Register now for the 2018 Wireless Leadership Summit!

Join us at the 2018 Wireless Leadership Summit, October 10-11, at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio in San Antonio, Texas.

With expert-led sessions, ample networking opportunities and a bustling exhibit hall, the Wireless Leadership Summit will be an exceptional and rewarding event for all. Both exhibitors and attendees reported that the 2017 event was a highlight of their year.   

Stay tuned for more information about the 2018 agenda and program. Last year's agenda focused on opportunities to grow your business - through new spectrum opportunities, assessing a business's value for sale or purchase, or integrating new technologies.

​Do not forget to register in advance for the Wireless Leadership Summit. Early registration rates end on September 10. Please note that Harris, Hytera, JVCKENWOOD and Motorola dealers can apply co-op funds to their registration. 

For more information, contact us at or 800-482-8282. 

We are looking forward to seeing the attendees, sponsors, exhibitors and speakers in San Antonio this October.


The agenda for the education portion of the 2018 Wireless Leadership Summit will once again be an informative mix of regulatory, technical and business management topics, in sessions led by the industry’s experts.  Details will be posted soon!

Wednesday, October 11

7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Registration Open

Confluence Ballroom Foyer

7:30 – 8:30 a.m.

Continental Breakfast for TRNI and MSS Members

Lawrence Foyer

8:30 – 9:30 a.m

MSS Regional Group Meetings

EDMSSA - Lawrence A

GLMSS - Lawrence B

SEMSS - Platte River Ballroom

WMSP - Teller

8:30 – 10 a.m.

EWA Annual Membership Meeting

Members of the Enterprise Wireless Alliance are invited to attend this meeting for a summary of EWA’s activities in the year.

Horace Tabor - Molly Brown

9:45 – 11:30 a.m.

TRNI Annual National Meeting

Members of the Technology Resource Network are invited to attend this meeting for a summary of TRN's activities in the past year and plans for the year ahead.

Platte River Ballroom

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Lunch on Your Own

5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Opening Reception in Exhibit Hall

Network with fellow attendees and exhibitors to kick off the 2017 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 tomorrow's closing reception.

Confluence Ballroom

Thursday, October 12

7 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Registration Open

Confluence Ballroom Foyer

8 – 8:50 a.m.

The Generation Gap: How to Successfully Work with Boomers, Millennials, Gen X and Z

The Women of Wireless welcome Miranda Allen, CEO of Radiofrequency Safety International, to discuss an issue affecting businesses across the country. The key to four different generations working together is understanding, appreciating and using differences in attitudes, behaviors, expectations and motivations to enhance the workplace.

Ms. Allen is an author and speaker; was a leader in establishing Women of NATE, a mentorship program for women in the telecommunications construction industry; and is the founder of the non-profit Project Pink. She is a serial entrepreneur and has worked for private companies and the government, including Hewlett Packard and the U.S. Army.

Miranda Allen, Radiofrequency Safety International

Platte River Ballroom

9 – 10 a.m.

Welcome and State of the Industry Review

This year's Wireless Leadership Summit officially begins with the Summit hosts presenting exclusive and up-to-date information you can put into action on regulatory, spectrum, and other market forces that will affect your business in the coming year, as well as the latest industry occurrences and endeavors.

Kevin Carter, TRNI
Mark Crosby, Enterprise Wireless Alliance

Platte River Ballroom

10 – 10:15 a.m.


10:15 – 11:15 a.m.

At the Speed of Innovation:  How to Outmaneuver the Marketplace and Outperform the Competition at Lightning Speed – Keynote, Tamara Kleinberg  

To compete in today’s ever changing, fast-paced landscape, tech organizations and their leaders must learn to create a culture where innovation is the norm and adaptability is the requirement. Learn to unlock your greatest resource, the untapped innovative minds of your team, to overcome the hidden barriers to innovation, while benefiting from the compounding value of daily innovation for explosive growth and measurable results.  

Tamara Kleinberg, named an “Innovation Icon” by Inc. Magazine, is a contributor to the Today Show, the New York Times, NBC News and HuffPost, numerous radio shows and podcasts including Entrepreneur on Fire. She is the founder and CEO of LaunchStreet, a business innovation catalyst company with clients including Disney, RICOH, NASA, Nike and General Mills. Tamara has launched and run multi-million-dollar tech businesses. Her latest book, Think Sideways, is a best seller.  

Platte River Ballroom

11:15 – 11:30 a.m.


11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

(Concurrent sessions)


Session A: Antenna Structure Registration Procedures

Are you up to date on the latest FCC rules regarding antenna structures and the requirements to register them with the FCC? In recent years, FCC rules regarding towers, including requirements for obtaining an Antenna Structure Registration (ASR), have become more complicated. This session provides an overview of FCC, FAA and environmental compliance, any regulatory changes on the horizon, and how the changes may affect your business and customer operations. 

Moderator: Ila Dudley, Enterprise Wireless Alliance

Dean Ballew, Day Wireless
Katherine Patsas Nevitt, Lukas, LaFuria, Gutierrez & Sachs

Lawrence A/B


Session B: The Benefits of a 900 MHz Realignment

Gain a new understanding of the proposed 900 MHz realignment and how it will affect our industry and your business. This panel discussion and Q&A session will include a review of the actions taken by the FCC and different perspectives from the subject matter experts on the possible benefits and opportunities of broadband and narrowband systems co-existing.

Moderator: Mark Crosby, Enterprise Wireless Alliance

Frank Anderson, A Beep, Inc.
Marc Lockard, Lockard & White
Morgan O'Brien, pdvWireless
John Pescatore, pdvWireless 

Platte River Ballroom

12:15 – 1:15 p.m.

Lunch in the Exhibit Hall brought to you by 

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

Confluence Ballroom

1:15 – 3:30 p.m.

Exhibit Hall Open

Confluence Ballroom

3:30 – 4:15 p.m.

What’s it Worth? Valuing Your Business 

Many business owners are considering strategic business consolidations, collaborations or acquisitions. This session will provide background on the factors that drive business valuations, including both business operations and underlying spectrum values.

Mark Crosby, Enterprise Wireless Alliance
John Sanders, Bond & Pecaro

Platte River Ballroom

4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Push-to-Talk over Cellular Is Here 

Are you considering incorporating Push to Talk over Cellular (PoC) into your business portfolio? Get to know the players in this space, the next-generation products, potential business opportunities, and how this tech fits into the private land mobile radio (PLMR) landscape. This discussion will help decision makers determine a course for the future, learn best use cases for PoC and LMR, and how LTE and other broadband technologies are being integrated in the current and future wireless environments.

Moderator: Mike Fordinal, Crosspoint Communications

Steve Driscoll, AT&T Mobility
Joel Garner, Motorola Solutions
Mike Rosenthal, Southern Linc
Mark Jasin, JVCKENWOOD USA Corp.
Don Griffis, Harris Corporation

Platte River Ballroom

5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Closing Reception in 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 EWA-Joseph B. Vestal Endowed Scholarship Silent Auction and outbid your competition!

6:30 p.m.


Winning Bids Announced

Winners must be present to claim and pay for auction item.


Exhibit opportunities at the 2018 Wireless Leadership Summit will be open soon.

Check out which companies exhibited at the 2017 Wireless Leadership Summit:

Ormandy Software
OTTO Engineering, Inc.
Certified Service Centers pdvWireless
PRIMUS Electronics
Prism-IPX Systems, LLC
RFI Americas
Sunny Communications, Inc.
Systems Implementation, Inc.
Talley Inc
Technology Resource Network
TESSCO Technologies
Tigerpaw Software
True Dispatch
Zetron, Inc.

Become an exhibitor or sponsor

Contact Conference Director Elaine Walsh at or 520-620-0063.

All confirmed exhibitors will receive an exhibitor kit from Freeman Decorating via email with your unique log-in and password to order your booth’s electrical, Wi-Fi and furniture and arrange for freight delivery.  Please note – the booth area is carpeted; however, you will need to order furniture and electrical. If you have questions or have not received the kit, contact the Conference Director, Elaine Walsh, at 520-620-0063 or by email at

Exhibitor Information

Over 200 wireless business owners and top managers attend the 2018 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 Summit sets your company apart as a leader in the industry. Companies that sign up early get months of exposure to attendees on the 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 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. Summit attendees report every year that they are more likely to buy from companies that show support of EWA through sponsorship of the Summit.

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



Click Here to Register Now for the 2018 Wireless Leadership Summit

Early Registration Rates Last Through September 10

EWA Member (Rate increases to $545 on September 11) $ 395.00
Non-Member (Rate increases to $645 on September 11) $ 495.00
Guest (Spouse/Non-Company guest with paid full registration, exhibit hall access only) $ 195.00

Registration Reimbursed Through Most Co-op Programs

The following manufacturers offer co-op for the cost of registration for the Wireless Leadership Summit. Please check with your manufacturer for details.

  • Harris
  • Hytera
  • Motorola Solutions

Cancellations and substitutions

To cancel your reservation, send an email to Cancellations received:

  • Before September 25, entitle the registrant to a refund minus an administrative charge of 25% of the gross registration and activities fees.
  • On or after September 25 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.)


Summit Headquarters Hotel

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600 East Market Street
San Antonio, TX 78205


We are pleased to announce that the four-star Grand Hyatt San Antonio is the headquarters hotel for the 2018 Summit. Located on the famous San Antonio Riverwalk, this is not only where all the Summit activities will be held, it’s also near the city’s many attractions.  We suggest that you book your rooms soon at the special, discounted rates starting at $229.

Note that the last day to reserve at the discounted rate is September 10.


Air TravelSan Antonio Airport (SAT)

Ground Transportation – While there is not a Grand Hyatt hotel shuttle, it’s only 20-30 minutes from the airport to the hotel, depending on traffic.

Driving instructions

Airport taxi information

Uber and Lyft operate at the San Antonio airport

Regional Attractions

Only steps away from the Grand Hyatt, you can enjoy the shopping and restaurants on the Riverwalk, visit La Villita and the Rivercenter Mall, El Mercado and do not miss The Alamo.