NENA 2020 Networking Events
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Friday, September 25

Membership Meeting | 5:15PM – 6:00PM
Hear reports on the state of the association and its activities during the past year and vote on proposed bylaws amendment. Be among the first hundred members through the door and get a special gift from NENA!

Kick-Off Celebration | 6:15PM – 8:30PM
Get #NENA2020 started right with an outdoor party where you can meet new friends, try some delicious local food and beer, and hear great live music!  


Saturday, September 26

Run for 9-1-1 Charity 5K Run/Walk* | 7:00AM – 8:15AM (tentative)
Lace up your running or walking shoes in support of 9-1-1 training and wellness programs! The run/walk is a fun and positive way to kick off your conference experience. Every participant receives a commemorative t-shirt and medal for completion! The 5K generates funds for scholarships and 9-1-1 training opportunities, promotes healthy living among 9-1-1 professionals, and gives the greater-Long-Beach community and supporters from around the country a chance to say "thank you” to 9-1-1. 

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. 

Hall Happy Hour | 5:00PM – 6:00PM
Start your evening with a cocktail in the Expo Hall! One drink ticket will be provided to each attendee at the Expo Hall entrance starting at 4:00PM.

K-9 Demonstration | 5:15PM – 5:45PM
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, national scholarship recipients, and national and chapter leaders are invited to join us for a reception honoring those who are going above and beyond for 9-1-1 and NENA. 

LGBTQ+ Meet Up | 8:00PM – 9:00PM
Community members and allies are invited to this evening happy hour where you can make new friends and expand your professional network. Cash bar.


Sunday, September 27

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 

Expo Hall Prize-a-Palooza | 3:00PM – 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!

Women in 9-1-1 Alliance Meet Up | 5:00PM – 6:00PM
NENA’s Women in 9-1-1 (WIN) Alliance - dedicated to empowering women in 9-1-1 through leadership development, education, networking, and mentoring opportunities - is hosting a mentoring-focused social hour! Whether you are looking to be a mentor, find one, or just network, this is the perfect opportunity to meet other women in 9-1-1. Come be part of this community where women and allies connect, share, and support each other!

International Reception | 5:30PM – 6:30PM
Closed event. Attendees from around the globe are invited to this reception 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 fun! 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


Monday, September 28

Sunrise Session: Yoga fort 9-1-1 Professionals | 7:00AM – 7:45AM
Start your day with this interactive session that teaches the basics of yoga techniques, as well as why yoga can be hugely beneficial for 9-1-1 professionals (especially dispatchers). Before you leave, you’ll have a chance to experience for yourself some simple breathing techniques and yoga poses and see how yoga can benefit you and your organization. 

Networking Lunch & Keynote Session | 12:30PM – 2:45PM
Featuring seating organized by interest area, this special lunch provides the opportunity to make great connections, and hear from a highly sought-after motivational speaker.

NENA 2020 Closing Celebration | 5:30PM – 8:30PM
It’s going to be a night to remember as we bid farewell to NENA 2020! Don't miss out on live music, good food, and fun times!