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Real-Time Communications Conference and Expo

Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) is pleased to announce the Real-Time
Communications Lab will host the annual IIT Real-Time Communications (RTC) Conference and Expo – October 14 – 16, 2019 in Hermann Hall on the IIT main campus in Chicago, IL.

The IIT RTC Conference is a globally recognized collaborative event where the interactive multimedia and real-time communications industries and academia connect.

The conference brings together developers, technical professionals and business executives from industry, standards, policy, regulatory, and research, promoting an open exchange of ideas to lead future development in the rapidly changing field of real-time communications

This year’s event promises to be the biggest and best to date! This is a multi-tracked conference that will run over three days, focusing on the major areas of:


Internet of Things (IoT)
WebRTC
Next Generation Emergency Communications
Programmable Telecom Networks
IPTComm – Juried research papers
TADSummit Americas

On Monday, October 14, registrants have the opportunity to participate in a day of Tutorials covering important and timely topics in real-time communications taught by leading subject-matter experts. Tutorials are complimentary for Full-conference registrants.

IPTComm, an independent academic conference whose focus is applied research in the area of Real-Time Communications, will once again be hosted as a track in the IIT RTC Conference. Research papers accepted by IPTComm will be presented in the track and published. Publication details will be available on the IPTComm website. The inclusion of the IPTComm conference offers our registrants, speakers, and sponsors the opportunity to attend two conferences in one, and builds on our unparalleled reputation for connecting industry thought leaders with academic researchers.

We’re excited to announce that the inaugural TAD Summit Americas will be co-located with IIT RTC Conference in 2019. For six years, Alan Quayle has produced TADSummit as the premier annual thought-leadership event in the programmable telecoms space. In 2019 TADSummit is expanding by hosting regional events in Asia, North America, and EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa).

By partnering with TADSummit Americas, IIT RTC Conference expands on its reputation for delivering the broadest range of unbiased real-time communications content in one amazing event.

The inclusion of TADSummit Americas and IPTComm offers our registrants, speakers, and sponsors the opportunity to attend three conferences in one, and builds on our unparalleled reputation for connecting industry thought leaders with academic researchers.

TICKETS AVAILABLE AT: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/illinois-institute-of-technology-iit-real-time-communications-rtc-conference-tickets-58132350425?aff=efbeventtix&fbclid=IwAR04x7NRII5mmwHRQKyYVxLnBjkJDWwSrJ2f9gv491ktZlrUxgyJ404HWJE

Date: 

Oct 14, 7:30am to Oct 16, 4:00pm

Location: 

Hermann Hall

3241 South Federal Street, Chicago, Illinois 60616

Who can attend?: 

Illinois Tech students can get free access to tutorials held on Monday, Oct. 14 by using code STUDTUT when registering for the TUTORIAL option.

Illinois Tech students and faculty can get free access to all four keynote events and access to the expo by using the code ACADFULL when registering for the EXPO PLUS option.

Additional Instructions: 

Students and faculty are welcomed to attend the annual IIT Real-Time Communications Conference & Expo, which will be held Oct. 14-16, 2019 at Hermann Hall, 3241 S. Federal St., on the Illinois Tech campus.

The IIT RTC Conference brings together experts to discuss the rapidly changing field of real-time communications. Click here to view program. Professional networking opportunities are available.

Speakers and attendees will represent more than 50 communication technology companies, including sponsors T-Mobile, AT&T, TADSummit, mLogica, Verizon, Vail, nexVortex, Red Hat and Comcast. Here is a list of speakers. 

One keynote discussion will features representatives from Comcast, AT&T and T-mobile who will discuss how phone companies are responding to unwanted robocalls. 

Another keynote will feature the 2019 winner of the TADHack Chicago, which will be held the weekend before the conference at Illinois Tech. 

Volunteer and scholarship opportunities are available for students. For more information email Carol Davids at davids@iit.edu.

Illinois Tech students can get free access to tutorials held on Monday, Oct. 14 by using code STUDTUT when registering for the TUTORIAL option.

Illinois Tech students and faculty can get free access to all four keynote events and access to the expo by using the code ACADFULL when registering for the EXPO PLUS option.

Cost: 

Expo Plus: $100

Illinois Tech students and faculty can get free access to all four keynote events and access to the expo by using the code ACADFULL

Keynote and expo hall only

Full Conference Pass: $400

Regular Full Conference Pass available beginning Sept 1, including both 1/2 day Tutorials on Monday Oct. 14, all keynotes and sessions associated with IIT RTC Conference, TADSummit Americas, and IPTComm on Oct. 15 and 16, and all conference meals, receptions, and networking events throughout.

Pre-Conference Tutorials: $75

Illinois Tech students can get free access to tutorials held on Monday, Oct. 14 by using code STUDTUT

Monday, October 14 we offer two half-day tutorials, Enable an App with Voice and SMS, and WebRTC/ORTC. A Full-conference registration entitles you to take one or both of these without extra charge. Alternatively, for those who wish to participate in the Tutorials, but are unable to attend the Main Conference, the tutorials may be purchased separately for a fee of $75. Enable an App with Voice and SMS – 9:00 AM – Noon Instructors� Alex Haynes; Software Engineer, and Jake Schmitz; Director of Application Development, Vail Systems Description Ready to add phone call and texting capabilities to your applications? Don’t have an application yet, but certainly want to learn how to do something like this? In this session, we’ll walk you through the process of setting up an application that will: 1 - answer a phone call, 2 - gather input from the caller, and 3 - respond with a text. If you happen to have your own project ready for such a thing, bring it along. If you're exploring or learning, we have code for you to use. What you’ll need to bring: a laptop and a basic comfort level with setting up a local server. What you’ll leave with: an API key and phone number to continue to build upon the basic application from class or to try your own. WebRTC/ORTC – 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Instructor Bernard Aboba, Principal Architect, Microsoft Description This tutorial will cover the WebRTC 1.0 Candidate Recommendation which is now shipping in all browsers as well as related APIs such as Media Capture, Screen Sharing and Content-Hints. The history of the WebRTC APIs will also be discussed as well as next generation APIs under development.