The evolution of antenna technology is reviewed, from the days of Marconi to the present. Various periods over which antenna technology has been revitalized are reviewed, and the various antenna configurations developed during those periods are summarized along with some of their respective key characteristics. The history starts at the beginning of the 20 th century and the respective technologies developed in the decades that follow are identified. Individuals that played a key role, especially during the early stages of antenna technology, are identified. Future trends and needs are speculated. Key technologies that will contribute to future advancements are identified and will be presented at the conference.