Spring 2019 CONFERENCE
March 10-13, 2019


Group Rate Code: SSCC

Hotel Information

Tan-Tar-A Resort
494 Tan Tara Drive
Osage Beach, Missouri 65065
Phone: 573-348-3131
Room Rate:  $115 plus $5 resort fee / 3% County Lodging and 5.475% State Tax

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For Questions / Comments: April Ford, (417) 358-7000 ext. 3300,

New for this Year!

Over 40 hours of Telecommunicator and Leadership Training!

Exhibitors Booths with exclusive time to meet with Commercial Partners!

What should I expect at the conference?

The Spring 2019 MPSCC Training Symposium is the premier event in Missouri for public safety communications officials working in 911, law enforcement, fire, EMS, and emergency operations centers.  Attendees will participate in a three (3) day conference comprised of over 40 educational hours, chapter meetings, day and evening events and dedicated exclusive time with commercial partners.

The conference committee has planned the exhibit and classroom spaces so attendees can conveniently walk to each area. The exhibit space will be spacious but arranged in a manner that allows attendees to visit with all of the exhibitors.

What is the location of the Spring Symposium?

The 2019 Spring Conference is being held at the Tan-Tar-A Resort on Lake of The Ozarks located in Osage Beach, Missouri.  While staying at Tan-Tar-A, you will experience a recently renovated resort, fine eating and modern conference areas.  Check it out on the web at

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What should first time attendees know?

Attending your first MPSCC can be overwhelming. A little bit of preparation, planning and advice can make a big difference.

Before the conference:

  • Make a plan for each day that includes classes and/or activities that interest you.
  • Make a list of questions you or your agency might have.
  • Review the session list and select which classes you would like to attend.
  • Choose classes with content that challenges your knowledge base.
  • Print your registration email confirmation before you leave for the conference. This will speed up your badge pickup and confirm you are registered.
  • Make sure to download the free conference app!  Information regarding the app will be posted closer to date on the conference website:

 During the conference:

  • Write down at least one take-away from each class/presentation.
  • Actively participate in classes, presentations and meetings.
  • Do not miss Monday’s ‘Welcome Reception’ and any other evening events – they are a great way to visit with vendors, network with other attendees, make new friends and renew friendships.
  • Visit as many exhibitors as you can – find out what they have to offer!
  • Pass out your business cards – so bring a good supply.  If you don’t have any – create some (with agency approval, of course).
  • Feel free to communicate with presenters – trade contact information to follow-up with presenters you especially enjoyed and learned from.
  • Feel free to ask presenters for copies of their presentations and/or materials.  Most are very willing to share.
  • PLEASE complete evaluations on each session and event you attend – these allow the conference committee to determine what to offer at future conferences, and gives them feedback on each instructor and speaker.
  • Approach at least one exhibitor you are not familiar with and learn about their product.
  • Write notes on business cards collected for follow-up.
  • Strike up a professional conversation with a fellow attendee.

 After the conference:

  • Make sure you completed evaluations on each session and event you attended!
  • Share your notes and identify action items for follow-up.
  • Download presentation materials, when available.
  • Follow-up on your business card collection or refer them to a colleague.

How do I get my agency to approve attendance?

Most agencies want to know that attendance will yield some tangible benefits, or positive return on investment.  A few ways to demonstrate these are:

  • Review the conference program and determine which presentations or sessions best benefit you, your team and your agency.
  • Identify those sessions that can improve you and your agencies productivity and efficiency, better utilize resources, and save money.
  • Understand the total cost to attend and ways to reduce them.  Register early to capture special discounts and reserve your hotel room at the host hotel to leverage group rates.
  • Identify specific professional training goals, tools and skills to bring back to your agency as well as networking objectives.
  • List the exhibitors you intend to visit and how you think they can help your agency.

How can I volunteer?

There are several ways you can volunteer:

  • Volunteers receive a discounted registration fee for the conference.
  • There are several areas to volunteer, including registration, class proctoring, ticket-taking and other areas.
  • Contact the MPSCC Conference Chairperson, April Ford, at for more information reference volunteering!

How much does it cost?

Standard Rate On or Prior to February 18, 2019
Attendee registration Full Symposium Conference – $249.00
Attendee registration Symposium Day Pass – $125.00

Banquet Ticket (For additional guests or anyone that is not registered for Full Conference.) – Coming Soon

Late Registration After February 18, 2019
Attendee registration Full Symposium Conference – $324.00
Attendee registration Symposium Day Pass – $163.00
Banquet Ticket (For additional guests or anyone that is not registered for Full Conference.) – Coming Soon