New Attendees

As a first timer, I really enjoyed the education portion. Was great to gain more knowledge from industry experts. The expo was also pretty great to network with the vendors and gain insight and ideas to bring home. My favorite portion, however, had to be the ECC tours. I am grateful these folks took the time to show us their ECC’s!

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

Sunday, August 4, 2024
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Rosen Centre
Junior Ballroom

*Badge required for entry. Be sure to select “new attendee” when you register. Invitations will be sent via email in July.

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

Since we are celebrating our 90th annual conference this year, we are going full 90’s theme for this reception. Dust off your rad 90’s attire and join us decked out in butterfly clips, plaid flannel shirts, plaid skirts, high-waisted jeans, bucket hats, graphic tees and oversized overalls. The attire will be phat, the tunes will be fly, and fun will be had by all. Boredom? As if!

Light appetizers will be served, bingo and a photo booth will get the party started, and our APCO President will address the group to round out our evening of fun and gathering.

New Attendee Tips

New Attendee Ribbon
Make sure to pick one up at the ribbon wall in the registration area, Orange County Convention Center Lobby West A/B Lobby, Level 1 or at the New Attendee Reception. These ribbons attach to your badge and are a way of identifying you as a new attendee.

So many classes to choose from, great time talking with vendors, and the planned activities were so fun. It makes me want to get more involved with APCO because of the professionalism and networking.

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

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 #APCO2024.