2016 Annual State Training Conference (Sept. 6th - Sept. 9th, 2016)

Work has begun for the 2016 Annual State Training Conference. Below you will find several key pieces of information about this years conference. For more detailed information about an item, please use the navigation menu at the top of any page to direct your browser to that specific conference page.

Call for Papers

The Call for Papers opened on February 1st, 2016. If you are interested in submitting a presentation idea, please complete the form located on the Call for Papers webpage.


Registration is officially open as of April 1st, 2016. It will not be an April Fools when you notice that the super early bird rate for a full conference registration is only $60.00. This is the lowest full registration fee we have ever offered and it will not last long. We hope to see a lot of you take advantage of it.

On April 15th, the super early bird registration will end, and registration will be raised to $80.00 for the full conference. If you missed out on the super early bird rate, this is still a great rate, but it will not last long either. Beginning May 1st, the full conference rate will raise to $150.00 for APCO or NENA members, and $200.00 for non-members. Single day conference rates will be $75.00 for members and $100.00 for non-members. As always, entry to the vendor exhibit hall ONLY will remain free.

Location / Lodging

For this year's conference, we return to the Beautiful Tempe Mission Palms Resort in Tempe, Arizona. This is our second year at the Mission Palms, and we have worked out a few of the small mishaps that occurred during our first conference at this location.

We are working with the Mission Palms to secure you a great rate if you decide to stay on-site, and hope to have more information about lodging posted by May 1st.

Schedule of Events

We are hard at work on securing pre and post conference classes that will be available as a stand-alone training class, or taken in conjunction with the full conference. More details will be made available as they are secured.

A keynote and/or super-session is being planned to open up the conference. An evening social event, annual awards luncheon, general membership meeting, and closing statements from the Chapter President round out some of the events you are sure to enjoy.

What would the conference be without breakout sessions? We plan to have roughly 30 break-out sessions, each lasting just under an hour, covering a multitude of categories. A listing of breakout session topics will be made available on April 1st.

Exhibit Hall & Vendor Registration

Our conference would not be possible without the great support of our vendor partners. As always, we look to provide you with an opportunity to browse our vendor exhibit hall and see some of the latest and greatest hardware, software, services, and other items for use in your communications center.

Our vendor exhibit hall will have atleast 4 dedicated hours, so make sure you stop, take a look, and talk with these fine folks!

Vendors looking to sponsor a conference event, or wishing to register for space in the vendor hall, can do so by visiting our Vendor Registration webpage.

Final Thoughts

The conference committee is excited about how things are starting out, and we expect to put together a conference that you will not forget. We look forward to seeing everyone in Tempe this September! Remember to check back here at our website often for the latest up to date information.

Welcome to our newly redesigned website!

At the beginning of 2015, we unveiled a newly designed Arizona APCO/NENA website. While it looked and performed well, we received feedback about difficulty with navigation and improper rendering on older web browsers. To address those issues and make updates easier, we have completed a site-wide redesign.

On a desktop computer or tablet device, you can navigate the website using the navigation icon at the top of every page.

From a smart phone, you can access the navigation panel by clicking the icon in the top left corner.

To contact us, simple complete the brief form located at the bottom of any page.

Feel free to take a look around, and let us know what you think about the new design.