New Attendees

Welcome to your first APCO Annual Conference & Expo!

We are excited to provide you with an opportunity to connect with other public safety communications professionals and help you grow both professionally and personally. Be sure to plan ahead and review the schedule so that you make the most of your first APCO Annual Conference!

New Attendee Reception

“Overall I had a blast at my first conference. It has inspired me to take a more active role in my professional development as well as working harder to better the experience of the dispatchers around me.”

Join your fellow first-time attendees for an evening of networking and fun designed just for you.

Sunday, August 6, 2023
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Omni Nashville
Broadway Ballroom A-E

*Ticket required for entry. Be sure to select “new attendee” when you register. When picking up your badge on-site, make sure you received the new attendee reception ticket. Invitations will be sent via email in July.

New Attendee Reception sponsored by

New Attendee Tips

New Attendee Ribbon
Make sure to pick one up at the ribbon wall in the registration area, Music City Center Lobby, or at the New Attendee Reception. These ribbons attach to your badge and are a way of identifying you as a new attendee.

Grow Your Network
APCO offers opportunities throughout the conference to network including the Block Party, Connect & Celebrate Dinner, and Special Interest Group meetings.

“My first time attending APCO conference and discovered all the services and equipment I needed under one roof. Presenters were knowledgeable and informed about their product.”

Plan Ahead With Our Schedule Builder
Our conference features 120+ conference sessions. Our schedule builder and mobile app, which launches in July, will include detailed information on each session including presenter information, objectives and slides/handouts.

Share Your Experience
Help us spread the word about the conference on social media using #APCO2023