Deadline: July 10, 2023

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Call For Speakers

Our Conferences are not possible without profession leaders and knowledgeable speakers like you!

About the Fall Conference

The fall MPSCC is a unique experience for all involved. This conference is a combination of a training symposium open to all emergency communications professionals – operations, technical, and administrative alike – followed by a Director’s workshop that is exclusively for executive and administrative-level staff.




The Missouri Public Safety Communications Conference is seeking speakers to teach essential skills, grow our peers and inspire current and future leaders of Missouri’s Emergency Communication profession. 

For this conference, we are looking for lectures, workshops, panel discussions and other types of interactive sessions for all levels of service – from the newest frontline operator to the most seasoned center Director. Attended by approximately 200 EC professionals, this conference is a great way to ensure your message is widely received in Missouri!

The profession cannot grow without inspiration, and that is where you come in! Share your knowledge, experiences, and stories to help inspire those who serve their community!

Requested Topics

Requested topics from attendees of the last two conferences.
  • Active Shooter
  • Bullying
  • Interacting with Field Responders
  • Coping with a call that the call taker personally knows
  • Radio Techniques
  • Domestic Violence
  • Emergency Medical Dispatch related sessions
  • How to be a great trainee
  • Mental health crisis call taking
  • Multi-jurisdictional dispatching
  • New attendee orientation
  • How to be a good trainee
  • Public speaking
  • Developing a training program
  • Quality review
  • QA process
  • Bullying
  • Supervision and management sessions
  • Conflict resolution
  • Problem-solving and resolution
  • Career progression/development paths
  • How to be a good leader/supervisor
  • Leadership development sessions
  • Continuing education for veteran supervisors
  • Cybersecurity threats and intervention 
  • Creating policies and procedures
  • Impacts of Missouri Amendment 3 and legal issues surrounding medical marijuana
  • Impacts of command-level decisions of staff
  • Legal and HR aspects of social media
  • Engagement with the overnight shift
  • Director-specific leadership topics
  • Employee off-boarding/exit interviews
  • Mental health crisis dispatching
  • Mental health awareness
  • PTSD and complex PTSD sessions (non-incident specific)
  • Missouri 988
  • Nightshift blues 

New Speaker Information

We require some basic information about you and your session. The information gathered helps us produce our pre-conference material such as our website and mobile application. It also ensures we can review your material to verify it meets training certification requirements.

Some things you’ll be asked for: 

  • Session Title
  • Length in hours of the session
  • What conference days you are available to present 
  • Who your target audience demographic is (executive level, technical, frontline, trainers…)
  • Your speaking experience
  • Speaker information
    • Name
    • Title
    • Agency/Organization/Company
    • Contact number
    • Contact email
    • Quality photo
    • Short biography (100 word maximum)

You should receive a confirmation that your submission was received. Once the deadline has passed, the Education committee will reach out and let you know if you have been selected to speak or not. Before the Conference, selected speakers will receive a Speaker Agreement that lists their responsibilities as well as the day and time of their presentation. 

Yes, everyone who attends the conference – attendee, presenter, committee member and commercial partner alike are required to register. The Education Committee will help you get through that process.

Typical sessions run anywhere from one to four hours. If you have a multi-hour session, please take a  10-minute break at 50 minutes in of every hour so attendees (and you) can stretch, get a drink, or use the restroom.

Here are some things you should know about your big day!

  • Show up at least an hour early the day you present.
  • You are required to check in at registration where you will be presented a name badge along with any additional items that come with your registration.
  • You will be provided a conference matrix or schedule of events. This document includes the room name and time of your session. You should be outside of your room no later than 10 minutes before your session. 
  • You need to bring your own computer. We provide the projectors but you provide the computer.
  • If you have a computer or tablet that requires a special adapter to connect to HDMI, you will need to provide that adapter as well.
  • You will have a proctor assigned to you who will introduce you, provide conference reminders, and assist you with handouts as needed.

Yes! Bring yourself and your computer! 

You can also bring handouts and course materials, but you must print them and bring them yourselves. You can also provide course handouts to the Education Committee for inclusion in the mobile application. 

Attendees are required to sign in and complete a brief session survey for each session they attend. About a month after the end of the conference, you will receive an email containing an end-of-session report from the Education committee that will provide you with a number of attendees, agencies, and other attendee demographics as well as your sessions survey results.

Our Venue

University Plaza Hotel & Convention Center

333 South John Q Hammons Parkway Springfield, MO 56806

Nearest Airports

  • Springfield-Branson National Airport (SGF) 9 Miles // ~20 MIN Drive

    Services American Airlines, Allegiant, Delta and United.

  • Tulsa International Airport (TUL) 178 Miles // ~2HR 43 MIN Drive

    Services Allegiant, American Airlines, Breeze Airways, Delta, Southwest and United.

  • Kansas City International (MCI) 185 Miles // ~3HR Drive

    Services Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, Allegiant, American Airlines, Delta, Frontier, jetBlue, Southwest, Spirit, and United.

  • St. Louis Lambert International (STL) 218 Miles // ~3HR 20 MIN Drive

    Services Air Canada, Southern Airways Express, Alaska Airlines, American, Cape Air, Delta, Frontier, Southwest, Spirit and United.