9-1-1 Goes to Washington

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Join us in Washington for a dynamic two-day forum that offers the best educational sessions on the legislative process and the changing federal role of 9-1-1. Don’t miss our day trip to Capitol Hill where you will meet with your congressional representatives and discuss the most current issues facing 9-1-1 today.

Pre-conference Courses
Develop your skills and enhance your career by registering for a one-day educational pre-conference course. At a fee of only $225 per course, each class is designed to provide hands-on training for emergency communicators, supervisors, directors and others in 9-1-1. Fee includes instruction, course materials and refreshment breaks.

Instructor: Dorothy Spears-Dean

E9-1-1 Institute Awards Ceremony and Banquet
(March 8)

Join us for a memorable dinner banquet and awards ceremony to honor outstanding individuals who have demonstrated heroism and leadership with respect to 9-1-1 services and emergency communications. This event is hosted by the Congressional E9-1-1 Caucus Co-Chairs, including Senator Conrad Burns (R-MT), Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY), and Representatives John Shimkus (R-IL), and Anna Eshoo (D-CA).

Official Hotel and Conference Site
All sessions will be held at the Hilton Crystal City at Washington Reagan National Airport, 2399 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, Virginia, 22202.

To book a room at the special NENA rate of $159/night, please call (703) 418-6800. Complimentary shuttle service is provided to and from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), the Crystal City Metro Station, and nearby attractions. The parking rate is $16 per day.


The fee is $295 and includes the two-day CIF program, registration materials, lunches and refreshment breaks. Forum attendees receive a $75 discount off the registration price if they also attend a pre-conference course. ENPs can also receive an ENP discount of $50.
Click here to register online!  

At A Glance
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Please note that this program is subject to change.

Monday, March 6

8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Pre-conference Courses
(choose one only)

Grant Management for PSAPs: From Acquisition to Maintenance

Introduction to VoIP for PSAPs

8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Chapter Leadership Forum – NEW!

(Free for NENA chapter leaders with CIF registration)

4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Tour of the Washington D.C. Unified Communications Center

Evening On Your Own

Tuesday, March 7

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Continental Breakfast/Registration

9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Morning Keynote
FCC Commissioner Jonathan Adelstein

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Next Generation 9-1-1 Panel

10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
National 9-1-1 Legislative and Regulatory Issues Panel

Noon – 1:00 p.m.
DHS Undersecretary for Preparedness, George Foresman

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Homeland Security, Emergency Management and 9-1-1, with a special focus (TERT) Initiative

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Understanding the Legislative Process, A Panel Discussion

3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

3:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Capitol Hill Outreach Strategy Session

5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Evening Reception

Wednesday, March 8

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Capitol Hill Outreach

5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
E9-1-1 Institute Awards Ceremony and Banquet