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March 20, 2015
Full NPSTC Meeting at IWCE
Las Vegas Convention Center
The National Public Safety Telecommunications Council (NPSTC) will be holding its next Meeting in Las Vegas, NV, following the IWCE Conference.  Please join us in improving public safety communications and interoperability through collaborative leadership.  Together we can create one unified voice for public safety.
NPSTC Meeting:  Room N258
Friday, March 20, 2015 | 8:30 am – 5:30 pm

Call In: (510)-227-1018 | Conference ID: 1927086#
Webinar Access Information:

NPSTC Booth: 772
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 | 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Thursday, March 19, 2015 | 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
NPSTC Panel Presents Current Public Safety Issues
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 | 11:00 am – 12:15 pm, Room N257
Moderators:  Ralph Haller and Marilyn Ward
Panelists:  Harlin McEwen, David Buchanan, Tom Sorley, and Andrew Thiessen
Next-Generation Communications Track
An International Roundup of Next-Generation Communications Systems
Thursday, March 19, 2015 | 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm, Room TH22 
Moderator:  Nickie Petratos, President, SpheraTek, Inc.
Korea:  Dujeong Choi, Project Manager, TTA
Australia:  Geof Heydon, Director, Business Development Information Sciences Group, CSIRO
Brazil:  TBA, Motorola speaker
Canada:  Eric Torunski, Executive Director, Canadian Interoperability Technology Interest Group (CITIG), and Barry Luke, Deputy Executive Director, National Public Safety Telecommunications Council (NPSTC)
An Update on P25 Compliance Assessment Program (CAP)
Thursday, March 19, 2015 | 9:45 am – 11:00 am, Room N252
Las Vegas Convention Center, North Hall, Room N258
3150 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
Registration for this meeting is closed.

Friday, March 20, 2015
Event Time
Topical Presentations
8:30 am – 9:45 am
Technology Committee 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Spectrum Committee 1:30 pm 3:30 pm
Interoperability Committee 3:45 pm 4:30 pm
Governing Board Business 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
NEW:  Virtual audience may send questions to and we will address them during the Q&A portion of each presentation.

All times approximate. Length of meetings dependent upon discussion within each working group. For updates on a specific agenda item, call 1-866-807-4755. Material subject to change at the discretion of the Chair. 


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The Gold Lot & Silver Lot #1 are closest to the North Hall, where IWCE 2015 will be held. The current parking fee is $10.00 (cash or credit cards) per space with in and out privileges. Anyone leaving the Las Vegas Convention Center and planning to return the same day can show their paid parking receipt for reentry. Overnight parking is prohibited on Las Vegas Convention Center property. Vehicles left on the property overnight will be towed at the owner’s expense.


The weather in Las Vegas is part of what makes the town a top travel destination. With more than 300 days of sun every year, weather in Las Vegas is prefect for your business or vacation plans. The high temperatures during February are generally in the low 60’s and the low’s are in the lower 40’s.


Airport Shuttle
The most economical way to get to your hotel.  Shuttles can cost less than $10 for Strip/Downtown.  Check with your hotel for schedules. A few companies are listed below.

Strip hotels: $7 ($13 round trip)
, Downtown hotels: $8.50 ($16.00 round trip), 
Off-Strip hotels: $8 ($14.50 round trip), 
Walk-up Limousine: $55 & up, 
Walk-up Sedan: $39 & up, 
Operates 7 a.m. - midnight, 
, Location: Terminal 1 - Outside Baggage Claim Door #11,

Bell Trans
Strip hotels: $6.50 ($12 round trip), 
Downtown hotels: $8 ($15 round trip), 
Off-Strip hotels: $8 ($15 round trip)
, Walk-up Limousine: Starting at $48/hour (round trip required)
, Walk-up Sedan/SUV: Starting at $42/hour
, Stretch SUV: Starting at $110/hour, 
29-Passenger Coach: Starting at $80/hour
, Operates 24 hours, seven days a week, 
800-274-RIDE (7433) / 702-385-LIMO (5466)
, Location: Terminal 1 - Outside Baggage Claim Door #9

Strip hotels: $6 - $12, 
Downtown hotels: $8 - $16, 
Walk up limousine service: $55/hour and up, Walk up sedan: $45/hour and up, 
Operates 24 Hours, 
, Location: Terminal 1 - Outside Baggage Claim Door #13

The Las Vegas Monorail
The Monorail travels from Sahara Ave to the MGM Grand 7 days per week from 7 a.m.-2 a.m., Monday-Thursday and until 3 a.m., Friday-Sunday. Visit website for location stops and ticket prices:

Department of Business and Industry Nevada Taxicab Authority


Teleconference Call In
Call In: (510)-227-1018 | Conference ID: 1927086#
Webinar Access Information
Friday, March 20, 2015
Friday, March 20, 2015 - Meeting Minutes
  • NPSTC Meeting Presentations Slide Deck – March 20, 2015

  • ATIS Update – Frank Korinek
  • CITIG Update – Eric Torunski
  • FirstNet Update – Kevin McGinnis
  • Office for Interoperability & Compatibility (OIC) Update – Dan Cotter
  • OMA Update – Frank Korinek
  • Project 25 Update – Stephen Nichols
  • SAFECOM Structure – Chris Essid
  • SAFECOM Charter Graphic – Chris Essid
  • TCCA Update – Phil Kidner
  • TIA Update – Chris Lougee
  • Other Support Material
  • SAFECOM in 100 Sec (video) – Chris Essid
  • Invitational Travel

    Invitational travel is extremely limited. If you are selected to receive funding, the support office will contact you. If you have any questions, please contact


    NEW:  Virtual audience may send questions to and we will address them during the Q&A portion of each presentation.

    If you have any questions that do not require an answer at the meeting, please contact the Support Office at or 1-866-807-4755.