Education, Technical Training and Inspiration
IWCE’s conference program delivers expert strategy, real-world insights and solutions on the wide-ranging technologies you need for your critical communications system. Whether you work at an agency, enterprise or in public service, the IWCE conference provides you with the education and guidance you need for this rapidly changing world.
IWCE is the only gathering of the year to bring together all the stakeholders in public safety, government, emergency management/disaster response, utilities, transportation, healthcare and other critical-infrastructure sectors to network, learn and explore how the convergence of critical technology changes how they operate in critical communications.
A Special Thank You to Our 2023 Conference Track Sponsors:
Interoperability Track: Verizon Frontline
In-Building Wireless Track: Avari Wireless
Broadband Track and IoT, Smart-X & AI Tracks: T-Mobile for Government
Interested in sponsoring a track for IWCE 2024? Get in touch with our sales team
2023 Conference Topics
911 & Dispatch
Learn how dispatch centers are transitioning from voice-centric systems to IP-based platforms that accept data and video, including next-generation 911 (NG911).
Identify opportunities to leverage wireless broadband technologies—protocols like 5G, LTE and Wi-Fi 6, as well as backhaul solutions via fiber, microwave and satellite—to address a host of critical use cases.
Learn how cloud solutions—whether hosted in a central location or on the edge of the network—can complement or replace traditional on-premise systems while addressing security and connectivity challenges.
Experts share how to secure critical infrastructure from the growing threat of cyberattacks—via both prevention and post-event mitigation—even as the increasingly interconnected systems provides hackers with a much broader landscape to launch attacks.
Discover what the future holds to support critical communications inside of structures—both in the broadband and LMR arenas—and what initiatives are being pursued to make such solutions ubiquitous.
Learn how disparate communications solutions—from LMR to IoT and broadband—can be connected while meeting critical benchmarks for reliability, security and performance.
IoT, Smart-X, and AI
Examine how sensor-based data can be obtained, secured and processed in real time to enable the quickest and most effective responses possible in myriad sectors, from public safety and utilities to healthcare and smart buildings.
Learn about the latest enhancements to P25, TETRA, DMR, NXDN and other land-mobile-radio technologies, including insights about they can be used in conjunction with broadband solutions.
Policy and Governance
Get the latest information about some of the hottest policy debates, including spectrum bands like 4.9 GHz, NG911 funding efforts, and potential regulations regarding receiver
Discover how LEO, MEO and GEO satellites can provide transformative critical connectivity, as backhaul solutions or in the latest frontier: satellite-direct-to-cell-phone service.
Hear about the best tools and procedures to accurately identify the location and conditions of an incident and available assets for a response, whether the issue is a public-safety emergency or an enterprise-level event.
Learn how to make communications systems that continue to function in even the most difficult circumstances via techniques like physical hardening, redundant connectivity, and robust security and cybersecurity measures.
Special Thanks to the IWCE Track Chairs
Principal Analyst, Public Safety & Critical Communications, Omdia
COO, Lynk Global, Inc.
Ildefonso De La Cruz Morales
Principal Analyst, Government & Manufacturing Critical Communications, Omdia
Managing Director, Safer Buildings Coalition
Editor, IWCE's Urgent Communications
Editor-in-Chief, Fiber Forward magazine
Principal Analyst, CritComm Insights
Counsel, Alan Tilles Law
911 Director, North Central Texas Emergency Communications District (NCT9-1-1)
Since 2015, IWCE has partnered with ETA International to offer in-person, interactive and lecture technical training courses in 11 different disciplines. Your registration for any ETA Training course also includes access to the IWCE Expo Hall. Visit the ETA Training page for more details.