

The Lifestyles Inn has requested that we collect cash for the meal and not checks. “Cash Please” ☺


Social period: 6:00 P.M.

Dinner: 6:30 P.M.

Location: Cedar Falls Lifestyle Inn Lounge and Conference Center 5826 University Ave., Cedar Falls 50613.

Dinner Reservations can be made by emailing:

: reservations@waterlootechnicalsociety.org

Please indicate if you are NOT having dinner with us when making a reservation. Please also provide the names of any guests so that nametags can be ready for them.

Please make reservations by noon, Monday 7 October 2019. Guests are always welcome.

Dues: Member dues of $20.00 may be sent to the Treasurer, Kenneth Friend, 1112 W. 4th St., Cedar Falls, Iowa 50613-2430 (ph 319-277-2312) or paid at the meeting. E-mail: friendfamily@cfu.net

Checks for membership to the Waterloo technical Society should be made out to the “Waterloo Technical Society”.