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FirstNet board members and managers regularly speak at tradeshows, conferences and other events to engage with key stakeholders: first responders, the wider public safety community, state and local governments, tribes, utilities, wireless operators, technology standards bodies and wireless device and equipment manufacturers. Below is a list of past and upcoming events. This list is not exhaustive and subject to change often. Content from some of these events is downloadable.

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Q2 2014 Speaking Events

Oregon Telecommunications Association and
Washington Indepdendent Telecommunications Association
Joint Annual Meeting
Stevenson, WA
Victoria Lee
May 20, 2014

National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO)
DC Fly-In
Washington, DC
TJ Kennedy
May 7, 2014

Government Information Technology Executive Council
2014 Summit
Baltimore, MD
TJ Kennedy
May 5, 2014

ConnectME Authority
2014 Municipal Technology Conference
South Portland, ME
Kevin McGinnis
May 1, 2014

Chatham Emergency Management Agency (Chatham County/Savannah, GA)
Chatham County Hurricane Conference
Savannah, GA
Amanda Hilliard
April 22, 2014

Minnesota Department of Public Safety
2014 Interoperability Conference
St. Cloud, MN
TJ Kennedy
April 15, 2014

 

Q1 2014 Speaking Events

Competitive Carriers Association (CCA)
Spring Expo
San Antonio, TX
TJ Kennedy
March 28, 2013

International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE)
Las Vegas, NV
Bill D'Agostino, TJ Kennedy, Jeff Johnson, Chuck Dowd
March 26-27, 2014

AGL (Above Ground Level) Media Group
AGL Conference
Nashville, TN
Ed Parkinson
March 20, 2014

Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA)
Homeland Security Conference
Washington, DC
Richard Reed
March 10, 2014

National League of Cities (NLC)
Congressional City Conference
Washington, DC
TJ Kennedy and Richard Reed
March 9-12, 2014

EMS World
Redline Executive Summit
Orlando, FL
Kevin McGinnis
March 6, 2014

Edison Electric Institute
Chief Information Officers Executive Advisory Committee Meeting
Washihngton, DC
Dave Buchanan
March 5, 2014

National Association of State EMS Officials (NASEMSO)
Mid-year meeting
Orlando, FL
Kevin McGinnis
March 4, 2014

National Association of Counties (NACo)
Legislative Conference
Washington, DC
Ed Parkinson
March 1, 2014

California Foundation for the Economy and the Environment
ICT Leadership Conference
Napa, CA
Jeff Johnson
February 28, 2014

Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO)
Emerging Technology Forum
Orlando, FL
Richar Reed and Jeff Bratcher
February 27, 2014

National States Geographic Information Council (NSGIC)
Midyear Meeting
Annapolis, MD
Richard Reed
February 26, 2014

Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO)
Public Safety Mobile Application Security Workshop
Orlando, FL
Jeff Bratcher
February 25, 2014

National Tribal Telecommunications Association (NTTA)
Third Annual Tribal Telecom and Technology Summit
Phoenix, AZ
Kevin McGinnis
February 12, 2014

Alaska Department of Health and Human Services
Governor's Alaska Council on Emergency Medical Services Spring Meeting
Juneau, AK
Kevin McGinnis
February 6, 2014

American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)
Utilities Accomodation and Safety Technical Council
Webinar
Richard Reed
February 5, 2014

InterAgency Board
IAB Meeting
Arlington, VA
TJ Kennedy
February 5, 2014

California First Responder Network (CalFRN)
Board Meeting
Sacramento, CA
Ed Parkinson
February 5, 2014

NTCA-The Rural Broadband Association
Rural Telecom Industry Meeting & Expo
San Antonio, TX
Bill D'Agostino
February 4, 2014

Major Cities Chief Association (MCCA)
Winter Meeting
Houston, TX
Chuck Dowd
February 4, 2014

Governors Homeland Security Advisors Council
2014 Winter Meeting
Washington, DC
Teri Takai and TJ Kennedy
January 30, 2014

International Municipal Signal Association (IMSA) and
National Public Safety Telecommunication Council (NPSTC)
IMSA Public Safety Communications Stakeholders Forum/
NPSTC Governing Board meeting
Orlando, FL
Kevin McGinnis and Michael Dame (NTIA)
January 29-30

National Sheriffs Association (NSA)
Winter Conference
Washington, DC
TJ Kennedy, Ed Parkinson, Paul Fitzgerald and Michael Dame (NTIA)
January 23, 2014

Major County Sheriffs Association
Annual Winter Meeting
Washington, DC
TJ Kennedy
January 21, 2014

National Association of Counties (NACo)
Online Webinar
TJ Kennedy, Ed Parkinson and Mike Dame (NTIA)
January 16, 2014

IJIS Institute National Symposium
Arlington, VA
Chuck Dowd
January 16, 2014

Mid-Atlantic Consortium for Interoperable Nationwide Advanced Communications
MACINAC Public Safety Broadband Workshop
Rehoboth, DE
Ed Parkinson and Mike Dame (NTIA)
January 15, 2014

AT&T Public Safety Hackathon
Las Vegas, NV
Jeff Johnson and Ed Parkinson
January 4, 2014 

  

Q4 2013 Speaking Events

International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE) and Urgent Communications "Virtual Tradeshow" Webinar
Bill D’Agostino, TJ Kennedy and Chuck Dowd
December 5, 2013

FBI Criminal Justice Information Services Division
Advisory Policy Board
Atlanta, GA
Bill D'Agostino
December 4, 2013

Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO)
Emerging Technology Forum
Boston, MA
Kevin McGinnis
December 4, 2013

National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG)
Fall Meeting
New Orleans, LA
TJ Kennedy and Ed Parkinson
December 4, 2013

Canadian Interoperability Technology Interest Group (CITIG)
Canadian Public Safety Interoperability Workshop
Vancouver, BC
Kevin McGinnis
November 25-26, 2013

LTE North America 2013
Dallas, TX
Bill D'Agostino
November 22, 2013

Politico event on emergency and disaster response
Washington, DC
TJ Kennedy
November 19, 2013

NTCA - The Rural Broadband Association and
the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA)
Emergency Preparedness Summit
Washington, DC
Tim Bryan
November 18, 2013

Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR)
Public Safety Broadband Research and Development (R&D) Roadmap Workshop
Boulder, CO
Bill D'Agostino and TJ Kennedy
November 13-15, 2013

American Petroleum Institute Telecommunications Subcommittee
Fall Meeting
Houston TX
November 14, 2013
TJ Kennedy and Tim Bryan
November 14, 2013

White House
2013 Tribal Nations Conference
Washington, DC
Kevin McGinnis
November 13, 2013

California 911 Advisory Board
Advisory Board Meeting
Sacramento, CA
Jeff Johnson
November 13, 2013

MIT and Boston Police Department
Symposium on Hometown Security: Safety Through Technology
Boston, MA
Chuck Dowd and Ed Parkinson
November 7, 2013

National Association of State 9-1-1 Administrators (NASNA)
Fall Meeting
Albuquerque, NM
Ed Parkinson
November 5, 2013

Discover the Real West Virginia Foundation
West Virginia Broadband 2013 Summit
Morgantown, W VA
Bill Casey
November 4, 2013

Oregon Connections Telecommunications Conference
Hood River, OR
Jeff Johnson
October 25, 2013

Oregon Chapter of APCO-NENA (Association of Public Safety Communications Officials and National Emergency Number Association)
Training Conference
Sunriver, OR
Jeff Johnson
October 24, 2013

New York State 9-1-1 Coordinators Association
Fall Meeting
Canandaigua, NY
Chuck Dowd
October 24, 2013

Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA)
Luncheon Meeting
Washington, DC
TJ Kennedy
October 23, 2013

International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)
Annual Conference and Expo
Philadelphia, PA
Chuck Dowd
October 19-23, 2013

Association of State Criminal Investigative Agencies
Fall Conference
Philadelphia, PA
Chuck Dowd
October 18, 2013

Major Cities Chiefs Association (MCCA)
Fall Meeting
Philadelphia, PA
Chuck Dowd
October 17-19, 2013

National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO)
Annual Conference
Philadelphia, PA
Jeff Johnson and Steve Fletcher (NTIA)
October 15, 2013

New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness
Annual Homeland Security Conference
West Long Branch, NJ
Jeff Johnson
October 10, 2013

Arkansas Wireless Information Network (AWIN)
Arkansas Interoperability Conference
Little Rock, AR
Ed Parkinson
October 10, 2013

Professional LTE & Spectrum Management Forum
London
Dereck Orr (PSCR)
October 9-10, 2013

PCIA - The Wireless Infrastructure Association
2013 Wireless Infrastructure Show
Hollywood, FL
Bill D'Agostino
October 9, 2013

West Virginia Statewide Interoperable Radio Network (SIRN)
2013 West Virginia Statewide Interoperable Radio Conference
Kingwood, WV
TJ Kennedy
October 8, 2013

National Sheriffs Association
Committee of State Presidents and Executive Directors Fall Meeting
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
Paul Fitzgerald and Bill D'Agostino
October 7

Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA)
Annual Conference
Washington, DC
Kevin McGinnis
October 7, 2013

 

Q3 2013 Speaking Events

Fire Apparatus Manufacturers’ Association (FAMA) and Fire and Emergency Manufacturers and Services Association (FEMSA)
Joint Fall Meeting
Tampa, FL
Jeff Johnson
September 26, 2013

National League of Cities
Public Safety and Crime Prevention Steering Committee Meeting
Savannah, GA
Ed Parkinson
September 25, 2013

Intrado Mobility Summit
Vail, CO
Sue Swenson
September 24-25, 2013

California Fire Chiefs Association
Annual Conference
Sacramento, CA
Jeff Johnson
September 24, 2013

National Association of State EMS Officials (NASEMSO)
Annual Meeting
Nashville, TN
Kevin McGinnis
September 19, 2013

Western Energy Institute
Joint Use Conference
Seattle, WA
Jeff Johnson
September 19

National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA)
Annual Conference
Orlando, FL
Ed Reynolds
September 17, 2013

Funding, Discovery and Monetization Conference
San Diego, CA
Bill D'Agostino
September 12, 2013

National Association of Justice Information Sharing (NAJIS)
Annual Conference
San Diego, CA
Chuck Dowd
September 11, 2013

EMS World Expo
Las Vegas, NV
Kevin McGinnis
September 11, 2013

National Association of State Technology Directors (NASTD) 
National Conference
Charleston, SC
Ed Renolds
Presentation
August 27, 2013

Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO)
Annual Conference
Anaheim, CA
Bill D'Agostino, Sam Ginn and Jeff Johnson
August 20-21, 2013

Industry Council for Emergency Response Technologies (iCERT)
Annual Meeting
San Diego, CA
Sue Swenson
August 16, 2013

Fraternal Order of Police
National Biennial Conference
Cincinnati, OH
Chuck Dowd
August 16, 2013

International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) 
Fire Rescue International Conference
Chicago, IL
Jeff Johnson
August 14, 2013

Industry Council for Emergency Response Technologies (iCERT)
Webinar
Jeff Johnson
August 14, 2013

Northwest Tribal Emergency Management Council  (NWTEMC)
Emergency Preparedness Conference
Airway Heights, WA
Kevin McGinnis
August 14, 2013

Southwest Border Communications Working Group
Summer Meeting
San Diego, CA
Sue Swenson
August 8, 2013

National Association of Counties (NACo)
Annual Conference
Fort Worth, TX
Wellington Webb
July 22, 2013

 

Q2 2013 Speaking Events

LTE World Summit
Amsterdam
Emil Olbrich (National Institute of Standards and Technology - NIST)
June 26, 2013

National Congress of American Indians (NCAI)
Midyear Conference
Reno, NV
Kristi Wilde
June 25, 2013

Utilities Telecom Council (UTC)
700 Megahertz Workshop
Washington, DC
Teri Takai
June 21, 2013

US Conference of Mayors (USCM)
Annual Conference
Las Vegas, NV
Wellington Webb
June 21, 2013

New York State Wireless Association
Annual Conference
New York, NY
Chuck Dowd
June 14, 2013

Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Standards (ATIS)
Board Meeting
Washington, DC
Ed Reynolds
Presentation
June 14, 2013

Southeast Association of Telecommunications Officers & Advisors (SEATOA)
Online Webinar
Ed Reynolds
June 11, 2013

Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) Program
Public Safety Broadband Stakeholder Meeting
Westminster, CO
Craig Farrill, Jeff Johnson
Sam Ginn, Keynote Address
Bill D'Agostino, Remarks
Peters Suh, Presentation
John Saboe, Presentation
Peter Reed, Presentation
Tony Chadney. Presentation
June 4-6, 2013

Major Cities Chiefs Association (MCCA) 
Summer Meeting
Dallas, TX
Chuck Dowd
Presentation
May 30, 2013

Washington State Fire Chiefs Association
Annual Conference
Yakima, WA
Jeff Johnson
May 22, 2013

Technology Association of Georgia
Georgia Public Safety Conference & Expo
Duluth, GA
Ed Reynolds
Presentation
May 21, 2013

Utilities Telecom Council (UTC)
Annual Conference
Houston, TX
Tim Bryan
Presentation
May 16, 2013

Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO)
Public Safety Broadband Summit
Washington, DC
Chuck Dowd, Steve Fletcher (NTIA)
Presentation
May 13-14, 2013

Congressional Fire Services Institute
Seminar
Washington, DC
Jeff Johnson
May 8, 2013

National 911 Program
Online Webinar
Chuck Dowd
Presentation
May 8, 2013

Minnesota Department of Public Safety
2013 Interoperability Conference
St. Cloud, MN
Kevin McGinnis
May 7, 2013

Department of Homeland Security SAFECOM and National Council of Statewide Interoperability Coordinators (NCSWIC)
Online Webinar
Bill D’Agostino, Kevin McGinnis
May 1

National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO)
Midyear Conference and DC Fly-in
Washington, DC
Jeff Johnson, Craig Farrill
May 1  

Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA)
Spring Policy Summit
Cambridge, MD
Kevin McGinnis
April 20, 2013

Competitive Carriers Association (CCA) 
Global Expo
New Orleans, LA
Sue Swenson
Presentation
April 17, 2013

PCIA - The Wireless Infrastructure Association
Washington, DC
Tim Bryan
Presentation
April 11, 2013

Metropolitan Fire Chiefs
2013 Conference
Phoenix, AZ
Jeff Johnson
April 9, 2013

Wireless Internet Service Provider Association (WISPA)
WISP 2013 Conference
Cincinnati, OH
Ed Reynolds
April 4, 2013

 

Q1 2013 Speaking Events

Emergency Information Infrastructure Project
EMForum.org
Online Webinar
Kevin McGinnis
March 27, 2013

Southeast Association of Telecommunications Officers & Advisors (SEATOA)
Annual Conference
Charlotte, NC
Ed Reynolds
March 22, 2013

International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE)
Las Vegas, NV
Jeff Johnson,  Chuck Dowd, Kevin McGinnis
March 13-14, 2013

National Association of State Technology Directors (NASTD)
Southern Regional Seminar
Orlando, FL
Ed Reynolds
March 5, 2013

National Association of Counties (NACo)
Legislative Conference
Washington, DC
Paul Fitzgerald
March 3, 2013

US Conference of Mayors (USCM) 
Leadership Meeting
Washington, DC
Wellington Webb
March 1, 2013

National Governors Association (NGA)
Winter Meeting
Washington, DC
Sam Ginn
February 23, 2013

Connect Iowa
Online Webinar
Paul Fitzgerald
February 21, 2013

Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO)
Emerging Technology Forum
Anaheim, CA
Kevin McGinnis, Craig Farrill
January 31, 2013

Governors Homeland Security Advisors Council (National Governors Association – NGA)
Annual Meeting
Glynco, GA
Ed Reynolds
January 30, 2013

National Sheriffs Association (NSA)
Winter Conference
Washington, DC
Paul Fitzgerald
Feb. 1, 2013

Major County Sheriffs Association (MCSA) and Major Cities Chiefs Association (MCCA)
Joint Winter Meeting
Washington, DC
Chuck Dowd, Paul Fitzgerald
January 28-29, 2013

Wireless Innovation Forum
SDR WInnComm 2013 Conference
Washington, DC
Kevin McGinnis
January 10, 2012

National Telecommunications Cooperative Association (NTCA)
Online Webinar
Tim Bryan
January 9, 2013

 

2012 Speaking Events

International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE) and Urgent Communications
Online Webinar
Chuck Dowd, Tim Bryan
December 12, 2012