The 2022 Educational Conference and Industry Partner Show is now in full Planning Mode.
The Call For Speakers is open and you can submit your papers by going to www.tena911.com/speakers or follow the link in the menu above.
The Board has chosen to present the NENA Center Supervisor Course, which will run Friday, Sep.16, Saturday, Sep. 17, and Sunday, Sep. 18. Course registration information and cost can be found at 911 Center Supervisor Course.
The Board has decided that the Conference Registration and Hotel Reservations will open on June 1. For more information including Registration rates and Hotel Room fees go the Lodging page
PROGRAM & AGENDA
We are still building the tracks and speakers and the Call for Speakers is still open. To submit go to www.tena911.com/speakers.
We have confirmed our Keynote Speaker and leading us into this year’s Conference will be the Unstoppable Tracy Schmitt. With humor and motivation, she will inspire you to crush your obstacles and soar to the top! No matter where you are in life, sometimes you just need to be inspired. You are a great leader pushing to drive your inner power. That’s never easy. And sometimes you will feel like you can’t do it anymore, any better, or any other way. Well, in “Unstoppable You”, Unstoppable Tracy helps you see that you can conquer your impossible. With a laugh, Tracy helps you turn ordinary days into extraordinary today. Her mantra is, If I Can Do It, You Can Do It! What’s Your Excuse?
We know that not everyone plays golf but for those that do, we are planning on having our annual "Scramblin in the 'Boro" event on Sunday, Sep. 18 and we are finalizing those details. As soon as they are available, we will send it out.
Go to the Agenda page to see what is currently scheduled. Talented and knowledgeable educators from around Tennessee and the nation coming together to share their expertise with you.
The "Call For Speakers" is still open. Go to Call For Speakers page for more information and the submittal form.
The Networking time is also coming together. On Sunday there is "Scramblin' At the Cattails" golf tourney. You can enter as a single or pull together a foursome to have fun. Thanks to our sponsors, there will be good food and great fun on the greens. To find out more or to register go to the Golf Tournament page.
The Welcome Reception on Sunday evening will be at High Voltage in downtown Kingsport. There will be yard games, like cornhole, giant Jenga and giant Connect Four to have fun playing. The food will be catered by Center Street Grill & Smokehouse and they will be providing Pulled Pork and Pulled Chicken, with three sides and dessert and the entertainment will be provided by Well Dogs, a local Rock and Roll cover band playing well-known hits from the 60's right through to today. If that won't be enough excitement for you, then you can walk over to the Kingsport Axe House and take part in the latest fad, "ax-throwing". There will be coaches available to help. We will also have a shuttle service available running between the Meadowview and High Voltage.
Monday morning will start with the Opening Ceremony, with Tracy Eldridge providing the Keynote Address, and then the educational tracks will start in the afternoon. On Tuesday, the education will be all day. We will be hosting three roundtable discussions geared towards telecommunications, PSAP Managers, and ECD Directors. You will be able to discuss and learn from each other. On Tuesday afternoon TN-TERT will be having a Deployment table-top exercise where you can participate and learn in a classroom setting. The Super Session on Wednesday will feature Doug Showalter who promises to motivate you and keep you motivated.
On Tuesday evening we will host the Annual Banquet and Awards Ceremony, where we will honor some of the best in the state. If you know someone who is in that category and you would like to nominate them for an award, please go to
Our Industry Partners, as always, will be joining us and exhibiting the latest in equipment and technology.
Don't miss out on this annual event.
Shauna Atchison, Chair
Justin Crowther, Chair
Programs & Agenda
Rose White, Chair
Sponsors & Industry Partners
Kim White, Chair
Food & Entertainment
Eric Ritzman, Chair
911 Professional Awards
Patricia Ledford, Chair
Senator Joe Haynes Award
Eric Carpenter, Chair
Site Selection Committee
Rose White, Chair
Jeff Carney, Vice Chair