IWCE Releases Program Agenda for 2020 Edition, Registrations Now Open

IWCE, the leading annual event for critical communications technology professionals, has released the full program for its 44th annual conference to be held at the Las Vegas Conference Center from 24 - 28 August, 2020. Organizers expect more than 7,000 attendees for this year’s five-day day event which offers a two-day expo, educational workshops, short courses, power sessions, keynote addresses, town hall meetings, and networking events. The event will also host over 400 exhibitors from 26 - 27 August showcasing the latest products and services in hardware, networks, applications, interoperability and integration that drive communications systems.

Commenting on the eve of the schedule release, IWCE Conference Director Stacey Orlick said, that there are so many new technologies changing the critical communication industry right now and he expects 2020 to be one of the most interesting events yet! According to him, organizers expect the biggest buzz to be around 5G, FirstNet, Drones, Artificial Intelligence, Augmented Reality, Wearables and Push-to-Talk communications.

In addition, attendees can also learn about the latest developments in safe cities, new infrastructure that affects utilities and transportation, in-building wireless systems, technology advancements and the latest regulatory insights that they should be aware of. It’s also always a great opportunity for professionals to network with their peers or gain a new certification in IWCE’s partner ETA’s Educational Forum.

What’s New?

For the first time this year, attendees can experience new outdoor Drone Demonstration where they can see the drones, in-action! There will also be an expanded Safe Cities technology section on the main expo floor where there will be a theatre showing content rich sessions that have a particular focus on advances in critical communications. All exhibit hall pass holders will be able to enjoy these new attractions.

Speakers and Topics

The Keynote this year will be given on April 1st by Chief Jeffrey D. Johnson, CEO of The Western Fire Chiefs Association who will discuss “The Innovations that are Actually Changing Street Performance for Responders.” A second Keynote Address will be presented by Bryan Wiens, Senior Product Manager, Cloud Services, InterTalk Critical Information Systems. Other speakers include:

  • Michelle Geddes, Public Safety Communications Director, City and County of San Francisco, Department of Emergency Management
  • Robert Zanger, Wireless Engineering and Operations Unit (WEOU), Department of Justice
  • Bill Schrier, Senior Advisor, FirstNet Authority
  • Shelley Westall, Broadband Program Manager, Washington State Public Works Board
  • David Witkowski, Executive Director, Wireless Communications Initiative, Joint Venture Silicon Valley
  • Vincent Sritapan, Portfolio Manager, Physical & Cyber Security, US Department of Homeland Security Science & Technology Directorate

 The main tracks at this year’s conference will be:

  • 5G Track (NEW!)
  • Safe Cities Track (NEW!)
  • In-Building Wireless Track (NEW!)
  • Smart X Track (NEW!)
  • Connectivity Track
  • Push-to-Talk & The Future of Voice Track
  • Interoperability & Networking Track
  • Disaster Comms Track
  • Public Safety Broadband Track
  • FirstNet Track
  • 911 and Emergency Communications Track
  • Network Infrastructure Track
  • Planning & Preparation Track
  • Critical Infrastructure Track
  • Cybersecurity Track
  • Transformative Tech Track
  • ETA Technical Track 

To see a full list of speakers and topics, click here.

In addition, co-located with IWCE 2020 is ETA International's Education Forum with 11 training classes providing certification in various technologies such as DAS, interference management and cybersecurity.

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