In universities and engineering labs across the U.S., "Wireless Communications: Principles & Practice," is the ever-present reference, written by Enterprise Wireless 2012 Leadership Summit keynote speaker Dr. Theodore Rappaport.

Rappaport's talk, "The Coming Renaissance of the Wireless Communications Age," kicks off the annual event on Thursday, October 11, and will address the technological and personnel challenges Rappaport sees ahead for the industry.

As a long time educator, entrepreneur, and wireless inventor with more than 100 patents, Rappaport will share his singular perspective on the future of wireless and his ideas on how to attract and retain tomorrow's leaders. Enterprise Wireless 2012 Leadership Summit features the industry's best speakers on regulatory, policy and technology issues in presentations ranging from "Presidential Election: What Does It Mean for Wireless?" to the inaugural T-Band User Forum, to panels featuring TETRA, NEXEDGE and ConnectPlus operators. Plus, an expanded exhibit hall features vendors including Harris Corporation, Motorola, Kenwood, Times Microwave, Aeroflex and many more.

Co-hosted by EWA and USMSS, and sponsored by Hytera, Icom, Kenwood and Motorola, the Leadership Summit is a unique networking and educational event designed for both public and private wireless users, and sales and service providers. Pre-registration is open until October 5.