Emerging Technology Forum

November 4-5, 2014 | San Francisco

The Emerging Technology Forum is a two-day event created to meet the needs of public safety communications professionals who want an overview of technologies that are on the horizon. The landscape of public safety communications is ever-changing and the Emerging Technology Forum will get you up to speed on what you need to know.

Session topics will include:

  • Wireless 9-1-1 Location Accuracy
    Hear about the latest developments toward improving wireless 9-1-1 location accuracy, including for calls made from indoors.
  • Text-to-9-1-1
    In August, the FCC took action to extend availability of text-to-9-1-1 services. Learn about the specifics, how it impacts PSAPs, and what’s next.
  • Next Generation 9-1-1
    This session will provide an update on NG9-1-1, describe the potential issues and opportunities for PSAPs, and address the integration of NG9-1-1 systems and centers with other emerging technologies and services.
  • Mobile Apps
    Apps are already being used for public safety and emergency response. Hear how APCO is working with stakeholders to ensure development of the most effective apps possible.
  • FirstNet
    Get the latest information on the progress and future plans of FirstNet in its efforts to implement a nationwide, interoperable, public safety broadband network.
  • Cybersecurity
    Advanced communications networks, including FirstNet? and NG9-1-1 bring the promise of substantial benefit to the public safety community, but are also vulnerable to cyber threats. Get up to speed on the potential risks, what you can expect, and how to prepare.