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Call for Speakers

The Call for Speakers deadline has passed. If you would like to submit a speaker for late consideration, please email with the speaker's name, title, organization, bio and email as well as a brief description of the topic on which he or she would like to present. 
Thank you for your interest in IWCE!


Who We Are

IWCE connects the critical communications ecosystem through education, networking and insights to help professionals leverage the evolving technologies to create a safer, more efficient and more interconnected world. 

The critical communications ecosystem is the system in which critical information -- data, voice, video – travels over networks to command centers/decision makers; how that information is stored, analyzed; then how actionable information is returned back out into the field. It must be secure and available 365/24-7 under any condition no matter how adverse. 

Be a Thought Leader at IWCE 2020!

IWCE is looking for dynamic speakers with great stories and insights about what's new and relevant in the world of communications technology to present at IWCE 2020, taking place March 30-April 3, 2020 at the Las Vegas Convention Center South Halls in Las Vegas, NV.

Submission Guidelines:

What We Are Looking For…. 

Timely, relevant, future-thinking insights, research, trends and educational topics that are driving the communications technology industry. IWCE’s attendees come from all levels of state, local and federal government; public safety organizations such as law enforcement, fire, EMS, 911/PSAPs; critical infrastructure such as transportation, utilities and healthcare and various types of enterprises.

Topics areas include (note these are not tracks, but overall topic areas):

Industry trends

Public-safety broadband/FirstNet

Critical-infrastructure/enterprise broadband—public and private systems

Business Critical Technologies – operational, usage, benefits

Land Mobile Radio (LMR)—public-safety, CII and enterprise

4G/5G Wireless--Long Term Evolution (LTE)/Wi-Fi/WiMAX

Network densification/Small cells

In-building coverage—DAS/BDA

Backhaul/Fronthaul—Fiber, microwave, satellite, etc.

Deployable networks—Vehicles/Flying COWs/Carrying cases/Backpacks

Mission-Critical Push-to-Talk (MCPTT)

PTT over Cellular (PoC)

CBRS/Private LTE Networks

Drones/Unmanned Vehicles

Wireless Sites and Towers/Network Infrastructure Forum

Call Center/Dispatch—On-premise/Cloud-based


Computer-Aided Dispatch (CAD)

Location-based services (LBS)/Mapping—GPS/GIS

Internet of Things (IoT)/Internet of Life Saving Things (IoLST)

Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality


Application Development

Edge Computing

Data Storage--Big Data/Cloud/Fog

Smart/Safe Cities

Analytics—Data, Video and Voice

Technology Reviews, including LTE, 5G, P25, NXDN, TETRA, DMR, etc.

Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAVs)

Network Resiliency/Availability

Hardening/Physical Security

Power—Batteries/Generators/Fuel Cell/Solar/Wind

Planning and Preparation for Communication Systems

Network Interoperability and Integration

Hybrid/Heterogeneous networks (HetNets)

IT and Comms Integration

System Management/Maintenance


Case Studies and Best Practices

Frequency coordination

Spectrum and Signal Optimization

Test & Measurement/Coverage Analysis

Product distribution/Channel marketing

Regulatory and policy discussions

Young Professionals Mentoring

Women in Critical Communications

IWCE will also host a special section on Mission Critical Technologies, addressing the global public safety market’s need to be quicker, smarter and more efficient at keeping citizens safe. Topics include:

  • Unmanned and Automated Tech
  • Wearables
  • Command and Control

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: August 21, 2019 August 27, 2019


  • Free admission to the show including access to all workshops and short courses
  • Exposure for you and your company - speak before hundreds of your industry peers
  • Extensive publicity - the IWCE conference promotes you, your company and your presentation to its attendees through a vast promotional campaign
  • An opportunity to contribute to IWCE’s sister publication IWCE’s Urgent Communications
  • A great chance to network with peers and to view the latest products
  • Please note that depending on your business type, your speaking slot may be linked to a sponsorship package so if you are interested in finding out more, contact the sales team.


  • Don’t submit pitches/PR sessions promoting your firm or product. 
  • Please complete the proposal form as thoroughly as possible. 
  • If you are suggesting a panel of participants but have not gotten full commitments from individuals, you may put job titles and organizations in the methodology section to indicate the types of panelists who will be invited to the discussion.
  • Proposals may be grouped with other like topics to provide a broader viewpoint from several sources within a session or workshop.
  • Topics and speakers are selected based on overall relevance to IWCE’s audience.

Please direct any questions to Stacey Orlick, Conference Director, at or 913.944.2428.