2018 Banquet and Technical Symposium

RCA’s 2018 Technical Symposium and Awards Banquet
New York City, Saturday November 17th (note day change!)


View photos (63) of the 2018 Awards Banquet here


Technical Symposium Saturday, November 17, 2018, 8:30 am – 5 pm.

Tech Symposium $55  Tech Symposium Student: $25 (HS or College)

Includes continental breakfast and am/pm breaks. Lunch is on your own

 Banquet and Awards Ceremony Saturday, November 17, 2018, 6 pm – 11 pm.

Cocktail hour and Banquet: $160                      Tech Symposium/Banquet Bundle: $195

All prices quoted per person. Contact info@radioclubofamerica.org for reservations of 5+ attendees or tables of 10.

See below for online registration and payment form – our preferred method of registering for this annual event.

It’s time to register and secure your hotel room for our 2018 Technical Symposium and Annual Awards Banquet in New York City!

The Awards Banquet’s Keynote Speaker is Dr. Ted Rappaport. Dr. Rappaport has over 100 U.S. or international patents issued or pending and has authored, co-authored, and co-edited over 200 papers and 20 books in the wireless field, including the classic Wireless Communications: Principles & Practice (translated into seven languages), Principles of Communication Systems Simulation with Wireless Applications, and Smart Antennas for Wireless Communications: IS-95 and Third Generation CDMA Applications. Dr. Rappaport is the David Lee/Ernst Weber Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering and is a professor of computer science at New York University’s Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences. He is a pioneer in RF propagation, wireless systems simulation, and 5G networks. His research has influenced international standards bodies for three decades.


As requested by prior attendees, we will have more panels than ever before (3 total)!  Our panels include:  5G Technology, the Internet of Things (IoT), and FirstNet.  We also have speakers on the challenges of data on HF links, the 2017 solar eclipse’s impact on propagation, the 5G Market Rollout, and the role of the Naval Radio School at Harvard during WWI.  Our two youth presenters will be speaking on Working With A Solar Powered Digipeater.  The full Agenda, Abstracts, and Presenters’ Bios are found here.


We are excited to announce that the 2018 RCA Technology Symposium and Awards Banquet will be at the Westin New York Times Square. This beautiful, 4 star property right in the heart of Times Square, is offering RCA a fantastic room rate and beautiful facilities for the Technical Symposium as well as the Banquet.

RCA is also pleased to offer some terrific incentives to members who stay at the Westin during these two events. Did you know that by filling our room block, we receive discounted room rates, discounted catering for the banquet, and will have the banquet and meeting room rental waived? Your hotel stay at the Westin equates to approximately $30,000 in savings, but only if we fulfill our contractual obligation for the room block. Thank you in advance for staying at the Westin! As you can see, it is very beneficial for all. Use the link below to book your room at the Westin before the block fills up or closes on October 27, whichever occurs first.

Check out our member incentives for your stay at the Westin HERE.

Book your stay at the Westin HERE.


Corporations or individuals interested in becoming sponsors, please click on the links below:

2018 Banquet Sponsorship

Banquet Sponsor Benefits List versus Sponsorship Level

2018 Technical Symposium Sponsor

Technical Symposium Sponsor Benefits List versus Sponsorship Level

It’s time to register! Our registration form for both the banquet and the symposium is below. Please complete it in it’s entirety, it will ask for your secure credit card payment via PayPal at the end. Thank you! We look forward to seeing you in New York City!