The Nebraska APCO-NENA Conference is the largest gathering of public safety professionals and the premier event for public safety communications in the State of Nebraska.   We are excited to announce that the 2018 Conference will be held in Bellevue, NE on October 29-31, 2018.   The Call for Papers is now officially open and invites APCO and NENA members, public safety professionals, industry associates and partners, educators and law enforcement, Fire/EMS or Emergency Management personnel to submit a paper to be considered for an educational session within our Professional Development Program.   Each session is scheduled for one hour.

 The Session Topics may include the following:

  • Telecommunicator & Operational Level Training
    • These sessions focus on subjects that are relevant to frontline Telecommunicators including procedures related to answering 9-1-1 calls, dispatching responders in the field and physical/emotional health and wellness; as well as major events and training new Telecommunicators and those who are seasoned in the industry.
  • Technology, NG911, GIS, Database, Radio, Telephony
    • These sessions are dedicated to relevant and future-thinking topics related to Land Mobile Radio (LMR), operational impact of new technology in the communications center and how technology and information sharing is evolving as well as GIS,        NG 9-1-1 and mapping.
  • Leadership, Management & Supervision
    • These sessions focus on the development of leadership skills that every successful public safety professional should possess, both operationally and technically as well as enabling leaders to impact their employees and the agency by focusing on issues directly related to communications and mentoring incoming and rising leaders.


Presenter Guidelines and Submission Requirements include:

Title of presentation and the track to be submitted under.

Presenters are responsible for all travel costs unless otherwise specified in the call for papers and approved by the NE APCO-NENA Chapter.

Presenters are given complimentary full conference registration to attend all or any part of the conference that may be of interest, including meals.   Co-presenters will receive a 50% discount on conference registration.

ALL sessions/submissions must be educational and not concentrate on seeing a product or selling.

Presenters are responsible for bringing their own laptop computers.  A projector, screen, sound system and microphone will be provided in each break out room.  If you have any specific needs other than those mentioned, please notify the Educational Session Selection Committee Chair.

Submissions must include contact information and a brief biography of the speaker(s) and co-presenters (limit of 3 co-presenters). Biographies must be 70 words or less and written in third person.  Information should be written in the fashion it would appear in the Conference Program Guide.

All submissions must be made electronically via the online submission process.  The submission form must be completed in its entirety.  If you do not receive an email confirmation, your proposal was not properly submitted, left incomplete or for some reason not received.

If you have questions regarding whether the proposal was submitted and accepted you must contact the chair and/or co-chair before the deadline of June 15th, 2018 at 5pm CST.

Educational Session Selection Committee Chair, Sharon Codr

Office Phone: 402-441-7250

Educational Session Selection Committee Co-Chair, Clare Severn

Office Phone: (402) 593-2310

Each presentation will be evaluated by committee review for quality, timelines and relevance with notification of selection or non-selection to the contact person on the submission form.