Given my busy schedule, there are only a few wireless industry conferences I carve out time to attend each year. My criteria for going to a conference center around factors such as:
- Quality of the speakers
- Timeliness of the information
- Real usability of the information learned at the conference
- Opportunity to meaningfully network with peers on both sides
- Value-for-time I spend at the conference
- Value-for-price to attend the conference
The #1 (with a bullet) conference I make time to get to each year is one (and usually more) of AGL Magazine’s regional conferences. In fact, I try to get to at least two each year.
Regardless of whether you’re on the government side or the industry side, I think AGL’s regional conferences are the place to be, the place to hear, and the place to learn. My entire staff and I will be attending at least two of them this year (Irvine and San Francisco…come up and say hi).
The AGL regional conferences this year are:
- March: ATLANTA
- April: IRVINE
- June: ST. LOUIS
- September: CHICAGO
- November: BOSTON
- December: SAN FRANCISCO
Check out the regional conferences at http://agl-mag.com/aglevents/. Then sign up to attend one or more of them. When you see the cost to attend the day-long events (with lunch), no, it’s not a typo.
Finally, if you don’t subscribe to AGL Magazine already, you’re missing out on one of the best sources of useful industry information: http://agl-mag.com/subscribe/
Sign up for their bulletins, as well.
PS: NO, I’m not being paid to endorse AGL…I really do depend on AGL that much as a primary source of “RUS”…Really Useful Stuff.