The Safer Buildings Coalition (SBC) is gearing up for its second In-Building Wireless Tech and Policy Summit on June 6, 2024 in Washington D.C. This year’s event will be headlined by FCC Commissioner Anna M. Gomez, who will be delivering the keynote address.

Additionally, a fireside chat with Jim Bugel, President of FirstNet and Public Safety at AT&T, will discuss the importance of robust in-building wireless connectivity.

The full-day summit aims to facilitate critical discussions around key issues like school safety, improving 9-1-1 capabilities from within buildings, wireless technology and policy advancements, and workforce development in the wireless industry.

A panel titled “View From the Top” will bring together wireless industry luminaries for an examination of the current state and future of the in-building wireless sector. Moderated by Donny Jackson of Urgent Communications, the panel includes the following leaders:

  • Preston Marshall – Director of Wireless Standards and Policy at Google and Chairman, OnGo (CBRS) Alliance
  • Patrick Halley – President and Chief Executive Officer, Wireless Infrastructure Association (WIA)
  • Dick Mirgon – Public Safety Consultant, Public Safety Broadband Technology Association and Former APCO President
  • Steve Devine – Chief Technology Officer, APCO

School safety is also a major focus, with one panel dedicated entirely to exploring the critical role of reliable wireless connectivity in preventing and responding to crisis situations in schools. Lori Alhadeff, whose tragic story led to the founding of Make Our Schools Safe, will discuss the push for Alyssa’s Law, named after her daughter who was a victim at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in 2018.

The In-Building Wireless Tech and Policy Summit continues SBC’s mission to lead national policy, innovation, and education efforts around in-building wireless for public safety. Visit to learn more about the Summit and to purchase tickets today.