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Connecting Critical Communications Professionals to Create a Safer, More Efficient and More Interconnected World

IWCE is the Premier Critical Communications Conference & Expo

IWCE 2021: Connecting Critical Communications

After the past year, building and connecting our critical communications community is more important than ever before. As we move towards recovery, IWCE is thrilled to bring you its 45th annual conference, with four-days of cutting-edge education for critical communications professionals. With that, we are excited to announce that IWCE 2021 will return to the Las Vegas Convention Center this September 27-30 with exhibits September 29-30.

IWCE has been hard at work over the past year to bring you the conference and education you have come to value and depend on. Check back periodically for new announcements and speaker information or sign up for our mailing list to be the first to know about key announcements.

Please note that conference attendees who paid to attend the IWCE 2020 live event will automatically have access to attend IWCE 2021 with a pass of equal value.

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 300+ 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

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 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 speaker lineup. IWCE 2021 will feature some of the most prominent leaders in communications technology, discussing the newest trends in critical communications. Here is a sample of pass visionaries we have had the honor of gracing our stage and from learning from. 

John Foley

Managing Director, Safer Buildings Coalition

Jeffrey Johnson

CEO, Western Fire Chiefs Association

Kenneth Rehbehn

Directing Analyst, Critical Communications, Omdia

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

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. 

Countdown to IWCE 2021