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NENA Cancels 2020 In-Person Annual Conference, Announces Virtual Event

Health concerns drive change


NENA announced today that it has cancelled its in-person 2020 Annual Conference & Expo and is replacing it with an online event due to public-health and safety concerns related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The face-to-face event was originally scheduled to be held in June in Long Beach, California, before being postponed to September. However, given the still-uncertain trajectory of the pandemic, and considering that conference participants would be coming from all over the country and around the world, NENA concluded that cancelling the in-person meeting was the only safe and responsible action.

NENA is working with speakers, sponsors, and industry partners to deliver a virtual event during the week of September 21. Registration information, exact dates, and industry-partner opportunities will be announced soon.

“We are so disappointed to cancel the in-person conference, as it is truly one of the highlights of the year for so many, both professionally and personally,” said NENA's CEO, Brian Fontes. “But that doesn’t change our dedication to educating our members and improving 9-1-1, thus we look forward to the online event as a new way to connect with and learn from each other during these unprecedented times.”

If you are a #NENA2020 registrant, speaker, or exhibit coordinator, stay tuned for an email containing further event-cancellation details specific to you.


May 1, 2020

Important Announcement: Date Change for #NENA2020

After careful consideration NENA has decided to reschedule the NENA 2020 Conference & Expo, previously planned for June 13-18 in Long Beach, CA.

The new dates are September 24-29 and Long Beach remains our host city.

With the well-being of attendees, exhibitors, sponsors, and volunteers as the number one priority, it is clear that rescheduling #NENA2020 is the only responsible course of action at this time.

Please take a moment to let us know if you have any questions regarding the date change; your voice matters, and we care about your feedback. We look forward to seeing you in the fall. Until then, stay safe and healthy!

If you are a #NENA2020 registrant, speaker, or exhibit coordinator, check your inbox for a message sent on the morning of May 1 containing further event-rescheduling details specific to you.

At NENA 2020 you will not only hear about the public safety issues of the present and the future, but also gain practical, real world know-how that you can take home with you and put into action immediately.

You will be connected to the pulse of 9-1-1, joining thousands of public safety professionals, telecommunications specialists, and federal, state, and local policymakers for a week filled with chances to develop a keen understanding of the near and long-term issues facing public safety and build the skill-sets necessary to tackle these challenges head on. No matter what your role is in public safety, NENA 2020 delivers the education, resources, and contacts you need to be better equipped to do your job and actively prepare for the road ahead. Featuring inspiring keynote speakers, dozens of education and training sessions designed to inform and empower, comprehensive full-day and multi-day courses and workshops with real-world applications, unparalleled opportunities to network with peers and make the right connections, and an expo hall showcasing cutting-edge products and services, NENA 2020 is the must-attend event of the year for today’s emergency communications professional. Don’t miss your chance to be a part of it! More info:

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