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Safer Buildings Coalition Wireless Tech & Policy Summit
National Housing Center
1201 15th Street NW
Washington, DC 20005
United States
Wednesday, May 24, 2023, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST
Category: Special Events

Safer Building Coalition Wireless Tech & Policy Summit

Bringing together Industry Tech Leaders and Policy Leaders to talk about the opportunities and challenges found at the intersection of wireless policy and wireless technology.


  • Brendan Carr – FCC Commissioner

  • Jim Bugel - President, FirstNet and Public Safety, AT&T [Fireside chat format]

Preliminary Agenda

Wednesday, May 24 – 8am to 5pm

  • Exhibit Hall open 7:30a to 5:00p
  • Networking Breakfast in Exhibit Hall 8:00a to 9:00a
  • Welcome – Chief Alan Perdue – SBC – 9:00a to 9:05a
  • Fireside Chat 9:05a to 9:25a – with Jim Bugel - President, FirstNet and Public Safety, AT&T

    • Moderator - Seth Buechley, SBC Founder, President, Cathedral Consulting

Morning Conference Sessions:

  • PROPERTY OWNERS: In-Building Wireless Coverage Imperative – 9:25a to 10:05a
    • The In-Building Wireless Dead Zone Problem 
    • Industry Current State
    • Regulatory Mandates
    • Building Owner Concerns and Best Practices: The Master Infrastructure Plan 
    • Workforce Competency - Who is Competent?
    • Adding Cellular to the in-building mix
  • How will we use 4.9GHz and 6GHz? 10:05a to 10:45a
    • Policy Update
    • Public Safety and In-Building implications and opportunities
    • How will 4.9 and 6 GHz drive tech innovation
  • AM Break in Exhibit Hall – 10:45a to 11:15a
  • User Equipment Evolution – 11:15a to 11:55a
    • Policy update
    • Direct Mode
    • HPUE
    • Hybrid Handsets
    • Satellite to Mobile
  • Networking Lunch Break in Exhibit Hall – 12p to 1p
  • Afternoon Keynote: FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr  1:05p to 1:25p

Afternoon Conference Sessions:

  • School Safety and Wireless Communications – 1:25p to 2:05p
    • How can in-building help keep our communities safer?
    • Case Studies – After action report Discussion
    • The role of comms in school safety
    • Legislative Update
  • PM Break in Exhibit Hall - 2:05p to 2:25p
  • Noise and Interference in PS and Cellular Comms: Are networks at risk? 2:25p to 3:05p
    • Do FCC Part 20 and Part 90 rules need a refresh?
    • Do consumer and 
    • Tools and strategies?
    • Is it time to up our maintenance and monitoring game?
    • Interference prevention and mitigation
  • Broadband Infrastructure Funding – 3:05p to 3:45p
    • Legislative Update and Overview
    • Major agency projects ready to go!
    • Working with federal programs
  • Closing Remarks: 3:45p to 3:55p
  • Closing Networking Reception in Exhibit Hall - 3:55p to 5:00p