Conference: March 27-31, 2017
Exhibits: March 29-30, 2017

Las Vegas Convention Center
Las Vegas, NV

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FREE Special Events

Opening Keynote Address: Window to the Future: Spectrum Sharing in the 3.5 GHz Band

Marshall Preston
Wednesday, March 29
8:30 am – 9:15 am

Presented by Dr. Preston Marshall, Technical Program Manager, Spectrum Access Technology, Google

This presentation will discuss the US experience in deploying shared spectrum services in the 3.5 GHz Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) band, and what it may portent for future wireless architectures and technology. This innovative band concept has enabled the emergence of a unique ecosystem, focused on high capacity, localized wireless services that are deployed by a wide range of non-traditional wireless suppliers, such as enterprises and venues. The emergence of these neutral host networks is potentially a fundamental change in how wireless is designed, managed, and deployed. From the spectrum perspective, the transition from monolithic to heterogeneous network deployments opens up alternatives to current exclusive, long-term licensing of spectrum; can create massive increases in spectrum sharing opportunities, and is enabled by automated, cloud-based processes that can reduce the time, uncertainty, and cost of making spectrum sharing arrangements.

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Morning Keynote Address: FirstNet Update 

Michael Poth

Wednesday, March 29
9:15 am – 10:00 am

Presented by Michael Poth, CEO, FirstNet

Hear from the FirstNet CEO as he updates the audience with the latest.

IWCE's 40th Birthday Bash!

40th Birthday
Wednesday, March 29
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us for our 40th Birthday Bash! This year’s celebration will take place in Ace’s Restaurant in the South Hall and is FREE for all IWCE attendees. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to network with your industry peers while enjoying some time off the show floor.

Sponsored By AT&T

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General Session: Everything is Changing – The Next Generation of Connectivity

Thursday, March 30
8:30 am – 9:45 am


Moderator: Donny Jackson, Editor, IWCE’s Urgent Communications


Join a group of leading minds as they forecast what the future holds for communications technology including applications, devices, networks, technology and connectivity. Examine the land mobile radio evolution, changing players in the market place, LTE and 5G and all the amazing technology – drones, IoT, wearables, connected cars, augmented reality, situational awareness, predictive analytics – that will not work without robust, reliable and secure connectivity.

IWCE's Young Professionals Awards

Young Professionals Award
Thursday, March 30
9:45 am – 10 am

IWCE will be recognizing young professionals under 35 who are growing and excelling in the communications technology field. These individuals are executing some of our industry's most innovative ideas, showing creativity and initiative. Winners will be recognized at this special ceremony at IWCE 2017 and be featured on IWCE's website and in IWCE's Urgent Communications.

View the list of winners

Town Hall Meetings


Discover what some of our government and association partners have been up to as they present their latest initiatives.

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AT&T Partner Event: Broadband Applications For Critical Communication Environments

Tuesday, March 28
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm • 
Rm S228

The integration of broadband LTE networks with Land Mobile Radio (LMR) systems has enabled new broadband applications to service the LMR community. Learn how AT&T and other companies are collaborating to offer essential applications to meet critical operational and emergency use case requirements. This is also your chance to meet some of the key application developers and interoperability providers to get more information. Light refreshments will be offered as a courtesy by Kyocera and West Safety Services.  Prior to partaking, federal, state, municipal and e-Rate-eligible employees should consider any applicable rules relating to the acceptance and/or reporting of gifts.