SBC In-Building Wireless Tech & Policy Summit: An Essential Event for Every Stakeholder in SBC’s Mission

Don't Miss this Essential Networking and Educational Event - Early Bird Pricing Still Available! 


Posted on April 22, 2024

The SBC In-Building Wireless Tech and Policy Summit is where Industry Tech Leaders and Policy Leaders convene to talk about the opportunities and challenges found at the intersection of wireless policy and wireless technology. Specifically, how do changes in policy and regulations impact technology roadmaps, and how does tech innovation drive policy?


In-Building Wireless Tech & Policy Summit Speakers


  • Anna Gomez - FCC Commissioner 
  • Jim Bugel - President, FirstNet and Public Safety, AT&T 
  • Lori Alhadeff - Co-Founder, Make Our Schools Safe 


  • Preston Marshall - Director of Wireless Standards and Policy at Google - Chairman, OnGo (CBRS) Alliance - CoChair of Spectrum Sharing Committee at Winnforum
  • Patrick Halley - President and Chief Executive Officer, Wireless Infrastructure Association (WIA)
  • Jeff Johnson - Executive Director, Western Fire Chiefs / Former Vice-Chair, FirstNet 
  • Steve Devine – Chief Technology Officer – APCO
  • Mark Fletcher - VP Public Safety, 911 Inform / NE Regional Director, NENA
  • Many More... 


Registration for the event is open — and you can save 25% on regular ticket price through noon on May 1st. 

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The opportunity to engage, network, participate, and hear from the top experts in the field is one that should not be missed. At the summit, you will certainly engage with SBC members and stakeholders you’ve met before, but the Summit pushes the boundaries and extends the scope of the in-building discussion to cover these essential areas:

  • School Safety and Alyssa’s Law initiatives across the US that are rewriting in-building connectivity requirements in schools
  • 9-1-1 Inside Call to Action: This is a bold Safer Buildings Coalition Call to Action - Setting the expectation that calls and texts to emergency services initiated from inside buildings should always get through, with clarity and accurate location. We have adopted the rallying cry: 9-1-1 Inside. 
  • Building a Wireless Workforce: A Scalable, Competent, and Credentialled wireless workforce cannot happen without changes to policy and a commitment to change – are you ready?
  • In-Building Wireless Tech in need of Urgent Improvement: Noise, interference, illegal deployments, costs, and ill-defined processes and major headwinds in solving for in-building wireless dead zone. Where do we go next?   
  • A View from the Top: Top Wireless Industry Executive participate in a candid exploration of the current and future state of the wireless industry, including Cellular, Private Networks, Public Safety, FirstNet, and more

 The format of the Summit is structured around three main objectives: 

  • Policy Impact: Getting the key messages to regulators and lawmakers on their turf to drive constructive wireless and workforce policy 
  • Technology Impact: Charting the future for industry CTOs, inventors, product leaders, and investors to target innovation resources where they are most needed and will find the most opportunity
  • Wireless Community Engagement: Through frequent and structured networking, ensure all stakeholders have plenty of time to discover, meet, talk, inspire, and set the table for continued conversations with the most influential people in the wireless ecosystem 

School Safety Takes Center Stage

This year we place a special emphasis on School Safety and the role of wireless communications in making schools and colleges safer.

  • Colleges are decommissioning the “blue light kiosks” under the assumption that everyone has a cell phone and that they work everywhere – do they?
  • The after-action reports for school shootings – all the way back to Columbine in 1999 – tell us that poor radio and cell communications hampered emergency response - what is the current state of school wireless tech and policy? Where do we need to go?
  • Placing a focus on Alyssa’s Law.... Legislation that has already passed in some states, is proposed in more, and at the fed level HB 4999, introduced by Congressman Josh Gottheimer.

Alyssa’s Law is critical legislation addressing the issue of law enforcement response time when a life-threatening emergency occurs because time equals life. The law calls for the installation of silent panic alarms that are directly linked to law enforcement, so in case of any emergency they will get on the scene as quickly as possible, take down a threat and triage any victims. Alyssa's Law is named for Alyssa Alhadeff who was 14 when she died in the Feb. 14, 2018, shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL. The law has been enacted in five states where schools are required to have silent alarms that connect directly to local law enforcement. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT ALYSSA'S LAW.  

To lead off our discussion of school safety and Alyssa's Law, we are honored to have Alyssa's mother Lori Aldaheff, co-founder of Make Our Schools Safe In their grief over the loss of Alyssa, Lori and her husband Ilan Alhadeff founded MAKE OUR SCHOOLS SAFE (MOSS) so that no other parent has to endure the pain they live with.

Make your plans to attend

Last year’s summit was eye-opening. Never before had SBC been able to attract an audience this diverse and influential to the cause of in-building wireless. This year will be even better. Do not miss this opportunity.


2024 In-Building Wireless Tech & Policy Summit

June 6th, 2024
National Housing Center 

1202 15th St NW #400
Washington, DC 20005

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SBC Summit 2024