NENA 2018 Networking Events
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Sunday, June 17

Run for 9-1-1 Charity 5K Run/Walk* | 7:00AM – 8:30AM
Lace up your running or walking shoes in support of 9-1-1 training and wellness programs and participate in the Friends of 9-1-1 fifth-annual "Run for 9-1-1” charity 5k! The run/walk promotes healthy living among 9-1-1 professionals, gives the Nashville community and supporters from around the country a chance to say "thank you” to 9-1-1, and generates funds for scholarships and 9-1-1 training opportunities.

PSAP Tours | 1:30PM – 4:30PM
Join your peers on a visit to a local 9-1-1 center where you’ll see the latest public safety equipment in action.

Membership Meeting | 6:15PM – 7:00PM
Hear reports on the state of the association and its activities during the past year. Be among the first hundred members through the door and get a special gift from NENA!

Kick-Off Celebration | 7:15PM – 9:30PM
We’re taking over the block outside the convention center for an outdoor party where you can meet new friends, try some delicious local food and beer, and hear great live music!  


Monday, June 18

Regional Breakfasts | 8:00AM – 9:00AM
Before the Opening Keynote Session, grab breakfast with your Region Director and other attendees from your area as you map out your week of sessions, events, and activities. You’ll also have the opportunity to discuss issues affecting the association and the public safety community in your region.

Expo Hall | 11:00AM – 2:30PM; 4:00PM – 6:00PM
Meet with exhibitors and see, hear, and touch the latest in public safety technology and services.

PSAP Tours | 2:30PM – 5:30PM

K-9 Demonstration | 5:00PM – 5:30PM
Join members of a local K-9 unit for a look inside the jobs of these four-legged officers and their partners as they demonstrate obedience, narcotics detection, and suspect apprehension.

Excellence in 9-1-1 Reception | 6:15PM – 7:15PM
Closed event. Certified ENPs, CMCP graduates, award winners, scholarship recipients, and national and chapter leaders are invited to join us at the Westin's L27 Rooftop Bar for a reception honoring those who are going above and beyond for 9-1-1 and NENA. 


Tuesday, June 19

Coffee & Doughnuts With the Exhibitors | 9:15AM – 10:45AM
There aren’t too many better ways to jumpstart the day than with a hot cup o’ joe and a fresh doughnut! Browse the aisles, meet with exhibitors, and discuss the morning's keynote session!

Expo Hall | 9:15AM – 4:00PM

Blood Drive | 11:00AM – 3:00PM
Each week, local blood centers need thousands of donors to meet the needs of the community and to be prepared in case of an emergency. Join NENA to help give back to our host city; you’ll feel good knowing you've helped change a life.

Expo Hall Prize-a-Palooza | 2:30PM – 4:00PM
It’s about prizes, snacks, meeting with industry partners... and more prizes! You can’t win if you’re not there, so be sure to fill out your booth bingo card, drop it in the raffle drum in the NENA booth, and join us for this last chance to see the Expo Hall!

International Reception | 5:30PM – 6:30PM
Closed event. Attendees from around the globe are invited to this reception at The Valentine showcasing NENA's global impact and involvement.

Young Professionals Mixer | 6:30PM – 8:30PM
Join other new 9-1-1 professionals and future leaders for a night of 80's-inspired fun at one of Nashville's newest hot spots, HQ Beercade! You'll have the chance to show off your gaming skills on forty vintage arcade and pinball machines, while enjoying tasty food, craft beers, and cocktails. This event is open to all attendees, but recommended for those 40 and younger or in their first five years in the profession. Pre-registration required


Wednesday, June 20

PSAP Tours | 9:00AM – 12:00PM

Board Installation Lunch & Keynote Session | 12:30PM – 2:30PM
Featuring seating organized by interest area, this special lunch provides the opportunity to make great connections, celebrate the swearing in of your 2018-19 NENA Board of Directors, and hear from highly sought-after motivational speaker, Chef Jeff Henderson.

NENA 2018 Closing Celebration | 5:30PM – 8:30PM
It’s going to be a night to remember as we bid farewell to NENA 2018! We’re heading down to Lower Broadway’s latest and greatest saloon, Honky Tonk Central, where you’ll find three stories of live music, good food, and fun times!