Light Reading’s 5G Advanced – Next Gen Mobile Networks and Services Symposium  
September 19 and 21, 2023 

Virtual Panel:  A Bridge to 6G: Giant Leap or Small Shuffle?

1:20 pm EST – Panel Session:

  • Ruth Brown, Principal Analyst, Mobile Networks & 5G, Heavy Reading
  • Javan Erfanian, Distinguished Member of Technical Staff, Bell Canada
  • Toktam Mahmoodi, Professor of Communication Engineering at King’s College London Director of the Centre for Telecommunications Research
  • Mike Nawrocki, ATIS VP of Technology and Solutions

The Research Conference on Communications, Information and Internet Policy  
September 22-23, 2023 | Washington, DC

Laying the Foundation for 6G (Featuring NGA TPO Director Eric Burger)

This panel will bring together interdisciplinary experts in the field of wireless communications, including policy, economics, and engineering, to discuss the latest developments and emerging trends in the next generation of communications technology. The panelists will share their insights on the future of wireless communications and how 6G technology will shape our digital world. They will explore the challenges and opportunities that come with the deployment of 6G networks and supporting emerging technologies, such as AI, quantum computing, blockchain, Web3, metaverse, and NFT.

Overall, the panel aims to generate discussion around key foundations needed for successful development, deployment, operations, and management of 6G communications. What are important lessons learned from previous generations of wireless communications that can help with 6G? What worked well? What improvements are needed?

Discussion topics may include open and virtual networks, security and privacy, sustainability, use cases, spectrum management and communications policy, international considerations, and societal and economic impacts.


  • Carolyn Kahn, MITRE 


  • Eric Burger, Virginia Tech CCI and Next G Alliance
  • Jennifer A. Manner, EchoStar
  • LtCol Benjamin Pimentel, USMC
  • Reza Arefi, Intel, retired

6G Symposium Fall – Beyond the Hype 
October 18-19, 2023 | Washington, DC 

The NGA is pleased to announce that is once again a partner for the upcoming 6G Symposium “Beyond the Hype”, October 18 & 19 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington DC.  Key themes include: 

  • Collaboration: Building A Better 6G For North America
  • Aligning 6G Roadmaps With Other Industries
  • Key Questions on Next-Gen Technologies

Many Next G Alliance members are speaking including:  Igal Elbaz, Mike Nawrocki, Doug Castor, Caroline Chan, Mariam Sorond, Eric Burger, Amitava Ghosh, Jaydee Griffith,  Ali Khayrallah, Tommaso Melodia, and more.  The agenda is available here:

NGA Member Registration Discount:

Interested in attending? NGA members are eligible to receive a 25% discount from the $225 two-day in person event pass. Use code:  ATISMEMBER and register here:   Complimentary virtual participation is also available.

IEEE Future Networks World Forum, World Industry Fora on 5G/6G 
November 13-15, 2023 | Baltimore, MD 

Session 2:    Key drivers for 6G:  Use cases, technologies and other imperatives (Featuring NGA TPO Director Eric Burger)

Since 2017 several 6G initiatives have been launched, 6G white papers published and 6G research is being driven. All of these have directly or indirectly influenced the ITU-R WP5D Recommendation Framework and overall objectives of the future development of IMT for 2030 and beyond“.

In this session we are bringing together the experts who are driving these initiatives to address the following questions :

  • What are the technology trends driving 6G ?
  • What Usage Scenarios and policy imperatives are expected to be addressed by 6G?
  • What are envisioned as the differentiating features and capabilities of 6G? 
  • How will it impact our lives? What is the alignment with UN SDGs?
  • How are different geographies contributing to the research & development of 6G technologies and solutions? 
  • Are they doing anything different from what was done for 5G?

Speakers and Panelists:

  • Next G Alliance
  • Hexa-X
  • IMT2030PCG
  • 6G Korea
  • 6G Japan
  • Bharat 6G 

6G Summit 
May 21, 2024 | Irving Convention Center | Las Colinas, Texas 

With research and development of 6G already well underway across the world, conversations around innovation, deployment, commercialization and sustainability are taking top priority. The 6G Summit will gather mobile technology leaders from across North America to discuss the roadmap for introduction of 6G connectivity, as well as the expectations for a robust 6G market.

The 6G Summit will take place in-person at the Light Reading’s Network NEXT event in Las Colinas, Texas. For registration information, click here.