Monday, February 06, 2012

The Science and Technology Directorate within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is hosting a Commercial Mobile Alert Service (CMAS) Forum on February 21, in Las Vegas. This CMAS Forum provides stakeholders nationwide with a unique opportunity to discuss CMAS research, development, and testing in advance of CMAS deployment in April.

The CMAS Forum is designed to address current and future-state initiatives to advance CMAS
capabilities nationwide. Information gathered will guide efforts for future CMAS planning, including standards development and emerging technologies. The CMAS Forum will take place at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Room S226, in conjunction with the International Wireless Communications Expo,
from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM PST.

The discussions and partnerships developed at the CMAS Forum will outline specific actions needed for
preparing communities for CMAS and will advance alerts and warnings capabilities nationwide, enhance
vital partnerships, and lay the groundwork for future success.


Participants can register to attend the CMAS Forum by completing the attached registration form
and sending it to By registering via the attached form, participants will
automatically be registered for IWCE’s exhibit hall at no charge. Participants who wish to attend the full
IWCE conference should mention the CMAS Forum and code H28 when registering for IWCE to receive
25% off IWCE conference prices.

IWCE has arranged for reduced hotel rates, which are available on a first-come first-served basis. To
learn more about hotel and travel options when planning your attendance at the CMAS Forum, please
visit IWCE for information about rates and procedures for reserving a hotel room.

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