Penton's International Wireless Communication Expo (IWCE) Conference Program Educates the Communications Technology Industry

Offers Five Days of Unparalleled Professional Development in March in Las Vegas

Nov 10, 2015, 09:00 ET from Penton

ATLANTA, Nov. 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Penton's International Wireless Communication Expo (IWCE), the premier annual event for communications technology professionals, unveiled the 2016 conference program, which offers five days of unparalleled professional development opportunities through keynote addresses, workshops, short courses and training. The conference program is presented through the IWCE's College of Technology, IWCE's Short Courses, ETA's Education Forum and IWCE's Network Infrastructure Forum. The event is scheduled to take place March 21-25, 2016 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. To register to attend, click here.

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"As part of our longstanding commitment to the communications technology ecosystem, we have an incredible lineup of speakers, topics and courses that address pressing business challenges," said Stacey Orlick, Director of Community and Conference Content. "We continue to listen to the needs of our audience to create a robust program that serves the diverse needs of industry professionals from government, military and public safety to utility, transportation and business enterprise."

The IWCE conference program is comprised of workshops, short courses and training providing the foundation for technology, operations, engineering and governance for communications technology networks, systems and services.

IWCE's College of Technology provides both introductory courses and technical workshops for any skill level or background. From fundamentals to in-depth training the workshops are presented in half-day or full-day formats on March 21, 22 and 25 in addition to 45 minute Power Sessions on March 21 and 22 focusing on specific case studies and overviews.

Short Courses offer a flexible way to take part in the conference program while attending the exhibit hall on March 23 and 24, as well as additional Short Courses on March 25. Information on infrastructure, system planning, next-generation networks, broadband, hardware, applications, spectrum optimization and interoperability are covered as well as special sessions for specific attendee groups, and regulatory updates from leading associations.  Short Courses tracks are FirstNet, Next-Generation Communications, Spectrum and Signal Optimization, Cybersecurity, Planning and Preparation, as well as dedicated industry session tracks for public safety, enterprise and critical infrastructure.

In addition, a Special Training class will be offered on the topic of "Radio Technologies for Connecting the Internet of Things" on March 21 and 22. 

The opening keynote will be presented by Curtis Levinson, Cybersecurity Advisor to NATO on March 23 at 9:00 a.m. He will discuss threats to the critical infrastructure, including power grids and communications systems across the globe and the adversaries that are targeting the U.S. with cyber attacks. He will also outline specific cybersecurity considerations for the communications-technology industry and provide practical actionable remediation—policies, procedures and technology—that can be implemented right now to help protect your valuable enterprise data and networks.

Donny Jackson, Editor, IWCE's Urgent Communications will moderate the general session, "Operating Parallel Networks – Managing LMR and LTE Simultaneously," on March 24 at 8:30 a.m. A panel, including Pat Mallon of LA-RICS and Charles Werner of Charlottesville, will examine what features broadband provides for non-critical and mission-critical voice usage, as well as for data usage and enabling interoperability between the two types of communications systems.

Government and association partners will present their latest initiatives at Town Hall Meetings. Participating organizations include DHS's Science and Technology Directorate, DHS's Office of Emergency Communications, NIST, NTIA, NPSTC and ETA. 

Speed Networking offers an opportunity for attendees to quickly connect one-on-one with each other and is held twice a day on March 21 and 22. Each round lasts 2-3 minutes for participants to exchange contact information and discuss why they are at IWCE. 

IWCE will also be co-located with ETA International's Education Forum and IWCE's Network Infrastructure Forum.

  • ETA International's Education Forum offers training in popular technology areas related to ETA certification, including Fiber 1-2-3, Line and Antenna Sweep, Interference Hunting, Distributed Antenna Systems, RFID, R56 and MCEI. For additional information, click here.
  • IWCE's Network Infrastructure Forum is presented by IWCE and AGL Media Group. It brings together the industry's wired and wireless players to examine the communications technology infrastructure March 22-24. Targeted to service providers, tower owners, public safety, government, utilities, and transportation professionals, the Forum will showcase the products and services vital to this communications infrastructure. Additional information can be found at:

New this year is IWCE's Super Pass, an all access pass to nearly everything at the show, including Exhibit Hall admission, access to IWCE's Network Infrastructure Forum education sessions and additional features such as a dedicated badge pick-up kiosk, a guaranteed seat at one Speed Networking session, VIP seating at the keynote addresses, access to the Priority Lounge, an on-site concierge and much more.

For additional information on IWCE and to sign up for email updates, visit Stay connected with us on Twitter, Facebook @iwceexpo and follow our IWCE company page on LinkedIn.

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Since 1977, the International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE) has been the authoritative annual event for communications technology professionals. IWCE features over 370 exhibitors showcasing the latest products and trends in the industry. Over 7,000 individuals attend from a diverse group of industry professionals including government/military, public safety, utility, transportation and business enterprise. IWCE 2016 will be held March 21-25, 2016 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV. For more information, visit

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Nadira Ramatally
Marketing Manager
Penton Public Infrastructure
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