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November 4 & 5, 2020
Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel, Arlington, VA,

IWCE's In-Building Forum

The Safety and Connectivity Imperative

IWCE, North America's premier critical communications event, introduces the only dedicated conference that delves into the most pertinent topics surrounding the public safety issue of in-building connectivity.


Everyday, situations arise that require critical communication exchange. In this era of enhanced connectivity and with the market for in-building wireless solutions gaining momentum, the need for reliable, redundant, secure communications is paramount.

Wireless signals don't always penetrate the farthest reaches of indoor space, but when it's an emergency, you will need to know that calls are going to go through, whether it's to first responders or among them. It's Public Safety and the public's safety, as this event examines the importance of effective in-building communications for both public safety and the citizens they serve. This, in turn, makes for smarter buildings and safer cities.

This event will connect you with stakeholders in the in-building wireless deployment including emergency communication professionals, city leaders, building owners and carriers. The densely-packed agenda covers the most current discussions in in-building advancements, including connectivity, location accuracy, first responder communications and cybersecurity.

Why Attend?

Learn from Leaders
You'll be in good company hearing from industry leaders in public safety, government, carriers, building owners and other stakeholders to stay ahead of the curve
Expand Network
If you're here to network, we don't disappoint. This event will deliver unmatched opportunities to forge new connections in the critical communication ecosystem
Come Together
Gather as a community to navigate the transformation together, with opportunities to showcase products & services
Contribute to Society
Help build safer cities amongst the brightest minds and the change makers at this unique event
Varied Learning
The format of education is mixed throughout the agenda to keep you engaged including presentations, panels, case studies, debates and networking!
Ideation & Insights
When you group market leaders, startups and industry specialists together, creativity sparks!

Who Will You Meet?

Designed to bring together industry specific stakeholders, these are industry leaders and end-users you can expect to meet:

Carriers/ Operators
Building Owners
First Responders/ Public Safety
Critical Communications Providers
Transportation Specialists
Public Sector Workers
Local & State Government Leads
Safe City Planners
Engineers & Systems Integrators

Sessions to Expect

The Problem with Communicating Inside Buildings

Examine the issues with connectivity inside walls, windows, stairwells and warehouses. Discuss voice communications, data, notifications, alerts and location information as vital tools for connections needed for both everyday usage and in crisis situations.

Lets Get Technical

What are the Market Drivers for Indoor Coverage? Equipment and Tools Required

Smart Buildings Make Sense

Learn how smart buildings can assist public safety, what can improve network reliability and what privacy considerations you need to account for.

Who is Responsible for In-Building Coverage and Capacity?

Who is ultimately responsible for providing – and paying for – that coverage? Hear from industry experts.

Blurring the Lines:

How New Wireless Technologies are Transforming Public Safety

The Rules of Indoor Wireless Coverage

Examine what the rules mean, as well as other new initiatives, including FirstNet, potential FCC mandates, UL Listing Standards and CBRS rules

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Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel, Arlington, VA

900 South Orme Street, Arlington, VA 22204