Events

FirstNet CEO Michael Poth, Board Chairwoman Sue Swenson, President TJ Kennedy, Dave Buchanan, Ed Parkinson, Amanda Hilliard, Board Vice Chair Jeff Johnson

Public Safety Events

These are the public speaking engagements for FirstNet Board members and senior staff (information subject to change). If you are interested in having FirstNet deliver remarks at an upcoming conference, meeting, or special event, please complete a Speaker Request form

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2018

Date Event Location Speaker
Jan. 8-13 NAEMSP 2018 Annual Meeting San Diego, CA Kevin McGinnis, Brent Williams
Jan. 9-12 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2018 Las Vegas, NV Various
Jan. 9 Full NPSTC Meeting Teleconference Kevin McGinnis
Jan. 9 Panhandle Regional Planning Commission Meeting Amarillo, TX Jacque Miller-Waring
Jan. 10 Meeting with the Pueblo of Santa Ana Pueblo of Santa Ana, NM Margaret Gutierrez
Jan. 11 Meeting with the Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo Pojoaque, NM Margaret Gutierrez
Jan. 11 Meeting with the Pueblo of Pojoaque Pojoaque, NM Margaret Gutierrez
Jan. 11 Meeting with the Santa Clara Pueblo Pojoaque, NM Margaret Gutierrez
Jan. 11 Meeting with the Tesuque Pueblo Pojoaque, NM Margaret Gutierrez
Jan. 15-18 NENA NG9-1-1 Standards and Best Practices Conference Kissimmee, FL Bill Hinkle, John Hunt
Jan. 15-18 New Mexico Association of Counties 2018 Legislative Conference Santa Fe, NM Dave Faulkner
Jan. 16 Chat Mobility Conference Omaha, NE Kevin Nida
Jan. 17-20 Fire Rescue East Daytona Beach, FL Brent Williams
Jan. 17 State of Ohio FirstNet Kickoff Conference Columbus, OH Drew Delaney
Jan. 19 National Tribal Telecom Association Meeting Scottsdale, AZ Adam Geisler
Jan. 24 Meeting with the Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas Eagle Pass, TX Margaret Gutierrez, Jacque Miller-Waring
Jan. 24-27 Wisconsin Working Together Conference Milwaukee, WI Brent Williams
Jan. 25 Meeting with the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas Livingston, TX Margaret Gutierrez
Jan. 31-Feb. 1 2018 Border Security Expo San Antonio, TX Pat Schwinghammer
Date Event Location Speaker
Feb. 01 Eagle County Public Safety Council Meeting Eagle, CO Tracey Murdock
Feb. 01 Virginia FirstNet Forum Newport News, VA Lori Stone
Feb. 01 Washington Emergency Communications Coordination Working Group Meetinga Ocean Shores, WA William Schrier, Adam Geisler
Feb. 01 Wisconsin Southwest Regional Outreach Meeting Fennimore, WI Timothy Pierce
Feb. 02 New Hampshire State Executive Interoperablity Committee Meeting Concord, NH Michael Varney
Feb. 02-03 State EMS Association Network Annual Meeting Hershey, PA Brent Williams
Feb. 05-08 Alaska Fire Chiefs Association 2018 Leadership Summit Juneau, AK Steve Noel
Feb. 05 Vermont Central Regional Outreach Meeting Berlin, VT Michael Varney
Feb. 06 Colorado Wireless Association Annual Education Conference Centennial, CO Jeff Bratcher
Feb. 06 FEMA Region X RECCWG Meeting Salem, OR Kristi Wilde
Feb. 06-08 IJIS National Symposium Arlington, VA Charlotte Whitacre, William Schrier, Jeff King, Lori Stone
Feb. 06 Rhode Island ICC Meeting Lincoln, RI Michael Varney
Feb. 07 North Country Interoperability Consortium Lincoln, NH Michael Varney
Feb. 07 Vermont Northwest Regional Outreach Meeting Milton, VT Michael Varney
Feb. 08-09 Phoenix Town Hall/Technical Forum Phoenix, AZ David Faulkner
Feb. 12 NATOA 'Leveraging FirstNet for Rural' Webinar Webinar Brian Hobson
Feb. 12 Vermont West Regional Outreach Meeting South Burlington, VT Michael Varney
Feb. 12 Minnesota Southeast Regional Meeting Rochester, MN Timothy Pierce
Feb. 13 Norfolk County Fire Chiefs Meeting Norwood, MA Michael Varney
Feb. 13 Vermont Southwest Regional Outreach Meeting Pittsford, VT Michael Varney
Feb. 13 Wisconsin West Central Regional Outreach Meeting Eau Claire, WI Timothy Pierce
Feb. 14 Essex County Fire Chiefs Meeting Middleton, MA Michael Varney
Feb. 14-17 NENA: 9-1-1 Goes To Washington Washington, DC William Hinkle
Feb. 14 Wisconsin Northwest Regional Outreach Meeting Washburn, WI Timothy Pierce
Feb. 15 FEMA Region I RECCWG Meeting Maynard, MA Michael Varney
Feb. 15 Nebraska Public Safety Broadband Working Group Meeting Lincoln, NE Lesia Dickson
Feb. 15 New England Division of IAFC Board of Directors Meeting Springfield, MA Michael Varney
Feb. 15 The Media Institute Communications Forum Washington, DC Michael Poth
Feb. 15 CANUS Communications Interoperability Working Group Webinar Webinar Christopher Algiere
Feb. 20-23 Michigan Statewide Interoperable Communications Training Conference Traverse City, MI John Hunt
Feb. 20 FirstNet Innovation Workshop with Louisiana First Responders Baton Rouge, LA Andrew Delaney, Jacqueline Miller-Waring, William Schrier
Feb. 21-23 JEMS EMS Today Charlotte, NC Brent Williams
Feb. 26-Mar. 01 California NENA Mission Critical Training Event San Diego, CA William Hinkle
Date Event Location Speaker
Mar. 01 ICI System Annual Strategy Meeting Pomona, CA Kevin Nida
Mar. 03-07 2018 NACo Legislative Conference Washington, DC Camille Osborne Nellans, Justin Shore
Mar. 05-09 IWCE 2018 Orlando, FL Various
Mar. 07 North Dakota 911 Association Meeting Bismarck, ND Kristi Wilde
Mar. 07 Northwest Minnesota Roadshow Thief River Falls, MN Timothy Pierce
Mar. 08-09 TEEX Under Fire - Response Innovation Showdown College Station, TX Andrew Delaney, Camille Osborne Nellans
Mar. 09 NPSTC In-Person Meeting Orlando, FL Kevin McGinnis
Mar. 09-18 South by Southwest 2018 Austin, TX Andrew Delaney, Camille Osborne Nellans
Mar. 12 South Vermont Regional Meeting Wilmington, VT Michael Varney
Mar. 13 FCC Region 19 700MHz Committee Meeting Kennebunkport, ME Michael Varney
Mar. 13 East Vermont Regional Meeting White River Junction, VT Michael Varney
Mar. 14 Navajo Nation Leadership Meeting Phoenix, AZ Adam Geisler, Margaret Gutierrez
Mar. 14 Northeast Vermont Regional Meeting Newport, VT Michael Varney
Mar. 14-15 Arkansas Committee and Governance Board Meetings Little Rock, AR Jacqueline Miller-Waring
Mar. 14-15 Arkansas Local Public Safety Tour Little Rock, AR Jacqueline Miller-Waring
Mar. 14-15 Bay Area UASI Conference San Francisco, CA Kevin Nida
Mar. 14-15 FirstNet Board Meeting Little Rock, AR Various
Mar. 14-16 IACP Division Mid-Year Conference Nashville, TN Ehrin Ehlert
Mar. 15 NWTEMC FirstNet Presentation Spokane, WA Adam Geisler, Margaret Gutierrez
Mar. 20-21 9th Annual Georgia Telehealth Conference Jekyll Island, GA Kevin McGinnis
Mar. 20-21 British APCO 25th Annual Event Coventry, United Kingdom Michael Poth
Mar. 21 Hartford County Fire Chiefs Meeting Simsbury, CT Michael Varney
Mar. 23-24 AT&T FirstNet Hackathon San Francisco, CA Bill Schrier, Andrew Delaney, Camille Osborne Nellans
Mar. 26-28 South Carolina Telecommunications and Broadband Association Conference Charleston, SC Ehrin Ehlert
Mar. 26-29 APCO Western Regional Conference Tacoma, WA William Schrier
Mar. 27 Austin/Travis County Information Session Austin, TX Jacqueline Miller-Waring
Date Event Location Speaker
Apr. 04 Gaston County Public Safety Meeting Gastonia, NC Ehrin Ehlert
Apr. 04-05 New England Division of IAFC Annual Meeting and Educational Seminar Portsmouth, NH Michael Varney
Apr. 05-06 Telehealth Alliance of Oregon Annual Meeting & Summit Tigard, OR Kristi Wilde
Apr. 06 Mississippi Coastal Fire Chiefs Conference Biloxi, MS Lori Stone
Apr. 08-11 Texas Public Safety Conference Galveston, TX William Hinkle
Apr. 09-11 Critical Care Transport Conference San Antonio, TX Kenzie Capece
Apr. 10 NAEMT EMS 3.0 Transformational Summit Arlington, VA Brent Williams
Apr. 10-11 The Epicenter Summit 2018 San Francisco, CA Kevin Nida
Apr. 11 Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Meeting Bayfield, WI Adam Geisler, Andrew Bielakowski, Margaret Gutierrez, Timothy Pierce
Apr. 11-13 Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police Technology Expo Meeting Franklin, TN Ehrin Ehlert
Apr. 13 Los Angeles Area Fire Chiefs Mountain Retreat Lake Arrowhead, CA Kevin Nida
Apr. 13-15 Ohio ITLS Conference Columbus, OH Brent Williams
Apr. 17-20 NIGA Indian Gaming Tradeshow & Convention Las Vegas, NV Adam Geisler, Margaret Gutierrez
Apr. 17 Chatham County 2018 Hurricane Conference Savannah, GA Charles Murph
Apr. 18-20 Minnesota EMS Teaching & Learning Conference Hinckley, MN Brent Williams
Apr. 18-20 2018 Emergency Management Summit & Training Session Savannah, GA Charles Murph
Apr. 20-21 Indiana AT&T IoT Civic Hackathon Fishers, IN Andrew Delaney
Apr. 22-24 NAFOA 36th Annual Conference New Orleans, LA Adam Geisler, Margaret Gutierrez
Apr. 23-27 Florida APCO/NENA Training Conference Lake Buena Vista, FL William Hinkle
Apr. 24-25 National Rural EMS & Care Conference Tucson, AZ Brent Williams, Kevin McGinnis
Apr. 25-27 DIG South 2018 Charleston, SC Andrew Delaney, Camille Nellans
Date Event Location Speaker
May. 01-02 APCO Public Safety Broadband Summit Arlington, VA Michael Poth, William Hinkle, William Schrier, Jeffrey King
May. 01 Rhode Island Interoperable Communications Committee Lincoln, RI Michael Varney
May. 02 Eastern Band of Cherokee Consultation Meeting Cherokee, NC Margaret Gutierrez, Ehrin Ehlert
May. 02 Nevada Sheriffs' & Chiefs' Association Annual Meeting Carson City, NV David Faulkner
May. 02-03 Auckland Comms Connect Conference Auckland, New Zealand Jeanette Kennedy
May. 03-05 IAFC Volunteer & Combination Officers Section Symposium in the West Scottsdale, AZ Michael Varney
May. 03-04 Washington University in St. Louis EMS Conference St Charles, MO Brent Williams
May. 03 Bernalillo County Sheriff's Office Meeting Albuquerque, NM David Faulkner
May. 08 Regional Ojibwe Tribal Meeting Bemidji, MN Margaret Gutierrez, Adam Geisler, Tim Pierce
May. 09-12 New Jersey Association of Counties Annual Conference Atlantic City, NJ David Cook
May. 10-11 10th Annual Alaska Native Village Corporation Association Business Conference Anchorage, AK Kristi Wilde
May. 13-16 Mississippi State APCO Conference Hattiesburg, MS William Hinkle
May. 14-16 Western Fire Chiefs Association Presidents' Forum 2018 Coeur d'Alene, ID Mark Golaszewski
May. 15-18 2018 Texas Emergency Management Conference San Antonio, TX Jacqueline Miller-Waring, Margaret Gutierrez
May. 17 ISICS Board Region IV Outreach Event Council Bluffs, IA Timothy Pierce
May. 17 Oregon Tribal Emergency Managers Caucus Meeting Suquamish, OR Adam Geisler
May. 20-23 IACP Communications & Technology Conference Providence, RI William Hinkle, Harry Markley
May. 21-24 NASEMSO 2018 Annual Meeting Providence, RI Kevin McGinnis, Paul Patrick
May. 21-22 Ohio Health EMS Conference Columbus, OH Brent Williams
May. 22-23 North Carolina Public Safety Broadband Summit Charlotte, NC Brian Hobson
May. 22-24 FEMA Region VI RISC Denton, TX Jacqueline Miller-Waring
May. 23 Central California Tribal Chairmen's Association Meeting Corning, CA Adam Geisler
May. 29-Jun. 01 Maryland Emergency Management Association Conference Ocean City, MD Lori Stone
May. 30-31 2018 EMSAAC Annual Conference Coronado, CA Brent Williams, Kevin Nida
May. 31 FEMA Region I RECCWG and RISC Communications Forum Warwick, RI Michael Varney
May. 31 FEMA Region VI RECCWG Plenary Meeting Irving, TX Brian Kassa
Date Event Location Speaker
Jun. 04 PSAC In Person Meeting Summer 2018 San Diego, CA Various
Jun. 04-05 2nd Annual Tribal Leaders National Emergency Management Mid-Year Briefing Anaheim, CA Adam Geisler, Margaret Gutierrez
Jun. 04-06 Arkansas Public Safety Communications Conference Little Rock, AR Jacqueline Miller-Waring
Jun. 05 Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians Meeting Palm Springs, CA Adam Geisler, Margaret Gutierrez
Jun. 05 Kansas SIEC Meeting Wichita, KS Lesia Dickson
Jun. 05-07 iTEMC Summit 2018 Thackerville, OK Margaret Gutierrez, Lesia Dickson
Jun. 05-08 PSCR Public Safety Broadband Stakeholder Meeting San Diego, CA Various
Jun. 08 Citizen Potawatomi Nation Meeting Shawnee, OK Margaret Gutierrez
Jun. 11-13 DAS & Small Cells Congress Las Vegas, NV Kevin Nida, Pat Schwinghammer
Jun. 11-13 Fiber Network Alliance of Georgia 2018 Conference Buford, GA Aislynn Turner
Jun. 11-14 Mountain Connect Broadband Development Conference Vail, CO Timothy Pierce, Tracey Murdock
Jun. 12-14 CJIS ISO Symposium 2018 Norman, OK William Schrier
Jun. 15 Southern California Tribal Emergency Managers Meeting Banning, CA Adam Geisler, Margaret Gutierrez
Jun. 16-20 Maryland State Firemen's Association Convention & Conference Ocean City, MD Lori Stone
Jun. 19 California EMS Medical Directors Association Annual Meeting Sacramento, CA Brent Williams
Jun. 20 FirstNet Board Meeting - June 2018 Webinar Various
Jun. 25-28 Southeastern Association of Fire Chiefs 2018 Leadership Conference Montgomery, AL Mike Worrell
Date Event Location Speaker
Jul. 01-07 Special Olympics USA Games Seattle, WA Kristi Wilde
Jul. 07-10 2018 Esri National Security and Public Safety Summit San Diego, CA Jeff Bratcher
Jul. 10-14 CLINCON 2018 Orlando, FL Brent Williams
Jul. 12 Meeting with Sisseton Wahpeton Tribe Agency Village, SD Margaret Gutierrez
Jul. 17-19 Arizona Law Enforcement Summit 2018 Flagstaff, AZ David Faulkner
Jul. 18 Michigan Regional Tribal Meeting Dowagiac, MI John Hunt, Margaret Gutierrez
Jul. 18 San Diego Fire Chiefs Technical Committee Meeting San Diego, CA Kevin Nida
Jul. 23-27 PINNACLE 2018 EMS Leadership & Management Conference Phoenix, AZ Kevin McGinnis
Jul. 24-27 Missouri EMS Conference Branson, MO Brent Williams
Jul. 25-28 Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police Annual Conference Knoxville, TN Ehrin Ehlert
Jul. 27-Aug. 01 NOBLE 2018 Annual Training Conference Hollywood, FL Harry Markley
Date Event Location Speaker
Aug. 05-08 APCO 2018 Conference & Expo Las Vegas, NV Various
Aug. 08-11 IAFC 2018 Fire-Rescue International Dallas, TX Mike Worrell, Michael Varney, David Cook, Kevin Nida
Aug. 09-11 Kansas EMS Association Conference Mulvane, KS Brent Williams
Aug. 14-15 USVI Emergency Responder Conference St. Croix, VI Chuck Murph
Aug. 14-16 CJIS Working Group Sessions Savannah, GA Charlotte Whitacre
Aug. 15-16 IJIS Institute 2018 Mid-Year Briefing Denver, CO Jeff Bratcher
Aug. 15-16 PSAC Tribal Working Group In-Person Meeting Valley Center, CA Adam Geisler, Kenzie Capece, Kevin McGinnis, Margaret Gutierrez, Sue Swenson
Aug. 20-23 ITE International Annual Meeting & Exhibit 2018 Minneapolis, MN Kevin McGinnis
Aug. 22-24 5th Annual National Tribal Emergency Management Conference (NTEMC) Airway Heights, WA Adam Geisler, Margaret Gutierrez
Aug. 22-25 Wyoming Trauma and EMS Conference Cheyenne, WY Brent Williams
Aug. 26-30 NASTD Annual Conference and Technology Showcase Big Sky, MT Brian Hobson
Aug. 27-30 NATOA 2018 Annual Conference Philadelphia, PA William Schrier
Aug. 27 15th Annual Kentucky Cable & Telecommunications Conference Lexington, KY Ehrin Ehlert
Aug. Aug. 28-30 26th Annual NNALEA National Collaborative Training Event Las Vegas, NV Adam Geisler, Margaret Gutierrez
Date Event Location Speaker
Sep. 03-05 NAEMSE Symposium & Trade Show Washington, DC Brent Williams
Sep. 4-7 Kentucky Emergency Services Conference Louisville, KY Ehrin Ehlert
Sep. 5 Meeting with the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Rosebud, SD Margaret Gutierrez
Sep. 5-7 Pennsylvania EMS Conference Manheim, PA Brent Williams
Sep. 6 NPSTC Governing Board Meeting Teleconference Charlotte Whitacre
Sep. 6 Topaz Regional Wireless Cooperative Board of Directors Meeting Mesa, AZ David Faulkner
Sep. 7-8 Vermont Emergency Preparedness Conference Farlee, VT David Cook
Sep. 10-12 Missouri Public Safety Communications Conference Springfield, MO John Hunt
Sep. 10-14 Alaska Native Village Corporation Association 2018 DC Fly-In Washington, DC Adam Geisler
Sep. 11-13 AACOP Annual Conference & Vendor Show Laughlin, NV David Faulkner
Sep. 12 Boston Fire Department Health and Safety Committee Meeting Boston, MA Michael Varney
Sep. 12 San Diego County Tribal Leaders Summit Valley Center, CA Adam Geisler
Sep. 12 Mississippi Digital Government Summit Charles Murph
Sep. 13 USPS Honoring First Responders Stamp Dedication Ceremony Missoula, MT Chrissie Coon
Sep. 14-16 2018 Convention of Maine Counties Portland, ME Lori Stone
Sep. 16-20 University of Washington EMS & Trauma Conference Seattle, WA Brent Williams
Sep. 17-19 Texas Statewide Communications Strategic Planning Conference Austin, TX Jacque Miller-Waring
Sep. 18-19 Oregon Connections: Digital Inclusion Hood River, OR Kristi Wilde
Sep. 19-21 Western Pacific Islands Association of Fire Chiefs Conference Saipan, CNMI Mike Worrell
Sep. 23-27 West Virginia Statewide Interoperable Radio Network Conference Kingwood, WV Lori Stone
Sep. 26 APWA Emergency Management Committee Monthly Teleconference Teleconference Lesia Dickson
Sep. 26-28 California Ambulance Association Annual Convention Lake Tahoe, NV Brent Williams
Sep. 26 Maine Interoperable Executive Committee Augusta, ME Michael Varney
Date Event Location Speaker
Oct. 01-04 ACEP Scientific Assembly 2018 San Diego, CA Brent Williams
Oct. 01-04 NEMA Annual Forum 2018 Savannah, GA Lesia Dickson, Kyle Richardson
Oct. 02-04 Utility Technology Association 2018 IT Conference Memphis, TN Aislynn Turner
Oct. 03-05 2018 Annual Texas Statewide Telephone Cooperative Conference Grapevine, TX Jacqueline Miller-Waring
Oct. 06-09 IACP 2018 Annual Conference & Exposition Orlando, FL Harry Markley, Richard Stanek, William Schrier
Oct. 11-14 Michigan UP EMS Expo 2018 Marquette, MI Brent Williams
Oct. 15-17 Alabama EMS Conference Orange Beach, AL Brent Williams
Oct. 16 Sussex County Police Chiefs Conference Georgetown, DE Lori Stone
Oct. 17 West Virginia State Emergency Response Commission Conference Kingwood, WV Lori Stone
Oct. 18 Washington County FirstNet Opt-In Anniversary Boonsboro, MD David Buchanan
Oct. 19-24 IAEM 66th Annual Conference Grand Rapids, MI Aislynn Turner, Tracey Murdock, Tim Pierce
Oct. 21-23 Keystone Emergency Management Association Conference Altoona, PA Lori Stone
Oct. 22-26 Texas A&M Winter Institute College Station, TX Jacqueline Miller-Waring, John Hunt
Oct. 23-26 2018 Virginia Public Safety Communications Conference and Exposition Roanoke, VA Lori Stone
Oct. 29-Nov. 02 EMS World Expo 2018 Nashville, TN Brent Williams
Oct. 31 2018 Triangle Smart Cities Summit Raleigh, NC Ray Lehr
Oct. 31-Nov. 01 APCO Emerging Technology Forum 2018 Pittsburgh, PA David Buchanan

The schedule of upcoming board meetings and related meeting materials may be found here.

The schedule of upcoming state consultation meetings may be found here.

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