What is the MPSCC?
The Missouri Public Safety Communications Conference is dedicated to providing quality training, essential time with commercial partners and a venue for peer networking for all attendees – from the newest operator to the most senior Director. Our team strives to plan an event that will leave you feeling renewed and excited!
Each year, the MPSCC produces two very different conferences. In the spring, our large format conference strives to provide training for all facets of public safety communications, an expansive exhibit hall and ample time to network with peers from across the state.
During the fall however, we essential host two conferences within a conference – the Training Symposium and the Director’s Workshop. While all are welcome to attend the Training Symposium, the Director’s Workshop is specifically designed for those at the executive level – the decision-makers. This workshop allows for a time of peer networking, brainstorming, discussing critical issues and one-on-one time between the exhibitors and ECC decision makers.
No matter what conference you are planning to attend; you can be sure that you will be offered amazing food, essential training topics and a chance to make friends and develop a peer network from all over the state. We’re glad that you’re interested in attending the MPSCC and we hope to see you soon!
Meet Our Team
The MPSCC Committee is staffed by emergency communications professionals who volunteer their time and energy to ensure an amazing conference comes together! The committee is equally represented by members of the three Associations and is chaired by a trusted leader that is agreed upon by the Association Presidents. The Presidents serve as executive members of the Committee along with the Chair.
Jasper County Emergency Services
Missouri APCO President
Missouri State Highway Patrol
Missouri Nena President
Lee’s Summit Police Department
Missouri 911 Director's Association President
Wright County 9-1-1
Prior to 2015, the three Associations each held their own conferences. This led to each conference competing with each other for attendees, speakers and exhibitors. In 2015 the MPSCC was formed. The inaugural MPSCC was held in the Spring of 2015 at Union Station in St. Louis. Since then, the MPSCC Committee has worked hard to produce two conferences each year (excluding 2020).
Fall 2023 University Plaza in Springfield
Spring 2023 Margaritaville in Osage Beach
Fall 2022 Embassy Suites in Kansas City
Spring 2022 Chateau on the Lake in Branson
Fall 2021 Oasis Hotel and Convention Center in Springfield
Spring 2021 Margaritaville in Osage Beach
2020 Cancelled due to COVID pandemic
Fall 2019 Embassy Suites in Kansas City
Spring 2019 Margaritaville in Osage Beach
Fall 2018 Oasis Hotel and Convention Center in Springfield
Spring 2018 Union Station in St. Louis
Fall 2017 Tan-Tar-A in Osage Beach
Spring 2017 Hilton on the Landing in Branson
Fall 2016 Oasis Hotel and Convention Center in Springfield
Spring 2016 Holiday Inn Executive Center in Columbia
Fall 2015 Holiday Inn Executive Center in Columbia
Spring 2015 Union Station in St. Louis
Value to Profession
based on spring 2023 end of session survey results
The MPSCC is the perfect place to continue your professional development. The MPSCC offers quality and timely training in a variety of tracks. No matter your calling, position or title, you are sure to walk away benefiting from a session you attended.
The MPSCC is the only conference in Missouri that provides your the opportunity to interact with numerous public-safety communications professionals and commercial partners. We encourage attendees to network and make lasting friendships and support networks.
Each conference provides you with multiple chances to explore the exhibit hall, interact with commercial partners and discover current and emergency technologies, equipment and furniture that benefit the emergency communications center.
Learn what is going on at the state and national level regarding legislation and funding. Each conference provides you the opportunity to attend chapter meetings for the three Associations – Missouri APCO, Missouri NENA and the 9-1-1 Directors Association.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT?
Tips for first time attendees
Registration is key to the conference. It helps us predict our food numbers, helps us ensure we have enough hotel rooms and helps make sure we know about any food allergies before you arrive to the venue. Registration is typically open to and through the conference, but if you register early you can take advantage of the early bird pricing. Check out the Registration Information page for more information and current registration pricing.
Like the Boy Scouts, a good public-safety communications professional is always prepared! That goes double for conferences such as the MPSCC. Be sure to pack appropriate clothing for not just class time, but for any themed events and meals that are being offered. Make sure to bring something to take notes with and never skimp on the comfy shoes! While a large portion of your conference time will be in the classroom, you will also be on your feet when you are walking around the exhibit hall!
At the conference, you represent your agency. We recommend that during the day you wear department-approved attire or business causal attire. During the evening, be sure to pack for themed event nights.
Typically, most meals will be provided when the conference is going on. We typically have one evening meal that is not provided so that agencies can go out with their people or meet with our exhibitors. As the conference gets closer, be sure to check the meals and events page to see what is on the menu. If you have a dietary restriction, please let us know when you register.
Come for the training, but don’t forget to enjoy yourself too! The MPSCC works hard to provide a place where you can learn, relax and network with your peers throughout the state. Typically we will have a welcome reception and another form of entertainment throughout the week. Be sure to check out the meals and events page for more information on what we are offering for this conference!
On the first day of the conference or your first day at the conference, you’ll need to go to our registration booth to check in. Here, you will collect your attendee badge, a copy of the schedule matrix and any attendee gift we may have.
No matter the conference, spring or fall, we work hard to ensure that essential and timely training is being offered at the MPSCC. We aim to have a tentative schedule and a list of class topics out 1-2 months in advance of the conference. Be sure to read through the session descriptions and create your battle plan! Sessions are typically 1-4 hours in length and multi-hour sessions will break every 50 minutes (so that you can stretch your legs or use the restroom!
In order to get credit for your sessions, you’ll be required to sign in using our mobile application. Don’t worry, this doesn’t require you to download anything onto your phone and you can actually do it from a laptop or web browser.
The Conference App will allow you to learn about the sessions we have to offer, meet the speakers, view the schedule and learn about our vendors.
Once the conference is completed, check your email for session certificates and an end-of-conference survey.