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Illinois Institute of Technology Hosts Real-Time Communications Conference and Expo

September 12, 2013 | Telepresence Options

Illinois Institute of Technology

Ninth annual event brings technology experts and industry leaders together

Chicago - Sept. 12, 2013 - Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) will host the ninth annual Real-Time Communications Conference and Expo October 15-17 on the university's Main Campus, in Hermann Hall located at 3241 South Federal Street. The event brings together technical professional and business executives from the data and telecommunications industry, standards bodies, policy and regulatory institutions, educators and researchers to promote an open exchange of ideas to lead the future development in the field of real-time communications.

Seminars will feature discussions including web and emerging technologies, WebRTC, mobility, next generation 9-1-1 public safety answering points, cloud communications, entrepreneurship and innovation. In addition, keynote presentations will feature Andreas Gal, Vice President for Mobile Engineering at Mozilla, Henning Schulzrinne, Chief Technology Officer at the Federal Communications Commission, and Stephen Brown, Vice President for Cloud Strategy at Mitel Networks Corporation.

"Everyone living at the intersection of voice, video, messaging, mobility, the cloud and the Web - technical developers, innovators, engineers, academic researchers, product managers, marketers, and entrepreneurs - has things to learn and things to teach at this year's conference," said Carol Davids, Director of Real-Time Communications Research Labs and Industry Professor in the Information Technology Management Program at IIT's School of Applied Technology.

In addition, IPTComm will also hold an academic conference as part of the Real-Time Communications Conference. An academic conference supported by the Association for Computing Machinery, the goal of IPTComm is to serve as a platform for researchers from academia, research labs, industry and government to share ideas, outcomes and experiences in the field of IP-based telecommunications.

The cost to attend both conferences is $300 until Sunday, September 15. After that date, the full conference attendance fee is $400. For a list of seminars, additional conference information, and to register, go to

Founded in 1890, IIT is a Ph.D.-granting university with more than 7,700 students in engineering, sciences, architecture, psychology, design, humanities, applied technology, business and law. IIT's interprofessional, technology-focused curriculum is designed to advance knowledge through research and scholarship, to cultivate invention improving the human condition, and to prepare students from throughout the world for a life of professional achievement, service to society, and individual fulfillment. Visit

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