Canada-US Bi-National Cross Border Interoperability Workshop

Monday, October 20, 2014 - Wednesday, October 22, 2014
5:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
4:30 PM
Caesars Windsor

CITIG X-Border 2014

Submit your SNAPSHOT for the Canada-U.S. Bi-National Cross-Border Interoperability Workshop

Submissions are now open for our very popular session titled: SNAPSHOT! Cross-Border Communications Interoperability updates from across both nations. Only eight speaking spots are available, so make sure you get your idea in right away. For full details, visit our SNAPSHOT! page.


Made possible in part by a grant from the Motorola Solutions Foundation's Public Safety and Security Institute.

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 "Focus on the frontline"

Ensuring security and safety along the Canada-U.S. border is a shared challenge for both Canada and the United States that requires collaboration and coordination between the two nations. To be successful, personnel from both countries require the ability to exchange voice and data communications in real-time and across disciplines and jurisdictions in an effective and timely manner.

Join us in Windsor, Ontario from October 20 to 22, 2014 as the Canada-U.S. Bi-National Cross-Border Interoperability Workshop will focus on the frontline to address gaps on key voice and data interoperability issues facing today's public safety sector. The focus on information exchange, topic-specific discussion and interactive break-outs aims to support and promote the transfer of best practices and experience, and the development of a more unified approach to public safety interoperability between nations.

The Workshop itself will feature hands-on sessions designed to help delegates gain an understanding of, or work toward making progress on, key issues, including:

  • Cross-border interoperability successes and remaining challenges
  • Resolving spectrum issues -- land mobile radio and broadband
  • FirstNet and the Canadian Public Safety Broadband Network: Ensuring they work together
  • The Future: Next Generation (NG) 9-1-1 and its impact on Border Communities
  • Cross-border interoperability planning
  • Trends in interoperability technology, including both voice and data related issues
  • Situational awareness, common/user defined operating pictures, precision information environments, GIS systems, blue force tracking and location based services in cross-border situations
  • Social Media for Emergency Management (#SMEM)
  • Standards including the National Information Exchange Model

Target Audience

Interoperability leaders and practitioners from U.S. and Canadian:

  • First-responder agencies (law enforcement, fire, paramedic, emergency management)
  • Other public safety providers (federal, provincial, state, territorial, regional, municipal, etc.)
  • Military & Coast Guard
  • Government agencies & utilities
  • Non-governmental organizations in the emergency response and humanitarian aid sphere
  • Academic and research institutions
  • Industry

Location of workshop/Accommodations

Caesars Windsor, 377 Riverside Drive East, Windsor, ON

CITIG Cross Border Workshop Rate: $159 plus taxes per night, Call: 1-800-991-8888. Group Code: ACA1018. Room Block: Held until September 20, 2014 (prices are not guaranteed after this date)

Registration Fee

$495 + HST ($559.35) payable to Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police prior to the conference by Visa, Master Card or cheque (includes all plenary sessions, two breakfasts, two lunches and four refreshment breaks). If payment is not received prior to the conference, delegates must provide a credit card number or purchase order to gain admission to the conference.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations made on or before August 19, 2014 are subject to a full refund less an administration fee of $75 + HST ($84.75). Registrations cancelled between August 20, 2014 and September 20, 2014 are subject to a 50% refund. No refunds will be given for cancellations received after September 20, 2014.

Please note: If a registration is submitted after September 20, 2014 there will be no refunds issued in the event of a cancellation.

Substitutions can be made for an additional charge of $25 + HST ($28.25).



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