Wi-Fi Alliance® hosts annual member meetings around the world in Asia, the Americas, and Europe, with opportunities for attendees to participate in face-to-face working sessions, get a first look at the latest Wi-Fi® demos, expand their professional networks, and explore the latest technology topics. These events connect Wi-Fi industry peers to advance innovation globally.
Read on to learn more about what to expect when attending Wi-Fi Alliance member meetings:
Informative General Sessions
Member meetings feature general sessions which include keynotes delivered by industry experts across the Wi-Fi ecosystem that explore the latest Wi-Fi topics, technologies, and innovations. Past keynotes have included Chatwin Lansdowne, Engineer at NASA Johnson Space Center; acting FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel; and Phil Solis, Research Director at IDC. General sessions also panels and roundtables, such as the Lisbon member meeting’s Wi-Fi in IoT panel and a regulatory panel at the Wi-Fi Alliance 20th anniversary member meeting.
Wi-Fi Alliance member meetings often include various technology demonstrations of available or forthcoming Wi-Fi technologies or services. Members are welcome to showcase their products through demonstrations of the latest Wi-Fi technologies and use cases, giving attendees early insight into upcoming innovations. The most recent member meeting in Seoul featured a demonstration of the Wi-Fi Alliance AFC Service and past meetings have included demos of Wi-Fi Location and Sensing technologies.
Task Group Working Sessions
Member meetings are an ideal location for task group face-to-face discussions. Task groups are the primary forums for Wi-Fi Alliance members to accomplish work. Task Groups identify requirements and advance key Wi-Fi work areas like AFC, Security, IoT, and more. These working sessions are usually conducted virtually during the year, but member meetings provide dedicated time for group members to collaborate in person on important industry topics and an ideal opportunity for collaboration across various task groups that may have common goals.
Members value the opportunity to forge personal connections in a face-to-face environment. Every Wi-Fi Alliance member meeting agenda features dedicated time to connect with industry peers. Members have opportunities to expand their professional network by attending social events like happy hours and enjoying meals that showcase the area’s local cuisine. Each meeting also includes a new member orientation to help incoming members and those who have not yet attended a member meeting make the most of the event.
With more than 870 member companies around the world, Wi-Fi Alliance is proud to host informative events that continue the upward momentum of Wi-Fi innovation and adoption. Learn more about our upcoming member meetings here.
Clockwise from top left: Celebrating 20 years of Wi-Fi in Washington, D.C.; connecting with peers at a social in Seoul; networking in Lisbon; enjoying happy hour; savoring sweet treats during a break; checking in at registration; and exploring the streets of Seoul.
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