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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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2017

Date Event Location Speaker
Jan. 3 Rhode Island Interoperable Communications Committee meeting   Lincoln, Rhode Island Michael Varney
Jan. 4-8 Consumer Electronics Show Broadband Conference Las Vegas, Nevada Mike Poth, TJ Kennedy, Bill Schrier
Jan. 4 Vermont Public Safety Broadband Commission meeting Waterbury, Vermont Mike Varney
Jan. 11 Rhode Island Association of Emergency Managers Cranston, Rhode Island Michael Varney
Jan. 12 Inter-Tribal Emergency Response Commission (ITERC) Board Meeting Sparks, Nevada Adam Geisler
Jan. 17 Massachusetts Major City Chiefs of Police Association Everett, Massachusetts Michael Varney, Mike Bostic
Jan. 17 Oklahoma Winter Governance Board Meeting Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Lesia Dickson
Jan. 17 Southern California Tribal Chairmen's Association (SCTCA) Board Meeting Escondido, California Adam Geisler, Jeanette Kennedy
Jan. 17-21 Fire Rescue East Daytona Beach, Florida Brent Williams, Mike Worrell
Jan. 19-20 California League of Cities Sacramento, California Mike Bostic, Jeanette Kennedy
Jan. 19 Nebraska Governance Board Meeting Lincoln, Nebraska Lesia Dickson
Jan. 23-26 Associated Tribes of Northwest Indians Winter Conference Centralia, Washington Adam Geisler
Jan. 23 Northern California Tribal Chairmen's Association (NCTCA) Trinidad Rancheria, California Adam Geisler
Jan. 24 National Public Safety Telecommunications Council (NPSTC) January Teleconference Teleconference Kevin McGinnis
Jan. 24 Region X Regional Emergency Communications Coordination Working Group Salem, Oregon Steve Noel
Jan. 25-28 National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP) 2017 Expo New Orleans, NO Kevin McGinnis, Brent Williams
Jan. 25-28 Wisconsin Working Together Conference 2017 Milwaukee, Wisconsin Brent Williams
Jan. 25-26 Southwest Border Communications Working Group Meeting Albuquerque, New Mexico Jacqueline Miller-Waring
Jan. 28 Wisconsin Working Together Conference 2017 Milwaukee, Wisconsin Brent Williams
Jan. 30 Oregon Area 9 Fire Defense Board Meeting Umatilla, Oregon Steve Noel, Adam Geisler
Date Event Location Speaker
Feb. 1-3 Texas Association of Regional Councils Bi-Annual Staff Training & Board of Directors Meeting Austin, TX Andrew Delaney
Feb. 3 New Hampshire Statewide Interoperable Executive Committee Meeting Concord, NH Michael Varney, Justin Shore
Feb. 4-7 National Sheriffs Association Winter Legislative Conference Washington, DC TJ Kennedy, Rich Stanek, Michael Bostic
Feb. 5-9 Alaska Fire Chiefs Association Leadership Summit Juneau, AK Mike Worrell
Feb. 6 -9 United South and Eastern Tribes Impact Week Arlington, VA Carl Rebstock, Margaret Muhr, Claudia Wayne
Feb. 9-12 State EMS Association Networking Meeting Omaha, NE Brent Williams
Feb. 14 Oregon State Interoperability Executive Council Salem, OR Steve Noel
Feb. 15 Wisconsin Tribal Emergency Management Alliance Wausau, WI Margaret Muhr
Feb. 16 2017 Virginia APCO/NENA Winter Summit Chesterfield, VA William Hinkle
Feb. 18 Texas Task Force 1 Operational Readiness Exercise College Station, TX Brian Kassa, Mike Worrell, Mark Golaszewski, Pat Schwinghammer
Feb. 23 - 25 2017 EMS Today JEMS Conference Salt Lake City, UT Brent Williams
Feb. 23 Indian Country Intelligence Network Phoenix, AZ Adam Geisler, Margaret Muhr
Feb. 24 Adjutants General Association of the United States Washington, DC TJ Kennedy
Feb. 24 2017 Missouri Association of Fire Chiefs Seminar Ridgedale, MO Jeff Johnson
Feb. 25 - Mar. 1 National Association of Counties 2017 Legislative Conference Washington, DC Justin Shore
Feb. 27- Mar 2 CALNENA 2017 Mission Critical Training Event San Diego, CA William Hinkle
Feb. 27 - Mar. 2 Mobile World Congress 2017 Barcelona, Spain Barry Leitch, Gigi Mammarappallil
Feb. 27 - Mar. 2 National Association of Tower Erectors UNITE 2017 Fort Worth, TX TJ Kennedy
Feb. 28 - Mar. 1 APCO Emerging Technology Forum Raleigh, NC Bill Schrier
Feb. 28 - Mar. 1 Fire Chiefs of Massachusetts Professional Development Conference Worcester, MA Michael Varney
Date Event Location Speaker
Mar. 1-3 Global Infrastructure Leadership Forum Montreal, Canada Rich Reed
Mar. 2-3 GCTC Public Safety SuperCluster Workshop Washington, DC Bill Schrier, Andrew Delaney, Teri Caswell, Jeanette Kennedy
Mar. 3 New Hampshire Fire Service Concord, NH Michael Varney, Mike Worrell
Mar. 4-5 Central Virginia EMS EXPO Henrico, VA Brent Williams
Mar. 5-9 NASEMSO Spring 2017 Meeting New Orleans, LA Kevin McGinnis, Brent Williams, Paul Patrick
Mar. 5-9 Western States Sheriffs' Association Annual Training and Vendor Exhibition Reno, NV Rich Stanek, David Faulkner
Mar. 6 Rhode Island Interoperable Communications Committee Lincoln, RI Michael Varney
Mar. 7 TACN Regional Public Safety Broadband Conference Jackson, TN Bill Schrier, Mike Worrell
Mar. 7 Texas 9-1-1 Alliance District Directors Meeting San Antonio, TX William Hinkle
Mar. 8 TACN Regional Public Safety Broadband Conference Nashville, TN Bill Schrier, Mike Worrell
Mar. 9 Inter-Tribal Emergency Response Commission of Nevada Elko, NV Adam Geisler
Mar. 9-10 North Carolina EMS Administrators Annual Conference Wilmington, NC Brent Williams
Mar. 9 PSCR Mission Critical Voice Roundtable 2017 Boulder, CO Jennifer Harder, Tracy McElvaney, Peter Rached
Mar. 9 TACN Regional Public Safety Broadband Conference Knoxville, TN Bill Schrier, Mike Worrell
Mar. 10 Metropolitan DC 9-1-1 Center Directors Meeting Arlington, VA William Hinkle
Mar. 13 Eastern Shoshone Tribal Council Meeting Fort Washakie, WY Margaret Muhr, Tracey Murdock
Mar. 13-16 National RES (Reservation Economic Summit) Las Vegas, NV Carl Rebstock
Mar. 14 FCC Region 19 700/800MHz Committee Meeting Windsor Locks, CT Michael Varney
Mar. 14 Michigan Governance Body Meeting Dimondale, MI John Hunt
Mar. 15 Vermont Public Safety Broadband Commission Waterbury, VT Michael Varney
Mar. 17 Connecticut Public Safety Broadband Committee Middletown, CT Michael Varney
Mar. 20 Institute of Fire Engineers 2017 Conference Orange, CA Mike Worrell
Mar. 20 American Samoa Governance Body Meeting Pago Pago, AS Fay Alailima-Rose, Jeanette Kennedy, Doug Harder
Mar. 21 Center for Domestic Preparedness Tribal Week Conference Anniston, AL Margaret Muhr, Adam Geisler
Mar. 21-24 Center for Public Safety Excellence Conference Garden Grove, CA Kevin McGinnis, Brent Williams
Mar. 21-23 Wildland Urban Interface Conference Reno, NV Mike Worrell
Mar. 27-31 International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE) 2017 Las Vegas, NV Various
Mar. 29-31 Oklahoma Fire Chiefs Association Conference Tulsa, OK Lesia Dickson
Mar. 30 FirstNet Listening Session with Wisconsin, Michigan and Minnesota Tribes Bayfield, WI Margaret Muhr
Date Event Location Speaker
April 2-5 Pennsylvania APCO Conference Lancaster, PA Bill Hinkle
April 2-4 Government Information Technology Executive Council Summit Annapolis, MD TJ Kennedy
April 4-7 Competitive Carriers Association Mobile Carriers Show Las Vegas, NV Mike Poth
April 4 Rhode Island Interoperable Communications Committee Lincoln, RI Michael Varney
April 5 Vermont Public Safety Broadband Commission Waterbury, VT Michael Varney
April 6 Iowa FirstNet Public-Private Partnership Summit Des Moines, IA Drew Delaney
April 7-13 Metropolitan Fire Chiefs Conference Orlando, FL Jeff Johnson, TJ Kennedy, Mike Worrell
April 7 Congressional Fire Services Institute National Advisory Committee Washington, DC Jeff Johnson, Mike Worrell
April 10-12 Critical Care Transport Medicine Conference San Antonio, TX Brent Williams
April 10-12 New Hampshire Emergency Dispatchers Association Annual Training Conference North Conway, NH Michael Varney
April 10 Kansas Statewide Interoperable Executive Committee Overland Park, KS Lesia Dickson
April 10-13 Texas Police Chiefs Association Annual Conference Woodlands, TX Mike Bostic, Jacque Miller-Waring
April 11-12 Texas Public Safety Conference Galveston, TX Bill Hinkle
April 12 FirstNet Spring PSAC Webinar Reston, VA Various
April 12 Maricopa Association of Governments Meeting Phoenix, AZ David Faulkner
April 12 National Defense University Briefing Washington, DC Chris Algiere
April 18 Connecticut Statewide Interoperable Executive Committee Middletown, CT Michael Varney
April 18 Oklahoma Public Safety Broadband Network Governance Board Oklahoma City, OK Drew Delaney
April 18-20 Arkansas EMS Expo Little Rock, AR Jacque Miller-Waring
April 19-21 Georgia Emergency Management Summit and Training Sessions Savannah, GA Chuck Murph
April 20-23 International Trauma Life Support Ohio Conference Columbus, OH Brent Williams
April 21 Connecticut Public Safety Broadband Committee Middletown, CT Michael Varney
April 24-29 FDIC International Indianapolis, IN Mike Worrell
April 25-26 Canadian Public Safety Wireless Conference Ottawa, Canada TJ Kennedy
April 25-26 Maine Prepares Conference Augusta, ME Michael Varney
April 27-28 Minnesota Ambulance Association "Teaching and Learning" Conference St. Cloud, MN Brent Williams
Date Event Location Speaker
May 1-3 Regional Joint Tribal Emergency Preparedness Conference (TEPC 2017) Suquamish, Washington Adam Geisler, Margaret Muhr
May 2-3 Indiana FirstNet "Nothing but 'Net'" Conference French Lick, Indiana TJ Kennedy, Ed Parkinson, John Hunt, Bill Hinkle, Jamel Vinson
May 2 Rhode Island Interoperable Communications Committee Lincoln, Rhode Island Michael Varney
May 2-4 SAFECOM / NCSWIC Joint Meetings San Antonio, Texas Kevin McGinnis, Lesia Dickson
May 3-4 Colorado Statewide Public Safety Radio Summit Denver, Colorado Jeff Bratcher
May 4 MCCA Technology Committee Meeting Chicago, Illinois TJ Kennedy, Dave Buchanan, Bill Schrier
May 4 Michigan EMS Expo Mackinac Island, Michigan Brent Williams
May 4-7 Oklahoma State Fire School 2017 Tulsa, Oklahoma Mike Worrell
May 9-10 AFCEA Law Enforcement and Public Safety (LEAPS) Technology Forum Washington, District of Columbia Jeff King
May 9-10 California EMS Administrators Conference San Diego, California Brent Williams
May 9 West Virginia SIEC Meeting Charleston, West Virginia Lori Stone
May 9 FirstNet Georgia May Conference Columbus, Georgia Chuck Murph
May 9-10 Arkansas Crime Info Center (ACIC) Conference Little Rock, Arkansas Jacqueline Miller-Waring, Mike Bostic
May 10 Vermont Public Safety Broadband Commission Barre, Vermont Michael Varney
May 11 Alabama First Responder Wireless Commission Montgomery, Alabama Chuck Murph
May 11 Arkansas Interoperable Communications Committee and Executive Committee Meetings Little Rock, Arkansas Jacqueline Miller-Waring
May 11 Montana Statewide Interoperability Governing Board Helena, Montana Tracey Murdock, Justin Shore
May 12 New Hampshire Statewide Interoperability Committee Concord, New Hampshire Michael Varney
May 14-17 Wisconsin Public Safety Communications (WIPSCOM) Conference Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin Bill Hinkle
May 16-17 APCO Public Safety Broadband Summit Washington, District of Columbia Mike Poth, Rich Reed, Bill Hinkle, Mark Golaszewski
May 16 Connecticut Statewide Interoperable Executive Committee Middletown, Connecticut Michael Varney
May 17-19 Boston Fire Department Technology Roundtable and Mullane Symposium Boston, Massachusetts Michael Varney, Mike Worrell
May 18 FirstNet Colorado Governing Body Denver, Colorado Tracey Murdock
May 19 Connecticut Public Safety Broadband Working Group Middletown, Connecticut Michael Varney
May 20-24 Fire Rescue Med (IAFC EMS Section) Henderson, Nevada Mike Worrell
May 21 IACP Communications and Technology Meeting St. Louis, Missouri Michael Bostic
May 22-25 Florida APCO/NENA Training Conference Daytona Beach, Florida William Hinkle
May 22-23 Ohio Health EMS Conference Columbus, Ohio Brent Williams
May 22 Virginia SIEC meeting North Chesterfield, Virginia Lori Stone
May 22-25 Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs Spokane, Washington Michael Bostic
May 23 Connecticut Fire Chiefs Association Business Meeting Glastonbury, Connecticut Michael Varney
May 23-25 Oregon APCO/NENA Meeting Hood River, Oregon Kristi Wilde
May 23-26 ATNI Mid Year Convention 2017 Portland, Oregon Adam Geisler
May 24 FEMA Region 8 RECCWG Fargo, North Dakota Tracey Murdock
May 30
Jun. 2
MCCA Summer Meeting 2017 Las Vegas, Nevada Rich Stanek, Chris Burbank, Mike Poth, TJ Kennedy, Mike Bostic
May 31
Jun. 3
Connecticut EMS Expo Uncasville, Connecticut Michael Varney
Date Event Location Speaker
Jun. 3-8 NENA 2017 Conference and Expo San Antonio, Texas William Hinkle
Jun. 4-4 NASNA 2017 Meeting San Antonio, Texas William Hinkle
Jun. 4-7 National Fire Protection Association 2017 Conference and Expo Boston, Massachusetts Mike Worrell
Jun. 6-8 National Homeland Security 2017 Conference Buffalo, New York Mike Worrell
Jun. 6 PSAC Executive Committee Meeting Dallas, Texas Various
Jun. 7-8 Summer 2017 State Plans SPOC Meeting Dallas, Texas Various
Jun. 9-12 Association of Government Accountants Professional Development Training Boston, Massachusetts Kim Farington
Jun. 9 Maryland SIEC Meeting Hanover, Maryland Lori Stone
Jun. 11-16 Emergency Management Institute Tribal Curriculum Rewrite Emmitsburg, Maryland Margaret Gutierrez
Jun. 12-14 PSCR Program Broadband Stakeholder Meeting San Antonio, Texas Various
Jun. 15-18 IAFC International HAZMAT Response Teams Conference Baltimore, Maryland Mike Worrell
Jun. 15 PSAC In-Person Meeting San Antonio, Texas Various
Jun. 20-21 Canada - U.S. Communications Interoperability Working Group Meeting Buffalo, New York Christopher Algiere
Jun. 21 Maryland Practitioners Steering Committee Meeting Reisterstown, Maryland Lori Stone
Jun. 25-28 Smart Cities Connect Conference & Expo Austin, Texas TBD
Jun. 27 Massachusetts FirstNet Advisory Board Meeting Framingham, Massachusetts Michael Varney
Jun. 27-30 Washington APCO Summer 2017 Conference Kennewick, Washington William Hinkle
Jun. 30 FEMA Region 1 RECCWG meeting Maynard, Massachusetts Michael Varney
Date Event Location Speaker
Jul. 7 Connecticut 911 Commission meeting Middletown, CT Michael Varney
Jul. 8-11 Esri National Security Summit San Diego, CA TJ Kennedy
Jul. 10-13 Florida Clin Con Orlando, FL Brent Williams
Jul. 10-11 Tennessee Advanced Communications Network Statewide Public Safety Broadband Conference Franklin, TN Mike Poth, Brent Williams, Bill Hinkle
Jul. 11-12 Shipboard Interior Communications Forum #2 San Diego, CA Murry Westall
Jul. 13 Maine Fire Chiefs Association meeting Hope, ME Michael Varney
Jul. 14-16 Nebraska 38th Annual Statewide EMS Conference Kearney, NE Brent Williams
Jul. 16-19 North Carolina Police Executives Conference Wilmington, NC Ehrin Ehlert
Jul. 19-20 Colorado Telecommunications Association Summer Meeting and Vendor Showcase Black Hawk, CO Justin Shore
Jul. 24 Summer In-Person Tribal Working Group Meeting Flagstaff, AZ Kevin McGinnis, Carl Rebstock, Margaret Gutierrez, Adam Geisler
Jul. 25-27 Tribal-Interior Budget Council meeting Flagstaff, AZ Kevin McGinnis, Carl Rebstock
Jul. 26-29 IAFC 2017 Fire-Rescue International Charlotte, NC Various
Jul. 26-28 Oklahoma EMT Association Medic Update EMS Conference Norman, OK Lesia Dickson, Brent Williams
Jul. 27 California State Plan Town Hall Sacramento, CA Kevin McGinnis, Jeanette Kennedy, Adam Geisler
Date Event Location Speaker
Aug. 2-5 Virginia State Firefighters Association Conference and Expo Hampton, VA Mike Worrell
Aug. 7-8 Communications Infrastructure Summit Boulder, CO TJ Kennedy, Jeff Bratcher
Aug. 7-12 NAEMSE Annual Symposium Washington, DC Kevin McGinnis, Brent Williams
Aug. 7 - 11 PINNACLE 2017 Boca Raton, FL Kevin McGinnis
Aug. 10 - 13 Kansas EMS Association Conference Mulvane, KS Lesia Dickson
Aug. 13 -16 APCO 2017 Conference and Expo Denver, CO Sue Swenson, Mike Poth, Dave Buchanan, Bill Hinkle, Brent Williams
Aug. 21-23 National EMS Safety Summit Denver, CO Brent Williams
Aug. 23 Region III Virginia Public Safety Regional Conference Lynchburg, VA Lori Stone
Aug. 27-31 NASTD Annual Conference and Technology Showcase Memphis, TN Jeff Bratcher
Aug. 30 Region VII Virginia Public Safety Regional Conference Nokesville, VA Lori Stone
Date Event Location Speaker
Sep. 5-8 Arizona APCO/NENA Training Conference Tempe, AZ Bill Hinkle
Sep. 6 NPSTC Meeting Washington, DC Kevin McGinnis, Amanda Hilliard
Sep. 6 Meeting with Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe Akwesasne, NY Margaret Gutierrez
Sep. 7 Meeting with Seneca Nation Salamanca, NY Margaret Gutierrez
Sep. 11-14 Kentucky Emergency Services Conference Louisville, KY Bill Hinkle
Sep. 11-14 NATOA Annual Conference Seattle, WA Bill Schrier, Jeanette Kennedy
Sep. 12 FCC Region 19 700/800MHz Committee Meeting Framingham, MA Michael Varney
Sep. 12 VaPBSN/FirstNet Region I Conference Chesterfield, VA Lori Stone
Sep. 13-16 Emergency Nurses Association Annual Meeting St. Louis, MO Brent Williams
Sep. 13-14 FirstNet Board Meeting Boulder, CO Various
Sep. 17-20 Maryland Sheriffs and Police Chiefs Conference Ocean City, MD TBD
Sep. 17-19 Utah Sheriffs Association Conference St. George, UT TBD
Sep. 19-22 Missing and Unidentified Persons Conference Atlanta, GA Carl Rebstock
Sep. 19 New Hampshire SIEC Meeting Concord, NH Michael Varney
Sep. 19 VaPSBN/FirstNet Region VI Conference Roanoke, VA Lori Stone
Sep. 20-22 4th Annual National Tribal Emergency Management Conference (TEMC 2017) Lemoore, CA Carl Rebstock, Margaret Gutierrez, Adam Geisler
Sep. 20-22 Pennsylvania EMS Conference Lancaster, PA Brent Williams
Sep. 25-28 Arkansas Association of Chiefs of Police's 50th Annual Convention  Hot Springs, AR Jacque Miller-Waring
Sep. 26-28 California Fire Chiefs Annual Conference Riverside, CA Jeff Johnson, Mike Poth, Kevin Nida, Mike Worrell
Sep. 27 Fall 2017 PSAC Webinar Webinar Various
Sep. 27-29 Illinois Ambulance Association Annual Conference Peoria, IL Brent Williams
Sep. 27 Meeting with Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska White Cloud, KS Margaret Gutierrez
Sep. 27 VaPSBN/FirstNet Region V Conference Newport News, VA Lori Stone
Sep. 30-Oct. 2 Michigan UP-EMS Expo Marquette, MI Brent Williams

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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