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Reasons to Attend

  • Latest technologies presented in a symposium format
  • Professional development courses with tutorials on basic and emerging technologies
  • Suppliers Exhibition with the latest developments from industry suppliers
  • Networking with other industry professionals
  • New this year: Expanded sessions on connectivity

Online Registration

Online registration for the 2016 IWCS Conference is now open. 

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IWCS 2016 Final Program

The 2016 Final Program contains over 130 papers and presentations in 18 compelling sessions over 3 full days. The very best topical information to be presented at the 2016 symposium was selected from the robust response of high quality proposals to this year’s Call for Papers.

Conference Information

For general conference information, registration fees, and Professional Development Course descriptions.

Keynote Speaker


Defining IoT and How This Will Impact Your Hyper-Scale Data Centers

Carol Enman
Senior VP of Business Development
Dice Corporation

Ms. Enman will discuss the hyper-growth for the Internet of Things and several key factors that are driving fast-paced implementations.

She will highlight several interesting IoT applications and business models for the innovations taking place and the challenges that cable and connectivity supplier’s face.

Learn about IoT requirements, pending network IP growth demand, and realization of the need for increased infrastructure to accommodate the future of our society. This promises to be a highlight of the IWCS 2016 Conference!

Enhanced Connectivity Objective for IWCS

This year, IWCS has strengthened its connectivity content and industry presence, providing interaction with technical and supply chain professionals on the connectorization of cabling infrastructure. This provides the forum to present new content and to promote discussion of ideas and innovations to advance connectivity solutions.

Click to view a list of connectivity topics to be presented in the conference  - from the Keynote, to the Executive and Technical Sessions, and in the Professional Development Courses.


Hotel Reservations

The IWCS room blocks at the Omni Providence Hotel and the Courtyard by Marriott are now SOLD OUT! Please refer to the Hotel Reservations page for alternatives.

Hotel Reservations


Supplier Exhibition



Space is still available! The exhibition offers a unique opportunity for suppliers to present new and established products, processes and services to a highly qualified audience in excess of 1000 potential customers.

Exhibitor Info

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.

Upcoming Webinar: 

November 18, 2016   10:30 am Eastern Daylight Time
Purpose-Driven Sustainable Development for the Cable & Connectivity Industry
Speaker:  Cristian Barcan, VP of Sustainability and Industry Affairs at The Vinyl Institute (Washington DC, USA)
View abstract and Register Here


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


Remembering Our 2015 Conference

Future Conferences

IWCS 2017

Orlando, Florida, USA

Sunday – Wednesday

October 8 – 11, 2017

IWCS 2018

Providence, Rhode Island, USA

Sunday – Wednesday

October 14 – 17, 2018

IWCS 2019

Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

Sunday – Wednesday

September 29 – October 2, 2019