2019 Public Safety Communications Conference by WA APCO NENA
Washington APCO/NENA Annual Conference
October 08, 2019 - October 11, 2020  ·  Three Rivers Convention Center

New dates, same great conference, vendor show, and awards banquet!

Conference Contacts:

Registration= confregistrations@waapconena.org

Training Tracks= conftraining@waapconena.org

Billing:  acctsa@waapconena.org

Vendor floor:  confvendors@waapconena.org

Sponsorships:  sponsors@waapconena.org

Other questions/conf chair:  conf@waapconena.org 



Agenda
Monday, October 7
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
at Richland Community Center, room 111 500 Amon Park Drive
Tuesday, October 8
9:00 AM
9:00 AM
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
1:00 PM - 5:45 PM
1:00 PM - 5:45 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday, October 9
7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
7:45 AM - 8:50 AM
7:45 AM - 8:50 AM
Special breakfast event for first-time attendees only.
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
We all know training in a communication center is not easy, add the unique environment that we work in and it is a perfect recipe for CHALLENGE. Having a successful mentor program can help enhance and support your training program.
12:00 PM - 1:20 PM
2:45 PM - 3:00 PM
2:45 PM - 3:00 PM
3:00 PM - 4:50 PM
3:00 PM - 4:50 PM
Adoption of LTE technology and AT&T FirstNet by public safety and governments brings many terms, technology, acronyms, and wireless design & engineering methodologies that LMR professionals will need to understand.
4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
5:00 PM - 5:25 PM
5:00 PM - 5:25 PM
Join us in the lobby near meeting room G for the most fun you've ever had at a conference!
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Gather in the lobby for the grand opening.
Thursday, October 10
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
If you didn't get enough speed networking on Wednesday come to the lobby near Great Hall A!
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Beginning at 0900 Coffee will be served on the vendor floor this morning!
10:35 AM - 10:50 AM
10:35 AM - 10:50 AM
Morning Break... on the vendor floor
1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
How to overcome the Five Dysfunctions of a Team: - Lack of Trust - On-Going Conflict - Inconsistent in Commitment - Lack of Mutual Accountability - Inattentiveness to Team Results
2:15 PM - 2:30 PM
2:15 PM - 2:30 PM
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
This interactive session will guide participants through an outcome-oriented process, utilizing both aspirational goals and specific objectives, allowing stakeholders to track outcomes of the strategic plan.
Friday, October 11
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
8:15 AM - 9:00 AM
8:15 AM - 9:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Kim Ratz - Speaker, Trainer, Troubadour: Did you know there is a song about WA APCO/NENA? Come hear Kim perform it live! Kim’s session brings humor and levity to the ever-present, and sometimes dreaded, topics of morale and communication in the Com Center
Sunday, October 11
3:00 PM
3:00 PM
Speakers
Exhibitors
Floor Plan
Sponsors
LOCATION
Three Rivers Convention Center, 7016 West Grandridge Boulevard, Kennewick, WA 99336
Location: Three Rivers Convention Center, 7016 West Grandridge Boulevard, Kennewick, WA 99336

General Conference Information

Restrooms are located off the lobby outside of Great Halls A and B.

Help Wanted: Want to get involved?  Sign up at the registration desk to become a room proctor.   Room proctors arrive a little bit early and make sure the speaker has everything he or she might need.  They introduce the speaker and topic, hand out and collect training surveys, and report any problems to conference staff.  

Attendance Raffle: Room proctors will hand out raffle tickets promptly at the scheduled start time and at the end of each breakout session.  Write your name on the back of the ticket and drop it at the Registration desk for a chance to win great prizes.  Drawings will be held after the last session on Thursday with the winning ticket information announced during the Awards Reception on Thursday and posted at the registration table.  You don’t have to be present to win but please pick up your prize before 1130 hours Friday.  Check in to sessions, meetings, and meals and compete the surveys through event leaf for chances to win a separate prize drawing that will occur after the conference ends.  The winner of the Eventleaf raffle will receive an amazon gift card by email!

Vendor Floor: The vendor floor is in Great Halls B, C, and D. We encourage you to visit the vendor hall on your way to classes!

Drink tickets:  You’ll get two drink tickets with your registration packet.   Tickets can be redeemed during the Chapter Dinner, Vendor Reception, or Awards Reception or Banquet.

50/50 Raffle: Tickets will be $1 each and each day the proceeds will be split half to the raffle winner and the other half to the chapter. Look for a Chapter Services member to get your tickets!  Tuesday the drawing will be held at the end of the chapter dinner.  On Wednesday, the drawing will be held during the Vendor Floor Reception.  On Thursday, the drawing will be held after dinner.  On Friday, the drawing will be held right before the session ends.  You must be present to win!

Silent Basket Auction: The Gift Basket Silent Auction is back again.  Stop by the Chapter Services Committee tables in the lobby to see the offerings in the Gift Basket Silent Auction! Baskets will be given a starting price determined by the Chapter Services Committee.  A “Buy-It Now” price may be posted for the baskets on their bid sheets.  The auction closes at 1800 hours on Thursday, June 29th and baskets must be picked up and paid for by 1100 hours on Friday.  All proceeds will go to support the efforts of the Chapter’s Public/Government Affairs Committee.  Winners can pay at the Registration Table. 

Breaks: Coffee will be available each morning starting at 0800 until about 1500 and also at all of the meals.   A light snack will be provided at each morning and afternoon break (see the agenda for times). 

Sponsors: Please be sure to thank our conference and Chapter Sponsors and all of the vendors participating in this year’s conference.  Without them the conference would not be possible.   The Chapter encourages you to support the vendors that support APCO and NENA.



Scavenger Hunt: Various photographs have been places in vendor booths around the hall… some of them include the chapter logo.  When you find a photo with the logo write the photo number on your scavenger hunt card.  Write your name and agency on the back of the card.    After you complete your card drop it in the bucket near the entrance to Great Hall B. All entries must be received by 1130 on Thursday.  Prize winners will be announced on the vendor floor between 1130 and 1300.  You must be present to win.