Young Professionals

APCO 2022 is a great opportunity for you to enhance both your personal and professional growth as a member of the public safety communications industry. Our goal is to ensure your experience at conference is one that is memorable and contributes to your success. To give you a good start with knowing what to expect, we have listed some helpful information below.

Young Professional Mixer
Monday, August 8, 2022
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Anaheim Marriott, Platinum Patio

Must have badge for entry. Come network with fellow young professionals (35 years of age or younger). Invitations will be sent via email in July.


Being involved in APCO’s Young Professional Committee has allowed me to see firsthand that there are many young professionals from all over the country trying to make a difference in Emergency Communications. The passion and drive that I’ve witnessed encourages me to believe that the profession is truly destined for great things as these new generations of leaders develop their support network and a deeper understanding of the profession outside of the center.

Some of my best friends and confidants are those that I’ve met through this committee and each year, that list continues to grow!

Zachary Dykes
President, Missouri Chapter of APCO

Your Conference, Your Way!

APCO International supports the young professional community by offering tailored programs, education, and events that are designed to help cultivate future leaders in the public safety communication industry. Make sure to check out these areas at conference.

Career Advancement Center
Take this opportunity to engage in discussions with experts from both the private and public sector on topics critical to your professional development. CEU’s are available.
Professional Development Sessions
Make sure to check out the different sessions in our Leadership Development track. CEU’s are available.
Think Tank Sessions
These short, 30-minute educational sessions are set in a relaxed environment where you can exchange ideas and experiences.
Keynote Addresses
Enjoy hearing from Brent Gleeson, Sarah Thomas and Matt Eversmann as they present on leadership, teamwork and resilience.