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APCO Show Daily
Tuesday, August 15

Today begins with the Distinguished Achievers Breakfast featuring keynote speaker Doris Kearns Goodwin who will share leadership lessons from the White House. FirstNet CEO Mike Poth will also provide an update on FirstNet’s progress. Doris Kearns Goodwin will be in the APCO Pavilion immediately following the session for a photo opp with attendees.

Don’t miss out on the APCO Block Party tonight. There is no better way to wind down the week at APCO 2016 than by eating great food, hearing good music and connecting with old and new friends. Transportation will be provided to and from all official conference hotels starting at 6:45 p.m.

Updates & Reminders
  • Voting for the 2016-2017 Executive Committee closes today at 1:50 p.m. ET. Election results will be announced at the Second General Business Session taking place at 3:50 p.m., Convention Center, W311
  • Don’t forget to participate in the Expo Quest; drop your card off at the APCO Pavilion.
  • Professional development sessions continue. See the full schedule here, or right from the app.
  • Join us for the 2nd VP Reception immediately following the General Business Session.
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Conference Coverage
When legendary football coach and ESPN analyst Lou Holtz’s Orlando home burned to the ground last year, he gave himself and his wife a short period of time to mourn. After that, he said, they never looked back.
Yesterday, APCO held a special session related to the Pulse Nightclub shooting. This was the worst mass shooting in U.S. history.
On October 16, 2014, Jeremy Morris, dispatcher at the McHenry County (IL) Sheriff’s Office, was drinking Diet Coke with dispatcher Kelly Reid, his legs kicked up on the radio console during a relatively slow midnight shift. At 1:16 a.m., the center received a relatively common call for a well-being check. By 1:41 a.m., everything changed when dispatchers received calls that shots were fired and officers down.

Ronald Hewitt, Director of the Department of Homeland Security Office of Emergency Communications (OEC), shared the agency’s strategy for navigating a new emergency communications landscape during APCO 2016 Monday afternoon.
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