History of WAMICON

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In April of 1997 the University of South Florida launched a new research and teaching program with the introduction of the Wireless and Microwave Information (WAMI) Systems Laboratory and the formation of a WAMI Advisory Board.

The Conference was founded in 1999 and began as a 1 day forum to promote the WAMI program research and relevant industry technology. This 1 day forum was held on the campus property of USF at the Embassy Suites and was initially sponsored by the IEEE Florida West Coast Section and the IEEE MTT/AP/ED Joint Chapter. In 2001 exhibitors were added.

In 2004 the WAMI Conference grew into a multi-day international IEEE conference fully sponsored both technically and financially by IEEE MTT-S. The conference is a regional event usually held in the March/April months, usually at a beach location on the west or east coast of Florida.