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Welcome to IWCE 2021

We look forward to re-connecting with our community of critical communications professionals for four days of cutting-edge education and networking!

IWCE 2021 is open and we can't wait to welcome you!

After the past year, building and connecting our critical communications community is more important than ever before. We are delighted that IWCE is back, live and in-person! For the health and protection of delegates, exhibitors and staff, IWCE Expo aims to deliver the highest levels of hygiene and safety. You can read about health and safety measures at IWCE here.  For all key event timings, take a look at the Agenda-at-a-Glance. 

Have fun re-connecting with your critical communications community! 

Download the Official IWCE 2021 Event App

The official event app is now available to all IWCE registered attendees, allowing you to access content, create a personalized event schedule and network with the largest gathering of critical communication leaders in the world! Register now to gain instant access to the event platform.

Health & Safety Measures at IWCE

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Guided by Informa AllSecure – a detailed set of measures developed collaboratively with industry associations, event organizers and venues, IWCE Expo aims to deliver the highest levels of hygiene and safety at its event, providing everyone with reassurance and confidence they are participating in a safe and controlled environment. Please read our safety and hygiene measures guests can expect.

Why Attend IWCE 2021?

For over 40 years the IWCE has been North America's premier critical communications event. It is the one place where critical communications technology professionals gather to evaluate, learn and network with industry leaders.  Our mission is to connect the Critical Communications ecosystem through education, networking and insights to help professionals leverage emerging technologies to create a safer, more efficient and more interconnected world.

What's In Store For IWCE 2021:

A comprehensive conference program offering four days of 150+ workshops, short courses, power sessions, and ETA training courses that provide unparalleled professional development opportunities

A bustling exhibit hall with 250+ exhibitors designed to enhance your education by showcasing the latest products and trends - from accessories to communications networks and systems, devices, applications, software and much more

A unique opportunity to participate in over 35 hours of networking with global thought leaders and key decision-makers from all sectors of the critical communications ecosystem-including government, public safety, utilities, transportation, professional services and the dealer community

Special Events that take place during the week including Keynote Addresses,  Town Hall Meetings and the Networking Reception

IWCE Headliners

With a 40+ year history of bringing together the brightest minds and change makers in the industry, IWCE is known for its power-packed lineup. At the 2021 show, you’ll have the opportunity to meet and hear from some of the most prominent and innovative leaders in communications technology. They will be discussing the newest trends, challenges and solutions in the world of critical communications.

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Nicole Perlroth

Cybersecurity Journalist, The New York Times

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Ed Parkinson

CEO, FirstNet Authority

Alison Kahn, Electronics Engineer, Public Safety Communications Research, NIST | CTL

Alison Kahn

Electronics Engineer, Public Safety Communications Research, NIST | CTL

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Morgan O'Brien

Co-founder of Nextel | Entrepreneur | Wireless Innovator

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Tyrell Morris

Executive Director, Orleans Parish Communication District

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Walt Magnussen

Director, Texas A&M University ITEC

Can't Make IWCE 2021 In-Person?

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Giving you access to all of the keynote sessions, 30 hours of recorded content, unlimited messaging & virtual meetings with all IWCE attendees & sponsors and so much more...!

Get your copy of the Attendee Brochure

Everything you need to know about IWCE 2021, all in one place

Featuring handpicked highlights and unmissable dates for your calendar, the Attendee Brochure is here to help you get the most out of IWCE 2021 so you can start planning your trip today!


IWCE 2021 Attendee Brochure

Exploring Current Industry Topics

IWCE 2021’s robust conference program will be comprised of modern critical communications topics such as:

  • 5G, Infrastructure & Connectivity
  • 911 & Emergency Communications
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Augmented Reality (AR) / Virtual Reality (VR)
  • Cloud
  • Disaster Comms
  • Drones / Robotics
  • FirstNet
  • Funding
  • In-Building Wireless
  • Interoperability & Interworking
  • IoT
  • LMR
  • Private LTE/Utilities
  • Public Safety Broadband
  • Push-to-Talk & Future of Voice
  • Satellite
  • Security
  • Smart Cities & Critical Infrastructure

*Topics subject to change. Please check back periodically for updates. 

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IWCE Brands

About Our Brands

IWCE is built with the bright minds behind our media arm, Urgent Communications, and our research arm, Omdia - specifically our Omdia Public Safety & Critical Communications team. All three of us are powered by our parent company, Informa Tech - one of the largest media, events, training and research businesses in the world. 

What Attendees Are Saying

"IWCE is a great opportunity to network with peers, customers and vendors, attend continuing education sessions, view emerging technologies and products and also have a great deal of fun!"

— Michael Rohrbacher
State of New Mexico, Engineer

"I view IWCE as the best place to meet with peers and with wireless communications vendors. I had the opportunity to meet with several vendors I currently use as well as new vendors I am interested in working with. Great event!"

— Rick Brown
Pima County, Manager, Wireless