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



keynoteAnnouncing! Plenary Keynote Speaker

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

Our Future Connected World - Network
Architecture to Support 5G and Data Traffic Growth

Executive Track

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

Technical Sessions

Over 110 Technical papers in approximately 15 Technical Sessions

Supplier Exhibition

  • Hosted meeting rooms showcasing the latest technologies
  • Virtual face-to-face meetings
  • New Product Presentations


Professional Development - 4 Core Courses

CU101: Fundamentals of Copper Conductors & Metallic Cable Design & Applications

FO101: Fundamentals of Optical Fibers & FO Cable Design & Application

MA101: Selection & Use of Materials in Wire & Cable

EX101: The Art and Science of Extrusion Machinery for Wire and Cable

Preliminary Technical Session Titles
15 Tracks with Over 110 Papers in These Categories!

Copper 1


Installation & Specialty Applications (sensor, aircraft et al.)

Reliability and Network Management


Copper 2

Multimode Fiber


Cable Codes, Standards & Processes


Installation and Special Applications


Optical Cable


Polymer & Additive Materials


Cable Manufacturing


Optical Fiber & Design


Fiber Optic Center


High Fiber Count - High Density Cables

Optical Fiber Manufacturing & Measurement

Optical Splicing


A full-scale symposium at your fingertips! Enjoy all the elements you’ve come to expect from IWCS from the comfort and safety of your own home or office. Experience over 110 Technical Sessions via live interactive webinars, a virtual Supplier Exhibition in hosted meeting rooms showcasing the latest industry developments, Professional Development Courses, top-notch Keynote and Executive Panel.


IWCS kicks off October 12, 2020 and will continue over the course of two weeks, running 8:00 AM until Noon Eastern U.S. time, allowing attendees from all over the world to participate in real-time.

It will begin with the Keynote Presentation and Executive Session / Panel Discussion.


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We are looking forward with hope and optimism that the sacrifices the world is experiencing now with the COVID-19 mitigation efforts will help to get the virus under control in the next several months. Our thoughts and prayers are for all the victims of this disease. Please stay safe and continue to take all precautions to protect your family, friends and neighbors.


Reasons to Attend

  • Latest technologies presented in a symposium format
  • Over 110 technical sessions and latest technologies presented via live, interactive webinars
  • Professional Development Courses with tutorials on basic and emerging technologies
  • Suppliers Exhibition with the latest developments from industry suppliers


Online Registration

A link will be available here, once Registration for IWCS 2020 is open

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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.


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.

Upcoming 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)
Register Here


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



IWCS 2019 Final Program

Our 2019 program contains over 110 papers and presentations in 15 compelling sessions through Wednesday afternoon. The very best topical information to be presented at the 2019 symposium was selected from the robust response of high quality proposals to this year’s Call for Papers.

Final Program