Program 2021

Day 1: Tuesday November 2
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Introduction and keynote
1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. ECC Directors Roundtable
Moderated by Jay English, Chief Technology Officer, APCO International
Panelists TBD
Hear from the practitioners – directors of 9-1-1 centers – on what they need to achieve the vision of an advanced, broadband-enabled, emergency communications solution.
2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Tech Talks (2)
Portable Dispatch Platforms for First Responders
Shawn Harris, CCNA, Technical Sales Consultant, AT&T
Public Safety Grade = Vendor, Network, and Application Layer Diversity and Visibility
Ed Vea, Chief Technology Officer, NGA911
4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. APCO Legislative Updates
Mark Reddish, Senior Counsel and Manager of Government Relations, APCO International
APCO’s Senior Counsel will provide an update on key legislative developments impacting Emergency Communications Centers including the PROTECT 9-1-1 Act, 9-1-1 SAVES Act, and the Emergency Reporting Act.
Day 2: Wednesday, November 3
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. APCO Regulatory Updates
Mark Reddish, Senior Counsel and Manager of Government Relations, APCO International
APCO’s Senior Counsel will provide an overview of the public safety issues presently before the the Federal Communications Commission, including improvements to 9-1-1 location accuracy and outage notifications.
1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. Protecting Public Safety Spectrum
Mark Reddish, Senior Counsel and Manager of Government Relations, APCO International
This session will examine APCO’s efforts to protect public safety spectrum at the Federal Communications Commission and in federal court.
2:30 p.m.-3:30-pm Tech Talks (2) 
Emergency Telecommunicators Need Access to a Community AED Registry
Richard Price, Founder and President, PulsePoint Foundation and Fire Chief (ret.), San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District
TBD
RapidSOS
4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Public Safety Next Generation 9-1-1 Coalition Roundtable
Moderated by Mel Maier, Captain, Oakland County (MI) Sheriff’s Dept.
Panelists TBD
The Public Safety Next Generation 9-1-1 Coaltion is a diverse group of stakeholders representing public safety including 9-1-1, fire, emergency medical, and law enforcement professionals who are united behind legislative principles that address the needs and concerns of public safety. Learn about the Coalition’s efforts to pass legislation that enables a nationwide upgrade to Next Generation 9-1-1. 
Day 3: Thursday, November 4
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Updates from the Federal Communications Commission on Efforts to Improve Public Safety Communications
TBD
Hear from representatives of the Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau about the changing regulatory landscape for public safety communications.
1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. Updates from FirstNet on Efforts to Improve Public Safety Communications
TBD
FirstNet staff will be on hand to review recent achievements and describe what to expect in the coming new year for the FirstNet nationwide public safety broadband network.
2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Tech Talks
TBD
T-Mobile
9-1-1 Data Messaging: Connecting the Dots to Relevant, Actionable Data Resources
Alex Hamlin, Partner Program Manager, Intrado
4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Cybersecurity Risks for Public Safety Communications
Jay English, Chief Technology Officer, APCO International
An examination of the cybersecurity risk landscape, recent incidents and root causes, explanation of key elements of cybersecurity, and a discussion about sector-specific threats to ECCs and emergency communications.