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

Work continues 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. We still have a few slots open in the Management/Supervision and Technical categories. If you are interested in submitting a presentation idea, please complete the form located on the Call for Papers webpage. At this time, all breakout sessions have been filled, however, we will still be accepting additional presentations in the event a speaker cancels.


Registration officially opened as of April 1st, 2016. The early bird rates are no longer available, but the full conference rate of $150.00 is still a great value for multiple full days of training. Single day conference rates are also available at $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. Check the lodging section to find out more information and to secure your stay at this great rate.

Schedule of Events

We are still 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 have nearly 30 break-out sessions, each lasting just under an hour, covering a multitude of categories. Take a look at the schedule page, and see for yourself!

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.