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APCO 2018

August 5, 2018 - August 8, 2018

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The Venetian

APCO 2018, APCO International’s Annual Conference & Expo, is the premier event for public safety communications officials, from frontline telecommunicators to comm center managers to public safety communications equipment and services vendors. Starting August 5, APCO 2018 offers four days of educational sessions, committee meetings and special events, paired with two full days of exhibits.

When and Where Is It?
APCO 2018 will be held August 5-8, 2018, in Las Vegas, NV. The Exhibit Hall will be open August 6-7. Various hotels near the conference will be offering special rates to APCO 2018 attendees.

Who Attends?
The 5,600+ attendees represent a wide range of organizations, including PSAPs, law enforcement, fire service, emergency medical services, and government agencies, along with service providers and commercial vendors.

Why Attend?

  • Education: Attendees can earn up to 16 CEUs from nine professional development tracks with more than 100 individual sessions focused on frontline telecommunicators, leadership development, comm center management, cutting edge issues, technology and more. Pre-conference APCO Institute courses offer more in-depth training.
  • Networking: Four special events (extra fees may apply) with engaging speakers provide an opportunity to learn, laugh and participate in industry-building activities with other public safety communications attendees and exhibitors.
  • Exhibits: More than 275 vendors, representing a wide range of public safety communications products and services, launch new products, provide equipment to test drive, and meet with attendees to discuss purchases or problems.
  • Involvement: Attendees can attend PSAP tours, career advancement sessions, and healthy living seminars, as well as donate blood to a local blood bank. All attendees are invited to the general business sessions, and qualified APCO members can vote and attend committee meetings.
  • Fun: Attendees can meet and mingle at the APCO Block Party or tour the city with special discounts to Las Vegas area attractions.

Schedule at a Glance

Thursday, August 2, 2018
1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. New Council Orientation
Friday, August 3, 2018
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Executive Council Meeting
6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Executive Council Reception (Invitation Only)
Saturday, August 4, 2018
12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Committee Leadership Summit (Invitation Only)
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Registration – APCO member voting available
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Committee Meetings
Sunday, August 5, 2018
8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m Chapter Leaders Training
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. AFC Adcom Meeting
8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Institute Adcom Meeting
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Registration – APCO member voting available
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m Professional Development Tracks
10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m Professional Development Tracks
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Professional Development Tracks
2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Professional Development Tracks
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. First General Business Session
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Young Professional Mixer
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. New Attendee Reception
6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. International Welcome Reception
Professional Development Tracks: 4 (some sessions may be repeated based on popularity)
Monday, August 6, 2018
7:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Registration – APCO member voting available
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m Opening General Session and Keynote Address
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall Hours (Ribbon Cutting @ 10:00am)
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Blood Drive
10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Career Advancement Center and Presentation Theater Sessions (Exhibit Hall)
11:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Exhibit Hall Lunch ($10 lunch credit)
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. AFC Advisor Luncheon (Invitation Only)
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Professional Development Tracks
3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Professional Development Tracks
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Professional Development Tracks
Exclusive Exhibit Hall Hours: 4 (10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.)
Professional Development Tracks: 3 (some sessions may be repeated based on popularity)
Tuesday, August 7, 2018
7:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Registration – APCO member voting available until 2:00 p.m. Pacific
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m Distinguished Achievers Breakfast
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall Hours
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Blood Drive
10:30 a.m. – 3:15 p.m. Career Advancement Center and Presentation Theater Sessions (Exhibit Hall)
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Exhibit Hall Lunch ($10 lunch credit)
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Past Presidents & Life Members Luncheon (Invitation Only)
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Professional Development Tracks
2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Professional Development Tracks
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Second General Business Session
5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Second VP Reception
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. APCO Block Party!
Exclusive Exhibit Hall Hours: 3.5 (10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.)
Professional Development Tracks: 2 (some sessions may be repeated based on popularity)
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m Registration
9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m Chapter Officer Workshop
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m Professional Development Tracks
10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m Professional Development Tracks
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Food for Thought Luncheon
1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Professional Development Tracks
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Professional Development Tracks
6:00 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. Connect & Celebrate Dinner Reception
6:45 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Connect & Celebrate Dinner

Details

Start:
August 5, 2018
End:
August 8, 2018
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Venue

The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino
3355 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89109 United States
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Phone:
(877) 283-6423