Event Schedule

Our schedule is designed to answer today’s pressing communications questions central to emergency and non-emergency operations. We know that interest and concerns vary within all organizations. Our breakout sessions will be specific to the three audience tracks: Administration and Leadership, Technical Support Teams, and the end user. In addition, we will have a grants-focused presentation, as well as opportunities for dedicated one-on-one assistance to answer your burning grants questions! 

Pre-Event: Monday, September 19, 2022

5:00 - 7:00 PM
Event
Evening Reception

Day 1: Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Breakfast

7:00 - 8:00 PM
Event
CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST – Vendor Area Open

Plenary Sessions & Keynotes

8:00 - 8:10 AM
Plenary
Day 1 Kick-Off PSBTA
Panelist(s)
Moderator
Al Gillespie
8:10 - 8:30 AM
Plenary
The FirstNet Difference: United States Capital Incident January 6, 2021: During this time, you will learn about the events that took place on Jan 6, 2021 and how FirstNet’s Public Safety Network performed. From evaluating the situation on both the federal and local/state levels, this conversation will allow the audience to understand valuable lessons learned from this event and several other national events in 2021.
Panelist(s)
Ryan Burchnell, Jeremy Zollo, & Guest Speaker
Moderator
Introduction by Dick Mirgon
8:30 - 9:30 AM
Plenary
Behind the Scenes View of FirstNet: This engaging hour will take you into the FirstNet program not only exploring how the program operates but also providing an opportunity for one-on-one dialog from the FirstNet Leadership team.
Panelist(s)
Jim Bugel & Jeff Bratcher
Moderator
Dick Mirgon
9:30 - 10:00 AM
Plenary
From Vision to Reality Leader Discussion Part 1: Hear how and why FirstNet was created and learn why this network is the public safety imperative. This deep dive will go into the history of FirstNet by those who lead the charge for public safety.
Panelist(s)
Chris Moore, Harlin McEwen, & Dick Mirgon
Moderator
Ryan Burchnell
10:00 - 10:30 AM
Plenary
From Vision to Reality Leader Discussion Part 2: Once the legislation had past, what were the next steps to build and operate a nationwide public safety broadband network? Hear about the challenges and solutions to creating the first and only public safety broadband network, purpose built for first responders.
Panelist(s)
Sue Swenson, Former FirstNet Chair
Kevin McGinnis
Deputy Chief Chuck Dowd, NYPD Ret & Former FirstNet Board Member
Moderator
Ryan Burchnell

Break

10:30 - 11:00 AM
Plenary
BREAK – Vendor Area Open

Breakout Sessions

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
FirstNet Market Showcase
FirstNet Health and Wellness Applications: A Strategic Approach to Addressing First Responder Health and Wellness
Speaker(s)
Anna Courie
Training Room
Room 2
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
FirstNet Innovation Showcase
9-1-1 & FirstNet - Working Better Together
Speaker(s)
Scott Agnew & Mike Guerra
Training Room
Room 3
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
FirstNet Authority & Partner Showcase
Public Safety isn't as Niche as you think they are
Speaker(s)
Travis Hull
Training Room
Room 4

Lunch

12:00 - 1:00 PM
Plenary
LUNCH BREAK – Vendor Area Open

Plenary Sessions

1:00 - 2:00 PM
Plenary
The Future of FirstNet - Taking Public Safety Technology to the 21st Century & Beyond: Hear how the FirstNet Reinvestment program, which is designed to continually direct FirstNet proceeds back into ongoing network development, supports first responder broadband needs. The presenters will also talk about the Public Safety Advisory Committee, which is designed to assure public safety representation in the FirstNet roadmap development.
Panelist(s)
Lisa Casias, Matt Schiller, & Brian Hobson
Moderator
Ryan Burchnell

Breakout Sessions

2:00 - 3:00 PM
FirstNet Market Showcase
Evolution of Mission Critical Services
Speaker(s)
Derik Mortlock, Brian Maholic, & Jennifer Harder
Training Room
Room 2
2:00 - 3:00 PM
FirstNet Innovation Showcase
5G and Public Safety
Speaker(s)
Cody Postier & Brian Hobson
Training Room
Room 3
2:00 - 3:00 PM
FirstNet Authority & Partner Showcase
Safer Building Coalition/Inbuilding Solutions
Speaker(s)
John Foley & Steve Devine
Training Room
Room 4

Break

3:00 - 3:30 PM
Event
BREAK – Vendor Area Open

Breakout Sessions

3:30 - 4:30 PM
FirstNet Market Showcase
FirstNet Push-to-Talk Up Close & Personal
Speaker(s)
Bob Fowler, Mike Newburn, & Jennifer Harder
Training Room
Room 2

Reception

4:30 - 6:00 PM
Event
Vendor Hall Reception

Day 2: Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Breakfast

7:00 - 8:00 PM
Event
CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST – Vendor Area Open

Plenary Sessions

8:00 - 8:05 AM
Plenary
Welcome / Day 2 Kick-Off
Panelist(s)
Moderator
Martha Ellis
8:05 - 8:50 AM
Plenary
Product Innovation for First Responders - How Open Standards Benefit Public Safety: Learn how the FirstNet authority and AT&T FirstNet work together to develop new and innovative solution to support public safety. Join in the discussion and see how the use of standards, new technology and innovation are all leveraged to the advantage of all first responders in the field.
Panelist(s)
Scott Agnew & Brian Hobson
Moderator
Dave Blankenship (WFCA)
8:50 - 9:30 AM
Plenary
How Can You Be Part of the Solution? Public Safety Engagement and the Public-Private Partnership at Work for You: Open discussion on FirstNet's engagement with the public safety community from both sides of the Public-Private Partnership including active Q&A with the audience.
Panelist(s)
Ryan Burchnell, Dave Buchanan, & Michael Varney
Moderator
Jeff Johnson

Breakout Sessions

9:30 - 10:30 AM
FirstNet Market Showcase
FirstNet MegaRange - Changing the Game
Speaker(s)
Brandon Gallion (AT&T) & John Goocher (CEO Assured Wireless)
Training Room
Room 2
9:30 - 10:30 AM
FirstNet Innovation Showcase
App-Based Response Innovation
Speaker(s)
Facilitator: Prathima Simha, Dereck Orr (PSCR), Dave Blankenship (WFCA), & Ryan Fields-Spack
Training Room
Room 3
9:30 - 10:30 AM
FirstNet Authority & Partner Showcase
Safer Building Coalition/Inbuilding Solutions
Speaker(s)
John Foley & Steve Devine
Training Room
Room 4

Break

10:30 - 11:00 AM
Event
BREAK – Vendor Area Open

Breakout Sessions

11:00 - 12:00 PM
FirstNet Market Showcase
First Priority Uplift
Speaker(s)
Craig Leonardi, Guy Harris, Randy Kerr (FNA)
Training Room
Room 2
11:00 - 12:00 PM
FirstNet Innovation Showcase
Response Operations Innovation
Speaker(s)
Shannon Browning, Tisha Hall, & Doug Harder (FNA)
Training Room
Room 3

Lunch

12:00 - 1:00 PM
Plenary
Lunch Break - Vendor Area Open

Plenary Sessions

1:00 - 1:30 PM
Plenary
Grants Workshop
Panelist(s)
Carrie Johnson & Kamala Kuhn
Moderator
Dick Mirgon
1:30 - 2:00 PM
Plenary
How Can You Help Us Respond Effectively? Response Operations and the Public-Private Partnership at Work for You: Open discussion on FirstNet Response Operations from both sides of the Public-Private Partnership including open Q&A with the audience.
Panelist(s)
Ryan Fields-Spack & Doug Harder
Moderator
Dick Mirgon

Breakout Sessions

2:00 - 3:00 PM
FirstNet Market Showcase
FirstNet Central Overview of Primary Features
Speaker(s)
Craig Leonardi & Randy Kerr (FNA)
Training Room
Room 2
2:00 - 3:00 PM
FirstNet Innovation Showcase
FirstNet Rapid Response Push-to-Talk solution – Up Close and Personal
Speaker(s)
Glen Morgan, Tommy Smith, & Jennifer Harder (FNA)
Training Room
Room 3
2:00 - 3:00 PM
FirstNet Authority & Partner Showcase
How FirstNet can support during complex events
Speaker(s)
Michael Varney
Training Room
Room 4

Break

3:00 - 3:30 PM
Event
BREAK – Vendor Area Open

Breakout Sessions

3:30 - 4:30 PM
FirstNet Market Showcase
FirstNet Security Operations
Speaker(s)
Ted Verren
Training Room
Room 2
3:30 - 4:30 PM
FirstNet Innovation Showcase
Internet of Things - You can't control the emergency, but you can manage the outcome
Speaker(s)
Phillip Coleman, Jeff Pedro, & Travis Hull (FNA)
Training Room
Room 3

Reception

4:30 - 6:00 PM
Event
Vendor Hall Reception

Day 3: Thursday, September 22, 2022

9:00 - 11:00 AM
Event
FirstNet in Action: Tabletop Exercise showcasing the new and developing FirstNet capabilites

Speakers & Abstracts

Our Speakers

Industry leaders, in addition to your peers who can speak firsthand to their FirstNet experiences, are coming together at the Vision 2022 FirstNet Summit in order to bring FirstNet to life. We want your questions to be answered and your experience with us to broaden your understanding of the future of emergency communications and the role FirstNet will play. You will have direct access to all of our speakers, ensuring a personal experience like no other.

Summit Section Abstracts

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The FirstNet Framework

Every component of the FirstNet apparatus contributes to the fortitude and longevity of our Nation’s only fully dedicated public safety broadband network, especially the ongoing contributions from the first responders who use it. During this session, attendees will gain valuable insights into the history, statutory oversight, performance-based target outcomes, and why the overall FirstNet reinvestment strategy will benefit them and their communities.

Network Status, Security and Safeguarding Data

Administrators, IT specialists, and first responders all require a secure and reliable broadband network. Attendees will learn how the significant and measurable security features of FirstNet sets it apart from any other commercial networks, as well as how it can improve communications – daily and emergency – for all end users.

Responder Safety and Wellness

FirstNet doesn’t just want to provide first responders with an unprecedented broadband network and ecosystem. Another top priority of FirstNet is the health and wellness of public safety’s greatest asset – the people. FirstNet works closely with application and hardware developers in creating cutting-edge capabilities in monitoring and measuring vital health metrics, which will be featured in this session. 

Local Control/FirstNet Central

FirstNet wants to put you in the driver’s seat. Having control of your network use, unprecedented access to network status information, and the ability to uplift and prioritize responders who are invaluable to your incident response are all unique features to FirstNet. This session will take attendees through all of the FirstNet Central control panel features, allowing you to optimize the network’s use. 

Leveraging Your Ecosystem

FirstNet provides the perfect platform for supporting a purpose-built ecosystem comprise of applications and hardware designed to tackle your response challenges. Public Safety has risen to the heights of hundreds of software and hardware developers’ priority list with the advent of FirstNet. This session will feature several of FirstNet’s ecosystem partners who will showcase their products, in addition to the first responders who use them. Learn more about what is available and how it can be leveraged to completement the work being done by the first responders in your community.

Situational Awareness

Sound and reliable communications are the lynchpin to situational awareness. By leveraging consistently available priority and preemption for not only voice, but data as well, FirstNet users have the ability to share arrival reports and updates, supported by video, photos, and more. Attendees will partake in a grand overview of the key applications and hardware, in addition to case studies supporting, up to the moment situational awareness during critical incidents. Learn from your peers and how to implement changes that will benefit your agency!

Training & Working Group Opportunities

The PSBTA FirstNet Users Summit will provide applicable, hands-on training to FirstNet end users. Learn from industry experts and your fellow FirstNet users. Moreover, this is a prime opportunity to share your unique insights to help shape the future of how public safety communications can better serve you. Join one of our working groups and lend your voice for change!  

Federal Stimulus Funds & Grants Technical Assistance and Support at the Vision 2022 Summit

Grants are an excellent resource when seeking to fund a federally mandated or state/local/tribal project(s) that is without any other available funding source. As such, there are multiple grant sources that are available to assist with funding FirstNet projects.  These grants are made available to be a solution in funding and solving the evolving capability challenges in public safety, such as gaps in interoperable communications. They can help in meeting the costs of planning, training, exercise, and equipment, as well as additional personnel in some instances. Any State, Local, Tribal, or NGO can benefit from these grants when existing operational budgets are insufficient to meet the operational requirements of an agency and the needs of a community.  Attendees will receive an overview of federal grants programs, pertinent tips for developing a grant application, and how to seek technical assistance & support through All Things FirstNet federal grants expert.

Note: While grants funds may sometimes be used to attend training conferences, please confirm travel/training cost eligibility within the guidance of the grant program that you may intend to use for this purpose.

Our Sponsors

We are proudly sponsored by our Diamond Partner: FirstNet Built with AT&T and our Diamond Partner GetWireless

Our strategic partner is All Things FirstNet.

If you’re interested in becoming an exhibitor, please email exhibitor@thepsbta.org

Double Diamond Partner

Diamond Partner

Contributing Sponsor

Exhibitors

Public Safety Broadband & Beyond

The Vision 2022 Summit is a FirstNet users conference with a mission to ensure every organization and person involved in safety, security, emergency and crisis response has the tools, technology, and knowledge that they need to keep themselves and their communities safe.

Remaining Agile
COVID has been a game changer. We're seeing what is going on in our communities across this country and we know it is stressful.  As we watch first responders and all medical service providers navigate the shifting landscape, our hearts go out to you for the challenges you face.  A conference is likely not a high priority for you right now, but all the same, we feel the information we are compiling for your benefit is so important that we're forging ahead with our planning and hopeful you will join us.

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As an association, we’re working hard to create an incredible experience for all FirstNet users and potential users at our PSBTA FirstNet Users Summit, this coming January. We understand, however, things can change in an instant. We want to instill the highest level of confidence that we are monitoring the changing COVID climate and adjusting all precautionary measures in accordance with the local health department directives. Times like these reinforce the fact that a deeper understanding of how FirstNet can help you better serve your community is critical. We’ll bring cutting-edge training opportunities, access to the service providers building a better network and ecosystem to serve you, grants technical assistance and support to assist you in identifying potential funding sources to fund your project(s), and the ability to have meaningful conversations about what you need as an agency, all in one convenient location.

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