The premier venue for new technologies in
cable & connectivity materials, products, processes and applications



The IWCS 2020 International Cable & Connectivity Symposium has been re-imagined into an exciting, robust virtual event to reach attendees from all over the world! IWCS 2020 Virtual is our full-scale symposium with all of the traditional IWCS elements - Technical Sessions, Professional Development Courses, Executive Session, Plenary - including Keynote Speaker, and virtual Supplier Exhibition!

IWCS Virtual is Live!
It's not too late to join us!
All live sessions are recorded and can be accessed on-demand through November 27, 2020!
The Supplier Exhibition is available now through November 27, 2020!
Registration is open throughout the conference!
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A warm welcome from Dave Kiddoo, IWCS CEO/Director





Michael Beesley
VP/CTO of Cisco Systems, Mass-Scale Infrastructure Group

Technology, Architecture and Supply Chain Needs
to Drive Success In Our 2025+ Business,
Use Case and Competitive Landscape Realities


  • Global Economic Outlook
  • Markets & Trends
  • Obstacles & Opportunities
  • Panel Discussion - Transformation in 2025 and Beyond


  • Over 111 Technical papers in 17 Technical Sessions
  • View LIVE or later, On-Demand, through November 27, 2020!


  • 2 dedicated days with no competing Technical Sessions
  • 20 New Product Presentations
  • Chat or Virtual Meeting Opportunities with Exhibitors
  • View exhibit Hall any time during conference and On-Demand through November 27, 2020!


CU101: Fundamentals of Copper Conductors & Metallic Cable Design & Applications
FO101: Fundamentals of Optical Fibers and Fiber Optic Cable Design & Application
EX101: The Art and Science of Extrusion Machinery for Wire and Cable
MA101: Selection & Use of Materials in Wire & Cable

Professional Development Course Descriptions

111 Papers!

Noise and Shielding in Twisted Pair Cable
Cable Design and Application
Installation & Specialty Applications I & II
Optical Cable Manufacturing
High Fiber Count - High Density Cables
High Speed Transmission for Short Reach Applications I & II
Optical Cable I & II
Optical Fiber & Design
Optical Fiber Manufacturing & Measurement
Reliability and Network Management
Polymer & Additive Materials
Cable Codes, Standards & Processes
Optical Connectivity
Optical Splicing

IWCS 2020 Program


Access the leading suppliers and latest developments from all over the world in one place! Step into live, virtual booths, meet with your top suppliers and view live demonstrations of the latest technologies in the New Product Showcase.

Access the Virtual Supplier Exhibition Free of Charge!

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Dedicated Live Exhibition Hours & New Product Presentations are
October 15 & 16 from 8:00 – 1:00 PM EST.

Can’t make it? No problem. Exhibitor pages and information are available throughout the duration of the symposium and remain open through November 27 2020.

View the list of Exhibitors and Partners

View the list of New Product Presentations



The conference runs:
Monday through Friday, October 12-16, and October 19-23, 2020
from 8:00 am through 1:00 pm Eastern US.

It will kick off on Monday October 12
with the Keynote Presentation
and Executive Session/ Panel Discussion.

It is spread out in shorter days over 2 weeks to accommodate our global audience,
instead of concentrated in 4 full days as it has been historically.

You are encouraged to register at least two weeks prior to the IWCS 2020 Virtual Cable & Connectivity Symposium so that you can explore and familiarize yourself with the virtual platform and set up your Profile in advance to maximize your Networking capability.



As COVID-19 has changed the way we work, educate, and communicate, it is alarmingly clear that telecommunications connectivity is not just essential but critical for the functioning of global society. From telemedicine to commerce to news, awareness, communication, transportation, security, infrastructure, and everything in between, connectivity provides the network that enables modern life to go on. This conference provides:

Latest technologies presented in a symposium format
Over 110 Technical Papers and latest technologies presented in live, interactive sessions
Professional Development Courses with tutorials on basic and emerging technologies
Supplier Exhibition with the latest developments from industry suppliers
Executive Session with expert advice for your business


More Reasons to Attend THIS YEAR

It costs less! The fees are less and there are no travel expenses so more colleagues can participate.
Prolonged Visibility! All Technical Session presentations will be available On-Demand for over a month, through November 27, 2020.
Exhibit-Only Registration is Free! The Supplier Exhibition will be open during the full two weeks and also available On-Demand through November 27, 2020.
It’s convenient! The “live event” is spread out over 2 weeks to make it easier to attend, comfortably, from your computer. The sessions are held from 8:00am to 1:00pm Eastern USA each day, Monday – Friday, October 12th through October 23rd to accommodate as many time zones as possible.



2020 IWCS Webinar Series

IWCS conducts a monthly Live Webinar on timely topics with interactive questions and answers. Webinars are held on the third Friday of every month at 10:30 am Eastern US time.

Previous Webinar:
Friday, August 21, 2020
10:30am - 11:15am Eastern USA

Evaluation of 200μm vs. 250μm Coated Fibers for Non-traditional Cable Designs
Speaker: Wayne Kachmar, President, Technical Horsepower Consulting (Vermont, USA)
Webinar Recording


Notices of upcoming topics can also be found on the IWCS Webinar Page, LinkedIn pages, Twitter, and through our email notices. To receive emails, please sign up for the mailing list.


Looking Back at IWCS 2019

Thank you to the attendees, presenters, instructors, exhibitors and committee for making IWCS 2019 in Charlotte a success.
We also want to thank our sponsors for their generous support.

IWCS 2019 Wrap-Up

IWCS 2019 Photos

2019 Final Program

IWCS 2019 Proceedings