Wi-Fi World Congress USA 2024

22-24 April Sarasota, Florida @ The Westin Sarasota

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The world’s premier Wi-Fi industry expo & congress event including masterclass training sessions. For more click here.


This April 22-24 we're bringing the world’s Wi-Fi industry leaders together for three days in the magical Gulf Coast city of Sarasota, Florida - with a special focus on innovation & opportunity.  In particular We're zooming in on massive new opportunities in 6 GHz Wi-Fi for the home, enterprise, ISPs, MSPs, innovation in devices, and not least the latest in Wi-Fi evolution. And remember: Everybody is welcome. We look forward to seeing you there!


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Social event April 23: Celebrating 25 Years of Wi-Fi @Sarasota, Florida

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Business-critical information you won't want to miss

April 22, Day 1: Training day (workshops, seminars, & training)

9:30 am - 10:00 amMorning coffee & networking breakExpo area

10:00 am - 2:00 pmMasterclass training: Wi-Fi Technology Evolution Sea Star A Meeting RoomRead more »

Welcome to the in-person version of our critically acclaimed Masterclass Wi-Fi 6, Wi-Fi 6E & Wi-Fi 7 (including AFC) course delivered by probably the world’s best Wi-Fi technology trainer Dr Srikanth Subramanian.

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12:30 pm - 1:30 pmLunch breakExpo area

2:30 pm - 6:30 pmMasterclass training: Designing Future-Proof Wi-Fi Networks Today Sea Star A Meeting RoomRead more »

In this Masterclass we will cover the fundamentals of Wi-Fi design to better prepare attendees in the discussions with stakeholders about the designs and installations today that will make their Wi-Fi networks future-proof avoiding avoiding obsolescence upon deployment.

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3:00 pm - 3:30 pmAfternoon networking & expo breakExpo area

7:00 pm - 9:00 pmWelcome to Sarasota Social: Join us at The Westin Sarasota for drinks! The Westin Sarasota HotelRead more »

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April 23, Day 2: Devices, evolution, & Wi-Fi for the smart home

9:00 am - 9:10 amWelcome to the WWC 2024 - with Claus Hetting & the Mayor of Sarasota Main stageRead more »

Chairman & CEO of Wi-Fi NOW Claus Hetting's welcome to this year's decisive Wi-Fi industry event.

9:10 am - 9:30 amKeynote presentation by Wi-Fi Alliance Main stageRead more »

We are delighted once again to welcome to a Wi-Fi NOW event the Wi-Fi Alliance.

9:30 am - 9:50 amMediaTek: Insights into the future of connectivity - with James Chen Main stageRead more »

MediaTek is a market leader in developing tightly integrated, power-efficient systems-on-chip (SoC) for mobile devices, home entertainment, network and connectivity, automated driving, and IoT. Here's James Chen's view on what will shape the future of connectivity.

9:50 am - 10:10 amDelivering the right Wi-Fi services for MDUs - featuring DojoNetworks Main stageRead more »

DojoNetworks is arguably America's most successful MDU service provider. We're delighted that CEO Dan Myers is joining us to share his insights in how to deliver world-class MDU Wi-Fi services.

10:10 am - 10:30 amPresentation: Rethinking Wi-Fi for the IoT - with Qualcomm Main stageRead more »

Delighted to welcome Qualcomm for this deep-dive into the future of Wi-Fi IoT.

10:30 am - 11:00 amMorning coffee & networking breakExpo area

11:00 am - 11:20 amAI for wireless: How AI can enhance the user experience - with Intel Main stageRead more »

Intel is the undisputed market leader in Wi-Fi connectivity technology for PCs - and is one of the most innovative core Wi-Fi technology vendors in the world. We're delighted to welcome Intel for a deep-dive into the future of Wi-Fi.

11:20 am - 11:40 amThe state-of-the-art in Wi-Fi sensing - featuring Origin AI Main stageRead more »

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11:40 am - 12:00 amIntroducing RouteThis: Quality Wi-Fi for the home Main stageRead more »

More to come.

12:00 pm - 12:30 pmQ&A Panel: Wi-Fi for communities - featuring eero & service provider guests Main stageRead more »

Wi-Fi for MDUs is one of the least developed opportunities in the USA with huge potential for growth. Amazon's eero is a leader in delivering the right technology - and in this Q&A session we will discuss the challenges and opportunities in getting MDU Wi-Fi services right with eero.

12:30 pm - 1:30 pmLunch breakExpo area

12:40 pm - 1:20 pmNavigating Wi-Fi 7: Market Deployments, 6GHz landscape, Testing Strategies, Protecting Brand Value Sea Star B Meeting RoomRead more »

Abstract: Explore the evolving landscape of Wi-Fi 7 with insights into market forecast, impact of 6GHz band on deployment trends, the importance of AFC, key Wi-Fi 7 RF test metrics addressing device performance and brand value considerations.

1:30 pm - 1:50 pmAn Overlooked MDU Opportunity for CSPs Main stageRead more »

Plume is one of the world's leading providers of home broadband quality of experience platforms - and they're also making strong inroads into adaptive Wi-Fi solutions for MDUs. Here's Plume's 'Uprise'.

1:50 pm - 2:10 pmAnalyst session: Present & future of smart home IoT, smart building IoT - with Elizabeth Parks Main stageRead more »

Elizabeth Parks is one of the finest analysts and researchers in the world on the topic of connected homes and buildings. We're delighted to welcome her back for her latest insights into connectivity needs in IoT.

2:10 pm - 2:30 pmFireside chat on transformative forces in Wi-Fi IoT - with Irvind Ghai, Silicon Labs Main stageRead more »

SiliconLabs is one of the most influential silicon vendors in Wi-Fi (and other) IoT and we'll discuss with VP Irvind Ghai what's next for SiLabs to grow the promising Wi-Fi IoT market.

2:40 pm - 3:00 pmQ&A Panel: Present & future of Wi-Fi IoT for Matter & more Main stageRead more »

What are the main opportunities and challenges in Wi-Fi-based IoT and Wi-Fi sensing? We'll ask the experts.

3:00 pm - 3:30 pmAfternoon networking & expo breakExpo area

3:30 pm - 4:00 pmQ&A panel: Broadband regulation for MDUs & communities - how will it impact consumers & businesses? Main stageRead more »

4:00 pm - 4:30 pmIEEE 802.11 full standards update - with Dorothy Stanley Main stageRead more »

IEEE 802.11 is racing ahead with plenty of new great technology standards. Dorothy Stanley will give us the update.

6:30 pm - 9:30 pmSocial: Celebrating 25 Years of Wi-Fi & Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Big Top Brewing CompanyRead more »

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April 24, Day 3: Wi-Fi for venues, enterprises, MSPs, & carriers

9:00 am - 9:15 amAnalyst fireside chat with Dean Bubley - more to come. Main stageRead more »

We'll frame the day's themes and topics together with analyst Dean Bubley.

9:15 am - 9:45 amKeynote presentation by Cisco: Wi-Fi for large public venues - with Matt Swartz Main stageRead more »

Matt Swartz is the architect behind dozens of the world's largest public venue Wi-Fi projects including multiple Super Bowls. Matt will be zooming in on the art and science of designing giant high-density Wi-Fi networks.

9:45 am - 10:05 amFireside Chat: Zero Effort Networking (ZEN): The Road to Ubiquitous Coverage. Main stageRead more »

American Bandwidth is redefining how in-building wireless coverage is created and delivered. Find out how in this session.

10:05 am - 10:35 amPanel on the future of enterprise Wi-Fi: The role of AI, NaaS, market consolidation, and more Main stageRead more »

Enterprise Wi-Fi is moving towards a strong and expanding role for AI while many companies are embarking on a NaaS strategy. How will this play out - and how may this affect consolidation and market trends? We will ask the experts.

10:30 am - 11:00 amMorning coffee & networking breakExpo area

Enjoy refreshments and check out our expo!

11:00 am - 11:20 amWorldVue: Delivering on the promise of MDU & hospitality connectivity Main stageRead more »

WorldVue (Formerly World Cinema (WCI)) has in become one of the largest providers of connectivity services for hospitality and MDUs in North America. The company has a compelling vision for how Wi-Fi technology and services will transform the market.

11:20 am - 11:40 amRuckus Networks: Enterprise Wi-Fi reimagined - with AI for operational efficiency Main stageRead more »

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11:40 am - 12:00 amFireside: Creating effective public Wi-Fi services for airports & more - with SliceWiFi Main stageRead more »

SliceWiFi has teamed up with Sarasota-Bradenton Airport to deliver some of the best public Wi-Fi services in the US. Find out what infrastructure and services solutions are the best when it comes to delivering the great Wi-Fi the everyone wants at high-density public venues.

12:00 pm - 12:30 pmQ&A panel: Delivering & monetizing great Wi-Fi at public venues Main stageRead more »

All public venues need Wi-Fi - and public Wi-Fi is a great way to engage guests and fans. But how can Wi-Fi service providers monetize their Wi-Fi services? We've invited some of the best in the business to discuss this question & many more.

12:30 pm - 1:30 pmLunch breakExpo area

12:40 pm - 1:20 pmProtect Your R&D Dollars: Regulatory Developments in 6 GHz and Cybersecurity Labelling with Jason Neal & Owen Smith, HWG Sea Star B Meeting RoomRead more »

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1:30 pm - 1:40 pmRevenue Generation and Messaging for Public Wi-Fi networks Main stageRead more »

Welcome to Brian Jacks.

1:40 pm - 2:10 pmPresentation & Q&A Panel: Transforming architectures & services with OpenWiFi Main stageRead more »

Telecom Infra Project's OpenWiFi is arguably the most significant change in enterprise Wi-Fi architectures ever (other than perhaps AI) - and is on track to transform the economics large-scale Wi-Fi deployments. We'll dig into all the details in this session.

2:10 pm - 2:30 pmIntroducing Network-as-a-Service with Meter Main stageRead more »

What is Network-as-a-Service and what are the benefits? What services can we expect from NaaS provider going forward? We will dive into these questions and more with help from NaaS leader Meter.

2:30 pm - 3:00 pmQ&A Panel: Performance, operations, planning, knowledge - how has the industry changed? Main stageRead more »

We're delighted to welcome three outstanding (and in some cases legendary) Wi-Fi experts to this panel. This is also your chance to fire away with your toughest questions!

3:00 pm - 3:30 pmPresentation by LATYS: Innovations in radio Main stageRead more »

Presentation by Artmiz Golkaramnay, Founder, Product & Business Lead, LATYS

3:30 pm - 3:40 pmEvent wrap-up with Claus Hetting - join us again next year! Main stageRead more »

Thanks to all our speakers & attendees for a great event!

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