Join us at the 2019 Wireless Leadership Summit, October 23-24!

Make plans now to attend EWA’s Wireless Leadership Summit, October 23 and 24 at the InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza, in Kansas City, Missouri.

With expert-led sessions, ample networking opportunities and a bustling exhibit hall, the Wireless Leadership Summit is an exceptional and rewarding event for all. The industry's top leaders and EWA members, including sales and service provider business owners, manufacturers and vendors, and business/enterprises will be there to network and discuss what the future holds in store.

Register now to take advantage of early registration rates. Please note that Harris, Hytera, JVCKENWOOD and Motorola dealers can apply co-op funds to their registration. The last day for early registration is September 20.


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Attendee Information
Garrett Sheehan
Membership and Events

Exhibitor Information
Elaine Walsh
Conference Director


We are looking forward to seeing you in Kansas City this October!


Wireless Leadership Summit Program

The Wireless Leadership Summit program includes an informative mix of regulatory, technical and business management topics, in sessions led by industry experts.

The 2019 program is below and will be updated with new information on sessions and speakers. If you are not a member of EWA, please email to receive Leadership Summit updates.

See the 2018 program.


Certification Training

EWA’s Private Wireless Education Council introduced certification training courses at the 2018 Wireless Leadership Summit. This year's Leadership Summit will again offer training in preparation for Electronics Technician Association certification. Courses usually involve two days of learning, including a proctored ETA certification exam.

Course topics to be announced soon. Separate registration will be required.


This program is subject to change

Monday, October 21

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Certification training, day one (topic to be announced)

Tuesday, October 22

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Certification training, day two and proctored exam (topic to be announced)

Wednesday, October 23

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Special Interest Group Meetings (to be announced)

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

EWA Board of Directors Meeting (closed meeting)

1:00 2:30 p.m.

Lunch on Your Own

2:30 – 4:00 p.m.

Wireless Leadership Summit - Welcome and EWA Annual Membership Meeting

EWA Chairman of the Board, David Reeves, and Mark Crosby, President, EWA, will welcome all attendees to the conference and highlight Summit Events. EWA Regulatory Counsel, Liz Sachs, and Robin Cohen, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs & Spectrum Strategies, EWA, will review the top advocacy issues EWA is pursuing and provide the Alliance's perspective on 2020 spectrum initiatives. Newly elected members of the EWA Board will be recognized.

4:15 – 5:00 p.m.

New Spectrum and Business Opportunities Session

Hear about sales and technology opportunities opening with new and expected spectrum allocations.

5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Welcome Reception in Exhibit Hall

Network with fellow attendees and exhibitors to kick off the 2019 Leadership Summit. Visit exhibitor booths to see items included in this year's silent auction benefiting the EWA-Joseph B. Vestal Endowed Scholarship. The Silent Auction is open through Thursday's closing reception.

Thursday, October 24

9:00 – 10:15 a.m.


The Keynote Speaker is always a highlight of the Leadership Summit.

10:15 – 12:15 p.m.

Spectrum, Operations, and Technology Sessions

12:15 – 1:15 p.m.

Lunch in the Exhibit Hall

Enjoy lunch and the opportunity to talk with fellow attendees about the morning sessions, while visiting the exhibitors.

1:15 – 3:30 p.m.

Exhibit Hall Open

3:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Spectrum, Operations, and Technology Sessions

5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Closing Cocktail Reception in the Exhibit Hall

Join fellow attendees for an evening of conversation and collaboration. Browse the booths to discover and discuss the latest products and offerings from the exhibitors. Now is the time to place final bids for the silent auction. All auction proceeds benefit the EWA-Joseph B. Vestal Endowed Scholar Fund at Old Dominion University.

6:30 p.m.

Winning Bids Announced for the EWA-Joseph B. Vestal Endowed Scholarship Silent Auction


Early Registration Rates Last Through September 20


EWA Member (Rate increases to $545 after September 20) $395
Non-Member (Rate increases to $645 after September 20) $495
Guest (Spouse/Non-Company guest with paid full registration, exhibit hall access only) $215
Certification Training, two-day course and exam (registration will open after course topic is announced)    TBD


Registration for the Wireless Leadership Summit is not required for Certification Training registration.


Registration Reimbursed Through Most Co-op Programs

Harris, Hytera, JVCKENWOOD USA Corp., and Motorola Solutions offer co-op reimbursement for the cost of registration for the Wireless Leadership Summit. Please check with your manufacturer for details.


To cancel your reservation, email

Cancellations received before September 27 entitle the registrant to a refund minus an administrative charge of 25% of the gross registration and activities fees; cancellations received after September 27 are not eligible for refund. 

Substitutions can be made at any time for a pass of equal or lesser value. (There is no fee for substitutions.)


Wireless Leadership Summit Headquarters Hotel

The InterContinental Kansas City at the PlazaImage result for westin denver downtown
401 Ward Parkway
Kansas City, MO 64112

We are pleased to announce that the InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza is the headquarters for the 2019 Wireless Leadership Summit. Book online or by calling 866-856-9717 and use the group code "WLS" to receive the discounted group rates starting at $219.

The InterContinental Kansas City is a 4-star hotel, located across the street and an easy walk from the iconic Country Club Plaza, with hundreds of shops, restaurants and bars. See an overview of the hotel and the area from InterContinental Hotel’s lead concierge.


The InterContinental Kansas City is 30 minutes from the Kansas City International Airport (MCI). Shared rides can be booked at the MCI Shuttle page, starting at $43 per person. Uber and Lyft both operate between MCI and the hotel. 

Regional Attractions

Kansas City is known as the city of fountains, easily seen on the numerous walkways throughout downtown, and it is recognized as the city of national museums. Kansas City is the home of the National World War I Museum, the American Jazz Museum, the National Airline History Museum and the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and MuseumNational Geographic named Kansas City one of the Best Trips of 2019, for its wealth of attractions as well as its deeply entwined joint heritage of jazz music and barbecue. 


Exhibit and Sponsor Opportunities

Become an exhibitor or sponsor by contacting Conference Director Elaine Walsh at or 520-620-0063 for more information.

The 2019 exhibitor list will be posted soon. Companies that exhibited at the 2018 Wireless Leadership Summit are listed below.

AEA Technology, Inc. Motorola Solutions, Inc.
CALL24 Wireless Callbox Systems Opt-In Wireless
Consortium of Certified Service Centers Ormandy Software
PRIMUS Electronics
Prism-IPX Systems, LLC
EMR Corporation RFI Americas
Enterprise Wireless Alliance Sunny Communications, Inc.
Eventide Inc. Systems Implementation, Inc.
Freedom Communication Technologies Talley Inc
Hytera Teldio
Icom America Tigerpaw Software
Leonardo VIAVI Solutions
M4D Westell Technologies, Inc.
Mindshare Zetron, Inc.
MissionCritical Communications/RadioResource Media Group  


Why Exhibit?

Over 200 land mobile radio sales and service provider business owners and top managers attend the Wireless Leadership Summit annually.  This is their key event to learn about new regulatory requirements, network with their fellow professionals and discover new technologies in the exhibit hall.

Networking is the Key to Sales 
Imagine having one-on-one conversations in a relaxed atmosphere with the business owners for the largest wireless system operators and service organizations in the U.S. That’s what the Wireless Leadership Summit delivers  

Align Yourself With the Leaders
Participating in the Leadership Summit sets your company apart as a leader in the industry. Companies that sign up early get months of exposure to attendees on the Wireless Leadership Summit web site.  

Why Exhibitors Return Year After Year
It's the year's leading opportunity to make lasting connections. You will have unparalleled access to decision makers. With two exclusive networking events held in the exhibit hall, you have excellent opportunities to meet and engage with prospects.  

Learn While You Network
The Wireless Leadership Summit is planned so exhibitors have full access to conference sessions.  Learn about the crucial regulatory and technology issues that concern your customers and take the opportunity in sessions to talk with prospects.


Sponsorship Opportunities

Become a sponsor of the Wireless Leadership Summit, and take advantage of value-added benefits, such as pre-event, on-site and post-event recognition. Leadership Summit attendees report every year that they are more likely to buy from companies that show support of EWA through sponsorship of the Leadership Summit.

Learn more about available sponsorship opportunities by contacting Conference Director Elaine Walsh at or 520-620-0063.