Wi-Fi World Congress North America 2023

September 18-20 Toronto, Canada @ Omni King Edward Hotel

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


We are the world’s only conference & expo 100% dedicated to showcasing and supporting the global Wi-Fi industry. This September 18-20 we're bringing the world’s Wi-Fi leaders together under one roof for three days of all things Wi-Fi in the great city of Toronto, Canada - with a special focus on innovation & opportunity.  We're also zooming in on massive new opportunities in 6 GHz Wi-Fi for the home, the enterprise, for devices, and not least Wi-Fi evolution.

And remember: Everybody is welcome. We look forward to seeing you there!

Social event Sept 19: Experience drinks & entertainment @Omni King Edward Hotel

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September 18, Day 1: Training day (workshops, seminars, & training)

10:00 am - 2:00 pmMasterclass training: Designing Future-Proof Wi-Fi Networks Today Academy Room 1Read 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 being obsolete upon deployment.

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10:00 am - 2:00 pmMasterclass training: Wi-Fi Technology Evolution Academy Room 2Read more »

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

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2:30 pm - 5:30 pmTutorial: Wi-Fi Sensing: IEEE 802.11bf technology and use cases Academy Room 1Read more »

This tutorial provides and in-depth look at 802.11bf sensing technology. Realization of use cases related to the smart home will be highlighted, as well as the enhancements that will enable advanced applications including: in-vehicle child detection, fall detection, energy management and gesture detection for appliance control.

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2:30 pm - 5:30 pmTutorial: Understanding the path to Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ and new 6 GHz spectrum capabilities Academy Room 2Read more »

Wi-Fi CERTIFIED is an internationally recognized seal of approval designating products with proven interoperability, conformance to standard, backward compatibility, and the highest industry-standard security protections in place. Wi-Fi CERTIFIED products are the most reliable way to give network administrators, device vendors, and service providers confidence that their products or the devices on their networks will provide the highest-quality user experience. In order to meet the unique needs of the Wi-Fi industry, Wi-Fi CERTIFIED now has three paths to achieve certification – FlexTrack, QuickTrack, and Derivative. This workshop will explore the various certification paths, share insight into the certification process, and provide detail on how to offer more value to customers by becoming a QuickTrack Solution Provider. Wi-Fi Alliance now also offers additional 6 GHz spectrum capabilities for members certifying products that will require AFC. This workshop will also outline these new benefits now offered to industry.

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6:30 pm - 8:30 pm'Welcome to Toronto' social evening: Join us at the Vanity Fair foyer for drinks! Omni King Edward HotelRead more »

Join us for drinks a the Vanity Fair foyer, second floor of Omni King Edward Hotel - and mingle with world's finest Wi-Fi people. See you there!

September 19, Day 2: Next generation Wi-Fi for the smart home

9:00 am - 9:10 amWelcome to the Wi-Fi World Congress North America 2023 - with Claus Hetting 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 - 10:00 amPresentation by Qualcomm: Wi-Fi technology for the smart home Main stageRead more »

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10:00 am - 10:30 amDZS Xperience Cloud: Delivering the right customer experience Main stageRead more »

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

11:00 am - 11:30 amEvolution of Wi-Fi connectivity for devices - 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.

11:30 am - 11:50 amClient-Powered WiFi Motion: Redefining Network Dynamics - with Cognitive Systems Main stageRead more »

Wi-FI sensing is one of the hottest new technologies within the Wi-Fi space- and Canada's Cognitive Systems is one of the leaders.

11:50 am - 12:10 amBell: Deliver the Most Compelling Content with the Best Wi-Fi Network Main stageRead more »

We're delighted to present Mathieu Provost from Bell Canada as our keynote speaker.

12:10 pm - 12:30 pmQ&A Panel: Present & future of the Wi-Fi-connected smart home Main stageRead more »

We'll be diving into all the latest opportunities & challenges facing carriers and vendors within the world of the Wi-Fi-powered smart home. When can we expect smart home services to become truly intelligent? How will Wi-Fi 6E transform the home Wi-Fi experience? What can be done to improve home Wi-Fi quality? We'll answer these and many more questions with the help of our panel of experts TBA.

12:30 pm - 1:30 pmLunch breakExpo area

12:40 pm - 1:20 amMasterclass with Ekahau: Optimising enterprise Wi-Fi Workshop Room 1Read more »

Ekahau is the world leader in planning tools for professional Wi-Fi. Here's your chance to get the latest insights from Ekahau's Stewart Goumans.

1:30 pm - 2:00 pmMediaTek: The future of connectivity with Wi-Fi 7 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. In this presentation, MediaTek will explain the key features of Wi-Fi 7, its challenges as well as MediaTek’s solutions.

2:00 pm - 2:20 pmCommScope: New architectures for home networks - with Wi-Fi 7 Main stageRead more »

CommScope Home Networks is a leader in home networking technology. We're delighted to welcome Jeff Newdeck for a deep dive.

2:20 pm - 2:40 pmWiFi Sensing: Enabling Advanced Home Intelligence - with Origin Main stageRead more »

WWC Toronto is delighted to welcome Wi-Fi sensing leader Origin for this talk.

2:40 pm - 3:00 pmDefining the future of Wi-Fi IoT with Matter - with Irvind Ghai, Silicon Labs Main stageRead more »

Silicon Labs is one of the leaders in Wi-Fi technology in support of the new Matter IoT standard. Irvind Ghai gives us the insights how Matter is driving smart home IoT adoption & more.

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

3:30 pm - 4:00 pmQ&A panel: Opportunities & challenges in Wi-Fi hardware - with Qorvo & Akoustis Main stageRead more »

New Wi-Fi standards and more spectrum demands leaps forward in Wi-Fi hardware. We'll discuss the challenges & opportunities with two of the industry's RF component leaders.

4:00 pm - 4:30 pmSolutions for convergence - with Kyrio Main stageRead more »

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4:30 pm - 5:00 pmFireside chat with Greg Ennis, author of 'Beyond Everywhere' Main stageRead more »

Greg Ennis is the author of the a book on the definitive history of Wi-Fi.

6:00 pm - 9:00 pmSocial Evening Event: "Beyond Everywhere" - with Greg Ennis, and more Read more »

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September 20, Day 3: Wi-Fi for enterprises and service providers

9:00 am - 9:15 amWireless Revolution: Unlocking the Potential of Wi-Fi Connected MDUs and Homes Main stageRead more »

Wi-Fi connectivity has become an essential feature in both homes and MDUs, enabling residents to stay connected, access information, and utilize an ever-growing ecosystem of smart devices that enhance comfort, convenience, and efficiency. The rapid proliferation of Wi-Fi technology continues to shape the way we live, work, and interact within our living spaces. This session highlights Parks Associates consumer data and building owner perspective on wi-fi enabled devices, providing insight into current and future demand.

9:15 am - 9:45 amKeynote presentation by Cisco - including new tech for AP location mapping Main stageRead more »

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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 amQ&A panel: The future of Wi-Fi for MDUs & enterprise - including NaaS, AI, and more Main stageRead more »

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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 »

In this session, Bart Giordano will discuss the future of enterprise connectivity as AI transforms Wi-Fi into a dynamic powerhouse, optimizing operations for unparalleled efficiency and performance while delivering the best end user experience.

11:40 am - 12:00 amEvolution of Wi-Fi for sports stadiums and LPVs - with AmpThink Main stageRead more »

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12:00 pm - 12:30 pmPresentation & Q&A Panel: Transforming architectures & services with OpenWiFi Main stageRead more »

Telecom Infra Project OpenWiFi is making Wi-Fi more affordable and more ubiquitous across the world. Get all the insights from the OpenWiFi leaders in this presentation & panel.

12:30 pm - 1:30 pmLunch breakExpo area

12:40 pm - 1:20 amMasterclass on AP location mapping - with Cisco Workshop Room 1Read more »

AP location mapping is ushering in a new era of location-based services in Wi-Fi - and enabling standard power Wi-Fi in the 6 GHz band. Don't miss this deep-dive into new AP location tech from Cisco.

1:55 pm - 2:15 pmQ&A panel: Present & future of the 60 GHz band - with Peraso, Airvine, & Cambium Networks Main stageRead more »

The unlicensed 60 GHz band offers huge capacity for connectivity. In this panel we will discus present & future for 60 GHz use cases.

2:15 pm - 2:35 pmPresentation by VVDN Main stageRead more »

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2:35 pm - 3:00 pmQ&A panel: Future of the Wi-Fi-connected enterprise Main stageRead more »

Discover the horizon of enterprise connectivity, where Wi-Fi is leading the way to shape a transformative future, driving innovation and efficiency in the digital workplace.

3:00 pm - 3:30 pmHarnessing the power of Wi-Fi with AI and ML optimization Main stageRead more »

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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 - join us in Sarasota, Florida and Geneva, Switzerland next year!

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