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Top Public Safety Conferences You Shouldn't Miss This Year

Conferences are a great opportunity to improve your skills, expand your horizons, and network with your peers and industry experts. Attending a conference can require a significant amount time, funds, and energy. But attending the right conferences can have massive return on investment for both you and your organization. We’ve highlighted the top public safety conferences in 2019 that can’t be missed if you’re in the industry.

The International Association for Healthcare Security & Safety (IAHSS)

When: May 19 - 22, 2019
Where: Orlando, FL
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IAHSS The IAHSS 51st Annual Conference & Exhibition is the largest exclusive gathering of healthcare security and safety leaders. Attendees can build their professional network and discover how colleagues and experts are tackling industry challenges and addressing emerging trends.

The IAHSS annual conference & exhibition has exciting new learning opportunities this year, with three breakout sessions that will enable attendees to learn in a more intimate and interactive setting. According to Campus Safety Magazine, Track 1 will be on leadership and management; Track 2 will focus on investigations, while Track 3 will be on safety/emergency management and risk management.

Emergency Management Leaders Conference

When: May 29 - 30, 2019
Where: Phoenix, AZ
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EMLCEvent-1Presented by Perfect World Events in partnership with NEMA and IAEM, the Emergency Management Leaders Conference (EMLC) is an annual senior leaders conference uniting Emergency Management Professionals from Federal, State, Tribal and Local levels of public service and private sector organizations to discuss current emergency management issues to affect future policy and outcomes.

The purpose of EMLC is to present a national forum where attendees can convene for 2 days of policy discourse and problem solving, discussing recent events and current issues, best practices and lessons learned while engaging in forward thinking. The conference is designed for senior leaders from all levels of service. 

International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA 2019)

When: June 25 - 29, 2019
Where: Vancouver, B.C., Canada
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IACLEA-Annual-Conference-20The International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA) is the leading authority for the campus public safety profession. There annual conference advances public safety for educational institutions by providing training, research, advocacy, accreditation, education, & professional services.

The IACLEA 2019 conference &exposition offers campus law enforcement professionals high quality educational programming for university police, a vendor showcase, and tools to positively impact their jobs.

Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO 2019)

When: August 11 - 14, 2019
Where: Baltimore, MD
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APCONationalAPCO 2019, APCO International’s Annual Conference & Expo, is the premier event for public safety communications officials, from frontline telecommunicators to communication center managers to public safety communications equipment and services vendors. APCO 2019 offers four days of educational sessions, committee meetings and special events, paired with two full days of exhibits.

This is considered the number  one event for public safety communications professionals. The event includes networking and education on a variety of topics for relevant for each job role. 

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The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)

When: October 26 - 29, 2019
Where: Chicago, IL
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The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) annually hosts one of the most prominent law enforcement conferences in the world. This event features technology exhibitions, presentations, world-renowned speakers and more.

The annual conference conference provides law enforcement leaders with the new strategies, techniques, and resources they need to successfully navigate the ever evolving policing environment.  This conference also attracts aspiring leaders looking to grow their careers. 

Rave Summit

When: April 8 - 10, 2019
Where: Orlando, FL
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Summit Icon SmallWhether you’re looking to revamp your emergency communications, have a critical communications challenge, or want to take your skills to the next level, our gurus and trusted partners have you covered. There is no other conference where you’ll have the opportunity to learn the key information needed to get the most out of our current (and future) Rave solutions and technologies. You’ll have access to experts from across the country—customers, partners, and Rave gurus—so your team can grow your skills and increase safety preparedness in your community.

Agenda is available now! We are also excited to announce our second keynote speaker, Steve S. Smith of Guardian Defense - Active Shooter Training. In addition to keynote & sessions, you can check out our trusted partners, connect with our solution’s creators, and get hands-on training where you can dig into your Rave environment.

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Samantha Hoppe
Samantha Hoppe

Sam Hoppe is Rave's Digital Marketing Specialist. She works closely with the Rave team on emails, blogs, and the website. Favorite topics include state and local government issues, emergency management, current events and feel-good stories. A New Jersey native turned Bostonian, you can find Sam exploring new bars and restaurants or enjoying live shows across the city.

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