Opening General Session

Monday, August 3
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Orange County Convention Center
Valencia Ballroom

Open to all conference attendees and exhibitors. Badge needed for admission.

Keynote Presentation

Admiral William H. McRaven, USN (Ret.)
Commander of U.S. Special Operations Command (2011-2014); Commander U.S. Joint Special Operations Command (2008-2011); Commander of U.S. Special Operations Command Europe and Director of NATO Special Operations Forces Coordination Centre (2006-2008); Chancellor of the University of Texas System (2015-2018)

Leadership and Risk Management: Taking Command

With his exceptional leadership experiences, Admiral William H. McRaven will explore today’s geopolitical environment and provide a look forward to America’s place in an ever-changing global community. He’ll dive into the necessity of preparation, order and discipline, knowing that they are not without a distinct and meaningful purpose or goal. He will share impactful narratives, lessons and insights on authority amidst turmoil and instability, the force of teamwork and personal initiative, resilience in the face of opposition, and the unconditional importance of never giving up.


Public Safety Awards Program Winners

Telecommunicator of the Year
Mark Nava
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Radio Frequency (RF) Technologist of the Year
Nick Condaras
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Information Technologist of the Year
John Powers
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Trainer of the Year
Randy Dasho
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Line Supervisor of the Year
Jason Meeder
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Communications Center Director of the Year
Jada Lee
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Team of the Year
Emergency Communications and Citizen Services
Virginia Beach, VA
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Technology Leadership Award Winners

Technology Leadership Award – Large Agency
Missouri State Highway Patrol Communications Division
Technology Leadership Award – Small/Medium Agency
Augusta 911 Emergency Communications Center

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