NENA 2019 Networking Events
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Saturday, June 15

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! 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-Orlando community and supporters from around the country a chance to say "thank you” to 9-1-1.

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.

ENP Roundtable | 5:00PM – 6:00PM
Join ENPs from around the world to network and discuss some of today's hottest topics! This fast-paced discussion focuses on PSAP succession planning, as well as how to recruit, hire, train, and retain telecommunicators in a competitive labor market.

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

Kick-Off Celebration | 7:15PM – 9:30PM
Get #NENA2019 started right with an 80's-themed outdoor party where you can meet new friends, try some delicious local food and beer, and hear great live music!  


Sunday, June 16

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

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.


Monday, June 17

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 | 10:30AM – 3:30PM
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 | 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!

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
Throw on your swimsuit (if you want) and join other new 9-1-1 professionals and future leaders for a pool party with games, a DJ, and more! 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


Tuesday, June 18

PSAP Tours | 9:00AM – 12:00PM

Board Installation Lunch & Keynote Session | 12:30PM – 2:45PM
Featuring seating organized by interest area, this special lunch provides the opportunity to make great connections, celebrate the swearing in of your 2019-20 NENA Board of Directors, and hear from a highly sought-after motivational speaker, Vinh Giang.

Women in 9-1-1 Alliance Meet Up | 4:00PM – 5:00PM
NENA recently launched the Women in 9-1-1 (WIN) Alliance, dedicated to empowering women in 9-1-1 through leadership development, education, networking, and mentoring opportunities. Come be part of this community where women and allies connect, share, and support each other. Cash bar.

NENA 2019 Closing Celebration | 5:30PM – 8:30PM
We’re heading down to B.B. King’s to eat, drink, and dance the night away! We’re taking over the hole joint for a party featuring classic comfort food, drinks, and, of course, awesome live music!