Harris Corporation
APCO Show Daily
Tuesday, August 23
Thank you to everyone who attended APCO’s Annual Conference & Expo and thank you for making it one of our best conferences yet! More than 5,600 attendees and exhibitors from 22 countries gathered in Orlando last week to earn CEUs, visit the expo and network with their peers. They were not disappointed as APCO 2016 offered more than 100 educational sessions to choose from and over 260 exhibitors to meet with. Not to mention the incredible keynote speakers and social events like the APCO Block Party and the Connect & Celebrate Dinner. Be sure to check out the photos on Flickr and Instagram. We hope to see you again next year in Denver for APCO 2017!
 
Updates & Reminders
  • If you weren't able to get your official APCO 2016 t-shirt before you left Orlando, we put them in our online store for you. They will be available in limited quantities from August 23 through September 30 so order now!
  • To access session handouts, go to the Attendee Service Center and enter your login and password from your registration confirmation. You can also access them right in the conference app.
  • Click here for more information on CEU’s and session evaluations.
  • Please check your inboxes for information regarding participating in our survey tomorrow. We thank you in advance for your input.
 
Tyler Technologies
Airbus DS Communications, Inc.
Conference Coverage
On the final day of APCO 2016, the "‘PSAP Management: 400 Level" session featured Charlie McClintock of the Joint Communications Agency in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, who led a comprehensive discussion of managing leadership for administrators at the 400 level of PSAP management. He emphasized the importance of recognizing change, including PSAP changes, and adapting to it, including PSAP changes, the rapid changes in technology and their effects, consolidation (both good and bad), and who’s in charge.
 
At APCO 2016, Stephen Willoughby and Craig Gwynne of the Richmond (Virginia) Department of Emergency Communications outlined how they prepared the city of Richmond for the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) World Championship Bicycle Race, a massive, multi-day bicycle race that drew half a million spectators.
 
On the final day of APCO 2016, the Food for Thought Luncheon provided attendees with an opportunity to recognize each other’s achievements and consider the broad, political points of the upcoming presidential election including how it may affect not only the public safety communications industry but also the country at large.
 
A popular session in the Emergency Preparedness, Response & Situational Awareness series covered the timely topic of keeping schools safe. "A New Way to Keep Kids Safe," led by Patrick Hobby and Randy Long of SchoolSAFE Communications, provided examples of how emergency communicators and responders can educate school leaders such as administrators and teachers about how to react in a crisis situation.
 
"Building NG9-1-1 Systems Through Collaboration," the final NG-1-1 & Emerging Technologies session of APCO 2016, reviewed the process of how Michigan’s Upper Peninsula brought next generation 9-1-1 elements to the region.
 
Stancil Corporation
Spok, Inc
 
Verint Systems

 

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