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EDUCATE

 

2022

Conference Committees

Conference Chair

     Rose White

Hotel Committee

     Virginia Smelser, Chair

Registration Committee

     Justin Crowther, Chair

Programs & Agenda

      Rose White, Chair 

     Justin Whipple

     Eric Carpenter

Sponsors & Industry Partners

     Kim White, Chair

     Patricia Ledford

Food & Entertainment

     2nd VP

     Sherri Maxfield

     Justin Whipple         

Technical Committee

     Eric Ritzman, Chair

     Shane Clark

911 Professional Awards

     Patricia Ledford, Chair

     Jimmy Long

     TBD Middle TN Rep

     Justin Crowther      

Senator Joe Haynes Award

     Eric Carpenter, Chair

     Rose White

     Kim Augustine

     John Stuermer

     Steve Martini

Golf Tournament

     Mark Archer, Chair

Site Selection Committee

      Rose White, Chair

     2nd VP, Vice Chair

     Kim White

    TBD, Middle TN Rep

     Justin Whipple

     Virginia Smelser

In 2022 we will be at the Embassy Suites & Convention Center in Murfreesboro. Check back often as we add details about this upcoming event.

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 

9-1-1 Professional Awards page or the Senator Joe Haynes Award page for more details and the nomination forms

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.