Annual Conference

  2006 highlights!
  • Celebrating NENA’s Silver Anniversary—25 Years and Beyond

  • Hot Trends in 9-1-1, including updates on Next Generation E9-1-1, and VoIP

  • The Latest Operational and Technical Benchmark Case Studies

  • Over 100,000 square ft. of Exhibitions

  • Influential Keynote Speakers and Instructors


and help us celebrate our 25th year. Learn from our leaders on lessons from our past even as we ready ourselves for the challenges of the future. We’ve all heard of the coming technological revolution in communications and the IP-enabled 9-1-1 center, but what does that really mean to the manager and telecommunicator, in terms of operations, staffing, training and funding? We’ll answer all these questions, not only with courses and sessions, but a specially created “PSAP of the future” in the exhibit hall.

OUR 25TH CONFERENCE is one you’ll not want to miss—full of innovative educational sessions, a spectacular exhibit hall, and special events honoring our past and celebrating our future.


A City to Discover! In the past decade Pittsburgh has emerged as a world leader in high technology, medicine and education. With its stunning new convention center, new homes for the Pirates and Steelers, and a thriving cultural center that can rival any in the U.S., Pittsburgh offers an enormous number of activities and attractions for everyone. The nation’s largest inland port, Pittsburgh boasts scenic views of its famous three rivers and skyline.


The new David L. Lawrence Convention Center is a stunning, state-of-the-art facility that features breathtaking views of the North Shore and Downtown Pittsburgh from the concourses, terraces and balconies located throughout the structure. The world’s largest “green” building, the Center utilizes natural daylight and ventilation to light and heat the building, and incorporates a water reclamation system.

Special thanks to this year’s sponsors!




TRAVEL: Within 500 miles of more than half the U.S. population, Pittsburgh is less than 90 minutes flying time from 20 states and Canada. Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT), served by 12 major airlines, is rated as one of the nation’s finest airports for its ease-of-use.

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION: NENA offers its members a special early registration fee of $475 when you register by May 10, 2006.

OFFICIAL CONFERENCE HOTELS: Rates for hotel accommodations range from $129 – $153 per night. Headquarters hotel is the downtown Westin.  Please note that all hotel reservations must be made through the housing bureau, which is scheduled to open on November 21, 2005. NENA will provide a special housing bureau link on the website at that time. Please check back soon for the latest news.


(Subject to change)

Saturday, June 10

7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Registration Open

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Pre-Conference Courses

Sunday, June 11

7:00 a.m. – 7:30 a.m.
Registration Open

8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Golf Outing

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Pre-Conference Courses

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
ENP Examination

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Pittsburgh PSAP Tours

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Conference Welcome Reception

Monday, June 12

6:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Registration Open

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
First Timers Breakfast

8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Opening Session: 25 Years in the Making: The Past and Future of NENA and 9-1-1

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open

11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Next Generation Partner Presentations

1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Educational Tracks

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Dine-A-Round (optional)

Tuesday, June 13

6:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Registration Open

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Educational Tracks

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. General Session: The Critical Importance of the
“First First Responder,” presented by U.S. Rep. Curt Weldon (Invited)

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open

11:00 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.
NG Partner Presentations

1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Educational Tracks

2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Exhibitor Reception

5:15 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. Regional Meetings

6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
NENA night at the ballpark (Pittsburgh vs. St. Louis)

Wednesday, June 14

7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Registration Open

8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. General Session: Lessons Learned with Katrina:
NENA’s Initiative on Telecommunicator Emergency Response Teams

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Pittsburgh PSAP Tours

9:45  a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Chapter Leadership Forum

1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Educational Tracks

6:30 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.
NENA Officers Installation Banquet