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Conference Overview

IWCE 2018 Conference

IWCE is once again excited to present a week's worth of educational opportunities from March 5-9, 2018, including three co-located conferences. IWCE's five-day conference program provides the entire spectrum of education that you need to learn new technologies, keep up with the latest industry changes and trends and do your job more efficiently. Comprised of Workshops, Power Sessions, and Short Courses, it is the most comprehensive program the communications technology industry. View the full schedule or search by topic/day.

Conference tracks will cover the following topics:

College of Technology

Develop new skills and further your career! IWCE's College of Technology provides both introductory courses and technical workshops for any skill level or background. Whether you need fundamentals, just to brush up on what's new or are looking for in-depth training, there are numerous options to meet your needs.

  • Workshops (Monday and Tuesday) cover a variety of topics across all of our conference tracks, including FirstNet, cybersecurity, 5G and LTE, project 25, radio inteference, NG911, disaster communications, smart cities and mission critical push-to-talk.
  • Power sessions (Monday and Tuesday)are 45-minute punches of information on a single topic. Typically presented by one speaker, these shorter sessions before and after lunch include case studies, reviews, regulatory and funding discussions.

Short Courses

These 75-minute sessions take place on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and offer a flexible way for you to take part of the conference program while still having time to attend the exhibit hall on Wednesday and Thursday. Learn valuable information from panelists on infrastructure, system planning, next-generation networks, broadband,hardware, applications, spectrum optimization and interoperability. View the full agenda.

Purchase a short course package to access sessions on all three days. Limited on time? Consider a One-Day package to attend any type of educational session on any day you choose. Upgrade to the Premium Pass and you can mix and match short courses, power sessions and workshops from all five days of programming. View all registration packages


Executive Discussions
Less technical and more high-level. Select this type of session if you are upper management or another other decision makers to understand the needs behind the technical assessments.

Specialty Sessions
There are two Specialty Sessions in this year's program:
"Women of Wireless Workshop" and "Attracting Millennials to a Rewarding Career in Wireless." You can choose a Tuesday One-Day Package to attend these important discussions, or register for a Premium Package.

IWCE en Español
Martes, 6 de marzo
En estas sesiones, escucharan a los presentadores hablar sobre varios temas en español. Las sesiones son gratuitas para todos los asistentes.

Special Events

All Conference attendees also receive admission to special events including the Keynote Addresses, General Session and Town Hall Meetings.

Exhibit Hall

Continue your education by taking some time to visit the Exhibit Hall featuring over 400 exhibitors showcasing the latest products and trends in the industry. The Exhibit Hall is open Wednesday from 10 am - 5:30 pm and Thursday from 10 am - 5 pm.

Co-Located Events

IWCE's Network Infrastructure Forum

IWCE's Network Infrastructure Forum is growing and now offers five-days of sessions showcasing network connectivity and coverage. From the tower and antenna to the individual and machines, these conference topics will provide the understanding, products and services to assure that your network is always connected, always on.

ETA's Education Forum

ETA International and IWCE are proud to partner once again. ETA International provides training through outside vendors in popular technology areas related to ETA certification. Following each training class, ETA will provide opportunities to test in each area. In addition, a series of short courses organized by ETA will take place on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. For more information, visit