Conference News

Wednesday Wrap-Up
Get caught up on some of the last day’s sessions at APCO 2018 with the Wednesday wrap-up.

Connect & Celebrate Dinner
The APCO 2019 concluded with a look back and a look ahead as awards for individual service were delivered, the outgoing president discussed the association’s accomplishments and the incoming president laid out her plans for the year to come.

Food for Thought Luncheon
The Food for Thought Luncheon held on the last day of APCO 2018 recognized newly certified agencies, strong APCO chapters and a “comedian-therapist” who explained how people could better understand their co-workers.

Tuesday Wrap-Up
Get caught up on some of yesterday’s sessions at APCO 2018 with the Tuesday wrap-up.

Second General Business Session
The Second General Business Session packed a lot of business into a short session on Tuesday. APCO members heard the results of the election of a new executive committee, the executive director’s association year-in-review, and progress reports from federal officials on their work on behalf of public safety communications.

APCO 2018 Distinguished Achievers Breakfast
The Distinguished Achievers Breakfastincluded recognition of individuals who earned certifications as well as agencies and PSAPs that earned accreditations. It was bookended with a talk by the CEO of FirstNet and one by an organizational expert about exerting leadership to be successful with a team.

General Opening Session
APCO 2018’s Opening General Session featured awards to top performers in the industry and an inspiring speech from the first Medal of Honor winner since Vietnam who lived to see the award.

Monday Wrap-Up
Get caught up on some of yesterday’s sessions at APCO 2018 with the Monday wrap-up.

First General Business Session
APCO International concluded the first day of the 2018 annual conference with its first general business session where members approved a resolution joining other law enforcement agencies to push for seamless interoperability of next generation 9-1-1.

Sunday Wrap-Up
Get caught up on the first day of APCO 2018 with this wrap-up.

Six Keys to Conference Savvy
Savvy conference goers prepare to do six things that build confidence, relax others, assure they benefit professionally, and have a great personal experience.

Speakers Have All the Fun
What is more fun than attending an APCO Conference? Presenting at an APCO Conference!

What Every First-Year Vendor Should Know
Here are a few of the lessons we’ve learned over the years from our experience on the exhibit floor.

A Conversation With the Co-Chair of the PDEC Committee
With APCO’s Annual Conference and Expo rapidly approaching, Professional Development Events Committee (PDEC) co-chair, Charles Vitale, provides insight on this year’s educational opportunities and the committee’s work.

Meet the Host Committee
Each year the Annual Conference Committee volunteers their time to ensuring the APCO Annual Conference & Expo runs smoothly. The chairs, selected almost 18 months prior to the conference, have the big task of ensuring that close to 200 volunteers are well trained and equipped to assist the 5,500 conference attendees over the course of 6 days.