Abbotsford CITIG Cross-Border Forum

Wednesday, September 18, 2013
8:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time
3:30 PM
Jasbir Saran Room, Abbotsford Community Services Building
Free

(NOTE: It is a two-step registration process. Register for your Web credentials -- to gain access to a variety of interoperability-related resources -- and then register for the event once authenticated).

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Please consider attending the following cross-border public safety interoperability events hosted by the Canadian Interoperability Technology Interest Group (CITIG) in collaboration with local emergency responder agencies and New Brunswick's Department of Public Safety:

CITIG Cross-Border Forum Series -- Abbotsford: Open Session

Date: Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Time: 8:30 a.m. to noon

Cost: Free!

Location: Jasbir Saran Room, Abbotsford Community Services Building, 2420 Montrose Avenue, Abbotsford, B.C. (ample free parking). Nearby hotels: 

    

Ramada Plaza
36035 North Parallel Road
Abbotsford, BC  V3G 2C6
Tel: 604-870-1050 or 1-888-411-1070
Fax: 604-870-1060
www.ramadaabbotsford.ca

     

Sandman Hotel
32720 Simon Avenue
Abbotsford, BC  V2T 0B8
Tel: 604-556-7263 or 1-800-726-3626
Fax: 604-556-7253
Email: reservations@sandman.ca
www.sandmanhotels.ca

Invited: Any U.S or Canadian representative from public safety, responder or emergency management agencies, government, NGOs, utility, industry and academia interested in furthering cross border public safety communications interoperability.

The objectives of the session include:

  1. Increase awareness of the issue of cross-border public safety interoperability;
  2. Present information on some of the various interoperability programs and projects currently taking place in Canada, the U.S., in British Columbia, Washington State and regionally (neighbouring provinces and states);
  3. Obtain feedback from local participants about the current cross-border interoperability situation, opportunities for information-sharing and outline next steps; and
  4. Discuss next steps relevant to interoperability strategic planning in the region.

Agenda topics include:

  • History of CITIG, ongoing projects, current trends and issues
  • Spectrum management in Canada and/or the U.S.;
  • Communications Interoperability Strategy for Canada and related U.S. initiatives
  • 700 MHz Spectrum and what it means for your agency
  • Provincial and regional initiatives
  • Regional Interoperability Case Studies

The preliminary agenda will be available soon. The final agenda will also be available on the site and e-mailed to registered participants about a week prior to the event.

Space is limited -- Register Today!

CITIG Cross Border Forum Series -- Abbotsford: Closed Session

Date: Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Location: Jasbir Saran Room, same as above.

Cost: Also free!

By invitation only: Closed for invited U.S and Canadian public safety officials, responders, emergency management agencies, government, utilities, NGOs and academia to focus on cross-border interoperability planning at the regional level. The meeting will take a d


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