APCO WRC January Update 2

More vendors, more event details, and registration updates. All these can all be found on the conference website at APCOWRC2015.org. Read below to see what news we have for the Evening on the Rails dinner too.

DeadlineExtendedBiggest news of the day, the discount to register for the conference has been extended another month. Register before February 27 for a discount of $50 off your full conference pass. The exhibit hall only passes remain free, but save time and register now so that you can spend more time in the hall, and not in line registering to walk the hall.

Hyatt_LogoAlong with the discounted registration date being extended we also want to remind you about the hotel accommodations. The Hyatt Regency Hotel has rooms which are across the street from the event for only $155 per night. Government attendees can get an even larger discount of only $107 per night. Hurry though, rooms are going fast and there are only so many rooms available.

Read on to see what other updates and special announcements we have for you:


7th Annual Mobile Command Center Rally


We expect up to 30 or more MCCs to be on display, from a variety of disciplines and organizations, in a myriad of sizes, shapes, and configurations

●Local ●Regional ●State ●Federal ●Military ●NGOs

Field communicators, Comm Unit Leaders, Incident commanders, patrol supervisors, incident dispatchers, emergency managers, volunteers, and other public safety professionals will be able to:

  • See firsthand what command and communications resources can provide to incident support
  • Obtain a better understanding of Incident Management for large scale operations utilizing COMLs, Incident Dispatchers, and Incident Management Teams for fire, law, EMS, disaster, and all risk incidents.

All Attendees to the Western Regional Conference on Thursday will have free admission to the MCC Rally. You must be registered to attend, click here to register.

Evening on the Rails Dinner

RRM_1Thursday night, ticketed attendees will have full access to this world class facility and dinner will be served in the round, surrounded by the beautifully restored engines and rail cars. Not to mention, there will be live entertainment. Tickets can be purchased for only $45 with your online registration for the conference.

jodyfullerThis just announced: during this event we will have access to the entire museum, while you stroll the exhibits pause for a conversation with John Sutter or Abraham Lincoln. In addition to those mentioned, and for your entertainment, “Jody Fuller. Comic. Speaker. Soldier” will entertain us with his unique and inspirational comedic style.

For a sneak peek at the evening’s entertainment, visit Jody Fuller’s website: http://www.jodyfuller.com

Get your tickets today as seats are limited!


We want to highlight three more training sessions this week that will be available at the conference. In addition to these three sessions, look for information on discounted APCO pre-conference courses, POST certified courses, and more.

9-1-1 Dispatch Operations

Ahh in the News: Nobody likes to be in the news. This will give a high level overview of recent media incidents involving dispatchers and dispatch centers, and help dispatchers and dispatch managers look at how we can improve our operations and stay OUT of the news.


The 106 and You: The 106 is intimidating, but it is important that you know what the 106 is. This course will take the mystery out of the form and try to help Operations understand the form a little better.


Evaluation versus Forklift: Government Budgets are just now recovering from the housing crash. However, the days of spontaneous spending are over. As we consider upgrading our software Open standards provide a way to evolve emergency services networks instead of forklifting upgrades as new technologies emerge. Including voice, text and video. Learn how open standards can provide a foundation for providing next generation 9-1-1 systems.

What to do when not in training?

Looking for more good reasons to visit Sacramento? We have teamed up with the Sacramento Visitor’s Bureau to bring you a number of things that you can do to pass your time in the evening in and around the Sacramento area. Some of it walkable, some rideable, and some will fill your time for that long weekend stay after the conference (San Francisco, Yosemite, Napa, just to name a few). Click here to go to the external Visit Sacramento Site and see what Sacramento has to offer.


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