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ARCIA Professional Development Conference & WA State Networking Dinner 2024

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Following a fantastic conference in 2023, we’re headed back to Perth in March 2024 to deliver vital content to the radio and critical communications community.

The conference features two half day workshops, running concurrently with a stream of shorter presentations and a closing panel, running from 9.00AM-5.00PM. (Workshop 1: 9.00AM-12.30PM and Workshop 2: 1.30PM-5.00PM) and is fully catered. 

The ARCIA WA State Networking Dinner runs in the evening after the conference.

>> Ticket sales close Wednesday, March 6 for the WA Networking dinner <<

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    • The evolution of critical communications – how industry is responding to the needs of critical users for both voice and data
    • Spectrum for Wireless Broadband – An Update
    • Wireless Technologies – Considerations for making the best technology decision for your use case
    • Deploying Private LTE technology in Operational Telecom Networks
      • Considerations for the Transition to Hybrid PoC and Narrowband Operation
      • The Future of Communications Networks: Embracing Infrastructure-Free Communications Solutions
      • Achieving Interoperability: The Future of Connected Critical Communications System
      • ARCIA Market Update: Challenges and Opportunities
      • Mission Critical Push-To-Talk – Will Land Mobile Radio ever go away?

      • Expert Panel: A developing critical communications landscape - The challenges and opportunities that come with new technology and more choice.

      More information on the conference can be found on ARCIA's website>>



      WORKSHOP 1: Private LTE/5G - The Fundamentals of Technology and System Designs 

      SOLD OUT

      9.00AM - 12.30PM

      Presented by: Simon Lardner | Head of Wireless Business, Vocus

      This course will provide students with the skills to be able to outline the key elements and components of a typical wireless broadband communication system. Students will be able to develop the block diagrams and system elements for designing a basic system and demonstrate the expected requirements and outcomes of such a system, both in basic and extended formats.

      On completion students will be able to understand and identify the various elements associated with system design, including the relevant spectrum sectors that are associated with wireless broadband and understand the potential outcomes that a relevant to all options that are applicable.

      WORKSHOP 2: Designing and Planning Microwave Networks

      1.30PM - 5.00PM

      Presented by: Eddie Stephanou | Regional Technical Manager for Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Islands, Cambium Networks

      Whether you are new to microwave and planning fundamentals or you are looking for a refresher, this workshop will provide you with an up-to-date overview on microwave radio planning that will assist you in planning and deployment efforts. This is an interactive session where you will also have the opportunity to ask questions on all things microwave during this live session.


      ARCIA WA State Networking Dinner 

      6.00PM - 10.30PM

      Join us post-conference for a relaxed dinner featuring guest speaker, Mick Colliss, the WA State Industry Advancement Award winner announcement, and lots of networking time! Pre-dinner drinks start at 6.00PM with dinner to follow at 7.00PM. Everyone is welcome to attend, whether an ARCIA member or not, including partners. 

      Need accommodation in Perth? Book your corporate rate for the Aloft Perth (Special Events Rate)


      *The conference organisers have the right to make changes to the agenda at any time and without notice. Please check close to the conference date for the latest speaker program.

      **Header photo by Nathan Hurst on Unsplash

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