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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.

Our team is diligently crafting the 2025 conference program. Stay tuned for exciting speaker announcements and agenda updates.

2024 Conference Tracks

911 & Alerts

Learn how dispatch centers use communications technologies, from legacy systems to IP-based platforms that accept voice, data and video such as next-generation 911 (NG911).

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First Responder Communications

Examine the challenges as Public Safety moves from LMR to broadband solutions such as LTE/5G and Wi-Fi/CBRS, and the leveraging of of satellites, deployables, IoT devices, drones, cybersecurity and more. Explore sessions.

Thank you to our track sponsor, Verizon Frontline

Incident Management

Explore the capabilities needed within an emergency operations center (EOC) or other headquarters including hardware/software solutions, power management, interoperability and other strategies. Explore sessions.

Thank you to our track sponsor, Verizon Frontline

In-Building Wireless

Understand the communications needs inside of buildings for Enterprise, Public Safety, and the public at-large across LMR, commercial cellular, and private networks, covering both voice- and location-based services. Explore sessions.

Transportation

Discover new advances in operational connectivity for terrestrial, rail, airborne and maritime mass-transit vehicles, such as computer-aided dispatch, voice/data communications, location-based services and “smart” and secure transportation solutions. Explore sessions.

Utilities

Discuss the ever-improving world of Utilities - from SCADA to IoT sensors and expanded “smart-grid” platforms that require robust two-way IP-based connectivity. Explore sessions.

State & Local Government

Delve into how state and local governments are turning to technology to “do more with less,” including IoT-fueled smart-community initiatives, video-surveillance and motion-detection systems, data storage, cloud/edge technology and analytics, and discuss funding, privacy and cybersecurity concerns. Explore sessions.

Federal Government

Review its role in critical-infrastructure communications - across the country and beyond - as new technologies cross artificial boundaries and reach into space, as well as the policy questions surrounding spectrum, funding and implications of deploying within and beyond our borders. Explore sessions.

Special Thanks to the IWCE 2024 Track Chairs

Paul Bremner

Principal Analyst, Public Safety & Critical Communications

Omdia

Susan Ronning

Principal Engineer

ADCOMM Engineering LLC

Ildefonso De La Cruz Morales

Principal Analyst, Government & Manufacturing Critical Communications

Omdia 

John Foley

Managing Director

Safer Buildings Coalition

Donny Jackson

Editor

IWCE's Urgent Communications

Andy Castillo

Editor

American City & County

Ken Rehbehn

Principal Analyst

CritComm Insights

Alan Tilles

Partner

Shulman, Rogers, Gandal, Pordy, & Ecker, P.A.

Christy Williams

911 Director

North Central Texas Emergency Communications District

Andy Maxymillian

Consultant

Blue Wing Services

Chris Baker

Senior Public Safety Advisor

First Responder Network Authority

ETA® Technical Training

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.

For more details, check out our ETA International page.

2024 Agenda At-a-Glance