NENA 2000 Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah, June 11-15
The Photo Album
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|No Matter Who You Are: Ron Bonneau, North Central and Canadian Regional V.P., and Jim McCausland, Northeastern Regional V.P. arrived early in Salt Lake City and were put to work by the NENA staff and our hard-working Conference Volunteers. Thanks again to Jim Hunsaker and the Salt Lake Host Committee for making NENA welcome!
|Registration’s Easy: NENA Conference Attendees who registered in advance need only to stop by the registration desk to pick up their materials and name badge. And On-site registration is simple!
|A Musical Thank You: The Mormon Tabernacle Choir performed a rare, special concert for NENA members following their regular Sunday broadcast. More than 500 NENA members were present as the choir sang a number of favorites, including The Battle Hymn of the Republic, in recognition of the hard work and dedication of the members of the 9-1-1 industry.
|Playing With Blocks? NENA Chapter Presidents met in a special forum to discuss chapter issues and learn from each other. A representative from Franklin Covey had the officers play a stacking game with blocks to teach teamwork and trust.
|Priceless Networking: The NENA Annual Conference provides industry professionals with great opportunities for networking–and to get in touch with friends and peers!
|Hand Jive, Baby: The Opening Reception, with music for all ages, got conference attendees and their guests on their feet with dancing and fun.
|Groovy! Is that Austin Powers we see? Reception-goers got a kick out of 1970s-clad characters–go go boots, ruffled velvet tuxedos and all…
|First Ever NENA Choir: The First ever NENA Choir, made up of 50 members from all regions, performed during the opening session with Detective Randy Snider of Whitehall, Ohio.
|Thought Provoking Commentary: John Stossel of ABC’s 20/20 was the keynote speaker at Monday’s opening session.
|Staying Connected: US West sponsored Internet and email kiosks at a couple locations within the Salt Palace Convention Center, making it simple for conference attendees to keep in touch with work and home.
|Time Out in the NENA Lounge: This year NENA offered The NENA Lounge within the exhibit hall. Members could check their membership information, relax in a family room atmosphere, have a casual meeting, check email or surf the net, look at NENA publications, have a photo taken with the Buzzy 9-1-1 mascot, and enjoy refreshments (compliments of Motorola).
|Impressive Displays: Exclusive exhibit hours during the NENA Trade Show bring most conference attendees to the exhibit hall to meet with vendors, peruse the fantastic exhibit booths, and maybe collect a few freebies along the way!
|The Value of Face-to-Face Contact: Eileen Boroski of Lucent Public Safety Systems shares with Billy Ragsdale and another conference attendee information about the company’s products.
|The Latest Product Offerings: Vendors share their best and latest product offerings with conference attendees–the decision makers in 9-1-1– in the NENA Trade Show hall.
|Oath of Office: The NENA 2000-2001 Executive Board was sworn in during the conference in Salt Lake City. View the complete NENA Press Release.
|That’s Entertainment! Newly seated NENA President Norm Forshee was a good sport when this entertainer brought him on stage for a song.
|An Award of Excellence: William Hinkle presented the 2000 William Stanton Award to George Heinrichs of SCC during the closing banquet. SCC’s Steve Meer accepted the award on Mr. Heinrichs behalf. The Stanton Award is bestowed upon an individual who has demonstrated lifetime or career-length dedication and integrity with respect to NENA–one who has provided vision, value and leadership for NENA and public safety through his or her commitment and work ethics, and one who has achieved exceptional and sustained results with respect to public safety and 9-1-1.