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AGL Local Summit 2019 – Chicago Co-Located with AUVSI

May 1 @ 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

AGL Media Group produces four regional conferences a year, bringing high-quality education to wireless infrastructure professionals in a local setting that promotes networking with your peers.

Second Summit of the series, the Chicago, Illinois conference is co-located with AUVSI Xponential 2019 at McCormick Place. Your attendance guarantees you a chance to learn from industry leaders and experts about what 2019 has in store for wireless infrastructure businesses, dealing with technical challenges and coping with complex zoning situations. And, of course, network with your peers and learn about new products on the exhibit floor.

What ​to ​Expect ​from ​the ​2019 ​AGL ​Local ​Landings:

  • ​Learn ​from ​Industry ​Leaders ​& ​Experts
  • Network ​with ​Decision ​Makers
  • ​Experience ​Hands-On ​Industry ​Case ​Studies
  • Share ​the ​Latest ​Content ​with ​Colleagues


Register for the AGL Summit by registering with our co-location partner AUVSI.

  • Early Bird registration, through March 18, 2019: $249.00
  • Standard registration, on or after March 19, 2019: $349.00
  • Pre-registration is required

Check the AUSVI Xponential website for more info on pricing.
Includes breakfast and lunch during the summit, and drinks and appetizers during the networking event. Discounts for SWAP members and government employees. Carriers attend for free with proof. Contact us at summits@aglmediagroup.com for details.


May 1
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM


McCormick Place
2301 S King Dr
Chicago, IL 60616 United States
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Session Topics

  • 5G: Taking Advantage of the Towering Opportunities
  • Drones Come of Age in Tower Management
  • Small Cells, Street Lights, Fiber and the Future
  • Signaling the Future of IBW Communications


8:00 AM
Registration, Networking Breakfast and Exhibitor Display
9:00 AM
Opening Keynote
9:45 AM – 10:45 AM
5G: Taking Advantage of the Towering Opportunities
You’ve heard the 5G hype. Find out the 5G reality. In this session, you will learn what the carriers are doing to build the next generation of wireless infrastructure. Examples include the role 4G LTE Advance plays with 5G NR, which spectrum is seeing the most action and the effect on the wireless infrastructure. What the carriers are building and where they are building make a difference to your business. Besides hearing about that, learning how the relationship between the carrier and tower companies continues to evolve in the maturing tower market maybe even more important. Come and learn about the tower opportunities.
Jennifer Fritsche (MOD),
Wells Fargo Securities
Ron Bizick,
Tarpon Towers
Clayton Funk,
MVP Capital
Jenine Renaud,
Pyramid Network Services
Allan Tantillo,
Vertical Bridge
Mark Wilson,
10:45 AM
Networking and Exhibitor Display
11:00 PM – 12:00 PM
Drones Come of Age in Tower Management
Not too long ago, unmanned aerial vehicles or drones held much promise for the tower industry to hoist cameras for a bird’s eye view of the structures and provide valuable information the structures and the attached equipment. Since then, back office equipment to process drone-gathered images and videos into actionable information, along with cloud storage to access that information, have advanced enough to make drone use commonplace. Learn how drones are making tower companies more aware of their vertical real estate with precision 3-D models for their towers. Technicians can now be safer because they have more knowledge about the towers they climb.
Robert McCoy,
Crown Castle
Bryan McKernan,
Rodney Murray,
Eagle Drones
Todd Schlekeway,
Gretchen West,
Hogan Lovells
12:00 PM
Presented by National Association of Tower Erectors
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Small Cells, Street Lights, Fiber and the Future
Small cell deployments stimulate interest in camouflage. For example, jurisdictions averse to additional vertical infrastructure in their rights of way find streetlight deployments to be a popular alternative. Let this session’s panelists help you to understand what criteria jurisdictions use to choose streetlight designs. They also will update you about cities’ steps to standardize small cells and how to facilitate extending fiber-optic cable to light poles. Find out who is taking advantage today’s small cell deployment opportunities as we, the wireless industry, stand ready to provide half a million small cells in the next five years.
2:00 PM
Networking and Exhibitor Display
2:15 PM – 3:15 PM
Signaling the Future of IBW Communications
First, the carriers didn’t want to provide in-building wireless. Next, they built out the highest-profile venues. Finally, they stopped. The IBW industry has worked to reduce the cost of deployments through new technology, and it has created new ways of helping the enterprises to fit wireless into their budgets. This panel will discuss how technology has improved and new ways of simplifying wireless in the enterprise space. With 80 percent of all wireless data sessions initiated indoors, it is clear there is plenty of opportunity for you in the IBW space.
3:15 PM – 5:00 PM
Networking Reception
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
XPO “The MAX” Networking Reception


Local Landing Sponsor

RayCap Site Pro 1 SiteTracker Vertical Bridge

Sponsors & Exhibitors

Clearfield Commscope extenet Foresite Group SAM Wireless Infrastructure Association AUVSI Xponential


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